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By Michelle Malkin  •  March 30, 2009 05:02 PM

Just 15 days until the Tax Day Tea Party protest! 300 cities and counting.

Your places for all the latest planning developments, as always:

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Check out the full list of TDTP sponsors and supporting organizations here.

Get some Tax Day Tea Party gear here. (Just ordered the iTeaParty t-shirt.)

And track #teaparty tweeters here.

Reader Amy writes: “Hi! I am a graphic artist. I put together some sign artwork (for all of those who may not have time to make a homemade sign….) from some of the tea party slogans I have seen and put them on a web page so that they are free and downloadable. The art is set up so you can take them to a local copy shop and print inexpensive 11″ x 17″ color copies on cardstock. You can download the signs, post the link… pass it on!”

The Cape Coral FL Tea Party, reportedly canceled over the weekend, is back on again. Details here.

Tea Party activists will be appearing on the Glenn Beck show in the next hour.

Momentum has snowballed phenomenally since we started reporting on the tax revolt movement five weeks ago. People have even started e-mailing around the Mesa AZ protest photo round-up as a viral e-mail. Too funny. There are now lots of national figures on board — and many more trying to run in front of the parade. The grass-roots, however, are keeping it real. And that is critically important.

This is about you, your families, and your voices being heard in opposition to confiscatory policies and reckless bailouts supported by too many public servants in both parties.

Reader Chris writes:

We had a great “Tea Party” Rally in Decatur, Al on the 28th. The local press would not give us hardly any air time or press. We did manage to get a little press but the weather was pronounced to be extremely bad on Saturday, yet we had not a drop of rain and the weather was great. We had a great turnout with some just driving up as we were shutting down. They said that they heard it announced on the Radio just as we were shutting down.

Thanks for the help you gave us in posting the Rally.

Keep up the Fight, and we will keep fighting too!

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If you go to the TDTP site, you’ll be able to find all the registered Tea Party events by state. Lots of readers have also e-mailed me with personal requests to post their events on my blog. Here’s a round-up. Trying to get all of you in:

From reader Stuart:

Michelle,

Your help in getting out the word about upcoming tea party on April 15th in Arizona. Thanks for all you do!

What: Phoenix Tax Day Tea Party
When: Wed., April 15, 2009 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Where: Arizona State Capitol, Senate Lawn
What: Tucson Tax Day Tea Party
When: Wed., April 15, 2009 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: El Presidio Park, Downtown Tucson

Reader Dick:

Michelle:

Please help Montanans by giving this some words in your columns for the next few days. We are in Bozeman, MT; but we hope to reach others in the state. Your column can help, as you have many fans here.

‘Conservatives for the Constitution’ – a group of people who are fed up with the last 62 days of Constitution- shredding in Washington D.C. – is going to march on the Montana State Legislature in Helena. The march will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2009 (This *coming Saturday*!), and we plan to be in place at the State Capitol by 7:45 am. The objective is to make known our outrage and disgust with the ‘stimulus’ funds earmarked for Montana, which will be considered by the State Legislature in the next few days.

There is also a Tea Party being planned by locals in Bozeman, MT on Tax Day. That is a separate event, and will likely be after the Legislature adjourns.

Thank you for any play you can give this story.

Washington DC:

The Tax Day Tea Party protest will be held at Lafayette Park in Washington DC from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on April 15th!

The schedule for the day will be:
1000 People start to gather at Lafayette Park
1100-beginning of program at Lafayette Park
Welcome
Presentation of the colors
Pledge of allegiance
National anthem and other patriotic music by the Freedom Quartet
Scheduled speakers (to be announced)
Open mic to the public
1200-1330-move to Treasury Building for part 2 of the party and listen to the guest speakers there
1330-1430- back to Lafayette Park for more speakers
Sign parade across the stage
Open mic to the public
Closing remarks and thank you’s
1430-1455- pack up everything
1500-1600- site pick up and socializing.

Reader Bob:

We are planning a tax revolt Tea Party in Prospect Heights, Illinois on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 9 A.M. , on the corner of Camp McDonald and Elmhurst Roads.

This revolt is right before a local election on April 7, 2009 when they are asking to raise our taxes through a referendum. Any notoriety will be appreciated. Regards, Bob Boyer, THE GADFLY.

From Amy in NJ:

Trenton Tea Party
125 W State St.
Trenton NJ
April 15th 11:30 to 4:00

Reader Edna:

You are invited to attend and speak at the Citrus County Tea Party on April 18, 2009, 12-3P, Old Historical Courthouse, One Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida.

From Sgt Tim:

FYI, we are organizing an April 15th Tea Party here in Blair County, PA. It will be noon to 2 PM with further information on where made available early next week.

The web site http://www.blaircountyteaparty.com/ has contact information.

Reader Terence:

If at all possible, please have/make the following event listed as a “local Long Island” event. It involves a subject matter that is of great importance to many people.

The event organizer is John J. Stevens.
Event: Freedom Friday Tea Party
Location : Northport Harbor, Long Island,
New York – April 3rd

Reader Bob:

The students at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia are having the Colonial Area Tea Party protest on the 11th of April (a Saturday) at 1 PM. The location is the Crim Dell on the campus itself. What is unique here is that this is, to me knowledge, the only college student led protest in Virginia and possibly the nation. Also, the protest will be quite close to Colonial Williamsburg, the heart of the American Revolution.

Glenn Reynolds has more photos/posts on Tea Party events from the weekend.

Sissy Willis posts on the Essex County Tea Party on Boston’s north shore.

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