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Planning for Round 2 of the nation’s tea parties is under way – with more than 350 cities planning protests for Independence Day.

While WND has been tracking 34 upcoming tea parties across the nation, the American Family Association has posted a list of rallies in 366 cities and 47 states for July 4.

AFA is sponsoring Taxed Enough Already, or TEA, parties to be held at 12 p.m. in front of city halls across the nation.

The organization launched a Tea Party Day website before the Tax Day events so volunteer organizers may register their protests with AFA.

Michael DePrimo, special counsel to AFA President Tim Wildmon, told WND that AFA is still being inundated with e-mails from citizens who want to attend or organize tea parties in their own cities.

“Our goal is simply to keep the grass-roots organizations mobilized,” he said. “We want to keep people pumped up and excited, and we want them to continue to knock on the door of Congress and the White House.”

DiPrimo continued, “We don’t want people to think of it as a one-time event and then have it fall by the wayside. Every time you look in your wallet, think that 40 percent of what’s in there goes to the government in taxes.”

The tea party website asks, Are you fed up with a Congress and a president who:

  • vote for a $500 billion tax bill without even reading it?
  • are spending trillions of borrowed dollars, leaving a debt our great-grandchildren will be paying?
  • consistently give special interest groups billions of dollars in earmarks to help get themselves re-elected?
  • want to take your wealth and redistribute it to others?
  • punish those who practice responsible financial behavior and reward those who do not?
  • admit to using the financial hurt of millions as an opportunity to push their political agenda?
  • run up trillions of dollars of debt and then sell that debt to countries such as China?
  • want government-controlled health care?
  • want to take away the right to vote with a secret ballot in union elections?
  • refuse to stop the flow of millions of illegal immigrants into our country?
  • appoint a defender of child pornography to the No. 2 position in the Justice Department?
  • want to force doctors and other medical workers to perform abortions against their will?
  • want to impose a carbon tax on your electricity, gas and home-heating fuels?
  • want to reduce your tax deductibility for charitable gifts?
  • take money from your family budget to pay their federal budget?

The group encourages tea party attendees to bring a cell phone and call the president, 202-456-1414, and Congress, 202-224-3121, while attending the rallies.

AFA lists tea party organizers from various cities to coordinate the July 4 events and is rapidly adding more by the day. DePrimo said volunteers who do not see their location on the list should visit the Tea Party Day website to add their tea party information. The current list includes the following towns and cities:

Alaska

Anchorage, Wasilla

Alabama

Birmingham, Daphne, Florence, Fort Payne, Gadsen, Hartselle, Headland, Huntsville, Killen, Scottsboro

Arkansas

Bella Vista, Conway, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Mountain Home, Mulberry, West Memphis

Arizona

Arizona City, Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Marana, Mesa, Tucson, Vernon

California

Bloomington, Buena Park, Fallbrook, Irvine, La Quinta, Laguna Woods, Long Beach, Los Olivos, Napa, San Clemente, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Simi Valley, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Tracy, Yuba City

Colorado

Arvada, Carbondale, Cripple Creek, Evans, Peyton, Sterling

Connecticut

Glastonbury, New Milford

Florida

Arcadia, Bell, Brandon, Bronson, Deland, Estero, Fernandina Beach, Gainesville, Gulf Breeze, Homestead, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Lithia, Miami, Navarre, North Port, Port Charlotte, Royal Palm Beach, Saint Johns, Seminole, Tallahassee, Venice, West Palm Beach, Wildwood

Georgia

Albany, Alpharetta, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Columbus, Duluth, Enigma, Fayetteville, Hiawassee, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Mcdonough, Newnan, Richmond Hill, Savannah, Senoia, Sunny Side, Tunnel Hill, Valdosta

Hawaii

Kihei

Iowa

Burlington

Idaho

Almo, Garden City, Idaho Falls, Nampa, Pocatello, Sagle

Illinois

Arthur, Barrington, Berwyn, Bloomington, Champaign, Chicago, Flora, Hoffman Estates, Joliet, Moline, Palatine, Pekin, Peoria, Rolling Meadows, Spring Grove

Indiana

Columbus, Knox, Lafayette, Otterbein, Rossville, Terre Haute, Warsaw, Westfield, Zionsville

Kansas

Athol, Garden City, Olathe, Overland Park, Salina

Kentucky

Jenkins, Richmond, Utica

Louisiana

Covington, Deridder, Leesville, Maurepas, Minden, New Iberia, Slidell, Sulphur

Massachusetts

Fall River, Middleboro, West Roxbury

Maryland

Lutherville Timonium, Silver Spring

Maine

South Portland

Michigan

Big Rapids, Byron Center, Clare, Farmington, Fife Lake, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Hersey, Holland, Jackson, New Baltimore, Owosso, Port Huron, Taylor

Minnesota

Walker, Watertown, Winona

Missouri

Doniphan, Eureka, Kansas City, Saint Peters, Springfield

Mississippi

Forest, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Purvis, Ridgeland, Tupelo

Montana

Billings, Boyd, Sunburst

Nebraska

Omaha

Nevada

Eureka, Gardnerville, Las Vegas, Reno

New Hampshire

Berlin, Keene

New Jersey

Bloomsbury, Caldwell, Colts Neck, Hillside, Jackson, Keansburg, Landing, Manahawkin, Milltown, Wayne, Westfield

New Mexico

Clovis, Hobbs

New York

Camden,
Candor, Commack, Greene, Huntington, Kew Gardens, Lindenhurst, Lyons, Marion,
Massapequa, Norwich, Olean, Port Jervis, Poughkeepsie, Shoreham,
Smithtown, Utica, Warrensburg

North Carolina

Buxton,
Denver, Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Kernersville, King,
Kure Beach, Maysville, Morganton, Murfreesboro, Newton, Shelby,
Wilmington, Winston Salem

North Dakota

Williston

Ohio

Bascom, Cleveland, Columbus, Defiance, Galion, Girard, Mansfield, Medina, Newark, Republic, Sylvania, Wellsville, Zanesville

Oklahoma

Atoka, Bartlesville, Bixby, Hulbert, Jenks, Oklahoma City, Okmulgee, Sasakwa, Tulsa

Oregon

Beaverton, Clatskanie, Eugene, Newberg, Veneta

Pennsylvania

Bernville, Canonsburg, Chicora, Erie, Greensburg, Johnstown, Linesville, Somerset, Union City

Rhode Island

Pawtucket

South Carolina

Boiling Springs, Columbia, Moncks Corner, Myrtle Beach, Spartanburg, Townville, York

South Dakota

Belle Fourche, Rapid City

Tennessee

Cordova, Franklin, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kingsport, Knoxville, Munford, Paris, Signal Mountain

Texas

Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Azle, Bastrop, Bedford, Big Spring, Borger, Clyde, College Station, Coppell, Coppell, Copperas Cove, Crockett, Crowley, Dallas, Denton, Dublin, Duncanville, Friendswood, Garland, Gatesville, Gilmer, Graham, Grapevine, Hamlin, Howe, Kerrville, Laredo, League City, Lewisville, Lindale, Livingston, Lumberton, Melissa, Midland, Orange, Palestine, Paris, Plano, San Antonio, Sealy, Spring, Staples, Stephenville, Sugar Land, Tomball, Tye, Uvalde, Waco, Weatherford, Wylie

Utah

Bountiful, Orem, Saint George, Springville, Washington

Virginia

Abingdon, Midlothian, Woodbridge

Vermont

Essex Junction

Washington

Bellingham, Bothell, Clarkston, Granite Falls, Greenacres, Puyallup, Wenatchee

Wisconsin

Antigo, Fort Atkinson, Kaukauna, Superior, Wausau, Clarksburg, Greybull, Riverton

WND has been hosting its own tea party forum so citizens can exchange ideas, information and announcements about the “revolution.” WND readers have been sending information on upcoming tea parties, including the following 34 protests being planned in 19 states and Washington, D.C.:

California

Buena Park – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. at city hall, 6650 Beach Blvd., bring flags, banners, signs; lunch to follow

Los Angeles – Saturday, July 4, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Santa Monica Pier

San Diego – Saturday, July 4, time and place to be announced

San Francisco – Saturday, July 4, time and place to be announced

Colorado

Denver – Saturday, July 4, time and place to be announced

Florida

Walton Beach – Sunday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1540 Miracle Strip Pkwy

Orlando – Saturday, July 4, time and place to be announced

Georgia

Atlanta – Saturday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the capitol building located at 206 Washington St.

Watkinsville – Saturday, May 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Oconee County Veterans Memorial Park

Illinois

Chicago – From Saturday, July 4, at 7 p.m. to Sunday, July 5, at 5 a.m. at Belmont Harbor on Lake Shore Drive

Louisiana

Lake Charles – Saturday, July 4, time and place to be announced

Massachusetts

Boston – Saturday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Griffin Harbor on Congress Street Bridge

Michigan

Petoskey – Friday, May 1, 2 p.m., downtown in Pennsylvania Park

Minnesota

St. Paul – Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., state capitol building

Mississippi

Jackson – Saturday, May 16, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.on the steps of the capitol building

Laurel – Saturday, July 4, location to be announced

Montana

Billings – Saturday, July 4, location to be announced

New Jersey

Margate – Saturday, July 4, time to be announced, Washington and Amherst Avenue

New York

New York – Saturday, July 4, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at South Street Seaport and Pier 17

White Plains – Saturday, April 25, time to be determined, at county office building at 148 Martin Ave

Oregon

Medford – Saturday, April 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia – Saturday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Independence Mall

Valley Forge Park – Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m., Valley Forge Rd and Gulph Rd., in grassy location behind arch near bus parking lot

Tennessee

Jackson – Friday, April 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Liberty Gardens, 38 Channing Way, people should bring tailgate items such as grills, food, tea

Texas

Austin – Saturday, July 4, time and location to be announced

Dallas – Saturday, July 4, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Victory Park

Fort Worth – Saturday, July 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cowtown Bar & Grill

Kerr County – Friday, April 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Guadalupe River at Louise Hays Park pavillion, speakers, barbecue, please feel free to bring children

Waco – Saturday, July 4, time and location to be announced

Virginia

Annandale – Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, July 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Upper Senate Park adjacent to Capitol building on north side

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Sept. 12, march on the capitol

Wyoming

Cheyenne – July 4, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the state capitol building

Are you planning a tea party? WND is your place to launch the tea party revolution. If you would like to include your tea party in this list, send the city, date, time, location and point of contact to WND.


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