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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:


Anchorage, Wasilla


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


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


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


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


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


Glastonbury, New Milford


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


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






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


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


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


Athol, Garden City, Olathe, Overland Park, Salina


Jenkins, Richmond, Utica


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


Fall River, Middleboro, West Roxbury


Lutherville Timonium, Silver Spring


South Portland


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


Walker, Watertown, Winona


Doniphan, Eureka, Kansas City, Saint Peters, Springfield


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


Billings, Boyd, Sunburst




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

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

North Carolina

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

North Dakota



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


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


Beaverton, Clatskanie, Eugene, Newberg, Veneta


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

Rhode Island


South Carolina

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

South Dakota

Belle Fourche, Rapid City


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


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


Bountiful, Orem, Saint George, Springville, Washington


Abingdon, Midlothian, Woodbridge


Essex Junction


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


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.:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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