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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:
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
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
Bloomsbury, Caldwell, Colts Neck, Hillside, Jackson, Keansburg, Landing, Manahawkin, Milltown, Wayne, Westfield
Candor, Commack, Greene, Huntington, Kew Gardens, Lindenhurst, Lyons, Marion,
Massapequa, Norwich, Olean, Port Jervis, Poughkeepsie, Shoreham,
Smithtown, Utica, Warrensburg
Denver, Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Kernersville, King,
Kure Beach, Maysville, Morganton, Murfreesboro, Newton, Shelby,
Wilmington, Winston Salem
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
Boiling Springs, Columbia, Moncks Corner, Myrtle Beach, Spartanburg, Townville, York
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
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
Margate – Saturday, July 4, time to be announced, Washington and Amherst Avenue
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. – 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.