There is even a party planned in Emerald Isle!
Tax Day tea parties expected to number more than 1,000
'We don't necessarily need mainstream media anymore'
Posted: March 19, 2009
10:15 pm Eastern
By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
While WND has been tracking 170 individual tea parties across the nation, one group has announced it is planning rallies in 1,000 cities and towns on April 15.
The American Family Association, or AFA, is coordinating 1,000 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 just days ago so volunteer organizers may register their protests with AFA. The website also provides a list of other protests across the nation that are not organized by AFA.
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Michael DePrimo, special counsel to AFA President Tim Wildmon, told WND that AFA has been inundated with e-mails from citizens who want to attend or organize tea parties in their own cities.
"We're trying to get people to attend these and we're also encouraging others if there is no tea party in their community to start their own," he said. "All we're trying to do is really generate activity to try to try to get people to attend these rallies to really send a message to Washington."
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.
While many mainstream media outlets have provided little to no coverage of the nation's numerous tea parties so far, DePrimo said the growing movement is proof that Americans no longer need them to launch a widespread revolution.
"I think the media does whatever the media choose to do," he said. "We're all aware that the media have a liberal bias. I suppose if it's big enough, they will report on it. If they think it really may spur some change in Washington that the media elites don't want, they may ignore the story altogether."
De Primo continued, "The good news is that with the Internet, Facebook, texting and with all the ways we can communicate today, we don't necessarily need the mainstream media anymore. The message can get out without them."
AFA lists tea party organizers from various cities to coordinate the April 15 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:
Pinson, Brewton, Killen, Calera, Fairhope, Dadeville, Alabaster, Birmingham, Montgomery
Monticello, Little Rock, Searcy, El Dorado, Russellville, Magnolia, Rogers, Harrison, Pocahontas, Yellville
Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Phoenix, El Mirage, Yuma
Highland, Camarillo, Fontana, Lancaster, Roseville, San Clemente, Cambria, Spring Valley, Lakeside, Exeter, San Jose, Pleasanton, Yuba City, Turlock, El Cajon, Ventura, Sacramento, Rancho Palos Verdes, Fresno, Porterville, Palmdale, Valencia, San Marcos, Modesto, Orange, Woodland Hills, La Palma, Fremont, Temecula, Rancho Cucamonga, Valencia, Taft
Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Denver, Coaldale, Delta,
Casselberry, Saint Petersburg, Deland, Orange Park, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Vero Beach, Homestead, Lake Worth, Cape Coral, Howey in the Hills, Zephyrhills, Mulberry, Lecanto, Rockledge, Hollywood, Clearwater, Homosassa, Windermere, Niceville, Orlando, Callahan, Winter Springs, Melbourne, Stuart, Sarasota, Jacksonville, Lake Placid, Delray Beach, Bowling Green, Lake City, Dunnellon, Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Satsuma
Adairsville, Savannah, Lawrenceville, Douglasville, Coolidge, Dudley, Monticello, Columbus, Duluth, Hoschton, Dahlonega, Carrollton, Blairsville, Martin, Ashburn, Loganville
Staunton, South Elgin, Aurora, Elizabethtown, Riverton, Saint Elmo, Niles, Oswego, Bloomington, Savoy, Highland, Naperville, Arthur, Downers Grove, Machesney Park, Marion, Mackinaw
Crown Point, West Lafayette, Marion, Goshen, Peru, North Judson, Columbus, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Granger, Connersville, New Albany, Sellersburg, Terre Haute, Greenwood, South Bend
Louisville, Richmond, Goshen, Burlington, Ft. Mitchell
Denham Springs, Baton Rouge, Deridder, Sorrento, Walker, Saint Francisville
North Attleboro, Pembroke, Shrewsbury, Peabody
Baltimore, Cumberland, Brandywine, Oakland, Bel Air, Denton, Mount Airy, Pasadena, West Enfield
Caledonia, West Bloomfield, Auburn Hills, Holland, Fife Lake, Flushing, Saline, Almont, Macomb, Ray, Kalamazoo, Monroe, Owosso, Roscommon, Waterford, Grand Haven, Lamont, Montague
Hopkins, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Milaca, Lakeville
Kirksville, Cassville, Lees Summit Mpo, Sunrise Beach, Saint Charles, Galena, Saint Joseph, Mountain Grove, Springfield, Columbia, Altenburg, Harrisonville, Grain Valley, Dutchtown, Marshall, Ballwin, High Ridge, Rolla, Farmington
Jackson, Meridian, Madison, Raymond, Newton, Ripley, Petal, Terry, Biloxi, Tupelo, Lucedale, Jackson, Greenwood, Purvis
Helena, Corvallis, Glendive, Billings, Stevensville
Fayetteville, Wilmington, Maysville, Walnut Cove, Statesville, Wilmington, Henderson, Lincolnton, Supply, Elizabeth City, Richlands, Morehead City, Matthews, Pfafftown, Thomasville, Emerald Isle, Morganton
Windham, Newport, Newmarket, Auburn, Nashua
Sussex, Wharton, Crosswicks, Thorofare
Las Vegas, Mesilla Park, Portales, Alamogordo, Clovis
Las Vegas, Mesquite
Massapequa, Randolph, Riverhead, Avon, Lake Grove, Corning, Lindenhurst, Holtsville, Wading River, Schenectady, Camillus
Grove City, Dublin, Novelty, Cleveland, Trenton, Garrettsville, Johnstown, Middlefield, Springfield, Dayton, Germantown, Fayette, Newark, Amanda, Eastlake, Youngstown, Waynesville, Lucasville, Heath, Franklin, Toledo
Tulsa, Ardmore, Bartlesville, Marland, Lawton, Stigler, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Prague
Bend, Lake Oswego, Lincoln City, Terrebonne, Hermiston, Newberg, Grants Pass, Vernonia, Portland
Lancaster, Milford, Greensburg, Malvern, Clymer, Franklin, East Stroudsburg, Southampton, Harriburg, Wexford, Coraopolis, Allentown
Laurens, Moncks Corner, Myrtle Beach, Conway, Gaffney, Florence, Sumter, Easley, Columbia, Pickens, Spartanburg
Clarksville, Franklin, Crossville, Manchester, Strawberry Plains, Greeneville, Kingston, Rutledge, Kingsport, Knoxville, Brentwood, Newbern
Cypress, Ropesville, McAllen, Bryan, Lyford, Abilene, Wimberley, Eddy, Lewisville, Edinburg, Amarillo, Houston, San Angelo, Austin, Victoria, College Station, Muleshoe, Magnolia, Snyder, San Antonio, Missouri City, Round Rock, Carrollton, Beaumont, Georgetown, Plano, Huffman, Newark, Rockwall, Larue, Plano, Wichita Falls, New Braunfels, Quitman, Killeen, Lewisville, Richardson, Frisco
Smithfield, Saint George, Tremonton
Callaway, Vinton, Aylett, Moneta, Virginia Beach, Burke, Midlothian, Urbanna, Prince George, Spotsylvania
Olympia, Kirkland, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Richland
Appleton, Hales Corners, Reedsville, Sheboygan Falls, Fort Atkinson, Milwaukee
Newell, Huntington, Beeson, Fairmont, Glenville
As reported earlier, WND has been tracking more than 170 tea parties in addition to the AFA list.
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