Tea Party –
I have only one post today. It is critical that as many people as possible go to Washington DC. There are counter protests so we need large numbers.
From Michelle Malkin:
By Michelle Malkin • March 19, 2010 09:19 AM
Yesterday, I told you about the Tea Party protest scheduled for high noon at the Capitol tomorrow. More groups are joining in.
GOP congressional leaders, activists, and actor Jon Voight are scheduled to speak:
WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — An unprecedented coalition of grassroots and “tea party” groups is launching the final push before a possible vote by the House. Coming together under the auspices of the American Grassroots Coalition, various events held by different groups will be coordinated, including a noon rally at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, a candlelight vigil and “virtual vigil” leading up to the vote.
“All of the groups have a mutual goal — to band together to communicate the frustration of the people and demand the termination of this health bill legislation,” said Jennifer Hulsey, Co-Founder of American Grassroots Coalition.
The past two weeks has seen the “Take The Town Halls To Washington” initiative get nearly 1,000 people to DC to meet with approximately 30 Congressman. The event culminated in the rally at Taft Park near the Capitol, which was sponsored by Tea Party Express. Over 1,500 people assembled to rally against the health care bill and then meet with their representatives.
While the Capitol Police diverted the stage and sound for the park rally, grass roots activists innovated and used a park bench and bull horn to get their message to the attendees!
The following actions are planned for the next 72 hours:
* Calling campaigns to the House by constituents to vote no on the bill
* “Talk to Washington” health care town halls in Mississippi, Pennsylvania and other states
* Code Red rally in Washington, DC at 12 noon on Saturday at Upper Senate Park…Continue Reading
The following is a comment on CitizenWell’s blog:
Tea Partiers should know—you will not be alone in DC this weekend
Posted by: acorcoran | March 19, 2010
“There are two huge demonstrations that have been scheduled for months involving demonstrators that will not see eye-to-eye with Tea Party activists.”
First there is the International ANSWER anti-war demonstration tomorrow, Saturday, the 20th. The organizers are primarily Marxists, labor union, immigrant advocates and Muslim activists. They are an angry group often calling themselves anarchists (although they don’t understand the definition of anarchist!).
Also, happening this weekend on Sunday is a demonstration expected to draw tens of thousands of Open Borders advocates with a large contingent of immigrant marchers. This demonstration has also been organized for some time by this front group of George Soros and the Tides Foundation. It involves many church groups—Catholics, Lutherans and the crop walk people—Church World Service. Obviously I wouldn’t expect them to be threatening but they are also being organized by LABOR UNIONS (we have seen what their thugs can do) and I suspect that many of the “anarchists” from the Saturday demonstration will be staying over to help their immigrant advocate friends.”