Update 2: My co-organizers have been busy, busy, busy and hard at work preparing for the tea party. Thank you ladies!!! The Little Liberty Tea Wrappers (as I call them!) are online!! Go here for the jpg, and here for the pdf. Print some out to wrap around your tea bags that we are going to send to Washington D.C. I believe that we will bring some to use as well. Also, check out the new website that my co-organizer created as a clearinghouse (and more) for our movement.
Update: The official national tea party movement has a list of sign slogans here, a page of solid talking points here, and a partial list of pork items in the porkulus bill here. Hit print (as Robert Gibbs so condescendingly told Rick Santelli) and bring 'em with you!!!
Rick Santelli created a firestorm when he spoke the truth about the billions - no - trillions of dollars being wasted by the current administration, who are, as Rick stated, "rewarding bad behavior."
On Friday, February 27th, 2009, Americans will once again throw a tea party to revolt against her government's excessive taxation, not only without representation, but also without deliberation.
When: Friday, February 27th, 2009
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Where: Westlake Park, 410 Pine St. by the big arch.
WHAT TO BRING: We are having a real tea party during lunch, so bring your lunch, a seat, a blanket; bring a cup of tea (or coffee, sshhh we won't tell), a hat, an umbrella, your sense of fun and patriotism. Most importantly, bring a box of tea bags. We will provide you with Little Liberty Tea Wrappers printed with messages to President Obama that you can sign. We will then collect all of the tea bags and send them on to Washington D.C. Also, if you can bring a pen and maybe a stapler...that would help.
Bring signs with economic messages. We want to remain focused and united on this cause. While there are many issues deserving of attention, the main thrust of this protest is to reclaim our rights as taxpayers.
This event is not only a time to show our dissent, but also a time to socialize and network with other like-minded individuals. It is meant to be a fun lunch hour on a (hopefully sunny) Friday afternoon. We will voice our opinions and tell our President and his administration, using our First Amendment rights, that REVOLUTION IS BREWING and that we will no longer stand by while our economy becomes annexed by the government.
This event is open to everyone, regardless of political party affiliation. Politicians of both major parties seem to have forgotten that they work for us, and that their duty is to use our tax dollars honestly and efficiently. Do not let a label keep you from demanding integrity from our elected officials.
Welcome to your official Seattle Tea Party site.
For more information about the Nationwide Tea Party Movement, check out these websites:
PJTV Tea Party
Official Tea Party