On Wednesday, April 15th, hundreds of thousands of Americans will gather on capitol steps and in town squares to let our elected officials know what we think about the current direction of our great nation.
If you have not made plans to attend one of these Tea Parties, I encourage you to visit http://taxdayteaparty.com/ to find out more information. Here are state links from that site to find one near you:
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If you didn’t find one near you on that site, there are additional events listed at http://teapartyrevolution.com/.
If you are already helping with a Tea Party, but need a few more ideas, click here for some resources to help you.
Please be sure to take your still or video camera and post your perspective of the events on your website, blog, flickr, facebook, YouTube or other Internet sharing sites. And, please share the links with me by e-mail, on twitter - @markdkelly2, or via facebook so that I can let others here at Heritage and throughout Washington see what was happening. Also, please let us know how many attended your local rally.
Before you go to the Tea Party, stop by the StopSpendingOurFuture website and watch the videos, in particular the “Understanding the Crisis” video. And, be sure to enter the video competition – maybe even using Tea Party footage.
And as you look forward to Wednesday, I wanted to share a few links to information from Heritage that might prepare you to speak with friends, neighbors and co-workers before the event, or with local media at the event.