List of Tea Party protests, 2009

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The List of Tea Party protests is a chronological list of Tea Party protests in 2009 that have been reported in reliable sources.

January[edit]

  • January 24, Binghamton New York - Trevor Leach organized a Tea Party protest, attended by almost two dozen people, in response to newly proposed obesity taxes on beverages in New York.[1]

February[edit]

  • February 16, Seattle, Washington - Dozens protested spending in the stimulus plan.[2]
  • February 17, Denver, Colorado - About 200 Republicans protested against the Stimulus package.[3]
  • February 18, Mesa, Arizona - More than 500 protested Obama's arrival, saying his policies would lead the country toward socialism.[4]
  • Denver, Colorado - One hundred protested the stimulus package.[6]
  • Houston, Texas - About 300 protested "a bunch of stuff."[7]
  • Lansing, Michigan - About 200-250 protested the stimulus and bailouts.[8]
  • Nashville, Tennessee - Protesters rallied against the $787 billion federal stimulus package.[9]
  • Omaha, Nebraska - More than 40 protested the stimulus plan.[10]
  • St. Louis, Missouri - Some 400 protested the stimulus plan, bailouts, and borrowing trillions of dollars.[11]
  • Tampa, Florida - About two dozen protested the $787 billion stimulus plan.[12]
  • Washington, D.C. - Dozens protested massive spending bills.[13]
  • February 28, San Diego, California - Hundreds protested stimulus package.[14]

March[edit]

  • March 6, New Braunfels, Texas[15]
  • March 6, Salt Lake City[16]
  • March 6, Tulsa, Oklahoma[17]
  • March 7, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania[18]
  • March 8, Maui, Hawaii[19]
  • March 12, Columbia, Missouri[20]
  • March 13, Monroe, Washington[21]
  • March 14, Cincinnati, Ohio[22]
  • March 21, Orlando, Florida[23]
  • March 21, Raleigh, North Carolina - More than 200 protested taxes, bailouts and spending.[24]

April[edit]

  • April 2, Scottsdale, Arizona[25]
  • April 11, Williamsburg, Virginia[26]
  • April 15 (Tax Day), In cities across the United States there were more than 750 Tea Parties where as many as half a million demonstrated against spending and bailouts.[27][28][29]
  • Atlanta, Georgia[30]
  • Carson City, Nevada[31]
  • Charleston, South Carolina[32]
  • Cincinnati, Ohio[33]
  • Columbia, South Carolina[34]
  • Dallas, Texas[35]
  • Denver, Colorado[36]
  • Fort Worth, Texas[37]
  • Hartford, Connecticut[38]
  • Houston, Texas[39]
  • Indianapolis, Indiana[40]
  • Jacksonville, Florida[41]
  • Naples, Florida[42]
  • Nashville, Tennessee[43]
  • New York City, New York[44]
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[45]
  • Olympia, Washington - 4,000-5,000
  • Phoenix, Arizona[46]
  • Sacramento, California[47]
  • San Antonio, Texas[48]
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota[49]
  • Tallahassee, Florida[50]
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma[51]
  • Vero Beach, Florida[52]
  • Youngstown, Ohio[53]
  • April 18, Springfield, Missouri[54]
  • April 24, White Plains, New York[55]
  • April 25, Monroe, Washington[56]

May[edit]

  • May 9, Buffalo, New York[57]
  • May 26, Idaho Falls, Idaho[58]
  • May 31, Kernersville, North Carolina[59]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 4
  • July 17
  • July 24, Cleveland, Ohio[94]

August[edit]

  • August 22, Anti-"Obamacare" protests dubbed "Recess Rallies" were held in front of at least 100 Congressional offices.[95]
  • Albany, New York[96]
  • Asheville, North Carolina[97]
  • Batavia, Illinois[98]
  • Birmingham, Michigan[99]
  • Broward, Florida[100]
  • Brownsville, Texas[101]
  • Canfield, Ohio[102]
  • Charleston, South Carolina[103]
  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania[104]
  • Houma, Louisiana[105]
  • Irondequoit, New York[106]
  • Miami, Florida[107]
  • New City, New York[108]
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[109]
  • Orlando, Florida[110]
  • Palm Beach Gardens, Florida[111]
  • Panama City, Florida[112]
  • Pleasanton, California[113]
  • Rock Hill, South Carolina[114]
  • Salado, Texas[115]
  • Schaumburg, Illinois[116]
  • Seattle, Washington[117]
  • August 28
  • August 29, Tucson, Arizona[125]

September[edit]

See also the Tea Party Express section below.

  • September 1
  • Bemidji, Minnesota[126]
  • Jacksonville, Florida[127]
  • Valdosta, Georgia[128]
  • September 5
  • September 7
  • Douglas County, Georgia[134]
  • Frisco, Texas[135]
  • Kingsport, Tennessee[136]
  • Lagrange, Georgia[137]
  • Morristown, New Jersey[138]
  • September 9
  • September 12, Washington, D.C. - During the Taxpayer March on Washington, tens of thousands marched on the U.S. Capitol to protest out-of-control spending.[143] ABC, quoting the Washington DC Fire Department, estimated 60,000 to 70,000 protesters;[144] The Wall Street Journal quoted a spokesman for D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services as estimating the crowd at "in excess of 75,000".[145]
  • September 12 - other than Washington, DC
  • September 13
  • Brainerd, Minnesota[174]
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado[175]
  • Lynchburg, Virginia[176]
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina[177]
  • September 19, Milwaukee, Wisconsin[178]
  • September 20, Covington, Louisiana[179]
  • September 20, New Orleans, Louisiana[180]
  • September 26
  • Elwood, Indiana[181]
  • Cartersville, Georgia[182]
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania[183]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 1, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania[193]
  • November 2, Houston, Texas[194]
  • November 5, Washington, DC[195]
  • November 6, Asheville, North Carolina[196]
  • November 7, Corydon, Kentucky[197]
  • November 7, Nashville, Tennessee[198]
  • November 15, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania[199]

Tea Party Express[edit]

The first Tea Party Express was a cross-country bus convoy planned to stop in 33 cities and ending with a rally September 12 in Washington, DC.[200] Its goal is to rally Americans "to oppose the out-of-control spending, higher taxes, bailouts, and growth in the size and power of government".[201] The focus is opposition to government-run health care.[202] A second tour began October 25, 2009 and stopped in 38 cities, ending November 11, 2009. It highlighted "some of the worst offenders in Congress who have voted for higher spending, higher taxes, and government intervention in the lives of American families and businesses."[203] Radio host Mark Williams is the former chairman of the Tea Party Express,[203] who was widely denounced in the summer of 2010 for writing a satiric letter in praise of slavery in the voice of "colored people" and forced to resign his Tea Party Express leadership position.[204]

The Sacramento-based GOP political consulting firm Russo Marsh + Rogers founded the Tea Party Express through political action committee Our Country Deserves Better (OCDB). A December 28, 2009 article in Talking Points Memo detailed that OCDB directed almost two thirds of all its funding to the Republican-affiliated political consulting firm that created the PAC in the first place. According to FEC filings, from July through November 2009, OCDB spent around $1.33 million, and of that sum, $857,122 went to Russo, Marsh, and Associates[205][206] The political action committee Our Country Deserves Better PAC was founded by long-time Republican political operatives Howard Kaloogian and Sal Russo.[204]

  • August 28, Sacramento, California[207]
  • August 28, Sparks, Nevada[208]
  • August 29, Winnemucca, Nevada[209]
  • August 29, Elko, Nevada[210]
  • August 30, Ely, Nevada[211]
  • August 31, Las Vegas, Nevada[212]
  • September 1, Albuquerque, New Mexico[213]
  • September 1, Las Cruces, New Mexico[214]
  • September 2, El Paso, Texas[215]
  • September 3, San Antonio, Texas[216]
  • September 3, Waco, Texas[217]
  • September 4, Dallas, Texas[218]
  • September 4, Mt. Vernon, Texas[219]
  • September 4, Little Rock, Arkansas[220]
  • September 4, Memphis, Tennessee[221]
  • September 5, Louisville, Kentucky[222]
  • September 6, Bloomington, Indiana[223]
  • September 6, Bloomington, Illinois[224][225]
  • September 7, New Lenox, Illinois[226]
  • September 7, Mishawaka, Indiana[227]
  • September 7, Battle Creek, Michigan[228]
  • September 8, Jackson, Michigan[229]
  • September 8, Brighton, Michigan[230]
  • September 8, Troy, Michigan[231][232]
  • September 9, Canton, Ohio[140][233]
  • September 9, Cranberry, Pennsylvania[234][235]
  • September 9, Johnstown, Pennsylvania[236]
  • September 10, Scranton, Pennsylvania[237][238]
  • September 10, Albany, New York[239]
  • September 11, Hartford, Connecticut[240]
  • September 11, Bridgeport, Connecticut[241]
  • September 11, Toms River, New Jersey[242]

Tea Party Express II[edit]

  • October 25, San Diego, California[243]
  • October 25, Los Angeles, California[244]
  • October 26, Bakersfield, California[245]
  • October 26, Fresno, California[246]
  • October 27, Fallon, Nevada[247]
  • October 28, Carson City, Nevada[248]
  • October 29, Redding, California[249]
  • October 29, Medford, Oregon[250]
  • October 30, Portland, Oregon[251]
  • October 30, Tacoma, Washington[252]
  • October 31, Kennewick, Washington[253]
  • October 31, Spokane, Washington[254]
  • November 1, Helena, Montana[255]
  • November 2, Rapid City, South Dakota[256]
  • November 3, Cheyenne, Wyoming[257]
  • November 3, Fort Collins, Colorado[258]
  • November 3, Denver, Colorado[259]
  • November 4, Wichita, Kansas[260]
  • November 4, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[261]
  • November 5, Amarillo, Texas[262]
  • November 5, Lubbock, Texas[263]
  • November 6, Abilene, Texas[264]
  • November 6, Austin, Texas[265]
  • November 7, Brenham, Texas[266]
  • November 9, Birmingham, Alabama[267]
  • November 9, Atlanta, Georgia[268]
  • November 10, Augusta, Georgia[269]
  • November 10, Beaufort, South Carolina[270]
  • November 10, Brunswick, Georgia[271]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A "tea party" to protest Paterson's taxes - YNN, Your News Now
  2. ^ Dozens gather at 'Porkulus' protest
  3. ^ President Signs Massive Stimulus In Denver
  4. ^ More than 500 protest Obama's arrival
  5. ^ Judson Berger (April 9, 2009). "Modern-Day Tea Parties Give Taxpayers Chance to Scream for Better Representation". FOX News. 
  6. ^ Ayn Rand stars at Denver stimulus ‘tea party’ protest
  7. ^ The Houston Tea Party
  8. ^ Lively crowd protests Obama in Lansing[dead link]
  9. ^ Protesters bemoan stimulus funds at Tenn. Capitol
  10. ^ Group Targets Mortgage Bailouts In 'Tea Party' Protest
  11. ^ "St. Louis Tea Party" - Large Group Protests Stimulus Plan
  12. ^ 'Tampa Tea Party' Pours Scorn On Stimulus Package
  13. ^ Tea party protests stimulus
  14. ^ Hundreds Flock Waterfront For Anti-Stimulus Rally
  15. ^ Around 200 protested stimulus package
  16. ^ About 100 protested spending and taxes
  17. ^ Hundreds protested the rise in government spending
  18. ^ Several hundred protested bailout
  19. ^ A small anti-tax protest
  20. ^ Hundreds protested stimulus bill
  21. ^ About 50 protested bailouts, wasteful spending
  22. ^ Thousands opposed stimulus bill([dead link]
  23. ^ More than 4,000 expressed discontent with Washington([dead link]
  24. ^ Pork fried at Capitol protest
  25. ^ More than 250 protested spending
  26. ^ About 300 people rallied against government spending
  27. ^ Tax Day Is Met With Tea Parties. By Janie Lorber and Liz Robbins. The New York Times. Published April 15, 2009.
  28. ^ Arguing the size of the "tea party" protest. By Patrik Jonsson. Christian Science Monitor. Published April 18, 2009. Accessed June 16, 2009.
  29. ^ Nationwide 'tea party' protests blast spending, CNN, April 15, 2009
  30. ^ 7,000
  31. ^ 1,500+
  32. ^ 2,500
  33. ^ 4,000
  34. ^ 2,000
  35. ^ Nearly 4,000
  36. ^ 5,000
  37. ^ 4,500
  38. ^ 3,000
  39. ^ 4,000
  40. ^ 2,000-2,500
  41. ^ 4,500
  42. ^ 3,000
  43. ^ Nearly 3,000
  44. ^ 2,000-5000
  45. ^ 5,000
  46. ^ 5,000
  47. ^ Thousands
  48. ^ 4,000-5,000
  49. ^ 3,000
  50. ^ Over 2,000
  51. ^ 3,200
  52. ^ 3,500
  53. ^ About 200
  54. ^ 1,800 people protesting excessive local, State, and Federal taxes, corruption, bailouts, and wasteful spending.
  55. ^ Hundreds protested property taxes and county government
  56. ^ More than 200 protested spending
  57. ^ Hundreds protested high taxes and excessive regulation
  58. ^ Sen. Mike Crapo met with local Tea Party organizers
  59. ^ Taxpayers want to stop increased government spending
  60. ^ Hundreds protested "big government spending" and higher state taxes
  61. ^ Several hundred people protested government-controlled health care and high taxes
  62. ^ About 500 people protested runaway government spending
  63. ^ Tea Party organizers encouraged fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets
  64. ^ 200 Tea Party delegates considered ballot proposals to reform taxes and to limit spending
  65. ^ 'Tea Party' organizers delivered petitions to their U.S. Senators([dead link]
  66. ^ 50 Tea Party supporters spoke out against county spending
  67. ^ Nearly 1000 objected to out of control spending and intrusive government
  68. ^ Tea Party protesters organized an event in the capital city of Washington state
  69. ^ 1000 people rallied for fiscal accountability
  70. ^ 4000 people rallied against a new energy bill and against universal health care
  71. ^ 200 people protested the growth of government and debt
  72. ^ 300 people protested increased taxation
  73. ^ about 300 at Walnut Grove Park
  74. ^ About 50 protested outside of Rep. Larsen's office
  75. ^ Protesters rallied against reckless spending, the stimulus, and bailouts
  76. ^ about 75 protesters outside Rep. Perriello’s office
  77. ^ Nearly 60 in front of Rep. Bishop's office opposed a health care overhaul([dead link]
  78. ^ Dozens of protesters outside of Rep. Thompson's office
  79. ^ More than 30 rallied against ObamaCare outside Rep. Granger's office
  80. ^ Dozens protested socialized health care outside the offices of Sens. Tester and Baucus
  81. ^ Around 1,000 protested wasteful spending and socialized health care([dead link]
  82. ^ 200 protested nationalized health care
  83. ^ About 80 protesters marched to offices of Sens. Byrd and Rockefeller
  84. ^ Protesters rallied against health care reform bill
  85. ^ About 60 local demonstrators against government-run health insurance
  86. ^ About 20 protested socialized health care
  87. ^ About 60 gathered outside Rep. Westmoreland's office
  88. ^ Nearly 60 gathered at Rep. Fallin’s office
  89. ^ Protesters against ObamaCare demonstrated outside the offices of Sens. Nelson and Martinez
  90. ^ About 200 protesters marched in front of Sen. Webb's offices
  91. ^ About 40 visited Sens. Warner's and Webb's offices to protest government-run health care
  92. ^ About 250 people rallied outside Rep. Edwards' office([dead link]
  93. ^ Tea Party members demonstrated outside Rep. Wilson’s office
  94. ^ 400-500 protested President Obama's health care reform plan([dead link]
  95. ^ Kimberly Kindy (August 23, 2009). "Tea Party Protest Organizers Target Health-Care Reform". Washington Post. 
  96. ^ Dozens opposed a government-run health care option
  97. ^ About 100 held their own health care town hall outside Rep. Shuler's office
  98. ^ Nearly 200 protested outside Rep. Foster's office
  99. ^ Several hundred opposed Obama's plan to overhalu health care([dead link]
  100. ^ About 60 protested plans to reform health care([dead link]
  101. ^ Locals protest in front of Rep. Ortiz's office about health reform plan
  102. ^ About 30 rallied outside Rep. Wilson's office in opposition a national health care bill
  103. ^ About 200 protested ObamaCare and government spending
  104. ^ A small group gathered to say "No to socialized health care"
  105. ^ 200 rallied in front of Rep. Melancon's office to oppose the health reform proposal
  106. ^ About 50 protested ObamaCare([dead link]
  107. ^ Estimates ranged from a few hundred to more than 1,000
  108. ^ Hundreds protested Obama's health reform plan([dead link]
  109. ^ About 300 protested Obama's health reform plan
  110. ^ Many hundreds rallied against government intrusion into citizen's lives
  111. ^ About 25 opposed Obama's health reform bill
  112. ^ About 50 protested outside Rep. Boyd's office
  113. ^ Hundreds of anti-Obamacare protesters gathered outside the office of Rep. McNerney
  114. ^ About 125 protested socialized health care in front of Rep. Spratt's office([dead link]
  115. ^ More than 1,000 people protested Obama's health reform initiative
  116. ^ About 200 opposed health care reform outside Rep. Bean's office
  117. ^ Hundreds opposed government-run health care
  118. ^ About 200 railed at a government they say is out of control([dead link]
  119. ^ More than 40 protested outside Sen. Bayh's office([dead link]
  120. ^ A few hundred rallied against ObamaCare
  121. ^ More than a hundred vented against ObamaCare
  122. ^ About 1500 expressed their anger with state environmental regulations
  123. ^ More than 500 joined the Tea Party Express against out-of-control spending([dead link]
  124. ^ About 700 protested socialism([dead link]
  125. ^ About 1,000 people attended a health care forum about free-market reforms
  126. ^ Hundreds gathered for Freedom Fest
  127. ^ About 500 attended a Tea Party town hall on health care reform
  128. ^ About 200 protested universal health care
  129. ^ More than 1,000 protested Obama's plan for health care reform([dead link]
  130. ^ More than 1,000 voiced discontent with the American government([dead link]
  131. ^ 4,000 rallied against out-of-control spending and erosion of personal liberty([dead link]
  132. ^ More than 600 protested the health care bill, the cap-and-trade, the stimulus bill
  133. ^ 18,000 came to talk about their personal liberties being taken away
  134. ^ About 1,000 protested Obama's plans to reform health care
  135. ^ 1500 protested ObamaCare and local taxes([dead link]
  136. ^ About 200 protested the cap-and-trade bill and health care reform
  137. ^ Thousands rallied for the rights of states and individuals
  138. ^ 2,000 expressed dissatisfaction with the federal government
  139. ^ 1,200 protested liberal policies
  140. ^ a b About 5,000 rallied against government-run health care and higher taxes
  141. ^ About 1200 protested liberal policies
  142. ^ About 200 protested the President, his health care plan, and his cap and trade bill
  143. ^ "Thousands march to US Capitol to protest spending". AP. September 12, 2009. ([dead link]
  144. ^ "Tea Party Protesters March on Washington". ABC. September 12, 2009. 
  145. ^ Sherman, Jake (September 12, 2009). "Protesters March on Washington". Wall Street Journal. 
  146. ^ More than 600 protested out-of-control government spending
  147. ^ A couple of hundred protested higher taxes and federal spending
  148. ^ Thousands opposed big government([dead link]
  149. ^ About 250 protested out-of-control spending([dead link]
  150. ^ More than 500 protested health care reform and cap-and-trade
  151. ^ Hundreds protest Obama, government spending, health care reform
  152. ^ Around 200 people protested ObamCare, the cap and trade policy, and the deficit
  153. ^ About 300 rallied for responsible spending and fair taxes([dead link]
  154. ^ Thousands protested the federal government and healthcare reform in particular([dead link]
  155. ^ About 400 protested government spending and proposed health care reform
  156. ^ About 200 protested Obama's domestic policies([dead link]
  157. ^ Hundreds protested ObamaCare and federal spending([dead link]
  158. ^ About 400 protested the direction Obama is taking the country([dead link]
  159. ^ More than a thousand protested health care reform and the growing federal deficit
  160. ^ Hundreds protested Obama's health care reform proposals([dead link]
  161. ^ About 500 protested big government and health care reform
  162. ^ Several hundred rallied against the government
  163. ^ About 350 people attended "an educational event, rather than a protest"
  164. ^ Hundreds protested the President’s health care reform bill
  165. ^ More than 2,000 protested excessive government spending
  166. ^ More than 1,000 rallied against proposed health care reform([dead link]
  167. ^ Hundreds protested President Obama and many of his policies([dead link]
  168. ^ About 100 protested government growth and increasing taxation
  169. ^ Dozens marched against wasteful government spending
  170. ^ More than 125 protested big government spending
  171. ^ Rally for honoring the Constitution and against government-run health care
  172. ^ Thousands rallied for limited government and against proposed health care reform([dead link]
  173. ^ / 1,200 - 1,500
  174. ^ More than 100 criticized government - from ObamaCare to city taxes
  175. ^ About 250 protested taxes, health care reform
  176. ^ A few hundred protested overspending and a lack of adherence to the constitution
  177. ^ About 50 held a town hall meeting on health care reform
  178. ^ Nearly 10,000 protest level of government spending
  179. ^ 400 protested Obama's proposed health care reform
  180. ^ 100 rallied against government health care
  181. ^ About 150 protested the current health care reform bill
  182. ^ More than 100 protested big government and the health reform bill([dead link]
  183. ^ More than 150 called for smaller government and decentralized power([dead link]
  184. ^ Kentucky | NKY.com | cincinnati.com
  185. ^ Political rally's message: Less spending, more freedom | class, bodycopy, speakers - Top News - Burlington Times News
  186. ^ Residents Gather In Tea Party Protest | www.wtov9.com
  187. ^ http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20091012/OSH0101/310120065/Joe-the-Plumber-stresses-government-participation-at-Oshkosh-TEA-Party&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL
  188. ^ http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/fromcomments/312698.php[dead link]
  189. ^ Group Holds Nationwide Protest Of TV Stations | WYFF Home - WYFF Home
  190. ^ Shannan Bowen (October 17, 2009). "Groups rally at StarNews to protest media’s political coverage". Star News Online. 
  191. ^ Heather Keels (October 17, 2009). "Protesters decry spending, taxes, control". Herald-Mail. 
  192. ^ http://www.the-daily-record.com/news/article/4696290
  193. ^ Almost 300 held a Pink Slip Tea Party to tell elected officials to clean up their act
  194. ^ More than 10,000 protested health care reform and big government spending
  195. ^ About 10,000 protested the trillion-dollar health care bill and government spending
  196. ^ About 100 urged Rep. Shuler to oppose the health care reform bill([dead link]
  197. ^ About 500 protested the country’s current political direction([dead link]
  198. ^ Several hundred rallied against the proposed healthcare bill
  199. ^ 1500 to 2000 rallied for limited government
  200. ^ "'Tea Party Express' Takes Protests Cross-Country". NPR. August 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  201. ^ TeaPartyExpress.org home
  202. ^ Ed Homick (August 28, 2009). "'Tea Party Express' trucks on with tour aimed at health care". CNN. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  203. ^ a b About Tea Party Express II
  204. ^ a b Elliott, Justin (2010-09-15). "What you need to know about the Tea Party Express". Salon. 
  205. ^ TalkingPointsMemo, December 29, 2009, "Majority Of Tea Party Group's Spending Went To GOP Firm That Created It," http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/12/majority_of_tea_party_groups_spending_went_to_gop.php?ref=fpa
  206. ^ Roth, Zachary (2010-01-11). "Yet More Tea Party Spending Went To GOP Consultants". Talking Points Memo. 
  207. ^ Thousands protested runaway environmentalism and government-run health care
  208. ^ More than 500 joined the Tea Party Express against out-of-control spending[dead link]
  209. ^ Several hundred protested health care reform and too much spending
  210. ^ Several hundred criticized government-run health care and excessive federal spending
  211. ^ About 100 rallied against Sen. Harry Reid and health care reform
  212. ^ About 500 protested big government and proposed health care reform
  213. ^ More than 200 opposed government-run health care
  214. ^ More than 1,000 protested higher taxes and government spending[dead link]
  215. ^ About 300 opposed bailout programs and ObamaCare[dead link]
  216. ^ About 1500 protested out-of-control spending and ObamaCare
  217. ^ More than 2000 rallied to oppose high taxes, big spending, and growth in government[dead link]
  218. ^ 2500 decried ObamaCare and big government
  219. ^ More than 700 greeted the buses as they made a "whistle-stop"[dead link]
  220. ^ About 1200 denounced government spending
  221. ^ Almost 1,000 greeted the Express on its overnight stop[dead link]
  222. ^ 3,000 opposed President Obama and his health care reform[dead link]
  223. ^ Thousands protested infringements on freedom and neglect of the Constitution
  224. ^ A few thousand protested excessive spending and health care reform
  225. ^ Tea Party Express Comes To Bloomington
  226. ^ 8,000 decried President Obama, his health care initiative, and stimulus spending
  227. ^ 1,000 opposed Obama's health reform plans[dead link]
  228. ^ 500 opposed socialized health care[dead link]
  229. ^ Hundreds protested higher taxes and big government[dead link]
  230. ^ Several thousand rallied against higher taxes and government spending[dead link]
  231. ^ Thousands protested health care reform, higher taxes and government spending
  232. ^ Troy Tea Party Express Draws Thousands[dead link]
  233. ^ Tea Party Express makes only Ohio stop in Canton
  234. ^ 2,000 opposed Obama's health care plan and an out-of-control plan
  235. ^ 2,000 protest Obama policies at 'tea party' in Cranberry
  236. ^ Several thousand rallied to say that the country is headed in the wrong direction
  237. ^ More than 1000 protested health care reform as the first step to socialism
  238. ^ Conservatives rally in Courthouse Square 'teaparty'
  239. ^ About 1200 rallied for fiscal responsibility
  240. ^ About 1,500 protesters rallied against Obama's health care reform plan[dead link]
  241. ^ About 150 rallied in the rain for a smaller, less intrusive government
  242. ^ About 1,000 protested higher taxes, higher spending and intrusive government[dead link]
  243. ^ About 1,000 protested out-of-control spending and government intrusion into health care
  244. ^ More than 500 demanded less spending and opposed government-run health care
  245. ^ About 150 protested socialism, taxes, and government-run health care
  246. ^ More than 100 railed against government spending
  247. ^ About 400 rallied against big government
  248. ^ About 250 rallied against taxes and for freedom
  249. ^ About 400 rallied against pending health care reform
  250. ^ Around 400 protested higher taxes and a government takeover of health care
  251. ^ Hundreds rallied for lower taxes and against socialism
  252. ^ Upwards of 5000 people
  253. ^ Hundreds rallied for small government and limited spending[dead link]
  254. ^ Tea Party Express makes a stop in Spokane
  255. ^ Around 500 protested government spending and high taxes[dead link]
  256. ^ More than 500 rallied for more responsible, less-taxing government
  257. ^ Hundreds rallied to reduce the size and intrusiveness of government
  258. ^ Hundreds rallied against socialism and big government
  259. ^ More than 1,000 rallied against government getting too big
  260. ^ More than 1500 rallied for low spending, less intrusion, and against proposed health care reform
  261. ^ 3,000 rallied against bailouts and nationalized health care
  262. ^ Hundreds told lawmakers to stop the spending, or face losing their jobs
  263. ^ More than 300 rallied against liberal policies in Washington
  264. ^ Hundreds protested Obama and his colleagues in Washington
  265. ^ A few hundred rallied for less government spending
  266. ^ About 600 protested the federal government's "power grab"
  267. ^ 500 protested health care reform and bailouts
  268. ^ 500 rallied against government spending
  269. ^ Hundreds protested taxes, health care reform and bailouts
  270. ^ Thousands rallied to see Cong. Joe Wilson
  271. ^ More than 200 protested national health care

External links[edit]

Media related to 2009 Tea Party protests at Wikimedia Commons