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 - [46]
  • Phoenix, Arizona[47]
  • Sacramento, California[48]
  • San Antonio, Texas[49]
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota[50]
  • Tallahassee, Florida[51]
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma[52]
  • Vero Beach, Florida[53]
  • Youngstown, Ohio[54]
  • April 18, Springfield, Missouri[55]
  • April 24, White Plains, New York[56]
  • April 25, Monroe, Washington[57]

May[edit]

  • May 9, Buffalo, New York[58]
  • May 26, Idaho Falls, Idaho[59]
  • May 31, Kernersville, North Carolina[60]

June[edit]

  • June 3, Raleigh, North Carolina[61]
  • June 6, Winston-Salem, North Carolina[62]
  • June 6, Nevada County, California[63]
  • June 10, Providence, Rhode Island - [64][65]
  • June 12, Houston, Texas - [66] [67]
  • June 14, New Richmond, Ohio[68]
  • June 14, Holt, Michigan[69]
  • June 16, Missoula, Montana[70]
  • June 16, Palm Beach, Florida[71]
  • June 16, Albany, New York[72]
  • June 27, Olympia, Washington[73]
  • June 28, Sarasota, Florida[74]
  • June 29, Nashville, Tennessee[75]
  • June 29, Ashtabula, Ohio[76]
  • June 30, Warner Robins, Georgia[77]

July[edit]

  • July 4
  • July 17
  • Bellingham, Washington[80]
  • Biloxi, Mississippi[81]
  • Charlottesville, Virginia[82]
  • Columbus, Georgia[83]
  • Eureka, California[84]
  • Fort Worth, Texas[85]
  • Great Falls, Montana[86]
  • Greenville, Wisconsin[87]
  • Huntsville, Alabama[88]
  • Martinsburg, West Virginia[89]
  • Mobile, Alabama[90]
  • Nacogdoches, Texas[91]
  • Naples, Florida[92]
  • Newnan, Georgia[93]
  • Newport Beach, California- [94]
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[95]
  • Orlando, Florida[96]
  • Richmond, Virginia[97]
  • Roanoke, Virginia [98]
  • Sherman, Texas - [99][100]
  • Waco, Texas[101]
  • Wellsville, Ohio[102]
  • July 24, Cleveland, Ohio[103]

August[edit]

  • August 2, Columbus, Ohio [104]
  • August 2, Columbus, Ohio [105]
  • August 2, Columbus, Ohio [106][dead link]
  • August 2, Columbus, Ohio [107]
  • August 9, Austin, Texas [108]
  • August 11, Marshall, Ohio [109]
  • August 13, Fargo, North Dakota [110]
  • August 14, Albany, Georgia [111][dead link]
  • August 14, San Francisco, California [112]
  • August 15, Waco, Texas [113][dead link]
  • August 16, Atlanta, Georgia [114]
  • August 18, Dayton, Ohio [115]
  • August 19, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio [116]
  • August 19, Zanesville, Ohio [117][dead link]
  • August 20, Annapolis, Maryland [118]
  • August 21, Los Angeles, California [119]
  • August 21, McAllen, Texas [120]
  • August 22, Anti-"Obamacare" protests dubbed "Recess Rallies" were held in front of at least 100 Congressional offices.[121]
  • Albany, New York[122]
  • Asheville, North Carolina[123]
  • Batavia, Illinois[124]
  • Birmingham, Michigan[125]
  • Broward, Florida[126]
  • Brownsville, Texas[127]
  • Canfield, Ohio[128]
  • Charleston, South Carolina[129]
  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania[130]
  • Houma, Louisiana[131]
  • Irondequoit, New York[132]
  • Miami, Florida[133]
  • New City, New York[134]
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[135]
  • Orlando, Florida[136]
  • Palm Beach Gardens, Florida[137]
  • Panama City, Florida[138]
  • Pleasanton, California[139]
  • Rock Hill, South Carolina[140]
  • Salado, Texas[141]
  • Schaumburg, Illinois[142]
  • Seattle, Washington[143]
  • August 28
  • August 29, Tucson, Arizona[151]

September[edit]

See also the Tea Party Express section below.

  • September 1
  • Bemidji, Minnesota[152]
  • Jacksonville, Florida[153]
  • Valdosta, Georgia[154]
  • September 5
  • September 7
  • Douglas County, Georgia[160]
  • Frisco, Texas[161]
  • Kingsport, Tennessee[162]
  • Lagrange, Georgia[163]
  • Morristown, New Jersey[164]
  • 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.[169] ABC, quoting the Washington DC Fire Department, estimated 60,000 to 70,000 protesters;[170] 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".[171]
  • September 12 - other than Washington, DC
  • September 13
  • Brainerd, Minnesota[200]
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado[201]
  • Lynchburg, Virginia[202]
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina[203]
  • September 19, Milwaukee, Wisconsin[204]
  • September 20, Covington, Louisiana[205]
  • September 20, New Orleans, Louisiana[206]
  • September 26
  • Elwood, Indiana[207]
  • Cartersville, Georgia[208]
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania[209]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 1, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania[219]
  • November 2, Houston, Texas[220]
  • November 5, Washington, DC[221]
  • November 6, Asheville, North Carolina[222]
  • November 7, Corydon, Kentucky[223]
  • November 7, Nashville, Tennessee[224]
  • November 15, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania[225]

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.[226] 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".[227] The focus is opposition to government-run health care.[228] 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."[229] Radio host Mark Williams is the former chairman of the Tea Party Express,[229] 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.[230]

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[231][232] The political action committee Our Country Deserves Better PAC was founded by long-time Republican political operatives Howard Kaloogian and Sal Russo.[230]

  • August 28, Sacramento, California[233]
  • August 28, Sparks, Nevada[234]
  • August 29, Winnemucca, Nevada[235]
  • August 29, Elko, Nevada[236]
  • August 30, Ely, Nevada[237]
  • August 31, Las Vegas, Nevada[238]
  • September 1, Albuquerque, New Mexico[239]
  • September 1, Las Cruces, New Mexico[240]
  • September 2, El Paso, Texas[241]
  • September 3, San Antonio, Texas[242]
  • September 3, Waco, Texas[243]
  • September 4, Dallas, Texas[244]
  • September 4, Mt. Vernon, Texas[245]
  • September 4, Little Rock, Arkansas[246]
  • September 4, Memphis, Tennessee[247]
  • September 5, Louisville, Kentucky[248]
  • September 6, Bloomington, Indiana[249]
  • September 6, Bloomington, Illinois[250][251]
  • September 7, New Lenox, Illinois[252]
  • September 7, Mishawaka, Indiana[253]
  • September 7, Battle Creek, Michigan[254]
  • September 8, Jackson, Michigan[255]
  • September 8, Brighton, Michigan[256]
  • September 8, Troy, Michigan[257][258]
  • September 9, Canton, Ohio[166][259]
  • September 9, Cranberry, Pennsylvania[260][261]
  • September 9, Johnstown, Pennsylvania[262]
  • September 10, Scranton, Pennsylvania[263][264]
  • September 10, Albany, New York[265]
  • September 11, Hartford, Connecticut[266]
  • September 11, Bridgeport, Connecticut[267]
  • September 11, Toms River, New Jersey[268]

Tea Party Express II[edit]

  • October 25, San Diego, California[269]
  • October 25, Los Angeles, California[270]
  • October 26, Bakersfield, California[271]
  • October 26, Fresno, California[272]
  • October 27, Fallon, Nevada[273]
  • October 28, Carson City, Nevada[274]
  • October 29, Redding, California[275]
  • October 29, Medford, Oregon[276]
  • October 30, Portland, Oregon[277]
  • October 30, Tacoma, Washington[278]
  • October 31, Kennewick, Washington[279]
  • October 31, Spokane, Washington[280]
  • November 1, Helena, Montana[281]
  • November 2, Rapid City, South Dakota[282]
  • November 3, Cheyenne, Wyoming[283]
  • November 3, Fort Collins, Colorado[284]
  • November 3, Denver, Colorado[285]
  • November 4, Wichita, Kansas[286]
  • November 4, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[287]
  • November 5, Amarillo, Texas[288]
  • November 5, Lubbock, Texas[289]
  • November 6, Abilene, Texas[290]
  • November 6, Austin, Texas[291]
  • November 7, Brenham, Texas[292]
  • November 9, Birmingham, Alabama[293]
  • November 9, Atlanta, Georgia[294]
  • November 10, Augusta, Georgia[295]
  • November 10, Beaufort, South Carolina[296]
  • November 10, Brunswick, Georgia[297]

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. ^ 4,000-5,000
  47. ^ 5,000
  48. ^ Thousands
  49. ^ 4,000-5,000
  50. ^ 3,000
  51. ^ Over 2,000
  52. ^ 3,200
  53. ^ 3,500
  54. ^ About 200
  55. ^ 1,800 people protesting excessive local, State, and Federal taxes, corruption, bailouts, and wasteful spending.
  56. ^ Hundreds protested property taxes and county government
  57. ^ More than 200 protested spending
  58. ^ Hundreds protested high taxes and excessive regulation
  59. ^ Sen. Mike Crapo met with local Tea Party organizers
  60. ^ Taxpayers want to stop increased government spending
  61. ^ Hundreds protested "big government spending" and higher state taxes
  62. ^ Several hundred people protested government-controlled health care and high taxes
  63. ^ About 500 people protested runaway government spending
  64. ^ An angry crowd of about 500 people urged lawmakers to curb spending
  65. ^ [1]
  66. ^ 600 protesters called for tax cuts and spending cuts.
  67. ^ [2]
  68. ^ Tea Party organizers encouraged fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets
  69. ^ 200 Tea Party delegates considered ballot proposals to reform taxes and to limit spending
  70. ^ 'Tea Party' organizers delivered petitions to their U.S. Senators([dead link]
  71. ^ 50 Tea Party supporters spoke out against county spending
  72. ^ Nearly 1000 objected to out of control spending and intrusive government
  73. ^ Tea Party protesters organized an event in the capital city of Washington state
  74. ^ 1000 people rallied for fiscal accountability
  75. ^ 4000 people rallied against a new energy bill and against universal health care
  76. ^ 200 people protested the growth of government and debt
  77. ^ 300 people protested increased taxation
  78. ^ About 1500 braved 100+ degree heat to protest government spending
  79. ^ about 300 at Walnut Grove Park
  80. ^ About 50 protested outside of Rep. Larsen's office
  81. ^ Protesters rallied against reckless spending, the stimulus, and bailouts
  82. ^ about 75 protesters outside Rep. Perriello’s office
  83. ^ Nearly 60 in front of Rep. Bishop's office opposed a health care overhaul([dead link]
  84. ^ Dozens of protesters outside of Rep. Thompson's office
  85. ^ More than 30 rallied against ObamaCare outside Rep. Granger's office
  86. ^ Dozens protested socialized health care outside the offices of Sens. Tester and Baucus
  87. ^ Around 1,000 protested wasteful spending and socialized health care([dead link]
  88. ^ 200 protested nationalized health care
  89. ^ About 80 protesters marched to offices of Sens. Byrd and Rockefeller
  90. ^ Protesters rallied against health care reform bill
  91. ^ About 60 local demonstrators against government-run health insurance
  92. ^ About 20 protested socialized health care
  93. ^ About 60 gathered outside Rep. Westmoreland's office
  94. ^ Protesters against Obama's health care plan gathered outside Rep. Campbell's office
  95. ^ Nearly 60 gathered at Rep. Fallin’s office
  96. ^ Protesters against ObamaCare demonstrated outside the offices of Sens. Nelson and Martinez
  97. ^ About 200 protesters marched in front of Sen. Webb's offices
  98. ^ About 40 visited Sens. Warner's and Webb's offices to protest government-run health care
  99. ^ Tea Party protests target healthcare reform
  100. ^ [3]
  101. ^ About 250 people rallied outside Rep. Edwards' office([dead link]
  102. ^ Tea Party members demonstrated outside Rep. Wilson’s office
  103. ^ 400-500 protested President Obama's health care reform plan([dead link]
  104. ^ Thousands rallied for limited government, lower taxes and states' rights
  105. ^ Thousands protested the size of the federal government
  106. ^ Thousands protested a takeover of power by the federal government
  107. ^ An organizer estimated 8-10,000 attended a "pro-liberty rally"
  108. ^ About 200 people rallied against the President's health care plan
  109. ^ More than 400 rallied against spending and ObamaCare
  110. ^ Nearly 1,500 protested an "increasingly dangerous federal government."
  111. ^ Nearly a hundred targeted Cong. Bishop's office to oppose ObamaCare
  112. ^ Nearly 1,000 protested Obama's healthcare plan
  113. ^ About 150 outside Cong. Edwards' office protested ObamaCare
  114. ^ Several thousand opposed Obama's health reform plan
  115. ^ About 250 attended a Tea Party health care forum favoring individual ownership
  116. ^ About 7,000 protested socialism
  117. ^ About 75 protested outside Cong. Space's office
  118. ^ About 800 people protested health care reform
  119. ^ More than 200 demanded that Rep. Harman hold a town hall on health care.
  120. ^ Nearly 50 demonstrated outside Rep. Hinojosa's office against health care reform
  121. ^ Kimberly Kindy (August 23, 2009). "Tea Party Protest Organizers Target Health-Care Reform". Washington Post. 
  122. ^ Dozens opposed a government-run health care option
  123. ^ About 100 held their own health care town hall outside Rep. Shuler's office
  124. ^ Nearly 200 protested outside Rep. Foster's office
  125. ^ Several hundred opposed Obama's plan to overhalu health care([dead link]
  126. ^ About 60 protested plans to reform health care([dead link]
  127. ^ Locals protest in front of Rep. Ortiz's office about health reform plan
  128. ^ About 30 rallied outside Rep. Wilson's office in opposition a national health care bill
  129. ^ About 200 protested ObamaCare and government spending
  130. ^ A small group gathered to say "No to socialized health care"
  131. ^ 200 rallied in front of Rep. Melancon's office to oppose the health reform proposal
  132. ^ About 50 protested ObamaCare([dead link]
  133. ^ Estimates ranged from a few hundred to more than 1,000
  134. ^ Hundreds protested Obama's health reform plan([dead link]
  135. ^ About 300 protested Obama's health reform plan
  136. ^ Many hundreds rallied against government intrusion into citizen's lives
  137. ^ About 25 opposed Obama's health reform bill
  138. ^ About 50 protested outside Rep. Boyd's office
  139. ^ Hundreds of anti-Obamacare protesters gathered outside the office of Rep. McNerney
  140. ^ About 125 protested socialized health care in front of Rep. Spratt's office([dead link]
  141. ^ More than 1,000 people protested Obama's health reform initiative
  142. ^ About 200 opposed health care reform outside Rep. Bean's office
  143. ^ Hundreds opposed government-run health care
  144. ^ About 200 railed at a government they say is out of control([dead link]
  145. ^ More than 40 protested outside Sen. Bayh's office([dead link]
  146. ^ A few hundred rallied against ObamaCare
  147. ^ More than a hundred vented against ObamaCare
  148. ^ About 1500 expressed their anger with state environmental regulations
  149. ^ More than 500 joined the Tea Party Express against out-of-control spending([dead link]
  150. ^ About 700 protested socialism([dead link]
  151. ^ About 1,000 people attended a health care forum about free-market reforms
  152. ^ Hundreds gathered for Freedom Fest
  153. ^ About 500 attended a Tea Party town hall on health care reform
  154. ^ About 200 protested universal health care
  155. ^ More than 1,000 protested Obama's plan for health care reform([dead link]
  156. ^ More than 1,000 voiced discontent with the American government([dead link]
  157. ^ 4,000 rallied against out-of-control spending and erosion of personal liberty([dead link]
  158. ^ More than 600 protested the health care bill, the cap-and-trade, the stimulus bill
  159. ^ 18,000 came to talk about their personal liberties being taken away
  160. ^ About 1,000 protested Obama's plans to reform health care
  161. ^ 1500 protested ObamaCare and local taxes([dead link]
  162. ^ About 200 protested the cap-and-trade bill and health care reform
  163. ^ Thousands rallied for the rights of states and individuals
  164. ^ 2,000 expressed dissatisfaction with the federal government
  165. ^ 1,200 protested liberal policies
  166. ^ a b About 5,000 rallied against government-run health care and higher taxes
  167. ^ About 1200 protested liberal policies
  168. ^ About 200 protested the President, his health care plan, and his cap and trade bill
  169. ^ "Thousands march to US Capitol to protest spending". AP. September 12, 2009. ([dead link]
  170. ^ "Tea Party Protesters March on Washington". ABC. September 12, 2009. 
  171. ^ Sherman, Jake (September 12, 2009). "Protesters March on Washington". Wall Street Journal. 
  172. ^ More than 600 protested out-of-control government spending
  173. ^ A couple of hundred protested higher taxes and federal spending
  174. ^ Thousands opposed big government([dead link]
  175. ^ About 250 protested out-of-control spending([dead link]
  176. ^ More than 500 protested health care reform and cap-and-trade
  177. ^ Hundreds protest Obama, government spending, health care reform
  178. ^ Around 200 people protested ObamCare, the cap and trade policy, and the deficit
  179. ^ About 300 rallied for responsible spending and fair taxes([dead link]
  180. ^ Thousands protested the federal government and healthcare reform in particular([dead link]
  181. ^ About 400 protested government spending and proposed health care reform
  182. ^ About 200 protested Obama's domestic policies([dead link]
  183. ^ Hundreds protested ObamaCare and federal spending([dead link]
  184. ^ About 400 protested the direction Obama is taking the country([dead link]
  185. ^ More than a thousand protested health care reform and the growing federal deficit
  186. ^ Hundreds protested Obama's health care reform proposals([dead link]
  187. ^ About 500 protested big government and health care reform
  188. ^ Several hundred rallied against the government
  189. ^ About 350 people attended "an educational event, rather than a protest"
  190. ^ Hundreds protested the President’s health care reform bill
  191. ^ More than 2,000 protested excessive government spending
  192. ^ More than 1,000 rallied against proposed health care reform([dead link]
  193. ^ Hundreds protested President Obama and many of his policies([dead link]
  194. ^ About 100 protested government growth and increasing taxation
  195. ^ Dozens marched against wasteful government spending
  196. ^ More than 125 protested big government spending
  197. ^ Rally for honoring the Constitution and against government-run health care
  198. ^ Thousands rallied for limited government and against proposed health care reform([dead link]
  199. ^ / 1,200 - 1,500
  200. ^ More than 100 criticized government - from ObamaCare to city taxes
  201. ^ About 250 protested taxes, health care reform
  202. ^ A few hundred protested overspending and a lack of adherence to the constitution
  203. ^ About 50 held a town hall meeting on health care reform
  204. ^ Nearly 10,000 protest level of government spending
  205. ^ 400 protested Obama's proposed health care reform
  206. ^ 100 rallied against government health care
  207. ^ About 150 protested the current health care reform bill
  208. ^ More than 100 protested big government and the health reform bill([dead link]
  209. ^ More than 150 called for smaller government and decentralized power([dead link]
  210. ^ Kentucky | NKY.com | cincinnati.com
  211. ^ Political rally's message: Less spending, more freedom | class, bodycopy, speakers - Top News - Burlington Times News
  212. ^ Residents Gather In Tea Party Protest | www.wtov9.com
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  214. ^ http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/fromcomments/312698.php[dead link]
  215. ^ Group Holds Nationwide Protest Of TV Stations | WYFF Home - WYFF Home
  216. ^ Shannan Bowen (October 17, 2009). "Groups rally at StarNews to protest media’s political coverage". Star News Online. 
  217. ^ Heather Keels (October 17, 2009). "Protesters decry spending, taxes, control". Herald-Mail. 
  218. ^ http://www.the-daily-record.com/news/article/4696290
  219. ^ Almost 300 held a Pink Slip Tea Party to tell elected officials to clean up their act
  220. ^ More than 10,000 protested health care reform and big government spending
  221. ^ About 10,000 protested the trillion-dollar health care bill and government spending
  222. ^ About 100 urged Rep. Shuler to oppose the health care reform bill([dead link]
  223. ^ About 500 protested the country’s current political direction([dead link]
  224. ^ Several hundred rallied against the proposed healthcare bill
  225. ^ 1500 to 2000 rallied for limited government
  226. ^ "'Tea Party Express' Takes Protests Cross-Country". NPR. August 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  227. ^ TeaPartyExpress.org home
  228. ^ Ed Homick (August 28, 2009). "'Tea Party Express' trucks on with tour aimed at health care". CNN. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  229. ^ a b About Tea Party Express II
  230. ^ a b Elliott, Justin (2010-09-15). "What you need to know about the Tea Party Express". Salon. 
  231. ^ 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
  232. ^ Roth, Zachary (2010-01-11). "Yet More Tea Party Spending Went To GOP Consultants". Talking Points Memo. 
  233. ^ Thousands protested runaway environmentalism and government-run health care
  234. ^ More than 500 joined the Tea Party Express against out-of-control spending[dead link]
  235. ^ Several hundred protested health care reform and too much spending
  236. ^ Several hundred criticized government-run health care and excessive federal spending
  237. ^ About 100 rallied against Sen. Harry Reid and health care reform
  238. ^ About 500 protested big government and proposed health care reform
  239. ^ More than 200 opposed government-run health care
  240. ^ More than 1,000 protested higher taxes and government spending[dead link]
  241. ^ About 300 opposed bailout programs and ObamaCare[dead link]
  242. ^ About 1500 protested out-of-control spending and ObamaCare
  243. ^ More than 2000 rallied to oppose high taxes, big spending, and growth in government[dead link]
  244. ^ 2500 decried ObamaCare and big government
  245. ^ More than 700 greeted the buses as they made a "whistle-stop"[dead link]
  246. ^ About 1200 denounced government spending
  247. ^ Almost 1,000 greeted the Express on its overnight stop[dead link]
  248. ^ 3,000 opposed President Obama and his health care reform[dead link]
  249. ^ Thousands protested infringements on freedom and neglect of the Constitution
  250. ^ A few thousand protested excessive spending and health care reform
  251. ^ Tea Party Express Comes To Bloomington
  252. ^ 8,000 decried President Obama, his health care initiative, and stimulus spending
  253. ^ 1,000 opposed Obama's health reform plans[dead link]
  254. ^ 500 opposed socialized health care[dead link]
  255. ^ Hundreds protested higher taxes and big government[dead link]
  256. ^ Several thousand rallied against higher taxes and government spending[dead link]
  257. ^ Thousands protested health care reform, higher taxes and government spending
  258. ^ Troy Tea Party Express Draws Thousands[dead link]
  259. ^ Tea Party Express makes only Ohio stop in Canton
  260. ^ 2,000 opposed Obama's health care plan and an out-of-control plan
  261. ^ 2,000 protest Obama policies at 'tea party' in Cranberry
  262. ^ Several thousand rallied to say that the country is headed in the wrong direction
  263. ^ More than 1000 protested health care reform as the first step to socialism
  264. ^ Conservatives rally in Courthouse Square 'teaparty'
  265. ^ About 1200 rallied for fiscal responsibility
  266. ^ About 1,500 protesters rallied against Obama's health care reform plan[dead link]
  267. ^ About 150 rallied in the rain for a smaller, less intrusive government
  268. ^ About 1,000 protested higher taxes, higher spending and intrusive government[dead link]
  269. ^ About 1,000 protested out-of-control spending and government intrusion into health care
  270. ^ More than 500 demanded less spending and opposed government-run health care
  271. ^ About 150 protested socialism, taxes, and government-run health care
  272. ^ More than 100 railed against government spending
  273. ^ About 400 rallied against big government
  274. ^ About 250 rallied against taxes and for freedom
  275. ^ About 400 rallied against pending health care reform
  276. ^ Around 400 protested higher taxes and a government takeover of health care
  277. ^ Hundreds rallied for lower taxes and against socialism
  278. ^ Upwards of 5000 people
  279. ^ Hundreds rallied for small government and limited spending[dead link]
  280. ^ Tea Party Express makes a stop in Spokane
  281. ^ Around 500 protested government spending and high taxes[dead link]
  282. ^ More than 500 rallied for more responsible, less-taxing government
  283. ^ Hundreds rallied to reduce the size and intrusiveness of government
  284. ^ Hundreds rallied against socialism and big government
  285. ^ More than 1,000 rallied against government getting too big
  286. ^ More than 1500 rallied for low spending, less intrusion, and against proposed health care reform
  287. ^ 3,000 rallied against bailouts and nationalized health care
  288. ^ Hundreds told lawmakers to stop the spending, or face losing their jobs
  289. ^ More than 300 rallied against liberal policies in Washington
  290. ^ Hundreds protested Obama and his colleagues in Washington
  291. ^ A few hundred rallied for less government spending
  292. ^ About 600 protested the federal government's "power grab"
  293. ^ 500 protested health care reform and bailouts
  294. ^ 500 rallied against government spending
  295. ^ Hundreds protested taxes, health care reform and bailouts
  296. ^ Thousands rallied to see Cong. Joe Wilson
  297. ^ More than 200 protested national health care

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