Keli Carender

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Keli Carender
Bornc. 1981
OccupationImprovisational actress-comedian; instructor of adults in math and resume writing
ResidenceSeattle, Washington
NationalityUnited States
Alma materOxford University
Western Washington University
SubjectEconomics, history, and education

Keli Carender (born c. 1981)[1] is an American blogger credited with being the first Tea Party protest activist[2][3][4] when she was the principal organizer of a protest of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on February 16, 2009. Carender started her blog Redistributing Knowledge on January 25, 2009, writing under the nom de plume Liberty Belle.[5][6][7]


Carender, a teacher of basic math for adults, founded and co-chaired The Seattle Sons & Daughters of Liberty.[8] She is a graduate of the Western Washington University, and has a postgraduate Certificate of Education in Secondary Math from the University of Oxford.[9]


  1. ^ Keli Carender takes Tea Party’s mixed messages to the streets | The Seattle Times Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  2. ^ Zernike, Kate (February 27, 2010). "Unlikely Activist Who Got to the Tea Party Early". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Kaste, Martin (February 2, 2010). "Tea Party Star Leads Movement On Her Own Terms". NPR.
  4. ^ McGrath, Ben (February 1, 2010). "The Movement: The rise of Tea Party activism". The New Yorker.
  5. ^ Liberty Belle (January 25, 2009). "Solution Revolution". Redistributing Knowledge. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
  6. ^ Hogberg, David (February 20, 2009). "Anti-Stimulus Protests Sprout Up". Investor's Business Daily. Archived from the original on February 22, 2009.
  7. ^ Malkin, Michelle (February 16, 2009). "From the Boston Tea Party to your neighborhood pork protest".
  8. ^ Hanlon, Chip. "Keli Carender". Retrieved September 15, 2010.
  9. ^ "Keli Carender". Tea Party Patriots. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.

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