Nevada County, CA, had 500 people at a protest Saturday:
“It was an amazing, patriotic event,” Meckler said. “We’re not against taxes — we believe they should be spend appropriately, and that’s the politicians’ job.
“We don’t talk about social issues,” Meckler said, noting that people at the Tea Party came from all walks of life and beliefs. “We want to influence politicians to watch the money more closely and not spend what we don’t have.
The movement is progressing in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
“Our vision is not a third (political) party but to have a group of politically active citizens,” said Gene Clem, a 66-year-old retiree who co-founded the Kalamazoo Tea Party. “Our principles really come down to going back to a democratic republic founded on the U.S. Constitution.”
Clem and Graz, a 28-year-old single mother of six, said their group represents a spectrum of beliefs — from activists in the Right to Life movement to those passionate about gun rights to Democrats worried about federal deficits. What the members share, Clem and Graz said, is a common belief in small government, local control and responsible government spending.
A Flag Day tea party in Orangeburg, SC, is planned:
An Orangeburg “tea party” protesting big government and excessive spending is coming to the Orangeburg County Fairgrounds on Flag Day, Sunday afternoon, June 14.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 3 p.m. The party will be held rain or shine and individuals are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, flags, signs and an umbrella.
Gov. Mark Sanford, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint as well as each of the state’s four Republican congressmen have been invited to attend.
912 Project Fort Worth is having a protest this Thursday:
We want to continue the overall sentimentality and purpose of the tea parties,” said Shehan, vice president of 912 Project Fort Worth, a new group that is sponsoring the event. “The movement is not dead.