Houston Tea Party and Tax Protest 2009

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The Houston Tea Party was part of a series of events in the conservative movement protesting the stimulus bill and how the government is handling the current housing crisis.


This event was part of a national movement referred to as the Chicago Tea Party. The series of protests began in Seattle, Washington on February 16, 2009, later gaining momentum on Thursday, February 19, when Rick Santelli in an on-air segment on CNBC Business Newslive called for a "Chicago Tea Party." Santelli's remarks became known as the "Rant Heard 'Round the World."[1]

Organizers sprang up in many different quarters of the fiscally conservative movement online and include Top Conservatives on Twitter, Smart Girl Politics, Don't Go, Americans for Tax Reform, the Heartland Institute, American Spectator Magazine, the New American Tea Party and many others.[2]

Event Information

  • When: February 27, 2009
  • Where: Discovery Green Park in Downtown Houston
  • Time: 11 AM-2 PM


Over 200 participants attended the rally which was held in Downtown Houston. The main organizers of the rally are Chelsea Winfree, Felicia Cravens, and the DontGo Movement.

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