Lafayette, Louisiana Tea Party and Tax Protest 2009

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Flyer about the February 27 Tea Party
An Lafayette Tea Party and Tax Protest is scheduled for March 7, 2009 in Lafayette, Louisiana as part of the Chicago Tea Party.[1]

March 7

  • Location: Veterans Park, 200 Feu Follett Rd. in Lafayette from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The rally is for the purpose of protesting the massive, 787 billion dollar “porkulus” legislation just passed that will bankrupt the country and incur massive new debt for generations of Americans.

Attendees are encouraged to create signs and personal symbols expressing their outrage at this unprecedented waste of taxpayer dollars and violation of the public trust.[2]


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."[3]

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.[4]