Oklahoma City Tea Party and Tax Protest 2009

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Flyer about the February 27 Tea Party
An Oklahoma City Tea Party and Tax Protest took place at 11:00 am at the State Capitol building on February 27, 2009 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as part of the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party.

Oklahoma City also hosted an April 15 tax protest.

Background

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]

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