Tampa Tea Party and Tax Protest 2009

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A Tampa Tea Party and Tax Protest is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15.

  • Location: TBA
  • Wednesday, April 15
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • E-Mail


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]