Tulsa Tea Party and Tax Protest 2009
The Tulsa Tea Party and Tax Protest 2009 took place at 11:00 am at Veteran's Park on Friday, February 27.
Tulsa also hosted an April 15 tax protest.
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."
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.
Several hundred people showed up to the rally organized by Jai Blevins, the Tulsa TCOT Project Servant Leader. Blevins stated, ""We're all just tired of it, we're fed of it. This country has been going in the wrong direction for a long time and the stimulus and the bailout bills were just the final straw."
News and blog coverage
- KRMG.com, "Tulsa Tea Party - This Friday at Veteran's Park," February 25, 2009
- Bates Line coverage, February 28, 2009
- Green Country Values blog, February 27-28, 2009
- Facebook invite to Tulsa Tea Party
- The Chris Medlock Show: talks about Tulsa Tea Party in 2/24/09 podcasts
Chicago Tea Party and Tax Day Tea Party
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