Vancouver, Washington Tea Party 2009

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Flyer for the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party
A Vancouver, Washington Tea Party and Tax Protest is scheduled for April 18, 2009 in Vancouver, Washington, which is adjacent to Portland, Oregon, as part of the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party.[1]

A group called Freedom's Flame is helping to organize the event.

The event took place at the Clark County Courthouse Lawn in Vancouver, Washington from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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."[2]

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.[3]

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