Timeline of 2009 tax protest events

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In 2009, the national Chicago Tea Party movement started a series of protests beginning February 16, 2009,. The movement gained momentum on Thursday, February 19, when Rick Santelli in an on-air segment on CNBC Business Newslive called for a "Chicago Tea Party."[1]

Organizers sprung 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]

Events included Tax Day Tea Party events which were scheduled for April 15, 2009.

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."[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]

Past events

Date City State Organizer Comments
January 27 New York Tea Party New York
February 16 Seattle Washington Liberty Belle 150 participants
February 17 Denver Colorado AFP and II
February 18 Mesa Arizona Bruce Jacobs, KFYI-AM radio 500 participants
February 19 Rick Santelli "Rant Heard 'Round the World"
February 20 White House attacks Santelli
February 21 Kansas Tea Party Kansas Amanda Grosserode 750 participants
February 27 Atlanta Tea Party Georgia
February 27 Boston Massachusetts
February 27 Chicago Tea Party Illinois TCOT, ATR
February 27 Cleveland Tea Party Ohio
February 27 Dallas/Fort Worth Texas Mark Christopher Frimmel
February 27 Denver Colorado
February 27 Ft. Meyers Beach Florida
February 27 Houston Tea Party Texas
February 27 Jackson Mississippi
February 27 Lansing Michigan
February 27 Nashville Tennessee Middle Tennessee Tea Party 600 participants
February 27 Oklahoma City Oklahoma
February 27 Orlando Tea Party Florida
February 27 Pittsburgh Tea Party and Tax Protest 2009 Pennsylvania TCOT
February 27 Portland Oregon
February 27 St. Louis Missouri Bill Hennessy 1000+ participants
February 27 San Diego California Dawn Wildman
February 27 Seattle Washington Liberty Belle
February 27 Springfield Missouri The Vincent David Jericho Radio Program 200+ participants
February 27 Tulsa Oklahoma Jai Blevins, TCOT
February 27 Washington Tea Party 2009 Washington, D.C. 300 participants
February 27 Wichita Tea Party Kansas dozens of participants
February 28 Kansas City Tea Party Missouri
March 7 Harrisburg Pennsylvania Commonwealth Foundation 1000 participants
March 7 Lafayette Louisiana
March 7 Green Bay Wisconsin Marc Savard
March 14 St. Louis Tea Party Missouri
March 15 Cincinnati Ohio
April 15 See April 15 2009 tax protest events
April 18 Vancouver Tea Party Washington Freedom's Flame
July 4 Chicago Tea Party Illinois

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