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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Massachusetts Tax Day Tea Parties


"State coordinators serve as liaisons between this national effort and local events and not as the organizer for each individual event. If you want to attend or volunteer for a listed event, contact the event coordinator. If you want to organize a new event, contact the state coordinator AND email Thanks!

"The following is a list of CONFIRMED Tea Party Tax Revolts planned within the state of Massachusetts. Please note that we ONLY list events happening on April 15th."

Barbara Anderson's CLT Message

Dear activists and supporters:

Since the nation fell down the rabbit hole a few months ago, we have been watching people around the country, many of whom have not been politically active before, trying to find a way to influence events.

This being April, many taxpayers’ fancy turns to thoughts of tea parties. In Massachusetts, the site of the original Boston Tea Party, throwing tea into the harbor is a longstanding – and probably overdone (I’ve attended at least three parties myself) – method of protest. But in other parts of the country, activists are remembering their American history when creating events for Tax Day, and overall it is wonderful to see.

CLT has been hearing from various groups that are planning activities next Wednesday, and we have been monitoring their plans to determine which local events are likely to happen (since some are being run by political newcomers, organizers are just learning about the need for permits in some venues, fees, logistical problems).

So far CLT’s associate director Chip Faulkner will attend and speak at three of these events.  He said:

"What I'm planning at this point is to attend and speak at the Boston Tea Party, then take the train back home. I'll head west to attend the Worcester Tea Party in late afternoon and from there head up to Lowell to speak at the Sandi Martinez Tea Party in Lowell around 6:30/7:00 PM."

As executive director of our political action committee, Chip Faulkner will focus on the need to regain control of our government through our new campaign, "No Re-election for Tax Hikers." And because of his association with Americans for Tax Reform, he will talk about Grover Norquist’s "Leave Us Alone" coalition and the "No New Taxes" pledge.

Other events presently scheduled around Massachusetts are listed below:

Barbara Anderson


Massachusetts Tax Day Tea Parties

State Coordinator:
Corie Whalen

When: April 15, 10:00am - 8:00pm
(main events 11am -1pm and 5pm - 7pm)
Where: Statehouse
Other Info:

Cape Cod
When: April 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Hyannis Airport Rotary
Other Info: pasta dinner and speeches following the protest

When: April 15, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: JFK Plaza/Lowell City Hall
Sandi Martinez 978-256-7943 

When: April 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Park Square

When: April 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Post Office, corner of Main and Liberty Streets

When: April 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Lincoln Square (in front of the Auditorium)

Ken Mandile 508-987-62111