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Gabrielle Giffords Makes A Surprise Return To D.C. to Cast a Bipartisan Vote

Bookmark and Share    Gabrielle Giffords made a surprise return to Washington, D.C.  today. After a tweet on Twitter that said Gabriele Giffords returns to Washington to support bipartisan legislation, the Congresswoman walked on to the floor of the House for the first time in over seven months.

In the middle of the final House vote on a bitterly battled debate to raise the ceiling, the Congresswoman entered the chamber to a round of spontaneous applause that lasted for over five minutes. With that, she cast her vote and  added her support for the bill which passed with 269 votes in support and 161 opposed.

Gabby Giffords’ return to Washington was probably one of the most difficult one in the history of the House. While many have endured tough reelection campaigns and some have even had to cope with set backs in their health, none have taken a bullet to the head in the line of duty and none have had to enter a recovery and rehabilitation regimen as difficult as hers. Back in January, while holding a constituent service in her home district of Arizona, the Congresswoman was shot by a madman whose rampage killed several and wounded dozens.

As if the final vote on the contentious debt ceiling bill needed any more drama added to it, the return of Giffords to work on the House floor added an almost surreal, made-for-TV-like flavor to it all. But it also offered us al a dose of reality in the alternate reality that is often D.C. politics. Giffords exhibited the type of strength and stamina that proves to us nothing is impossible and that with the right determination and passion, all odds can beaten and goals can be achieved. That goes too for controlling spending and balancing our federal budget.

No matter what though, Gabrielle Giffords helped end an otherwise ugly and negative process on an positive high note. We should all join in a hearty congratulations to the Congresswoman and her family as well as to thank her for what is an exemplary commitment to public service and dedication to participation in the democratic.

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On September 12th, 2009, Party Like It’s 1776 And Be Heard America!!

Bookmark and Share I am hearing little from the mainstream media about September 12th.

Yet this Saturday is far more than just the day after September 11th, the eight year anniversary of the terrorist attacks that left an indelible mark on American life and history. It is the day that thousands, make that at least tens AtEaof thousands of people from throughout America will march on Washington, D.C..

Although it is in many ways a protest, it is actually much more than that. It is a demonstration of the spirit that Americans had on the twelfth of September, 2001. A spirit of defiance and determination. A spirit that united our nation in a collective sense of goodwill and appreciation for all that we are and have.

It took the devastating assassinations of more than 3,000 Americans on four different airplanes and at three different locations within a matter of just a few early morning hours to make us appreciate what we have in America and what those lost souls had in America. In the wake of the events of 9/11, countless acts of heroism were revealed and continued to take place at ground zero where men and women dug through whatever rubble the intense heat allowed them to touch so that they could see if any lives could be saved. In the days to follow 9/11 Americans stood together, political parties worked as one government and even foreign governments stood with us. I will never forget when England played our national anthem and raised our flag to demonstrate their shared grief for us and their solidarity with us.

American flags were raised in every town square and store front and were hung on every front porch and balcony in our land. And when we saw those flags, we wept. We wept for those who died, those who were killed by the enemies of freedom and we wept for the loved ones they left behind who were trying to deal with the grief and shock of their losses.

We were also brought to anger when we saw those flags. We were angered by the enemies who jeopardized our freedom by using terror as a tool to restrict us through a fear for living our lives in usual fashion.

Those sentiments made us appreciate freedom. As airports were closed and commercial flight over America was brought to a halt for nearly a month, we realized how inconvenient restrictions on our freedom were.

It took the passing of the day and night of 9/11/01 to make us appreciate life, America and freedom as much as we should when dawn broke on September 12th, 2001.

Eight years later, on September 12th, 2009, despite what Democrat political operatives and liberal talking heads call them, hundreds of thousands of Americans throughout the nation will who don’t need another 9/11 to make them appreciate freedom, will be gathering to fight for it. These Americans are not just Republicans.  Most are not.  But many are Democrats and libertarians and most are independents.

And these Americans are not simply protesting President Barack Obama, they are protesting a problem that he has only become a part of. They will be protesting Republicans who voted to tax the air that we breathe in a Cap-and -Tax bill that Congress passed. They will be protesting Democrats who want the government to run healthcare and medical treatment. They will be protesting presidents who have spent more money than our nation has and the senators and congressmen who found it acceptable.

On September 12th, 2009 Americans who, disgusted by a government that is taking more freedoms away than they are protecting, will show our collective opposition to the way that things are going and the direction that our government and its politicians and bureaucrats are taking us in.

These people are Tea Party Patriots. They are common sense Americans who understand Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and its convincing arguments for independence. These are people who want to distribute their own wealth the way that they want. Not redistributed the way that bureaucrats want. They are people who have are fed up with going to the polls to vote down proposed school budgets, only to find their vote overridden by the governments that they elect into office.

Tea Party protestors are not disturbed people as the media would describe them. They are people disturbed and fed up by a government that has become less for the people and by the people and more against the people by the czars and unelected, unaccounted bureaucrats who wield more power than they any representative republic should allow.

The men and women who will assemble in Washington, D.C. on September 12th and in hundreds of locations through out America, understand Patrick Henry’s passionate plea “Give me Liberty or give me Death”. They also understand that if we allow our government to continue heading in the direction that it is going in, we will be killing liberty as we once knew it.

So for those of you who will mock these men and women, those of you who want to mischaracterize their faith in freedom as heartless or fascist-like, take yourself down a notch and ask yourself this. While you are sitting there watching us from your livingroom sofa and calling us radical extremists, what demonstration for, or stand for freedom have you taken lately? While you sit there and watch freedom get legislated away by the very same people who you elect and continue to support, ask yourself what kind of nation and world this would be were it not for Americas freedom fighters in 1776 and the years leading up to it?

There are currently more than a few hundred events throughout America scheduled for this Saturday, September 12th. These events are in addition to the national demonstration in D.C. on that same day. They are for those who could not join the national bus Caravan from California to D.C. and can not make it D.C. on their own. They are events in your own state and more are being scheduled as we speak.

Take a look at the list of those events below. If you are not already planning on being in D.C., join the Tea Party protest that is against big government and for personal and fiscal responsibility in your neighborhood and Party like its 1776!   Let your voice be heard.

THE MAIN EVENT: 9/12 Rally In D.C.

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 9:00 am
Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 5:00 pm
Location: Freedom Plaza
Address: 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

912dc.org

It’s time to take the tea party movement directly to Washington, D.C. Please join thousands of local organizers and grassroots Americans from across the country as we gather in our nation’s capital to deliver a message to the politicians: Enough!   We’ve had enough of the out of control spending, the bailouts, the growth of big government and the soaring deficits. And we reject the future tax increases to pay for all of this spending and debt down the road. We are gathering on 9-12-2009 to deliver our message in person that we’ve had enough!

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 The following list is only a small sampling of the protest events scheduled. To find a Tea Party protest in your area, visit the Common Sense Citizen Network

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Rowlett, Texas
 Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 9:00 am
Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am
Location: Sammy Walker Address: 6201 Dalrock Rd., Rowlett, TX Map it

Events:

  • In support of the Washington DC 9/12 event we are having a Tea Party on September 12!

9:00 – 11:00 AM

Sammy Walker’s BBQ

6201 Dalrock Rd

Rowlett, TX

Speakers: Mayor John Harper, Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams

Hosted and Emcee’d By J-D Wells, The Well’s Report-KLIF 570 AM

We will have open mic opportunities for citizens as well as voter registrars from Dallas, Rockwall and Hunt County present.

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 Phoenix, Arizona

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 9:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

Location: Arizona State Capitol Museum Lawn Address: 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ Map it

http://ArizonaTeaParty.com

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Homestead, Florida

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

 Address: 790 N. Homestead Blvd Homestead FL 33030 Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

Contacts:
americanpatriot34@yahoo.com

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 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

 Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

Address: 540 N. Commercial Street Harrisburg IL 62946 Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

www.harrisburgteaparty.com

Contacts:
John@harrisburgteaparty.com
Sandy@harrisburgteaparty.com

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 Beaufort , South Carolina

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

Location: Waterfront Park, The Pavilion Address: Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29901 Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

www.BeaufortTeaParty.webs.com

Our purpose is: * A Peaceful Assembly Of Citizens * To Freely Voice Your Concerns And For You To Speak Openly (2 Min. Time Limit Per Person) * Protest The Extension Of Governments’ Power Beyond Constitutional Limits *Protection of Personal And Property Rights * Freedom Of Religion * Freedom Of Speech
Contacts:
BeaufortTeaParty@live.com

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 Denver, Colorado

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

Address: 200 East Colfax Denver CO 80203 Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

Contacts:
wwwbroomfield912@gmail.com

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 Naples, Florida

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

Address: Pine Ridge Road and US 41 Naples FL 34101 Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

www.meetup.com/The-SWFL-9-12Project-Meetup-Group/calendar/11048157/

The Naples Tea Party will have a 9-12 Tea Party on Pine Ridge Road and US 41 at 10:00 a.m. and run till noon. Barry Willoughby, the organizer, is working with other like-minded groups to make the 9-12 Tea Party a success.
This major Tea Party will run in conjunction with other ones scheduled all across the country, including the big one in Washington. So, for those not able to make it to Washington, here is your chance to be a part of the 9-12 Tea Party movement in Naples.

The SWFL 9.12 Project will have a sign up table at the event. In addition, we will need volunteers to be trained for “new media” to help sign people up to follow SWFL 9.12 on Twitter.

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 Amarillo , Texas

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

Location: Randall Country Annex Address: I-27 & Georgia, Amarillo, Texas Map it

http://amarilloteaparty.net/TeaPartyBillFlyer1.pdf

Join us on September 12th ~ 10:00 a.m. to noon
Randall Country Annex at I-27 & Georgia
Voice your opposition to the Socialized Health Care & Cap and Trade bills in Congress!!!!
Amarillo Tea Party Mission Statement
Mission: The Amarillo Tea Party organization is an independent grassroots group of citizens whose sole purpose is to unite those individuals who believe the government has over-extended its reach and has been fiscally irresponsible through over-spending, bailouts and excessive taxation. This group does not accept monetary donations, is not affiliated with any political party and encourages all Americans, everywhere, who subscribe to the following principles to join us in promoting change to current government policy:
1. We uphold and adhere to the Constitution of the United States of America; 2. We believe in limited government;
3. We believe in individual rights; 4. We believe in balanced budgets for all levels of government;
5. We believe in fiscal responsibility and honest accountability of our tax dollars in the hands of local, state and
federal government officials;  6. We believe in taxation legislation and policies that promote individual freedom and prosperity as well as business growth and productivity;  7. We believe in instituting term limits for members of Congress; and  8. We believe in border control, prohibiting illegal immigration due to the costs associated with legal representation, education and health care that are passed on to individual American citizens in the form of excess taxation. The Amarillo Tea Party supporters believe that to accomplish the principles above, we must educate, communicate and unite with likeminded citizens locally and throughout the state and country to select candidates for elected office who adopt and incorporate the above principles.
Contact/Information:
Face Book: “Amarillo Tea Party / Tax Protest”
Email: AmarilloTeaParty@gmail.com
Website: http://www.AmarilloTeaParty.net
Phone: Bill Sumerford at 353-1474

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 Temecula, California 

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

Address: Ynez and Rancho California Road Temecula CA 92592 Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

Contacts:
Blanton008@aol.com

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 Lakeland, Florida 

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

Location: Lake Mirror Amphitheatre Address: 121 South Lake Avenue Lakeland FL 33803 Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

www.lakelandflteaparty.com 

WE THE PEOPLE want our country back! Join us and take a stand.
We are a grassroots, collaborative volunteer group made up of everyday American citizens united by our shared core values. Lakeland TEA Party is dedicated to America’s founding principles of Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, and Free Markets. The Tea Party mission is to unite like-minded individuals, inform & educate and secure public policy
consistent with those values.
Contacts:
info@lakelandflteaparty.com

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 Harrison City, Pennsylvania

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

Address: Bushy Run Battle Field Harrison City PA 15636 Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

southwestpateaparty.webs.com/ 

“Awaken the American Spirit” is the theme of the Southwest PA T.E.A. Party to be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 11 am to 1 pm at Bushy Run Battle Field.  

Topic Speakers: Brad Tupi, Attorney; Colleen Holmes, Eagle Forum CEO; Kim Stolfer, Firearm Owners Against Crime Chairman; Troy Northrop, Minister; Lowman Henry, Lincoln Institute, and Smokey Stover

9-11 Memorial Speakers: Clay Mankamyer; Ed Wiernik, Vietnam Veteran; and Lt Colonel Bill Russell

Advancement of Colors: “Biker Mike” – Michael Marincic

Entertainment: Laurie Racculia, Andrew Boag, Occasions Entertainment

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San Juan Capistrano, California 

 Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 1:30 pm

Address: Cook-LaNovia Park San Juan Capistrano CA 92675 Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

www.meetup.com/OC-The912Project/it/calendar/10859961/

At the San Juan event there will be numerous special speakers and guests including:

Assemblyman Chuck DeVore – Candidate for U.S. Senate against Barbara Ma’am Boxer
Shawn Black – Candidate for State Assembly 70th District
Bill Hunt – Candidate for Orange County Sheriff
Deborah Pauley – Villa Park City Councilwoman
Lawrence Hebron – Historian on America’s founding and US Constitution
Roland Canamar – (grassroots speaker) owner/operator of Silver Dream Factory Movie Studio
Dolly Chacon – (grassroots speaker) radio host of “Tru Glory” Radio
Tawnya Wojciechowski – (grassroots speaker) business and IP attorney

We will then caravan/bus to the second Mega Rally in LA at the Federal Building.

There will be some great speakers and a number of special guests at this event as well.
Keep your calendars open and check back here for details!

Add a comment View Comments (0) Greater New Orleans Tea Party 912 Picnic Rally (0 Attending) Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 4:00 pm Location: West End Park Address: New Orleans, LA 70124 Map it

We are rallying in unison with our fellow patriots who are in DC on 912.   912 PICNIC RALLY music, speeches, politicians, educational booths, children activities and participation Contact: snouffie_2@commonsensecitizens.net

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 WylieTea Party

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

Location: Community Park Address: 800 Thomas Street, Wylie, TX Map it

Bring your food, your drinks, your blankets, your chairs, your family and your friends!

Come celebrate AMERICA while we honor those lives lost on the 8th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

wylieteaparty@yahoo.com

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Topekas, Kansas – Capital 912 Rally

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 4:00 pm

Location: Garfield Park, 1600 N. Kansas Ave. Address: 1600 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS Map it

Host:    Topeka 912 Project
Type:    Causes – Rally
Network:    Global
Date:    Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time:    11:00am – 11:00pm
Location:    Garfield Park, 1600 N. Kansas Ave., AND
Street:    Kansan Grill, 705 S. Kansas Ave.
City/Town:    Topeka, KS

Description
As part of a nation-wide effort, we’ll be having a day full of events for 912-ers from across our great state!

We’ll begin at 11:00am in Garfield Park, 1600 North Kansas Ave., with a Voter’s Issues Program.

We’ll have expert speakers from across Kansas coming to educate us on vital issues such as our Constitutional Laws & Rights, Gun Laws, States’ Rights, Health Care, Illegal Immigration & Voter Fraud, Taxes, Education and more!

Bring lawn chairs if you’d like, food vendors will be availble.

At approx. 2:00pm we’ll have an opportunity to visit (respectfully) with some Kansas politicians (confirmations still pending), get informational hand-outs from various politically-active groups, and shop for some interesting merchandise. (This will still be at Garfield Park, under the trees.)

PARTY!! We’ll end up the day with a party where we can eat, drink, and get to know our friends from across the state! We’ll be at the Kansan Grill (approx. 4pm), just off the southwest corner of 7th & So. Kansas Ave. We’ve reserved the entire restaurant, they’re putting on a special buffet just for us (at your own expense), and we’ll watch a recording of Glenn Beck’s coverage earlier in the day of the Washington D.C. Rally. So plan to stay a while!

Make Your voices Heard! Come To The Rally!

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 Pocatello, Idaho

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

Location: Optimist Field Address: N. 8th Ave. and E. Sherman St. Pocatello, ID Map it

PLEASE NOTE : Event details may have changed since this posting.  Please contact event organizers for the latest details.

Pocatello Tea Party 9/12 Rally
The majority is no longer silent – Come and Make your Voice be Heard

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Optimist Field
Street: N. 8th Ave. and Serman St.
City/Town: Pocatello, ID
Email: pocatelloteaparty@gmail.com

DescriptionTHE BIGGEST TEA PARTY IN IDAHO!!
Pocatello Tea Party 9/12 Rally
Check for more details coming soon.

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 Jackson, Mississippi 

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

Location: Mississippi State Capitol Address: 400 High St, Jackson, MS Map it

Mississippi Patriots’ 9/12 Rally at the Capitol!
We’re marching on Jackson simultaneously with our fellow Patriots as they march on DC!

PLEASE NOTE : Event details may have changed since this posting.  Please contact even organizers for the latest event details.
Host: James Broadwater, ResistNet, the MS TEA Party, & 912
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: The State Capitol
City/Town: Jackson, MS
Email: james.broadwater@juno.com

Rally to MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD

Confirmed speakers (as of 9/5/2009): Russ Latino, Cal Zastro, Grant Sowell, Les Riley, Rick Cook, and James Broadwater.

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McAllen, Texas

 Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

Location: Christian Fellowship Church Address: 2201 Trenton Road, McAllen TX Map it

We will have a 912 March on McAllen on Sat., Sept. 12th,starting at 11:00 AM at Christian Fellowship Church, 2201 Trenton Road. We will walk down Trenton Road to 2nd Street and back to CFC to show solidarity with those Marching on Washington, DC on 912. We will go back to CFC, where we will have sandwiches, chips and drinks, while watching the March on Washington, DC on the big screen in the auditorium. At 1:00 PM, we will hear from speakers Robert Michelena on guns and gun control; Orlando Perez on Socialist Indoctrination as he lived it in Castro’s Cuba; Ron Smith on the law and Glen Hagenbach on “General Welfare, General Misery”. We will watch the last of Glenn Beck’s coverage of the March on Washington, DC on the big screen before heading home at about 3:00 PM.

Please, will you help? email: mtp@rgvtp.com

1. If you are planning to come, please email a “yes”. 2. Signs – We have some signs that we will have there, but we need some people to be creative and make some “912 March on McAllen” or “We’re Marching With Washington, DC 912ers” signs. Say “yes-sign”, if you will.
3. Food: Say “yes – 1 or 2 loaves of sandwiches” or “yes 2 or 3 bags of chips”.
4. Drinks: MTP will provide tea and lemonade. Would anyone bring an ice chest with botlled water?

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Chicagao, Illinois 

 Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

Location: Millenium Park Address: Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue Map it

Chicago Tea Party on Sept 12, Millenium Park

Host: Chicago Tea Party Patriots
Type: Causes – Rally
Network: Global
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Millenium Park in Grant Park
Street: Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue at the Bean

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 Lancaster, South Carolina

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

Address: 104 N. Main Street Lancaster SC 29720 Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

www.teapartyrevolution.com/

Contacts:

Contact Info: Rob McCoy
carsales101@hotmail.com

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 Olympia, Washington

Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

Address: 416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW Olympia WA 98504 Map it

PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

www.olympiateaparty.com/

  • It is time to turn the debate around!
  • Sponsored by the Olympia Tea Party
  • Same day as the 9/12 Washington DC march
  • We will gather on the North Steps of our State Capitol here in Olympia
  • Noon too 1:00 PM
  • Our Theme:  Real Reforms for Health Care (this is not an anti-Obama rally)
  • Tea Party & other Speakers, Networking and more…
    Contacts:
    olympiateaparty@gmail.com
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     Mansfield, Ohio

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Address: Park Ave. and Main St. Mansfield OH 44902 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

    www.bloodofpatriots.org/

    Our next Tea Party is on Saturday, September 12th., (in conjunction with Glenn Beck’s 9-12 Project) at the Central Park Gazebo, located at the corner of Main St. and Park Ave. in downtown Mansfield.  Topics will include: defending our Constitution and free enterprise system, our veterans, tax reform, health care, America’s slide toward Socialism, fiscal responsibility, limited government and more.
    Contacts:
    info@bloodofpatriots.org

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     Dixon, Illinois

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Address: Galena Ave. & 2nd Street Dixon IL 61021 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

    www.saukvalleyteaparty.com/

    Meet us at Freedom Park in Dixon, IL on September 12, 2009 for a Tea Party. Bring your signs, your opinions, and your freedoms as we celebrate our Constitution, protest against an out of control government (both at the State and Federal Government), and show that WE the PEOPLE are ready to take back our country.

    We will be meeting at 12 noon at the SE corner of Galena Avenue and 2nd Street. From there, we will have a short march to our final destination. We will schedule speeches and welcome people to share their grievances with our government. We felt freedom park with the remnants of the Berlin Wall an appropriate setting to start our rally. 

    Contacts:
    tomjefferson61021@gmail.com

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    Tallahassee, Florida

    Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Address: Monroe Street & Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee FL 32301 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

    taxteaparty.com/912tall

    Contacts:
    wpstoutamire@hotmail.com

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     Crystal River, Florida 

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Address: LITTLE SPRING PARK GAZEBO Crystal River FL 34428 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

    floridateaparty.weebly.com/

    Contacts:
    mattosedna@embarqmail.com

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     Tulsa, Oklahoma 

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Address: LaFortune Park Tulsa OK 74101 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

    www.tulsateaparty.org

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    Sault Ste. Marie, Michingan 

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Address: Corner of Peck and Ashmun Streets Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

    http://upliberty.com/

     Time 12PM-2PM:

    Rally will feature speakers and live entertainment!
    Bring your tea bags to throw!

    UPDATE ! ! !

    Event MC: Craig McDonald!

    Speakers/Entertainment (so far): Scott and JR from the AM 1400 Morning Show!

    Thomas Jefferson in the Flesh! Mr. Jefferson, one of our esteemed founding fathers, will give a speech on the Past, Present and the Future of America!

    More Speakers and entertainment to be Announced!
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    Update!!

    Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America Confirmed!

    Let’s get the word out and give Larry a UP welcome!

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    Update!
    Greg Marshall, from AM 1270 in Petoskey confirmed!
    Greg host the Morning show and brings a level headed approach to politics, he’ll be discussing Healthcare, sharing his own worries as a parent of a special needs child.
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    Update!!
    Just confirmed! Singer/songwriter Zack Bower!
    Zack is a gifted songwriter from Lansing MI, he’ll performing his inspired Tea Party anthem “1776″
    Check out is Myspace to listen…http://www.myspace.com/hearzackbower

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    Canton, Ohio 

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Location: Van Zandt County Courthouse Address: 121 E. Dallas St.,, Canton TX, 75103 Map it

    Non-Partisan event, Bring your signs!, Bring your family!

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    Grand Rapids, Michigan

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

    Location: Federal Building Downtown Grand Rapids Address: 110 Ottawa, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Map it

    Time: September 11, 2009 at 12pm to September 12, 2009 at 12pm
    Location: Federal Building Downtown GR
    Street: 110 Ottawa
    City/Town: Grand Rapids
    Event Type: supportprotest.
    Organized By: Douglas Dunning Jr.
    Latest Activity: 29 minutes ago

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    This a support protest for Sept 11th and 12th for those of us unable to attend the DC rally, to go out and support our DC crew. We will get out there at noon on both Friday and Saturday and raise a bit of a ruckus.

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    Nashville, Tennessee

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 5:00 pm

    Location: Legislative Plaza Address: Union & 6th Ave., Nashville, TN 37244 Map it

    Time: September 12, 2009 from 12pm to 5pm
    Location: Legislative Plaza Nashville TN
    Organized By: Holly

    Event Description:
    The 9/12 Nashville! WE SURROUND THEM!
    These Colors Don’t Run!
    A day filled of Patriotic Pride!

    The Oathkeepers
    SPECIAL GUESTS

    RAY STEVENS PERFORMING HIS NEW SONG 10%!

    DANIELLE CARROLL
    SCOTT EWING
    LESLEY McDANIEL
    JEFF SENTERS AND THE PATRIOT PRIDE BAND
    SPEAKERS
    MICHAEL DEGIORNO,99.7 SUPERTALK
    DAVE EVANS US CONGRESS CANDIDATE 6TH DISTRICT
    DON STRONG US CONGRESS CANDIDATE 4TH DISTRICT
    BEN CUNNINGHAM TN TAX REVOLT
    See more details and RSVP on The Conservative Underground:http://www.tcunation.com/events/event/show?id=2476373:Event:220370&xgi=4eCIJ41MX0LZqd

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    Crystal River, Florida (2)

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Location: Crystal River City Hall Address: 123 NW Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428 Map it

    South Florida Tea Party & No Government Health Care.com

    Description
    “BEHIND CRYSTAL CITY HALL – NW 2ND AVE. OFF SUNCOAST BLVD.,, JUST BEFORE THE CRYSTAL RIVER MALL.

    If you cannot go to Washington, DC, then please attend our Tea Party on 9/12.  This is the time to make a stand.  We must stand up and demand that this administration stop exploding the national debt which will lead to enormous taxation and super inflation and financially ruin future generations of Americans.  We cannot continue to let this administration continue to adopt failed European socialist policies which will lead us on a road to perdition.  Brings signs, water, chairs.  We have a great line up of speakers and entertainment.
    For more information, please contact: mattosedna@embarqmail.com

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    Monroe, North Carolina

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Location: Old County Courthouse Address: 300 N. Main St., Monroe, NC 28112 Map it

    Monroe Tea Party Rally
    WHERE: Old County Courthouse, 300 N. Main St., Monroe, NC
    WHEN: Saturday, 9/12/09, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Questions: unionteaparty@gmail.com

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    Jefferson, Texas 

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Location: Red Barn Antiques Store Address: 212 W. Austin Street, Jefferson, Texas Map it

    ConcernedCitizensNational912.ning.com 

    Contact : car349@aol.com or chdorb@hotmail.com

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    Geneva, Illinois

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Location: Elfstrom Stadium Address: 34W002 Cherry Ln Geneva, IL Map it

    http://www.libertytrail9-12.com/

    LET’S Meet & Mingle

    Where:  Elfstrom Park (Kane County Cougars Stadium)

    Time:  2:00PM to 6PM

    a meet and mingle time for participating groups

    Tom Tabback, author of Joe the Plumber to speak

    John Carlson to speak

    Dr. Steven Sauerberg to speak

    a few humorous gigs

    Lots of special music courtesy of the Bert Cattoni band, Awards for best sign series and best dressed “Don’t Flush America” truck, A  50-50 drawing, An all you can eat meal provided by the Cougar organization
    hot dogs, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, pork chops, chips, pasta salad
    and assorted cans of Pepsi products

    $21.95 per person plus tax payable to Cougars Baseball

    and finally, since it is playoff season for the Cougars, an opportunity to watch a playoff game if they advance in the playoff series.

                       RSVP on the “Contact Us” page, and Pay Here:

                          https://secure.kccougars.com/miscellaneous/product/show/productid/3

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    Cedar Rapids , Iowa

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

    Location: Cedar Rapids Aluminum Tree Park Address: 101 1st St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA Map it

    Host: Cedar Rapids Tea Party
    Price: free
    Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Cedar Rapids Aluminum Tree Park downtown 
    Street: 101 1st St NE 
    Email: crteaparty@gmail.com

    Rally at the Tree in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, 9/12 at 12 noon, rain or shine.

    A march on Washington is scheduled for September 12th (see http://www.the912project.com/ for details).

    If you can make it to DC for the march, by all means, GO. But if you can’t take a couple days off to go to DC, please join us here in Cedar Rapids instead. In the spirit of the nationwide Tea Party grass roots movement and the 9/12, there will be a rally at the Cedar Rapids Tree downtown on the river (the site of the two previous Tea Parties) to encourage grass roots resistance to the many recent encroachments on our freedom.  Those who are so inclined may take the podium (we have a PA system now) to say a few words about the issues that most bother you. Please Contact me by email if you are interested in speaking so I can get a list together , you will need to keep your speeches under 2 minutes and on topic !!!.   Some of the big issues we are concerned with are defeating Obama Care, defeating Cap and Trade (the environmental bill), plans to suppress free speech by silencing talk radio, future stimulus bills, and any measure that promises to usher in a new era of confiscatory taxes and infringement on our freedoms. We are very concerned about the march toward socialism and what we can do to stop it at the local, state and national levels.  This get together is part pep rally to encourage each other and part organizational meeting to increase our effectiveness by finding ways to work together to get our voice heard. Bring your signs.

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     Greensboro, North Carolina 

     : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Location: Governmental Plaza Address: 201 South Greene Street Greensboro NC Map it

    September 12, 2009
    Governmental Plaza
    Downtown Greensboro, NC
    12 noon
    “We The People” Have the Solution!

    201 South Greene Street Greensboro NC
    USA

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    Houston, Texas – Glenn Beck Live Viewing Party

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Address: West Oaks Mall #429 Houston, TX Map it

    Glenn Beck Live Viewing Party Sept 12
    One If By Land Society
    Saturday, September 12, 2009
    12:00pm – 2:00pm
    Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks: West Oaks Mall #429
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=249517530253

    http://god.spreadshirt.com/us/US/Shop/Index/index/page/1

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     Iron Mountain, Michigan 

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Location: Pine Mountain Soccer Complex

    Address: N3332 Pine Mountain Rd. Iron Mountain, MI 49801 Map it

    09-12-09 Tea Party Rally
    Iron Mountain, Michigan
    Saturday, September 12, 2009
    Noon CST
    Pine Mountain Soccer Complex
    Pine Mountain Resort on Pine Mountain Road
    Richard Abraham (organizer)
    906-774-1147 (organizer phone)
     
    http://www.a4ce.org/Rally09-12-09.htm

    The tea party rally will be held on September 12, 2009 in Iron Mountain, Michigan to coincide with the march on Washington DC the same day. The TEA Party will be held at 12 Noon CST Saturday at the Pine Mountain Soccer Complex located on Pine Mountain Road. Free Constitution pocket sized booklets will be given to all in attendance. In addition, TEE Shirts will be available in all sizes. The Pavilion at the soccer Complex will accommodate 200 people in the event of Rain. Severable notable speakers have been invited to speak and questions and comments are encouraged from the rally participants. Grilled Hot Dogs for $1.00 and Grilled Brats for $2.00 will be available both will be served with soda and potato chips! YUM – YUM

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    Coraopolis, Florida 

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:30 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:30 pm

    Location: In front of the Borough Building Address: 1012 Fifth Avenue Coraopolis, PA Map it

    If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C., but you believe in the 9/12 Principles and Values, join the rally!

    www.Coraopolis-Patriots.com

    www.blog.patriotcoffeehouse.com

    Contact :

    Carrie Gilligan 412-269-0131

    Melissa Haluszczak 412-269-4564

    mhalusz@msn.com

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    El Paso, Texas

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:30 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:30 pm

    Location: Downtown Arts Festival Plaza Address: 1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, Texas Map it

    9/12 Tea Party
    Saturday, September 12
    12:30pm-2:30pm
    Downtown Arts Festival Plaza
    1 Arts Festival Plaza
    Cost: $10 Donation

    JOIN FELLOW El PASOANS IN SUPPORT OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY & LIMITED GOVERNMENT!

    FEATURED SPEAKERS:
    *Michael Sullivan from Empower Texans
    *Dr. Timothy Roth
    *Retired Major General Dyer

    RSVP for the 9/12 Tea Party! 

    mailto:infoep@grassrootselpaso.orgsubject=RSVP for 9/12 Tea Party

    Invite your neighbors, friends and family and download a flyer!

    http://www.grassrootselpaso.org/userfiles/file/912TP_Flyer (2).pdf

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    Bakersfield, California 

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 12:30 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 2:30 pm

    Location: Central Park At Mill Creek Address: 1930 R Street (Between 19th and 21st), Bakersfield, CA Map it

    Bakersfield Tea Party
    Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
    Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
    Location: Central Park At Mill Creek
    Street: Located between 21st and 19th Streets, just east of R Street
    City/Town: Bakersfield, CA
    Phone: 6613335975
    Email: bill_lind@kernteaparty.com

    Great news! We have joined forces with the Kern County 9/12 Project Group to promote and celebrate Saturday, September 12. There are a good number of people in the Bakersfield area that are involved with both the 9/12 project and the Tea Party. Leadership of both groups want to ensure that we are united in our patriotic efforts. We want to make the 9/12 day in Bakersfield enjoyable for all and provide options for people to participate in both or one of the events scheduled. We have moved the Tea Party Rally at Central Park to start at 12:30 PM. This will give people who attend the 9/12
    event to view the special live broadcast of the Glenn Beck Show from Washington DC and have time to drive over to Central Park. This will also give others more options on what they want to do about lunch if they don’t attend the 9/12 event in the morning. Here is a revised schedule with keeping both events in mind:

    I. Sept 12th March on Washington DC Live Broadcast, Anchored by Glenn Beck 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM – Coconut Joe’s Banquet Hall 4000 Easton Drive, Suite 2

    Glenn Beck told us on March 13th with the unveiling of the 9/12 Project that he would meet us back here in six months on 9/12. Joe at Coconut Joe’s has generously donated his banquet room to us. Saturday morning, 9/12 we will be gathering to watch the march on Washington, anchored by Glenn Beck at Coconut Joe’s 4158 California Ave. We will be serving brunch/lunch. The cost is $18 per person, however a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Kern County 9/12 group for future events! Joe has been very generous, he regrets that he will not be able to join us however, he will be in Washington DC! So get those RSVP’s in and let’s have a good turn-out! Glenn will begin his broadcast at 10:00 am to it completes at Noon! So plan to come share good conversation with like minded people, good food and a mimosa or two! So come out and support the merchants who are supporting us!

    Please RSVP ASAP so we can give Coconut Joe’s an idea of how many people to expect. You can RSVP through the facebook event link:

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119440309302#/event.php?eid=130816976950

    or email your RSVP to:
    susan0722@earthlink.net

    II. Bakersfield 9/12 Tea Party Rally – Central Park at Mill Creek downtown Bakersfield 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    The Bakersfield Tea Party is inviting you, your friends, and your family to a Tea Party Rally on Saturday, September 12 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. The location will be at Central Park in downtown Bakersfield. Central Park is the location where the federal courthouse will be built and this has been an issue of great local debate. We are meeting to make our voices heard against fiscal irresponsibility, big government intrusion, over-taxation, and the damage to our free market system coming from all levels of government (Federal, State, County, and City). This is great chance for us to meet together and bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001. The day after America was attacked we were not obsessed with Red States, Blue States or political parties. We were united as Americans, standing together to protect the greatest nation ever created.

    Event Schedule
    1. Opening address from Bakersfield Tea Party. Announcement of future tea party events and talk about where we go from here. Update and commentary on
    national and state issues concerning tea party patriots.

    2. Kern County 9/12 Project leadership will talk about the significance of 9/12 and the march on Washington. There are a good number of people from Kern county that are participating in the Washington D.C. march on 9/12.

    3. Conservative Ken Mettler, President of KLM Homes and member of Kern Citizens for Property Rights, will be speaking about Redevelopment: The Unknown
    Government and other local and state government issues that concern tea party principles.

    4. Please bring your lawn chairs, shade covers, and picnic lunch to enjoy lunch in the park or please go grab lunch at one of the downtown restaurants to help support the local economy. Here are some examples of downtown eateries that you can enjoy before or after the rally:

    Luigi’s, Goose Loonies, Bill Lee’s, Sinaloa’s, Mexicali’s, La Costa Maricos, Flame and Skewers, Happy Jack’s,Sequoia Sandwich, Sub Station

    Please help the Bakersfield economy by supporting Coconut Joe’s by attending the live broadcast of the March on Washington DC from 9:30 to 12:00 or going to one of the downtown Bakersfield eateries. Thank you!

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    Madison Heights, Michigan

      Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Address: 660 W. 12 Mile Road Madison Heights MI 48071 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the vent.

    Contacts:
    sharonsnyder@wowway.com
    sharonsnyder@wowway.com

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    Vancouver, Washington 

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:30 pm

    Address: 100 Columbia St Vancouver WA 98660 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the vent.

    www.wethepeople-washington.org/Calendar.html

    We have chartered the Amazing Grace tall ship from Gig Harbor, Washington. She is an 85 foot, top-sail schooner characteristic of traditional ships from the mid 1700’s. Colonial Patriot Thomas Paine (as seen on YouTube) will deliver a special message. http://www.WeThePeople-Washington.org are working with The 912 Project and other patriotic groups in Oregon to organize this event. Victoria Taft, local talk radio host, has agreed to serve as MC for the event. We have a host of speakers lined up to remind us of the principles of the American Founding and our civic responsibilities as We The People. We must raise our expectations for representation and make a more deliberate effort to develop future statesman. The tall ship Amazing Grace will make her maiden voyage on the Columbia and Willamette rivers.

    http://www.wethepeople-washington.org/912_VanPDX.pdf

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    Quincy, Illinois

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 6:00 pm

    Address: Washington Park Quincy IL 62301 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the vent.

    www.quincyteaparty.com/

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     Linesville, Pennsylvania 

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Address: N Mercer Street Linesville PA 16424 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the vent.

    www.tulsateaparty.org

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     FloridaFort Lauderdale 

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 5:00 pm

    Location: Fort Lauderdale Federal Courthouse Address: 299 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Map it

    Join us for this event and make your voice heard!

    Contact : rich2741@commonsensecitizens.net for more info.

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    Rome , New York

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 4:00 pm

    Location: Fort Stanwix Address: 112 E Park St, Rome, NY 13440 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : Event details may change over time.  Please check with the organizers for final event details.

    Contact : jeemsane@commonsensecitizens.net

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     St. Joseph, Michigan

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Location: Berrien Co. Courthouse Address: 811 Port St., St. Joseph, Michigan Map it

    9-12 Rally
    St. Joseph, Michigan
    Saturday, September 12, 2009
    1:00-3:00 pm
    Berrien Co. Courthouse
    811 Port St
    Southwest Michigan Tea Party Patriots (organizer)
    269-323-1090 (organizer phone)

    http://www.swmipats.org

    Can’t get to DC? Join our local 9-12 rally!

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    Foley, Alabama

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 5:00 pm

    Address: HERITAGE PARK Foley AL 36535 Map it

     PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the vent.

    Contacts:
    Woodypal62@Yahoo.com
    fairhopeteaparty@gmail.com

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    Fort Worth, Texas  

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 6:00 pm

    Address: North of the Convention Center Fort Worth TX 76101 Map it

    PLEASE NOTE : The details of this event may have changed since this event was posted to the calendar. Please contact the event organizers directly for the latest details of the event.

    912ftw.org

    We are pleased to announce that Judge Andrew Napolitano will be the keynote speaker of the 912 Project March and Rally in Fort Worthon September 12, 2009. Judge Napolitano is the Senior Judical Analyst for the Fox News Channel. Judge Napolitano hosts FreedomWatch at 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesdays on Foxnews.com; he co-hosts Fox & Friends; he is a regular on The O’Reilly Factor; and he hosts “Brian and the Judge” on FOX Radio.

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    Santa Fe, New Mexico

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 4:00 pm

    Location: New Mexico State Capitol Address: 1250 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM Map it

    mesamaker@yahoo.com

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     Odessa, Texas – West Texas Tea Party 

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 8:00 pm

    Location: Odessa College Athletic Field Address: 201 W. University, Odessa, Texas Map it

    http://www.odessateaparty.org

    West Texas TEA Party
    Odessa, Texas
    Saturday, September 12, 2009
    2:00pm
    8:00pm

    Odessa College Athletic Field
    201 W. University

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    Greenville, South Carolina

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 4:00 pm

    Location: Greenville County Square Veterans Wall Address: Church st and University Ridge, Greenville, SC Map it

    Upstate South Carolina 9-12 project rally and march

    Upstate 912 rally/march

    PLEASE NOTE : Event details may have changed since this posting.  Please contact event organizers directly for the latest event details. 

    Host: Bill Welch
    Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
    Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Location: Greenville County Square Veterans Wall
    Street: Church st and Unverisity Ridge 
    City/Town: Greenville, SC
    Email: welchandsonfarm@yahoo.com

    Stand up and let the Government you are go to take there careless actions and let the country forget how important we the people are

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    Jefferson, Wisconsin

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 5:00 pm

    Location: Jefferson County Courthouse Address: 320 S Main St., Jefferson, WI Map it

    Taxpayer Tea Party
    September 12th
    2 pm – 5 pm
    Jefferson County Courthouse
    320 S Main St
    Jefferson

    Sponsored by :
    Rock River Patriots

    For those of you who can’t make the 9/12 march on Washington, the Rock River Patriots will be having a TEA Party on the steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse on September 12, 2009 from 2pm-5pm. Bring your signs, your flags, and your patriotism.  Let’s continue to send a message to all the elected representatives in Wisconsin and in Washington D.C.

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    Los Angeles, California

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 5:00 pm

    Location: Los Angeles Federal Building Address: 11000 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Map it

     A Tea Party for the West Coast When – Saturday, September 12th 3pm-5pm Where – Los Angeles Federal Building 11000 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA Web – http://912west.org Other information –  no charge to attend, no charge for on-site parking, bring your signs and banners
    Keeping with Tea Parties of the past, 912West is a non-partisan event, and all people are invited to attend, regardless of their political affiliation.  There is also no cost to attend.  The event will highlight runaway government, both in Washington, DC and in Sacramento, CA, and focus on the core American principles of freedom and liberty, which are achieved by following the Constitution, reducing the size of government, fiscal responsibility and promoting Free Markets.  The organizers of the event, who are everyday Americans from Los Angeles and Orange County, have come together to make sure the voices of Southern California, and America, are heard by our elected officials across the nation.  The event will include speakers from the Hollywood community, political activists, community organizers and an array of political candidates.  

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    Stuart, Florida 

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 4:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 5:00 pm

    Location: Roosevelt Bridge Address: Stuart FL 34994 Map it

    South Florida Tea Party & No Government Health Care.com

    Description
    Martin 9/12 Tea Party plans to express their citizens’ concerns about health care, taxation and generational debt, and other issues. Bring your sign (no negatives) and protest peacefully. Roosevelt Bridge at 4-7 pm. After the protest, we will caravan to Harry and the Natives at the corner of US1 and Bridge Road in Hobe Sound.
    Please contact Cindy at: luckycin@comcast.net

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    LaPryor, Texas

     Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 5:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 8:00 pm

    Location: The Lindenborn Farm Address: FM 1986, La Pryor, TX Map it

    http://www.zudpatriot.i8.com/

    9/12 Patriots Gathering
    Concerned Citizens of
    Zavala, Uvalde and Dimmit Counties
    (among others)
    Saturday, September 12, 2009
    5 pm to 8pm
    at The Lindenborn Farm, FM 1986, La Pryor, TX
    All Concerned Citizens are invited to attend and support a
    National Grassroots American Movement
    BarBQ Dinner and Tea will be served.
    Please bring a chair, a friend and your beverage of choice.
    Wear something cool!
    Please call if you need directions, please call 830-365-4841
    or email zudpatriots@gmail.com
    http://www.teapartypatriots.org (Zavala, Uvalde Dimmit 9/12 Patriots)

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    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Begins : Saturday, September 12 at 5:00 pm

    Ends    : Saturday, September 12 at 8:00 pm

    Location: Centennial Park Address: 1028 E 6th St, Tulsa, OK‎ Map it

    http://www.tulsateaparty.org/Events.html

    United We Stand – Freedom Festival
    September 12, 2009

    WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
    WHERE: Centennial Park

    Poker Run Times: First Rider/Car out at Noon, Last Bike In 4:30 pm

    Chili Cook-Off Times: On Site Registration starts at 10:00 am and cooking will begin at Noon with tasting starting at 4:00pm

    Freedom Festival: Starts at 5:00pm with Live bands starting at 3:00.

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    MIKE STEELE TO THE RESCUE

    antsteele_rnc_blog_fwa_20090130173241Bookmark and Share     Congratulations to Maryland’s former Lieutenant Governor Mike Steele.

    On Friday on the sixth ballot, after a long, hard and well fought fight, he captured enough votes to become the next Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

    Although, I endorsed Ohio’s Ken Blackwell for the position, there was nothing that made me object to Mike Steele.

     Since he held office in Maryland, I have been an admirer and fan of his work. For a long time now he has been an articulate defender of Republican ideology who also calls it like he sees it. He had no problem pointing out Republican wrongdoing.

    So not only do I not have a problem with Steele, I am excited by his stewardship of our party.

    The only reason I preferred Blackwell to Steele was the fact that Blackwell was Ohio’s Secretary of State and as a former Secretary of State I felt that his knowledge with the running of elections could give us an edge in election operations.

    That aside, Steele is just as good as Blackwell and in some ways may be even better.  One example is Steele as a speaker.  In that area Mike Steele is a great communicator who has the ability to appeal to our better senses.

    With Steele at the helm, our partyhas a good chance to rebuild.  And rebuilding is what we must do.

    So I am not only pleased with the RNC election results, I am pumped by Steele’s victory and all that he brings to the table.

    Mike Steele is a very likeable guy and an accomplished one too.  Born on Andrews Air Force Base, Mike Steele grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. where he was also active in educational extracurricular activities, In high school he was elected student council president and won a scholarship to Baltimore’s John Hopkins University.

    Upon graduation from College he became a seminarian and entered Villanova’s Augustinian Friars Seminary. After a year of teaching economics and world history he left the seminary to pursue a career in law.

    That path drew him into politics where he eventually served as the Prince George’s Republican County chairman in Maryland. Along the way, in 1995 he was named Maryland State Republican Man of the Year and in 2000 he became the Maryland Republican State Chairman, the first African-American to serve as a Republican State Chairman.

    In 2003 Steele was elected Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor and in 2006 he nearly became a United states senator from Maryland but in a bad year for Republicans, Steele lost in what he made a highly competitive and very close race.

    It is Mike Steele’s varied background that has helped to shape him into the well rounded, sound thinking man that he is. He has a feel for what the people want and need and he understands what Republicans need to do.

    In the immediate future Steele intends to start the Republican rebuilding process with efforts on three fronts. One will be the special election to fill the vacated seat of New York Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand who replaced Hilary Clinton in the United States senate. The other two efforts are the elections of Governors in New Jersey and Virginia.

    Each of these efforts are quite important and not just policy wise. They are important psychologically. After having “hope” used against Republicans in the past election cycle, victories in these places will go a long way in boosting the spirits and hopes of Republicans nationally and I believe that Mike Steele can help us do it.

    I believe the best modern day Republican Chairman that the party had was Lee Atwater back in the late 80’s and early in 1990.

    Atwater was in touch, in tune innovative, crafty and open to new ideas and new approaches to voters. He also knew what message to run with and how to run with it.

    Mike Steele has the potential to meet or exceed the good work of Lee Atwater.

    He has indicated that he intends to insure, that one of the most important players in the process, the grassroots, play a crucial role and he has even endorsed a grass root created plan for the party:

    That plan is as follows:

    The Internet: Our #1 Priority in the Next Four Years

    Winning the technology war with the Democrats must be the RNC’s number one priority in the next four years.

    The challenge is daunting, but if we adopt a strongly anti-Washington message and charge hard against Obama and the Democrats, we will energize our grassroots base. Among other benefits, this will create real demand for new ways to organize and route around existing power structures that favor the Democrats. And, you will soon discover, online organizing is by far the most efficient way to transform our party structures to be able to compete against what is likely to be a $1 billion Obama reelection campaign in 2012.

    Our near loss in the 2000 election sparked the 72 Hour program, after a brutal realization that we were being out-hustled in GOTV activities in the final days. Our partial success in the 2000 election didn’t blind us to the need for change, and our eyes must be wide open now. Barack Obama and the Democrats’ ability to build their entire fundraising, GOTV, and communications machine from the Internet is the #1 existential challenge to our existing party model.

    Change is never easy, but as in the post-2000 period, it begins with tough love and a focus on what must be done at the local level.

    What’s Wrong — And How to Fix It

    • Recruit 5 million new Republican online activists. Even a compelling message won’t go anywhere if we have no one to communicate it to. The next Chairman must undertake a crash program to grow the RNC’s email file organically — no spam and no “e-pending” from voter files. This will likely require a two-pronged strategy — 1) engaging grassroots Republicans directly in the fight against the Obama agenda, with creative grassroots actions that make Republicans want to stand together with members of their party, and 2) integrating e-mail signups into everything we do at the grassroots level, ensuring that everyone who goes to an event and or is contacted by a volunteer is given the opportunity to join our network.This goal seems daunting, but it forces us to think creatively about creating the sharpest, most compelling messages that will make people want to join us by the millions. If Newt Gingrich and T. Boone Pickens could each build an army of 1.4 million activists around energy, and Barack Obama could recruit 3 million to receive his VP selection by text message, then we know this is possible. If anything, given where the Internet will be in 2 or 4 years, we are low-balling the potential to create a new Republican online army.

     

    • Hold campaigns and local parties accountable. As important as it is that we invest in new technology at the national level, we must remember that the RNC’s primary objective is to win races state by state and district by district, not build up its own brand.To pursue this essential mission, individual campaigns must be held accountable for the number of emails they collect and the money they raise online. As much high-level attention must be paid to candidates’ online strategy as with the number of voter contacts made into a particular district or if the right media strategist is working the race. We must end a sense of dependence on the RNC at all levels — in which the RNC simply turns over its lists — and set goals that the campaigns must find creative and aggressive ways to meet:In target 2010 Congressional races, we recommend setting a standard of at least 5,000 in-district online activists recruited, and a minimum of $100,000 raised online.In target 2010 Senate races, we recommend a standard of 7,500 in-district online activists recruited and $150,000 raised online for each Congressional district.

     

    • A more open technology ecosystem. As tempting as it is to believe that there is a silver bullet to solve all our technology problems, this is very rarely the case. The technology gap will not be solved by funding multimillion dollar white elephants, but by unleashing free market competition among trusted entrepreneurs and volunteers who want to help the party. The RNC should open its technology ecosystem so that trusted partners can develop on top of GOP.com and Voter Vault. We must build a corps of outside technology volunteers who compete to write applications that actually improve party operations — and invest in the best ones. We must look beyond conventional political approaches to the Web, learning from technology hubs like Silicon Valley, and being unafraid to be the first in politics to adopt the changes in technology that are revolutionizing the consumer market.

    Changing the Way We Run the Party

    Everywhere we look, we see ordinary Americans using the connective power of the Internet to organize and take control of party politics. Look at what happened in our own primary with Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee coming out of nowhere largely with the help of the Internet, winning surprising political and fundraising victories. Before the Internet, Barack Obama would never have defeated Hillary Clinton to become the Democratic nominee and the next President.

    The power of traditional connections is being replaced by the power of mass connectedness. Politics is taking place on a grander stage than ever before, with millions, and not just tens of thousands — participating directly in the process. Millions of people can not only vote, but they can organize with each other across geographic boundaries to build political power in real time. Their sheer scale allows them to rapidly outflank traditional power brokers in a way that simply wasn’t possible before.

    The Republican Party can no longer survive in a modern era if we resist this new reality. With our power in Washington waning, our grassroots are the source of our greatest strength — not a problem to be managed. To revitalize ourselves, we must invite the crowd back in and tap their energy and creativity.

    This isn’t just about the Internet — it’s about recognizing that in a people-powered era, with the power of technology-empowered grassroots movements on the rise — everything about the way we mobilize voters changes. Campaign plans that called for a few hundred or thousand volunteers making phone calls in the final days are hopelessly quaint and limiting in an era when millions of people want to feel connected and involved 24/7.

    What’s Wrong — And How to Fix It

    • Rebuilding Our Grassroots Infrastructure. The fabric of the Republican Party at the local level is rending. We saw it this spring when a small and energized base of Ron Paul supporters succeeded in taking over many local party organizations.The reality is that this happened because our existing local party institutions are not all they could be. The Republican Party must be a civic institution again, with a volunteer base that is active year-round and is given real responsibility beyond showing up at a phone bank. In this last election, it should have been possible for volunteer leaders to organize their precinct or neighborhood for McCain, tasking them with knocking on doors, distributing signs, and most crucially, recruiting other volunteers to build the party exponentially. Instead, virtually all volunteer activity was channeled towards driving casual phone contacts, not personal neighbor-to-neighbor door knocks.Our technology should give Republican activists the ability to connect with fellow activists at the precinct level. We must encourage the growth of standalone volunteer communities, giving them the tools to organize themselves online, with the official party taking a step back and not trying to control them. We can’t anyway.Initially, the most important mode of contact will be volunteer-to-volunteer. It is only once we have built this army — one small group at a time — that we’ll be ready to go out in the field and talk to our voters. In the last campaign, the Republican Party banked on its strong get-out-the-vote (GOTV) operation, but even the strongest turnout operation could not have overcome the Democrats’ stronger recruitment, registration and persuasion efforts in the early phases of the cycle.

     

    • Time for a new fundraising model. The ability to raise startup capital precedes virtually everything else on a campaign. But those of us who worked the 2008 campaigns saw how everything — including political travel and grassroots outreach — was subsumed to maintain an aggressive high-dollar events schedule.Contrast this with the new President-elect. In addition to doing high-dollar events early on, he held rallies in major cities and required an e-mail address to attend. The 20,000 e-mail addresses collected at each of these events probably produced hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions down the line, not to mention countless hours of volunteer time. By the end of the campaign, Obama didn’t have to do events, because he could raise virtually unlimited sums from a network of millions that his campaign continued to grow at every opportunity. The campaigns of the future will be infinitely scalable, blurring the lines between fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and message, and require more resources than traditional sources can possibly raise.This means kick starting a generational transition to the new fundraising model. Right now, we cannot compete with the Democrats’ scalable online fundraising machine and if this is not corrected our party will face a long-term financial deficit. A big part of this will be growing a millions-strong network of supporters and giving them something to rally around. Moreover, our candidate recruitment should focus less on a candidate’s ability to collect $2,300 checks or to self-fund than on the strength of their message — which will ultimately attract more small and high dollar donors online and off. Traditional fundraising is still important, but in modern campaigns, it’s more like startup venture capital money than a long-term cash cow. We must change the culture of how we fundraise. The end goal of this effort must be clear: put our 2012 Presidential nominee in a position to raise over 50% of their money from the Internet.

     

    • A 25,000-strong Nationwide Campaign Force. It isn’t just our candidate recruitment that’s wanting. We must replenish our pool of trained campaign workers who know how to win races from school board to the Senate, and who know how to integrate new media into their field and communications efforts.To do this, we propose that the next RNC Chair make it a priority to train 25,000 high-level activists by 2012. A few thousand of these will go on to run races. The rest will form the nexus of a permanent volunteer corps that keeps the Republican Party strong and relevant in local communities. And this training must occur in all 50 states and over the Internet, and not just in Washington, D.C.

     

    • Reorganizing the RNC. In order to accomplish these goals, the RNC’s organizational structure will need to change. It is not enough to have a dedicated eCampaign division if other departments fail to use the Internet to transform how they do business in this new environment. The Internet should pervade everything the RNC does, and leadership on this front must come directly from the Chairman’s Office.

    Recruiting a New Generation of Candidates

    Thus far, we’ve talked about building a better rocket to launch our party into orbit. But we are mindful of the fact that our candidates are the rocket fuel that gets us there. Without inspiring candidates with clear messages to rally around, all the strategies and tactics in the world will be for naught.

    What’s Wrong — And How to Fix It

    • The 435 district strategy. By 2012, the Republican Party will field candidates in all 435 Congressional districts in America, from inner city Philadelphia to suburban Dallas, and our leaders must be held accountable for progress towards this goal. With an 80 plus vote margin separating Democrats from Republicans in the House, it’s time to widen the playing field, not narrow it. While our targeting has gotten narrower, honing in on a class of seats we feel entitled to because they lean Republican, Democrats have been stealing traditionally 60-40 Republican seats right and left. It’s time to return the favor.What’s more, it won’t be good enough to run perfunctory races in safe seats. 2008 showed us that every seat — Republican or Democrat — is potentially a target. If you aren’t seriously challenged this time, chances are you’ll be challenged the next time, or the time after that. Incumbents who don’t prepare for this reality will find themselves scrambling to catch up when the inevitable happens. That means that our party needs to set a new standard that campaigns will be professional and fully staffed in each and every seat.

     

    • But don’t stop at Congress. Building our bench and waging aggressive challenges doesn’t stop at Congress. State party chairs must also be held accountable for progress towards filing in 100% of state legislative races, with funding tied to progress towards this goal. The state houses are our bench, providing future leadership not just in Congress but in governorships and other statewide offices. They will also drive the 2010-12 redistricting cycle. The RNC must play a constructive role in recruiting and training candidates from the state house on up — and not just at the federal level. Just as Major League Baseball could not function without a vibrant minor league ecosystem, we must get back to basics and grow and nurture our party where it works best — closest to the people.

     

    • A “40 Under 40” initiative. Undoing the damage to our party’s brand among America’s youth will take more than new slogans and hip spokespeople. It will mean making young voters the face of the Republican Party, and not just another target group with its own bulleted list of “outreach” talking points. To that end, the next Chairman should commit to a simple goal: working towards a Republican Party where at least 40% of our challenger and open seat candidates for Congress are under 40. Such a party will send a signal to all Americans that the GOP is once again the party of the future.
         

    Afterword: The Politics of Us

    Obama’s victory could be a blessing in disguise for conservatives. Why? Because Obama’s winning strategy was built on the back of an inherently conservative idea: that we the people, acting together outside of government, can accomplish great things. Or, in the words of the overused slogan, “Yes We Can.”

    The irony here is that Obama as President would act in ways that contradict the bottom-up culture that fueled his campaign. In the campaign, it was “Yes We Can.” In the White House, it will be “Yes, Government Can.” Obama’s top-down government control of the health care and the economy will give conservatives an opening to once again recapture the mantle of distributed citizen activism.

    Obama campaigned against the establishment, and now he is the establishment.

    Consider these contrasts. Like the Internet, free markets are distributed and allow good ideas to rise from the bottom up. The bureaucracies that Obama prefers are inherently top-down and stifling.

    And yet Democrats have been allowed to get away with the notion that their success online is fueled by a “bottom-up” culture while Republicans are “top-down.” Ironic — given that Democrats want top-down government control of your life, while Republicans believe in dynamic markets and a strong civil society.

    Some people believe our problems are mostly strategic and tactical. Others believe they are policy driven. It strikes us that there is a unifying solution to both, and that is to empower the individual, trust the people.

    Just as Republicans must trust individuals and families with their own money, we must trust the volunteers who walk into our headquarters and train them to take responsibility for entire neighborhoods. We must trust the online grassroots who want to take action on our behalf, and who need a decentralized, peer-to-peer volunteer community supported by our campaigns to really be successful. That will require giving up some control — more control than our traditional institutions are used to giving up — in exchange for an exponentially larger and more effective volunteer/donor/activist ecosystem.

    Obama tapped the Internet successfully because he made it about “you” and “us” not “me” and “I.” You were invited in. You were a key part of his campaign/movement. Your help was truly appreciated. Republican candidates need to grow more comfortable talking in these terms and focus less on being inaccessible objects of hero worship (the “me/I” strategy).

    Because of the Internet, “us” becomes a force more powerful than any in politics. The ability to donate or volunteer instantaneously online gives the millions of “us” more leverage than even the most connected group of insiders. Only “us” will be powerful enough to fund the first $1 billion Presidential candidate. By embracing the Politics of Us, the Republican Party can rediscover its roots as the party of individual liberty and build a truly modern political army.

    Aside from endorsing this plan, Mike Steele has his own plans to add to it and through it all Steele will provide a voice of leadership that will be appreciated.

    As a commentator on political stories, Steele has been quite convincing when it comes to our true Republican positions on the issues. Over the past two years news outlets have turned to mike for his opinions and always willing, ready and able, Mike presented the republican case quite well.

    That is something we need.

    We need someone who can properly convey our message and Mike Steele can do that.

    So we wish him luck and look forward to working with him as we rebuild and reinvigorate the grand old party in the months to come.

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