Thursday, July 02, 2009

July 4 Chicago Tea Party is on

Somehow I rumor got started that the July 4 Chicago Tea Party has been cancelled. It has not.

From the Chicago ReTeaParty Website:

America's Independence Day Tea Party to Take Place in Chicago on July 4th at Navy Pier's Gateway Park from 12-4pm and have recently coordinated to host Tea Parties around the country on Saturday July 4th.

The America's Independence Day Tea Party Movement is a nationwide demonstration forum for any and all groups and individuals dissatisfied with the current governance of the United States, regardless of ideology, partisan identity, or political affiliation. On July 4th, 2009, we are asking Americans everywhere to re-declare our inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Chicago's Tea Party will take place this Saturday, July 4th, 2009. The event will take place from 12 Noon until 4pm in Gateway Park at Navy Pier.


Confirmed speakers include:

* Jim Tobin, President of National Taxpayers United, Illinois

* Paul Jacob, President of the Citizens in Charge Foundation

* Theresa Amato, Campaign Manager for Ralph Nader for President 2004, and author of Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny.

*Isaac Hayes, Republican Congressional Candidate

*Rosanna Pulido, former Congressional Candidate

*Charlie Howe, Green Party Activist & Candidate

Sadly, I don't believe I can make this one.

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