Southern California Tea Party

All across America citizens are fired up. They’re sick of government tax increases and are raising their voices. The citizens of California are no different. Just a few weeks ago, the California state senate passed a new budget that includes increases in vehicle registration fee, state sales tax, the surcharge on state income taxes, and will cut many state jobs.

As citizens, we cannot stand for this. It is bad enough that our national government is spending our nation into a free-fall, but now Governor Arnold has caught the spending bug. It’s time the good citizens of our land stand up and protest the government’s tax increases. It’s time for all good men and women to come together and tell Washington and Sacramento that we will not take tax hikes any more. America is still a land of the people, by the people, and for the people.

So how can you get involved? If you live in Southern California, we are having an Southern California Party. Why a “tea party”? Because in 1773, the colonists of early America protested Britain’s unbearable taxing by throwing crates of tea into Boston Harbor. While we won’t be destroying crates of tea, we will be showing our leaders that we will not have taxation without honest representation.

The tea party will be held in Lancaster, California, at the Lancaster Courthouse on Saturday, April 11, from 10:00am—11:00am. We will be hearing from guest speakers California State Senator George Runner (who strongly stood against the new tax-filled budget), State Assembleyman Steve Knight (who also refused to pass the new budget), Lancaster Mayor Parris, Lancaster Councilman Ron Smith, and many business owners and citizens.

Come out, bring your signs, and be a part of history in the making. If you’re sick of increased taxes and feel no one is representing you as the hard-working citizen anymore, come be a part and let both Sacramento and Washington know you are sick of paying for their mistakes.

**If you need directions or have any questions, leave me a comment. Also, if you have any slogans for signs, leave them in a comment as well.

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8 Responses

  1. Are there any flyers about this event that can be passed out so more people know of this?

  2. Is there any plans to continue this protest to April 15th when many around the country will also be visible? There is strength in numbers and there is going to be a lot of press coverage around the country on that day.

  3. Tina,

    The plan is to host the rally on the Saturday before April 15th so more people will be able to attend. While the Tax Day rallies are a great idea and will draw much press coverage, our idea is to get as many hard-working citizens as can to take part in a rally. We have also contacted local and state media to alert them of our intentions.

    If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you there! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask away!

    Lauren

  4. I’m in GA, and will be attending the Atlanta Tea Party with my husband on April 15th (Sean Hannity is broadcasting *live*), but I have family back in the AV who are interested in this. Where can I send them, or who can I have them call to get more info on this?
    Thanks!

  5. Elisa,

    Thanks for stopping by. You can have your family members call me regarding the tea party. Shoot me an email at editorlauren@gmail.com and I’ll give you my cell number.

    I look forward to seeing your family there!
    Lauren

  6. Glad I found out about this. Count on me to be there. If you need any other help or support, please let me know.

  7. Lauren,

    My husband, son, and I will all be attending the tea party on the 11th. We’re making our signs and t-shirts right now. I bought my three-year old a small American flag to hold, and he has been excitedly practicing waving it and saying, “USA, USA!”

    We’re telling everyone we know about the rally and we’re hoping there’s a huge turnout!

    Thank you.
    Idelette Lynch

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