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Monday, March 16, 2009

North Carolina Tax Day Tea Party Information

Here is a list of the currently planned Tax Day Tea Parties in North Carolina, along with contact information:



State Coordinator: 

Melodye Aben




Tea Party Organizers:

Raleigh - Melodye Aben - or 

phone #(919) 523-5217 

Charlotte - email - website

Asheville -

Edenton -

Greensboro - Melissa Pechan - &

Franklin - Bobby Coggins -

There is still time for you to plan your own Tax Day Tea Party if there is not one near you and be sure to join the Facebook group, where you will find thousands of people willing and able to help you get your own Tea Party off the ground!

Here is some background information on the spontaneous Tea Party Movement:

The Tax Day Tea Party is a national collaborative grassroots effort organized by Smart Girl PoliticsTop Conservatives on Twitter, the DontGo Movementand many other online groups/coalitions.

The Tea Party protests, in their current form, began in early 2009 when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed "Stimulus Bill" and pork filled budget.

During Rick's rant (see video below), he called for a "Chicago tea Party" where advocates of the free-market system could join in a protest against out of control government spending.

A few days later, grassroots activists and average Joe Americans began organizing what would soon become the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party effort.

On February 27th, an estimated 30,000 Americans took to the street in 40+ cities accross the country in the first nationwide "Tea Party" protest.

Organizers of the February 27th events pledged to continue on with an even bigger and better protest to follow the first. With April 15th being "Tax Day", it was decided to schedule the second round of Tea Party protests to ride alongside the tax deadline.

And with that, the "Tax Day Tea Party", the second round of the Nationwide Tea Party protests, moved into reality.