Protesting on the Mall this weekend

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    Yeah? So?
     
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    MORE CITIZEN ACTIONS PLANNED THROUGH WEEKEND: Unprecedented TEA Party & Grassroots Coalition Aligns to 'Kill The Bill'; Rally Saturday at Capitol, Other Events Across Country
    WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented coalition of grassroots and "tea party" groups is launching the final push before a possible vote by the House. Coming together under the auspices of the American Grassroots Coalition, various events held by different groups will be coordinated, including a noon rally at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, a candlelight vigil and "virtual vigil" leading up to the vote.
    "All of the groups have a mutual goal -- to band together to communicate the frustration of the people and demand the termination of this health bill legislation," said Jennifer Hulsey, Co-Founder of American Grassroots Coalition.
    The past two weeks has seen the "Take The Town Halls To Washington" initiative get nearly 1,000 people to DC to meet with approximately 30 Congressman. The event culminated in the rally at Taft Park near the Capitol, which was sponsored by Tea Party Express. Over 1,500 people assembled to rally against the health care bill and then meet with their representatives.
    While the Capitol Police diverted the stage and sound for the park rally, grass roots activists innovated and used a park bench and bull horn to get their message to the attendees!
    The following actions are planned for the next 72 hours:
    Calling campaigns to the House by constituents to vote no on the bill
    "Talk to Washington" health care town halls in Mississippi, Pennsylvania and other states
    Code Red rally in Washington, DC at 12 noon on Saturday at Upper Senate Park
    Nationwide "Virtual Vigil" on BlogTalk radio sponsored by DoctorsandPatients.org
    Candlelight vigil around the Capitol on Saturday night

    Featured speakers at the Washington, D.C. Rally on Saturday will include:
    Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (MN)
    Congressman Tom Price (GA)
    Congressman Joe Wilson (SC)
    Congressman Phil Gingrey (GA)
    State Senator Judson Hill (GA)
    Actor & Activist Jon Voight
    Dr. Milton Wolf, Barack Obama's second cousin who opposes Obamacare
    Colin Hanna, Let Freedom Ring
    Jim Martin, 60 Plus
    Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity
    Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity
    Andrew Langer, Institute for Liberty
    Kathryn Serkes, Doctor Patient Medical Association
    Mark Skoda, Memphis Tea Party
    Amy Kremer, Tea Party Express
    Jennifer Hulsey, American Grassroots Coalition
    FreedomWorks Representative
    Ben Cunningham, Founder of the Tennessee Tax Revolt
    Darla Dawald, Grassfire / Resistnet

    BACKGROUND
    Grassroots activists everywhere have worked to inform themselves, notify their representatives of their objections and take action in the form of rallies, meetings and calls into those representatives. Individual groups have worked to stop the health care legislation while coordinating with each other to amplify their message and their efforts.
    Amy Kremer, of Tea Party Express, commented, "We had a great rally this week in DC and people have overwhelmed us with their desire to do it again on Saturday. With so many people concerned about this legislation and the ability to come to Washington on a weekend, we are working within this coalition to expand the Code Red rally participation."
    The coalition of Tea Party and grassroots organizations and leadership is committed to changing the dynamics of this legislative process. "The Democratic led Congress is using procedural and legislative rules to ignore the overwhelming opposition to this," said Mark Skoda of Memphis Tea Party. "The will of the American people is being subverted by these actions and the grass roots activists who make up this coalition are focusing their energy to kill the bill."
    The coalition includes:
    60 Plus
    Alexandria Tea Party
    American Grassroots Coalition
    Americans for Prosperity
    Americans for Tax Reform
    Cincinnati Tea Party
    Cincinnati 9/12 Project
    Concerned Women for America
    Constitutional Sovereignty Alliance
    Constitutional Tea Party
    Doctor Patient Medical Association
    Family Research Council
    FreedomWorks
    Grassfire/Resistnet
    Heartland Institute
    Institute for Liberty
    Let Freedom Ring
    Memphis Tea Party
    Mom for America
    National Center for Public Policy Research
    National Taxpayer's Union
    Nationwide Tea Party Coalition
    New Jersey Tea Party Coalition
    Northern Virginia 912
    Richmond Patriots
    Take the Town Halls to Washington
    Tea Party Express
    Tea Party Patriots Live Radio Show
    Washington DC Tea Party
    We the People of Pennsylvania
     
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    Outraged Tea Baggers?


    Hide your women and young children. It ain't gunna be pretty

    Who is going to make their signs for them this time? FoxNews and Glenn Beck say there are going to be close to 100 zillion tea baggers out there
     
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    Faux News estimates are in the kajillions already....
     
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    One of our most precious rights is the right to redress our grievances. No matter who shows up on the National Mall, I'm for it. It shows we are free.
     
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    I went to a Tea Party last July 4, mainly because my wife wanted to go, but to be honest I had a lot of sympathy for the view that public spending was out of control.

    Unfortunately, despite the ostensible focus, a huge number of attendees seemed to be there to advance a wider agenda. There was a hardcore religious element, there was an "Obama is a Commie" element, birthers, healthcare agitators, pro life campaigners.

    So many of the speeches took in subject matter that was almost entirely unrelated (the only connection seemingly a desire to kick Obama / Democrats for any policy they proposed) to what was supposed to be the main theme that the message about tax was almost completely lost.

    I have such a problem with the objectives of some of the other groups that attended that day that I would never go to another tea party. It's a real shame that what was purported to be a grassroots movement has been hijacked by GOP activists and is being used as a party-political stick to beat (an in many cases misrepresent) any proposed Democrat policy.

    This turn of events does not surprise me, but it does disappoint me.
     
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    FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

    Right Meets Left in the American Royal Rumble
    This weekend at the National Mall

    Who Will Win?
    Thse competitors will be there!!
    AFL-CIO
    America's Voice
    American Jewish Community
    Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
    Center for American Progress
    Farmworker Justice
    Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
    Jobs for America Now
    League of United American Citizens (LULAC)
    National Council of La Raza
    National Immigration Law Center
    SEIU
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    United Farm Workers
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    To be Televised on CSPAN! FOX and CNN!!

    Be there!!
     
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    Protest on the National mall? Great!

    Hoping it will be Chicago 1968? Sad and tragic.
     
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    Bury the Tea Baggers with Ted Kennedy!

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