Sunday, July 5, 2009

Lansing, MI Independence Day Tea Party: After Action Report

We had 1,500 to 1,800, I spoke with Capitol Events staff afterwards.

THAT is a great turnout for a holiday weekend. We also participated in the City of Lansing parade with 2 mounted riders included and an array of flags!

People are concerned AND committed to getting involved.

The most asked question? When is the next one?

Activists are being created out of the tea parties and We'll be back but perhaps in another form....but expect to see MORE activism because... We are at war. We are at war with those who have methodically worked to dismantle our Constitution, torn apart our representative Republic, and who wish to put another form of government in its place. WE ARE COMMITTED TO FIGHT FOR OUR REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC

Big THANK YOU to our volunteers, speakers and to all who sacrificed some leisure time to attend.

The Lansing,MI Independence Tea Party is backed by Grassroots in Michigan

Some News coverage: Lansing State Journal
Detroit Free Press

WILX TV Video Link,

WILX News Story

Video of our parade entry in the City of Lansing July 4 Parade!

Interview with folks who came from Indiana!

A few photos:

The lovely Katherine from Bay City and a surprise guest to the tea party!

A young winner in our Best Sign Contest!

2 comments: said...

Awesome turnout, Joan! Thanks for everything you've been doing. You're pretty awesome!


tame1 said...

I read the blog entries on the Lansing Journal's page covering the party. What an incredible load of childish crap.

The back and forth on there was truly juvenile. Why do Statists always resort to name-calling? Why is it considered racist to state a fact? ("Obama being 1/2 black helped him get elected.") Even Obama has to agree with that, and SAYING it doesn't make the speaker racist. Yet, in so many blogs and reports online, mentioning facts gets you treated like a criminal.

That's the true worry for me - the Statists equate their agendas with law. Soon it WILL be illegal to say "Average US temperature has been falling for 10 years". You'll get arrested as a "denier" and thrown in jail without a lawyer as a "terroristic denier".