One Week to Go… “GATEWAY TO NOVEMBER” TEA PARTY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010 in St. Louis
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“GATEWAY TO NOVEMBER” TEA PARTY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri under the Gateway Arch!
St. Louis was chosen this year to hold one of three major regional rallies on Sunday, September 12th.
Sacramento and Washington DC will also hold rallies that day.
The St. Louis Tea Party officially announced the news today:
Tea Party Patriots Host 9/12 Rally to “Recycle Government” in St. Louis; One of Three Major Events Across the Country.
(St. Louis, Mo.) August 25, 2010 Thousands of Tea Party Patriots from across the Midwest are expected to converge in St. Louis on September 12, 2010 to rally in support of restoring founding U.S. principles, in protest at the size and scope of government, and in support of current efforts to repeal legislation that they believe has been forced upon them and will not deliver on its promises.
The rally will be held under the Gateway Arch with speakers and music on the Riverfront Stage. Music will begin at noon; speakers to begin at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. KFTK 97.1 FM Talk serves as the official radio sponsor.
“Our theme this year is ‘Recycle Government’ – to repeal ObamaCare, reduce government spending, and restore the principles of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and free markets that make this nation great and free,” says Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and national coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, the largest network of voluntarily affiliated tea party and 9/12 groups in the country.
One of those groups, the St. Louis Tea Party, is a co-sponsor of the event. “We’re thrilled to welcome tea partiers from across the nation to St. Louis, the very heartland of America. St. Louis supports the Tea Party Patriots and looks forward to welcoming grassroots groups from all over to the event,” says Dana Loesch, a co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party along with Bill Hennessy.
The “9/12” rally, as its come to be known, first took place on 9/12/2009. More than 850,000 people converged on Washington, D.C. to protest out of control government spending, the erosion of personal liberties, and the bailouts of troubled industries. This year, the “9/12” rally will be held in St. Louis and Sacramento, CA in addition to Washington, D.C.
St. Louis participants will hear music from country music legend Sammy Kershaw; former American Idol contestant Krista Branch; Neil E. Boyd, winner of America’s Got Talent and St. Louis diva Kim Massie. Speakers will include US Congressional Representative Steve King, radio and Internet personalities, and grassroots organizers from Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, Maine, Georgia, and Washington.
For more information about the 9/12 St. Louis “Gateway to November” event go to recyclegovernment.org/stlouis
Here’s a list of speakers for the planned St. Louis rally:
# Dick Morris
# Rep. Steve King, IA-5
# Rep. Tom Price, GA-6
# Dana Loesch, Host: The Dana Show / Co-founder St. Louis Tea Party
# Bill Hennessy, Co-founder St. Louis Tea Party
# Dr Gina Loudon, Radio Host: The Dr. Gina Show, St. Louis Tea Party
# Andre Harper, Author. Speaker. Patriot. AndreHarper.com
# Stephanie Rubach, move-on-up.org
# Mike Flynn, Editor-in-Chief BigGovernment
# Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit
# Michael Prell, author of Underdogma (Due out Jan 2011)
# Michelle Moore, Smart Girl Politics
# Melissa Ortiz, National Co-chair Can-Do Conservatives
# Andrew Ian Dodge, Maine Coordinator Tea Party Patriots, Dodgeblogium
# William Greene, Right March
# Lyda Loudon and Cole Campbell, Tea Party Youth
# Steve McQueen, Quincy Tea Party
# Jim Bratten, Tri-State Tea Party
# Emery McClendon, Project 21 and ARMAD, Ft. Wayne, IN
# Anthony Shreeve, American Patriot Taxpayers
# Mark Herr, Mid South Tea Party
# Ralph King, Cleveland Tea Party Patriots
# Marianne Gaszeicki, Mansfield Tea Party
# Scott Boston, Bowling Green Ohio Tea Party Patriots
# Rob Gaudet, Shreveport-Bossier Tea Party
# Debbie Dooley, Atlanta Tea Party
# Mike and Spike, The Mike and Spike Show
# Stacy E Washington, St. Louis Tea Party
# Jonathan Krohn, Atlanta Ga, Author, Defining Conservatism
Come and be part of history!
Join us under the Arch on September 12th.
And, for those of you coming in early, P/Oed Patriot put together a great list of things to do while you’re in St. Louis.