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Tax Day Tea Party Rally in Llano, Tx
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 • Posted April 13, 2011

Tax Day Tea Party Rally Saturday, April 16, 2011 - Llano TX Since the first Tax Day Tea Party events were held in 2009, the ever expanding grassroots movement has become increasingly more organized and influential. Millions of Americans representing every political stripe have attended thousands of events held nationwide - comprising the single largest multi-city protest in American history.The Llano Tea Party, founded in August 2010 has joined forces with three other Tea Party organizations to hold a Tax Day Tea Party Rally on April 16th in Llano. Participating Tea Party groups include Fredericksburg and Mason (also formed in 2010) along with the Highland Lakes Tea Party Coalition that will be marking its 3rd annual Tea Party rally with the joint event.Guest speakers include two prominent Texas Senators - Dan Patrick and Troy Fraser. Patrick championed the effort to form a Tea Party Caucus in the Texas Legislature and has been instrumental in working with Tea Party organizers to promote a conservative agenda. Fraser represents each of the four host Tea Party groups among his 21-county 24th Senatorial District.Free and open to the public, the event will be held at the American Legion Hall/Badu Park and will kick off at 10:30 a.m. with live music by the widely acclaimed Elliott Fikes Band. Sgt. Sam Cox of KLBJ News Radio has been a loyal supporter of the Tea Party since 2009 and will return as emcee. During the popular “open microphone” portion of the rally, citizens will be given an opportunity to speak out on important issues.Leslie Haight, founding member of the Fredericksburg Tea Party echoes the sentiment of millions who have rallied across America. “Prior to my involvement with the Tea Party, the extent of my political experience involved little more than pushing a button to vote. Like so many other concerned citizens across the country, I could no longer sit by and watch our government run amok. It was time to take action and work toward restoring the vision of our founders.”The Tea Party sent a clear message for the mid-term elections of 2010 and that same clarion voice will be heard again in 2012. Remarkable stories have reverberated across the nation - stories of courage, of new friendships forged, of citizens recapturing the spirit of America by joining together for a higher purpose.In what can only be defined as a divine appointment, a compelling documentary released in 2010 chronicles the chilling experience of Kingsland resident Elena Chitta, a former Romanian citizen who suffered under a dictatorial communist system. Her brave story is a testament to the American spirit and the undying desire of millions of Americans to preserve the very liberty and freedom that is now so threatened.Chitta attended the first Highland Lakes Tax Day Tea Party in April 2009 where she and hundreds of other citizens gathered to voice their concerns for the country. She was one of many who took to the microphone that day but her words carried a message of such importance that she was asked to share her story on a broader scale. One year later, through the tireless efforts of director Mark Sommer of Adastra Video Productions and writer/producer Craig Cosgray of Marengo Films, the documentary film “Dream Killers” became a reality.Says Bill Hussey of the Llano Tea Party, “Our purpose is to inform and mobilize citizens - in a non-partisan manner - around the founding principles of individual liberty, states rights and limited government for the purpose of restoring government of the people, by the people and for the people.”For additional information call 325.423.1450.ger/apr 13 tax day tea party

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