Tea Party brews Issaquah event
April 6, 2010
Join other opponents of big government and unbridled federal spending at a Tax Day Tea Party.
Participants will gather at the corner of Front Street and Sunset Way at noon April 15, the deadline for filing federal income tax returns.
Turnout could be bolstered at the rally due to opposition to the healthcare law signed into law by President Obama in late March. Organizers also plan events in Seattle, on the steps of the state Capitol in Olympia and at Bellevue City Hall.
Demonstrators in Issaquah and across the nation used the deadline for filing income tax returns last year for a grassroots event modeled on the Boston Tea Party. The event attracted more than 200 people to the steps of Issaquah City Hall. Throughout the state, protests in Bellevue, Olympia and Seattle drew thousands of activists.
Participants expressed frustration with government bailouts, federal spending and the policies of Congress and the Obama administration.
The colorful event in Issaquah rallied supporters of the still-nascent Tea Party movement. Participants sang “God Bless America” and waved American flags and handmade signs with slogans like “Note to Congress: you are not representing me!” and “No more public money for private failure” during the hourlong event.