The Racine Tea Party -- the "Taxed Enough Already" folks -- have scheduled "an instant TEA Party" for Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in front of City Hall. "In light of what is happening in DC this weekend on The Health Care Plan, we made a urgent decision," said an organizer. An email blast to over 1,000 on its mailing list states the event will be "very informal, last-minute and we will be using a bullhorn! Please be there if you can."
Says one member of the organization: "This is HUGE and we have only 24 hours to Stop the Health Care Debacle! It looks like it was dead, but it's almost back."
Yesterday, on its website, the Racine Tea Party issued an "action alert" calling upon members to call any and all Wisconsin Congressmen to urge opposition to the health care bill. The site states:
"We learned at the American Dream Summit that every Congressman keeps a "scorecard" for comparison with their peers. Wouldn't you love to hear the following: "I received 2,000 calls today opposing the health care bill! Maybe I should consider voting NO."Racine's Tea Party is the same organization that held a bonfire tea party in Franksville in January, that drew more than 3,000 people to hear speakers that included Joseph Wurzelbacher, a k a Joe the Plumber. LiberTEA Racine also held a previous anti-tax rally at City Hall back in April 2009.