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East Bay to host Tea Party protests

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, April 13th, 2009 at 11:22 am in General.

Tea, anyone?

Angry taxpayers will protest at several East Bay locations on Wednesday, which is also, and not coincidentally, Tax Day. The tea parties are part of a nationwide movement started by a conservative cable television commentator a few months ago.

If you are so inclined to join up, here’s a list:

Antioch: 4-7 p.m., Uno’s Chicago Grill, 4827 Lone Tree Way

Pleasanton: Noon-8 p.m., Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Avenue. This appears to be the largest of the East Bay Tea Parties, which will be among hundreds of similar anti-tax protests scheduled for around the country. Scheduled speakers include San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson and conservative KSFO radio will broadcast from the park. No word yet on what time the speeches will occur. For more details, visit www.pleasantonteaparty.com,

Danville: Freedom’s Flame organization will protest at the intersection of Hartz Avenue and Diablo Road between noon-2:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.

Walnut Creek: Lamorinda Republican Women will gather at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Boulevard and Broadway Avenue from 4-6 p.m.

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  • John W

    I’m going to sue. The crowd in Danville at Hartz and Diablo Rd. will block my constitutional right of unfettered access to Primo’s Pizza.

    On a more serious note, I still don’t get it that Abram Wilson has endorsed the Measure C parcel tax for the San Ramon Valley School District but is a featured speaker at an event that is protesting, among other things, the Pleasanton school parcel tax. Have any inquisitive East Bay political reporters asked him about this?

    John W.
    San Ramon

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    Good question, John W. I’ll see what Wilson has to say tomorrow …

  • Allen Payton

    Lisa,
    Thanks for including the Antioch Tax Day Tea Party in your list. Had a good turnout for the minimum exposure, since it was announced last Saturday.
    Good discussion, good food and of course, free tea provided by Uno’s.
    Allen

  • manuela luque

    please let me know where and when the next tea party will be held. thanks for all your work!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike F.

    Its today in Sacramento at the Capitol. Its about Water = Jobs. Huge turnout so far, but will this get reported upon?????? Maybe in Sac., but does CC Times have reporter there today. I-80 had hundreds of autos and trucks with “lights on” while enroute.