"Tea Party" Protest Steeping in Grand Junction

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

A nationwide movement is hitting the streets of Grand Junction. People concerned over government spending are holding "Tea Parties" all across the country and right here in the valley.

On Monday, about a dozen people held signs cars on the corner of 12th and North Avenue.

They're hoping to gain support for their event on April 15th, the day taxes are due.

The group says it is gathering to let the federal government know with all of the recent and proposed spending, they've gone too far.

"We want to express our outrage over runaway government spending-creating trillions of dollars in deficits that our children and our grandchildren are going to be paying back," Organizer Dennis White told 11 News on Monday.

The "Tea Party" rally will be held on Wednesday at Noon in Grand Junction at Lincoln Park. Atleast 500 similar protests are planned across the country.

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  • by Common Sense Location: Grand Junction on Jun 12, 2010 at 03:05 PM
    You are all morons!
  • by richard on Apr 15, 2009 at 03:38 PM
    We the people of the US need to take back the government from our so called elected officials, that were put into office to do our bidding. At this time, I feel that these officials are only looking out for their own interests, and not the people that elected them.
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