'Joe the Plumber' addresses crowd at Old County Courthouse

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Americans for Prosperity “November is Coming” bus tour rolled into Grand Junction early Monday morning with Joe the Plumber on board.

Even though the rally started at 7:30 a.m., the grassroots organization says there's no better time to talk to concerned citizens who are only tired of big government spending.

Americans for Prosperity says the "November is Coming" bus tour is a movement to urge citizens to hold elected officials like Congressmen John Salazar accountable for big government spending.

Many in the crowd of more than 100 came out to hear from Joseph Wurzelbacher, otherwise known as “Joe the Plumber." He first appeared in the public eye last year after questioning then-presidential candidate Barack Obama at a rally.

For many, “Joe the Plumber” has become the voice of working–class America. But he says one voice is not enough to accomplish real change. "I want people to actually get busy and start getting involved. Rallies are great but if you don't do anything afterward than all you pretty much did was waste my oxygen," says Wurzelbacher.

Americans for Prosperity encouraged activists to sign a petition urging Salazar to oppose big government programs and policies.

The bus tour is now headed to Lakewood and then on to Fort Collins.

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