Skip to comments.UPDATE: Tax Day Tea Parties Running Tally
Posted on 04/16/2010 9:48:35 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
This is an updated list of Tax Day Tea Party attendence. If you attended an event that is not on the list, please add your totals in this thread and I'll update later.
Also, please ping any contacts who may have been to a Tea Party that is not on this list.
I know that I'm missing several (including DC!).
Current totals: 53 cities, total attendence 111,345.
|St. Clair Shores||MI||1,000|
Sequim WA 200
St. Augustine, Florida, schedued for tomorrow, keep the list open. We hope to pull in more people on a Saturday, including a lot of the tourists now in town.
Pittsburgh, PA = 2,000
Philadelphia Tea party tomorrow.
Where are these numbers coming from? The media or Freepers who were there?
Although I think the number was closer to 2500 or 3000. But that's just my opinion.
Yesterday’s estimate for Chicago (2 events) was 7-9 K. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.
Remember these numbers would be alot higher had it been a weekend.. So if the left says we failed remember we did not.
Moses Lake, WA 200
Poplar Bluff, Mo. 200+
Dayton, OH had 8,000 on the 13th http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/politics/tea-party-rally-draws-thousands-to-nutter-center-651528.html
Angels Camp CA 250
What is the estimate for Washington DC?
Yes. Also, they were spread out over hundreds of cities which is why it’s important to get a total. The national media won’t care about the small towns, and the small town media won’t care about what’s going on in neighboring towns.
So I think it’s important to do this. And don’t forget that not every town that had a tea party will have FReeper in it so we’ll miss a lot of them.
I’ve been to every tea party I could get to including DC and Richmond. Yesterday I couldn’t go because of a money making opportunity that I desperately needed. I’m sure that plenty of others ran into a similar situation.
Today’s paper says there were approximately 3,000, although I heard it as many as 5,000 at the Olympia, Washington Tea Party.
According to a newspaper account, there were 300 at the Joliet Illinois rally. Looked like more than that to me.
Also, the Homer/Lockport Tea party had a rally last Saturday, estimated attendance 2,000.
Generally estimates from FReepers who were there with the occasional link to local media guestimates.
This movement will not sustain itself for any length of time without organization and leadership. And it is going to take years to turn this country around (if it can be done at all). Right now the movement has momentum and the rats are obligingly adding to this with their serial idiocy. But the intensity cannot be sustained indefinitely and the anger and frustration need focus. And as the rats are turned out of office the provocations will very likely become less intense and there will be great temptation to return to complacency.
There needs to be a platform around which people can rally and around which a coherent message can coalesce. Leadership and organization are needed to keep people engaged and focused. The problem is how to do this and avoid creating an entrenched elite that ultimately succumbs to the complacency and “go along to get along” mentality that afflicts so many in the GOP? I would suggest term limits and make the terms no more than 2 years in length to coincide with the election cycles. And bar anyone who has held a leadership position from holding another for at least 2 years. Also if there is a party HQ - and I assume there would be one - it might be a good idea to shift it around every so often - have it in Kansas City for 4 years then move it to Phoenix for the next 4 then to St. Paul and so on.
When you look in the dictionary for the definition of “teabagger”, that’s what you’ll see. LOL!
Medford, Oregon “the crowd numbered 700 at the height of the rally.......None of the protesters interviewed for this story saw any evidence of trickery in Alba Park. Medford police officers who monitored the event said there were no reports of violence or threats.
“There hasn’t been any of that here,” Morton said. “Our gatherings usually are pretty civil. Just good people with something to say.”[snip]
And the little town of Yreka, Ca...6 showed up...most went to Medford.
Atlanta, GA, at the capitol. 3000 reported in the AJC, which means there were probably 5000-6000, based on their estimates of conservative crowds in the past.
Memphis, TN tri state area Tea Parties
Metairie, Louisiana - 500
according to nola.com
Duluth Minnesota, 1800.
Not really the thread to get involved in the subject of term limits, but the scariest thing Dumb0 ever said was that he didn’t care about being a one term president. This simply means that he has absolutely no reason to care about what the country wants since he has resigned himself to losing in 2012. Why care about what voters think if you are not up for re-election?
Metairie, LA - 500
Sadly, I was not able to make it to the local Ocala, FL Tea Party on The Square. I had to go meet my daughter’s school dean (she wants to be a cheerleader . . . my daughter, not the dean . . .). The Square itself is not very big, maybe could hold a thousand people, but more like 500 comfortably. I’m trying to dig up info on what happened, but our local paper, the Star Banner, is owned by NYT . . . .
New Haven, CT = 500
The Ocala Star Banner (NYT) has briefly reported that there were about 100 people at the Tea Party on The Square yesterday. It’s buried in a “photo op” spread of 4 pictures showing close-ups only with one slightyly wider angle view of people holding signs. No story, no info. I’m sure the Star Banner (NYT) wants the Tea Party to die, quickly. They though a story on sotomayer here in Florida would be a much more interesting story. Hey, you know, that’s what the Star Banner and the NYT print: stories!
We had the main rally here in Kansas City in Kansas City, Kansas which had 10,000 people at the Comerica Ballpark
And in Missouri 60 people were at smaller event in the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri which was at noon which the second one was later in the day.
I know Topeka and Manhattan, Kansas had rallies too.
This is the count thread from last year.
Figures ended up needing to be in an excel form
‘Henchster’ did a great job organizing the list
When I suggested term limits I meant for any Tea Party leadership that might arise. I wasn’t referring to any other positions or offices. Though I would like to see term limits on all elected offices and on the federal judiciary.
Lincoln, NE 1600 on April 13th
Lincoln, NE 200 on April 15th
I copy the numbers I get here into a spreadsheet so I can total and sort by state, city.
Craig, CO (5 PM) - 225
Palm Desert, CA - 1000 by the TV news estimate; but what was interesting was that this was broadcast two hours before the 5:30pm kickoff time...........so, probably safe to double that number.
Excellent! Please post the spreadsheet link periodically so people can cross-reference.
Kansas City Tea Party 10,000
Kansas City, KS Tea Party (Community America Baseball Park) —10,000
I know there were other Tea Parties throughout the day in the KC area including one at Liberty Memorial but I don’t know how many were there.
Disregard post #45. Post #46 is a clarification and the 10,000 refers to the same tea party.
Amarillo, TX 1500 - according to Amarillo Globe News this am.
I can't correct you, but I *believe* there were more than just two Tea Parties. And I'd *think* there had to be more than 7-9K total in the 'greater' Chi Metro Area? (like Elgin, Geneva, Aurora, or Joliet)
[I was doin' my taxes so I was too busy to watch any local news channels.(1)]
(1) Which I don't anyway because they all suck so why waste my time and get aggravated for nothing :-)