03 Jul Free and Equal Tea Party Endorsed by Independent Ralph Nader
Chicago America’s Independence Day Tea Party: A Non-Partisan, Astroturf-Free Tea Party
Chicago, Il – On Saturday July 4th, hundreds of “Tea Parties” will be held across the nation, drawing attention to the American people’s growing dissatisfaction with the actions of our Federal government.
Unfortunately, many of the Tea Parties are organized by “Astroturf” political consultants, intent on making the Tea Parties nothing but an artificial Republican Party rally, complete with the feigned outrage of talk radio talking heads.
The Free and Equal.org/ ReTeaParty.com Tea Party to be held in Chicago will be something very different.
Chicago’s Independence Day Tea Party will take place this Saturday, July 4th, 2009. The event will take place from 12 Noon until 4pm in Gateway Park at Navy Pier.
The America’s Independence Day Tea Party Movement is a nationwide demonstration forum for any and all groups and individuals dissatisfied with the current governance of the United States, regardless of ideology, partisan identity, or political affiliation.
On July 4th, 2009, we are asking Americans everywhere to re-declare our inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
The Independence Day Tea Parties are very different in nature from other tea parties taking place around the nation. The Free and Equal/ ReTea Parties are non-partisan in nature, and will feature speakers and guests from across the political spectrum.
“The Chicago Independence Day Tea Party is a fully nonpartisan event, with guests from all across the political spectrum,” said Free and Equal Chair and event organizer Christina Tobin.
Tobin added, “This will be a forum for any and all groups and individuals dissatisfied with the current governance of the United States, regardless of ideology, partisan identity, or political affiliation. While we may disagree on the solutions, on July 4th, 2009 we will come together as Americans to peacefully express our dissent from the current political status quo.”
Free and Equal.org & ReTeaParty have announced the speakers for the Chicago Tea Party. This diverse list of speakers includes members of several different political parties, activists from assorted political backgrounds, and authors who continue to challenge the current political status quo.
Free and Equal.org/ ReTeaParty.com Chicago Tea Party Speakers:
12:00 – 12:25 Christos Dimoulis, Concerned Youth of America (Member NCFCA National Debate Team)
12:30 – 12:45 Paul Jacob, President of Citizens in Charge
12:45 – 1:00 Richard Lorenc, Director of Outreach at Illinois Policy Institute
1:05 – 1:20 John Bambenek, Author and Activist: The put-back amendment; reforming the State Legislature to be responsive tothe people
1:30 – 1:45 Theresa Amato, Campaign Manager for Ralph Nader for President 2000 & 2004, and author of Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny.
1:45 – 1:55 Rosanna Pulido, (IL 5) Congressional Candidate
2:00 – 2:10 Artist Marc Rubin, Art and Freedom
2:15 – 2:25 Charlie Howe, Green Party Activist & Candidate
2:30 – 2:45 Jim Tobin, President of National Taxpayers United of Illinois
2:50 – 3:00 Adam Andrzejewski, Republican Candidate for Governor of Illinois
3:05- 3:15 Rev. Isaac Hayes, Republican Congressional Candidate
3:20 – 3:30 Peter Lewis, Former Illinois State Coordinator for Ralph Nader 2008
3:30 – 3:45 Gary Franchi, Restore the Republic
3:45-Close Christina Tobin, Founder & Chair, Free and Equal Elections.
For more information on this, and other Free and Equal/ ReTea Parties, contact Christina Tobin at 312-320-4101, or Christina@FreeAndEqual.org
ReTeaParty.com & The America’s Independence Day Tea Party Movement is a nationwide demonstration forum for any and all groups and individuals dissatisfied with the current governance of the United States, regardless of ideology, partisan identity, or political affiliation.
Free and Equal is a non-partisan election reform and activist organization dedicated to improving ballot access laws in the United States.
Many states have restrictive requirements that make it difficult for Independent and Third Party candidates to place their names on the ballot.
Free and Equal will challenge these laws, through lobbying of state legislators, court challenges, and initiatives.
Free and Equal will also engage in activism for causes independent of the current two-party duopoly.