R.I. Tea Party to revive its ‘Tax Day’ rally at State House
March 26, 2014
The Providence Journal
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— After a two-year hiatus, the Rhode Island Tea Party says its planning to revive its “Tax Day” rally at the State House.
Timed with the April 15 deadline for filing federal and state income tax returns, the organization says it will be holding the rally as it also marks its five-year anniversary.
Here’s how the group describes the event in an email announcement:
“Have you had enough of the utterly ridiculous and embarrassing nonsense from your government to last you a lifetime? “
“Are you sick and tired of hearing the same old excuses from your elected officials about how you need to give, and give up, just a little bit more? “
“Do you want to see results from your government that will give you hope your hard-earned tax dollars are going for something that approaches common sense? “
“Are you getting more and more concerned as you watch your freedoms eroded and your rights marginalized by nameless, impersonal bureaucrats who care nothing about the things that you cherish?”
“If you’re as fed up as we think you are, then join us on April 15, from 3:45 pm to 5:45pm on the State House lawn for a rally to stand up and speak out for those freedoms, and those tax dollars, and that common sense.”
Formed in 2009 as anti-big-government sentiment spread swept the country, the Rhode Island Tea Party shifted its focus from the rallies and national political issues in recent years as it focused more attention on state politics and legislative activity in the State House.
Some leading members also broke off to form their own Tea Party-type group, and, last year, the group’s founder, Colleen Conley, stepped down.