From press release
A flier promoting the latest Tea Party event in Rockford defines Tea Party as follows: “The Tea Party is a loosely organized confederation of individuals who have become aware that government is sucking the air out of the economy, spending our nation into bankruptcy, infringing our personal freedom, and clueless that We the People delegate our power to the government and not the other way around.”
Concerned citizens across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin will gather Saturday, Feb. 20, to attend the first-ever Tea Party Town Hall at Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St., Rockford. People may stay as long as they like, but the event will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., featuring 14 different speakers on a variety of topics, including “What to Expect From Obamacare” (if the VA system tells us anything), how to fight the 67 percent tax hike Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) proposes, what caused the recession we are in now, and more. E-mail RKDgathering@gmail.com or call Sharon at (815) 964-4588 to reserve your place. Send check or money order for $13 ($20 a couple) to Sharon Kelly, 1126 Grant Ave., Rockford, IL 61103. Lunch is your choice of roast chicken and dressing or Swedish pancakes and fruit cup.
Whether you are Democrat or Republican, conservative or moderate, if you are concerned that the country is heading in the wrong direction, go to the Town Hall to hear a diverse field of speakers addressing the problems that face the nation.
“The Tea Party Town Hall will help us to set a direction for our newest Tea Party,” said Jane Carrell, a Tea Party board member. The newly-founded Northern Illinois Tea Party group will hold its first meeting following the Town Hall from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at Sophia’s Restaurant, 5467 Bridge St., Roscoe, Ill. For more information, call “Doc” Spurlock at (815) 629-2365 or Jane Carrell at (815) 708-2723.
From the Feb. 17-23, 2010 issue