Tea Party Express arrives April 6—Northern IL Tea Party to meet March 18
By Susan Johnson
The Tea Party Express bus arrives in Rockford at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, and speakers begin at 1 p.m. The Sons of Liberty Riders will escort them into town and to Davis Park, 329 S. Wyman St. This will put Rockford on the map if everyone participates in the biggest rally on their way from Sen. Harry Reid’s hometown of Searchlight, Nev., to Washington, D.C.
Speakers will include: Adam Andrzejewski, former Illinois gubernatorial candidate; Denise Cattoni, coordinator, Illinois Tea Party Patriots; Joe Walsh, 8th Congressional District, candidate; Jim Tobin, president, National Taxpayers United of Illinois; Zach Oltmans, president, Illinois Conservatives; John Bambenek, the “Put-Back Amendment” author; and Rosanna Pulido, former 5th Congressional District candidate.
The Northern IL Tea Party, serving Roscoe, Rockton, South Beloit, Beloit, Wis., and northern Boone County, will hold its second meeting in Rockton at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 18, in the Rockton Township Building. Address is 1315 N. Blackhawk, just south of the University of Illinois Clinic on the access road west of the Highway 2 stoplight. Turn south on the access road.
Main speakers will be Jane Carrell and Savannah Liston. Carrell will explain the proposed Put-Back Amendment for Illinois. Savannah Liston, a member of Rockford Campaign for Liberty, will report about her attendance at the Von Mises Institute Economic Conference on Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia the week following the Tea Party Town Hall. Liston received a standing ovation for her presentation at the Town Hall meeting Feb. 20.
The Northern IL Tea Party held a previous meeting at Sophia’s Restaurant in Roscoe Feb. 25, which was so well attended that they needed more room. At the group’s request, “Rockton Township graciously allowed us to use their building,” said Dale “Doc” Spurlock, one of the Tea Party attendees.
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