Bringing the Spirit of 1773 Back to Boston

Planning Central for the Boston Tea Party Protests

Carpooling, Parking Etc 13/04/2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — bridget @ 5:24 am

A few people have mentioned that they need rides into Boston for our Tea Party. If you either need a ride in, or would like to share gas and parking, please use this space to get in touch with fellow Tea Party revelers. Include your town, time when you would like to leave and return, and your email. Unfortunately, us Tea Party mavens can’t vouch for anyone, so please be sensible about meeting people over the internet.

Logistics: street parking is available in Boston, although hard to find. There is a two-hour limit, and it’s $1.25/hour (quarters only). GOPMom suggested the parking garage underneath Boston Common, as it is very close to the event and relatively inexpensive.

Once you’ve arrived at the State House/Common area (near the Park Street T stop), look for the group with signs, American flags, tables, and a tent.


New! Poll On the Issues 12/03/2009

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Ideas and How You Can Help 05/03/2009

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Have any good Tea Party ideas?  Have an inside track on the best place for 18th century garb?  Always wanted to make an East India Company ship on wheels, but never knew what you would do with it?   Leave a note in the comments!

Boston-area college student or alumna/us with ties to your local alma mater?  Ask their political action groups to email their mailing lists with info about the Tax Day tea party and show up on 15 April.

Contact your representatives!  Here is a link for MA state reps, another for state senate, Massachusetts congressmen, and, finally, a link each for Ted Kennedy and John Kerry.  Obviously, Congressmen and Senators are responsible for the passage of the stimulus, TARP, and the earmark-ridden budget.

State senators and representatives should be contacted, too.  As Massachusetts faces a budget deficit, we need to communicate with our lawmakers that the government does not generate its own wealth: taxation is a zero-sum game.  Massachusetts may only “raise revenue” – especially in this economy – by taxing its citizens.  Every plan to increase the amount of money that is available to the state must be done by taking the same amount of money from citizens who are facing job loss, a recession, astronomical property taxes and housing costs, and, often, expenses for higher education.  Massachusetts has had several businesses leave in the past several years, or remain but headquarter elsewhere.  Likewise, many former Bostonians have moved to New Hampshire or other states so that they can have more affordable housing, more job opportunities, and lower taxes.  If Massachusetts – a state with unparalled intellectual capital, public school systems, parks, and culture – is to remain viable, it cannot raise revenue by making it more expensive to do business, employ people, and commute to work.



Filed under: Uncategorized — bridget @ 10:49 pm

We’re working on the permit process and should have a final location and plan by the end of next week.  Once that happens, I’ll update the main page, the Facebook group, the Facebook event, and twitter it.