Saturday, April 11, 2009

Columbus Tea Party

City: Columbus
When: April 15, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
Where: Ohio Statehouse, Corner of Broad St. & High St.
Contact: EMAIL

Contact: Justin Higgins (, contact for more info)

Americans for Prosperity and Shots on the House Hosting Columbus Tax Day Tea Party
AFP Once Again Joining with Bloggers / Community to Protest Wasteful Spending

COLUMBUS- Americans for Prosperity,, various college groups, and various community groups are once again joining forces to combat reckless local, state, and government spending. A rally is planned as part of the national tax day tea party movement at 6 PM, April 15th, in front of the Ohio Statehouse.

Justin Higgins, a Columbus area blogger and Ohio State student said that, “these protests really tap into the communities and they’re upset. They’re tired of stupid bailouts, lying politicians, and trillions being dumped down the drain in the name of stimulus.” Justin runs and served as the Master of Ceremonies for an AFP protest event held on March 14h. He’s assisting in the organization of the April 15th event.

“We need to really send a message. 5,000 people showed up in Cincinnati to protest the stimulus, and that’s just the start here in Ohio. We have a state budget that is poorly crafted, and passed off as balanced when in all honesty, it’s not. That, in addition to Columbus’s problems with budgeting, and we’re looking at a fiscal mess here in Ohio. It’s awful from the top down,” Justin noted.
Americans for Prosperity has been emphasizing the budget battle on the state level, launching their “Fees are Taxes” website ( which tackles Governor Strickland’s plan to increase fees across Ohio.

AFP and all related parties are urging Columbus area residents to attend the tea party at the Statehouse on April 15th, and urging them to bring signs, posters, and their friends. More information on speakers and itinerary will be released as confirmed. is a blog covering sports, entertainment, and politics published and maintained by Justin Higgins, a 19 year old student studying Political Science and International Studies at the Ohio State University.

The Tax Day Tea Party movement has a website at

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. For more information, visit

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