Tea Parties: A Smashing Success

If you didn’t make it out to one of the tea parties around New Mexico, you missed out on an incredible experience. First and foremost, regardless of media reports, turnout in Albuquerque — where Jim Scarantino and I broadcast for four hours on AM 1550 — was between 5,000 and 10,000. In fact, according to the Albuquerque Tea Party group which organized the event, 7,000 people signed up for the group’s mailing list.
Here’s a good report from Albuquerque (including a photo of us at the radio table). According to news reports from Santa Fe, Roswell, Las Cruces, and Farmington attendance was heavy all over the state.
Hopefully, this is the start of some real grassroots action in New Mexico, a state that has not had enough non-partisan pro-taxpayer activism for too long. Participants in the tea parties who want to get some great training in how to build a sustained grassroots, pro-taxpayer movement should consider attending the National Taxpayers Union conference in Washington in June. Contact us at 505-264-6090 or info@riograndefoundation.org if you would like to receive this training.

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