FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2009
Citizens all across Fluvanna County will make their way to the Downtown
Mall at 3:00PM on April 15, 2009 to join the Charlottesville Tax Day Tea Party.
Working in conjunction with a national grassroots effort promoted by Glenn Beckâ€™s The 912 Project, Newt Gingrichâ€™s American Solutions, and other conservative activist groups found at TaxDayTeaParty.com, folks all across the county will gather in Charlottesville in protest over the massive government spending in Washington DC.
â€œIâ€™m so sick of watching our government spend our money in Washington — and Palmyra, for that matter â€“ as if the stuff grew on trees,â€ laments Cunningham resident Carrie Wigal, â€œbut then again itâ€™s quite clear they recognize that it does grow on trees since the Treasury just printed a trillion dollars last weekâ€¦perhaps using the timber cut from fields here in Fluvanna.â€
Lake Monticello resident Pat Graziano asks, â€œIsn’t it time Congress AND our local AND our state lawmakers, realize taxpayer money doesn’t come out of the “petty cash box”?â€ She continues, â€œThere are now millions of people in this country who have lost their jobs, yet Congress gets a $4700.00 raise??Â This has to change.â€
Plans are under way for a rally/march to take place in Charlottesville starting at the east end of the Downtown Mall near the Pavilion and finishing in front of Congressman Tom Perrielloâ€™s office. Participants are encouraged to bring tea bags to give to the Congressman as a reminder of the event and food donations for the Charlottesville Emergency Food Bank.