Trussville to Host Tax Day Tea Party

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The Tax Day Tea Party is a national collaborative grassroots effort organized by groups across the country as a way citizens can rally against out of control government spending.

The Tax Day Tea Party (http://www.taxdayteaparty.com) is a national collaborative grassroots effort organized by groups across the country as a way citizens can rally against out of control government spending.

One of the hundreds of rallies planned for April 15th is taking place in historic downtown Trussville on the Mall, which is located just off Interstate-59 next to Trussville Middle School. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will include a variety of speakers as well as free food, music and a children's area with games, face painting and a hot air balloon inflation if weather permits.

Organizers of the event said the Trussville Tax Day Tea Party (http://www.trussvilleteaparty.com) is an opportunity to send a message to elected leaders that the policies of over-taxation, government waste and run-away entitlement programs will no longer be tolerated. Organizers also said the event on April 15 is the first of many scheduled for this year to educate the public about specific actions individual citizens can take to make a difference.

All American citizens are urged to attend the Trussville event, and a special invitation has been extended to all members of the military and veterans. Donations will also be collected for the Wounded Warrior Project during the event.

Organizers are urging people to bring lawn chairs, homemade signs, and American flags to show their support.

Speakers for the Trussville Tax Day Tea Party include:

•Hank Erwin, Alabama Senator and likely candidate for Alabama Lieutenant Governor
•Matt Murphy, host of The Matt Murphy Show on Birmingham radio station WAPI 1070 AM. Murphy's show was recently named the Alabama Broadcaster's Association's 2009 Morning Show of the Year.

  • Lee Davis, host of The Lee Davis Show on Birmingham radio stations WXJC 850 AM and 92.5 FM. David has been a staple on the airwaves in Birmingham since 1992.
  • Lester Phillip, a U.S. Naval Academy Graduate. Phillip was recently appointed to the post of Minority Outreach Director for the Alabama Republican party.
  • Dr. Stan Cooke, a pastor in Kimberly. Cooke has worked in ministry for 29 years, has earned six degrees including two PhD's and will speak on a wide range of topics.
  • Jeremy Walker, chairman of the Capital City Young Republicans and Executive Board member of Montgomery County for the Alabama Republican Party.
  • Rose Marie Musso, local attorney and holocaust survivor.
  • Rita Briles, local attorney.
  • Jody Trautwein, local pastor.

For more information about the event visit the Trussville Tax Day Tea Party (http://www.trussvilleteaparty.com) site or email info (at) trussvilleteaparty (dot) com.

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