25 Tea Parties scheduled for Tax Day

Amid Threats of Disruption, AFP Schedules Twenty Five Tax Day Tea Parties Around Oregon
Citizens Urged to Register at www.FightBackOregon.com

Sublimity – Americans for Prosperity – Oregon State Director Jeff Kropf announced today that the group now is sponsoring, co-sponsoring or participating in more than 25 “Tax Day Tea Parties” around Oregon. He also denounced threats of disruption and illegal activity from the opponents of freedom, including a Beaverton-area teacher.

“Americans across this nation are waking up to the fact that their freedom is in jeopardy,” Kropf said. “The Tax Day Tea Parties – in which more than 23,000 Oregonians participated last year – are a way for citizens to peacefully express their concerns about out-of-control government spending, more government control of private lives, and the crushing debt burden we are creating for our children and grandchildren. We invite all Oregonians who are fed up with oppressive government to join us on April 15.”

“Threats of disruption or illegal activity from those on the Left are precisely what is expected,” Kropf continued. “People like Jason Levin are unable to debate the issues of the day in a rational fashion – despite being a public school employee – and so must resort to ‘street theater,’ lies and disruption. Most troubling is Mr. Levin’s call on Leftists to attempt to collect personal information – such as Social Security numbers – from Tea Party attendees in what could be a prelude to attempted identity theft. Federal law prohibits the use of Social Security numbers except in certain circumstances, and AFP will work with the Social Security Administration to ensure that Mr. Levin’s intentions in this matter are investigated. AFP urges all Tea Party attendees to refuse to give personal information to anyone they don’t know, and to report any request for their Social Security number to their AFP Chapter Leader immediately.”
Kropf also urged AFP Members to take photos or video of any person who attempts to disrupt a Tea Party. AFP Chapters across Oregon are working with local law enforcement to ensure the constitutional rights of all are protected.

Complete details of the AFP sponsored or co-sponsored events on April 15 are available at www.FightBackOregon.com. Here is a list of the events:

Astoria, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, Meet @ 2nd & Marine, march to County Courthouse
Baker City, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Geiser Pollman Park
Bend, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Tony’s Hay Depot
Clackamas, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Sunnyside Road by Clackamas Town Center
Coos Bay, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Coos Bay Boardwalk, off Highway 101
Corvallis, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Hollywood Video on NW 4th
Enterprise, Noon – 2:00 pm, Wallowa County Courthouse
Eugene, 4:30 – 7:00 pm, Federal Building on 7th
Gresham, 4:30 – 6:45 pm, Fairview Parkway Overpass, I-84 @ 208th
Hermiston, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, McKenzie Park
Klamath Falls, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Government Center on Main
La Grande, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Max Square
Lakeview, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Lake County Courthouse
Lincoln City, Noon – 1:00 pm, D River Wayside
Madras, 7:30 – 10:00 am, Highway 97 & US 26 Junction
McMinnville, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, McMinnville Public Library
Medford, 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Alba Park
Newport, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, Newport City Hall
Portland, 6:30 – 8:30 am, NE 12th Avenue Overpass, I-84
Portland, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, NE 12th Avenue Overpass, I-84
Reedsport, Noon – 2:00 pm, Hahn Memorial Park
Roseburg, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Douglas County Courthouse
Salem, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, State Capitol Steps
Scappoose, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Corner of Highway 30 & Columbia Avenue
The Dalles, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, The Dalles Post Office
Tigard, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Next to Costco on Dartmouth, march to Post Office
Tillamook, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Tillamook County Courthouse