Several tea party events have been announced for tax day, April 15, in Kansas. Cities include Wichita, Hutchinson, and Kansas City.
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This Friday the Wichita Pachyderm Club features a panel discussion with panelists Susan Estes, Lynda Tyler, and Dion Lefler discussing the topic "What is the political impact, if any, of the Tea Party movement?" Estes is Field Director for Americans for Prosperity-Kansas; Tyler is head of Kansans for Liberty and organizer of the last two tea party events in Wichita, and Lefler is a Wichita Eagle reporter who often covers politics at several levels.
The Sam Adams Alliance, an organization that supports free market principles, has released a study that examines tea party leaders, their thoughts, and their motivations. It found that many tea party leaders are new to political activism, and having experienced empowerment, are ready to move to the next step of activism. "This is their time to act," the report concludes.
News from alternative media around Kansas for February 22, 2010.
Kansans For Liberty is hosting a tea party this Saturday February 20 at Century II Exhibition Hall. It starts at 1:00 pm.
On Wednesday, the Tea Party Express stopped in Wichita for a rally. Quite a few people attended -- more on that in a moment -- and the reaction to the event by Wichita's Left perhaps says more about them than the protesters.
Today a large crowd -- some people estimated the crowd at 1,500 to 1,700 -- gathered on a beautiful fall day in Wichita for a stop of the Tea Party Express. The crowd enjoyed speeches and music. About 30 motorcyclists escorted the bus to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
Wednesday, November 4, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in the parking lot of Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, Sycamore and Maple Streets in Wichita. This is a…
Today's Wichita Eagle contains a story (Tea party organizers: We paid for event) covering the dust-up between a member of the Kansas House of Representatives and tea party organizers.
The state representative -- Dale Swenson, a Democrat whose district covers parts of southwest Wichita -- said of the tea party event: "We need taxes to support their protests."
After Friday's American Tea party in Wichita, complaints rolled in. The Wichita Eagle article reporting on the event drew over 200 comments, many complaining about one or another aspect of over 700 people gathering for a peaceful event.
In particular, the squawking of one member of the Kansas House of Representatives only revealed the ignorance of the speaker in his attempt at finding irony. As reported on the Wichita Eagle's editorial blog: "'We need taxes to support their protests.' -- Rep. Dale Swenson, D-Wichita, about how Friday’s anti-tax tea party was held at the county-owned and taxpayer-supported Sedgwick County Park."
Tonight, at 6:00 pm at the Sedgwick County Park, Kansans For Liberty hosts "An American Tea Party." It looks to be a great event, with many speakers and exhibitors.
This Friday, August 28, Wichita's having another tea party. This event seems more like a carnival or fair, although the spirit of protest and discontent -- especially regarding the proposed energy and health care bills -- will likely be on display.
Kansans for Liberty presents
An American Tea Party
September 11, 2009, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas
Fifty-one percent (51%) of Americans have a favorable view of the "tea parties" held nationwide last week, including 32% who say their view of the events is Very favorable. ... While half the nation has a favorable opinion of last Wednesday’s events, the nation’s Political Class has a much dimmer view—just 13% of the political elite offered even a somewhat favorable assessment while 81% said the opposite. Among the Political Class, not a single survey respondent said they had a Very Favorable opinion of the events while 60% shared a Very Unfavorable assessment. ... David Axelrod, a top adviser to President Obama, on Sunday characterized the protests in dozens of cities on the day federal income taxes are due as potentially "unhealthy."
The Wichita Eagle news story Democrat Tillman enters race for 4th District seat may give its readers an incorrect impression of the Wichita tea party protest held on tax day.
In the story, the reporter quotes Robert Tillman as saying "Confederate flags (were) flown at the Republican tea party."
The first half of this statement is true, but hardly indicative of the sentiment of tea party protesters.