The Tea Party Express launches Friday in San Francisco and will then travel across the US to Washington. The official website has a preliminary agenda up for the 9.12.09 March on Washington. Thousands of activists will converge from a number of grassroots groups to let Congress and the president witness a peaceful but firm statement about fiscal conservatism.
Dick Armey, Matt Kibbe, Yaron Brook, Lloyd Marcus, Steve Baldwin and Mario Lopez are among dozens of speakers listed on the prelim. I’ve seen most of these people on TV. All are engaging speakers and entertainers. Members of Congress will also be part of the gathering—Rep. Michelle Bachmann and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) will speak at the Saturday rally, and speakers for the Doctors’ Rally include Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) and Tom Price.
One of the sponsor organizations, FreedomWorks, is chaired by Dick Armey, former majority leader in the US House. Matt Kibbe is FW president.
March organizers came up with a donation gadget telling you where your money will be spent