Wednesday, September 19, 2012
An update to the 09/22/12 event
The Tucson Tea Party would like to again invite you to participate in a series of events on Saturday, September 22nd, and update you on the event. There are a few small changes here from our original email invite .
Imagine hundreds of auto’s prominently displaying a conservative message traversing major streets in Oro Valley, Marana, Tucson, and Pima County. We can do this. You are invited to “dress up” your auto, classic car, dump truck (Yes, we may see a dump truck!lol.), or your motorcycle, pickup truck, or “street legal” hot rod. We will be hosting events in 4 locations in Pima County. You can show up, and show off, your vehicle at any or all locations. We will have speakers at three of the four locations, including 104.1 FM’s Jon Justice and James T. Harris.
Here’s the itinerary…………….
9:20 am- Northwest Tucson/CD1 candidate signs will be available for pickup at the Oro Valley Market Place, near the Red Lobster. This is simply a meet up location for those Tea Party members who would be willing to move from this location, to our 1st full event stop in Marana. We will pass out driving directions to all of our stops, at this location. We will be traversing Oro Valley, and Northwest Tucson. No speakers will be at this location.
We would like you to consider beginning your event day here, to show our vehicles and send a conservative message to voters in this area, as we travel to……
10:20 am- We will host an outside event at “Boston’s Restaurant” located next to the theatre complex at the Arizona Pavilions Mall at 5825 West Arizona Pavilions Drive in Marana. Featured speakers will include Jon Justice, Jonathon Paton and State Senator Al Melvin. Boston’s will open early for our rally and be available to serve your refreshments and snacks from their menu if you would like to “grab a bite”. We have plenty of parking. (Try to avoid parking directly in front of the L.A. Fitness).Candidate signs will be available also, should you wish to display them on your vehicles. We will provide you directions to our next stop, as we travel thru city center and Raul Grijalva’s district on our way to our next location…..
12:00 pm-We will host an outside event at the Shriner’s Hall located at 450 South Tucson Boulevard Tucson, Az. Featured speakers will include James T. Harris, “WarriorSchools” Jeff Prather, Gabriela Mercer, Todd Clodfelter and a representative of the Tucson Hispanic Republicans. The Shriner’s will have refreshments available for purchase. (Note: Finding parking for a possible 300+cars was a great challenge. We can park in the Shriner's parking lots, and along the south side of the street next to the city park just south of the hall. There may also be available parking in the church lots adjacent to the hall.) After our speakers are done we will be traveling thru CD 2 (Ron Barber’s turf), legislative districts 9 and 10, and ending at our final location…………….
3:00 pm- We will host an outside rally at the brand new “Hot Rod’s” Restaurant Old Vail - 10500 East Old Vail Rd, Tucson 85747. You will again be treated to James T. Harris, and have an opportunity to hear from one of our most fiscally conservative State Senators, Frank Antenori, along with other speakers. Frank has done an outstanding job limiting the spending of our state government, and faces a challenging election this fall. We would like to see “show our Tea Party colors” on the East side of Tucson, and in support of Frank. This is a very important leg of our itinerary. Hot Rod’s is a fabulous place to end our afternoon.
Note: Jon Justice may be participating in this event at all three locations.
What is the primary message? We will not presume to tell you what message(s) to communicate on your vehicles. However, I will tell you my thoughts on the message I will place on my vehicle. I hope to communicate to our friends and neighbors the following message......
"It's allright not to vote............for Barack Obama!
Many Republican's, Democrats, and Independents, voted for Mr. Obama in the last presidential election. Many of these folks are experiencing "buyers remorse" and are weighing their decision for this November. I don't want to rub their faces in what now is clearly a bad decision. They may not want to vote for the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney. I simply want them to not vote for Barack Obama.
Decorate the sides of your vehicles! Dress them up so that they are noticed. A simple bumper sticker or two, is not likely to be noticed on Saturday. Send a message. You are the citizen activists that Andrew Breitbart so vividly described to us. Get motivated. Get involved. Spread the word. We will ask candidates to have their signs available at each of our stops.
Always remember.....We are trying to change hearts and minds. Messages that tell the community what, and who, you strongly believe in are more likely to change opinions than "so and so is a nincompoop". Lol.
The most important part of this event is YOU, traveling with us, thru our city and county, spreading a message of conservative values!
Participation ribbons will be awarded to every vehicle that completes the journey to “Hot Rod’s”. Vehicles will be judged and fun trophies awarded, at Hot Rod’s, in the following categories:
-Most “eye catching”
-Most “supportive of a candidate”
-“Oldest” vehicle decorated with a conservative message
Tune in to 104.1 FM next week to hear more about this event. We look forward to seeing you this upcoming Saturday.
Note: We are not a parade event. If more than 300 vehicle’s show, we advise our attendees of several routes to travel to our next destination, for maximum visibility and so as not to impede the normal flow of traffic. All traffic laws and signals must be followed. All vehicle’s must be “street legal”.
Jonathon Paton will be opening up his campaign office this Thursday evening September 20th to Tucson Tea Party members that would like to create signs for their vehicles. Contact Greg Harris for directions 520-990-1903.
The Tucson Tea Party exists on the donations of it's members. If you are so inclined to support our efforts you can securely donate online at our website tucsonteaparty.org.
Lastly, one of our members suggested using this "cruze" to capture and create a photo montage that visualizes what 20+ years of liberal, progressive, fiscally irresponsible, policy has done to our community. We are asking you to snap pictures of our community as you drive. We would like to use your photo's for a special Tea Party project.
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