A half hour before the 11AM start of the Sacramento 9/12 Tea Party, hundreds of people were already gathering. Speakers for the four-hour-long event include Tammy Bruce, Rep. Tom McClintock, and our So Cal Tax Revolt Coalition friend Leslie Eastman.
Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition co-founder Dawn Wildman and friends:
A big tent with lots of donated goodies in a silent auction fundraiser:
I happened to be on the same flight up from San Diego as Leslie, and her Tea Party lapel button earned a "You're with the Tea Party? You can sit by me any time!" from the fellow in the aisle seat. Also aboard were two Carly girls decked out in the Carly red T-shirts and hats.
I'll be updating when possible throughout the day.
Here's a video of the national anthem, a parachutist flying in with the American flag, and a big crowd shot at the end.
Judge Roy Moore and radio hosts Armstrong and Getty have just spoken. Crowd in the thousands.
Statuesque Lisa Fritsch of Project 21: "Wake up and smell the tea because government will not be our God!"
Tammy Bruce speaking on being a reformed leftist and how the left wants individualists to be "disappeared.". Also slamming RINOs. "Let them continue lying to themselves because they are done lying to us!". "... A quiet revolution that the left may not understand, but we will save their lives and their future whether they like it or not."
Sam Paredes of Gun Owners of California: honor the founders by restoring liberty and taking back the Constituion.
Rep. Tom McClintock speaking now.
Here come a bunch more pics.
Lisa Fritsch of Project 21.
Armstrong & Getty.
Crowd looking up at parachutist.
Jon Coupal of HJTA (here in person, also on giant screen).
Fun for the whole family...
... including the family dog.
Steve Brandau of the Central Valley Tea Party speaking now (the guy in the Tyranny Response Team shirt). He is fired up and a great speaker!
Leslie gave the penultimate speech and did a great job talking about her experience meeting with young European future leaders, and getting the opportunity to speak at Tea Party Italia. We're going global, baby! I'd put the video of her speech up here, but I'd rather you come see her live at the 10/10/10 Tea Party in Oceanside. Leslie has her post up on the Sacramento event at Temple of Mut.
Our friend Jr. Deputy Accountant's pics and a video here.