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Press Release

FreedomWorks Co-Sponsoring Taxpayer Tea Parties across Oregon

On April 15th, limited government activists from across the country participated in over 1,000 tea parties, with 20 held in Oregon.   The tea party movement began in response to corporate and mortgage bailouts, the $1 trillion debt stimulus plan, and President Obama’s $2 trillion dollar budget deficit.  April 25 is the focus of the next round of tea parties, when Americans come face to face with the costs of bloated government and runaway spending.
Oregonians rallied across the state.  FreedomWorks has joined leading taxpayer watchdog groups such as the Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Taxpayer Defense Fund, Oregon Citizens For A Sound Economy PAC, Common Sense For Oregon, Oregon Contractors Association, We Surround Them, 9-12 Project, Oregon Tea Party, and the Campaign for Liberty.  Our Medford rally will feature taxpayers, legislators, policy experts, and local talk radio hosts Bill Myer.

At the Taxpayer Rally scheduled for April 25 at Veterans Memorial Park in Medford, confirmed speakers include Representatives Dennis Richardson, Sal Esquivel and Ron Maurer, Russ Walker of FreedomWorks, Jan Esquivel of the Jackson County Republican Women, Mark Ness the Chair of the Jackson County Republicans and Garth and Rosemary Harrington.

Russ Walker, NW Regional Director for FreedomWorks, commented:

“This taxpayer revolt has sprouted up from the grassroots and is just getting started. Oregon taxpayers are angry at what they see in Salem and Washington, DC and they have decided that enough is enough.  The taxpayer tea parties will gives activists a chance to sound off against out-of-control government spending and send a message to legislators: tax and spend politicians beware. This grassroots energy and activism is just the beginning of taxpayers organizing to stop big government.”

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Contact:  Russ Walker
Oregon Director,