Thursday, April 2, 2009

FreedomWorks: City of Burleson Tries to Cancel Tea Party

BREAKING NEWS: The City of Burleson, Texas is trying to shut down a Tax Day Tea Party planned for April 15th!!

According to local organizers, unelected “street supervisor” Ray Gonzales, informed them that he was going to prevent the event from happening.

Mr. Gonzales told organizers that he is on a special events staff, which is under the city manager’s office in Burleson. Gonzales explained to one local organizer that the special events staff had decided this protest was “not in the public interest.” He is telling organizers that David Wynn, the city manager, is his boss, and could overturn this decision. For the record, the city manager’s office told local organizers that they do not need a permit to demonstrate in Burleson, and they are not saying that the organizers need one now.

I will post an update as soon as I get one from the local organizers, but I have been told that Mr. Gonzales is trying to get the Texas Department of Transportation to stop the tea party from happening.

Those who cherish liberty must stand with our friends in Burleson, Texas, and demand that the local government immediately drop all attempts to cancel the Burleson Tea Party.

Call and email them now!!!

Burleson Mayor Kenneth Shettermayor@burlesontx.com
Burleson City Manager David Wynnkmearns@burlesontx.com (817) 447-5400 x 234
Burleson City Councilcitycouncil@burlesontx.com

I can tell you that the people will show up anyway, but we need to send a message to the city of Burleson, just like we did in Cape Coral, Florida.

Burleson Tea Party
April 15, 20093:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Across the street from Wal-Mart951 SW Wilshire Blvd.
Burleson, Texas 76028 (burlesonteaparty@gmail.com)

By Brendan Steinhauser on Apr 02, 2009
http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/bstein80/city-of-burleson-tries-to-cancel-tea-party

1 comment:

Becky Sue said...

Sent emails.. but the Councilcitycouncil@burlesontx.com address was rejected.