Thanks to Americans For Prosperity, the bus is now free! See update below
STATEWIDE TEA PARTY ....
Save Our State On March 8th (This early part of the rally is important!)
When: March 8th 8:00am
Where: Front and Rear entrances of Capitol Building Purpose: To flood the Capitol with grassroots activists discussing one on one with legislators and their aides the issues important to the citizens of Florida. To be citizen lobbyists and promote issues such as Healthcare Freedom Act, Pension Reform, E-verify, Smart Cap and others. No signs or flags permitted inside Capitol Building.
Tea Party: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Where: Front Steps of Old Capitol Building
Purpose: This is an informal no thrills grassroots rally to promote our agenda and our support of fiscal conservative issues. This is to offer counter support to the special interest union groups that will be lobbying as well. Bring your signs and flags.
The Capitol is directly behind the Old Capitol building. You can throw a rock and hit either one. Do You agree that public employees should contribute to their retirement? Do You agree that Health Care is a personal choice? Do You believe that a bad teacher should be fired regardless of their length of employment? Do You agree with the AZ Illegal Alien law? Do You want lower taxes and more jobs for Florida? Then make YOUR VOICES HEARD! Come to Tallahassee on March 8th and join hundreds if not thousands of grassroots citizens who need your help and support to get our message across to our elected officials.
UPDATE: (2/24/11) Ride and Room Option
We have a deal on a bus ride to/from Tallahassee and on a hotel room. The roundtrip bus ride will be FREE! RSVP to this meetup event. We will stay at the Quality Inn two miles from the capitol located at 2020 Apalachee Pkwy. The hotel room is $75 dbl occupancy and you can book it directly at http://tampa912project.lexyl.com or by calling them directly and mentioning that you are with the Tampa 912 group [masked]). You can coordinate sharing a room with a fellow 912'er by replying to this discussion on our message board at http://www.meetup.com/tampa912/messages/boards/thread/10484342.
Depart I-275/Bearrs Ave locale (the secure location will be directly emailed to you on Sunday) at 5:30pm on Monday, March 7th. (Eat in advance or brown bag a dinner to eat on the bus as we don't plan to stop. We'll have some light snacks and water.)
Arrive Quality Inn around 10:00pm
Free breakfast (includes hot eggs and bacon). Shuttle to the Capital Tuesday morning on March 8, meet with representatives, rally on Capitol steps
Depart 5:00pm to return home with a stop for dinner along the way
This is a tentative itinerary and is subject to change slightly. A final email with all the details will be mailed to all who paid to be on the bus no later than Sunday, March 6.