Tax Day Tea Party in Laurel

Posted: 03/10/2009 by that's Elbert in Laurel, Laurel Delaware, Politics, taxes
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NOTE: The latest information on Delaware Tax Day Tea Parties is at this link.

On April 15 in towns and cities all across the US, people will gather and protest out-of-control government spending. Those protests are being organized as a nationwide Tax Day Tea Party. One of the protests is happening in Laurel. In addition a protest is in the works for Dover. The organizer for the Laurel event said the motto will be “Repeal the pork/Cut the taxes“.

If you are interested in participating, you can find information on Facebook by searching “Delaware Tax Day Tea Party.” The Delaware organizer can be reached at If you write, tell them I sent you!

The website for the nationwide event is at

  1. They should have a BBQ with the pork, and drink Sweet Tea.

    This diet is making my brain mushy.

  2. Chris Shirey says:

    I am happy to announce that the Delaware Tax Day Tea Party will be officially announced on March 23. The announcement will be made at the Laurel town council meeting where our event request form will hopefully be approved. The meeting will be held at the town hall, located at Poplar and Mechanic Streets and starts at 7 pm. Please feel welcome to attend the meeting and show support.
    I will keep you posted on how things are progressing. I am starting a list of volunteers. Please let me know if you would like to help out. This could be anything from directing traffic and assisting in handicap parking to helping with our mailing list. I have also been asked for suggestions on how to make a protest sign. I am beginning to look at entertainment for the event. I would especially like to have some activities for the kids since this is a family event. There are many ways to help. If you would like to help, please email me.

    Thank you
    Chris Shirey

    “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” – Thomas Jefferson

  3. Steve Dula says:

    How may I help you with Laurel, De.

  4. Chris Shirey says:

    Thank you for this opportunity to list our needs on this site. Below is a wish list of things we need for the Laurel Tax Day Tea Party
    I am placing out a cry for help. This is our Tea Party so let’s come together and get it done. If you can help with any of these needs or have other ways to help, please contact me.
    Thank you
    Chris Shirey

    Stage (small area for speakers to stand) –

    Decorations – Balloons, Flags, anything to dress up the park –
    Volunteer To take charge of this.

    6 Tables
    Chairs. (12 for the tables and extra for people to sit in)

    Speakers – I am still looking for anyone who would like to speak. We would like to stay on the topic of Repeal the Pork/Cut the taxes or Defending the Constitution

    Voter registration
    Official Forms
    2-4 volunteers – Monet Whaley Smith

    Volunteers to sit at this table
    Roll of paper

    Data base – so we can stay in touch and make sure this all does not end on April 15th
    Computer for entering names

    Video taping
    At least 2 laptops
    Camera phones
    Volunteers to take video
    Computer on broadcasting site so we can see the videos being submitted from all over the Country

    Food drive
    Volunteers to man the collection area

    Nicole Shirey has volunteered to head this;
    Her email is:
    Helium tank
    Face painting
    Clean up

  5. Chris Shirey says:

    We especially need a couple of laptops with wireless capabilities.
    Chris Shirey