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Monday, April 13, 2009

Tea Parties Generating Massive Online Sales

On April 15, 2009, there will be anti-tax tea parties held in 300-360 different cities across America, with some expected to have hundreds in attendance and others thousands. This has created what is being called a "boom" for tea party gear sales, mugs, shirts buttons, you name it.

Grassroots organizations have produced a cottage industry of Tea Party-themed products that are funding nationwide protests of government spending and bailouts -- and they're generating a mini-stimulus to boot.

Click here to see some of the products.

Online retailers are recording hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales of mugs and sweats, buttons and bumper stickers, with much of the proceeds going toward organizing the tax-day tea parties, takeoffs on the original 1773 protest of British taxes.

Some protesters, in addition to trying to sway opinion, also seem interested in moving products -- though they're not likely to end up in Boston Harbor any time soon.

Custom online retailer Zazzle said tea party products have been flying off its presses at an "obscene" rate, propelling them into the top sphere of items it sells online.

To find out more information on a tea party in your area to be held in two days time, you can go to the Tax Day Tea Party site. If you want gear, go on over to and get some.

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Via email, a press release from Dontgo regarding a new video release:

NATIONAL: Legendary "Political Funnyman" Bryan Barton has put together his video to show his support for the Tax Day Tea Parties. The video can be viewed at:

Barton's video is titled "Tax and Spend by Barack Obama" which shows a video of Obama with a catchy chorus of Obama saying "Tax and Spend."

National Communications Director Juliana Johnson states, "This is wonderful! It really shows how diverse our supporters are and how everyone is helping the effort in their own ways and with their own talents."

Tax Day Tea Parties will be taking place in hundreds of cities throughout America on April 15th and they are expecting a turnout of over 500,000 people. The original batch of Tea Parties, put together in only a few days, occurred in hundreds of cities with tens of thousands of people coming out in support. The main sponsors of the Tea Parties are the DontGo Movement, Smart Girl Politics, and Top Conservatives on Twitter.

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