I found your blog through Google. Are you active in the ABQ Tea Party? I am trying to find the person(s) who are hosting the TEA Party in front of the IRS on April 15th. Do you know anything about it? I've seen signs all over ABQ but can't figure out who is putting them up.
I gave them the contact info for the ATP and they soon sent me the following response:
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 20:02:41 -0700
Subject: Fw: “Tea Party” Signs Not Affiliated With ATP
We need your help in spreading the word about an attempt to sabotage our April 15th Rally. Please read and share the press release below. After the plane crashed into the IRS building in Texas, the MSM was trying to connect it with the Tea Party Movement. At the same time, the signs mentioned below started popping up in the Northeast Heights, near where our Rally was held last April. Perhaps it is just a coincidence that Organizing For America has recently opened an office in Albuquerque. Please note there is no contact information on the flyer. ATP sponsored events will always have our logo and contact information. I removed nearly 30 of these today.
Albuquerque Tea Party, Inc.
P.O. Box 25431
Albuquerque, NM 87125-5431
February 28. 2010News Release
“Tea Party” Signs Not Affiliated With ATP
For Immediate Release:
Several signs promoting a “Tea Party” rally at Montgomery and San Mateo on April 15 have begun popping up around Albuquerque. A photo of the signs is attached to this release. The Albuquerque Tea Party (ATP) is not responsible for, nor affiliated with, anyone posting these signs around town.
ATP is, of course, planning to hold its second annual April 15th Tax Day Rally, but the exact time and location has yet to be determined. Any advertising, news releases or announcements will always feature the official ATP logo.
All official announcements about the April 15 Rally or any other ATP events will always be featured at the ATP website at albuquerqueteaparty.com.
Unfortunately, something we should all be cognizant of: organizations trying to distort, misrepresent or otherwise disrupt the tea party movement.