Tea Party Protest of Gov't Waste, Nov 25, Littleton, Wadsworth & Bowles

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Tea Party Protest of Gov't Waste, Nov 25, Littleton, Wadsworth & Bowles

Time: November 25, 2011 from 10am to 11am
Location: Wadsworth & Bowles Pedestrian Bridge at SW Plaza, Littleton
Event Type: protest, of, gov't, waste, -, walk, the, bridge, to, nowhere
Organized By: Peter Boddie
Latest Activity: Nov 21, 2011

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Tea Party Friends:

Tea Party protest of the pedestrian bridge across Wadsworth at Southwest Plaza.  This is an unnecessary $3 million project built by Jefferson County mostly with federal funds.  It is a perfect example of government waste and most people in South Jeffco who driven by it think it's a joke, or worse. It's been dubbed the "Bridge to Nowhere" because it connects two parking lots that few would ever have reason to walk between.  See news links below.

 

Our idea is to have a simple protest at the bridge this Friday, November 25, starting at 10 AM and continuing for about an hour.  The purpose for the protest is as follows:

  • To highlight government waste and spending and to keep this issue in the public eye.
  • To promote voting for conservatives in the next election (and primaries) and keep that message alive.
  • To invigorate the Tea Party movement by creating a local event.
  • To inspire Tea Party groups nationally to do similar protests by filming our protest and posting it.
  • To give attention to the Tea Party and let people know we are still here and We Ain't Goin' Away (inspiring video).

 

We hope that many folks from your Tea Party groups and friends can come. 

 

We will meet in the parking lot in front of the Sports Authority at the NE corner of Wadsworth Blvd and Bowles (east side of the pedestrian bridge).

 

It would be great if a few can show up between 9:30 and 10:00 AM to help organize.  We hope to start the protest at 10 AM with the flash card message at 10:30.  Plan on staying about an hour after the protest starts.  People can go shopping or meet for lunch at a local restaurant.

 

This will be fun.  Please RSVP with your responses and some estimate of how many may come.  We need at least 10 to 15 people to pull this off, but 500 would be much better.

 

Send out the notice to all local Tea Party contacts and groups that you know, but please cc me.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Peter Boddie

Littleton

cell: 303-898-4991

 

 

Stories about the Pedestrian Bridge to Nowhere from various sources:

9News
Jeffco Pols
'Bridge to Nowhere': Jeffco bridge called 'monument to gov't waste'
Editorial: Jefferson County's bridge to nowhere
Pedestrian span installed over Wadsworth
http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/pedestrian-span-installed-over-wadsworth
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