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Updated on January 27, 2015

The Second Ventura Tea Party July 4, 2009

Neil Andrews, City Councilman and Carla Bonney, Tea Party Organizer


On July 4, my husband and I attended our second Ventura Political Tea Party. We both knew we needed to attend because it was an excellent way to show support for those who took time to organize the protest and it allowed a platform for us to show our disapproval on how our elected officials are handling our tax dollars and destroying our country. The party was well represented with folks of all ages protesting the abuse of our tax monies and our freedoms.

It is a shame what some people are saying about the Tea Parties. Many are saying that the parties are not "grass roots" driven but organized buy right wing supporters encouraged by the Republican Party. I don't see it that way. The people I met were hard working people with family; some came with friends who are concerned about their country. They were as upset with the Republican Party as they were with the Democratic Party. They do not want their children or grandchildren to inherit the debt burden being placed on this country. Additionally, they are concerned where this country is headed. It doesn't look like the America we know. They are afraid they are losing their freedom.

Ventura Tea Party Organizer - Carla Bonney

Why I'm taking to the streets on the Fourth of July

By Carla Bonney

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., I will be joining other concerned Ventura County citizens on the sidewalks lining the Ventura County Government Center to send a message to Sacramento and Washington. We, too, want the freedom our Founding Fathers fought for.

After the election, and during the first 100 days of the Obama administration, I realized there were some very dramatic changes being made to my country. Creeping socialism, loss of personal rights, a government grab for my pocketbook - all were adding to a sense of dread I couldn't shake. I wondered whether anyone shared my frustration and growing anger. Then, I heard Rick Santelli screaming into a microphone: "Mr. President, Are you listening? We don't want to bail out these groups. We don't want our taxes to be raised. We're going to have a Tea Party Protest!"

Continue Carla

- Carla Bonney lives in Ventura. For more information about the July 4 protest, log on to

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California Tea Parties

Mark Meckler

**State coordinators serve as liaisons between this national effort and local events and not as the organizer for each individual event. If you want to attend or volunteer for a listed event, contact the event coordinator. If you want to organize a new event, contact the state coordinator AND email Thanks!**

The following is a list of CONFIRMED Tea Party Tax Revolts planned within the state of California. Please note that we ONLY list events happening on April 15th.

Ventura, CA

August 27, 2009 (video from) - Ventura County

Thousands Gather In Ventura to Protest Taxes, Government Spending

Ventura County Star - Scott Hadly

Ventura County Star News

Thousands gather in county to protest taxes, government spending

By Scott Hadly (Contact)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Several thousand people gathered at anti-tax "Tea Party" protests across Ventura County on Saturday celebrating Independence Day with a shot across the bow of big government.

The demonstration at the Ventura County Government Center attracted a large crowd; organizers counted more than 3,500 with almost as many signing up to be part of an e-mail list, they said. Similar protests were held in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, but with smaller crowds.

In Ventura, passing motorists honked as those gathered waved American flags and signs with messages like "We Are In Hot Water," "One Nation Under God," "You Can't Fix Stupid, But You Can Vote Them Out."

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The Tea Party People Surround Us

Recently in S.T.O.M.P. ( Ventura County Tea Party group) Category

The Tea Party People Surround Us

By Brian Dennert

The next local Tea Party event is coming up soon and the organizers are inviting the public to join them. Click on continue reading to see their whole press release and find out how you can get involved.

This group is also a part of Fox News's Glen Beck's 9/12 Project. If you have been watching Glen Beck you might know he made the phrase "We surround them" a part of our current political lexicon. Or maybe the lexicon of people like me that read blogs too much. Either way click here for Glen Beck explaining his quote.

The group running the local event is working with nationwide groups but they are a grassroots organization. If you want to get involved post a comment here or send them an email. You don't need to register or use your real name to comment but keep it classy. I frequently delete comments for getting too personal, foul language, and disruptive behavior.

Continue: Ventura County Star Reports

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      blue22d 6 years ago

      @burlington7: Thanks for your response. More people need to take seriously the tea-party influence. If we don't speak up and will not be able to do so soon. We are losing our freedom so fast. I hope you will recommend my lens as I do other lenses regarding tea-parties and our speaking out. Thanks again, burlington7. I will be over to visit your lenses soon.

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      burlington7 6 years ago

      Love the lens! It is important to support the organizers of these events and to be heard. This is a grassroots movement in an existential crisis. Much as they try to blur the issues, spending "Other People's Money" with no budget, boundaries or permission is unethical and unsustainable. A Ponzi scheme and a soft (quickly becoming hard) tyranny, not liberty and not a government of the people, by the people for the people. Each individual's right to life, liberty and the pursuit (not guarantee) of happiness is not subject to be trumped by any bully minority or majority.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to kab] Thanks for stopping by. I could not agree anymore about buying American. I try to do this as much as possible. To buy more America, we need more industry so we can manufacture more in our country. It is hard to understand, with all the labor union support, that we are not doing better in that area. Regardless of who is in a president, Congress has forgotten that they work for us and we don't necessarily want all the "pork" they want.

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      kab 8 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I voted for Obama too (I could not accept the alternative), but I also think spending is WAY out of control. I think the American government has to decide to put America first. We need to be making a real effort to keep our jobs in America, and why has there not been any push to buy American? America needs to be encouraged to help itself.

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      blue22d 8 years ago

      [in reply to RinchenChodron] I appreciate your honesty. I do not appreciate Obama's politics and the direction he is taking our country. It is my American duty and Constitutional right to be able to voice my opinion of such. Happy squidooing!

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      RinchenChodron 8 years ago

      I do not agree with your politics, as I actually voted for and like Obama! I do honor your right to your opinion. You are a fellow Squid Squad member - so let's unite to win that race! I've been to Ventura and like it there.