Posted: Apr 15, 2010 8:17 PM
Updated: Apr 15, 2010 8:17 PM
The loosely-organized Tea Party is rallying across Colorado today from Pueblo to Grand Junction, driving home a singular message -- Taxed Enough Already. While smaller rallies are staged throughout the year, April 15, tax day, is the day that seems to resonate with the group.
More than 1,000 supporters gathered in Acacia Park in Colorado Springs, and a large, spirited crowd also gathered at Lion's Park in Woodland Park.
"I don't want to look back in 20 years and say I didn't do anything," says Tea Party participant John Keeton.
"We need to get rid of this government handout. Taking from you to give to me, because I don't have what you have," adds Keeton.
"I've never done anything like this in my life before, but I am truly concerned about the future of America and the future of my kids," says Jeane Turner, a first-time Tea Party participant.
Tea Party supporters say they plan to vote for people in November who support small government and fewer taxes.
Colorado Springs Police report no problems from the rally at Acacia Park.
Pueblo's gathering happens from 4 to 6 p.m. outside the Pueblo County Courthouse.