The Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity, along with allied Tea Party groups and policy organizations, is hosting a giant Feet to the Fire Tea Party from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on the evening of April 15, 2011. The event will take place on the House and Senate lawns at the Arizona Capitol, and will feature a meet-and-greet with elected officials on the lawns, beginning at 4:00 pm.
On Tax Day in 2009, we brought a crowd of over 7,000 people to the Arizona Capitol. Our goal was to let fed-up Tea Partiers know that the Arizona Legislature actually does have a core of solid fiscal conservatives. Thanks in large part to local Tea Party groups around the state, the Legislature now has even more conservatives. But we cannot simply trust them to do the right thing. On Tax Day in 2011, we must hold their Feet to the Fire.
Tentative FTF Program
4:00 – 6:00 pm Tea Party Meet & Greet on the Lawns with Elected Officials
6:00 – 6:15 pm Prayer, Pledge, and Introduction
6:15 – 6:45 pm Border Security
Sponsors: PAChyderm Coalition, AZ 2012 Project, Local Tea Parties
Speakers: Senator Russell Pearce, Sheriff Joe Arpaio
6:45 – 7:15 pm State Tax, Budget & Debt
Sponsors: AFP-Arizona, AZ Free Enterprise Club, NFIB-AZ, Local Tea Parties
Presentation of 2010 Jackelope Award to Rep. Judy Burges
Speakers: Sen. Andy Biggs, Rep. John Kavanagh
7:15 – 7:45 pm Defending Constitutional Freedom
Sponsors: AZ Citizens Defense League, Goldwater Institute, Local Tea Parties
Speakers: Goldwater Institute constitutional litigator Clint Bolick, gun rights activist Alan Korwin
7:45 – 8:15 pm Reforming Education & City Government
Sponsors: AFP-Arizona, Goldwater Institute, NFIB-AZ, Local Tea Parties
Speakers: Phoenix city councilman Sal DiCiccio, Senator Frank Antenori, school choice activist and former superintendent Jaime Molera, Arizona superintendent John Huppenthal
8:15 – 8:45 pm Federal Tax, Budget & Debt
Sponsors: AZ Free Enterprise Club, PAChyderm Coalition
Speakers: Congressman Jeff Flake (inv) & Congressman Trent Franks
8:45 – 9:00 pm FEET TO THE FIRE Send-Off
Music by Cartridge Family Band
Local Tea Party sponsors include: Arizona Tea Party Patriots Association, Casa Grande 912 Tea Party Patriots, Cave Creek Patriots Tea Party Posse, Crossroads with Van the Radio Man KXXT 1010 AM, Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots, Deer Valley Tea Party, East Valley Tea Party Patriots, Fountain Hills Tea Party, Glendale Tea Party Patriots, Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots, Original North Phoenix Tea Party, Patriot Action Network, Pink Slip Patriots, Red Mountain Tea Party, Smart Girl Politics, Surprise Tea Party, Tea Party Patriots of Scottsdale, Tea Party of Scottsdale AZ, Tempe Tea Party, We the Informed People, lots of local 912 groups, et al.