The light of freedom shall not be extinguished! Join us as Medina Tea Party Patriots host a candlelight vigil of “prayer and patriotism.”
- Date: Monday, December
- Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m
- Location: Medina City Square
We will gather by the Gazebo for a short time of prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. We will then walk around the Square.
Purpose: Our goal is to voice our concerns as a community about government-run healthcare and to help others see the dangers of the current Senate healthcare bill. We also will commemorate the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, which took place December 16th.
What to bring: Please bring your flags, signs, candles and flashlights.
(Please note: While the national group has moved the candlelight vigil to the 16th to honor the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, we will still be holding our vigil on Monday, December 14th.)
Government Waiting Rooms/Senate Emergency Call in DC – Dec. 15th
If you can make it, we need you in DC on December 15th! There are 2 separate events that are happening in DC that day: Government Waiting Rooms and Senate Emergency Call. The events are being hosted by several groups, including: Tea Party Patriots, Freedom Works, Patients First - a project of Americans for Prosperity, Let Freedom Ring, National Taxpayers Union and others.
Government Waiting Rooms Event
The objective of the Government Waiting Rooms event is to show the impact of rationing and long waiting lists that will occur if our government takes over our healthcare. The event will start as a sit-in; however, throughout the day, we will have people dying from causes like not getting preventive treatment (i.e. mammograms until 50) or waiting for cancer treatment.
Senate Emergency Call Event
For those who cannot be in DC until later in the morning, you can participate in the Senate Emergency Call event. There will be a demonstration at 1:00 p.m. in Upper Senate Park , which people can attend before they visit the Senators' offices. There will be a few speakers from the Patients First group; however, the rally will be short, so people can focus on visiting with their Senators. It is our understanding one organization already has 100 buses lined up to take people to DC on the 15th.
If you are interested in going to DC via bus, Mike Prokop of the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots is organizing buses for the event. To reserve a seat, please email the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots at: Clevelandteaparty@gmail.com.
In the subject heading please put: “Att: Mike / Reserve Seat for Bus Trip to D.C.” The cost is $50 per person. Mike must have payment in hand by Thursday, December 10.
Make checks payable to:
983 Helmsdale Rd
Cleveland Heights , OH 44112
The Cleveland buses are planning to depart for D.C. around midnight or 1:00 a.m. (December 15th). Departure from D.C. will be around 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. When you reserve your seat, you will be given the exact departure location as well as the specific itinerary of departure and arrival.
If you cannot go to DC on the 15th, the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots, Medina Tea Party Patriots and other local Tea Party groups are planning to make an “emergency house call” to Voinovich’s office in Cleveland . Our goal is to urge Senator Voinovich to vote NO for government-run healthcare.
- Date: Tuesday, December 15th
- Time: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m
- Location: 1240 East 9th Street , Room 3061, Cleveland , OH 44199
Cleveland Tea Party Patriots and other local groups will be hand delivering letters to our Ohio Senators in DC and locally on the 15th. We are urging all patriots to write four letters – two for Voinovich (one to his DC office and the other to his local office) and two for Brown (one to his DC office and the other to his local office). Your letters will be delivered to Senators Voinovich and Brown.
Please mail your letters to:
Letters to Senators
PO Box 46378
Bedford , Ohio 44146
Keep contacting the 13 key Senators. (See the list below.) The top 5 to focus on are: Sen. Bayh ( Indiana ), Sen. Nelson ( Nebraska ), Sen. Landrieu ( Louisiana ), Sen. Lincoln ( Arkansas ) and Sen. Jim Web ( Virginia ). If you know anyone in these 5 states, tell them to call their Senators and demand they vote NO on cloture.
Senator Evan Bayh (IN)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-5623 / (202) 228-1377 fax
Senator Michael Bennet (CO)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-5852 / (202) 228-5036
Senator Joe Lieberman (CT)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-4041 / (202) 224-9750 fax
Senator Ben Nelson (NE)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-6551 / (202) 228-0012 fax
Senator Blanche Lincoln (AR)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-4843 / (202) 228-1371 fax
Senator Mary Landrieu (LA)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-5824 / (202) 224-9735 fax
Senator Mark Pryor (AR)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2353 / (202) 228-0908 fax
Senator Mark Warner (VA)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2023 / (202) 224-6295 fax
Senator Mark Begich (AK)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3004 / (202) 224-2354 fax
Senator Robert Byrd (WV)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3954 / (202) 228-0002 fax
Senator Thomas Carper (DE)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2441 / (202) 228-2190 fax
Senator Jim Webb (VA)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-4024 / 202-228-6363 fax
Senator Jon Tester (MT)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2644 / (202) 224-8594 fax
Senator Olympia Snowe (ME)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-5344 / (202) 224-1946 fax
Driving to D.C.?
Here are some ideas for parking in Northern Virginia....
- Pentagon City Mall 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington, VA 22202
Park at the mall (it does require paying, but it beats dealing with the outrageous parking fees in D.C.) Metro access is inside the mall.
- Crystal City 1750 South Clark St., Arlington, VA 22202
Park on 22nd or S. Eads in Arlington (there are 12 and 24 hour meters so that gives you plenty of time) Metro is by the Crystal Gateway Marriott
Falls Church, Virginia
- East Falls Church 2001 N. Sycamore St., Arlington, VA 22205
Paid parking ($4.50 all day) is at the metro
Metro access is right at the station.
- West Falls Church 7040 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22043
Paid parking ($4.50 all day) is at the metro
Metro access is right at the station