San Antonio’s Tea Party Protests were coordinated to start nationally in each time zone at 11a.m. CST. Protesters appeared at th offices of:
Senator John Cornyn South Central Texas 210-224-7485 600 Navarro #210, San Antonio Congressman Henry Cuellar 28th Congressional District 210-271-2851 615 E. Houston Street #451, San Antonio Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez 20th Congressional District 210-472-6195 727 East Durango, B-124 Federal Building, San Antonio Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison 3133 General Hudnell Drive #120, San Antonio 210-340-2885 Congressman Ciro Rodriguez 23rd Congressional District 210-922-1874 South San Antonio Office 1313 S.E. Military Dr #101, San Antonio
Your Alamo City Pundit attended the outing at the offices of Congressman Charlie Gonzalez at the Federal Building, where nearly 150 turned out. Turnout was reported comparable at all other locations in San Antonio as well.
I promised this lady her picture would be on the blog — so here it is. Winner of best sign in my book.
The protest started with a prayer! We’ve found our meetings go best when we put our efforts in God’s hands.
Tom Kennedy the team leader and designated Media representative. Unfortunately I didn’t see any media show up, even though they were notified. (Sigh).
People brought signs and flags. And as you can clearly see, I was not on the correct side of the line.
Tom presented the Congressman’s staff with a petition to stop nationalized Halthcare signed by over 1,000 people. (Unfortunatley we don’t have an accurate count at press time; signatures were still coming in over the Internet as Tom was printing the petition right before the protest, so we haven’t had time to count them. But as of last night there were over 1,100 signatures.
Protesters stretched all the way from one end of the Federal Building to the other (at least 200 feet.) Your Alamo City Pundit personally lost count around 50-75 protesters, and the security guards estimated the crowd conservatively at 150 total throughout the length of the protest time.
Almost every single truck that went by honked in support — much more than the cars did. (Of course they did — they’re working stiffs, too!) The protest was organized and rallied together over a few days time — which beat the heck out of the Soros-bots who were protesting *FOR* Healthcare Reform earlier this week. They had less than 50 people there — and the photo in the paper (see link) shows only 17, at best.
The security guards said we were much nicer and more polite, too.
Heh. Some people just can’t handle representative democracy.
Twitter’s @wikiworf reports via Twitter “I was at the Mc Allen protest at Ruben Hinojosa’s office along with 80 other people. 50 were at Henry Cuellar’s office.”
Gateway Pundit also notes that“Glenn Reynolds has updates on Obamacare protests in Raleigh, Dallas and Cleveland. Steve Sabolich sends an email from Cleveland and says that Dennis Kucinich’s staff was shocked so many concerned working Americans took off work to be there.”
Good. Get used to it, Congressman.