Conservatives across the country have latched onto the symbolism of the Boston Tea Party in the past for political protests, and, with July 4 looming, more tea party rallies are expected this weekend, including in New Jersey.
In Wayne, mother of two Francesca Kishfy is the sole organizer of one such event. With a tea party in April already under her belt, Kishfy said she expects “more than 100 people” to attend.
“I was never a political person, but this is near and dear to me,” Kishfy said. “I feel this is affecting our children and small businesses are being hurt. Something needs to be done.”
New Jersey communities planning tea party rallies for July 4 include Morristown, Clifton, Newton, and Wayne, NJ.com says.
Among issues expected to be highlighted are the Cap and Trade bill, a new federal policy that residential, commercial and government buildings be retrofitted to increase energy efficiency, and the economic stimulus bill .
(Thank you Francesca Kishfy for providing the photo)