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Fishkill Tea Party on Fox and Friends (Morning of Tax Day Tea Parties - 2009)

Fishkill Tea Party on Fox and Friends (Morning of Tax Day Tea Parties - 2009)

About the Organizers

The Founders of the Fishkill Tea Party are myself Todd Harvey, my wife Tracy Harvey, cousin Lex Harvey, and good friend Brian Callahan; all who own and operate businesses in the Town of Fishkill. We felt that it was important to take the lead and start this movement, so that the people of the Town of Fishkill and the entire Hudson Valley would have the opportunity to peacefully assemble and protest out of control government spending.

On April 15, 2009, we made history by being the 25th largest tea party in the nation out of the 750 events held nationwide. With a crowd around 4,000 people, the event nearly packed Dutchess Stadium!

Who We Are

Concerned citizens from every walk of life. Old, young, students, professionals, blue collar workers, Christians, Jews, Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives, Independents, everyone! What unites us is the staggering amount of money being wasted by our government at all levels.

Who We Are NOT

Contrary to the beliefs of the United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, we are not right wing extremists or domestic terrorists. These labels are extremely offensive to the millions of people who share our concerns and protested peacefully in hundreds of cities and towns around the country on April 15, 2009.

Original Movement

Fishkill Tea Party - Historic Site Sign

Fishkill Tea Party - Historic Site Sign

Our Roots

Believe it or not, there was actually a Fishkill Tea Party event during the Revolutionary War in 1776. The story goes that 100 women from the Fishkill area protested for three days when a storekeeper over charged them on tea. Today a historic site sign indicates the site of the original Fishkill Tea Party.

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