Albuquerque Tea Party

Tax Day Rally Reminder

Silent No More




As you may have read in a recent Albuquerque Journal article, seen on KOB Eyewitness News 4, or heard on the radio on 1550 KIVA, or 770 KKOB, the Albuquerque Tea Party is gearing up for our 2nd Annual Tax Day Rally. And you probably know by now that our rally is scheduled for this Thursday, April 15th, 2010 starting at 4pm, on Menaul, between San Pedro & Wyoming.

What you may not know is that there have been some pranksters trying to divert our fine supporters to a different location. The fake posters are trying to misdirect supporters to the IRS building on Montgomery. In addition, there have been reports nationwide about infiltrators trying to discredit the Tea Party movement. Some of their tactics will be:

  • Deliberately misspelling words in signs.
  • Using racist slurs, either in their signs, or verbally.
  • Using homophobic slurs in their signs, or verbally.
  • Using exaggerated imagery, such as showing Obama as Hitler.
  • Generally behaving in a hostile and disreputable manner that would reflect poorly on the demonstration, and the Tea Party supporters.

With that in mind, the Albuquerque Tea Party, with some guidance from PJTV, have come up with a list of Do's & Don'ts for the Tax Day Rally.


Things to do:

  • Do download our Rights & Responsibilities document from our website.
  • DO bring a video or still camera with fresh batteries.
  • DO get photos or video of any offensive signs or behavior - racist signs, signs connecting O's administration to Nazis, anti-Semitic signs, signs calling for violence - and send them to
  • DO inform them calmly and civilly that the signs and behavior are unwelcome.
  • DO get pictures including the faces of people holding, the people standing with the offensive signs, and context.
  • DO have "Infiltrator" and "Brought to you by...", or similar type signs, and stay close to the offensive signs so it's hard for the legacy media to single them out.
  • DO capture video of people shouting offensive words or slogans.  Loudly - but calmly and civilly - challenge them for the misbehavior, and get that on video, so it's clear it was denounced at the time.
  • DO assume people with their faces covered, especially with a balaclava or ski mask, are not your friend.
  • DO report any harassment or assaults to the police, and capture that report on video as well, if possible. 
  • DO KEEP YOUR COOL.  Keep calm. Be nice. These people are agent provocateurs, and the worst thing you can do to them is not be provoked.


Things not to do:

  • DO NOT confront offensive protesters any more strongly than to tell them they're unwelcome.
  • DO NOT make any attempt to force people to leave, or do anything they don't want to do.
  • DO NOT make any concerted attempt to figure out if someone is a "real" Tea Partier or a plant.  If they're being offensive, get their pictures, send them in. No one with a racist sign is a friend of the Tea Party movement, no matter how much they say they are on the Tea Party's side.



Listen in Wednesday morning at 9am on 770 KKOB to a couple of our board members that will be on the air with Bob Clark, and again at 4pm on 1550 KIVA, when another board member will be on with Phil Marquez, who will be broadcasting from our rally on Thursday afternoon.

If there is anyone out there who will be attending the rally, and has crowd size estimation experience, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing all of you fine patriots, your family & friends out there on Menaul!

Thank you for supporting the Albuquerque Tea Party!