Sarah Palin, with son Trig, holding a sign commemorating the first Tea Party which was held in Boston in the year 1773
Sarah Palin will be heading to Madison, Wisconsin for the big Tax Day Rally on Saturday. Sarah is no stranger to Wisconsin politics as she endorsed Governor Scott Walker's successful election bid, and most recently backed Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser in his successful re-election bid.
She was also very vocal during the violent left wing protests over Governor Walker's attempts to save the state from bankruptcy.
Sarah penned an open letter to her union brothers and sisters asking them to stand with Governor Walker and refudiate the union thug leadership and their violent rhetoric. This letter was then read aloud to a large and receptive crowd by Dave Westlake.
From the Wisconsin State Journal:
Former Alaska governor and current tea party sweetheart Sarah Palin is coming to town Saturday to help rally the GOP troops for the now-annual Tax Day Rally.
Event organizer Nancy Mistele confirmed the presence of the Mama Grizzly Thursday. She said more details would come out later in the day.
Organizers are planning the event to run from noon to 2 p.m. at the state Capitol. It's expected to be a gathering of conservative activists from around the state. Other speakers include radio personality Vicki McKenna, Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund, talk show host John T. Harris, and Americans for Prosperity State Director Matt Seaholm.
Americans for Prosperity is organizing buses to the event.
"Governor Palin is a strong voice for taxpayers and for reforming government to make it more accountable," Seaholm said. "She doesn't pull punches and is one of the most influential and followed commentators in politics today."
And Northwoods Patriots founder Kim Simac, who is also speaking at the rally, called Palin a "huge role model."
Madison tea party activist Kirsten Lombard is going to be out of town Saturday, but she said most of her fellow tea partiers will be in attendance.
"I think (Palin) will certainly energize the conservative base in Wisconsin," she said.
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate said Palin was an early supporter of Scott Walker so it makes sense she would come to Wisconsin.
Here is the official press release from Americans for Prosperity:
Americans for Prosperity, The Founders Compass: Sarah Palin to speak at Madison tea party
Matt Seaholm 608- 658-2312
Nancy Mistele 608-575-8589
MADISON, WI - Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will deliver the keynote address at the Madison Tea Party.
On Saturday, April 16th, Governor Palin will rally tea party patriots from throughout Wisconsin at the state Capitol in Madison to celebrate past victories and to protect Wisconsin's future. Joining Governor Palin will be talk show host James T. Harris and John Fund columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Fund is an author, pundit and columnist who pens the weekly "On the Trail" column for OpinionJournal.com.
The April 16th Taxpayer Tea Party in Madison will feature:
Sarah Palin - Former Alaskan Governor, VP Candidate, pundit, author
John Fund - The Wall Street Journal
Tony Katz - Pajamas Media
James T. Harris - talk show host
Chuck Day - vocalist
Nancy Mistele - The Founders' Compass
Matt Seaholm - Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin State Director
Vicki McKenna - WIBA/WISN rock star of radio
Meg Ellefson - Wausau Tea Party
Kim Simac - talk show host, Northwoods Patriots
Tiger & Shannon Heberling - Stood up to union threats
Nancy Milholland - Racine Tea Party
Ross Brown - We the People Madison chapter
The Wisconsin State Director of Americans for Prosperity, Matt Seaholm, says he is excited Governor Palin will be attending the tea party on Saturday.
"Governor Palin is a strong voice for taxpayers and for reforming government to make it more accountable," Seaholm said, "She doesn't pull punches and is one of the most influential and followed commentators in politics today."
The Founders Compass is an online resource for tea party members to organize, inform and reach out to other patriots. Additional information on the event can be found at TEA Party rally on April 16th on Facebook. Registration and transportation can be found by visiting the website of Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin.