May 22, 2009

Crapo To Meet With Tea Party Organizer

Will receive signed copies of the Declaration of Independence

Idaho Falls - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will meet with the organizer of the recent Idaho Falls "Tea Party" on Memorial Day to receive oversize copies of the Declaration of Independence signed by participants of the anti-tax event. Andi Elliot led efforts at the April 15th event, where participants signed copies of the Declaration of Independence to send a message to Washington, DC about federal spending.

Crapo, who could not attend the Tea Party event due to the Senate schedule in Washington, will bring the signed copies back to D.C.  Elliot and other Tea Party participants hope the protest notes will be read at the White House.

"My feelings about tax increases remain unchanged," said Crapo, in advance of the Monday meeting. "Limited government is best."

Crapo was among a group of lawmakers that threw a ceremonial copy of the U.S. tax code into the Boston Harbor, to protest federal spending while serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1997.


Crapo, Elliot meet to discuss federal spending, Tea Parties:
Monday, May 25
2:30 p.m.
World War Memorial
500 block of Memorial Drive
Idaho Falls