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'Tea Party' held in West Chester

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati's Tea Party presented a "Freedom Rally" at the Voice of America Park in West Chester on Saturday.

Organizers say they want the average citizen to become engaged in the political process, and hold their representatives accountable.

They say they're opposed to wasteful government spending, and think the government is becoming too powerful.

"It's so frightening to see what's going on right now, all of the skirting around, and sneaking around the constitution, using back doors," said Sherley Alsup of Liberty Township, who attended the Tea Part. "It's not the way it should be."

"It's a collective voice reaching out to our government, and hoping that they hear us," added Elle McVey.

Saturday marked the first round of national Stand Up for Liberty Events, and similar rallies were held all across the country.

Meanwhile, in response, the Butler County Progressives, Organizing for America and community members gathered at the West Chester Public Library to speak out in support of President Obama and his health care reform plans.

"In our own backyards there are millions of Americans who can't access superior health care," said one of the speakers. "We are here to speak for all of those people and ask our representatives to stand with President Obama. We can't afford to do nothing."

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