Thousands expected at Cincinnati Tea Party tax rally - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Thousands expected at Cincinnati Tea Party tax rally

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The stage is set, the cameras in place and the lights aligned.

Massive preparations are underway for a tea party tax day take over on Thursday.

"Today's a prep day, the producer from FOX has showed up to do the setup, we've had rigs in the arena all morning, maintenance staff setting up the crowd barricades and staging," said Scott Wilhoit of University of Cincinnati.

"We're excited we know it's going to be a huge turn out, and there's going to be a lot of liberty loving people," said Mike Wilson, founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party.

Thousands are expected, and the tickets are almost gone.

"We're expecting a sell out crowd, the building holds just over 13,000 people," Wilhoit said.

"So far we've sold over 7,000 tickets, and we expect there will be a huge walk up crowd," Wilson said.

For the second year in a row the Cincinnati Tea Party is capitalizing on the day citizens pay the government to make the government pay attention.

"It's really focusing on the fact that our government is larger than it should be, and really just out of control right now, so we're trying to capitalize on some of the frustration, " Wilson said.

FOX News' Sean Hannity will have a book signing, and tape his show live from arena at 6:00 p.m. followed by the tea party with several speakers on the program.

"I've had people email me saying they're coming down from the Cleveland, Toledo area," Wilson said.

And with the sell out crowd security will be a top priority.

"You're going to see a little bit more security, but nothing abnormal for the arena," Wilhoit said.

"It's time for us as a people to stand together and force change in Washington, D.C," Wilson said.

The Northern Kentucky Tea Party is also holding a tax relief party in Covington at 2:30 p.m.

Copyright 2010 FOX19. All Rights Reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

    San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:59:19 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:52:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing...

    Homelessness is a major problem in San Francisco, as well as other cities on the West Coast with growing numbers of high-paying tech jobs that price lower-income residents out of a shrinking housing supply. 

    Full Story >

    Homelessness is a major problem in San Francisco, as well as other cities on the West Coast with growing numbers of high-paying tech jobs that price lower-income residents out of a shrinking housing supply. 

    Full Story >
  • Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

    Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:42 AM EDT2018-07-17 06:42:05 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:49:33 GMT
    (Monterey County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this Friday, July 13, 2018, photo posted on the Monterey County, Calif., Sheriff's Office Twitter feed, authorities tend to Angela Hernandez, foreground center, after she was rescued, in Morro Bay, Calif. A...(Monterey County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this Friday, July 13, 2018, photo posted on the Monterey County, Calif., Sheriff's Office Twitter feed, authorities tend to Angela Hernandez, foreground center, after she was rescued, in Morro Bay, Calif. A...

    A 23-year-old woman survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach after she swerved to avoid a small animal while driving to her sister's house.

    Full Story >

    A 23-year-old woman survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach after she swerved to avoid a small animal while driving to her sister's house.

    Full Story >
  • Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

    Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:03:29 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:49:31 GMT
    The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border. (Source: Raycom Media, file)The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border. (Source: Raycom Media, file)

    The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border.

    Full Story >

    The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly