Article: Green Party to protest Tea Party in Napa

Times Herald staff report.

The Napa County Green Party is reaching out to other Green Party members and other progressives to protest against the Tea Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Napa.

The Napa County Green Party will hold a so-called "green tea party" to protest the Tea Party's kick-off to its national tour at the nearby Napa fairgrounds at that same time.

"The purpose of this rally is to show our opposition to the Tea Party's far right-wing agenda while affirming positive Green Party values, such as grassroots democracy, social justice, respect for diversity, nonviolence, community-based economics, and ecological wisdom," Napa County Green Party co-coordinator Alex Shantz said in the announcement.

The event will include Green gubernatorial candidate Laura Wells, and Fairfax Mayor Larry Bragman as speakers, plus live entertainment, information booths, iced green tea, and vegetarian cuisine from Food Not Bombs of Santa Rosa.

Participants are asked to bring canned food items to the rally for donation to the Napa Food Bank.

At 2 p.m. rally participants will march from Veterans Park across the river to the fairgrounds where the Tea Party will be holding its event.

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