Members of various Tea Party groups in the Philadelphia region held a lunchtime protest.
Dianna Reimer of the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots said they are beginning to show up at the weekly meeting of City Council to send a message to the city.
“Basically Philadelphia has been left alone but we have five active groups within Philadelphia and five in the suburbs, Tea Party Patriots and we are pushing for change in Philadelphia,” Reimer said.
Reimer said the changes includes making the city more business friendly and ending the controversial DROP early retirement program. Aaron Proctor is a Libertarian Blogger who said Philadelphia is in decline.
“Over here at City Hall back here the only thing they see the Constitution of the United States is as a tourist attraction.” said Proctor. “Our city is in decline because our rights are being taken away and trampled on by the so-called leadership in City Hall. They don’t give a you know what about your well being your safety, your happiness, you well being nothing.”
The groups vow to fight for their rights and to make the region better, but are not fielding any candidates for City Council or Mayor.