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UC Merced Young Republicans to host Tax Day Tea Party

UC Merced's College Republicans said they're sponsoring a Tax Day Tea Party Wednesday, April 15, on campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..

The events are the modern-day Boston Tea Parties and are nonpartisan rallies for the public to demand government financial responsibility, the group said.

Hundreds of similar tea parties have been held in nearly every state in the union over the past two months.

They focus on taxes and demand that the federal government not spend trillions of borrowed dollars that future generations will have to pay off.

The Young Republicans said they’ll join more than 300 cities nationwide, and more than 40 cities throughout California, which are also holding the events.

The campus group will be selling food, drinks and will have a raffle featuring UC Merced gear and books. Those who come can bring their own picket signs, the Young Republicans said.

Contact CollegeRepublicans@ucmerced.edu, or visit the Web site at MercedTeaParty.com.

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