Tens of thousands of conservative protestors are planning a massive national strike on Jan. 20 to mark the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s inauguration.
Conservative grass-roots organizer Allen Hardage said that the action is being called by the anti-Obama group known as the Tea Party. The idea surfaced during the holidays, he said.
"Tea Party activists are frustrated that, despite a huge turnout over the last year, Congress is ignoring them," says Hardage, a Georgia resident who is national operations director for the planned strike. "The question is that if the elected officials ignore you, what do you do to exercises your right to self-governance? So we decided to hold a National Day of Strike where we go after the large donors of the people pushing this radical agenda."
The intent, he said, is to focus attention on the businesses that support the most liberal members of Congress as well as groups that advocate "big-government" policies.