There's a new group in Midland that hopes to spark activism and get people involved in government, whether it be at the national or local level.
The group is the newly formed Midland Tea Party. Their organization is small right now, but they hope more people will join. The Midland Tea Party meets every Saturday at the Ground Floor Coffee House in downtown Midland. As we learned this Saturday, the organization already has a long list of things they want to accomplish, starting with a petition that would stop the city of Midland from raising property taxes 5.5%.
"The economy is really bad and if you read the actual language of the bill it says folks who are on fixed incomes, people on social security, they can't budget something like this," explains Midland Tea Party Founder, Mike Lopez.
Lopez, says they hope to get anywhere from 5 to 10,000 signatures so city council will not approve this tax increase.
For more information on this group visit their website at midlandteaparty.org