If you happen to be strolling down by the Georgetown waterfront this Sunday, you may encounter an interesting scene. DC Vote has announced it’s throwing a tea party (full name: “DC Vote Tea Party: The Revolution is Still Brewing”). As you may suspect, there is no mention of crumpets or Earl Grey in the press release. But, here are a few more details of future shenanigans:
What: DC Vote Tea Party: The Revolution Is Still Brewing
On the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, more than half a million Americans living in our nation’s capital pay the second highest per capita federal taxes yet still have no voting representation in Congress. It’s well past time for an end to “taxation without representation.
Apparently, there will be a symbolic reenactment of the Boston Tea Party. Custom printed tea packets with an “End Taxation Without Representation” message will be distributed by activists in colonial-era costume. But don’t throw those in the water! That’s not the idea, says DC Vote Communications Director Kevin Kiger. “We have no interest in doing that, that would be littering,” he says. The group has never done an event like this before, though a group of delegates to the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston had a similar reenactment, just to “raise awareness,” says Kiger. The party lasts from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the Georgetown Waterfront Park, between Wisconsin Ave. and 31st St. NW.