On Sunday, August 15, Tea Party activists rallied in Arizona to support SB 1070, the controversial law requiring state authorities to enforce immigration laws.
In Huntington, Long Island, on that same date, the Conservative Society for Action, a local Tea Party organization, had over fifty members rallying along the Jericho Turnpike in support of their Arizona compatriots. The rally was peaceful.
American-Rattlesnake has pictures of the event.
The demonstrators showed their support for Republican candidates John Gomez for US Congress and Gary Berntsen for US Senate. There was nearly unanimous support for Arizona’s stand, but immigration was not foremost on most participants’ minds. They were most concerned with recent health care reforms and the growing federal deficit. All shared a vociferous loathing of President Barack Obama.