Back in October, President Barack Obama had this to say to ABC News about the Occupy Wall Street movement: “In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party. Both on the left and the right, I think people feel separated from their government. They feel that their institutions aren’t looking out for them."
While the two groups couldn't be further apart politically, there may be a few similarities. Tonight, Occupy Memphis representative Mallory Pope will speak at the Mid-South Tea Party meeting at the Bartlett Municipal Center (5868 Stage Rd.) at 6:30 p.m. in the hopes of finding out what the groups may share in common.
According to the Tea Party's meeting announcement, they're hoping to learn more about Occupy Memphis' goals and to inform them about the Tea Party movement.