'Coffee Party' seeks cooperation, solutions

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by JASON WHITELY / WFAA-TV

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Posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:43 AM

RICHARDSON — You've heard of the Tea Party. It has become a popular forum for opposing the growing deficit, among other things.

Now's there's the Coffee Party.

With the motto "Wake Up and Stand Up," the leaders of this movement say it is made up of non-partisans who want cooperation and common solutions in the federal government.

Almost a dozen local organizers met Thursday night at Cafe Brazil in Richardson. They're planning community meetings in cities all over North Texas on Saturday — the same day hundreds of others will take place nationwide.

"We're here to, in my opinion, to stop focusing on what the differences are and start focusing on what the similarities are," explained Coffee Party organizer Raini Layne.

The Coffee Party was organized recently on Facebook. Its page has grown to more than 110,000 fans in recent weeks.

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