Published: Apr 15, 2010 11:59 AM EDT

Southwest Florida-Across the area on April 15th, local tea party protesters will rally to stand up against big government and out of control spending.

The tea party movement is using this tax day for its biggest protest of the year.

Rallies against taxes, deficits, spending and health care are planned all across the country.

A local rally will be held at 5 pm, Thursday at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda.  Another rally will be held at Noon at the corner of Pine Ridge Road and US 41 in Naples.