Tea Party activists planning Jan. 20 'national strike'

Tea Party activists are planning to go on a "national strike" later this month to protest both President Barack Obama and the businesses and other groups that support him.

Their effort, which focuses primarilly on corporations that "employ individuals backing the leftist agenda," will occur in major cities on January 20 -- the date President Barack Obama was inaugurated last year, according to Allen Hardage, who is leading the campaign.

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"On January 20, 2010 we will demonstrate our power and reach to those companies who employ individuals backing the leftist agenda in every major city, every congressional district and every small rural town in America to spread one unified message," he wrote on the campaign's Web site.

"That message is simple: Stop funding socialism. When they refuse to stop backing the major opponents of Liberty, liberal media outlets and socialist leaning elected officials, then we proceed to financially cripple them," Hardage added.

According to Hardage, Tea Party activists remain "frustrated" that last year's protests have failed to slow down Democrats on such issues as healthcare reform. The upcoming January strike, he told CNN, is thus another attempt to put heat on lawmakers and businesses who believe in or otherwise support "big government"policies.

"The question is that if the elected officials ignore you, what do you do to exercise your right to self-governance? So we decided to hold a National Day of Strike where we go after the large donors of the people pushing this radical agenda," he said, noting the strike was not tantamount to a "boycott."

However, it is unclear how many Tea Party organizations might actually join the "strike." A number of the conservative organizations told CNN they were either not sure about, or had already declined, participation in the Jan. 20 movement.