Tea Party Alpena
It's time to stand up and be seen, heard and understood. We have seen the enemy, and in essence, it is us. If we do not object to the dramatic changes our beloved country has been undergoing, in recent years especially, then we are most certainly to blame. We should speak out, loudly, boldly, and without fear or hesitation while we still have that right. We cannot allow this slide into socialism that our politicians have been forcing our country into. We seek united minds, united communities and united effort to save these United States. Let us be another great generation...for our children and grandchildren. -
We saw the Tea Party at its best in our meeting on Wednesday, October 23. A good mixed group had discussions causing some consensus and some disagreement. Contrary to liberal impressions of our meetings there were no sacrifices or rituals.
Discussions were held regarding the importance of the 10ThAmendment. The group decided to let our state representatives know how important it is for them to help enforce States Rights and Our Rights.
Tea Party Alpena grass roots efforts were stressed. It was pointed out that each of us should take the responsibility to contact at least ten people to let them know we support the Tea Party principles of Limited Government, Personal Liberty and Economic Freedom. We need to come out of the closet.
It was pointed out that we lost in 2012 because we were not able to get enough conservatives convinced of the need to get off the couch and vote. We all have to work on that.
Below is a synopsis of our discussion.
Please join us:
Tea Party Alpena/Alpena County Republican Party
Joint meeting July 12 at 5:30 PM
Alpena County Library, 211 North First Ave. Alpena.
Featured speaker-Terri Lynn Land National GOP committeewoman
Open to everyone bring your friends, relatives, family
Our country needs your help.
Obama's campaign manager called the recall election in Wisconsin "a terrible experiment". We must work to make sure he experiences another terrible experiment in November.
Tea Party Alpena wants to discuss how to accomplish our agenda for 2012 ( Defeat Obama/Remove Stabenow ) Our discussion will begin at 6:30 next Thursday, June 14 at Nineteenth Hole, US 23 North.
Call a friend and come for the discussion.
If you have time get the new book The Amateur by Edward Klein.
The Walker victory in Wisconsin is a huge win for the Tea Party. We must be able to follow up their success by achieving our limited agenda for 2012:
- Defeat Obama
- Replace Stabenow.
To do this we need to get busy. Talk to your neighbors, family and friends to make sure they are going to vote and to vote conservative.
I've attached a recent letter to the editor of the Alpena News.
Below is a reminder of the upcoming meeting schedule.
Meeting schedule prior to General Election (Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month)
- June 14 Nineteenth Hole US 23 North 6:30 pm. At this meeting we will plan for parades (4th of July Alpena, Nautical City Festival (Rogers City) August 5, VJ Parade in Hillman, Posen Potato Festival, September 9
- July 12 Candidate forum and straw poll.
- Aug 2 (1 week early to be ahead of the August 7 Primary Election)
- Sept 13
- Oct 11
- Nov 1 ( 1 week early to be ahead of the November 6 General Election)
· June 14
· July 12
· Aug 2 (1 week early to be ahead of the August 7 Primary Election)
· Sept 13
· Oct 11
· Nov 1 ( 1 week early to be ahead of the November 6 General Election)
About Tea Party Alpena
Shortly after the February 2009 launch of the Tea Party in Chicago a group of concerned Alpena citizens organized in response to Washington’s overreaching policies. Following a series of meetings founders chose the name Tea Party Alpena, agreed upon an organization structure, and officers were elected.
Listening to the will of the group it was decided that TPA goals would be to find methods of promoting individual liberty, limited government and economic freedom. Since mid-term elections were close at hand a plan was made for supporting candidates who could be counted on to support TPA goals. In the 2010 mid-term election TPA was instrumental in creating a local sweep by candidates they supported.
Using the 10 Commitments of the Contract from America as a guide TPA continues to search for causes and candidates worthy of support. Through meetings, participation in parades and creation of special events the group is focusing on educating and attracting new members.