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Tea Party Patriots and Leadership Institute Launch State Grassroots Training Initiative

Program will Transform Passionate Protesters into Grassroots Leaders WASHINGTON, DC –Tea Party Patriots, in partnership with the Leadership Institute, today announced the launch of a 50-state grassroots activism training initiative designed to equip and mobilize activists, campaign staff and candidates to turn their passion for tea party principles into effective action.  Beginning this month, Tea Party Patriots and the Leadership Institute will offer in-person, customized activist, campaign and candidate training to Tea Party Patriot state affiliates. Building on the success of last year’s TeaPartyTraining.org launch, this phase will further ...

Cato Institute Connects with Local Tea Party

When it comes to spreading the message of the Tea Party, it helps to have an articulate, informed, and respected advocate as a spokesperson. Recently, the Haywood County 9-12 TEA Party in North Carolina brought in the Chairman of Cato Institute, Robert Levy, to speak to their organization. The results were all they could have hoped for, and then some. The article is worth reading in full, but here are some of the highlights of what Chairman Robert Levy said. First, on the Constitution: Levy spoke about the U.S. Constitution's Ninth and Tenth Amendments in the Bill of Rights. He said the Tenth Amendment states that powers not delegated to the ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, December 16

HEALTHCARE: OBAMA: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU ... TO SIGN UP FOR OBAMACARE “President Obama is turning to Mariah Carey’s popular Christmas song  in an attempt to sell Obamacare. When the president appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show earlier this morning, the host sang part of the chorus which includes the lyrics: “I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know.  Make my wish come true, baby, all I want for Christmas…” “… is for you to sign up for healthcare at healthcare.gov,” Obama finished, without singing. After the song, Obama joked that Seacrest should stick to being a radio host instead of ...

Fall Training: Volunteer Recruitment and Voter Registration

Last night we were fortunate enough to have Christopher Doss from The Leadership Institute join us for our Fall Training Series of webinars. Chris brings with him three decades in political work -- including the administrations of three governors, a stint on Capitol Hill in Washington, and nearly twenty General Assembly sessions in Virginia and other states. Chris now serves as a lecturer for the Leadership Institute and travels around the US and abroad teaching campaign and grassroots strategies. On last night's call the focus was on the importance of building a grassroots volunteer network and identifying people who are going to vote for your ...

TOPLINE: Stuff You Need to Know for Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Feds Encouraging Deported Illegal Aliens To Come Back To US The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to allow thousands of illegal immigrant deportees to return to the U.S., so long as they have ties to Southern California. Taxpayers will additionally fund a media campaign in Mexico, alerting deportees that they may be eligible to come back to the United States. … The plan, which only applies to Southern California, was reportedly drawn up in response to a lawsuit that was filed last year by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) relating to the rights of illegal immigrants. Your tax dollars hard at work! Not to secure the ...

Welcoming new converts to conservatism

Five weeks ago, Tea Party Patriots launched its Patriot Town Hall series. Last night, the final speaker of the series, Leadership Institute founder Morton Blackwell, spoke to Tea Party activists across the country. The series, which brought former Ronald Reagan staffers and a Reagan biographer to Tea Party activists across the nation, is designed to bring the principles and strategies of the nation’s greatest modern President to a new generation of activists. All of the speakers over the last six weeks brought their own unique perspectives, including Blackwell. Here are three key points he outlined: While Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan ...

”He reached out to all Americans”: Becky Norton Dunlop on Reagan’s Presidency

A few weeks ago, Tea Party Patriots launched its Patriot Town Hall series. The series, which brings former Ronald Reagan staffers and a Reagan biographer to Tea Party activists across the nation, is designed to bring the principles and strategies of the nation’s greatest modern President to a new generation of activists. Last week, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin explained to Tea Party Patriots how President Reagan beat media bias in his day. On Sunday, former Interior Department official and current Heritage Vice President of External Relations Becky Norton Dunlop took the stage and spoke about Reagan’s strength of ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

HEALTHCARE: CALPERS COULD OWE OBAMACARE $770 MILLION IN “CADILLAC TAX’ “California government entities and their unions are panicking because Obamacare’s punitive 40% “Cadillac Tax” beginning in 2018 will directly hit the low-deductible and broad-provider network type of “platinum” healthcare coverage that public employees have enjoyed under the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). With the Cadillac Tax estimated at $770 million, public employees face a radical change to “narrow networks” and up to 1,000 percent increase in annual healthcare deductibles. California public employee unions and CalPERS took a ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, March 31

HEALTHCARE: House Tea Party leader signs up for ObamaCare “One of ObamaCare’s staunchest foes in Congress acknowledged for the first time that he has purchased insurance at HealthCare.gov. “For the record, I am on ObamaCare. Yee-hah!” Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said during a town-hall meeting on Thursday. “My wife complains about it all the time,” he said, according to the Clay Center Dispatch. The disclosure from the chairman of the House GOP’s Tea Party Caucus comes just days after another firebrand conservative, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), admitted that he was planning to enroll in insurance through ObamaCare…” http...

News Briefing for Friday, March 27

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is at or near the top of most early polls among Republicans, likes to boast how he stuck to conservative principles to win statewide office three times in a centrist state. “To win the center, you don’t have to go to the center, you have to lead,” he said last week during a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall. Tea party loyalists are still somewhat wary of Walker, though, because of past positions on immigration and government support for ethanol, a big issue in Iowa, site of the nation’s first caucus. In 2006, he ...