Notes from 31 January meeting
Welcome, introductions, and discussion of priorities from Tea Party Patriots webinar in paricular the Legislative Updates;
a. EU Bank Bailouts and HR2313 to prevent them
b. S2038, the Stock Act and the House Restrict Act to prevent insider trading by members of Congress
PLEASE LOOK THESE UP AND CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTIVES
1.Decided to have tax day rally on Saturday the 14 April. Will meet on the steps of the Winneshiek County Courthouse at 1p.m. Looking for suggestions for more speakers and other actives for that day. If anyone has ideas please forward them to me.
2.Discussed caucuses and upcoming county convention. Was decided that if anyone had any planks that they would like to submit at the county convention, they would bring them to the next meeting. We are going to get the list of delagates for each precinct and try to form a Tea Party block at the convention so that we may get our planks introduced and passed.
3.Decided that we would meet upstairs at Mabes on the 21 February at 7:15p.m. and then proceed to the downstairs meeting room as a group to attend the Republican Party monthly meeting. Hope to have more of us than Republicans.
4.Dicussed Constitution Day. Everyone thought it very important for the schools to participate and did not like Decorah High School principle’s attitude that she had nothing to discuss with us last September when we offered our help. Also noted that we should thank North Winneshiek School District for dedicating the entire second quarter this year to the study of the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, and all related documents.
5.Had discussion on creating a float for the area parades this summer. Suggestion for using eveything from a simple hay rack to a semi and trailer. Ideas to be brought to next meeting. Also agreed by all that it would be nice to have a booth at the Winneshiek County Fair this year, especially since it is an election year. Will discuss further also at next meeting.
6.Members told to pick topic from news for discussion at next months meeting and discussion on having a educational film to watch at monthly meetings.
7.Discussion on SR89 and need to contact Senators to support it. SR89 basically states that the citizens of the United States shall not cede their sovereignty to the United Nations when it comes to the upbringing of our children.
CONTACT YOUR SENATORS: Senator Harkin 202-224-3254; Senator Grassely 202-224-3744
8.Next monthy meeting: Tuesday the 28 February, 7:30p.m. downstairs meeting room at Mabes Pizza Decorah