Thank you for another week of action!! Every action we each take, no matter how small, is another step toward our goal of making America great again!

I want to quickly highlight one group who took action yesterday in Binghampton, NY. One of our longtime Local Coordinators, Gilda Ward, and her group showed up at Senator Schumer’s office to tell him to stop obstructing the President’s nominees and to swiftly confirm Neil Gorsuch. There’s a great story in the local news that covered the event.

Moving on to today’s action.

Today, I’m asking you to read my latest column in the Washington Times and leave a comment if you like it or agree with it. What we are seeing right now is a growing number of members of Congress who are avoiding town hall events with their constituents. This happened when the tea party started showing up to town halls in 2009 and 2010 to debate Obamacare and now it’s happening again over important issues like Obamacare and immigration.

It is important that members of Congress do not duck and hide from their constituents. Doing so will only embolden the idea that Washington is filled with nothing but elitists.

If you agree with me and believe that our elected officials should show up and listen to their constituents, please do these things today.

  1. Tweet my column to your senators and congressman and tell them you want them to hold more town hall meetings.
    Sample Tweet

    .[INSERT THE TWITTER ID OF YOUR REP./SEN.]: town hall meetings are an important part of our history. Please host one soon. http://tpp.us/artoflistening #showup #townhallsClick to Tweet

  2. Write your own oped or send a letter to the editor of a local newspaper on why you think it is important for members of Congress to hold town halls and listen to their constituents. Feel free to use ideas from my Washington Times column or come up with your own. Click for some tips on how to write a letter to the editor. This is also as good opportunity to express your support for President Trump or remind members of Congress that we just sent a message in November loud and clear that we want Obamacare repealed, the border secured, taxes cut, and a balanced budget within 5 years.

That’s it for this week. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. Have a wonderful weekend and recharge for next week!

I’m showing up,

Jenny Beth

Key Dates to Add to Your Calendar

Host a Rally/Demonstration at Your State Capitol on Monday, February 27

On Monday, February 27th, Tea Party Patriots and the modern tea party movement turns 8 years old! Do you realize how much impact we’ve had? It’s actually quite amazing, the work we have done, and what we have accomplished. The time is now to step up and defend the gains we have made, and push for more reforms. The only way to keep winning is to stay involved and active — to show up!. We are looking for people to host a rally at their State Capitol in support of President Trump’s Contract with the American Voter on Monday, February 27th! If you would prefer to attend a rally rather than host one, let us know so we can help you find a local event to attend!

Host a House Party the evening of Monday, February 27

Want to support Judge Gorsuch? We make it super easy for you to share your support and knowledge with friends and family in an amicable, comfortable way with the tools and resources you will need to get it done. After Obama won the 2012 election, analysis showed that face-to-face education and discussion between people who knew each other played a very big role in his victory. Your story and your opinion is important to many of the people in your life, and you’ll never how many people you can persuade if you don’t try! If this date doesn’t work for you, you can choose a different date that better suits your availability.

Grassroots Lobbying Day on Capitol Hill, March 15

On March 15th, we will partner with FreedomWorks to host a grassroots lobbying day on Capitol Hill. Office visits are one of the most effective ways to make our voices heard in Washington, D.C. and to hold our elected officials accountable. The primary focus of our lobbying day will be on repealing ObamaCare and confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, although we may add other topics as the date approaches. The committee hearing for Judge Gorsuch is set for March 20, which increases the importance of us being in DC together making our voices heard on March 15.  Mark the date on your calendar!

Host an event on Tuesday, April 18

This year, tax day is on April 18th. We are looking for people to host an event locally on that day. Details and support for hosting the events will be available in a few weeks.

For each action that you would like to participate in, please check the box next to that action!

Thank you! Thank you for your continued strength and love for our country. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you, and we won’t get to where we want to go next if you aren’t involved. Remember, when we show up, we win! So let’s show up!! Are you with me?!