First, thank you. Thank you for the time and energy it took for you to show up this week. We have a long road ahead, but everything great begins with a small step, and that is what we accomplished this week – another step toward our goal of making America great again.
Today is Freelance Friday! This means that today we each write and submit a letter to the editor of a local paper, and/or leave a comment on a mainstream media news site, and/or reach out in writing to our friends or family. In short, we write! Resources to help you get started can be found below.
For today’s topic, we want to write about why we support Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court and why others should also support him. We also want to ask our fellow citizens to join us, and take action, by calling their Senators to encourage them to vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch.
Why is this type of activism important? Because human beings are social creatures. There is an innate desire to fit in, or to be a part of a group. We want our fellow Americans to know that the mainstream media/Democratic Party point of view is not the majority opinion. It is critical for us to make sure our side of the issue is presented – in our own words – in mainstream publications, so that people who agree with us know they are not alone. The left loves to marginalize and ostracize those who disagree (just look at Hollywood or academia and the conservative blacklisting that occurs). When you show up in the mainstream media, you give courage to those that need it, and demonstrate to our opposition that we will never back down.
Additionally, don’t forget to sign up for weekly and daily actions on our website! For each action that you would like to participate in, please check the box next to that action!
I’m showing up,
Jenny Beth Martin
Key Dates to Add to Your Calendar
Local Office visit on Thursday, February 23
Remember the town halls of 2009, when we fought tooth and nail against Obamacare? Now the tables have turned and progressives are the ones showing up at town halls1 and at local district offices2, and the mainstream media is all too eager to magnify and celebrate dissent when carried out by left wing activists. This means progressives are the ones getting their message out3. Our mantra back then was, “when we show up, we win.” It is now time for us to show up again.
Both the Senate and House of Representatives are scheduled to be home the week of February 20th, and not in DC. We need to show up and show our elected officials that the majority of their constituents do not agree with the left wing protesters. We are looking for people to either host an event outside their Senator’s local office at noon local time or to hand deliver a personal letter to their Senator on Thursday, February 23. We will help you to organize your event, write your letters, and assist you with messaging.
If you cannot host an event there are other ways you can show up and be heard; you can hand deliver a letter to the local office, or you can attend a rally if there is one located in your area.
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.
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?!