As you know, there is no rest for the weary, and we now sit at a precipice as the left threatens “make America ungovernable” for the next four years1. You’ve seen it too – cars on fire, Trump supporters beaten and pepper sprayed, blocked traffic, public institutions shut down, rocks thrown through windows, and more. From the moment Donald Trump won the election, and with an unhinged Democratic party leading the way, progressive activists continue to incite fear and violence in an effort to destroy our republic. It’s pretty bad out there right now!
Did you see what these freedom haters did to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos yesterday? The ever-so tolerant left – who are supposedly the protectors of women – harassed and obstructed Secretary DeVos when she tried to visit a local school. The irony of their “tolerance” is not lost on us. Click below to watch the video:
Shocking video from @abc7news: Betsy DeVos being physically blocked, followed, and taunted by protesters at a DC school
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— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) February 10, 2017
But there is a way to fight back: SHOW UP! Show up in person. Show up online. Show up on the phones. Show up as much as you can in as many venues as you can. Even if you can only show up once a month, as long as we are giving our all across the entire country, showing up together wherever we can, we will win!
The first action we must take is to publicly support the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Second, we must promote and defend President Trump’s Contract with the American Voter2, and specifically we need to back his move to repeal Obamacare. To achieve these goals, Tea Party Patriots has organized a variety of actions you can take to advance our cause and thwart the left’s attempt to tear apart this nation. Read through the events and activities below, and then sign up to take action!
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Please mark your calendar with the important dates listed below so that we may stand together, once more unto the breach.
Local Office visit on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Remember the townhalls of 2009, when we fought tooth and nail against Obamacare? Now the tables have turned and progressives are the ones showing up at townhalls3 and at local district offices4, 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 out5. 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, 2017
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, 2017
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.
Host an event on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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.
Tomorrow we will send out a specific checklist of actions for next week to support Neil Gorsuch for the United States Supreme Court. We will repeat different kinds of action items weekly with different opportunities for every skill set and interest. Everyone should be able to show up in some way or another every week!
Sunday: Set Your Schedule Sunday
(Read our weekly action items and upcoming events, make your action plan for the week, schedule your plan in your calendar.)
Monday: Messaging Monday
(Get our message out through email. We will give a list of weekly talking points and targets to email, including Members of Congress and other entities that need to hear from us.)
Tuesday: Tweet It Tuesday
(Help us spread our message on social media, especially on Twitter and Facebook. We will provide sample tweets.)
Wednesday: Melt the Wires Wednesday
(Let’s melt the phone lines on Wednesdays. We will update the targeted list weekly.)
Thursday: Take It to the Streets Thursday
(Work on planning a street rally, house party, or visiting a local congressional office. We will give you the tools you need to organize a local event.)
Friday: Freelance Friday
(Each week we will give the opportunity to multiply our impact broadcasting our message to a larger audience through letters to editor, comments on news websites, and letters to fellow Americans.)
Again, please aim to show up for at least one of the action items weekly. These seemingly small actions, when taken by all of us on a regular basis, are the antidote to the fear and division that the Democrats and the left are spreading across our great nation. You are the answer. We are the answer together. Remember, when we show up, we win. Let this be our finest hour, and we will make America free again.
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots