Archive for May, 2009

Mini-Tea Party

May 14, 2009

Hi, Guys,

Let’s concentrate our efforts next Thursday on May 21st by visiting the office of our elected official, Parker Griffith, in person to let him know what we as his constituents want face to face.  There are many hot issues that are on the table now, including Nationalized Health Care, Amnesty, Cap & Trade, the Hate Crimes bill, and FCC actions that would result in silencing talk radio and freedom of speech.  Let’s tell him how we want him to vote for us!  Parker Griffith’s offices are:

Washington, DC Office
417 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4801
Fax: (202) 225-4392

Huntsville District Office
2101 Clinton Ave. W.     Suite 302
Huntsvile, AL  35805
Phone: (256) 551-0190
Fax: (256) 551-0194

Decatur District Office
302 Lee St. P.O. Box 668
Decatur, AL  35602
Phone: 256-355-9400
Fax: 256-355-9406

Shoals District Office
1011 George Wallace Blvd
Tuscumbia, AL  35674
Phone: 256-381-3450
Fax: 256-381-7659

Please visit the one that will be closest to you on Thursday!  Even though he will not be at the offices, our presence will be powerful.  If you are unable to physically go to an office, please call and fax.  If you are on this email list and your elected official is not Parker Griffith, please go to that person’s office.  I am working on contacting other Tea Party organizers in Alabama to see if we can all do this together.

And don’t forget, these concerted efforts are important, but we need to be calling our elected officials and putting pressure on them every day about these issues for as long as it takes!

Find out who your elected officials are here: http://www.votesmart.org/

Have a great day,

Christie Carden

The Huntsville Tea Party Movement, Inc. (non profit organization) – Founder

Huntsville Independence Day Tea Party – Event Coordinator

www.huntsvilleteaparty.com

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Nationalized Healthcare

May 13, 2009

Hi, Guys!
Hope you’re all well.  I just wanted to bring your attention to an issue that we all need to act on..
Nationalized health care is on its way, folks.  Obama campaigned on it, provisions for it made their way into his budget, and now today President Obama and House Democratic leaders have pledged to pass a bill by July 31st.
We have got to work hard to stop this bill, and start now.  Obviously, nationalized health care goes against everything the Tea Party Movement stands for: it is fiscally irresponsible, it will grow the government tremendously beyond its intended role and take away more states’ rights, it will take away the individual’s liberty to choose their own health care, and it will completely destroy the industry’s free market system which will in turn affect other aspects of the free market in our economy.
We can look around the world and history to see that nationalized health care does not work, but leads to a lack of quality and available options in health care as well as bankruptcy (something especially unwanted in a time when our country is already trillions of dollars in debt.)  As Americans we need to make our voices known loud and clear..  Please contact your representatives, put the pressure on (for them to not only vote against it but speak up and oppose it), and keep the pressure on for as long as it takes.  Amnesty was stopped a few years ago by Americans speaking up.  Let’s do it with nationalized health care.
There are a few Democrats that have voiced oppostition to nationalized health care, at least nationalized health care at this time.  Chuck Schumer (NY) has said, “Healthcare I feel strongly about, but I am not sure that we’re ready for a major national healthcare plan.”  And Kendrick Meek (FL) has said, “The money is not necessarily there right now to enact the plans.”  Please put pressure on these representatives to oppose nationalized health care.  If you know of any others who are wishy-washy, please let me know so we can put pressure on them, too.  I’m sure there are more.
Thank you and keep up the good work!  If you have anything similar you wish to share, ideas or news, please post them on our Tea Party Forums at www.huntsvilleteaparty.com.  Let’s get working together and keep working together.
Also, a quick note about the Tea Party: we are currently working on setting up our tax status so we will be able to take donations to cover the cost of things such as the website, location permit, event liability insurance, marketing, etc.  Will keep you updated!  Visit the Contact Us tab on our website to volunteer.
Christie Carden
The Huntsville Tea Party Movement, Inc. (non-profit organization), Founder
Huntsville Independence Day Tea Party – Event Coordinator

July 4th Tea Party at Jaycee Fairgrounds

May 12, 2009

Plans are in motion! We have received permission from the Jaycee to use the Fairgrounds, near Joe Davis Stadium, for our Independence Day Tea Party on July 4th! We are going to have barbecue (sold from a local vendor) from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, speakers again from 8:00pm – 9:00pm, and then you are all invited to stay and watch the Joe Davis fireworks afterward! The fireworks will start at the end of the baseball game, between 9 & 10. Feel free to bring lawn chairs out. We just ask that you do not bring any alcoholic beverages.

We want this to be a patriotic day of honoring our troops and celebrating the birth of our great nation, as well as protesting, again, the issues that are central to Tea Party patriots and that we feel are detrimental to our country’s future: too much government spending, too much government debt, too much government intrusion, etc. Mo Brooks will be MC’ing the event again, and so far we have three featured speakers lined up: Lester Phillip, Mary Scott Hunter, and Roger Richardson. Lester is a father of three, a former Navy pilot, runs his own catering service in Madison, and will be running for Congress for District 5 in 2010. Mary Scott Hunter is a mother of three, a former Air Force Major, and runs her own technology company. Roger Richardson has worked in economic development at several universities, is currently working for Alabama A&M University, and is an ordained Methodist minister.

Please join us on this special day when thousands around our country will rally together once again in a “Nationwide Tea Party” to bring about the true reform our country needs through the common sense principles that have proven to be effective: fiscal responsibility, limited government, individual freedoms, and the free market system. As we will be recognizing on our country’s Independence Day, many have fought and paid dearly to preserve the precious freedoms given to every American in our Constitution. We do not intend to lose this fight.

If you are looking for a way to get involved before the Tea Party and help us prepare and execute a spectacular event, please feel free to join one of the Tea Party Committees listed on the website here: Committees

The marketing committee will be working hard. We had approximately 3,000 people at our Tax Day Tea Party on April 15th. Let’s try to get 6,000 – 10,000 out to this event!! Please spread the word like crazy. Let’s try to get all of Huntsville to join us in the festivities on July 4th. As soon as we have them, I will let you know. They can be forwarded via email or printed out and distributed around our communities.

Our fight is not an easy one, and remember that the Tea Parties are a rallying call. The real work that will make our movement successful is getting involved and staying involved in politics on all levels of government. Here, in Alabama, there is a primary election coming up for State Representative seat in District 6 on 5/26/09, and there is an election coming up for State Senate seat in District 7 on 6/9/09. Please pick the candidate you would like to see elected and help their campaign before the vote. There is much we can do.

We are still working on getting an interactive website running that will serve this Huntsville Tea Party Movement. It will be a place for hundreds to go to share information, activist opportunities, and political news, etc. It will also be a place full of resources and tips for us to use. Will let you know when it is up and running. To get involved in nationwide Tea Party interaction, there are two great websites that I recommend: http://www.teapartypatriots.org and http://www.nationwideteapartycoalition.com

Also, please don’t forget about the interactive facebook group we have already for The Huntsville Tea Party Movement, here
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=72990624750#/group.php?gid=67548317209&ref=ts