Friday, August 24, 2012

You're Invited to a Conservative "Car-A-Van" !

Your Tucson Tea Party would like to invite you to participate in an event on Saturday September 22nd.

You have been accustomed to attending large, free, rally's sponsored by the Tucson Tea Party. We have been blessed in the past to be able to present to you well known speakers at stadium style events and allow you a chance to let your conservative voice be heard in a loud and positive way. Well,

that's just not going to work for us this fall, for two reasons.

-Speaker fees are at a premium this summer, given this unique political season. Nationally known speakers who in the past were willing to speak at our events for the price of an airline ticket, a hotel room, and a chance to sell some books, are asking for speaking fees in many thousands of dollars. Your past generous donations allow us to host free events. However, the costs are too great this year to put on the type of event you have come to expect from us. Even some of the lesser known conservative authors are asking for significant speaking fees. This would not be a wise use of your donated dollars.

-While our stadium style events allow us to bring together 1200-3000 in a fellowship of conservatives, local media, outside of our two favorite talk radio stations, has avoided sharing news of our events with the general public. We only see ourselves.

So we had an idea.........................and we need your help and participation.

Imagine 1000 flag waving, sign waving, honking, cars, trucks, and motorcycle's in a caravan of conservatives, transiting the streets of Pima County on a Saturday showing our community that we are opposed to the Obama/Reid/Pelosi/Kirkpatrick/Grijalva/Barber/Rodgers "Spending Your Money till You're Broke" agenda. We are taking our Tucson Tea Party "on the road"!!!!

We would like you invite you to join us and a thousand other Tea Party activists to a caravan on Saturday September 22nd 11:00 am till 3:00 pm. Get your car's and trucks washed! Get your flags ready. Get your signs out. Get those red Tee-Shirts on. We will meet at a common location and travel thru our southern Arizona/Pima County community, with stops along the way. At each stop, we're gonna make some noise, listen to some local speakers, and show our neighbors who we are and what we represent. We are going to caravan and stop in CD 1, CD 2, and CD 3 and end up at a common location to close out our event. Participation ribbons will be awarded at each stop along the way. We will judge and award street legal vehicles in several categories.

We are also inviting your creative suggestions for route stops. Locations will need to have large parking lots, access to beverages, and/or, food, and will need to be in visible public locations. We have already resolved start and finish locations, but invite your assistance at determining our stops along the way.

You, our Tucson Tea Party brothers and sisters, have never let us down. We hope you will consider attending. Bring your friends. Let's show our Pima County neighbors the strength of our numbers and the truth of our message of conservative values.

Stay tuned for details.............Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 22nd. 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A "special anniversary" update

Update regarding "a special anniversary"
On Monday August the 6th, your Tucson Tea Party put out a request to it's members to contact Ann Kirkpatrick's campaign headquarters on the third anniversary of a townhall event she held in Holbrook, Az. in 2009. At the time she unceremoniously walked out of this event when asked some tough questions regarding her support for Obamacare.  (You can see the YouTube video here)     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLjcmKMUwEc).

Your response was amazing! I received over 40 replies from Tea Party members who attempted to reach her campaign office at 928-774-1480. I was able to contact her office at the point I sent out the initial email, asking her staff why she had, up to this point, avoided public events in Pima County. However, many of the Tucson Tea Party members who attempted to get thru to her office after our email was sent,  encountered a telephone message that indicated that the "voice mail had not yet been set up". Really? A candidate for U.S. Congress who has no option to leave a voice mail at her campaign headquarters? No, really? Ann's just not a very good listener, is she?

Ann is running for Congress in Arizona Congressional District 1, a gerrymandered district that extends from Northwest Tucson, Oro Valley, and Marana to the northeastern border of Arizona and Utah. If you live in parts of these Pima County municipalities meet your new neighbors up north in Globe, Holbrook, Chinle, and Kayenta, Az.

Four professed conservative candidates are running in the primary election for a chance to defeat Anne this fall. Patrick Gatti, Gaither Martin, Jonathan Paton, and  Doug Wade. Of these four candidates, only one has seriously campaigned in Tucson and Pima County; Tucson's own Jonathon Paton.

For those of our members who live in Arizona Congressional District 1, we urge you to seriously investigate these candidates so that you can make the best decision who will represent your Tea Party values in Congress. And if you feel like giving Ann another ring at 928-774-1480 to share your views with her, please do, and give her our warmest wishes for her defeat in the fall.

On another subject, many Tucson Tea Party members have sent emails to us inquiring how they might be able to volunteer to assist former State Senator Russell Pierce in his re-election. The LD 11 candidate team of Al Melvin, Adam Kwasman, and Steve Smith, have made available, there VOIP phone system at their new campaign office in Oro Valley for Tucson Tea Party members and others to make campaign calls for candidate Russell Pierce for the next several weeks. If you are interested in making calls please email tucsonteaparty@yahoo.com for location info and hours of operation.