Skip to comments.National Tea Party Leadership Team Accepts President Obama's Invitation
Posted on 04/29/2009 12:42:59 PM PDT by kristinn
New York, New York April 29th, 2009 - The National Leadership Team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition (http://www.nationwideteapartycoalition.com) today accepted President Obama`s invitation "to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.
The invitation was extended by the President at a Town Hall Meeting held in Arnold, Missouri today (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/21870.html). Michael Patrick Leahy, a member of the National Leadership Team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition, said " We want to broaden the scope to address the President`s runaway march to socialist-statism, and the rampant across the board irresponsible spending he is promoting with his $787 Billion Stimulus Plan and his $1 Trillion Annual Deficit, his takeover of General Motors, Chrysler and the Banks ."
Kellen Giuda, organizer of the New York City Tea party attended by 12,000 and of Parcbench (http://www.parcbench.com) said, I think a constructive dialogue with the President would be a great opportunity for him to acknowledge that, yes, many Americans have a problem with the way Washington is handling our taxpayer dollars and also that we are concerned about health care and social security reform. I am happy he is open to a discussion. The Tea Parties are protesting against fiscal irresponsibility and any dialogue we can have will hopefully bring a better public understanding of our country`s finances. Health care and social security reform is a large concern to us."
The National Leadership Team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition includes 25 of the more than 900 local organizers of the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Parties held across the country, which were attended by more than 1 million Americans. Members of the National Leadership Team includes Judson Phillips, organizer of the Nashville Tea Party attended by 10,000, James Dickey, organizer of the Dallas Tea Party, attended by 5,000, and JoAnn Abbot, organizer of the Washington, DC Tea Party attended by more than 3,000. The full list of the 25 members of the National Leadership Team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition can be found at http://www.nationwideteapartycoalition.com/about.php
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internet explorer and internet access are working fine
who are these National leaders and who elected them?
never heard of them.
Is this some sort rino leadership that is being given to us as leaders the same way that bufoon McCain was given to us and the same way the MSM is givign us the bufoon’s daughter as a “youth leader” in love with dear leader?
If they are legit then they had better wise up because Obama is playing them like a fiddle on giving them a “what type of socialized medicine” do you want stunt.
(can anyone ask him for his birth certificate as long as they are there?)
Freedom, protection of the bill of rights and our constitution are exactly what we are fighting for. And the local organizers in our area, have the same thoughts as you do... I don’t understand, I cannnot connect to the
website mentioned in kristinn’s post..so this is really hard to understand.
Do you agree that this is more of a demand by the people and not a debate? That is was I signed up for.
hahahaha! That's was a good one..
that is my first thought.
Obama selects the leaders for the tea party then declares the tea parties were his idea.
Since when were the tea parties about healthcare.
The MSM, including fox, are incompetent for not investigating this.
In other words, I agree with your comments, and believe them. This IS grassroots movement. if otherwise, there would be more than free blogs and numerous emails circulating about the whens and where’s of it all.
can’t find it on google
We need to start sorting out, everyone needs to know what is being advocated by any particular group or "leader". Chaos won't get us anywhere.
I agree... we had an absolutely beautiful start. What the organizers started, worked. We don’t want to mess this up by changing the ways in which it was started. At some point, organization will follow, in the sense that spokespeople could be chosen who will have to have agreed upon talking points, or demands. It will need to be clarified to them to not debate, not stray from the topics/issues that the protestors stood against. Those who sacrificed a lot of time to support the tea parties need to be respected at least by that much.
I know Steele and the GOP wanted to be a part of this so bad, so the organizers HAVE to be careful. Those who turned away elected officials to speak at the rallies etc., ..made a smart move in my opinion.
The National Leadership Team The National Leadership Team is an advisory group that provides public commentary on the direction of the Tea Party Movement. This group currently consists of 28 members. JoAnn Abbot, Washington, DC Don Adams, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gary Aminoff, Los Angeles, California The Defeat 1A in California Project Contact Brooks Bayne, Brooks Bayne Los Angeles, California The Bill of Federalism Project Contact Glenda Caldwell, Cookeville, Tennessee Brian T. Campbell, Denver, Colorado Christie Carden, Huntsville, Alabama Ben Cunningham, Nashville, Tennessee Steve Dalton, Valparaiso, Indiana James Dickey, Dallas, Texas Ryan Dixon, Bakersfield, California Kellen Guida, New York, New York Bill Hennessy, St. Louis, Missouri Wendy Herman, Corpus Christi, Texas Michael Johns, Deptford, New Jersey Michael Patrick Leahy *, Thompsons Station, Tennessee The Tea Party Caucus Project Contact Dana Loesch, St. Louis, Missouri The Tea Party Town Hall Forum: With or Without President Obama Contact Geoffrey Ludt, Portland, Oregon Brad Marston, Boston, MA Mike Perez, Covina, California The Mustard Seeds Project Contact Judson Phillips, Franklin, Tennessee Lisa Ray, Cheyenne, Wyoming Ralph Reagan, Fayetteville, North Carolina Chris Shirey, Laurel, Delaware Pam Stout, Sandpoint, Idaho Gene Sweeney, Bradenton, Florida Jon Wallace, Rutland, Vermont Mickey White, Richmond, Virginia
what’s the contact number...website is down and can’t be found on google.
I have no doubt that some of them are following this thread.
What’s wrong with the one we have? What do they think needs to be changed? (totally confused here)
Thanks, I saw that link on google, but didn’t click on it because it wasn’t the same link posted on the FR thread notice..
Obama clearly didn’t even understand what the tea parties are all about. Most of the GOP doesn’t seem to get what they were about either. I do believe if people are going to try and use the Tea Party name to even try and call Obama’s bluff they should then have a formal forming of a group with people elected to speak for us, otherwise it needs to remain a grassroots movement with individuals speaking for every region of the country through the media — and if that media is Fox News then sobeit.... Obama is afraid of us or he would not have acknowledged us.
I don’t know why that website addie is different from the one posted on this thread...but if it’s the same group, I’m learning more than I realized.
I don’t think our local organizers have heard of this group, and if they have, they have not linked to it from their blogs, let alone mentioned them.
No but he would love to announce a Oval Office meeting like he did with people who had loved one’s killed by terrorists in Gitmo and then when one of the parents was an activist and going to be on Glenn Beck he locked them out of the WH grounds and the meeting and then O came out and spun the whole thing to his own ends... our answer to Obama should be even larger Tea Parties ...
Looks like they want a CONCON.
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