Top 3 Action Items for Atlanta Tea Party Patriots Week of May 4, 2009 - May 10, 2009
1. Join TeaPartyPatriots.org. By July 4th, we want to have 1 million members of Tea Party Patriots. We cannot reach this goal without you! This movement is about the local Tea Party Patriot. It is a grassroots movement. The more we are interconnected the more quickly we can respond and act. This week's goal is to increase online membership from 1,830 to 6,000.
2. Call Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and ask him to sign the JOBS Act. Also, include this in your email to your local Tea Party Patriots and ask them to melt the phone lines as well. You can read about Georgia's JOBS Act here: http://www.americansforprosperity.org/022009-georgia-jobs-act. Americans for Prosperity has done a great job of explaining the tax cutting JOBS Act proposed by the Georgia Legislature. While most legislatures around the nation are working to penalize businesses through higher taxes, and more regulation, the Georgia legislature is bucking the trend and trying to lower taxes and create incentives for job creation and economic growth. Republican Governor Sonny Perdue, a tax and spend Republican, has remained silent on the bills, and it is possible he will refuse to sign. Let's light up Governor Perdue's phone lines and convince him that lower taxes are good not only for Georgians, but for all Americans. You can reach the Governor's office at:
Always identify yourself as part of the Tea Party Patriots so that elected officials will begin to understand that there is an organized citizen patriot army out there and they are going to have to deal with us on these types of issues. You can also reach the Governor via email by using his web form at http://www.capwiz.com/politicsol/mail/?id=2582&type=GV&state=GA.
3. Take Action Against California Prop 1A. The largest tax increase in the history of California has been disguised by dishonest politicians as a "budget cap." Proposition 1A is a symptom of much that is wrong in government, all across the nation. California often leads the nation, sometimes up in boom times, or as is currently the case, straight to the bottom. Help us send a message to the politicians in California that "enough is enough." We'll defeat these propositions in California, and we'll hold a press conference the night of the elections (May 19) Go to http://www.noproposition1a.com/ for all the details on how you can help. Also, you can go to www.socaltaxrevoltcoalition.org for a complete listing of all NO-ON-1A events scheduled around the state.
Our next National Tea Party date is July 4th – Independence Day. The theme for July Fourth is "Declaring Independence from Tax and Spend Politicians." In Atlanta we will have an Independence Day Tea Party in the parking lot of Macy's at Gwinnett Place Mall and plan to end the event with fireworks. Additionally, the metro counties Tea Party organizations will be participating in parades and other activities. If you cannot attend one of the larger events but would still like to participate in a Tea Party, we are setting up Backyard BBQ Tea Parties and an information packet you can download to incorporate Tea Party into your traditional July 4th traditions.
While we encourage all cities to participate in the Independence Day Tea Party, we know Patriots in Atlanta are clamoring for more right now! We are working on several other events and will have more details about those in the next week's email update.
Many, many people want a March on Washington and we are going to team up with Freedom Works with their March on Washington on September 12th. You can go to http://912dc.org/ for more information about Freedom Works' March. As we have more information about it, we will be posting it to TeaPartyPatriots.org and specific items related to Atlanta's attendance at this event at AtlantaTeaParty.net.
You can join groups within the site to learn about your local Tea Party Patriots upcoming events.
You can submit ideas you would like to see Tea Party Patriots implement. You can also comment and vote on ideas already submitted to the Idea Board.
You will still be able to get specific details about Atlanta's Tea Party efforts at AtlantaTeaParty.net. I am working to update and re-vamp the website including adding links for each of the metro counties Tea Party websites, details about July 4th, and more.
Thank you for attending a local Tax Day Tea Party on April 15th! On April 15th, there were over 850 Tax Day Tea Parties around the country and 1 in Denmark. There were 1,200,000 Patriots who came out to take a stand for fiscal responsibility with our tax dollars! You were one of those 1.2 million. In Atlanta, we had one of the largest Tea Parties in the country with over 20,000 people attending. Without you, the Tea Parties would not have been the success that they were.
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