What and who are the Tea Party? What is their motivation? How did it get started? Why would the establishments of both major political parties be happy to see them go away?
Watch “Intolerable!” and find out.
The Forsyth County Tea Party has conducted a straw poll for its voting eligible members prior to the upcoming Primary Election. In the interest of brevity, we selected only a few of the many candidates and questions that are on the primary ballot and have opted to include the most contested and discussed state offices of this primary season.
Below are the results, in percentages, of the FCTP Primary Election Straw Poll.
TAX DAY RALLY – Lanier Tea Party Patriots – April 12th – Gainesville, GA
TAX DAY RALLY – Forsyth County Tea Party Patriots Alliance
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Assemble in front of the Forsyth County Courthouse (100 Courthouse Sq., Cumming, GA 30040) & rally around Courthouse Square between 5:30-6:00pm – bring a sign & let your voices be heard.
6:00 pm - Presentation of the flag, Pledge of Allegiance, Nation Anthem, Invocation.
6:20 pm - Emcees Brad Wilkins & Dwight Roberts:
6:21 pm - Gubernatorial Candidate – David Pennington
Topic: Wasteful Government Spending
6:40 pm - Ga. House District 26 Candidate – Tom Knox
Topic: Eliminating the 16th & 17th Amendments
7:00 pm - U.S. Senate Candidate – Derrick Grayson
Topic: Tax Replacements, Fair Tax vs. Flat Tax v. VAT tax, etc.
Thursday, April 17th 7:00 pm - GA House District 26, (Geoff Duncan, Tom Knox); Central Park Recreation Center*
Monday, April 21st – 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm - School Board District 1 (Ann Crow, Amanda Nixon, Mark Weiss); Solicitor General; 7:50 pm to 9:05 pm ( Susan Zereini, Bill Finch): Forsyth County Administration Building**
Thursday, April 24th – 6:30 pm - State School Superintendent TBD / Bond Referendum: Forsyth County Administration Building**
Monday, April 28th – 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - GA House District 24 (Mark Hamilton vs. Sheri Gilligan); and GA Senate 7:35 pm to 9:00 pm ( Jack Schiff, Michael Williams, Lauren McDonald III): Forsyth County Administration Building**
OUR NEXT MEETING
Please join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd, from 6:30pm until 8:00pm at the building that houses the Forsyth County Senior Center (595 Dahlonega St., Cumming, GA). Our guest speakers this month will be Georgia State School Superintendent Candidate, Ashley Bell; and Forsyth County School Superintendent, Buster Evans.
The Georgia House Substitute for SB 167 has been so watered down that it’s Senate sponsor, Sen. William Ligon can no longer support the bill. It is NOT the same bill that it started out to be and in fact will do harm to the cause of getting our state out of the Common Core State Standards.
Please check out this link for more information: http://georgia.stopcommoncore.com/
We will need to contact (or re-contact) members of the Education Committee —> http://georgia.stopcommoncore.com/uploads/House_Ed_List.pdf — and our own Reps.
We’re sorry to ask so many folks to do this again, but those who are behind to push for Common Core are determined to see to it that it is deeply imbedded within our educational systems — so much so, that it will be nearly impossible to remove.
Also there will be a telephone conference call tonight at 8:00pm — the Conference Dial-in number is: (530) 881-1000 and the Participant Access Code is: 632867# — Please join in if you can!
Monday, March 3, 2014 is not just another Monday — it’s “Crossover Day” down at the Georgia General Assembly. “Crossover Day” is so-called because it is the last day that a bill can be passed by its originating chamber in order to cross over to the other chamber for possible passage. This is the final step needed to complete the legislative process, prior to signing (or veto) by the Governor. It traditionally takes place on the 30th day of the 40 day legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly.
One bill that we thought would be of great interest to our members is HB 707. HB 707, The Georgia Health Care Freedom and ACA Noncompliance Act, is a bill that seeks to prohibit the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (aka –Obamacare) by any local municipality, State Agency or Political subdivision of the State of GA. This bill has passed out of committee and will be introduced to the house floor on Monday, March 3rd. Please call your House Rep and State Senator to let them know that you’re interested in the passage of this bill. FreedomWorks.org has provided a great link to help you get started: https://secure.freedomworks.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=68511DE695E1E51DCA46115314473956.app321b?alertId=1333&pg=makeACall&autologin=true?source
Another bill that may be of interest to our members is SB 167. The purpose of SB 167 is to start rolling back some of the changes that have taken place in curriculum and testing in public schools in Georgia, and throughout the United States, since the acceptance and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The Georgia Chapter of the group Concerned Women for America, under the leadership of career educator Tanya Ditty, has been among the tireless warriors in the fight to stop Common Core in our state. We and they experienced a partial victory on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, when the Georgia State Senate passed SB 167 by a vote of 34-16. We now need to contact our respective Georgia State House Reps to encourage them to stand with the State Senate, the people, the teachers and students of Georgia by voting yes on the bill and the amendments approved by the bill’s sponsor, Senator William Ligon. The following is some information on just what SB 167 will do for students, parents, and teachers in Georgia’s schools: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101272616422-99/7+Ways+SB+167+benefits+Georgia.pdf
More information regarding SB 167 — http://www.cwfa.org/sb-167-passes-out-of-senate-and-now-heads-to-the-house/
Action Alert: – 1/23 6pm until 8pm – Sugar Hill City Hall, 5039 W. Broad St., Sugar Hill, GA – Let’s educate the House Education Committee Chairman, Rep. Brooks Coleman concerning what’s wrong about Common Core – it’s wrong for our state, and it’s bad for our students (and teachers). It’s the wrong approach to solve education problems which have always been made worse by big-government, one size fits all, lowest common denominator, education methods.
Our last gathering for the year 2013 was our Christmas Party on Monday, December 16th (the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party). There was plenty of good food, good times, and great company; and we were able to collect a nice stack of goodies for our Christmas charity, Abba House. We were so grateful for the opportunity to share from our hearts, and love our neighbors, by supporting their good works for individuals and for our community.
Our sincere thanks again to Doug Clayton of Bulls Eye Marksman Gun Club & Indoor Range for making our fundraising raffle possible by donating the AR-15 rifle. We couldn’t have done it without you!
We look forward to the work ahead in 2014!
Please join us for our annual Christmas Party on Monday, December 16th at 6:30pm until about 8:00pm. It will be held at our usual meeting place at the Forsyth County Senior Center which is located at 595 Dahlonega St., Cumming, GA 30040 (located next to the Cumming branch of the Forsyth County Public Library).
This year we are supporting Abba House. We ask that you bring a board game such as: “Sorry,” “Trouble,” “Candy Land,” “Connect 4,” “Guess Who?,” “Chutes and Ladders,” or any basic game that does not have a lot of little pieces. In addition to board games, card games like “Go Fish” or “Old Maid” would be great. Finally there is also a need for puzzles for children ranging in ages from 2 to 10.
**** CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER – PAT PITTS!!! ****
We are raffling off a Diamondback AR-15 .223 x 5.56 A3 flattop, with case, that has been generously donated to us by Bulls Eye Marksman & Indoor Gun Range. There will only be a limited number of tickets (no more than 1,000 will be sold), which means that the odds of winning for participants will be that much better. The tickets are $10 a piece, or you can buy a book of five tickets for $40. The drawing for the rifle will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013, at the Forsyth County Tea Party’s December meeting and Christmas Party!
Tickets can be purchased from any of our Forsyth County Tea Party officers or at the following locations:
6190 Parkway North Drive
Cumming GA 30040
106 Pilgrim Village Drive Suite 300
Cumming, GA, 30040
315 Allen Street
Cumming, GA 30040
Tickets will also be available at the Forsyth County Tea Party booth at the Cumming Country Fair and Festival, October 3-13, 2013.