Friday, June 11, 2010

It's a New Day!

Super Tuesday is behind us and the elections this fall seem to be forming into a real battle for the direction of the country. The bottom line is that incumbants had better watch out, the mood of the country is not in their favor. This appears to be the year of the women and more importantly it appears to be the year that will bring real hope and change to our country. It will take more than one election cycle to change the direction of this big ship but change the direction we will. In the Liberty Township TEA Party we have seen a slight decrease in our members participation and this mirrors the effect that is being seen across the nation. Revolution is hard, we knew this going into this struggle. This has become nearly a full time job for those of us on the board. At the very least it is a very demanding part time job. There is something to do each and every day. Not one day goes by without something to attend to. There are not enough people to take care of all that needs to be done. We still need more than we have. Financially, our group is in fine shape thanks to some of our members stepping up and sponsoring individual meetings and others making contributions at each and every meeting. No it is not the financial are that we have need in. It is the hard work of creating the content on the web, writing letters to the editor, arranging meetings, working committee's and this type of activity where we sorely need the help. We have a gaping hole in the leadership of our health care committee. We need someone to step forward and fill that position. Our Immigraton and State Sovereignty Committee's are doing great work and we now have to get them more visibility. We will but we have to find ways to share the work of the web team. Which only consists of one primary person and some sporadic help from others. We are looking at ways to improve that situation. We have brought on a NING Social Network site to improve our contact with our members. Our Facebook site continues to grow and our Twitter account has also grown as well. So we use all the channels we have at our disposal and continue to work to find new and better ways to communicate with our members and the public. We are rapidly solving those problems and will have exciting things to announce and roll out soon. We are have several new things happening organizationally that we will be able to announce in the near future. A lot is happening to this young organziation. We are nearly one year old. We will celebrate that anniversary next month with a big bash at Neidermans Farm in Liberty Township next month. To say we did not expect that we would experience a little campaign fatigue about now would not be honest. We did expect this. But we will not be complacent. We will dig down and drill down and work harder to move past this and redouble our efforts. This movement of ours is way too important to our childrens future. We will prevail in this. Happy Anniversary...allmost!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Meet the Candidate

It's Spring in Liberty Township and its been sometime since I've made a post to this Blog. It is time to get back into the groove and start getting my discipline back. We just had a really successful meeting last night at the Liberty Township Freshman School. Over 200 Butler County residents attended a jointly sponsored meeting of the Butler County Tea Parties led by the Liberty Township Tea Party. It was a "Meet the Candidates" night. We had six candidates for the position of County Commisioner. This is a really contested seat as there is only one seat open. And we had one candidate for the position of County Auditor on the dias. Also present were candidates for the Precint Executive position. All of the candidates that came were Republicans, Democrats were invited but did not attend. Their loss as the evening was very informative. The format was fast paced and each candidate got an equal opportunity to have their say on each issue. The questioning started out with some preplanned questions from the Patriot Council but was soon opened up to the audiance. There was a camera crew and a reporter from Television Channel Fox 19 and Josh Schweigart from the Pulse Journal was there as well. Other media may have been present but did not introduce themselves to me. I apologize if I did not get their names. This was a real accomplishment for our group. The event was well attended, it was well done, the candidates were pleased, the public was pleased and we were all better off from attending. The Liberty Township Tea Party has come a long way in a short time.