Portage County TEA Party to Host Fund Raising Seminar
For Ohio Nonprofits on March 21st
Mogadore, Ohio - The Portage County TEA Party today announced that it would be bringing trainers from the Leadership Institute in Washington, DC to put on a full day Fund Raising Training Seminar on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Comfort Inn in Brimfield. The Seminar is open to any nonprofit organization that would like to improve their fund raising operations and will be taught by Chris Doss from the Leadership Institute and one or two other staff members. The event will start at 8:30 AM on March 21, 2015 and end at 4:30 PM. Lunch will be provided along with class materials. The cost is only $25 per person and checks, made out to the Portage County TEA Party, can be mailed to: P.O. Box 253, Mogadore, OH 44260. Seating is limited to the first 50 reservations received. For more information, call the Portage County TEA Party office at 330-474-3878.
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement. The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful. Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meetings in their area so that they can participate in their self-governance. The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.
I am writing on behalf of the Officers and the 2,600 members of the Portage County TEA Party to ask you to use your influence to convince Senator McConnell to change the Senate rules in order to pass the House version of the Department of Homeland Security funding bill. In our opinion, it is your duty Senator, and Senator McConnell's and all the Republicans that TEA Party groups around the nation elected, so that Republicans could have control of the Senate, to honor your oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. All credible legal experts, even those on the left, agree that the President's actions are an over-reach of the Executive Branch and are in fact Un-Constitutional and should not be allowed.
The bill passed by the US House fully funds the DHS but explicitly does not fund the amnesty for illegal immigrants that is being unlawfully implemented by the Executive Branch under direct orders of the President. For Senator McConnell to suggest that following Senate rules, which former Senate Leader Harry Reid had no problem changing to achieve the goals of the left, is somehow more important than your Oath of Office and defending the very essence of the US Constitution is beyond contemptible. Not to mention the fact that during his campaign in Kentucky, and during most of the Senate campaigns around the nation, he and the Republican Party promised the voters that they would take the "necessary action" to stop the President.
We hereby demand that you and the rest of the Republicans in the Senate keep your oath and take whatever action is necessary to defend our Constitution and the rule of law. To protect the millions of low income Americans, particularly blacks and legal hispanics, who will face unfair competition from these illegals if you do not take action to protect them. Not to mention the middle class tax payers who's hard earned tax dollars will be used to subsidize this illegal action against our will.
The time for excuses is over, we will not accept your or anyone else's excuses. The people spoke loudly in November and they said "Stop Obama's destruction of our nation." They did not say loudly "protect the senate rules!" We trust that you will pass our message on to Senator McConnell and to your fellow Republican Senators and that you will all do your jobs as the House has done.
If the President want's to veto funding for the Department of Homeland Security than let him put the safety of the American people in jepardy for his own crass political ambitions. Remember, your job is not to serve the Washington, DC based media or to serve the defenders of the President's actions. Your job is to serve the people in your states who elected you to office.
Portage County TEA Party
P.O. Box 253
Mogadore, OH 44260
Recently, I delivered a letter to President Obama concerning his executive actions on immigration, which dramatically expand the potential for illegal voter registrations in Ohio. Today in Washington, D.C., I testified during a congressional hearing to further voice those concerns.
As the chief elections official for the state of Ohio, I simply cannot allow this expanding loophole to go unaddressed. Anyone who doubts the impact of this risk should consider this: 72 Ohio counties conducted recounts in the last three statewide elections alone. Of those cases, 51 officials and 19 issues were decided by just one vote or tied.
I take my responsibility to safeguard Ohio's elections system very seriously. The recent executive actions could jeopardize the integrity of our voter rolls. I hope you will join me in demanding that only eligible voters be able to vote in our federal, state and local elections.
I promise to remain committed to my responsibility to all Ohioans: Making it easy to vote and hard to cheat.
P.S. You can read my letter to President Obama by clicking here and you can read my testimony by clicking here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thursday, December 18, 2014
Portage County TEA Party Announces Effort
to Support our Local Safety Forces
Mogadore, Ohio - The Portage County TEA Party announced today that it's members would be taking cookies, cakes and pies to local police and fire departments over the next week to thank them for their service to our communities. The effort is partially in reaction to the statements that have been made attacking police officers in particular after the events in Ferguson, MO and New York City.
Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party said, "In light of the attacks by the left on the integrity of our police officers across the nation, after the shooting in Ferguson and the choking death in New York, we felt we that we needed to speak out and take action. It is important that we as citizens, stand with our law enforcement and emergency services personnel against these over-reaching attacks because we all know that the vast majority of police and firefighters do an excellent job in protecting our families and our property. To degrade all police officers because of the actions of a few is just wrong. While there are clearly issues that these incidents, and the ones in Cleveland, have exposed and that need to be addressed, and we support any honest efforts to do so, the vast majority of public servants deserve our thanks and appreciation, not our scorn. We want them to know that they have our support and appreciation."
Zawistowski concluded by saying "Actions speak louder than words, so our members will be visiting their local police and fire departments over the next week to personally thank them for their service to our communities. It is a small gesture, but an important one, particularly at Christmas time and during Hanukkah, which should be a time of peace and love, not hate. We thank all of those who keep us safe for their service."
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement. The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful. Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individuals to vote, to run for office and to attend government meetings in their areas so that they can participate in their self-governance. The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.
FreedomWorks for America and Activists Rally to Un-Seat Rep. David Joyce in OH-14
FWFA Executive VP Adam Brandon will make a special announcement about the OH-14 race
WHAT: FreedomWorks for America Executive Vice President Adam Brandon will join a coalition of conservative groups across the state of Ohio at a rally in Chagrin Falls to make a special announcement in the OH-14 race.
The rally will include the distribution of 1,000 yard signs and other voter education materials. Other group representatives will include: Tom Zawistowski (Portage County TEA Party), Chuck Laughlin (Lake County Liberty Coalition), Dana Adams (Summit County TEA Party), Ralph Spampanato (Stark-Tusc 9/12 Group), Pastor Ernie Sanders (Geauga County TEA Party), and Dom Sciria (Cuyahoga Valley Republicans).
WHEN: Thursday, March 20, 2014 beginning at 11:30am ET.
WHERE: Clubhouse in the Tanglewood Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail, Bainbridge, OH 44023
WHY: Ohioans are ready to take their government back from unions and special interests. Rep. David Joyce is a bought-and-paid-for politician who is financially backed by Washington insider PACs, including thousands of dollars from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Speaker John Boehner and Republican Main Street PAC run by lobbyist and former Rep. Steve LaTourette. Rep. Joyce has also received tens of thousands of dollars from building trade and transportation unions.
Kent, OH - The Portage County TEA Party announced today that three of the four candidates for County Commissioner will speak at the groups Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, March 18th as well as one of the Ohio House Candidates. Republican Primary candidates Sabrina Christian-Bennett and Kristen Kline-Morris and Democratic Primary Candidate Angelo Battaglia will all speak. Vicki Kline, also a Democratic candidate for County Commissioner, had a scheduling conflict and will attend a future meeting. Linda O'Brien, the Republican candidate for Ohio House in the 76th District will also speak at the event. The event will be held at 7:00 PM at the Maplewood Career Center, at 7075 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement. The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful. Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance. The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.
Monthly Meeting Open to the Public - Monday, June 17th
Our Government is Targeting TEA Party Groups and individuals through the IRS, capturing your Verizon Phone Records, recording every email and web site you visit through the PRISM program. What does it all mean to the ordinary American and how will this affect you personally? Come to the Portage County TEA Party meeting this Monday, night June 17th and find out. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 7:00 PM at the Maplewood Career Center at 7075 State Route 88, just North of Ravenna in Portage County.
Distinguished Law Professor David Forte from Cleveland State University will be the opening speaker followed by a presentation on the IRS Targeting by Portage County TEA Party Executive Director Tom Zawistowski. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Join your fellow citizens Monday, June 17th in Ravenna for this informative presentation, and learn what we as citizens can do to stop this abuse of power and restore Constitutionally limited Government.