For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Akron, OH:  Today, the Ohio TEA Party organization the We the People Convention, released the results of it’s Ohio state poll which was conducted on August 19, 2018. The poll surveyed a random sample of 614 Ohio Republicans to determine the level of support for Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan’s bid to become the next Speaker of the US House of Representatives. 

The We the People Convention poll showed that 77.36% of Ohio Republicans believe that Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan should be elected as the next Speaker of the US House of Representatives by members of Congress. Congressman Steve Scalise from Louisiana received 14.98% of the vote and Congressmen Kevin McCarthy received 7.65% of the vote. More than 80% of Ohio Republican voters felt that Jordan would be the most supportive of President Trumps agenda.

The survey also found that 79.82% of Republican voters felt that the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee should endorse Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House at their State Central Committee meeting on September 7, 2018.  A total of 73.19% of Republican voters felt the Ohio’s nine incumbent Republican Congressmen and six Republican candidates for Congress should also endorse Jim Jordan for Speaker out of loyalty to a fellow Ohioan and fellow member of Congress. A majority of 55.29% of Republican Voters said that it would affect their vote for members of Congress if they endorsed Jim Jordan before election day.

Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention said, “As President Trump saw first hand at the rally in Lewis Center, OH a few weeks back, and as this statewide polls shows, Jim Jordan is clearly the overwhelming choice of Ohio Republicans to be the next Speaker of the US House of Representatives. I would also point out that the TEA Party Patriots survey last week showed that 98.4% of TEA Party activist around the nation support Jordan for Speaker. The reasons are clear, we trust Jim Jordan as Speaker to restore regular order and allow the House to serve the people instead of special interests. We trust Jim Jordan to do what those we elect to office promised us they would do. We know that Jim Jordan will support the agenda the people elected President Trump to implement instead of obstructing the President every step of the way as has been the case under the current Speaker of the House.  We are going to do everything in our power to encourage all Republican members of Congress to prove that they actually do support President Trump by electing a House Speaker who will work with the President every step of the way to Make America Great again.”




For Immediate Release: Saturday, June 7, 2018



Akron, OH: Tom Zawistowski, President of the Ohio TEA Party affiliated We the People Convention, today defended Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan against those accusing him of not acting to stop purported sexual abuse by a homosexual doctor named Richard Strauss at Ohio State University from 1978 to 1998. Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State from 1986-1994 and five former athletes have gone on the record saying that Jordan knew about the sexual abuse 32 years ago and did not report it or stop it. Congressman Jordan has vehemently denied the allegations made against him saying that “he was never told about any sexual abuse” during his time at Ohio State and that “he would have taken action had he known about any abuse by Strauss.”  Jordan’s position is backed up by a statement from Head Wrestling Coach at that time, Russ Hellickson, who said this week, “At no time while Jim Jordan was a coach with me at Ohio State did either of us ignore abuse of our wrestlers.” The Ohio State University opened up an investigation into Strauss’s activities this April when they first came to light and hired law firm Perkins Coie which has reportedly interviewed over 150 people so far about these allegations against Strauss.


Zawistowski said, “First of all, I have known Jim Jordan for many years and I agree with President Trump’s statement on Thursday that Jim Jordan is one of most outstanding people I have met and I don’t believe these allegations at all. Second, in the nine years we have been involved in the TEA Party Movement, we have learned that there are no coincidences in politics. As soon as the NBC hit piece came out, we saw it for what it was. This is a story about greed, opportunism and useful idiots. The two main athletes accusing Jordan of knowing about the sexual abuse 32 years ago and not stopping it are both in serious financial and legal trouble, and one has a clear vendetta against OSU. They were both well aware of the $500 million financial payout being made by Michigan State to 332 female athletes who were sexually assaulted by the athletic department doctor and they saw an opportunity to get a piece of the action. Their motivation for specifically implicating Jordan, who is clearly a minor player in the full scope of this investigation, by lying about his role, is to make the story national so their potential payout will be larger. The investigation into these allegations has been going on since April of this year, but it is hardly a coincidence that the allegations against Jim Jordan ended up on the front page of NBC News just five days after Jim Jordan called out Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for illegally withholding evidence from Congress in a televised public hearing on June 28th. These athletes became the useful idiots for a smear campaign that is designed to take out someone who is threatening those in our government who have committed crimes and are worried about going to prison.” 


Zawistowski continued, “It is a fact that Perkins Coie, the law firm Ohio State hired to investigate the allegations, is also the firm that funneled Hillary Clinton campaign funds to Christopher Steele who wrote the “unverified” fake Trump dossier and paid Fusion GPS to pedal the fake document to the DOJ, FBI and CIA as legitimate intel in order to smear candidate Trump and then undermine President Trump. This illegal activity is what Jim Jordan and others in Congress are exposing with their investigations. So it is not a coincidence that five days after Jordan attacks Rosenstein for covering up this illegal activity that this hit piece comes out. It was also not a coincidence that Perkins Coi tried to legitimize the accusations against Jordan by lying about contacting Jordan and suggesting he refused a request to be interviewed. Now we see the same pattern we have seen by the left wing “media” over and over, accusation with no evidence repeated again and again trying to make people believe the lie. Well, I can tell you flat out, no one in the Ohio TEA Party movement believes this nonsense and I will bet you that Jim Jordan hasn’t lost many votes in his Congressional District because we know this man, and we know his character, and we know this is all not true.”


Zawistowski concluded by saying, “So let’s get this straight. Thirty two years ago, Jim Jordan is an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State, and a homosexual doctor who works for the athletic department has been purportedly molesting hundreds of male athletes on up to 14 different athletic teams, for eight years before Jordan arrived on campus and then for another four year after he left, and the entire focus on this investigation is on Jim Jordan? These are not children, these are Division I male college athletes who would have no problem physically stopping Dr. Strauss if they did not like what he was doing. Are we to believe that, even though they were purportedly traumatized by these actions by Dr. Strauss, that all they did is causally mention it or joke about it in locker room talk with an assistant coach? The five athletes who are accusing Congressman Jordan admit, and specifically say in one case, that “he was too embarrassed to report the abuse directly to Jordan.” They claim, though they admit that they did not tell Jordan directly, that it was “commonly known” but have no proof other than hearsay. Now if I was being molested by someone, and I reported it to an assistant coach and they did nothing, I sure would have then reported it to the Head Coach or the Athletic Director because I would know that they have the power to do something about it - but there is no evidence of that either. Then, where were their parents? Are we supposed to believe that none of those athletes would tell their parents and that the parents would not have taken action to stop their son from being molested? If they were so injured by Dr. Strauss, then why did they not speak out when Dr. Strauss committed suicide in 2005?  Why didn’t they speak up when the Jerry Sandusky case was going on at Penn State that involved the same type of activity? This just does not add up. At least at Penn State and Michigan State the perpetrator was still molesting people and needed to be stopped. That was a good reason to speak up. At OSU Strauss is long dead, so the reason to bring this up now can only be to cash in. Then the political opportunists saw their own opportunity to “cash in” as well by smearing Jim Jordan and we are just not going to buy the lie. We stand by Jim Jordan and look forward to his re-election and to him continuing to fight for equal justice under the law for all of us in the months and years ahead.”


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When you celebrate Independence Day today, know what you are celebrating. It is NOT just winning our independence from England. It is the literal miracle of our implementing the most successful form of government ever created by man. Not just government created by the people, and run by the people, for the people, but the commitment to the Individual over the State with the Freedom and Liberty necessary to unleashed capitalism and change the world for the better!

Consider this, for over 200,000 years, there was virtual no advance in the human condition. ALL humans on earth lived in squalor. Living on between $1-3 per day in today’s dollars. For 200,000 YEARS! ALL HUMANS. The Greeks, the Egyptians, the Chinese, the Romans, the French and English - all lived barely above subsistence levels because of their form of government. Then, with our writing down the mighty words in our Declaration of Independence, and our US Constitution, and our Bill of Rights for all the world to see and share - everything changed!

At the time of the founding of America, 94.4% of the world’s population lived on less than $2 per day, by 2006 only 5% of the world’s population is living on less than $2 per day. In just 242 years of American Exceptionalism billions of people have been pulled out of poverty because of the unrivaled success of capitalism combined with Individual Freedom and Liberty and limited government which originated in the American experiment that continues today. Now THAT is worth celebrating by EVERYONE!

Happy Independence Day Indeed!

Spread the Word Today of the Miracle that IS America!

For Liberty,

Tom Zawistowski
Executive Director
Portage County TEA Party

Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2018

Supreme Court Janus Ruling Good for Workers and America

Mogadore, OH:  Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, celebrated today's 5-4 Supreme Court Ruling in the Janus vs AFSCME decision concerning a workers right not to be in a public sector union and not to be forced to pay union fees. Zawistowski said "Today's Supreme Court 5-4 decision effectively ends forced unionization by public sector unions nationwide. Something that the TEA Party has fought for since its beginning because this practice violates the constitutional rights of all union workers. Do not mistake our position. We are NOT against unions. In fact we in the TEA Party think we need MORE union representation so workers can use collective bargaining to get better wages. Middle class wages have been stagnant for 25 years until Trump came into office. What we are against is CORRUPT unions, who use the force of law to force people to join and pay due instead of offering services and benefits that make workers WANT to join the union. These corrupt unions then use these ill-gotten fees to fund politicians with anti-American positions against the will of at least half of their own union membership."

Zawistowski continued, "In Ohio 94% of Union Workers have NEVER even had a chance to vote on what Union represents them. They are prisoners of a corrupt system that funds the radical communist Left in our nation. In Indiana, when Right to Work was passed, Union membership went UP not Down because the unions actually had to listen to the will of their union members and provide valuable services. This ruling will help make that happen for more union workers and that is a good thing.It is estimated that this decision will cost public sector unions nationwide nearly $3 billion in annual fees that they currently use to elect radical Democrats and corrupt Republicans. This ruling will change the political landscape in places like New York, NJ, and California where union money assured hard left Democrat wins. It is important to note, that Neil Gorsuch was the deciding vote because TEA Party Members and common sense Americans made the right decision in the 2016 Presidential Election and elected Donald Trump!"

Next Meeting - Monday, June 11th at 7:00 PM - Maplewood Career Center, Ravenna


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I find myself thinking about Memorial Day this morning and I am amazed at how many people confuse it with Veterans Day or simply have no idea what Memorial Day is about.  I used to say to people “Happy Memorial Day” but it is not a happy day, it is a solemn day.  Memorial Day is the day that we remember, and morn, and appreciate those members of the American Military who have been killed in combat defending our nation and our freedom. They have paid the ultimate price for OUR freedom and OUR way of life.

Our family will be remembering a young man named Adam Hamilton who was a close high school friend of both of our children. He was killed in Afghanistan on May 28, 2011 - ironically seven years ago to the day this Memorial Day. I am humbled by his sacrifice for our nation and that of all the others killed in action in our nations history. I have his picture on my wall right in front of my desk and I look at it every day because I never want to forget his sacrifice. I often cry when I look at his picture because I miss having him in our life like so many other American’s miss their loved ones. His sacrifice is visceral to our family, it is never old or forgotten, it is as real today as the day he died. It will be that way for me until the day I die.

A few years back I started putting together a chart showing the numbers of American soldiers killed in action defending our freedom from the Revolutionary War until present day. By my count, 1,320,053 soldiers have been killed in action since the Revolutionary war. People really react strongly when I give out that large number which I update each year. I find that updating the list each Memorial Day focuses my attention on the fact that the fight for freedom never ends. Freedom is not free. It must be defended in many, many different ways, every day, as you and I know all to well, including soldiers dying in battle all to often. 

Too often American’s forget that. Memorial Day is the day we remember those who have made that ultimate sacrifice.

While thankfully none of you reading this has had to give your life for our country, yet, I remember every day that each and every one of you have given so much of your lives, your time, your effort, your money to defend our nation. I thank you for that personal commitment which honors the sacrifices made by those we honor today. 

While I will not wish you a Happy Memorial Day, I will wish that you enjoy the long weekend, and I know that you will remember today and everyday those who have paid the ultimate price for your and my freedom and liberty.

Tom Zawistowski
Executive Director
Portage County TEA Party


Please go to Dan Bongino's Podcast and listen to him spell out for you how Robert Mueller was hand picked by a cabal of Clinton/Obama/Leftist to be the Special Counsel for one purpose - to make sure that the Trump Administration NEVER is able to turn the focus of the FBI and DOJ toward investigating ALL of the Crimes Committed by the Clinton's and Obama and their sycophants. This is not theory, Bongino names names and lays out the timeline to make the case that Mueller, Rosenstein, Weisman and a bunch of people you never heard of are running this scam to save their own skin. This is the most complete point-by-point, step-by-step, fact based explanation of what happened, why, and what is going on right now. Remember the names Nadder, Ruemmler, Bower . . . then DEMAND that a 2nd Special Counsel be appointed to investigate the this criminal syndicate within our Federal Government who are attempting to over throw our duly elected Government. (Be sure to click the links as well.)


PRESS RELEASE: For Release: Monday, April 9, 2018


AKRON - Tom Zawistowski, President of the Ohio TEA Party organization, We the People Convention Inc. demanded tonight that President Donald Trump fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller immediately. Zawistowski said, “This has gone far enough. The raid on Trump's personal attorney Gary Cohen's home and office today proves beyond any doubt that this illegal Special Counsel "investigation” into Russia interference in the 2016 Presidential Election and "collusion" between the Trump Campaign and Russia is no longer the focus of Mueller and Rosenstein's efforts. After a year of "investigation" it is clear that Mueller has found no evidence related to the illegal order Rosenstein used to appoint him special counsel and that President Trump is not guilty of anything. Now Rosenstein is allowing Mueller to expand his investigation into areas that have nothing to do with Russia "collusion" with Trump or his campaign, while Mueller and Rosenstein fail to investigate actual evidence of crimes and Russian involvement in the election committed by fellow FBI, DOJ, State Deparment, CIA and NSA employees as well as the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton Campaign. This is nothing but a partisan effort to undermine a duly elected President and it must end now. We demand that the President take action immediately and fire both Mueller and Rosenstein and we assure the President that those of us who elected him will stand with him in making this decision."

Zawistowski concluded, "The evidence now in the public domain shows that Rosenstein violated the Special Counsel law when he appointed Mueller because no crime was identified in the appointment which is a requirement of the law. Furthermore, new evidence shows that Rosenstein signed at least one of the suspect FISA Court applications that was used by the FBI and the DOJ to illegally influence the FISA Court and give the FBI and DOJ illegal access to spy on individuals in the Trump Campaign. It is highly likely that Mr. Rosenstein will become a focus of the DOJ Inspector General Report that is investigating, along with multiple Congressional Committees, the evidence that the FBI and DOJ used to begins spying on the Trump campaign. Furthermore, the DOJ Inspector General is investigating the Uranium One scandal in which Robert Mueller was involved and it is expected that Mr. Mueller could face charges for his actions in that and other activities being investigated involving the FBI while he was the FBI Director. These two are "Dirty Cops" and the truth is that they are key players in a coverup of a huge multi-year conspiracy by members of the Obama Administration to rig the outcome of the both the 2012 and the 2016 Presidential elections. A 2nd Special Counsel must be appointed to investigate what is in effect an effort to illegally invalidate the votes of 62 million American Voters. We in the TEA Party Demand the restoration of equal justice under the law and that means that no one is above the law. It is crystal clear that those at the top of the DOJ and FBI and in the Obama Administration did not and do not believe in the rule of law or our Constitution. Therefore, President Trump has no choice but to fulfill his oath to defend our Constitution and our nation against enemies both foreign and domestic by making sure that these criminals are prosecuted for the crimes they have committed and removed from office."

The Left is at it again and we must defend against their attacks. As Rand Paul said so concisely in his tweet yesterday:

Call the White House at 202-456-1111and tell the President not to give in to the FAKE Pressure to give up one of his most effective appointees!
Then call/write your Ohio Congressman (Click Here for Numbers and emails) and demand that they publicly come out and support Pruitt with a Facebook Post or Tweet!

It's real simple, the Left wants Pruitt gone because he is cleaning out the rats nest of Leftist, Radical, Anti-Business, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-American, Environmentalist wack jobs who Obama appointed to weaponize the EPA against America!  The problem with Conservatives is that we do not stand up to protect our own and the left isolates them and then destroys them just like Alynski teaches them in Rules for Radicals.This changes TODAY when YOU act to defend one of our key Conservatives in the Federal Government. CALL the White House AND your Congressman THIS MORNING!

For Liberty,

Tom Zawistowski
We the People Convention



Tell President Trump we DEMAND Action!
Jeff Sessions needs to FIRE everyone involved at the DOJ and FBI on Friday.
Then announce that a criminal investigation begins IMMEDIATELY!

If the Republican's had illegally interfered in the 2008 Election and Illegally Spied on the Obama Campaign, the Left would have burned the FBI and DOJ to the ground!


My Fellow Patriots - NOW is the Time to Act and Raise Holy HELL until we get Justice!

Call the White House: 202-456-1111
Call the DOJ: 202-737-5214
Call the FBI: 202-324-3447
Call your Congressman and Demand that they Release the Memo to the Public NOW! #ReleasetheMemo

This is the biggest scandal in American History with the opposition political party using the force of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to try and change the outcome of a Presidential Election. Failing that they then attempted to force a duly elected President out of office with false accusations, provided by Russian Agents and paid for by the losing candidate, to invalidate the votes of 62 Million Americans!

Congress Demands ‘Explosive’ FISA Info Be Made Public



Congress is demanding the immediate release of classified information that proves the FISA court was fed bogus information on Russia.

Congressmen joined forced Thursday night to demand that classified information they viewed is made public due to that fact that it PROVES the FISA court was fed bogus information, relying ONLY on the totally discredited Fusion GPS dodgy “Pissgate” dossier. 

This demolish’s the entire basis of the Mueller investigation, which now stands exposed for being based on illegitimate wiretaps.


Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today released the following statement after reviewing information from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, including a memo held in the Congressional Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) that contained previously-undisclosed information involving the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ).  (more information on link)

Congressmen Gaetz has been joined in his call by Congressmen Ron DeSantis:


And by congressmen Lee Zeldin:


Their call has been echoed by Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch:

See also detailed Judicial Watch Press Release.

And their voices are joined by Bill Mitchell:

These are MAJOR and SEISMIC developments that are finally going explode all of this information about Hillary Clinton, Obama, and their “insurance policy”- manipulating the entire situation with obtaining the original FISA warrants. Without that deception there could be no Muller investigation. Now this is to be blown WIDE OPEN to the public!

It is inevitable that Trump will agree to these requests so hold onto something.