RTP Tax Day Rally, April 18th – Be there to stand for liberty

Richmond Tea Party’s 3rd annual Tax Day Rally is just over two weeks away. It’s being held again at Kanawha Plaza in downtown Richmond from 5:00-8:00pm. The following is an interview I conducted with Phil Rapp, RTP’s vice president and co-chairman of the Tax Day Rally committee, about this year’s event.  1) What can RTP [...]

By |2011-04-02T22:20:48-04:00April 2nd, 2011|Action Alerts, Tea Party|1 Comment

Congress Fails to Learn Lessons of Midterm Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2010                                                                            Contact: Colleen Owens Phone: 804-335-5966 Email: colleeno@richmondteaparty.com Congress Fails to Learn Lessons from the Midterm Elections Legislature changes school menus but does nothing to reduce spending or the debt Richmond, Va. – The Richmond Tea Party is seeing little if any indication that Congress or Republican leadership has learned [...]

By |2010-12-14T00:26:00-05:00December 14th, 2010|Press Releases|4 Comments

A Charge to the New Majority in Congress

On biggovernment.com, our own Jamie Radtke said this: Republicans cannot afford to play politics at the margins, focus more on maintaining their power rather than changing Washington, or return us to the business-as-usual approach of “plodding along.” It isn’t often that one can claim to speak for the entire tea party movement without swift rebuke, [...]

By |2010-11-09T18:43:13-05:00November 9th, 2010|Tea Party|1 Comment

RNC’s Michael Steele: “We ARE on probation!”

Today, on Fox News at 12:30 pm, VTPP president Jamie Radtke joined two other TEA Party leaders to discuss the impact of the TEA Party movement on the recent elections.  When the leaders were asked what message they had for the GOP, Jamie said, "They are on probation."  In the very next segment, the RNC [...]

By |2010-11-04T15:19:55-04:00November 4th, 2010|Tea Party|2 Comments

Who Will Top the Virginia Tea Party Patriot Convention Presidential Straw Poll?

PRESS RELEASE Nationally Known Speakers, Breakout Seminars & National Policy Experts Forum also Featured Richmond, Va. – One of the first presidential straw polls of the 2012 campaign will be a highlight of the inaugural Virginia Tea Party Patriots Convention on Oct. 8-9 in Richmond, Va. The straw poll, administered by leading conservative media group [...]

By |2010-09-16T19:47:03-04:00September 16th, 2010|Press Releases, Tea Party|1 Comment

Ginni Thomas Added to VA Tea Party Convention Speaker List

Liberty Central Founder and Conservative Advocate Ginni Thomas Joins Virginia Tea Party Patriots Convention’s Speakers Richmond, VA – Virginia (Ginni) Lamp Thomas, a long-time conservative advocate with a unique perspective on Washington D.C. politics, is the latest prominent speaker to sign on to appear at the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Convention on Oct. 8-9, sponsored [...]

By |2010-08-26T14:37:47-04:00August 26th, 2010|Press Releases, Tea Party|0 Comments

Has Nothing Changed For Republicans?

I bring you two excerpts that make me wonder if Republicans – who were clobbered in 2006 and 2008 for their big government policies – have learned anything from their defeat. First, an article from The News Virginian discusses the possibility of the Tea Party being absorbed by the Republican Party in order to stay [...]

By |2010-08-25T19:33:05-04:00August 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Herman Cain and Jenny Beth Martin added to Va Tea Party Convention speaker list

A Corporate Titan and a Tea Party Grass-Roots Phenom Sign on to Speak at Virginia Tea Party Patriots Convention Richmond, Va. – Two prominent thought leaders with very different backgrounds – Herman Cain and Jenny Beth Martin - will speak at the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Convention on Oct. 8-9, sponsored by the Virginia Tea [...]

By |2010-08-13T00:45:39-04:00August 13th, 2010|Press Releases, Tea Party|1 Comment

Tea Party: It’s Not Just Taxes, It’s The Constitution

The NPR put together a very fair and balanced radio story on the tea party movement, covering specifically the Manassas Tea Party. It emphasizes that the tea party isn't just about fiscal responsibility, but the importance of our focus on the Constitution as well. The Tea Parties started as an anti-big government, anti-tax movement — T-E-A [...]

By |2010-07-14T22:57:27-04:00July 15th, 2010|Constitution|3 Comments

Goochland Tea Party Formed with Amazing Results

The tea party movement continues to grow a year and a half after the movement began.  The last few months Richmond Tea Party has received requests to start local tea party groups. The interest to hold local government accountable is very high, as people realize that we must solve the problems in our own backyard before [...]

By |2010-06-17T01:39:00-04:00June 9th, 2010|Tea Party|12 Comments

Explaining the 17th Amendment

Two days ago, the Richmond Times-Dipatch printed a response to Jamie Radtke’s April 25th article "Tea Party: Right Wing or Mainstream?". In it, the author does a good job of quickly explaining why Senators were originally appointed by state legislatures and not elected by popular vote, as instituted by the 17th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Here's [...]

By |2010-09-08T00:17:39-04:00May 6th, 2010|Uncategorized|6 Comments

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