The Tea Party dispersed about a year ago to put their focus on “Pray for America,” according to Jan Deems, organizer for the Gordon County Tea Party.
“With the election coming up and everything that is going on we want to educate people, and help them understand the real facts,” said Deems. “ So much of the information consumed is so bias, but we checked out the fact and are trying to educate the public on the truth.”
Two members from the Gordon County Tea Party just returned from a Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington D.C.
They got to listen to a few speakers including Glenn Beck, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich and several senators. They also heard from Mitt Romney by simulcast and were able to ask him questions, according to press release.
There were two things that were brought up over and over in the conference.
“The first was this election in November is the most critical one America has ever faced. If they do not succeed in voting out the current administration, America, as we know it, will seize to exist,” according to press release. “The second issue was the only thing besides votes is faith. We need to be in prayer, prayer and more prayer.”
The press release also state “The county need needs us now more than ever before, not just for us, but also for the kids and grandkids. We need to be educated in truth and facts, and to consolidate together as one voice.”
The Gordon County Teas party thinks there needs to be a reorganization of elected officials.
According to Deems, “the problem is we’ve elected politicians that wont do their job, so we need to elect and get politicians in that are going to do their job, and pray for the ones that are in there now that are trying too.”
The Tea Party, Deems said, is about “We the people, and not about politicians.”
Initially, the party will have bi-monthly luncheon meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.
The first meeting will be on Thursday, July 12, and these meetings will be held at the Calhoun Shoney’s on Red Bud Road.
Shoney’s has agreed to open their side room at 11:30 am for those who would like to have lunch with us before the meeting. The meeting itself will be from noon-1 p.m.
According to the press release, “Come and join us and let your voice be heard.”