Grand Island, NY
Hey everybody, please feel free to start a discussion at any time!
Your thoughts, comments, suggestions, input and constructive criticisms are always welcome -- unless of course you're asking why we're not doing something~! If it's within your capacity to do it, forge ahead! And we'll get right behind you, so long as it's not crazy, wasteful or otherwise violent (!) We all have jobs and can't dedicate as much time as we'd like, or as we feel need to, so we strongly encourage you to take the bull by the horns and be the Point Man!
This is what just a few of our Tea Party reformers are doing:
Pete & Linda Weyand host a monthly prayer meeting;
Rick Speth has spearheaded the communication with the Buffalo DPCC (Schools Parenting Council) to bring accountability to BPS;
Dave Mongielo is consistently and strongly encouraging people to become committeemen, he has been circulating petitions, he's starting a Lockport newspaper and he's engaged in various other initiatives to put Niagara County government back in the hands of the people. Plus he has an internet radio show;
Many reformers have become Democrat, GOP & Conservative Party committeemen, and have already been successful at influencing the thinking and endorsement processes, including Joan, Tom, Rita, Linda, Bob, Mark, Nancy, David, Carol, Mike, John, Sandy, Jul, Larry, Paul, Rich, Mark, Doug, George, Glen, Joanne, Ed, Donna, Steve, Jeff, Pat, Tom, Wilson, Dave, Linda and more;
Don Hobel regularly attends Niagara Legislative meetings, and keeps the rest of us informed;
Mary & Carlos have taken up the cause of objecting to a specific Middleton tax bill, and are encouraging others to do the same;
Debi Kiehl has been exposing the shameful and derelict non-reporting of campaign finances by a one Crystal Peoples, NYS Assemblywoman.
Joanne Zabielski is hot on the Islamization of America and regularly helps set up events;
Mike Madigan has done an incredible investigation into the unlawful activities of the US Attorney General of WNY, and the newly elected Congresswoman of NY-26. The information is now in the hands of the Justice Dept, the FEC, the Congressional Ethics Board and the FBI, among others;
Sheryl Thomas has started and maintains the great watchdog organization called Team Watch, in which everyone is encouraged participate; Karen Bisso in Plattsburgh is making major waves in Bill Owens district, and has engaged a team of mostly retired military men in a letter-writing campaign, in support of the TeamWatch mission; Laura Yingling & Mike Madigan are both team leaders;
Sandy Stypick deftly manages the TNY Googlegroup Dicscussion Forum, and has been an irreplaceable measure of support to TEANewYork;
Ayesha manages her local Rochester chapter of the Fredrick Douglas Foundation, and regularly contributes her valuable time and efforts to conservative causes;
Laurie K. has taken it upon herself to have a pedestrian bridge near Delaware Park dedicated to the victims and first responders of 911, called the 911 Memorial Bridge, which should be finalized by 9-11-2012 -- in addition to numerous other activities that keeps her constantly engaged;
Myrna Thane has been a tremendous support to the Googlegroup, Facebook and all things viral.
Al B. & Judy Miller are holding the fort in Broome County;
Kelly Kheel is holding the fort in the very liberal town of Ithaca;
Carl & Cheryl Herke deftly manages the 9.12 Victor Tea Party;
Frank Seabrook writes the New York Liberty Report out of Suffolk County;
Rus has been an amazing voice of reason and sanity amid a very insane world, as TNY Spokesman, and regular contributor to the Tom Bauerle Show on WBEN.
Ellie has been researching Medicaid and she and Tomm have been indispensable supports to TNY;
Carl & Krissy Edwards run the Cattaraugus Tea Party Patriots, and Carl just won a county legislative seat (!);
Greg, Jon & Hugh started the Tri-County T.E.A. Party;
Amy, LouAnn, Mike, Cathy, Laura, Carl, Krissy, Greg, Jon & Hugh all host monthly Patriot and 912 meetings;
David Rinow started an East Aurora Tea Party;
Judith is helping Bob Schulz bring the Constitution Lobby to fruition;
Sandy, Kelly, Judy, Debra, Barbara, Carl, Matt & others are all actively participating in Reform Groups in their areas of the state;
Stasia Vogel holds the torch for Life, with the Buffalo Right-to-Life Foundation;
Greg & Lisa hold the torch for Americans for Prosperity;
David Bowman holds the torch for GOOOH;
Martin, Jason, Jeff, Jul, Sandy, John, Lindsay, Tony and George spent three days on Long Island getting petition signatures for Carl Paladino, and countless others gave up up tremendous amounts of time doing the same for other candidates;
Kathy, Donna, Glenn & Mike all have radio shows on WBEN and WLVL.
Jane Corwin, Kevin Hardwick, Lynn Dixon, Mary Cooke, Gary Roesch, Dick Crawford, Anne Marie Buerkle and Tom Reed hold elective office; Though not successful, others have faithfully held or run for office, including Chris Collins, Pat Keem, Lenny Roberto, Shelly Schratz, Jill Rowland, Mark Tramont and Ted Morton.
Carl Paladino ran for Guvnuh (!), and personally got rid of the Buffalo Superintendent of Schools;
...and we never could have survived without the faithful support, attendance and individual efforts of Ernie, Carol, Jane, Mary Beth, Megan, Tony, Ed, Gayle, Fred, Nick, Larry, Lori, Joe, Joyce, Tori, Tom K, Al M, Leslie, Jeff, Chuck, Eleni, Mike K, Bob, Tim, George Jr, Mom, Dad and others...
Whew! I'm sure I'm not finished yet, and shortly I'll provide a list of things you can do to engage in other ways...But the most important thing you can do is STAY ENGAGED, even if it means simply picking up the phone and expressing your disgust at the Buffalo News or local paper for their stunning liberal bias, or never letting a new affront to the constitution or assault on our liberties go unanswered...
Edited by Jul Thompson on Dec 17, 2011 8:30 AM
Grand Island, NY
That was great Jul!
Thank-you for taking the time to acknowledge all of us. In return I must acknowledge you and Rus for your dedicated time you have invested into a very patriotic goal. I love you as friends and as We the People!
Grand Island, NY
O no, thank yooo, Laurie! Even though people like you, Lenny, George, Ellie, Rick and many others are helping on various fronts, so many do so much in so many ways that I couldn't cover it all...