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NORTHERN VIRGINIA TEA PARTY

www.NorthernVirginiaTeaParty.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tea Party 2.0 – The Future of the NVATP

Date: 2 March 2011

Time: 17:00 EST

Location: Northern Virginia and Maryland

We protested. We changed two governors, first in Virginia and then in New Jersey.  We added a Senator to vote against Obamacare, and maintain a filibuster. We gathered on the mall, at the Capital, to plead and beg the People’s House to stop Obamacare; they passed Obamacare.  We changed control of the People’s House. Throughout the country we changed state houses, state senates, and governors. In Wisconsin, Ohio, and South Carolina we see fiscally responsible, conservative governance in action.

Tea Party 1.0 drove these changes; Tea Party 1.0 shifted the political dialogue within two years. In 2011 we launch Tea Party 2.0. Tea Party 2.0 builds on our Tea Party 1.0 accomplishments.

Tea Party 1.0 reactively protested. Tea Party 2.0 proactively projects conservative governance. Tea Party 1.0 rediscovered American Judeo-Christian Constitutionalism. Tea Party 2.0 reasserts American Exceptionalism guarded by Judeo-Christian Constitutionalism. Tea Party 1.0 stopped endless spending. Tea Party 2.0 seeks reductions in government size, scope and scale.

For NVATP, Tea Party 2.0 began with joining the Virginia Tea Party Federation enabling broader, coordinated statewide action leading to conservative governance.  Tea Party 2.0 means a new and improved website – coming in March.  Tea Party 2.0 means moving away from ad-hoc, unfunded governance and coordination to a structured, funded operation enabling staying power in NVA, a highly expensive operational environment. Tea Party 2.0 means expanded program to broaden outreach and coordinate campaign volunteerism for political leaders sympathetic to Tea Party governance objectives of limited, low cost government.

Tea Party 2.0 for NVA means a focused, disciplined effort aimed at changing the VA Senate from a governing body hostile to Tea Party objectives to a legislative body adhering to American legislative norms and giving floor debate to Tea Party favored legislation. Tea Party 2.0 means we take power away from centralized, bureaucratic administrators and return that authority to parents through school choice initiatives and replacing local school boards with Tea Party candidates.

Tea Party 2.0 means we’re asking our members to participate in campaign volunteer training.  Then, take that training and find candidates worthy of your support and volunteer – here’s to another Tea Party year.

Northern Virginia Tea Party (NVATP)

http://www.northernvirginiateaparty.com/

Director of Operations: 

703-625-7052

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA TEA PARTY

www.NorthernVirginiaTeaParty.com

MEDIA ALERT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVATP Endorses Principles of Limited. Low Cost Government Not Political Parties

Date: 17 February 2011

Time: 17:00 EST

Location: Northern Virginia and Maryland

The Northern Virginia Tea Party formed in response to the excessive, wasteful actions of the Federal Government.  Specific federal actions opposed include the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the Patient and Affordable Healthcare Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.  Our organization supports the actions of governors such as Chris Christie and Scott Walker who courageously support the principles of the NVATP: Limited, low cost government.

We applaud the 82 new congress members, many of whom are Tea Party supported, who fight to reduce current fiscal year spending by $100 Billion. Their determination to reduce the nation's out-of-control spending, which may risk a federal government temporary closure, has our organization’s full support. No one wants to see a budget impasse that "shuts" the government down. But the line must be drawn now. There can be no hope of large cuts and spending restraints in the future if we cannot make these relatively modest cuts today. 

Northern Virginia Tea Party (NVATP)

http://www.northernvirginiateaparty.com/

POC Director of Operations: 
703-625-7052

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA TEA PARTY

www.NorthernVirginiaTeaParty.com

MEDIA ALERT

December 21, 2010

For Immediate Release

On December 20, leaders of several northern Virginia tea party groups met with 10th District Congressman Frank Wolf’s staff to express disapproval of his proposed “Bring Jobs Back to America Act” (H.R. 5980).

Meeting with Dan Scandling, Chief of Staff of Congressman Wolf and a legislative assistant ,they discussed concerns that the commission, task forces, computer systems, and studies proposed in the bill are not necessary.

 The private sector, especially the National Association of Manufacturers and various study groups, have identified numerous government policies that cause jobs and investments to go overseas.  Congress needs to take action to lower US corporate tax rates (now the highest in the world) and to stop the proposed Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regulations which will reduce over 100,000 jobs in Virginia alone, close VA coal fired  electric power plants and reduce the ability of manufacturing plants to obtain reliable, inexpensive electricity.

The tea party organizations from Frank Wolf’s district believe that this bill will only serve to expand government and thereby further hinder the American economy.

Ron Wilcox, lead organizer of Northern Virginia Tea Party (NVTP) pointed out "the bill has no moratorium in the establishment of an American Economic Security Commission, and this does not support the Tea Parties' tenets of fiscal conservatism.”

Ken Vaughn, organizer of Northern Virginia 912 added, “Americans realize that the government does not create jobs, citizens do.   America’s greatness is achieved by allowing individuals to reach their potential without unnecessary government interference."

Members told Scandling the bill increases bureaucracy by requiring the government to define a “comprehensive national manufacturing strategy” and creating intrusive ‘Repatriation Task Forces’ that  duplicate work to be performed by individual firms determining if repatriation is financially worthwhile.

Concerns with the bill also included firms being penalized for refusing to reveal information, restriction of free market, and corporate tax loopholes at a cost of $71,000 per job returned to the U.S.  

Tom Cranmer, Treasurer of the NVTP noted in his experience in manufacturing  planning, it would be impossible to determine realistically what jobs were repatriated, suggesting that large corporations could constantly game the system.

“In short, this bill increases the size and cost of government, infringes upon individual rights, and interferes with the free market; all of which will further depress the American economy,” Vaughn added.

The tea party movement believes that the correct way to repatriate jobs is by creating a friendlier economic environment by reducing the national debt, protecting individual rights, and providing for free markets. 

Cranmer noted that the outlook for 2015 is payments for interest on government debt will likely to be nearly equal to all revenues of the federal government, including social security.   In view of the default risk, he said the Chinese and others are not likely to finance the borrowing required to continue the government programs.

Wolf’s officials stated the present bill, which will die in committee in this Congress, will be redrafted and will consider the concerns raised by Virginia Tea Party leaders.

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA TEA PARTY

www.NorthernVirginiaTeaParty.com

MEDIA ALERT

November 3, 2010

For Immediate Release

While Republicans in Virginia celebrate political gains due to support from Tea Party voters across the state, officials reach out to Democrats to “redirect” legislative agendas.

Ron Wilcox, founder of the Northern Virginia Tea Party lauded election results and viewed the new Virginia direction as a call for calm and the need to go back to basics.  “Our like minded supporters all across the Commonwealth sent a message to newly elected officials and those removed from office that Virginia does “not” desire business as usual”

“We must focus on lowering taxes, putting Virginians back to work, dealing responsibly with the immigration issue and repealing Obamacare,” he said.

Wilcox emphasized Republicans should not take election returns as a mandate for returning to mindsets that lost Virginia as a swing state in the previous election and drove voters from both sides to form the Tea Party.  “We will continue to reach out to both parties to meet with us to promote common cause supporting the tenants of the Tea Party,” he added.

Tim Hugo Virginia’s Republican Majority Caucus Chairman for the House of Delegates wasted no time attempting to reach out to meet with NVTP officials after last night’s election.  “We want Tea Party officials to meet with our Caucus and let us listen,” he said waiting for returns at the” Fimian for Congress” group in Fairfax.   Conservative politicians have been direct to attempt to find favorable Tea Party support across the state and the nation.

“We are non partisan and support principal not the party and won’t be defined by one political group,” added Wilcox. “But we do believe there are honorable men and women from both sides of the isle who want to work with us…if not our voters will replace them in the next election.”

Officials of the NVTP are making courtesy calls with Democratic leaders to attempt to reach out and have both sides come together to discuss relative issues responsibly; hear Tea Party patriots concerns and legislate responsibly.

“The Northern Virginia Tea Party sent a message that our desire to support the constitution, return to federalism, restrict spending and support patriotism should not be a one party issue,” emphasized Wilcox.  “It is our fervent hope that after this election all political officials in Virginia and the President are now listening.”

The NVTP is composed of over 1500 like minded individuals who were Democrats, Republicans and independents of all races, creeds, and colors.  Events are being planned in the future to further boost participation and allow officials from all political views to civilly address the organization and respond to questions from concerned citizens.

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