Lehigh Valley Tea Party Preps for Election Season

Tea Party members told at August monthly meeting to get active this election.

The rallying cry has been issued.

At its August monthly meeting, leaders of the Lehigh Valley Tea Party urged its members to get active this election campaign season.

"We have to get the word out," President Barb Walters said during the at the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township.

"When we go out to community events, people don't know us. But we've been here four years," she said. "We need more of an outreach and get people to know the Tea Party."

She suggested that members reach out to their local legislators, governments and school board to spread the Tea Party message.

"We need to get active, get involved," member Bryan Eichfeld said. "There's the presidency, Senate, the new congressional district No. 17. Show up. We need to show support."

Eichfeld said that Tea Party members are good conservatives.

"We're non-partisan. We cannot endorse politicians," he said. "But volunteer, get involved. Make an individual effort."

According to its website, the Tea Party's mission is as follows:

"The mission of the LVTP is to educate our members and the Lehigh Valley community about our unalienable individual rights and limited government as defined by the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution so that they become involved in their government for the purpose of protecting and defending these rights."

Walters said the organization has it "tough."

"We know what the mainstream media thinks of us," she said. "But there are no Tea Party candidates. There's not Democrats, Republicans and the Tea Party."

Barbara August 09, 2012 at 09:02 PM
The problem with all groups are that you have to be careful of the sickos. They can bring your organization down because people will focus on the bad more than the good. Go back to the mission of the group and help the organizers manage. Don't be do desperate for members that you lose your focus.
Tony August 10, 2012 at 02:50 PM
at times I think they are confused. "Keep the Government Out of My Medicare" (http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/funnypictures/ig/Teabagging-Pictures/Government-Out-of-My-Medicare.htm) Have good intentions but a little lost in the big picture
Frank August 10, 2012 at 02:57 PM
"Lost" is a good word for the Tea Party people.
Tony August 10, 2012 at 03:06 PM
I agree. I cannot see how any tea party member can support Romney. He is and was everything they are against. I understand a vote and support for Paul or Johnson, but not Romney. Voting for Romney from them would make them "lost" and hypocrites.
Tony August 10, 2012 at 03:15 PM


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