Dear Fellow Tea Party Patriots,We hope you had a wonderful Independence Day! Yesterday, Tea Party Patriots and the Leadership Institute announced the launch of TeaPartyTraining.org. We think you are going to love this training program! It is online and you can get the training right in your home, as you have indicated to you us that you would like to be able to do. In the next week, you will see an email from us outlining webinars and forums you can participate in online to go along with the training. This will give you an online community, much like what you would have in an traditional classroom, to interact and bounce ideas off of one another.
Yesterday's launch included 12 online training videos geared toward grassroots activism. The training will constantly be updated according to your feedback. With the help of the Leadership Institute, we will add additional training videos in coming weeks and months. We are working to add Founding Principles training as well.
So, be sure to check out the training at www.TeaPartyTraining.org. The press release announcing the launch is below and a list of Frequently Asked Questions is below that.
Let us know what you think of the training. After each online video, you can give specific feedback so we know what is working and where we can improve. If you find the training informative and useful, be sure to forward this email and links to the training site to your own circle of influence.
(Please forgive any typos. They are the sole responsibility of Jenny Beth Martin. Thanks!)
Directly into Public Policy Battle
Online Training to Transform Passionate Tea Party Protesters
into Grassroots Leaders
Arlington, VA (July 4, 2010) - Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, in partnership with the Leadership Institute, today announces the launch of www.TeaPartyTraining.org, an online grassroots activist training initiative.
A growing number of Americans feel that their interests are no longer represented by those in public office. Tea Party Patriot members are ready to go beyond their participation in high-profile protests to become actively involved in shaping public policy.
Mark Meckler, Co-Founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, says, "The training that the Leadership Institute now offers our members will accelerate the process of reclaiming this country according to our three core principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets."
Founded in 1979, the Leadership Institute is one of the nation's largest and most experienced political training organizations and is uniquely equipped to handle the challenge of offering training to the country's largest Tea Party group.
David Fenner, Vice President of Training Programs at Leadership Institute says, "The partnership between the two organizations is a natural fit. The Patriots bring fresh passion and dedication and the Leadership Institute offers over 30 years of political training experience."
For more information on Tea Party training powered by the Leadership Institute please visit www.TeaPartyTraining.org.
Is there a cost for this training?
While there is no cost to access www.TeaPartyTraining.org, your financial support of the Leadership Institute will enable many more conservative activists to be trained.
Please visit www.LeadershipInstitute.org/. Contribute to help train conservative activists to fight for the principles that made this country great.
How do I access the training?
Please visit www.TeaPartyTraining.org to sign in using your contact information.
Will I be able to ask questions during or after the online training?
At this time, you will not be able to ask the speakers questions during the online training. As The Leadership Institute continues to improve its online training program, this may be an option in the near future. However, please feel free to contact The Leadership Institute with any questions or comments you may have regarding the information presented in the training videos.
How are the Leadership Institute and Tea Party Patriots affiliated?
The Leadership Institute and Tea Party Patriots have partnered to offer online grassroots activist training to members of Tea Party Patriots.
Can I pause the training videos?
Yes, you will be able to pause and play the training videos at your convenience.
Who are the trainers?
Leadership Institute trainers are experts in their respective fields. They generously volunteer their time and expertise in order to assist the Leadership Institute in achieving the mission to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists in the public policy process.
What will I learn? What topics are covered?
By participating in the training at www.TeaPartyTraining.org you will learn from political experts practical skills that will enable you to shape public policy and reclaim this country's founding principles.
Currently, www.TeaPartyTraining.org gives you the tools you will need to raise money for your cause or candidate, impact your government through direct participation, sell your message and achieve buy-in from your supporters, and run a successful campaign for elected office.