For Immediate Release
TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ANNOUNCED AS CONVENTION SPONSOR
CO-FOUNDER SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT
“WE THE PEOPLE CONVENTION”
National Tea Party Figure Jenny Beth Martin Highlights Friday’s Luncheon
COLUMBUS, Ohio – May 17, 2011 – We the People Convention, Inc., a 501 (c) 4 non-profit organization today announced that the Tea Party Patriots have signed on as a sponsor of the statewide “We the People Convention” and that Jenny Beth Martin , nationally known speaker and co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, will be the featured guest speaker at the Friday luncheon on July 1, 2011. The Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,300 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide. The “We the People Convention” is being held on July 1-2, 2011, at the Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. (www.WethePeopleConvention.org).
“I am so pleased that Jenny Beth, a true grassroots patriot, has agreed to speak at the We the People Convention,” said Tom Zawistowski, convention president. “Jenny Beth has influenced and motivated Americans nationwide with her message about fiscal responsibility and constitutionally limited government. She has inspired many people to get off the sidelines and take a more active role in holding government accountable. I know our attendees will give her a warm welcome.”
After hearing CNBC commentator Rick Santelli challenge Chicago to a 1773, Boston-style response to the country’s expanding, fiscally irresponsible government, Martin, along with several others, orchestrated the first round of tea parties on February 27. After which, she helped coordinate a nationwide April 15 rally to coincide with Tax Day, resulting in more than 850 TEA parties across the country with over 1.2 million people gathering to advocate government fiscal responsibility.
Additionally, Martin helped organize and lead the September 12, 2009 protest in Washington and is remembered for her comments directed at the legislators, “We were not loud enough in February, in April, in July. Can you hear us now?”
In April 2010, Time magazine named Martin one of the most influential people in the world. She has been featured on “The Glenn Beck Show” and “Your World” with Neil Cavuto as well as in various publications, including The New York Times.
The “We the People Convention” consists of two days of educational breakout sessions, interspersed with major national figures including conservative strategist Dick Morris. Its purpose is to educate and train citizens about the political process and to encourage involvement in that process at the grassroots level.