The next local Tea Party event is coming up soon and the organizers are inviting the public to join them. Click on continue reading to see their whole press release and find out how you can get involved.
This group is also a part of Fox News and Glen Beck's 9/12 Project. If you have been watching Glenn Beck you might know he made the phrase "We surround them" a part of our current political lexicon. Or maybe the lexicon of people like me that read blogs too much. Either way click here for Glenn Beck explaining his quote.
The group running the local event is working with nationwide groups but they are a grassroots organization. If you want to get involved post a comment here or send them an email. You don't need to register or use your real name to comment but keep it classy. I frequently delete comments for getting too personal, foul language, and disruptive behavior.
( The sign in his hand says "One Big @$$ Mistake America" All pictures from the STOMP website.)
The videos I took are from the Tea Party rally at the corner of Alamo and Tapo Canyon. Although many of the same people attended both they were organized by different people.
(Young people at a Tea Party event at the Reagan Library. All pictures are from the STOMP website.)
Contact: Diane Beauton and Cindy Nunn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Simi Valley Tea Party and Independence Day Freedom Rally, "Re-declaring Our Freedom" to be held in Simi Valley at Rancho Simi Park - Amphitheater
Simi Valley, CA, June 7, 2009 -- On Saturday, July 4th, citizens from Simi Valley and surrounding communities, concerned about the excessive growth of government will rally to promote individual liberty, free market ideals and Constitutional principles. The rally will be held from 10 am to 1 pm and at Rancho Simi Park and will have live music, speakers from a Southern CA Internet Radio Talk Show and a local Veteran, followed by an open Mic for all who wish to voice their opinions. Following the rally there will be an open picnic for all who wish to attend.
The goal of the organizers is to provide a platform for citizens to come together to inspire participation in the growing movement for a return to constitutional principles.
The event is non-partisan and organizers have neither invited any elected representatives to speak nor solicited funds from political parties. All participants in the rally are volunteers.
Additional information is available at stomp2009.com
I asked Diane a few questions and below are her responses:
SimiValley, Thousand Oaks, OaKPark, Moorpark, Port Hueneme.
S.T.O.M.P is an acronym that represents communities that were at the Ronald Reagan Tea Party on April 15th.
We are a part of the National Tea Party movement, and align ourselves with the reteaparty group.
We are non-partisan in that anyone is welcome to express their views and who wants to engage in addressing our present issues.
Though at this point more conservatives are involved than any other group, we are represented by all.
Our policy is not to invite as part of our events any politicians from any party, however any politician from any party who is in the crowd and wants to speak will be given the mic.
We as a group do not endorse every view point spoken but we up hold the right for every view point to be freely expressed so long as it is not with the purpose to incite.
Sorry for the delay in posting this for you. I have been busy lately but I made sure to include a bunch of links back to your website and to include your pictures too. The design of your website is impressive.
Thanks for submitting this to my blog.