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Tea Party Patriots

Tea Party Patriots
Motto Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, Free Markets
Formation 2009
Type 501(c)(4) non-profit
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler

Tea Party Patriots is a conservative American political organization that promotes fiscally responsible activism as part of the Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets."[1] The group is a strong opponent of "excess" government spending and debt.[2]

In 2010, the group reportedly included over 2,200 local chapters,[3] as well as an online community of 115,311 members (estimated at 63% male, 31% female, 6% unspecified).[4]


  • History 1
  • Controversies 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The organization was founded by Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, and Amy Kremer in March 2009.[5]

Tea Party Patriots was a co-sponsor of the healthcare town hall meetings of 2009,[8] as well as various other anti-government run health care protests.[9]

In February 2010, Tea Party Patriots was among the twelve most influential groups in the Tea Party movement, according to the Washington Post.[12]

In 2012, the group along with the Southern Republican Leadership Conference organized a presidential debate that aired on CNN.[13]

Along with various other

  • Official website

External links

  1. ^ Tea Party Patriots Mission Statement and Core Values
  2. ^ Tea Party Patriots: Don't Raise Debt Ceiling : NPR
  3. ^ Zernike, Kate. Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America. New York: Times /Henry Holt and, 2010. Print.
  4. ^ Burghart, Devin, and Leonard Zeskind. Tea Party Nationalism: A Critical ExTea Party Movement and the Size, Scope, and Focus of Its National Factions. Rep. Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, Fall 2010. Web.
  5. ^ Burghart, Devin, and Leonard Zeskind. Tea Party Nationalism: A Critical Examination of the Tea Party Movement and the Size, Scope, and Focus of Its National Factions. Rep. Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, Fall 2010. Web.
  6. ^ Tea Party Patriots: 912 March and Rally
  7. ^ Alex Brant-Zawadzki: Tea Party Convention Loses Main Sponsor
  8. ^ , August 7, 2009.New York Times"Beyond Beltway, Health Debate Turns Hostile,"
  9. ^ Grassroots Group Grabs Attention
  10. ^ Snow Hopkins, Christopher; Mahanta, Siddhartha; Poulson, Theresa (February 4, 2010). "12 Tea Party Players To Watch".  
  11. ^ a b Tea Party Patriots to Hand Out $1 Million for November Election Spending
  12. ^ "The top national players in the tea party".  
  13. ^ TPP Sponsors Presidential Debate in Charleston, SC | Tea Party PatriotsTea Party Patriots
  14. ^ Contract from America: About Us
  15. ^
  16. ^ FreedomWorks Says Jump, Tea Partiers Ask How High | TPMMuckraker
  17. ^ The Lie Machine : Rolling Stone
  18. ^ , February 15, 2011.Mother Jones"Tea Party Patriots Investigated: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,"


Conservatism portal

See also

[18] A 2011 investigation by the liberal magazine

FreedomWorks, a conservative nonprofit.[16][17] Tea Party Patriots denies this claim.


In July 2012 the group's Atlanta chapter partnered with the Sierra Club and the NAACP to defeat a proposed transit tax in Atlanta. The referendum was defeated by a margin of 63 percent.[15]


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