Thursday, April 16, 2009

If You Feel Like a Tea "Party Pooper" .... then do THIS!

This cute lil' guy Jonah (the son of my friend Amanda) had his own tea party, right at home! What a great smile, and an undeniably adorable little guy. What kind of Congressman could open a letter with this picture in it and not pay attention??
If anyone feels like they missed out by not being able to go to their local Tea Party...take heart! You can still make a difference! (Yesterday was JUST the beginning, and there will be plenty more opportunities!)

Get your cute lil' chickens out (or even your not-so-little kids, or the whole family out in the front yard and have a neighbor take your photo) and make them a my friend Amanda did. Take a photo ...after all this is our children's debt, as well as our own.

Then get the photos printed up at home on your printer on regular paper and send your own typed message with it: whatever you would like to say to these representatives who aren't listening to us, and make copies to send by mail, fax, or email to:

Your local or state representatives
Your governor
Your Congressional representatives
Your President
Your local news media
Your national news media (Treat it as if it were a press release!)

Tell them you wanted to be at a Tea Party but you weren't able to make it because you work or have little ones but that you're protesting straight to them.

Finding the addresses to mail or fax or email them with a copy of a teabag, and doing so is as easy as can be with a search engine...and I have an email address to Congress (click over on my sidebar).
Don't feel bad for not going, it was a weekday, (I think that all future ones should be held on weekends) and it's hard to be in large crowds with little kids....

It's nice to know that there is something moms with young families, or families or individuals that must work can DO!

Remember: not all patriots could make it to Boston or Philadelphia.....but they did anything they could do, and as history shows us, it all helps!


Sit A Spell said...

Great post...we did not take our kids. Hubby took a day off work...sort of... : ) Atlanta's was huge and mostly at night.

Kelly Bergsing said...

Thanks for this suggestion!! I was racking my brain trying to figure out how I might be able to help as well. I think that is a great idea!! :)

Victoria said...

Hi Joni! I am in process of editing my photos. I was SHOCKED to see 400 + at our rally in lil' old Kzoo. But I felt SO encouraged by the effort people put into it!

Did anyone talk about getting rid of the gross receipt tax (I think that's what it's called) in MI? We had Fulton Sheen talking about that at ours... man, MI taxes the small businessman to the HILT. Anyway, love your pics! Too bad we weren't at the same party, though. Next time maybe... :)

The Vintage Housewife... said...

hey darlin i loved your recent girl and i love your tracters!!!! details...every year in april and vegas at the orleans...5 days lots of goodies to buy...89$ for a band that lets you see all the bands...oooh and for sure feet that hurt...hee hee...thanks for swingin by cat