This Tea Party Nominating Convention and Rally will NOT be an announcement that the Tea Party movement has become a third party, which would be an impossible task before the 2012 election. It will, however, be an unmistakable flexing of the movement’s muscle, with the resolve to continue holding government accountable, and replacing establishment career bureaucrats with Tea Party supporting candidates.
This convention will be a huge straw poll (not binding on any candidate), showcasing our Tea Party nominees, giving them the opportunity to speak at our event, and allowing our grass-root state groups to make their own determination as to which candidates will receive their support. It will also showcase our stable of candidates to the major media, to the Republican and Democrat parties, and ultimately to the nation, a full nine months before the two party conventions; thereby notifying everyone (the Republican Party in particular) which Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates that the Tea Parties across the United States of America will support for the Republican National Convention in 2012. This is “the” strategic reason for our convention.
We are resolved that a national Tea Party event should be available and affordable to all grassroots Tea Party activists, in a central location of the country (definitely, not in DC again!), on private property, and just outside a major city and transportation hub. Our location will encourage the local economy, especially during this difficult economic time, by hosting the first truly national “Tea Party Convention”. Although we have no intention to become an official third party, we are choosing a venue and declaring our endorsement of those candidates that have supported our movement. At the same time we want to hold the new government, as well as the Democrat and Republican Parties, accountable for their actions this October.
We therefore, have selected the heartland as our event-site on Friday Sept. 30th and Saturday Oct. 1st, 2011, and are well along in contacting conservative Tea Party groups nationwide, as we did when the movement began in 2009. As with the first “March on DC” we anticipate huge crowds from Tea Parties from every state for this event, largely because each Tea Party will have the opportunity to select their own delegate.
Most importantly, this will be the “first” national Tea
Party convention, and not just a rally or march, as the state
organizations will actually select delegates from each state’s Tea
Parties, who will then nominate our presidential and VP candidates at
the event, with a huge “straw poll.” This will enable our
to go into the 2012 party conventions already endorsed by our movement
for more than 9 months. This will also help prevent the major parties
and the media from dictating who our “conservative” candidates will be,
since our selections will already have been made before their
conventions occur the following year.
The U.S. Government has been borrowing 40 cents of every Federal dollar spent, saddling future generations with incredible levels of debt. We will, therefore, deploy at least 40% of any and all otherwise unrestricted receipts to The Tea Party Founders (and any of its adjunct 501(c)4 sister entities to peacefully yet insistently press government officials to correct the course of our nation.
In order to vote in the Freedom Jamboree Straw Poll, your organization must register your group and register your delegate. While there are no fees for registering a group, there is a registration fee that must be paid prior to the event to ensure that your selected delegate will be able to cast your group’s vote for the National Candidates that most represent Tea Party values.
“Round Two” has already begun with holding the line on the “national debt ceiling” as the central focus in our efforts to win this round early, with a “big government” knock-out, as we keep the pressure on House Republicans to stand firm against more debt and more spending. Freedom Jamboree seeks to educate and inform the Tea Party nationally about this issue, and to hold our elected officials to account this fall.
To be held in America’s heartland…Kansas City on September 28th through Oct. 2nd at the “Woodlands Racetrack.” The event will provide each Tea Party and 9.12 group with its own caucus area, to rally and discuss national and state candidates, legislation, or issues important to their independent groups, while enjoying national entertainers, candidates, and speakers in a county-fair tailgate party atmosphere.
Freedom Jamboree is also a national “grassroots” Tea Party and 9.12 group “nominating convention” for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States, resulting in a fifty state Tea Party “straw poll.” The convention starts at noon on Sept. 30, and ends at 8pm on Oct. 1, followed by the musical concert “FREE JAM” from 8pm until midnight. A Sunday morning worship service will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2. Early arrival begins on Sept. 28.
Freedom Jamboree is also focused on educating and activating the local Tea Party and 9.12 groups from around the country to stay involved in the current battles that are critical for the nation’s return to constitutionally limited government. The main battle we are now engaged in is the campaign to “Hold the Line on the National Debt Ceiling by the House
consider leading your Tea Party or 9.12 groups to participate with
other groups from all fifty states, by registering online to support
and attend Freedom Jamboree: September 28 –
October 2, 2011 in Kansas City, KS.
Republicans.” This battle is the most important battle the Tea Party Movement has ever faced!
Check out www.freedomjamboree.com to see who we are and what we are about.
In Liberty! Fighting for our Constitution, our families, and our homeland.