Moore TEA Citizens Holding Picnic Saturday
They're back, and just like their theme song says, they're not going away.
Moore TEA Citizens is holding its second picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cannon Park in Pinehurst.
The slate of guests for this year's event includes Larry Dever, sheriff of Cochise County, Ariz.; Judson Phillips, founder of TEA Party Nation (TPN); and representatives from the tea party caucus of the U.S. House of Repre-sentatives.
Dever will share the latest details on illegal immigration and the fire devastation in Arizona. Recently, a film crew working with Dever and other law enforcement officers documented the illegal immigration situation there. That film is in the final stages of production, said Dee Park, of Moore TEA Citizens.
"He's going to tell us the story, and we are going to get a preview of the film," she said.
Phillips will provide attendees with a progress report on TPN's push for America's founding principles.
Representatives of a variety of constitutionally conservative groups such as Americans for Prosperity, Civitas, the John Locke Foundation and others are also scheduled to attend along with those from other tea party and grass roots groups.
The event features musical performances. Last year, more than 400 people attended the picnic.
Founded in 2009, Moore TEA Citizens has held many rallies, candidate forums, town hall meetings, seminars and other gatherings. Members have traveled to Washington, D.C., and Raleigh numerous times for rallies and to meet with legislators.
The group supports constitutional conservative values. Its goals include free markets, fiscal responsibility, limited government and strong national security.
Food will be sold at the event. Active military receive free food.
Admission is free, but organizers request attendees preregister by calling (910) 783-8340, by email at email@example.com or online at www.mooretea-citizens.com.
Local organizers say the tea party movement has had tremendous success on the national level, and membership locally is continuing to grow.
"Our membership has grown over 20 percent," Carol Wheeldon said. "We're still growing. We get members every day. We ain't going away."
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