5 results for tag: Patriot Spotlight


Patriot Spotlight: Making Time for the Tea Party

Joining the tea party movement seemed like a natural move for Regina Thomson. She was inspired and energized by the Rick Santelli rant. With her conservative beliefs,  and with the uncertain political climate, she decided to join the tea party movement. She watched the early formation of the tea party movement while enmeshed in a job that consumed too much of her time. Despite this, she attended, volunteered, and learned about the conservative political community in Colorado. By mid-2010, she had taken on leadership roles in the Republican Party and was volunteering extensively with her tea party group. Regina was so involved with the ...

Patriots Spotlight: Grannie on a Mission

Carol Davis was raised in a conservative home but veered politically left for a while. She was working her part-time job bartending at a local bowling alley in Chicago when she heard Rick Santelli make his rant in 2009. As a divorced mom who worked two jobs for over 40 years to make ends meet, his rant really struck a chord with her. When she heard about groups of regular citizens making plans to protest that February in Chicago, she signed up. Davis joined the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party that April and traveled to Washington, D.C. to protest that September. She eventually started her own group in 2010. She feels that leading a group of patriots in ...

Patriot Spotlight: Fighting Threats Within

Shelly Kennedy was a resident of the greater New York City metro area. After the 9/11 attacks and before the 2008 presidential campaigns started, she worked with a number of grassroots groups advocating for truth in media and against the various economic, political and social changes being pushed by UN Agenda 21. But she wanted to do more. The Santelli rant sent shockwaves through the non-political community. Shelly knew many people in the banking community who were silently thinking exactly what Santelli was thinking but did not want to "get political." As a banker herself at the time, she agreed with Santelli on the dangers of the Fed monetary ...

Patriot Spotlight: When There Was Only One

Robert Connors was a tea partier before there was a tea party. He became involved during the George W. Bush and Al Gore presidential election. When Robert was not out protesting for our liberties, he was working with several radio and television stations in California. He became much more involved when he saw politicians slowly ripping away at our constitution. When the Tea Party was established, he immediately began helping local tea party groups and got involved with the first march in D.C. Robert was hired by the State of California as an Information Officer to work with the media and the public on state issues. During that time he created a ...

Patriot Spotlight: Keli Carender

To kick off our anniversary celebrating ten years of the tea party, we are doing a weekly spotlight of our members and activists. Our first patriot has been with the tea party since the very beginning. Keli Carender was not your typical tea party activist or conservative. At the time, she was a 29-year-old woman with a B.S. in Biology and Math and had a teaching degree in secondary math from the University of Oxford. She was heavily involved in improv and theater. She never thought she would become an activist and organizer of the tea party. She began her activism after reading about the newly elected President Obama's $787 billion stimulus ...