Tea Party Patriots Step Beyond High-Profile Protests and Directly into Public Policy Battle

July 6, 2010 | By

For Immediate Release – July 4, 2010     
Contact: Eric Slee (703) 247-2000, ESlee@LIMail.us

Tea Party Patriots Step Beyond High-Profile Protests and Directly into Public Policy Battle
Online Training to Transform Passionate Tea Party Protesters into Grassroots Leaders

Arlington, VA (July 4, 2010) – Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, in partnership with the Leadership Institute, today announces the launch of www.TeaPartyTraining.org, an online grassroots activist training initiative.

A growing number of Americans feel that their interests are no longer represented by those in public office.  Tea Party Patriot members are ready to go beyond their participation in high-profile protests to become actively involved in shaping public policy. 

Mark Meckler, Co-Founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, says, “The training that the Leadership Institute now offers our members will accelerate the process of reclaiming this country according to our three core principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.”

Founded in 1979, the Leadership Institute is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced political training organizations and is uniquely equipped to handle the challenge of offering training to the country’s largest Tea Party group. 

David Fenner, Vice President of Training Programs at Leadership Institute says, “The partnership between the two organizations is a natural fit.  The Patriots bring fresh passion and dedication and the Leadership Institute offers over 30 years of political training experience.”

For more information on Tea Party training powered by the Leadership Institute please visit www.TeaPartyTraining.org.

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About Leadership Institute
An educational foundation founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, the Leadership Institute’s mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process. To accomplish this mission, the Institute identifies, recruits, trains, and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media.  For more information on the Leadership Institute please visit www.LeadershipInstitute.org.

About Tea Party Patriots
Tea Party Patriots, Inc. ("TPP") is a non-partisan, non-profit social welfare organization dedicated to furthering the common good and general welfare of the people of the United States. TPP furthers this goal by educating the public and promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets. Tea Party Patriots has not endorsed candidates for public office.  For more information on the Tea Party Patriots please visit www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.