If 2009 was the year of Awakening, then 2010 will be the year of Reckoning! I'd like to take a moment and recap what the NLTP accomplished in 2009. Remember, YOU are the North Lake TEA Party. Over 1,000 Patriots were "Silent No More!" on April 15th. You came out of your homes and places of business at noon on a Wednesday to declare that you had had enough and you weren't going to take it anymore. The movement began.
We continued at the steps of Eustis City Hall on May 6th for the National Day of Prayer, a street protest on June 14th in honor of National Flag Day and an explosive July 4th TEA Party with an attendance of over 1200 Patriots! Locally, we showed up to defeat the city of Eustis' property purchase with money they didn't have, helped defeat the city of Tavares' from assessing churches and non-profits with a fire tax, and helped defeat Lake County moving forward with a $95 million dollar extravagent Judicial Center. Did I mention we did all that in one week? That's right, we even threw in a Healthcare Protest in front of Grayson's Tavares office that same week.
Speaking of Healthcare, we attended AARP's farce of a meeting in Leesburg and helped educate those in attendance by clarifying AARP's true position on the proposed bill and answer questions. That was a lot of fun :) What Congress planned on passing last year hasn't happened yet. Do you know why? Patriots like YOU have been tirelessly and relentlessly calling, writing and protesting. What else hasn't been passed? Cap and Tax is still waiting on the sidelines and without YOU, may have been law by now. It was a great summer of town hall meetings and NLTP meetings followed. Our motto of "Education and Action" was certainly being employed!
On Sept. 12th over 100 folks from Lake County traveled to Washington DC for the Taxpayer March on Washington and joined 2 million of our best Patriot friends from across the Nation. Once home, we shared slides and stories with those who were unable to attend. It was great time of inspiration and continued resolve to grow our movement. Of course throughout all of the above, communication through NLTP Posts helped coordinate our emails and calls to our Congressmen and Congresswomen. Did you feel like your voice was heard? I didn't either. However, in unison with millions of Patriots across America, much HAS been accomplished and we HAVE made a difference!
Did I mention another product of our North Lake TEA Party movement? I'm running for Alan Grayson's seat. Your voice deserves to be heard. As I said, 2010 will be the Year of Reckoning! It begins now, at our first NLTP meeting of the year Wednesday, January13 6th at 6:30pm at the Tavares Civic Center. More details can be found here: www.NorthLakeTeaParty.com I look forward to seeing you there as we begin writing our plan of action for how YOU will continue to make an impact locally and nationally. Your ideas and input and presence are appreciated! Without YOU, there is no NLTP.