We The People Convention 2016

  • P.O. Box 6211, Akron, OH 44312    CALL: 866-427-9257

    REGISTER TODAY for August 27th Meeting!


    Click the Image to Register for the We the People Convention “TEA Party for Trump” project organizational meeting on August 27th!

    Tea Party Leaders Launch TeaPartyforTrump.org for 2016

    Christina Botteri



    August 23, 2016 (Cleveland, OH) – Local tea party leaders from around the country today announced the launch of the TeaPartyforTrump.org website, which will be the online news and information center for a series of events to get the vote out in the November, 2016 election.

    Tea Party for Trump is partnering with the National Rifle Association in key swing states around the country, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida.

    The first national event of Tea Party for Trump will be held August 27th in the Columbus, Ohio.

    “The great thing about this project is that volunteers from anywhere in the United States can help get-out-the-vote in these key swing states by simply signing up on our web site,” Tea Party for Trump spokesman Bill Hennessy said.

    “I helped found the Tea Party for Trump project because after a series of critical, hard-won election cycles in 2010 and 2014, I felt like we are ready to focus our efforts on winning the White House,” Hennessy said.

    “Tea Party for Trump is a fun, simple way for people to become involved in a substantial, productive way, no matter where you are in the country,” he added.

    On February 27, 2009, the Tea Party movement was launched with simultaneous tea parties in fifty cities which were attended by more than 30,000 tea partiers. This was immediately followed by the Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, 2009, when over 1 million tea partiers participated in rallies held in more than 900 cities. This series of rallies transformed into the Tea Party movement.

    A group of some of the original organizers of the Tea Party rallies of 2009 have come together to launch the Tea Party for Trump (#TP4T), an intensive get-out-the-vote project to raise awareness and participation in the 2016 presidential election this November 8.

    The project’s website, TeaPartyforTrump.org is currently recruiting volunteers for work in the critical swing state of Ohio.

    “Already, Tea Party activists across America have contacted us through our website to join us in Ohio, on the ground,” said Tom Zawistowski, Founding Member and spokesman for Tea Party for Trump.

    TeaPartyforTrump.org is designed to give every American who wants to oppose the Left’s progressive agenda a way to channel their support directly to the important get-out-the-vote effort in Ohio.

    “Our project answers the question we hear most often from Tea Party and grassroots activists around the country: ‘What can I do?’” said Zawistowski.

    He added, “After a quick sign-up, volunteers from anywhere in the country can help. For example, people can make phone calls, travel to Ohio in person to help with get-out-the-vote efforts, or even participate in our unique Postcard Program.”

    The Tea Party for Trump project is the next step in a far-reaching, multi-election-cycle plan to return the US government to a more reasonable size and scope.

    “In 2010, Tea Party and liberty-minded grassroots people organized to build the conservative majority in the House, where we won by record margins of 63 seats,” Hennessy explained. “In 2014, we focused on the Senate, picking up nine seats.

    “To date, along the way, a total of over 900 elected offices have been won at the local, state and national levels with the tireless efforts of people all across the country who are fed up with out-of-touch elitists telling them to ‘sit down, shut up, and do what we say.’

    “After we deliver the White House to the outsider, Donald Trump, we can begin, in earnest, the process of returning our country to her founding principles of constitutional adherence, fiscal responsibility, free markets.”

    TeapartyforTrump.org represents yet another organizational and technological innovation in the Tea Party movement’s decentralized approach to political engagement. The group’s official kick-off will be in Columbus, Ohio on August 27th. Check the website for more details.

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    About Bill Hennessy: Bill Hennessy called for the first St. Louis Tea Party on February 21, 2009. He has been active ever since. Bill has written 5 books, the latest, Turning On Trump, is the moving story of his conversion from anti-Trump to staunch Trump supporter.

    About Tom Zawistowski: Tom Zawistowski is a co-founder of the Portage County TEA Party and current Executive Director. He is a former President of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, current President of the We the People Convention and the Ohio Citizens PAC.

    About Tea Party for Trump: Tea Party for Trump is a project of Freedom for All PAC. Visit online at http://teapartyfortrump.org.


    Christina Botteri


    Akron, OH: The We the People Convention, announced today that the majority of the TEA Party/Liberty Groups in Ohio will be aligning with the National Rifle Association in an effort to elect Donald Trump as the next President of the United States.
    “We are pleased to align our efforts in this Presidential election with the NRA because so many of our members are also NRA members and gun owners,” said Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention. “The NRA came out early to endorse Donald Trump, which was no surprise since Hillary Clinton’s anti-2nd Amendment positions are crystal clear. It’s a simple choice- if we want to keep our guns, we need to elect Donald Trump as President. Working together with the National Rifle Association we believe we can get that done in Ohio.”
    In 2012 members of TEA Party/Liberty Groups made over 75% of the calls and 75% of the door knocks for the Romney Campaign in Ohio.
    “Our members will make phone calls and knock on doors through the NRA’s Political Victory Fund,” Zawistowski explained. “This decision to align with the NRA was made for two important reasons. First, we needed to align with an organization that we could trust and that would respect the value of the volunteer effort we bring to the election. I am confident that the NRA is a trustworthy partner who will respect our volunteers as true partners. Second, there are possible concerns about the resources that the Ohio Republican Party will commit to supporting Trump, based on Governor Kasich’s refusal to attend the Convention in Cleveland let alone endorse Trump.  Taking these factors into consideration, we had to find a partner that has no questions about supporting Trump’s election and the NRA has proven that commitment. This year’s combined effort will bring significant grassroots resources to bear on the mutual goal of ensuring Hillary Clinton is defeated and Donald Trump is our next President.”

    “Any group interested in lending a hand should contact us at TomZ@WethePeopleConvention.org, for information on how to contact NRA staff in their specific geographic region. They will personally setup and train staff to make phone calls or set you up and train your members over the phone so you can start making calls immediately. We will also hold a one-day state meeting in August to organize other efforts in support of Trump. We will notify all the leaders in the state concerning that event within the next week,” Zawistowski concluded.


    Here are the NRA Contacts. Email the one in your area of Ohio and get setup to make calls and go door-to-door in your area:

    David Conte  (CFR Based in Akron – Everything East of I-71 North to South)


    Jake Meinzer  (CFR Based in Dayton –  I-70 South from Columbus to Cincy West of I-71)


    Ryan Bradley  (CFR Based in Bowling Green – I-70 North -Columbus to Toledo West of I-71)

    NorCal Tea Party, et. al. v. IRS, et. al.  Principal Class Members 


    Ted Stevenot of Ohio Rising explains the importance of county central committees and the impact it has on the candidate selection.

    Bill Norton explains how to use “The Language of Liberty” to bring the cause of Liberty to people that have not embraced the conservative message. Learn how to talk to people with concepts they support and understand!

    Dr. Tim Johnson, founder of the Frederick Douglas Foundation, talks not of just outreach, but inclusion of Blacks in the conservative movement.

    Ron Ponder, radio host on WHBC in Canton, speaks to the 2014 Convention with the theme of “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

    State Representative John Adams (district 85) speaks of his experiences in the Statehouse.

    Charlie Kirk WOWS the convention with his talk on how to reach the conservative message to high school and college students. Charlie is the founder of Turning Point, which has a presence on college campuses in all 50 states.

    Jim Jordan gives an update at the 2014 We The People Convention on the Congressional investigation into the IRS Targeting scandal.

    This video is the welcome video from Richard Vigueriel. This was shown at the start of the 2014 convention.