February 12, 2019.
We are headed to Austin! The official NETTP "kickoff" trip is on! It will be Tuesday, Feb. 26. We expect a large group, so we'll probably rent a bus, and there will be a fee for that. We always try to make our trips free of charge - but buses are expensive, so we'll need folks to chip in for it. Not sure yet what the fee will be as Fran is still getting quotes, but rest assured, we'll keep it as low as possible!
So mark your calendars now! The trip will include:
*A very early start (about 5:00 am) at a convenient meet up place in the DFW area.
*Fun, fellowship, and games on the bus driving to Austin
*A tour of the Capitol building
*Meeting with YOUR legislators to tell them about NETTP and our legislative priorities for the 86th session
*Observe House and/or Senate in session
*Visit the Capitol Gift Shop for souvenirs (if you wish)
*A tour of the Supreme Court building by Judge Bert Richardson, Kevin P Yeary, David Newell, Criminal Court of Appeals (and possibly others)
*A visit to the Capitol Visitors' Center (a museum of Texas History and the oldest state office building)
*A Capitol Scavenger Hunt (with prizes!)
*Sleepy time on the bus ride home
*Complete satisfaction in knowing you spent your day learning about your State Legislature, State History, and how to be an effective Citizen Advocate
Kids are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. You will do lunch on your own - either buy a lunch at the Capitol Grill inside the Capitol, or bring a brown bag lunch.
You do NOT have to have gone through training in order to join us. This is a great opportunity to be a part of our team, get familiar with the Capitol, and see if you want to join in next time! [READ MORE]
If interested, please email email@example.com.
January 8, 2019.
We do more in four hours than most schools do in four years!!
Among all the current methods of teaching and/or learning the Constitution, the most effective vehicle has shown to be a one-day, four hour video event known as a Constitution Boot Camp. It has been said to be more effective than online courses, such as those offered by Hillsdale College because the class in completed in one day.
We use a “strict construction” approach to present the Constitution as the founders’ intended it to be understood. Few educational endeavors do this. Most of the covered material is not taught in most public schools, colleges, or Law Schools, but it should be.
The event covers these subjects:
Segment 1: Total time – 45 minutes
- Rights – Natural versus Constitutional
- Declaration of Independence
Segment 2: Total time – 45 minutes
- Oath of Office
- Enumerated Powers of Congress
Segment 3: Total time – 45 minutes
- Enumerated Powers of the President
- Enumerated Powers of the Judiciary
- God, Church and State
Segment 4: Total time – 45 minutes
- Remedies, including nullification
We will open doors at 9:30am for registration, coffee, donuts and mingling. The first session will begin promptly at 10am. Snacks will be provided during breaks, and lunch is provided between sessions 2 and 3. Everything is included -- all materials, snacks and lunch! You just have to love your country enough to show up.
Tickets are $30 for adults. For spouses or family members who can share materials, additional tickets are sold at $15. Tickets for a student class (different from the adult class) for grades 6-10 are $15 and include lunch/snacks as well. Students in grades 11 and 12 will need to determine if they prefer an adult level class or a youth class. The youth class will be conducted partially by Constituting America, which is an organization started by actress Janine Turner and which focuses on teaching the Constitution to students in schools in a fun way. We do not have accommodations for students younger than 6th grade for this event. No one is admitted without a ticket.
Scholarships are available! If you need help, don't let that stop you from coming! Chris Badger of Grapevine Realty has eagerly offered to provide scholarships, and NE Tarrant Tea Party is very appreciative! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire. Thanks, Chris!
Tickets can be refunded up to seven days before the event. There are no refunds after that, and we will not be able to find anyone to buy them from you or even give them to. We are all overworked volunteers so please don't ask!
Park in the NW corner of the church and enter the large glass entryway.
Bring pen and paper, and some money if you think you might want to buy DVDs or books.
Dress code is casual.
All are welcome. NETTP does not have dues or memberships. Join us!
If you can only come for part of the day, the price does not change, but you are welcome to work your schedule as needed.
Any questions? Email email@example.com.
To purchase tickets, click here. [READ MORE]
November 25, 2018.
Time to gear up for the 86th Legislative Session!
It’s that time of year again when the Texas Legislature meets for 140 days, making decisions about YOUR life, YOUR money, YOUR family, and our great state of Texas. Are you going to let them do that without keeping an eye on things? I’m certainly not! So I’m lining up volunteers to be citizen advocates, who will help me hold legislators accountable, and promote constitutional conservative values in Texas.
The 86 th Session of the Texas Legislature starts on Jan 8, and it’s time for NETTP Citizen Advocates to hit the road to Austin and take to the phones and emails again. We’ll be promoting the good bills, killing the bad ones, and keeping an eye on our politicians in Austin. Accountability is everything!
As a Citizen Advocate for NETTP, you’ll have a chance to actually make a difference in what legislation gets passed, or stopped. You can be directly involved in the legislative process and gain a better understanding of how the system works.
Citizen Advocates are engaged in
*Trips to Austin to attend hearings, talk to legislators, etc. (single day trips, expenses covered)
*Making Phone Calls or Sending Emails to Legislators
*Helping with research on issues and bills
*Praying for our efforts
Not everyone can make trips to Austin, but there is something that almost everyone can do. We need your help. It takes a lot of people to have an impact, and a few just won’t cut it. We need about 100 people on our Citizen Advocate list! Please consider being a part of this important NETTP program.
By putting your name on the list, you are not committing to anything specific but just agreeing to be notified when we have a call to action. If you are available to participate in that event, you do so, and if not, you try another time.
We provide everything you will need to be an effective Citizen Advocate
*Transportation for the trips
*Talking points, position papers, instructions
*You supply your own lunch for the trips, your experience & expertise, and YOUR ENTHUSIASM!
I hope you’ll join us in this important effort. In addition to working hard and having an impact, we always manage to build some fun into the equation, so come join us! Our first trip to Austin will be mostly informative, and we’ll plan an interesting side activity. More on that subject later, but you need to sign up!
To be added to the Citizen Advocate list, or if you have questions, email Fran Rhodes, Citizen Advocate Coordinator, with “Citizen Advocate’ in the subject line, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you! I look forward to working with you to defend liberty.
Fran Rhodes, Citizen Advocate Coordinator
2013 - our first Citizen Advocate trip - Lizzy, then 6, in Rep Stickland's seat
NE Tarrant Tea Party believes in
- Personal Responsibility
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Limited Government
- Rule of Law
- National Sovereignty
- Traditional 2-Party System
Don't let the name fool you! We are a statewide movement... a group of activists from all across Texas promoting Constitutional governance in every precinct, one voter at a time. Take a look at our Board members and find contact information here. [READ MORE]
It is a citizen's responsibility to provide regular feedback, both positive and negative, to his/her representatives. Here is a helpful list of contact information for NE Tarrant County residents, from city council to President. [READ MORE]
To change your address within Tarrant County, simply complete an online form at this link.
To register to vote from anywhere outside of Tarrant County, download a form at this link and mail it to Tarrant County Elections. (The city library often has the form as well). [READ MORE]