Friday, July 30, 2010

Jenny Beth Martin on Glen Beck today!

JBM, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, and all around tea party no-nonsense kind of gal is on Glen Beck today. She is there to discuss the tea party movement and its various troubles. Certain to make for an interesting show.

Beck is on at 5pm on Fox.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Action Alert...

Harry Reid and the Democrats’ New McCarthyism -
Voting on the DISCLOSE Act in ONE HOUR!

The Democrats are running scared, fearful of the impact grassroots activists will have in November. With the DISCLOSE Act, which will go into effect almost immediately, in time for the November elections, they will be able to effectively and legally shut us down. The effort to silence us before the elections is tantamount to a witch hunt. Read this email carefully for more information about this bill and then please make some phone calls NOW and tell them to VOTE NO!!


From our friends at Freedom Action about this speech violating bill:

Even if somehow the speech restrictions in this bill were constitutional, their uneven application would be a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection under the law. Even the left-leaning Sierra Club has labeled the DISCLOSE Act a two-tiered system that is “unfair and undemocratic" and that smaller grass-roots organizations would be disadvantaged because they lack the resources to cope with "the additional disclosure burdens." The unions and the big non-profit groups get to keep their free speech given to them in the January Supreme Court decision, but the corporations and small non-profits lose theirs under DISCLOSE.

Also, President Obama and some Democrats are dishonestly stating that the Court’s decision would “open the floodgates for special interest, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections.” However, current federal law and Federal Election Commission regulations already ban foreign corporations from participating directly or indirectly in American elections. (see 2 U.S.C. § 441e and 2 U.S.C. 437g).

Exampleville, Ohio has two people running for U.S. Congress—Mr. A and Mr. B—in what promises to be a close race. Exampleville’s local Tea Party believes in Mr. B. The Tea Party wants to run ads highlighting Mr. B’s stance on cap and trade, federal spending, increased taxation, etc, but they don’t have enough money to fulfill the new highly complex reporting requirements from DISCLOSE. And DISCLOSE would force them to list their top donors, even if they are not necessarily the specific donors to the ads, in their ads. Besides, the disclaimers required could take up to 14 of a 30 second ad. The Tea Party gives up trying to run ads to support Mr. Republican.

In contrast, Mr. A has some well-funded unions who want to see Exampleville’s factories unionized, so the unions run ads against Mr. B and ads for Mr. A. Also, the Sierra Club and the ACLU (groups actually opposed to DISCLOSE) want Mr. A to support their issues, so they also run ads for Mr. A. None of these ads are subject to DISCLOSE’s requirements.

Guess who wins?

(For those interested, here’s a good link with information on the actual language and problems with the DISCLOSE bill, click here.)

The DISCLOSE Act exempts unions and very large special interest groups!! And the little guy is left without a voice.

Senators to call:
Scott Brown (R-MA)
Washington DC: (T) (202) 224-4543, (F) (202) 228-2646
Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Washington DC: (T) (202) 224-5344, Toll free (800) 432-1599, (F) (202) 224-1946
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Washington DC: (T) (202) 224-2523, (F) (202) 224-2693
Ben Nelson (D-NE)
Washington DC: (T) (202) 224-6551, (F) (202) 228-0012

Evan Bayh (D-IN)
Washington DC: (T) (202) 224-5623, (F) (202) 228-1377

Kent Conrad (D-ND)
Washintong DC: (T) (202) 224-2043, (F) (202) 224-7776

Friday, July 23, 2010

Statement on TPE & Racism

This is a good time to emphasize, once again, our independence. Tea Party Patriots have never been involved with Tea Party Express. Tea Party Patriots, whether nationally or in Maine, does not work with the Tea Party Express.

Tea Party Patriots Maine does not tolerate racism in any form from any source.

We exist only to further our core values of fiscal responsibility, limited government and the free market.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tell Collins & Snowe to vote no on Disclose

The pressure to vote for DISCLOSE is enormous and placed squarely on Snowe and Collins. They are being told the bill is fair since it covers unions and businesses.

Please explain to Senators Snowe and Collins that:
1. DISCLOSE sounds fair, but is written to excuse most liberal and union groups and restrict most conservative and grassroots groups.
2. Passage of DISCLOSE would be a major blow to the Republican Party's chances of winning in November.
3. DISCLOSE dries up acess to millions of dollars of Republican campaign funding, while making it easier for Democrats to raise money.
4. This is not another McCain-Feingold. It is a trap.

Please vote against DISCLOSE!

Olympia Snowe 202 224-5344
Susan Collins 202 224-2523

Monday, July 19, 2010

Legislative Action Alert


Discharge Petition- Here is an explanation of what a Discharge Petition is and how it can help.

When a legislative Bill sits without action for 30 days (this is called,“Ripen”) .

HR 4972 (86 co-sponsors) is Congressman Kings legislative to repeal the Health Care Bill.In order to dislodge the bill and bring it to the floor for debate and a up and down vote they need a Discharge Petition.

This Petition has the largest amount of co-sponsors and most appeal. Steve King’s petition is now at 133 signatures. Sits at the clerks desk and they have to manually sign it themselves. Boehner, Cantor signed on before recess. Pence, Sessions also. This is DISCHARGE PETITION 11

You can find the running tally on who is signing this go to,

We need 85 more Congressmen to get our Repeal Legislation to the House Floor! Please hammer these folks and ask them to sign!!


Aaron Schock (IL 18th) P: 202.225.6201 F: 202.225.9249

Adam H. Putnam (FL 12th) Phone: 202-225-1252 Phone: 202-225-1252

Ander Crenshaw (FL 4th) Main: 202-225-2501 Fax: 202-225-2504

Bill Shuster (PA 9th) 202.225.2431 202.225.2486 (fax)

Buck McKeon (CA 25th) phone: 202-225-1956 fax: 202-226-0778

Charlie Dent (PA 15th) phone: 202-225-6411 fax: 202-226-0778

Chris Lee (NY) Phone: (202) 225-5265 Fax: (202) 225-5910

Chris Smith (NJ 4th) p 202-225-3765 f 202-225-7768

Cliff Stearns (FL 6th) T (202) 225-5744 F (202) 225-3973

Dave Camp (mi 4th) Phone: (202) 225-3561 Fax: (202) 225-9679

David Dreier (CA 26th) Office (202) 225-2305 Fax (202) 225-7018

Dean Heller (NV 2nd) Office: 202-225-6155 (Fax): 202-225-5679

Devin Nunes (CA 21st) (202) 225-2523 202) 225-3404 FAX

Doc Hastings (WA 4th) (202) 225-5816 Fax: (202) 225-3251

Don Young (AK) T (202) 225-5765 F (202) 225-0425

Ed Whitfield (KY 1st) Phone: (202) 225-3115 Fax: (202) 225-3547

Elton Gallegly (CA 24th) (202) 225-5811 FAX: (202) 225-1100

Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ 2nd) Phone: (202) 225-6572 Fax: (202) 225-3318

Geoff Davis (KY 4th) T (202) 225-3465 F (202) 225-0003

George Radanovich (CA 19th) Phone: 202.225.4540 Fax: 202.225.3402

Ginny Brown-Waite (FL 5th) Phone: 202-225-1002 Fax: 202-226-6559

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL 18th) phone: 202-225-3931 Fax: 202-225-5620

Jim Gerlach (PA 6th) Phone: 202-225-4315 Fax: 202-225-8440

Joe Barton (TX 6th) Phone: 202-225-2002 Fax: 202-225-3052

John L. Mica (FL 7th) Phone: (202) 225-4035 Fax: (202) 226-0821

Joseph Cao (LA 2nd) p. (202) 225-6636 f. (202) 225-1988

Kevin McCarthy (CA 22nd) (P) 202-225-2915 (F) 202-225-2908

Leonard Lance (NJ 7th) Phone: (202) 225-5361 Fax: (202) 225-9460

Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL 21st) Phone: (202)225-4211 Fax: (202)225-8576

Mario Diaz-Balart (FL 25th) (202) 225-2778 Fax: (202) 226-0346

Mark Souder (IN 3rd) (202) 225-4436 (phone) (202) 225-3479 (fax)

Mark Steven Kirk (IL 10th) Phone: 202-225-4835 Fax: 202-225-0837

Michael Turner (OH 3rd) Phone: (202) 225-6465 Fax: (202) 225-6754

Mike Castle (DE) p: 202.225.4165 f: 202.225.2291

Mike Rogers (mi 8th) Phone: (202) 225-4872 Fax: (202) 225-5820

Patrick J. Tiberi (OH 12th) – Phone: (202) 225-5355 Fax: (202) 226-4523

Paul Ryan (WI 1st) Phone: (202) 225-3031 Fax: (202) 225-3393

Pete King (NY 3rd) Phone: 202-225-7896 Fax: 202-226-2279

Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ (202) 225-5034

Sam Johnson (TX 3rd) (202)225-4201

Shelley Moore (WV 2nd) Phone: 202.225.2711 Fax: 202.225.7856

Steve Buyer (IN 4th) T (202) 225-5037

Steve Scalise (LA 1st) Phone: (202) 225-3015 Fax: (202) 226-0386

Steven C. LaTourette (OH 14th) (202) 225-5731 phone (202) 225-3307 fax

Thaddeus McCotter (MI 11th) Phone: (202) 225-8171

Tim Murphy (PA 18th) Phone: (202) 225-2301 Fax: (202) 225-1844

Tom Petri (WI 6th) Tel: 202-225-2476 Fax: 202-225-2356

Vernon J. Ehlers (MI 3rd) - (202) 225-3831 F: (202) 225-5144

Walter B. Jones (NC 3rd) Phone: 202-225-3415 Fax: 202-225-3286

Blue Dog Who Voted NO on Health Care

Altmire, Jason (PA-04)
Ph: 202-225-2565
Fx: 202-226-2274
Barrow, John (GA-12)
Ph: 202-225-2823
Fx: 202-225-3377
Boren, Dan (OK-02)
Ph: 202-225-2701
Fx: 202-225-3038
Boyd, Allen (FL-02)
Ph: 202-225-5235
Fx: 202-225-5615
Bright, Bobby (AL-02)
Ph: 202-225-2901
Fx: 202-225-8913
Chandler, Ben (KY-06)
Ph: 202-225-4706
Fx: 202-225-2122
Childers, Travis (MS-01)
Ph: 202-225-4306
Fx: 202-225-3549
Davis, Lincoln (TN-04)
Ph: 202-225-6831
Fx: 202-226-5172
Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie (SD)
Ph: 202-225-2801
Fx: 202-225-5823
Holden, Tim (PA-17)
Ph: 202-225-5546
Fx: 202-226-0996
Kratovil, Jr., Frank (MD-01)
Ph: 202-225-5311
Fx: 202-225-0254
Markey, Betsy (CO-04)
Ph: 202-225-4676
Fx: 202-225-5870
Marshall, Jim (GA-08)
Ph: 202-225-6531
Fx: 202-225-3013
Matheson, Jim (UT-02)
Ph: 202-225-3011
Fx: 202-225-5638
McIntyre, Mike (NC-07)
Ph: 202-225-2731
Fx: 202-225-5773
Melancon, Charlie (LA-03)
Ph: 202-225-4031
Fx: 202-226-3944
Minnick, Walt (ID-01)
Ph: 202-225-6611
Fx: 202-225-3029
Murphy, Scott (NY-20)
Ph: 202-225-5614
Fx: 202-225-1168
Nye, Glenn (VA-02)
Ph: 202-225-4215
Fx: 202-225-4218
Peterson, Collin (MN-07)
Ph: 202-225-2165
Fx: 202-225-1593
Ross, Mike (AR-04)
Ph: 202-225-3772
Fx: 202-225-1314
Shuler, Heath (NC-11)
Ph: 202-225-6401
Fx: 202-226-6422
Tanner, John (TN-08)
Ph: 202-225-4714
Fx: 202-225-1765
Taylor, Gene (MS-04)
Ph: 202-225-5772
Fx: 202-225-7074

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Help the Franks stay...

"Immigration, especially the illegal kind, is very much in the news these days thanks to Arizona’s frustration based legislation. Words like amnesty are bandied about and cause much furor. Little however is said for those who jump over the various legal fences to do it properly.

Even when you do things by the book, it can all go wrong. Just because you play by the rules ....Spare a thought for those decent people who try to come in legally and are put through the ringer by bureaucracy."

More @ The Examiner.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th

Tea Party Patriots Maine would like to wish all our fellow Mainers a wonderful 4th of July weekend.

We would respectfully request that people take a few minutes to ponder the true meaning of the day. Spare a thought for those who spent their days defending those liberties we celebrate and cherish. Remember those that serve both home and abroad in your hearts as you sing the national anthem, wave at the parade and admire the fireworks.

If so moved please pledge yourself to spending the next year doing all you can to protect those liberties and freedoms you so dearly cherish.

Andrew Ian Dodge

Maine coordinator: Tea Party Patriots

Phone: 607 3299

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sign the Petition...

Tell Congress to respect the will of the people after November. Sign the No Lame Duck petition.