NEWTON — Saying their message has been corrupted by politicians and the media, organizers of the state’s Tea Party are planning a meeting to help take that message back.
The party is planning a free conference this Saturday starting at 12:30 p.m., at the Pin Station Conference Center, located at 525 West A. Street in Newton, just outside of Hickory.
With a theme of “Turning up the Heat on the Tea Party Message,” the event will feature speakers focused on image and delivering messages that will cross demographics and age groups, said Kevin Shinault, one of the organizers event.
“The conference will gather people interested in the Tea Party movement from all across North Carolina,” he said. “Well-known sponsors include Freedom Works, the Tea Party Patriots, Americans for Prosperity and the North Carolina Values Coalition.”
During the conference, nationally-recognized speakers and a round-table discussion will define the Tea Party message in the hopes that the message can be delivered to all people.
“The Tea Party plans to ‘take our message back,’” said Coalition member Lynda Bennett. “The national media has allowed politicians and others to speak for the Tea Party, thus it has been difficult to recognize the grass-roots nature of the groups. This conference is all about the message at the local level.”
Attendees will learn words that work on key issues like voter integrity, government-controlled health care tax, gun control, immigration control and sustainable development.
“The Tea Party message appeals to people of all color, economic backgrounds and ages with a common-sense message,” Shinault said. “It is just as important ‘how’ we say things as it is ‘what’ we’re saying.”
The keynote speaker for the event will be author and Dr. C.L. Gray, M.D., creator of the documentary film “The Determinators.” Jay DeLancy will address voter integrity laws, and filmmaker Mark Hagar will address immigration control.
Dr. Glenn Pinkney Sr. will present a program on enhancing collaborations between different demographics.
Dr. Dan Eichenbaum will discuss sustainable development and its effect on local counties.
Saturday’s conference is free and open to the public, but with limited seating, reservations are required.
Tickets can be reserved by visiting www.ncTEAcoalition.com.
For more information, contact Shinault at 336-339-5802 or at email@example.com.