National Tea Party Federation

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The National Tea Party Federation (NTPF) was formed on April 8, 2010 by leaders of a broad coalition of national and regional Tea Party groups to help spread the movement's message and to respond to mainstream media misinformation about the Tea Party with a quick, unified response.[1][2] Its press release announcing its formation said, "The NTPF will act as a clearinghouse and to promote the Tea Party movement's objectives of Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets."[2]

NTPF claimed in January 2011 to have 85 member and affiliate organizations representing over a million individuals. [3]

The Federation requires that member groups reject Birthers, 9/11 Truthers, racial discrimination, hate speech and acts of violence and subversive behavior.[4] It expelled the Tea Party Express when it refused to remove spokesman Mark Williams, who had made racial comments that he later admitted were objectionable.[5][6]

The National Tea Party Federation sent a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus denouncing racism and requesting that the CBC supply any evidence of alleged racist acts at a protest on March 20, 2010 at the U.S. Capitol.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hennessey, Kathleen (April 8, 2010). "Tea parties form a federation, but don't call them organized". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Formation of 'National Tea Party Federation' Announced PR Newswire, April 8, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-24.
  3. ^ NTPF Membership List Retrieved 2011-01.24.
  4. ^ NTPF Membership Application Retrieved 2011-01-24.
  5. ^ Effective Immediately, Tea Party Express Is No Longer a Member of the National Tea Party Federation NTFP press release, July 17, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-24.
  6. ^ Tea Party Tension Flares as 'Federation' Gives Firebrand Activist the Boot Fox News; July 19, 2010.
  7. ^ "Letter to the Congressional Black Caucus from Tea Party Federation: Please Provide Evidence of Cannon N-Word Incident". Big Government. April 24, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2010. 

External links[edit]

The National Tea Party Federation official website