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The Founding Mothers and Fathers of the Tea Party Movement to be Honored in Live Webcast by Viguerie Marketing Institute on 1 Year Anniversary Tomorrow
Feb 26, 2010 (11:02 AM EST)

MANASSAS, Va., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Viguerie Marketing Institute will honor the 95 founding mothers and fathers of the Tea Party Movement tomorrow on the 1 year anniversary of the first 52 tea party protests held across the country on February 27, 2009.  The names of these 95 founding mothers and fathers will be announced at the end of a free live Webcast that will be held tomorrow, Saturday, February 27, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. eastern. The Webcast will include highlights of the recent training conference of Leadership Tea Party, held in Dallas, Texas on January 29-31, which consisted of 10 sessions, and included the keynote address by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of  

Among the points Viguerie made were:

  • The Tea Party movement should avoid the temptation of forming a third party.  It would be a disaster for the cause of freedom and limited government.
  • Tea Party leaders should work to be a third force in politics in order to push Republican and Democratic politicians to the right.
  • For now, all Tea Party activities should be focused on the 2010 primaries challenging every establishment Republican and Democrat.

Other topics in the Webcast conference include community organizing, dealing with the media, defeating powerful political machines, and protecting members and groups from legal pitfalls.  

Nationally renowned presenters include American Liberty Alliance founder Eric Odom; Zen Conservatism author and co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party Bill Hennessy; attorney Mark Fitzgibbons; Dallas Tea Party leader Lorie Medina; and St. Louis-based radio talk show host Dana Loesch.

The Webcast will be hosted live by Nationwide Tea Party Coalition co-founder Michael Patrick Leahy, author of Rules for Conservative Radicals.  Leahy will be joined by other presenters to respond on camera during the Webcast to viewers' emailed questions.  In addition, the Webcast will provide a live report from the Dallas Tea Party in Dallas, Texas, to discover if MSNBC broadcaster Keith Olbermann shows up to accept the Dallas Tea Party's recent YouTube invitation to attend their tea party celebration of the one year anniversary of the Tea Party Movement.

The live webcast is free. A complete schedule of the February 27 Webcast and registration information is online at Additional registration for on-demand viewing of all ten training sessions is available for $19.95.

NOTE TO EDITORS:  Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine) and one of the "conservatives of the century" (The Washington Times).  He is the author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.

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