Thousands Converge on Austin for 'Stand Up for Texas' State-wide Tea Party

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Tea Party groups from across Texas are converging on the state Capitol Saturday, September 5, from 1:00 - 4:00 for "Stand Up for Texas" - a grassroots-driven call-to-action demanding that elected officials vote according to the US Constitution in the citizens' best interests. Tea Party chapters from San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Wichita Falls, Sugar Land, Mount Pleasant, Katy, Lufkin, McAllen, Baytown, Beaumont and others will attending. Attendance is projected to exceed 20,000.

Elected officials have forgotten that every vote is either an investment or an invoice in the lives of Texas citizens

The Houston Tea Party Society and Tea Party groups from across Texas are converging on the state Capitol Saturday, September 5 for a Texas-sized Tea Party. "Stand Up for Texas" is a grassroots-driven call-to-action demanding that elected officials deliberately and consistently vote according to the US Constitution in the citizens' best interests.

Tea Party chapters from San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Wichita Falls, Sugar Land, Mount Pleasant, Katy, Lufkin, McAllen, Baytown, Beaumont and many other will be among those represented at the event, to be held from 1:00 to 4:00 on the south steps of the Capitol. Attendance is projected to exceed 20,000.

Elected officials will be asked to sign a pledge, drafted by the Texas Tea Party Patriots:

  • Asserting Texas's sovereignty in the manner mandated by the US Constitution
  • Defending and protecting each citizen's right to dissent peacefully from political positions favored by the White House and those in control of the US Congress
  • Protecting state borders from illegal immigration
  • Providing citizens with economic liberty so that they can assist those who require additional resources in healthcare or otherwise
  • Recognizing the power of the citizens of Texas, more so than any arm of government, to create jobs and foster growth in the state

"Elected officials have forgotten that every vote is either an investment or an invoice in the lives of Texas citizens," said Felicia Cravens, founder of the Houston Tea Party Society, adding, "We demand that responsibility be taken seriously; they will be held accountable."

Donations to offset the cost of the event can be made at http://www.texasteapartypatriots.org.

The Houston Tea Party Society was founded in February 2009 as a non-partisan, grassroots effort run by citizens for citizens. Information at http://www.houstontps.org.

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