Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Lehigh Valley Tea Party issued this statement on the scandal over IRS targeting of Tea Party groups for scrutiny.
The Lehigh Valley Tea Party has followed the rules since its creation in 2009. Our organization has tried very hard to do everything the way we're supposed to. We consulted lawyers and advocacy experts about legal options for non-profit grassroots organizations, and applied to the IRS for tax exempt status just like non-profit groups engaged in all kinds of activities do all over the nation every day. We believe that the Lehigh Valley Tea Party provides a vehicle for patriotic Americans with a wide variety of political affiliations to voice their opinions and become more educated about the important issues of the day. We are not a political organization, and our group's bylaws specifically prevent us from endorsing or opposing political …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Lehigh Valley Tea Party will host candidates running for Northampton County executive and council on Friday.
Thursday, April 4
The Lehigh Valley Tea Party's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Friday will include two programs at the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township. State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe will speak on proposed HB357 which would nullify any new federal gun control laws and make any attempt to enforce them a felony. Metcalfe will also discuss HB671—“Constitutional Carry.” Immediately after Metcalfe's presentation, those in attendance will have a chance to meet local candidates running in the May primary. The following candidates said they will attend: Please see details at www.lvtp.org
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Lehigh Valley Tea Party will host state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, who will talk about his bill to outlaw federal gun control in Pennsylvania on Friday in Palmer Township.
Tuesday, April 2
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will speak Friday at a Lehigh Valley Tea Party meeting about his legislation that would make any new federal gun control laws unenforceable within the Commonwealth. Metcalfe will speak at 7 p.m. at the Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township. The program is free and open to the public. “Passage of my legislation will send the message that there will never be additional gun control, anywhere in Pennsylvania,” said Metcalfe. “Whether by White House executive orders, congressional fiat, or judicial activism, we will never allow the left to benefit from the wicked acts of murderers in order advance their senseless gun-grabbing agenda which would only succeed in replacing one of our most sacred personal …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Lehigh Valley has issued a statement on the so-called 'fiscal cliff' government crisis
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
In response to the current 2013 Government Spending Crisis (deceptively called the “fiscal cliff”), the Lehigh Valley Tea Party (LVTP) asks our Representatives and Senators, as a first step toward a solution to this crisis, to vote for legislation cutting the size and power of government. The federal government cuts should start with eliminating the wasteful cost of departments performing improper functions of government at the federal level. The first federal departments to be abolished with the control of these functions picked up by the states are: Education, Energy, Health & Human Services, Commerce, and the Environmental Protection Agency. These department eliminations will help to eradicate costly waste in addition to the abuse of …
Friday, November 9, 2012
President of Lehigh Valley Tea Party says organization will still tackle issues despite presidential election outcome.
The presidential election is over and despite the outcome, the president of the Lehigh Valley Tea Party said her organization will "keep on keeping on." For the past two Saturdays, Tea Party members were out rallying the troops in Allentown and Bethlehem to get people out to vote. Barb Walters, the chairwoman of the 800-member Lehigh Valley Tea Party, said she was disappointed by the turnout at the polls, despite criticism and concerns that the country wasn't improving in the past four years under President Barack Obama's tenure. "I was surprised at the numbers. They were down for the country," she said. "It was really shocking, coming from both sides." The Tea Party movement gained national recognition during the 2010 midterms in terms of…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Congressional candidate was scheduled to answer questions with opponent Matt Cartwright, but he was unable to attend.
Friday's big news was the new jobs report, which showed unemployment at its lowest level -- 7.8 percent -- since January 2009. Laureen Cummings, the Republican candidate for Pennsylvnia's 17th Congressional district, is skeptical. "I do not believe that number. I do not trust anything I see in the media today," Cummings told an audience of Lehigh Valley Tea Party members Friday night at the Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township. Cummings was there for what was supposed to be a candidate's forum, where she and Democratic opponent Matt Cartwright would answer questions. A second debate focused on the 15th Congressional District race, where U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent and his Democratic challenger Rick Daughterty answered questions. Event …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Candidates for the 15th and 17th congressional districts will participate in a public forum in Palmer Township Friday night.
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Lehigh Valley Project 9/12 Tea Party Group will host a candidate forum on Friday, Oct. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Charles Chrin Community Center of Palmer Township. Candidates in attendance will include: US Congressional Candidates Charlie Dent (incumbent-R) and Rick Daugherty (D) from the 15th district. US Congressional Candidates Laureen Cummings (R) and Matt Cartwright (D) from the 17th District. U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Bob Casey (D) and Tom Smith (R) have also been invited to participate but have not confirmed their attendance at the time of this release. Candidates will take questions from audience members and are free discuss any issues the public would like to address. “The Lehigh Valley Tea Party strongly believes in a …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Lehigh Valley Tea Party's guest speaker will discuss threats to Pennsylvania's financial stability at the group's September 7 meeting
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Lehigh Valley Tea Party will host two events at its monthly meeting on Friday, September 7, 2012, at the Chrin Community Center, 4100 Green Pond Road in Palmer Township. During the 7 p.m. hour, guest speaker Nathan A. Benefield, Director of Public Analysis for the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives will present “Stop the Fiscal Inferno." Benefield will discuss Pennsylvania’s fiscal stability and ways to "fireproof" the state economy. The Commonwealth Foundation "crafts free-market policies, convinces Pennsylvanians of their benefits, and counters attacks on liberty," according to its website. This will be followed at 8 p.m. with a Meet and Greet for all local candidates running in the November 6 election for the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Tea Party members told at August monthly meeting to get active this election.
The rallying cry has been issued. At its August monthly meeting, leaders of the Lehigh Valley Tea Party urged its members to get active this election campaign season. "We have to get the word out," President Barb Walters said during the meeting at the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township. "When we go out to community events, people don't know us. But we've been here four years," she said. "We need more of an outreach and get people to know the Tea Party." She suggested that members reach out to their local legislators, governments and school board to spread the Tea Party message. "We need to get active, get involved," member Bryan Eichfeld said. "There's the presidency, Senate, the new congressional district No. 17. Show up. …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Geologist discusses benefits of Marcellus Shale natural gas during talk before Lehigh Valley Tea Party Friday night.
Marcellus Shale has helped produce about 240,000 jobs, bolstered business for towns with wells and has enough regulations to ensure its safety as a natural resource. Those were some of the benefits that a geologist gave Friday night in her discussion about the "responsible development of shale" before members of the Lehigh Valley Tea Party. "It's definitely got a far-reaching impact," said Jennifer Huha, professional geologist and site operations manager for Groundwater and Environmental Services Inc. (GES) She was the guest speaker at the Tea Party's monthly meeting at the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township. Pennsylvania's emerging Marcellus Shale natural gas industry has been the subject on much debate and controversy in …