Local Tea Party Accepted Into Virginia Tea Party Patriots

The Northern Shenandoah Valley TEA Party is the newest member of the Federation of Tea Party Patriots according to local Tea Party activist Jay Marts.

Marts, of Winchester,  along with other local political activists, held a series of town hall-style meetings in the lead up to elections that were attended by many candidates.

Marts said that the Northern Shenandoah Valley TEA Party (NSV-TP), based in Clarke & Frederick Counties, was unanimously voted into the membership of the Virginia TEA Party Patriots (VTPP) this past weekend.  The VTPP is a statewide TEA party federation of local, non-partisan patriot groups established to advance and strengthen the Founding principles and God-given rights predicated in the U.S. and Virginia Constitution.

The Federation held a leadership conference in Richmond to elect new Officers, review the results of the Virginia elections and examine the role of TEA Party members in the conservative outcome.  Additionally VTPP provided training and education to TEA party leaders in preparation for the upcoming General Assembly session and the 2012 elections.  The Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, was among the list of esteemed speakers at the three day event.  There were over 200 participants from all across the Commonwealth, representing up to 50 different patriot groups according to Marts.

The mission of the Federation is to encourage and facilitate citizen participation in the political process and empower all citizens with a voice and influence in demanding Constitutional governance. VTPP will help local, independent TEA party/patriot groups grow in numbers and influence and nurture communication and collaboration among Virginia TEA party and patriot groups.

The Shenandoah Valley TEA Party’s next meeting will be held at the Frederick County Public Safety Building in Winchester, Virginia on Wednesday December 7, 2011 at 6:30pm.  Bruce Gouldey Ph.D., Associate Professor Economics/Finance School of Business Shenandoah University will discuss the economic outlook.



  1. Looks like the TEA party is doing a great job so far! OUR CORE PRINCIPLES

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY means not overspending, and not burdening our children and grandchildren with our bills. In the words of Thomas Jefferson: “the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity [is] swindling futurity on a large scale.” A more fiscally responsible government will take fewer taxes from our paychecks.

    CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED GOVERNMENT means power resides with the people and not with the government. Governing should be done at the most local level possible where it can be held accountable. America’s founders believed: that government power should be limited, enumerated, and constrained by our Constitution. Tea Party Patriots agree. The American people make this country great, not our government . Everyone talking, donating, supporting one another…..still, another money sucking website taking your dollars for a stupid cause. If everyone saved their cash….stopped giving to charities, church, bums, the TEA party….our economy would correct itself.

  2. Not quite sure if the above message was positive or negative??

  3. Shaun Broy says:

    I have only the highest amount of respect for this organization and it’s officers. A truly first class group with it’s meetings and events over the past few months, they provided a much needed venue, opportunity, and service to our community. I congratulate you all on your new affiliation and acknowledgement.

    Warmest regards,

    Shaun Broy

  4. Thanks for the kind words. We strive to provide a forum for issues & ideas.