ATLANTA, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tea Party Patriots have announced a milestone in the movement: 2 million people attended the April 15 Tea Party events across the country, and 2,000 groups are now voluntarily affiliated with the Tea Party Patriots through its web site www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.
"This is a remarkable achievement for an organization that is just over a year old and run entirely by grassroots volunteers," said Mark Meckler, Co-Founder and member of the TPP National Coordinator Team. "What holds the Tea Party Patriots together is a belief in America's founding principles and a serious concern that our elected officials are bankrupting our future and compromising our individual liberties."
Recent polls have shown that 48% of voters believe their views are reflected more closely in the values of the Tea Party movement than in the views of President Obama.
"The Tea Party principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally-limited government, and free markets have steadily attracted a growing percentage of Americans to the movement," says Sally Oljar, state coordinator for Washington, and another TPP National Coordinator.
The Tea Party Patriots network was the primary organizer of the 2010 Tax Day Tea Parties held in more than 800 cities on April 15th.
"We estimate that over two million people attended Tea Parties on April 15, or the weekend preceding Tax Day or the weekend after," says Co-Founder and National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin. "The Tea Party movement is stronger than ever before, and we are getting stronger each day."
Tea Party Patriots, Inc. is a strictly non-partisan grassroots organization and was founded in March 2009 as a support and networking umbrella for tea partiers, 9/12, As a Mom, Constitution Party, We the People and hundreds of other liberty oriented groups across the nation. The groups voluntarily associate under the Tea Party Patriots umbrella, and subscribe to the core principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets.
SOURCE Tea Party Patriots