I’m just a little late with the documentation from the September Third Tuesday Tea Time meeting held on 9/18/2012.
Our first speaker for the night was to be Frieda Keough with the Missouri Precinct Project. Unfortunately, she was under the weather and could not attend this month’s meeting. Fortunately, we had planned on two speakers for the night, so our second speaker, Phillip S. Griffin II, was able to fill in the void.
Here is his bio / introduction:
Our second speaker tonight started practicing law in 1992 and started his own law firm in August 1998. He has a general law practice specializing in many areas. He regularly serves as local counsel for law firms from Virginia Beach, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Baltimore, Bethesda, Pittsburg, and Charleston. He has clients all over the country. He has appeared in more than 40 different Virginia state courts, the Court of Appeals, the Virginia Supreme Court, five Federal courts, and the 4th Circuit (covering several southern states).
Our speaker has served as counsel for a Who’s Who list of American politicians including John Thune, Saxby Chambliss, Virgil Goode… …John McCain and Sarah Palin in Tampa, Florida… …Senator Scott Brown, Senator Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, John Raese, Glen Urgheart, Governor Chris Christie, Governor Ehrlich, Governor Rick Scott, Governor Rick Perry, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, Senator George Allen former Attorney General Robert McDonnell, Governor Bob McDonnell, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
In both 2003 and 2006, our speaker was named a Businessman of the Year honoree by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
In his spare time he runs local races, was named SVR runner of the year for 2006 and 2009, has run four marathons, plays tennis, skis and previously coached little league baseball and BRYSA soccer.
He has four (4) children ages 8 to 14, and resides in downtown Winchester, VA.
Freida’s bio / introduction goes like this:
Born and raised in Germany, our first speaker tonight came to this country in the late 60’s. The Germany she left was very pro-American.
Having lived her formative years through the end of World War II, the total chaos of the German collapse, and the aftermath of the 3rd Reich, she always wanted to get away from Communism.
She was always politically involved but did not see the need to become an American citizen until 2007, and then, of course, her very first presidential election was very disturbing.
She realized, like a lot of us, that she could not just sit back and watch things but had to get involved.
Thus, she and two other concerned citizens, Anita Foelsch and Judy Sofka formed the Missouri Precinct Project. The precinct is the smallest sub-division of our government and that is where we have to get involved to change things from the bottom up.
Their goals are to:
- Educate and inform citizens
- Encourage better voter turnout
- Increased voter registration
- Urge citizens to pay more attention to their local governments.
Phillip spoke to the issues with voter fraud and election monitoring giving the example that during the recall election in Wisconsin, the Republicans blanked the state with 35 lawyers to monitor for fraud… …the Democrats… …400 lawyers.
He also discussed precinct organization and provided the information below. It is specific to the State of Virginia but is apropos, in general, to our efforts.
Loudon County Precinct Manual
Virginia State Board Of Elections – Campaigners and Authorized Representatives
Be a Poll Watcher!!
Protect your Liberty!
Protect Your Vote!
After tonight’s speaker, is there any doubt that you need to get involved in this November’s elections?!?
Contact your Political Party’s Chairman who will assign you to work at a specific polling location:
- Holly Lintner
Help With Upcoming Tea Party Events
To continue the fight to return to Fiscal Responsibility, Founding Principles, and Constitutionally Limited Government under God, Cape County Tea Party members are taking part in various events around the county throughout the summer and fall. We ask you to sign-up to assist with planning and implementing our effort in each event.
At the end of tonight’s meeting, please meet with a Tea Party member to sign up to assist with these events:
- Show-Me Gun Show: 09/21/12 – 09/23/12
- SEMO Homecoming Parade: 10/20/12
- Here’s Your Bill: 10/01/12 – 11/06/12
- Cape Parade of Lights: 11/25/12
- Jackson Christmas Parade: 12/01/12*
To win the fight, we need to grow our numbers and become a louder voice for our principles. We need each and every one of you to assist in this process.