TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – May 2013 (Candidate Forum)

The Meeting

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In lieu of our regularly scheduled Third Tuesday Tea Time, the members of Cape County Tea Party organized and executed a 8th Congressional District Special Election Candidate Forum.  The six candidates for the office vacated by Jo Ann Emerson took part in the forum held on Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 6:30pm.

The normal meeting held on Tuesday night was canceled.

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Here are still photos of the candidates:

Candidate Forum – 8th CD – Photos – 01

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Here are the questions used by the moderator:

Candidate Forum – 8th CD – Questions – 02

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Here are the questions as given to the audience:

Candidate Forum – 8th CD – Questions – 03

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Here is the SEMO Activism Calendar distributed at the end of the meeting

Candidate Forum – 8th CD – SEMO Activism Calendar – 01

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Video Evidence!

Below are the videos from the event:

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Cape County Tea Party – 8th Congressional District Candidate Forum

The members of the Cape County Tea Party invite the citizens of Cape Girardeau County (and beyond) to hear from Missouri Candidates who wish to represent them at the Cape County Tea Party 8th Congressional District Candidate Forum.

Join us for an opportunity to hear from the six candidates who seek to represent you as a citizen of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.

DATE:                    

  • Wednesday May 22nd, 2013

TIME:

  • 6:30 – 8:00pm
  • Doors by 6:00pm
  • Eevent will start promptly at 6:30pm
  • Arrive early to mingle with the candidates

PLACE:                  

  • Cape Public Library
  • 711 N. Clark
  • Cape Girardeau, MO

 

CONTACT:            

PARTICIPANTS:   

  • Bill Slantz
  • Doug Enyart
  • Jason Smith
  • Dr. Robert George
  • Steve Hodges
  • Tom Brown

WEB:

FACEBOOK:          

NOTE:

  • There will be no regular Cape County Tea Party Meeting (a.k.a. Third Tuesday Tea Time) for the month of May which normally would have been held on Tuesday 05/21/13

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Cape County Tea Party – 8th Congressional District Candidate Forum

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – March 2013

The Meeting

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Here’s video evidence of the evil right-wing nutjobbery of the Cape County Tea Party’s Monthly Meeting!

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Self-Governance:

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Our Speaker:  John Jordan

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…the battery on the video camera ran out…

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Special Guest:  8th CD Republican Candidate Doug Enyart:

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Takeaway Activism

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At the end of the discussion of self-governance near the beginning of the meeting, we gave out two pieces of Takeaway Activism in which to engage:

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TA1 – Exercise Self-Governance:

There are lobbyists for unions; lobbyists for banks; lobbyists for lawyers; lobbyists for river smelt; lobbyists for death row murderers; lobbyists for sports stadiums.

Who’s lobbying for you and me?

The first step in the process to increase your self-governance is to become active.  To guide our representatives to enact legislation and policy that increases our freedom and our self-governance, we must take part in the process.  And, to take part in the process, we need to be involved at the time and location that the process is taking place.

To that end, we asked each Third Tuesday Tea Time attendee to take part in at least one meeting of a local governing body.  A calendar of the meetings was provided, and as of this writing, I can confirm one of our attendees did join in at the Cape County Commission meeting!  Here is the calendar of meetings through March and until our next TTTT.

Public Meetings: Attend / Take Notes / Report:

Thu 3/21 9:00am County Commission
Thu 3/21 6:30pm Pachyderm Club / CCTP Steering Committee
Mon 3/25 9:00am County Commission
Wed 3/27 10:00am AFP – MO Day At The Capitol
Thu 3/28 9:00am County Commission
Thu 3/28 7:00pm CCTP Jackson School Board Forum
Mon 4/1 9:00am County Commission
Mon 4/1 5:00pm Cape City Council
Mon 4/1 7:00pm Jackson City Council
Tue 4/2 All Day Municipal Election Day
Thu 4/4 All Day Missourians Against Agenda-21 Rally Day J/C
Thu 4/4 9:00am County Commission
Thu 4/4 6:00pm CCTP Steering Committee
Mon 4/8 9:00am County Commission
Tue 4/9 7:00pm Jackson School Board
Wed 4/10 7:00pm Cape Planning & Zoning
Wed 4/10 7:00pm Jackson Planning & Zoning
Thu 4/11 9:00am County Commission
Thu 4/11 6:00pm CCTP Steering Committee
Mon 4/15 9:00am County Commission
Mon 4/15 5:00pm Cape School Board
Mon 4/15 7:00pm Cape City Council
Mon 4/15 7:00pm Jackson City Council
Tue 4/16 6:30pm Third Tuesday Tea Time

For more details on individual meetings, visit our web site at:  http://www.CapeCountyTeaParty.org/Calendar

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TA2 – Practice:

Next month’s meeting will be another working session.

In January, we held a working session and reviewed the bills sponsored or co-sponsored by our local Missouri State Representatives: Wayne Wallingford, Donna Lichtenegger, Kathy Swan, and Shelley Keeney. We made a quick review of the bill and made a fairly knee-jerk Yea or Nay rating for the bill. Visit or side and look for “TTTT Notes for January 2013” for more details.

For our April 16th Meeting, we ask that you do some prep work for another working session:

  1. Visit the MO House or Senate Web Site list of Pending Bills:
    1. http://www.house.mo.gov/billlist.aspx
    2. http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/BillList.aspx?SessionType=R
  2. Locate a Bill that interests you
  3. Read the information on the bill and any other supporting information that you can find.
  4. Prepare a short paragraph to present why support or do not support the bill.
  5. Bring the information with you to the next TTTT, and we’ll talk about what you have found.