TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – December 2015

Christmas Party

CCTP celebrated Christmas at Port Cape this year, with around 60 members and guests attending.  Thanks to Heritage Action for the help with the meals.

 

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – May 2015

Convention Of States

“The most important ‘governing event’ in our lifetime.”

Keith Carmichael, The Missouri director for the Convention of States Project, spoke at the TTTT this month. Keith and his wife Glenna, both former teachers, raise beef cattle and have published a regional beef publication for over 20 years. They have been married almost 36 years and have three sons and 5 grandchildren. Neither had ever been involved in politics, but realizing, like many others, that our nation is on an unsustainable path to chaos and collapse, Keith began looking for solutions that might give their grandchildren and future generations hope of an America to grow up in.

Until a few years ago, Keith admits, he wasn’t even aware that the U.S. Constitution – specifically in Article V – gave state legislatures the power and responsibility to act together and call for what is basically a ‘federal oversight committee meeting’. Like many, he believes this federal oversight is long overdue.

As the director of the Convention of States Project in Missouri, Carmichael helps coordinate several thousand citizen volunteers in Missouri who are organized and ready to support Missouri’s ‘application’ for an Article V convention for proposing amendments in order to restrain the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

Keith gave an update on the current legislative session in Missouri and the project’s status nationally. If you want more information, go to: http://www.conventionofstates.com

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Meeting Calendar

Here is the calendar of meetings between now and the next TTTT

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – April 2015

Blue Missouri:

In November 2000, George Bush won the state of Colorado by 9 points. Two years later, the Republican candidate for Colorado governor, Bill Owens, crushed his opponent 63 to 34. Two years after that, despite a large Republican advantage in registered voters and the popularity of President Bush (who carried the state easily for the second time) Colorado Democrats picked up a U.S. Senate seat and House seat that had been considered safe for the GOP. They reversed Republican majorities in the state House and Senate to take control of the legislature. And two years after that, Democrat Bill Ritter trounced Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez in the race to become the 41st Colorado governor – completing a stunning year-long transformation from the party’s unwanted candidate to its leading figure. In six years, Colorado Republicans lost the state House and Senate, a U.S. Senate seat and the Governor’s mansion.

You may be thinking, “Well, it’s only a matter of time before this comes to Missouri.”

If so, you’re wrong.

It’s already here.

Our speaker this month was Duane Lester. Duane has been studying the Colorado Model’s success, watching as it’s being implemented in Texas, and warning and preparing Missouri to defend the state from turning Blue.  Cape County Tea Party members heard from Duane on how Missouri can keep its Conservative majority in the state general assembly and beyond.

Duane Lester:

Duane Lester has been an outspoken political activist since launching All American Blogger in 2007. Since that time he has been a contributor at the American Issues Project, Pajamas Media and served as Editor in Chief at Liberty News prior to launching The Missouri Torch. His articles have been featured on nationally syndicated talk broadcasts like the Michael Savage Show and he is a frequent guest on the #1 rated, daily syndicated Dana Loesch radio program. In 2012, Duane was the recipient of the first Breitbart Blogger Award.

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Meeting Calendar

Here is the calendar of meetings between now and the next TTTT

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – March 2015

The April Municipal Election is fast approaching, and this month, CCTP invited all candidates who would represent citizens in Cape Girardeau County to attend a Candidate Forum on their behalf.  Below is the video from the event.

Additionally, there are nine ballot issues and questions on the April 7th ballot – everything from tax increase and bond issues to changes in the way elections are held. Following the Candidate Forum, CCTP members led a review and discussion of some of the ballot questions.

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Meeting Calendar

Here is the calendar of meetings between now and the next TTTT

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – February 2015

Legislative Review

The Missouri Legislature began its session on January 7th in Jefferson City and have begun debating and passing bills.   At the last meeting, we split up into groups, reviewed the legislation that has been filed by our local representatives (as well as other high profile legislation), and quickly came up with thoughts and suggestions for their actions / votes in the House and Senate. Should they proceed, vote against, or junk the bill?!

Unfortunately, time ran short for the final discussion of the bills. So, we reconvened the discussion and finalized our suggestions for our representatives’ actions

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Below are documents that will be used in helping with the discussion:

Meeting Calendar

Here is the calendar of meetings between now and the next TTTT

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – January 2015

Legislative Session

The Missouri State Legislative session begins in January, and bills are pre-filed in December. The Local Legislative Sessions continue biweekly or monthly with ordinances and policies changed on a regular basis. At this month’s meeting, CCTP members reviewed legislation filed by local legislators, discussed the merits, and came to a consensus on how the legislators should vote on the bills.

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Below are documents that will be used in helping with the discussion:

Meeting Calendar

Here is the calendar of meetings between now and the next TTTT

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – November 2014

Legislative Session

The Missouri State Legislative session begins in January, and bills are pre-filed in December. The Local Legislative Sessions continue biweekly or monthly with ordinances and policies changed on a regular basis. At this month’s meeting, CCTP members will review the different types of legislation created the various levels of government and then divide into groups and discuss opportunities to write legislation for a level of government (local or state).

Join us this month to start guiding our elected representatives in their duties.

Below are documents that will be used in helping with the discussion:

Below is the PowerPoint presentation that was displayed prior to the meeting:

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Meeting Calendar

Here is the calendar of meetings between now and the next TTTT

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – July 2014

Candidate Forum

Cape County Tea Party held their regularly scheduled meeting on July 15th.  This meeting included a Candidate Forum for all Cape County contested races in the 08/05/14 election.

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Miscellaneous

Below is the link to the Meeting Calendar for the next month:

CCTP – TTTT – 20140715 – Takeaway Activism – Calendar

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – June 2014

Amendment 7

The Missouri Legislature along with the Missouri Department of Transportation has placed Amendment 7 on the August 5th ballot to allow Missourians to raise their Sales Taxes to fund MoDOT projects.  Brian Okenfuss with MoDOT attended the June TTTT to present information on the projects and additional information on the tax.

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Gun Raffle

Cape County Tea Party is raffling a Mossberg 500 .12 Gauge Shotgun.  Tickets are $5.00 and the gun will be given away when all the tickets are sold.  See any Steering Committee Member for tickets.

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Miscellaneous

Below is the link to the Meeting Calendar for the next month:

CCTP – TTTT – 20140617 – Takeaway Activism – Calendar

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TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – February 2014

Notes:

Cape County Tea Party was joined by Wes Medler of Crisis Food Source store in Cape Girardeau, MO.  Wes’ store specializes in preparedness, and he brought many of the items he sells at the store and discussed preparedness in general.

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Takeaway Activism

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To control instituted government, you have to be where the governing is done.  Below is a link to the upcoming meetings of governing bodies in Cape Girardeau County over the next month

CCTP – TTTT – 20140218- Takeaway Activism – Calendar