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Wilson Tea Party reorganized, meeting set

Mary Hinds maryhinds@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 9:59 PM

The Wilson County Tea Party is revamped and ready to go, according to Menda Holmes, the party's reorganization leader.

The Wilson County Tea Party will meet Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the school house at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. The guest speaker will be David Fowler with Family Action Council of Tennessee.

"We've been working on this since Jan. 9," Holmes said. "On the agenda for the first meeting will be getting new officers. We need to get people in key positions. We've redone our website, wilsoncountyteaparty.com, and we will be sending out newsletters."

In January, it appeared the WCTP was on its way out before Holmes and company took the reins. As they took on the task of reorganizing the local party.

At the time, party leaders said there were three primary objectives:

being a proactive organization that promotes the election of conservative candidates with good character.

providing public awareness of legislative actions on issues important to conservatives at the local, state and federal levels of government.

offering continuing education on Constitutional principles and self-governance.

As the group, which bills itself as the pro-Constitution party, strives to let everyone understand their rights as set out in the Constitution. To that end, Holmes said the Wilson County Tea Party will also have a Constitution class March 16. The all-day event will begin at 9 a.m. in the log cabin at the fairgrounds.

Holmes hopes even more people will be attracted to the organization and will come to see what the party is all about.

"We're very excited," she said. "There is a lot of work to be done with the state legislature about protecting our Constitutional rights. We have a lot of work to do."

Anyone seeking additional information can contact Holmes at mendaholmes@aol.com or at wilsoncountyteaparty.com.

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