"Dissent was considered patriotic when the progressives were out of power, and the political reality they have wrought on America since then proves that dissent is needed now more than ever," said Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli. "The tea parties are a genuine, diverse and patriotic effort to restore the fundamental principles of limited government and virtue that made our nation great and can make it great once again. Those who sling mud are desperately trying to cling to power."
There are three major tea party rallies scheduled for Sunday, September 12. Project 21 members will speak at all three.
Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli will be speaking at the March on DC at the U.S. Capitol that is sponsored by FreedomWorks. Project 21 member Emery McClendon is on the agenda at the "Gateway to November" rally underneath the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Project 21 member Lisa Fritsch will take part in the "Recycle Government" rally in McClellan Park just outside of Sacramento, California.
"We gather in St. Louis as individuals who share the common purpose of restoring America back to our founding principles," said Project 21 member Emery McClendon. "We must reject President Obama's radical change because it is failing, and turning the American Dream into a nightmare."
Fritsch is also speaking in Washington, D.C. on Friday, September 10 at the Unite for America's Liberty XPO at the Omni Shoreham hotel. Her speech is titled "Restoring America: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement."
"In this transformative time of finding our way back to America's true calling, it is an honor to take part in standing together with our American neighbors in the name of love, freedom and patriotism," said Project 21 member Lisa Fritsch.
Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives since 1992, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research.