WASHINGTON - The Tea Party Express, one of the nation’s largest tea party organizations with over 400,000 members, is conducting a press conference regarding the attacks on the tea party movement in an effort to dissuade Americans from rebelling at the ballot box in the November 2010 elections.
“From the very beginning when Rick Santelli’s famous on-air rant helped rally millions of Americans to the tea party movement, the establishment media and liberals across the country have tried to head off the growing citizen involvement in opposing the reckless spending in Washington and the growing intrusiveness of the federal government,” said Lloyd Marcus, Tea Party Express spokesperson and leader.
“First, they called us all Astro-turf and not real, but the crowds kept getting bigger. Then they said we were being paid by the Republican Party, which became obviously false as we took on establishment Republicans as well as Democrats. Then they tried to say we were all a bunch of nuts, but when millions of people kept coming, they couldn’t claim everyone was a nut. Now, they are trying to say that we are racist, which is yet another desperate fabrication. We are going to stand up and call on the Left to start sticking to the issues, and stop the name calling,” added Marcus.
“In light of the NAACP resolution accusing the millions of Americans who attend Tea Parties of embracing racists, the Tea Party Express is hosting a National Black Conservative Press Conference to speak out against all of the bogus, false and malicious charges leveled against the American people who have rallied to take their country back from the big spending and irresponsible and unconstitutional growth of the federal government. Apparently the NAACP and other groups are afraid to acknowledge the fact that the tea party welcomes people of all races, and is a much bigger and more diverse group than they’re willing to admit,” stated Marcus.
Black conservative leaders, organization spokespersons, authors, entertainers and activists from across America will gather in Washington DC to introduce themselves and their individual roles in fighting the good fight promoting conservative principles, values and patriotism within the tea party movement.
“As a black singer/songwriter performing my “America Tea Party Anthem” and traveling with Tea Party Express, I have attended over 200 tea parties across the U.S. The attendees are not racists. They are decent hard working Americans who love their country. Tea Party patriots oppose President Obama's policies, not his skin color.”
Speakers include: Ambassador Alan Keyes-Chairman of Conservative Majority PAC, Mary Baker, Conservative Moms for America, Kevin Jackson, author of Amazon best-selling book, The BIG Black Lie, President of the Black Conservative Coalition and The Black Sphere, LLC, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, Ted Hayes-NABS (National America's Black Shield), William & Selena Owens-Higher Standard Publishers, Mychal S. Massie Chairman Project 21-The Nation Leadership Network of Black Conservatives, Frantz Kebreau-National Director, NAACPC (National Asso. For the Advancement of Conservative People of ALL Colors), Timothy F. Johnson, Ph.D.-The Frederick Douglass Foundation, Ron Miller, president of Regular Folks United and author of “SELLOUT: Musings from Uncle Tom's Porch”, Emery W. McClendon Sr. ,Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day, Ruth Bryant White, Editor In Chief of BreakingNewsJournal.Net, Leader on Conservative Moms For America and author of "Life Through The Eyes Of An Interracial Couple", John Felix,President/CEO/founder of the Caribbean-American Cultural
Association, Inc. of North America, Bob Parks, Member, National Advisory Council, Project 21; Video Producer, Media Research Center,
Bishop Harry Jackson, Pastor of Hope Christian Church and Chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition,
Niger Innis, National Spokesman Congress of Racial Equality. Co-Chairman Affordable Power Alliance. Herman Cain, National Radio Talk Show Host,
Jim Martin of 60 Plus (the conservative alternative to AARP. (Pat Boone is the National Spokesman for the group),
Alfonzo Rachel, Commentator, PJTV, Lloyd Marcus-Tea Party Express/ NAACPC, author of Confessions of a Black Conservative.