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Mission Statement
The Tea Party is a non-partisan grassroots organization of individuals united by our core values derived from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, the Bill Of Rights, as explained in the Federalist Papers.  Their mission is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values of Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government, and Free Markets.
Thousands of local organizations nationwide.
See below.
The People of the United States of America.
Tax ID
A non-profit, 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.


The Tea Party's Core Principles

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY means not overspending, and not burdening our children and grandchildren with our bills.  In the words of Thomas Jefferson: “the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity [is] swindling futurity on a large scale.”  A more fiscally responsible government will take fewer taxes from our paychecks.

CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED GOVERNMENT means power resides with the people and not with the government.  Governing should be done at the most local level possible where it can be held accountable.  America’s founders believed that government power should be limited, enumerated, and constrained by our Constitution.  Tea Party Patriots agree.  The American people make this country great, not our government.

FREE MARKET ECONOMICS made America an economic superpower that for at least two centuries provided subsequent generations of Americans more opportunities and higher standards of living.  An erosion of our free markets through government intervention is at the heart of America’s current economic decline, stagnating jobs, and spiraling debt and deficits.  Failures in government programs and government-controlled financial markets helped spark the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.  Further government interventions and takeovers have made this Great Recession longer and deeper.  A renewed focus on free markets will lead to a more vibrant economy creating jobs and higher standards of living for future generations.


Local Groups

Tea Party Groups near Santa Cruz County

Gilroy-Morgan Hill Patriots
MyLiberty San Mateo
Santa Clara County Tea Party
Silicon Valley Tea Party Patriots
Tea Party Patriots of Monterey County
Tea Party Patriots of San Benito County
Tea Party Patriots of Silicon Valley


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Related Links - National Tea Party Patriots website - Tea Party Patriots TV - Tea Party Radio - Tea Party Journal