Tea Party at FrP
Tea Party leader Tim Philips (US) speaking at the Progress Party National Convention 2010. LIVE video streaming on www.frp.no
Tea parties and political activism are in focus at the Progress Party National Convention 2010 Saturday April 24th at 9:00 pm (UCT+2), when Tim Philips, president of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and one of the leading figures in the “Tea Party” – movement in the United States, enters the stage. His lecture will be streamed live on www.frp.no
Grass root activism, tea parties and campaigning in the United State
Tim Philips is the president of the organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP), and has 25 years of experience from political activism, campaigning and grass root organization in the United States. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) organizes more than one million people from all the fifty states. The main focus of AFP has lately been the health reform, taxes and climate change. Central to the political views AGP represents is the belief in free-market ideas, lower taxes and less government intervention. The title of Philips `speech at the Progress Party National Convention 2010 is: “Grass root activism, tea parties and campaigning in the United States”, and is part of the session “The Grass Root Party – the last bulwark for the individual?”.
America`s most vibrant political force
Philips is seen as one of the leading figures in the so called “Tea Party” – movement in the United States, The renowned magazine The Economist has characterized the “Tea Party” – movement as “America`s most vibrant political force”. Although the “Tea Party” – movement is much decentralized and not a unified movement, it often consists of people who believe in smaller government and lower taxes. It is named after the Boston Tea Party, the famous tax revolt against the British Tea Act of 1773, that was a key event leading up to the growth of the American Revolution. The modern day “tea parties” attracts everything from a handful of people to several thousand.