Tea Party Not for You?

You might consider the “Coffee Party”

The slogan is “Wake Up and Stand Up.” The mission statement declares that the federal government is “not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges we face as Americans.”

But don’t assume the Coffee-ites are the antithesis of the Tea-ites …

“We’re not the opposite of the Tea Party,” Ms. Park [founder of the Coffee Party] said. “We’re a different model of civic participation, but in the end we may want some of the same things.”

For more information, visit the Coffee Party Web site.

Author: PETE ABEL