Darryl Perry, who had served as chairman of the Boston Tea Party (BTP) since 2010, announced his resignation from the chairmanship earlier today, leaving only two active members of the party’s national committee. As a result, according to the following statement from Perry, the decision “effectively disbands the BTP” as an entity:
I first joined the BTP in 2006 and have been on the National Committee since 2008 when I was elected as an At-Large Rep. In 2010 I was elected Chair, and was re-elected this Spring.
Due to the lack of involvement from party members for most of 2011, a resolution was introduced to disband the party.
Whereas the membership of the BTP is largely inactive, and
Whereas the number of State affiliates has decreased since 2008;
Be it therefore resolved, at the close of this National Convention, that the Boston Tea Party shall cease to exist as a political party.
This resolution failed, however member activity has remained stagnant.
I am incredibly disappointed with the party members and in myself for not being able to motivate people to action. While I would love for the BTP to grow and become a viable alternative to the older more established parties, it does not appear the membership is willing to help the party grow.
I regret to announce that effective immediately, I am resigning as Chair of the Boston Tea Party National Committee. With only two remaining members of the National Committee, my resignation effectively disbands the BTP.
I will continue to work towards complete freedom and hope you will join me in this peaceful fight.
In Peace, Freedom, Love & Liberty,
Darryl W. Perry