BTP News reports
20 October 2009 We have 504 members! Please invite your friends. The convention is less than a week away!
19 October 2008 We have 493 members! Invite your friends, please. If someone you know is planning to attend our convention next weekend, they have to join here, first. It is a members-only event.
The Florida state affiliate of the Boston Tea Party today voted to disaffiliate. Charles Jay asserts, “Apparently Davidson feels he has the right to monitor private conversations that take place between BTP Florida members, including those that exclusively concern my campaign…” to which Davidson responded, “I don’t claim any such thing, and never did. Tom Knapp forwarded a series of messages to me in which Darcy Richardson, Tom Knapp, and Charles Jay heap calumny on Todd Barnett for delivering the message of Ms. Barnes’s accusations to the national list.”
18 October 2008 We have 476 members on this site. Ten pages of members. 24 more and “this one goes to eleven!” Facebook shows 586 members. Lots going on – get ready for the election. Last time I looked, Charles Jay was edging out Ralph Nader in this poll: http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/978281/
17 October 2008 We have 473 members on this site. Thank you for joining! Please invite a friend, today.
16 October 2008 We have 459 members here, 585 on Facebook. Please invite your friends to join our party.
15 October 2008 We have 456 members here, 577 on Facebook. Please invite all your friends. The poll at http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/978281/ gives you the opportunity to vote for Charles Jay or some other people.
14 October 2008 We have 450 members here, 565 on Facebook. Please invite your friends. Also, consider voting in the poll at http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/978281/
13 October 2008 Happy “Columbus Day” to bank and other federal employees. As of noon, we have 446 members here, and 564 on Facebook. Ralph Nader is winning the poll at
http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/978281/ with Cynthia McKinney second and Charles Jay a reasonably close third. You might enjoy voting in it.
12 October 2008 We have 446 members here. Facebook shows 555. Charles Jay is winning the poll at
10 October 2008 We have 440 members here. Facebook shows 552. Charles Jay is winning the poll at
9 October 2008 We have 436 members here. Facebook shows 546. Charles Jay is winning the poll at
8 October 2008 We have 432 members here. Facebook shows 540. Charles Jay is winning the poll at
7 October 2008 Interesting poll:
We have 425 members on this site. Facebook shows 535. Still 141 electoral votes available to Charles Jay. Candidates on our voter’s guide: 33. Alexa reach for bostontea.us up 110% in three months. Alexa traffic rank up 374,814 in three months.
500 members was interim Chair Jim Davidson’s goal for his term, which ends on Friday with an online convention and election of new officers. Jason Gatties is running for chair, and Douglass Gaking and Matty Grossman are running for vice chair. More nominations can be found here.
The party has sent out the following press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2008
POC Thomas L. Knapp
BOSTON TEA PARTY REACHES 500 MEMBERS AS CONVENTION APPROACHES
Oct 21, 2008 – Think of it as “the little party that could” — small as it is, the Boston Tea Party has placed its presidential slate on three state ballots, qualified for write-in status in other states,
and opens its second biennial convention this Friday.
On Monday, party chair Jim Davidson announced that the party had surpassed 500 members — a goal he had personally set for it before his term ends with this convention.
Unlike other parties, the Boston Tea Party does its national business online — completely. In 2006, it became the first political party to conduct an entire national convention on the Internet with all members eligible to participate as delegates.
America’s new libertarian party nominated its presidential ticket — Charles Jay of Florida and Thomas L. Knapp of Missouri — in a special convention in June, also held online. This Friday evening, party
members will “gather” to elect new officers and national committee members, draw up the party’s two-year program, and amend its bylaws.
The platform? It won’t be amended — it’s one sentence long and permanent: “The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes
increasing the size, scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose.”
The Boston Tea Party’s web site is located at www.bostontea.us