Come join The Worcester Tea Party in welcoming Republican Candidate for Governor Mark Fisher, and United Independence Party Candidate for Governor Evan Falchuk to Worcester.
Mark and Evan will join us at The Canal Bar to discuss the future of grassroots campaigns in the Commonwealth and the role Tea Party organizers can play in the electoral process to create positive change.
Join like minded Patriots who share their love of Liberty. Our guests will debate the hot policy questions from the governor’s race and share their vision for the future.
Everyone is warmly welcome. Come with your neighbors, your friends, and your family. Bring an open mind and an appetite. We will provide you an entertaining and informative evening at a great local restaurant!
Thursday, December 18
7 :00 p.m.
65 Water Street
Come early to enjoy fine food and drink from The Canal’s menu!
Area citizens opposed to federal government influence in local public school curriculum will be picketing a visit by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. Duncan is an advocate for the recently implemented and highly controversial Common Core standards. He will be participating in a town hall-style meeting on career and technical education at Worcester Technical High School on Wednesday, March 12 at 9 a.m.
Common Core is a one size fits all set of education standards. These standards are being implemented in 45 states, though several states are rethinking their participation because of resistance from parents, teachers, and administrators. The un-proven, un-tested and under-funded standards will cost state and local governments billions of dollars to implement.
If fully implemented, Common Core will federalize public education. Local control will be transferred to a bureaucracy in Washington. Common Core standards are replacing the very successful Massachusetts standards that have made the state’s public schools the best in the nation. Ironically, Massachusetts, a leader in standardized student test results, will spend millions to LOWER its standards. According to concerned teachers, it will undermine their autonomy and their creative ability to help students learn.
Just last week in Worcester, the Worcester School Committee voted to support parental rights by giving them the option to OPT out of the standardized pilot PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.) associated with the Common Core. This parent lead movement has also gained the support of the EAW (Educational Association of Worcester) teachers’ union in Worcester by voting “NO CONFIDENCE” in the implementation of PARCC.
Common Core is also committed to building massive student data bases by gathering over 400 data elements on each student, including religious affiliation, medical information, and family income – well beyond what is currently captured. These databases are designed to track children from preschool through college.
Picketers will gather at 8:30 am at the corner of Skyline Drive and Belmont Street in Worcester prior to Secretary Duncan’s visit to Worcester Technical School. Worcester Technical High School is located at 1 Skyline Drive, Worcester.
Please attend our our January 9th meeting to equip yourself with the knowledge you need to be part of the solution to the issues facing our nation. Come also to enjoy the company of like minded people and the great food at The Canal.
James Boudreau is a career entrepreneur, consultant and small business owner, and author of the recently released book, “Exporting Prosperity: Why The U.S. Economy May Never Recover”. “The United States has spent a good portion of the past 20 years in or on the brink of economic recession. The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at almost zero and the Federal Government has spent trillions on so-called “stimulus”, yet the standard of living for the average American continues to decline. Jobs are few and farbetween, age discrimination is rife and layoffs abound, yet politicians continue to “distract and deflect” everyone’s focus towards other issues and “kick the can down the road”. Exporting Prosperity explores the statistics that actually drive many aspects of the economy, in sharp contrast to the “feel-good” numbers reported each day.”
Nathan Fatal is a familiar face to many Tea Party members in the Worcester area. Nathan introduced Gov. Gary Johnson at our 2012 Tax Day Rally. He is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with a degree in Political Science. He is also founder of the New England Objectivist Society. Nathan will talk to us about how we can attract more young people to our cause.
Over 6o people who crammed into the grotto at The Canal on Monday, November 4 were treated to some great speakers and a bit of British humor. A film crew from a BBC production company filmed the meeting as part of a reality/entertainment program to be aired in the spring. The stars of the show, Georgie and Poppy Carlton (as they’re know in the show) joined us for the meeting and Georgie delivered an odd speech about fox hunting and cricket.
Catherine White, who many of you may know from her Constitutional study group, spoke first. She delivered a great message about the importance of our Constitution and then answered questions from the audience. Among the questions asked was one from Poppy Carlton, one of our British guests. “So, do you like President Obama?” she asked. It was our first clue that we were in for a little humor for the evening.
Jim Wallace, Executive Director of the Gun Owners Action League, spoke on various gun rights issues and gave some facinating facts about gun laws, gun violence, and gun licensing. Jim showed that he also had a sense of humor in explaining to us that Massachusetts is the only state to require a license for possession of a spice!
Georgie Carlton, the 24 year old heir to the Carlton Estate wrapped up the evening for us with his talk about the distress of losing the right to hunt foxes in England. After a convoluted story about cricket (and the starting eleven on his team, which included Duffy Scrutton, Hugo Frogsworth, Sniffy Minting, Archie Froggat, and Porks Roberts, among others with interesting names), Georgie ended his speech with these words:
“So,to summarize, it’s not about winning. It’s about how long you take, the friends you play with, and the tea you have afterwards. And that’s why hunting is a lot like cricket.” You would have had to have heard Georgie deliver it to appreciate the humor.
George and Poppy Carlton are the youngest members of one of the oldest families in Great Britain. They have grown up in a bubble of high society characterized by history, privilege and entitlement but have never experienced the world outside of
England and, in fact, rarely spend much time away from their family estate, which encompasses several hundred acres of the Norfolk countryside.
George and Poppy have agreed to allow a BBC film crew to follow them around the United States for a light-hearted observational documentary series, meeting and greeting Americans from every walk of life, learning about the history, culture & traditions of a country that is so similar, yet so different to the United Kingdom.
On their first day in the U.S., George and Poppy will be coming to our monthly meeting, along with a BBC documentary film crew.
Dennis Michael Lynch has become a national hero to those who seek effective immigration reform, while opposing blanket amnesty for 11-20 million illegal aliens. His documentary “They Come to America: The Cost of Amnesty” has gained nationwide attention.
Mr. Lynch’s inspiring message “Never Forget” is both educational and entertaining – it is not a re-run of his DVD – it addresses immigration reform, Obama Care, national security, job creation, and welfare.
Registration: $11.54 ($15 at door) includes DML’s TWO full-length DVDs They Come to America I & II