Community Organizing for Conservatives is an intelligent, fun, no-nonsense guide filled to overflowing with real world advice and best practices for people who are interested in starting their own tea party group, but don’t know where to begin.
Medina tells us about how she learned from the best community organizer she knows: her Dad, a Baptist pastor. She shares with us how she became involved with the Tea Party movement and explains – from the very beginning – how to start a local grassroots group.
Using her actual experiences founding her own local Tea Party group and helping others to establish over a hundred other tea party groups across the country, she prepares new organizers for the challenges they will face from all sides. We get an insider’s look at her group’s journey as they set out to apply the Tea Party principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and constitutionally limited government to her hometown.
Perhaps most importantly, Medina identifies with clarity why the heart and soul of our Tea Party movement lives and thrives at the local level; and how the path to lasting prosperity and freedom in America begins at our own kitchen tables.
Community Organizing for Conservatives may be billed as a beginners how-to guide for fledgling activists, but everyone from casual Tea Party on-lookers to experienced group leaders will find great ideas, insight, and answers to many of the greatest questions about the movement.
Christina Botteri is a co-founder of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition, and is the social media strategist behind the successful launch of the Tea Party movement in February, March, and April of 2009. She can be reached on Twitter at ChristinaKb .