The Independence Hall Tea Party formed after historic February 28 and April 18 2009 Tea Parties on Independence Mall as a regional, tri-state (DE, NJ, PA), non-profit grassroots organization encompassing the 5th largest media market in the United States.
We, as members of the Independence HallTea Party Association, strive to educate the general public regarding the principles of limited government as enshrined by the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
By keeping a vigilant watch over the role of the Federal Government, we seek to guide the country in the direction of optimum liberty for all individuals and institutions.
In advocating free markets and fair trade, we hope to emulate the spirit of our Founders who were present at the original Independence Hall Tea Party of December 27, 1773.
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Please Mail Checks to: Independence Hall Tea Party PO Box 306, Cheltenham, PA 19012
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On 8/28/10, the Association sent nearly 1500 tri-state patriots on 28 buses to Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally in DC. No other group in the nation sent as many. On 9/12/09, the Association sent 14 buses carrying 750 tri-state partiots to the 912 March on DC. Again, no other group in the nation sent as many.
THE INDEPENDENCE HALL TEA PARTY ASSOCIATION, THE OLDEST AND LARGEST TEA PARTY IN THE TRI-STATE REGION, ANNOUNCED ITS OFFICIAL DEPARTURE FROM THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT AT A JULY 24, 2014 PRESS CONFERENCE.
Tea Party Group to Make Major Announcement About Its Future
Philadelphia, PA (July 24, 2014) -- The Independence Hall Tea Party will be making a major announcement, this Friday, regarding its future in the Tea Party movement," said Association President Teri Adams.
"This official announcement will be made during a morning Press Conference on Independence Mall."
What: Press Conference to announce future of Independence Hall Tea Party.
When: Friday, July 25, 2014, 11 AM.
Where: People's Plaza, Independence Mall, 5th and Market Streets, Old City, Philadelphia.
Why: To inform press and public regarding group's future in the Tea Party Movement.
Who: Teri Adams, President, Independence Hall Tea Party Association; William Green, Vice President, Independence Hall Tea Party PAC; Don Adams, Co-Founder, Independence Hall Tea Party; additional Board Members of the Independence Hall Tea Party.
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For Immediate Release
Group Applauds DC Circuit for Striking Down Obama
Administration's Policy of Subsidizing ObamaCare Enrollees Usingthe Federal Exchange Saying, "You can't have it both ways."
Philadelphia, PA (July 23, 2014) -- The independence Hall Tea Party Association applauds the DC Circuit Court of Appeals for ruling against the Obama Administration's policy of illegally subsidizing
ObamaCare enrollees who register for health care through the Federal Exchange.
"The Affordable Care Act, an oxymoron if there ever was one,
intentionally prevented taxpayer subsidy of enrollees using the Federal Exchange because Democrats in Congress wanted the 50 states to set up their own exchanges.
As an incentive for the states to set up exchanges--the law only permits federal subsidies for those enrollees using State Exchanges," said Association President Teri Adams.
"In opposition to ObamaCare, 36 states refused to setup exchanges--something Democrats in Congress did not anticipate.
"The Obama Administration has been thwarting the law and stealing from the Federal treasury in order to keep the absurd 2000+ page ObamaCare law viable. Without those subsidies, several million Federal Exchange enrollees could not afford to pay for their policies and they would be furious.
"The Administration cannot have it both ways. Democrats in Congress intentionally decided to subsidize only enrollees using state exchanges. Even the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which disagreed with the DC Circuit in a similar suit, said that their decision was a close call," said Ms. Adams.
"We would argue that this is not a close call. The Democrats in Congress, too clever for their own good, wound up undermining the Obama Administration's signature piece of legislation.
"If the US Supreme Court agrees to hear this case, Chief Justice John Roberts cannot simply reinterpret provisions that were plainly and clearly written into the law the way he redefined a "penalty" as a "tax" in his 2012 decision upholding ObamaCare.
"The Supreme Court cannot save ObamaCare this time without usurping the role of Congress.
"Congress is the only branch of government with the authority to remedy ObamaCare--and House Republicans will not do so without completely dismantling most provisions of the ridiculous 2000+ page so-called
'Affordable Care Act.'"
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2014 Tri-State Congressional Tax Day Scorecard
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Fifth Annual Christmas Tea Party
Commemorating the 240th Anniversary of the
Original Philadelphia Tea Party (December 27, 1773)
Friday, December 27, 2013, 5:30-8 PM
The Omni Hotel, 401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
This year, we are hosting our Christmas Tea Party indoors at the Omni Hotel in the heart of Independence National Historical Park.
Dom Giordano will reprise his role as Dr. Benjamin Rush in a re-enactment of the original Tea Party and we will collect non-perishable food items for our region's homeless veterans.
The event, to be held in the hotel's Salon/Lounge, includes a Cash Bar, plenty of Appetizers, and Great Company!
Guests may park at the Independence Visitors Center Garage,
On the 237th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
Please Join Us for Our 5th Annual July 4th Celebration!g
J. D. Hayworth, Taking On Amnesty
Noted Commentator, 'recovering' Congressman, & Talk Show Host;
Co-Author: Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security,
and the War on Terror.
Headliner:Dom Giordano, WPHT 1210 Talk Show Host
SpecialGuests:Dr. Alieta Eck, NJ Senate Candidate, On ObamaCare;
Jordan Sekulow, ACLJ Executive Director, On IRS Scandal (Invited)
Also Featuring: Whitehall Guard Fife and Drum; Pastor Todd Johnson; Sgt. Robert Allen Mansfield (Ret.); Brandon Posner, Chairman, Pennsylvania Teenage Republicans; Tory McClintock, Montgomery County Young Republicans; Karen Miller, Recipient, George Washington Leadership Award; Patricia Peteraf, Betsy Ross Lifetime Service Award; Jason O'Neill, Brenda Roames, Stephanie Lieberman,
Betsy Ross Activists of the Year .
Thursday, July 4th, 2013
1:00-3:30 PM; Doors Open 12:30 PM
Independence Visitors Center Ballroom
6th and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Adults: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Students: $7.50 in advance; $10 at the door
(lite refreshments will be served)
Also on July 4th: 11:30 AM Luncheon with J. D. Hayworth at City Tavern.
American Sheepdogs, Cherry Hill Area Tea Party, Coalition for Advancing Freedom, Delaware County Patriots, Founders Values, Greenwich Tea Party
Patriots of South Jersey, Patriots of Lower Bucks County.
Due to weather concerns, our Christmas Tea Party has been postponed until January 5, 2013.
Please join us for our 4th Annual Christmas Tea Party Commemorating the 239th Anniversary of the First Philadelphia Tea Party; the 225th Anniversary of the US Constitution; and the 225th Anniversary of the Constitution's Ratification by Delaware, Pennsylvania & New Jersey.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
12 Noon-1 PM
5th and Market Streets
Featuring:WPHT talk show hosts Dom Giordano as Dr. Benjamin Rush, leader of the December27, 1773 Philadelphia Tea Party, reciting the original Boston and Philadelphia Tea Party Resolutions; WPHT's Rich Zeoli;the Honorable Anna Little; Montco Young Republican Tory McClintock; the Association's John Peteraf;the Whitehall Guard Fife and Drum; CommemorativeProgram; hot cider & cookies.
Free and open to the public.
AFTERPARTY, Independence Visitors Center, 1-3 PM, featuring Panel Discussion: On America'sFuture: Short and Long Term Predictions; Announcement of 2012 Federal and State (DE, NJ, PA) Legislators of the Year.
Cost:$20 for adults; $10 for college & high school students; $5 for children. Lite lunch will be served.
American Sheepdogs, Cherry Hill Area Tea Party, Coalition for Advancing Freedom, Delaware County Patriots, Faith and Freedom Coalition of Delaware, Pennsylvania Conservative Council, Saturday Morning in America, and Valley Forge Patriots.
July 4th American Exceptionalism Celebration Featuring Keynote Speaker Pamela Geller, Dom Giordano, Ed Turzanski, Gary R'nel, Sher Valenzuela, Rick Jensen, Rev. Jesse Woods, Matt Rooney, Esq., Sergeant Robert Mansfield
On-line Poll: You Choose the Republican VP Nominee
Who is your 1st choice to become the Republican Vice Presidential Nominee?
Kelly Ayotte, 1 vote <1 %
Chris Christie, 19 votes 4.9 %
Mitch Daniels, 2 votes <1 %
Nikki Haley, 1 vote <1 %
Mike Huckabee, 6 votes 1 .5 %
Bobby Jindal, 8 votes 2.0 %
Suzanna Martinez, 4 votes 1.0 %
Bob McDonnell, 7 votes 1.8 %
Rand Paul, 28 votes 7.2 %
Tim Pawlenty, 2 votes <1 %
Rob Portman, 6 votes 1.5 %
Condaleezza Rice, 19 votes 4.9 %
Marco Rubio, 151 votes 39.0 %
Paul Ryan, 24 votes 6.2 %
Brian Sandoval, 0 votes 0.0 %
Rick Santorum, 17 votes 4.3 %
John Thune, 0 votes 0.0 %
Scott Walker, 1 vote <1 %
Allen West, 69 votes 17.8 %
Other, 22 votes 5.6 %
Totals, 387 votes 100%
Who is your 2nd choice to become the Republican Vice Presidential Nominee?
Kelly Ayotte, 2 votes <1 %
Chris Christie, 32 votes 8.2 %
Mitch Daniels, 7 votes 1.8 %
Nikki Haley, 16 votes 4.1 %
Mike Huckabee, 15 votes 3.8 %
Bobby Jindal, 23 votes 5.9 %
Suzanna Martinez, 7 votes 1.8 %
Bob McDonnell, 7 votes 1.8 %
Rand Paul, 22 votes 5.6 %
Tim Pawlenty, 8 votes 2.0 %
Rob Portman, 6 votes 1.5 %
Condaleezza Rice, 28 votes 7.2 %
Marco Rubio, 61 votes 15.7 %
Paul Ryan, 38 votes 9.8 %
Brian Sandoval, 1 vote <1 %
Rick Santorum, 15 votes 3.8 %
John Thune, 2 votes <1 %
Scott Walker, 18 votes 4.6 %
Allen West, 61 votes 15.7 %
Other, 18 votes 4.6 %
Total, 387 votes 100%
Others receiving write-in votes in either or both categories: Pat Toomey, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, General David Petraeus, Sarah Palin, Jeb Bush, Rudy Giuliano, Herman Cain, Jesse Ventura, and Carly Fiorina.
Governor Romney Headlines Association's 4th annual Tax Day Tea Event
Governor Romney Featured Guest at Association's Tri-State Tax Day Tea Summit
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Franklin Hall, The Franklin Institute
Honorary Host Committee*
American Action Network;
Bucks County Teenage Republicans;
Cherry Hill Area Tea Party;
Diamond State Tea Party;
Faith & Freedom
Coalition of Delaware;
Jersey Shore Tea Party;
Romney 2012 Grassroots of PA;
Saturday Morning in America;
Christine J. Toretti,
National Republican Committeewoman (PA);
Congressman Charlie Dent (PA);
Congressman Chris Smith (NJ);
Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA);
Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ);
State Senator Joe Kyrillos (NJ);
The Honorable Anna Little (R-NJ);
US Senator Pat Toomey (PA)
*Serving on Host Committee does not imply endorsement of candidate.
Please Join Us for Our
4th Annual Taxed Enough Already
Tri-State Tax Day Tea Summit
Monday, April 16, 2012, 6:30-8 PM
The Franklin Institute (Franklin Hall)
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Disclaimer: Mitt Romney is not raising funds outside of federal law. Contributions from corporations, foreign nationals, labor unions, and government contractors are prohibited.
Association 2012 Tri-State Congressional Scorecard
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For Immediate Release
Association Leader Reacts Negatively to SCOTUS Immigration Ruling
Philadelphia, PA (June 25, 2012) -- Teri Adams, President of the Independence Hall Tea Party Association, voiced major objections over today's US Supreme Court ruling on Immigration and, at the same time, announced a Thursday Press Conference (11 AM) on Independence Mall, 5th and Market Streets, to discuss the court's ruling on the both the Arizona Law and ObamaCare.
"While we are still analyzing the full impact of the US Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law, also known as SB 1070, we are very disappointed by the court's decision striking down three of the law's four provisions."
"The provision which was upheld, allowing police officers to check the immigration status during routine stops, could be easily overturned in the near future as the court is expected to revisit the issue in subsequent legal challenges."
Ms. Adams noted that, according to recent national polls, nearly 60% of Americans approved of the Arizona law.
"At the heart of today's decision is the misguided notion that only the Federal government has the right pass and enforce laws pertaining to illegal immigration simply because the US Constitution grants the Federal government jurisdiction over the 'naturalization' process," Ms. Adams said.
"Would the court use the same logic in regards to other illegal activity--such as murder and theft--which can also fall under the pervue of the Federal Government under the US Constitution?
"Justice Anton Scalia pointed out that since SB 1070 was not in conflict with Federal law, the state of Arizona, being a sovereign entity, has every right to pass and enforce laws that complement--not conflict with--Federal law.
"And when Federal Immigration Laws are not being enforced in the various states, shouldn't those states then have the right to do what the Federal government--and in this case the Obama Administration--is refusing to do?"