Friday, August 14, 2009

Tracking down your Tea Party friends

So who are you going to trust? I have no idea, but here's a suggestion. Go click on the side bar ads (on the left side, sorry) for the Sept. 12 March on Washington. All sorts of political and non-profits I've never heard of. Not as many as the progressives, leftists, marxists and socialists have, but there's a good start of grass roots conservatism. Some for sure on the President's snitch list. Read their "about us" on their web pages and figure out who does the funding.

Smart Girl Politics, for instance, began with a blog. "Smart Girl Politics, SGP, started as a blog in July of 2008. In November of 2008, Stacy Mott, Founder and President of SGP, placed a help wanted ad on her blog asking for conservative women to join her in a new conservative women’s movement. Within a week, she had 60 emails from women who wanted to get involved.

Once the group made the decision to remain with the name that started it all, Smart Girl Politics, they grabbed the name in every form they could find on the internet. Finally, a home was found on their community website where one of the fastest growing and hottest organizations on the internet began to take shape. Many of the women in leadership positions for SGP were some of those first to respond to the ad, including Co-Founder and Executive Director, Teri Christoph."

So far, their primary acticity seems to be fund raising and making press releases. It costs money to have an Executive Director.

1 comment:

decidedlyright said...

Hi Norma. Thanks for writing about Smart Girl Politics. A bit of information you might be interested in: it costs nothing to be an Executive Director. I happily perform this job as a volunteer.

-- Teri Christoph