The third St. Louis Tea Party Coalition’s “After Party” was held Thursday night at the Sky Lounge in Ballwin. The turnout of 100 plus Tea Party participants had been encouraged at previous meetings to reach out to others to inform them of the ideals and goals of the Tea Party.
The evening’s main speaker was Frieda Keough from the Missouri Precinct Project (M.O.P.P.) The primary goal of M.O.P.P. is to increase the number of Republican and Conservative Township Committee Chairmen and women in a rebuilding of sorts of the G.O.P. in Missouri. The Township Committee Person is an elected position, but often times, when a Committee Person has no opponent, there is no election and they are appointed. With an average registered Republican primary voter turnout at around 65%, the idea is twofold. Get more registered Republicans to the polls, but also to educate voters on the Candidates, who they are, where they stand on the issues, and why they might be the better man, or woman for the job over their opponent.
Ms. Keough also encouraged the crowd to get more involved in their local city governments. “These are the people who decide whether or not to raise your taxes.” In addition, she encouraged everyone to volunteer for positions such as poll workers and poll watchers.