The Nevada County Tea Party is one of the original groups formed by Tea Party co-founder and local resident, Mark Meckler in 2009, and currently has 1,524 members. Nevada County Tea Party Treasurer C.J. Bryant says the group is not a political party but was formed to be a tool for grass roots people to gain information. There are three principles that they believe in, free markets, fiscal conservancy, and that government should be constitutionally limited. Bryant says Tea Party members are also committed to assisting local educators in teaching the constitution in elementary and middle schools.
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Bryant says one element of their education program is to provide a pocket copy of the Constitution to anyone that wants one and to provide teaching materials to schools.
The Nevada County Tea Party is putting on a New England Cuisine dinner with guest speakers this Saturday evening at the Nevada City Elks Lodge. Guest speakers include Congressman Doug LaMalfa and Sharon Hughes a 22 year veteran journalist and talk show host that is new to our area. The Nevada County Tea Party meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Ponderosa Hall, beginning at 6:30p.m.