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On 9.11, moving forward and looking back

Two events tomorrow, posted in the order of receipt to the NPT Inbox. First is the 9.12 Tea Party from Conservative
Grassroots El Paso, the second is the 9.11 Day of Service from El Paso Grassroots. Follow the jump to see both.

Conservative Grassroots

9/12 Tea Party

For Immediate Release
Date: September 11th, 2009

Genna Pendergras
Grass Roots El Paso
WHAT: 9/12 Tea Party
WHEN: September 12th, 12:30 p.m.-2:30p.m.
WHERE: Arts Festival Plaza

Grass Roots El Paso will be hosting the 9/12 Tea Party on September 12th at 12:30 pm, at the Arts Festival Plaza. This is an opportunity for fellow El Pasoans in support of individual liberty & limited government.

Featured speakers will include Michael Sullivan from Empower Texans; Dr. Timothy Roth, AB Templeton Professor & Chair, Department of Economics, UTEP; Retired Major General Travis Dyer; and Lou Ann Anderson from Americans for Prosperity.

Grass Roots El Paso is an organization dedicated to the promotion of public policies that enable economic and personal prosperity, through fiscal conservatism and limited government at all levels.


Grassroots El Paso


Hi everyone.

Just a reminder: Let’s party at our El Paso Grassroots Social tomorrow, Saturday. It’s time to celebrate our growing organization, accomplishments and friendships. Harry Schulte is hosting a potluck dinner at his home in the upper valley. And we all know there is hardly anything better than a party to renew and reacquaint friendships.

Date: Sept 12, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM
Address: 5116 Camino de la Vista, El Paso Texas 79932
Contact: Harry Schulte (915)867-8173,

Also, today (Sept 11th) starts our Day of Service. We are asking everyone to stop by at your local fire station until Sept. 13th to tell our firefighters thank you for your service and to drop off sweatpants for University Medical Center. When trauma victims are brought to the emergency room it is often necessary to cut their clothes off of them. University Medical Center has maintained a stock of comfortable sweat suits for people to wear home but their stock is nearly depleted. We need YOUR help to replenish this stock!

There is plenty to celebrate this year. Our President’s compelling speech last Wednesday lit a red hot fire under the push to finalize health care/insurance reform this year. Like Senator Kennedy, President Obama is committed to getting reform on the books now, not later. As he said, many presidents have worked on this issue but he is determined to be the last. Further, he said “We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.” That, my friends, is our goal, shaping the future, a bright future.

And that is what we are doing, how we are growing, and how we are making new friends in the community to shape our future. Many of you know that our summer has been bustling because a lot of you have spent long hours collecting signatures, talking to your neighbors, visiting Reyes office delivering petitions, on projects like the Baptist Free Clinic sale, developing a public Forum to open discussion on health care and the need for reform, at Music Under the Stars listening to people who are examples of why reform is so necessary, at a picnic focusing on health insurance reform, planning a great Rally “Let’s Get it Done”, attending way too many town halls and breakfasts with elected officials in support of reform, developing a special 9-11 National Day of Service project benefiting University Medical Center’s ER trauma patients while honoring our firefighters, connecting with our elected officials, looking to the future. Organizing for America is on the ground in El Paso, namely, Mike Apodaca, who has been deeply involved in most of our projects this summer. Like I said, a bustling summer.

See you tomorrow at the potluck! Since I only know some of you via email, I will be happy to put faces with names. My personal thanks to each of you for all you’ve done and will do.


El Paso Grassroots

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 11, 2009 at 2:40 pm

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