Skip to comments.1st ANNUAL FREE REPUBLIC NATIONAL TEA PARTY CONVENTION INFORMATION
Posted on 05/26/2009 3:25:37 PM PDT by Brytani
1st ANNUAL FREE REPUBLIC NATIONAL TEA PARTY CONVENTION INFORMATION
National Tea Party http://www.teapartyexpress.org/
We will be putting together the details of the weeks events soon. For now, this is our tentative agenda for 9-10 through 9-12.
Morning: Liberty Summit with select Congressmen and Senators
Afternoon: Grassroots visits with Representatives and Senators
Evening: Time to explore Washington
Morning: September 11th Never Forget memorial
Afternoon: Grassroots leadership training seminars
Evening: Special Dinner
8:00am Set up for stages and volunteers
10:00am Events begin at U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial
2:00pm March begins at Lincoln Memorial and ends at the U.S. Capitol Building
A few days ago it was announced the Florida Chapter of Free Republic would be gathering together in D.C. to attend the National Tea Party. Due to overwhelming interest all across the country, the event has now gone national
Get your plans set and join Freepers from across the U.S. for the 1st. annual Freeper National Tea Party Convention!
This event is open only to Registered Freepers, their families and friends.
Ill be coordinating this event with the MOST appreciated help from seekthetruth. For now I (Brytani) am collecting names of those who are committed to going to D.C. with us. Once we have a realistic idea of how many Freepers are aboard, I will be contacting Hotels in D.C. to find a group or convention rate.
We already have a few wonderful Hotels on our list and dont want to wait until they are filled up. The plan is simple and will take only a FreepMail but time is of the essence!!! Hotels in D.C. are filling up fast!!!
Please send Brytani a FreepMail if you are going to D.C. or if youre strongly considering attending. For now I need your FreeperID, the number of room you will need the how many people will be in your party. If you have any questions please ask them on this thread or if youd prefer you can FreepMail me.
During the first week of June I will announce the Hotel, room rate, address, perks etc and when and how your reservation will need to be made.
For those who are considering joining us but have not completely committed, please FreepMail as well. This will give me a better idea of how many room to inquire on.
If you are already attending please consider staying with Freepers from around the nation. Youll have the opportunity to meet people youve been talking to for years and make new FRriends.
Come on everyone get on board!!! Save a bit of money! Could you ask for a better group of people to spend a weekend with?
Thanks to JimRob for allowing us to make this event an official Free Republic function.
Sheraton National Information
Room Rate: $116/night Single or Double Occupancy
The Sheraton has set up a website for Freepers to register your rooms.
A personalized Web site for National Tea Party occurring
(September 07, 2009 - September 14, 2009) has been created for you.
Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book,modify, or cancel a reservation from June 11, 2009 to September 07, 2009.
National Tea Party (copy and paste the following link into a web browser)
After your room is reserved, please FreepMail me your confirmation#.
Our incredibly low room rate was negotiated based on Free Republic’s Convention attendance.
In the next few days, there will be a Free Republic link for all people attending the convention to purchase tickets.
Convention ticket and agenda information coming tomorrow!
To quote Jim Robinson ......
Pinging you to the DC 9-12 Tea Party and Convention.
Let’s see if we can get 800 - 1000 FReepers together in DC!
Bumping back Leni!
^ for info. Thx for the ping.
Wish I could. I am helping with a tea party here on July 4th and one Tuesday in Albany.
Sounds good to me. I have reservations at a hostel in Tacoma Park, but I may be able to cough up the difference to be with the group (and get a nicer room)
Does anyone know if the Pentagon City metro stop is [practical] walking to and from this hotel? I am flying in to Reagan National & plan on walking and metro, no cabs.
BTW, my daughter says there is a good Korean restaurant right by there. That alone is almost enough for me.
This is September!! You can come....
Today Andrew Wilkow on his radio show gave FR a bump and talked about the convention!!
While I had to pick my rear end up off the floor, to quote Jim again “Go Andrew!!!”
Not only did he mention speaking at the convention, he tore Letterman apart and a bunch of leftists who called trying to defend Letterman’s so called joke.
Nothing like an unashamed conservative with a microphone!!
I guess I will have to bungee cord a satellite dish on top of my Limonomonol Phonomozine so I can hear him!
Wilkow is awesome - takes no crap from leftists, has his morals in the right place and never apologizes!!
I’ve been telling everyone to check him out if they have Sirius radio or not. You can log on as a guest on their site and listen.
I LOVE WILCOW!!!!!! Now I’m really excited!!!!
How many do we have so far???
I’m not sure ....
When the tickets go on sale, we will get a better handle on it. There seems to be lots of interest.
Will you be going?
It would be great to meet you.
Well done, Brytani!!!!! Bravo!!!! : )
I’m in there with my room reservation!
I reserved the nights of 10th, 11th, and 12th. Hope that works out OK, or I can change if not.
See y’all there!
For those of us unable to attend . . .
I hope plans are being made for . . .
running commentary on FR of the events.
Maybe with some questions for the speakers from a thread on FR.
I am going! I have my tickets..flying in from AZ! I made reservations at a hotel right near Capitol Hill so I could be right in the action, but I intend to be at the dinners and whatever other things are going on!
“Does anyone know if the Pentagon City metro stop is [practical] walking to and from this hotel? I am flying in to Reagan National & plan on walking and metro, no cabs.”
The Metro is right near the Sheraton. Also heard that cabs are reasonable too. More info is coming on Metro passes that can be purchased for the day. A good deal!
We will be flying in from FResno. I will make reservations at the Sheraton. The rates are great and for me it will be easy to get everywhere from there.
Will be looking forward to meeting you.
Hubby and I can’t wait for this! We are going to the Atlanta Tea Party on July 4- anyone else having one where they are?
I think those dates are perfect.
To have some sight-seeing time, we plan to fly in on the 9th and fly out on the 15th.
This is going to be a fun event.
I know that there is a metro stop near the Sheraton, but I am not certain how difficult it is to walk to from the Sheraton. Sidewalks, crossings etc.
My desire is to use only the metro and my feet, no cabs. In the past I have done a lot in DC without using cabs. My wife recently lost her job and my business is down significantly, so coming to DC is a financial sacrifice.
I will call the hotel and if they will give me details on that I will post that info.
Isn’t he fantastic?!?!?! I was so glad when he accepted!!!
I’m starting a live thread for his show on Monday - I’ve got to find all the Freeper Sirius/XM owners.
He’s going to be as big as Rush one of these days
The Sheraton is at a Metro stop about 1 block away. They will be running shuttle buses for us to get to and from The Mall and Walter Reed.
Hold your thanks guys we haven’t pulled this off yet
So far none of us have gone insane, a very good sign!!
How are you going to do the streaming video? Ustream?
We’re flying in Wednesday Sept. 9 and staying at the Sheraton thru Sunday.
Great job lining this hotel up Brytani. The view of D.C. at night is fabulous.
“Hold your thanks guys we havent pulled this off yet
So far none of us have gone insane, a very good sign!!”
Close maybe, but this team won’t go there!! We are full steam ahead now!! :)
Great Mike! .357 and I will be there the 9th too! :)
We’re trying to figure out how to do streaming right now, and are looking for a few FR bloogers who can update those who can not come through the weekend.
Have you announced the t-shirt contest yet?
you are the one with the attacking tone here!
Southwest will not appear in searches on some travel sites - you must go directly to their site. Jet Blue and Air Tran also service BWI. If you are checking a travel website for air transportation, use the city code WAS - this causes the search engine to look at all three DC area airports (Reagan National, Dulles, and BWI) so you can see your cheapest option.
Sometimes taking Southwest to BWI can save you hundreds over the other airports (though sometimes not). But worth checking if you've willing to accept less rapid connections to save on your airfare.
Beware of DC cabs - last I was in DC they were not metered - they operate on a Byzantine “zone” system that is an open invitation for drivers to relieve you of excess cash.
I have gone to DC via BWI many times using SWA. It’s pretty easy with the Mark & Metro.
In this case my brother, who can’t come, gave me airline points for a free ticket into Reagan National. I’ll take the Metro from there to the Sheraton. I should be able to avoid cabs entirely.
Your info is good, though, and someone else will benefit from it.
I am donating a beautiful Free Republic t-shirt personalized with the winner's Freeper name. The Free Republic t-shirts are made by our own Freeper, “Seeking The Truth”. (We sure do have similar Freeper names but he is among the “original” Freepers!) I have arranged with Gene to make the T-shirt with the winner's Freeper name and the shirt will be shipped to the winner after the winner selects the size and tells Gene his/her Freeper name. Or, if desired, the winner can have the shirt made without his/her Freeper name applied.
If you have booked your room, be sure to watch for the Convention ticket sales post so you can do your best to BE AMONG THE FIRST 10 FREEPERS WHO HAVE BOOKED A ROOM AND PURCHASED A CONVENTION TICKET to enter the T-shirt drawing!
HERE ARE THE RULES:
1. The first 10 Freepers who have booked a room at the Sheraton AND have purchased a Convention Ticket will be entered into the drawing.
2. The first 10 Freepers will be assigned a number 1-10.
3. JimRob will pick a number from 1 to 10 (not knowing any names assigned to numbers). The Freeper who matches the number that JimRob chooses will be the winner!
BWI can be a good choice for some people - it needs to be said though that BWI is a bit of a distance from Arlinton, VA and can take over an hour driving depending on traffic.
Thanks for posting the info!!
It is very easy on Ustream. Very.
Only problem is, you need a power source and remote access to the internet.
If you want, I’ll give you a brief demo from the deck.
What’s the best venue?
The best web utility to do it with?
I don’t know about the best, I just know it can easily be done on Ustream.
As far as a demo, I’ll show you any time you are ready.
you have mail.
you have freep mail
I’d really appreciate that....I have no idea who will set up a live thread during the convention but I’m sure someone will
We have great FReepers who are coming forward to help! They are in the know about filming events and setting up a live stream for the weekend events! Freepers are the BEST!
Our National Tea Party Freeper Convention is going to be a Convention everyone will not want to miss!! :)
How do I get on the Freerepublic Facebook page?
If you search for it it is FreeRepublic on Facebook (no space in FR)
Transportation info from the Sheraton’s site:
“Shuttle Service: If you are flying into Ronald Reagan National Airport, we provide complimentary shuttle service every 30 minutes from 6 AM until 11 PM. Simply call the hotel from the courtesy phones available at each terminal for shuttle pickup.”
Probably a good idea to confirm this though.
Transportation info from the Sheratons site:
Shuttle Service: If you are flying into Ronald Reagan National Airport, we provide complimentary shuttle service every 30 minutes from 6 AM until 11 PM. Simply call the hotel from the courtesy phones available at each terminal for shuttle pickup.
“Probably a good idea to confirm this though.”
It is true, KeepingFaith. We were told the same in our information from the hotel. Thanks for posting that the information. Jean :)