"We also have used donations for events like our bus tour for 9/12 last year that started with senate candidate in Nevada Sharron Angle and ended at the US Capitol on 9/12."Could you tell us a little more about your bus tour last year?
Some links of news reports would be helpful.
This is all very interesting. I am a co-founder of Greater Phoenix Tea Party, and have never met Todd Cefaratti to my recollection. I helped host the Tea Party Express bus both times and worked directly with that organization, and because I live in Gilbert, you would think they would refer me to Todd if he indeed was one of their associates.
I have been active in the tea party for two years, and have yet to see or hear of any event put on by this organization. Because Todd Cefaratti has stated that part of the monies were used in helping with the tea party express bus, I must conclude that this is a front operation.
I appreciate your illuminating this issue and will be investigating immediately.
In the name of liberty and integrity,
The bus tour that started with Sharron Angle event and ended in DC for the 9/12 march was with the Liberty in America bus and founder Beth Powers and the Contract From America organization and the founder Ryan Hecker and not the tea party express organization (although we have attended tea party express events and are currently working with them on future events). We started with a campaign rally in Las Vegas with Sharron Angle speaking and did several tea party events across the country along the way and ended up in DC for the 9/12 march in 2010. We do know people in the tea party express organization and will be working with them on future events. Myself and my operations manager were also involved in the Tea Party Express event in Searchlight Nevada.
The bus tour we did with Beth Powers organization “Liberty In America” bus again began in Las Vegas at the Sharron Angle campaign event we co did with her and we made stops in Kennesaw, Georgia, Harrison, PA to name a couple along the way. We carried a 10 foot version of the Contract From America from Ryan Hecker’s Contract From America organization and had Americans sign it along the way and delivered it in Washington DC for the 9/12 march. We had thousands of signatures on it and have it archieved now. You may contact both Beth Powers from the Liberty In America organization http://www.libertyinamerica.org/ (go to their site and you will even see pictures of the tour) and Ryan Hecker from the contract from america organization http://www.thecontract.org/ for references on our organization and myself. Both are good friends and very involved as well in the tea party movement.
Rusty Humphries the national conservative talk radio show host is also a good friend and was on the tour with us as well as the MC. He is also a reference for our organization. Here is a link referencing Rusty on our tour as well http://teaparty.freedomworks.org/events/the-rusty-humphries
We also have a tea party radio show that I co host with Bill Thompson and many other things in the works.