Contract from America Press Release

Contract from America

“We the People” to Assert the Power to Guide Legislative Direction


September 21, 2009

Contact: Ryan Hecker (215.880.2430) or Greg Holloway (512.585.7631)

In an initiative that harkens to the core principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Tea Party Patriots and other grassroots activists have established a project which will enable the American people to establish legislative priorities for their representatives. This new project, called “Contract from America,” offers the public the opportunity to make specific legislative suggestions in thirteen areas of public policy, ranging from health care to ethics reform, energy and environmental issues.

In true grassroots style, Ryan Hecker, from Houston, Texas, conceptualized and created the Contract from America, and brought it to the Tea Party Patriots. In discussing the project, he spoke of the need for more public involvement in the determination of America’s public policies. “Over the past decades, the majority of ideas and policies have originated in the backrooms of lobbyists and legislators in Washington DC. New legislation has often originated from special interests. These ideas and policies have proven to be tired and ineffective. I know the American people have better ideas for our government. Contract from America is their opportunity.”

Contractfromamerica.com was launched immediately prior to the Stand up for Liberty! rallies held in Texas and Ohio over the Labor Day Weekend, and was announced to the nation at the 9-12 March on Washington.

As ideas are offered online by grassroots visitors, individuals will be able to vote on ideas or suggest alternatives in each category. Editors selected from among tea party activists from around the country will choose the top three ideas in each policy area. A vote of the people will select the ideas to be presented to elected officials as the choices of the people.

Hecker noted further, “This website provides Americans with the opportunity to offer their innovative solutions to our nation’s pressing problems and to vote and comment on the ideas of others. We believe that the result of this grassroots-generated marketplace of ideas will be a document that not only represents the will of the American people, but promotes unique ideas that will breathe new life and new trust into American government. We will have a Contract From America for which we are all responsible and in which we all feel a sense of ownership.”


YES! Over 10,000 turn out!!

WOW!!! We just completed our rally in New Lenox/Joliet, IL outside of Barack Obama’s bastion of Chicago. And guess what – we had by far the largest crowd yet! To those of you in the cities where we are going to visit over the next few days you have your work cut out for you!

See the pictures and updates at our Tea Party Express blog – HERE.

We also ask that you continue to support us so we can increase our advertising for our rallies, and grow the crowd sizes larger and larger. If you would be so kind, we would ask that you please make a contribution to our “Tea Party Express” – HERE.

We’re trying to raise an additional $14,910 in the next 24 hours. You can contribute any amount you can afford from $25 or $50, to $100, $250, $500, $1,000… all the way up to $2,500, $3,500 or the maximum allowed $5,000 contribution. Again to contribute online – just CLICK HERE.

If you prefer you may also make a contribution via PayPal to the sponsoring organization that is putting on the “Tea Party Express” (the conservative group, Our Country Deserves Better Committee). To contribute via PayPal – CLICK HERE.

You can also mail in a contribution in support of this effort to our headquarters:

Our Country Deserves Better Committee
ATTN: Tea Party Project
770 L Street, Suite #1020
Sacramento, CA 95814

Your contributions will go to help fund the airing of this ad in support of the “Tea Party Express” to make sure we have as many Americans as possible turning out at our 35 tea party rallies across the country: