Founder of Illinois TEA Party
Illinois State Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots
Denise spent 29 years working as a salaried employee in Procurement
and Project Management at two manufacturing plants, with little
interest in politics. As the primary caregiver of a special needs son,
she later became a mortgage broker just as the housing market began
to 'tank'. While trying to keep families in their homes, she watched
the market crash in October, 2008, knowing that our legislators in D.C.
had no doubt that the crisis was inevitable, due to the laws they
themselves had passed. On 2/19/09, as she watched the Rick Santelli
rant of "The government is promoting bad behavior! How many of you
want to pay your neighbors mortgage?", she got online and joined the
first voices in the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party movement.
Denise held her first tea party in Lisle, IL on 4/15/09, and when
hundreds of citizens drove hours to attend the rally from across the
state, she knew Americans would not tolerate the unsustainable
spending in our country.
Denise was asked to be the IL State Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots
in May, 2009, and is a liaison between the local groups in Illinois and
national organizations and legislators. When the Obama administration
attempted to move GITMO to Illinois in December, 2009, she rallied
tea party activists and fellow citizens to fill a high school gymnasium to
let Illinois legislators know that the worst terrorists in the world were
not welcome in Illinois. Focusing on both local and national issues, she
maintains daily communications with fellow organizers around the
state and country with a simple message of fiscal responsibility,
constitutionally limited government, and free markets.
Golden Corral Restaurant
1591 S Randall Rd
Algonquin, IL 60102
I’m pleased to say that the Bill of Rights Institute has put together Documents of Freedom, a free digital civics course with material on American history, government, and economics. The course builds on excerpts from over 100 primary sources, including the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers, presidential speeches, Supreme Court cases, and the Founding documents; and it offers an extensive set of original essays, focusing on principles such as federalism, separation of powers, limited government, checks and balances, republican government, consent of the governed, natural rights, rule of law, and due process, as well as virtues like self-governance, humility, integrity, justice, perseverance, respect, contribution, and responsibility. Of course, the materials can also be used as a free supplement to normal textbooks, and are usable for home-schooling as well as for the classroom.
The Institute would love to have teachers independently evaluate the site, and offer suggestions on how it can be improved; because it’s online, it can always be enhanced and corrected as necessary. If you’re interested in participating, please e-mail Kirk Higgins at email@example.com.
Disclosure: I was happy to be a consultant on the course, for which I received an honorarium; an introductory essay of mine will be included in the materials, though it isn’t up yet.
The Luncheon will be held the first Wednesday of the month at the Golden Corral on Randall Rd. in Algonquin at 1:00 PM. The General Meeting will be held the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM at The Huntley Park District Bldg. unless otherwise noted.
If we have bad weather the day of the scheduled meeting, please check your email for a cancellation notice before leaving the house. Thank you.
TEA...Taxed Enough Already! We are a non-partisan group of concerned citizens, based in the Huntley area, part of a national network of Americans dedicated to core principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. We support policies that lead to balanced budgets, smaller government, job creation in the private sector and a reduction of national debt to relieve the burden of the next generation.
We serve the communities of Huntley, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Hampshire, LITH, and Woodstock. Our driving conviction:
It is important to change....otherwise, we will get where we are going!
As a coalition of citizens, we are committed to advocating and promoting policies at federal, state and local levels consistent with our core principles. It's all about policies, not politics. Members may support candidates who agree with policies consistent with core principles. If you are a concerned citizen, and share our core principles, join us!
For more information on HATP, click on the About Us and HATP Members links above.
For more information about the Tea Party, click on The Tea Party link above.
The Tea Party- when you tire of screaming at the TV, we are here!
If you'd like to download "Rules for Patriots" created by Freedom Works, click on the link below and save to your computer.