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Northern Illinois Tea Party to hold second semi-annual Town Hall Meeting
From press release
Northern Illinois Tea Party will hold its second semi-annual Town Hall Meeting in an all-day event, Saturday, Sept. 25, at Stockholm Inn, Rockford. Town Hall speakers will address current events and issues including the economy and job creation, education, family life and health care. Each presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Speakers and topics include:
→ John Gile, journalist/publisher/award-winning author, “Principles Versus Personalities: Why We Will Win”
→ Lawrence Jacobs, vice president and managing director, World Congress of Families, The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, “The Natural Family—Bulwark of Liberty”
→ Dr. Terry Noel, associate professor of management and quantitative methods, Illinois State University, “Out of Thin Air: What Money is, and Why Ours Isn’t” (The Federal Reserve)
→ Retired junior high Social Studies teacher Terry Maier, “Success in teaching Jr. High History from original sources”
→ Chris Jenner, school board member, “Shenanigans, Chicanery And Buffoonery—the SCAB on our “Public” School System—Problems, Causes, Solutions”
→ Nancy Iwanovitsch, editor, Illinois Conservative, “What I learned on the way to founding a magazine for Illinois conservatives”
→ C. Steven Tucker, insurance broker & subject matter expert for The Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine, “The Truth About Health care Reform”
Admission prices for the all-day event, including a lunch of Swedish pancakes or Swedish meatballs, is $15 per person or $25 per couple, $11 per student. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (779) 348-8114.
Tea Parties began as a national, grassroots movement to foster respect for our nation’s Constitution and to encourage greater citizen participation in and control over government. Town hall meetings provide citizens with information on and discussion of important issues that will affect their lives. Northern Illinois is one of more than 50 member organizations affiliated with the statewide Illinois Tea Party.
From the Sept. 22-28, 2010 issue