On June 19, concerned residents will join together at Dellinger Park to speak out and share information with others regarding the current political situation.
From 6 to 9 p.m. speakers will present topics of interest during the event spawned from a national movement. Now occurring across the nation, the Tea Party movement sparks conversations, protests and debate in reaction to unrest with government leadership.
The Cartersville event will focus on education of several issues. Bob Poston, veteran, will speak on national defense and the importance of the military's mission. Barbara Garcia with Georgia Right to Life will address the issue of abortion. Ken Frasier will tackle the issue of national debt and balancing the budget. Speakers not yet confirmed but expected are D.A. King, president of the Dustin Inman Society, talking on illegal immigration, and Ray McBerry, gubernatorial candidate, speaking on states' rights.
Opening the ceremonies will be Suzanne Hogan singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America." Acting as emcee for the evening will be Michael Swartz.
Slated just days before voter registration ends, the Cartersville Tea Party hopes to encourage residents to vote in July and November for the candidates they most agree with. Another goal of the event is to make guests aware of the issues and to aid in their election day decision. Officials will be on hand during the Tea Party to register voters.
For more information, call organizer Doug Cochran at 770-382-0684 or 770-655-3478.