2016 Annual Grassroots Conference Nov. 11 & 12, 2016 "After the Elections, Where do we go from here?"
What: "Strategy, Training and Networking" The 2nd Annual Conference of the Informed Citizen Network (Olympia TEA Party)
When: Friday Reception & Social "Matrix Reloaded" costume contest with door prize.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Marty McClendon won the Smoked Salmon door prize for best Matrix Reloaded outfit. Congrats!
Saturday Conference 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lunch Included. The Reverend Wayne Perryman was our featured lunch hour speaker.
Where: La Quinta Inn & Suites 4600 Capitol Blvd. SE Tumwater, WA 98501
Glen Morgan: Property Rights Activist / Writer / Video Journalist
Topic: Successful Public Records Requests
Glen Morgan Formally with the Freedom Foundation, Glen was the Grassroots Director and the Property Rights Director there from 2011 until January 2015. He is a frequent writer and speaker on property rights, the environmental movement, Big Government, and the importance of citizen activism.
Senator Pam Roach, President Pro Tem of the WA State Senate
Topic: The Will to Win Senator Roach is perhaps our most experienced State Senator and is a tireless advocate for property rights, our Constitutional Rights, Common Sense Government, and Fiscal Responsibility. She brings a listening ear and years of experience and wisdom to any topic.
Robert Schilt, Center for Self Governance / Grass Roots Activist
Topic: Overview of CSG Training Robert Schilt is the western Washington volunteer coordinator for the Center for Self-Governance (CSG). He has received the Brushfires of Freedom award from CSG in 2015 for his work promoting CSG training and for mentoring a successful KTR (Keep the Republic) team.
Wally Brown, Blue Star Productions / Grass Roots Citizen Activist
Topic: Using Video Effectively
Wally Brown dedicates much of his time and energy to investigative video reporting in Western Washington State. His investigative work focuses on statewide and regional policy making events, local issues, public health, and property rights.
Christopher King, Mortgage Movies Journal / Videographer & Advocate
Topic: The Power of Video Christopher King worked as a writer, editor, and photojournalist in the late 1980s before law school, and subsequently as an Assistant Attorney General, in Civil Rights. He worked for a decade in land-use issues. He now maintains Mortgage Movies Journal.
2015 Conference Speakers
Ethan Blevins, Attorney for Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF).
Topic: Due Process Ethan Blevins is an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, a public interest legal watchdog that fights for constitutional rights and limited government. Ethan’s legal work includes property rights, environmental law, and privacy rights. He received a BA in Political Science from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a JD and LLM from Duke School of Law. He enjoys writing fiction and poetry, volunteering with his church, and spending time with his wife and two children.
Richard Burke of Western Liberty Network (WLN).
Topic: Afternoon Training Session (various topics):
Ricahard come to us with a wealth of experience and information from years work in grass roots politics in the Pacific NW, especially Oregon.