Tea Party embraces diversity

    Tea party supporters from across the country gathered at Independence Mall in Philadelphia July 31 in a first of its kind event that was held to encourage diversity within the Tea Party movement.

    The diverse group at the UNI-TEA event gathered to listen to hip-hop, punk and rock bands, and to speakers talking about the loss of jobs, income, education, and opportunity among minority communities, relative to increases in the size and power of government.

    Jeffrey Weingarten is President of UNI-TEA, the group that put on the event.

    “This is the Conservative message that we want to get to people who have traditionally almost unilaterally supported this President and this Administration even though they are disproportionately affected by the terrible policies coming out of Washington,” he says.

    Weingarten says a future UNI-TEA event will be held to discuss economic solutions and candidates the group supports.

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