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MISSION STATEMENT -

The Lewistown (MT) Tea Party is a group of like-minded individuals who believe that American citizens are better served by governments (local, state and federal) that are limited in scope and size, fiscally responsible, and responsive to the collective will of the people.

We believe in the power of free enterprise, the benefits of individual freedoms and responsibility, and the integrity of the constitution of the United States.

As individual members of this group, our mission is to educate ourselves about the implications of legal and operational decisions made by our elected and appointed government officials, and to take action to ensure that these decisions are made in the best interests of the citizens as defined above.

PHILOSOPHY -

The Lewistown (MT) Tea Party organized in response to the rapid growth in the size, reach and cost of government which has resulted in spiraling deficits and debt. We believe the success of our nation is the product of free enterprise, individual rights and freedoms, and personal responsibility, and this accelerating growth in government is a threat to the economic and personal security of ourselves and future generations.

Our response is to educate ourselves and then share our knowledge with others so that we elect officials who will actively work to stop this unsustainable growth and restore our government to a model that follows the principles of the Constitution.

LEADERSHIP and MEMBERSHIP -

The Lewistown Tea Party was established as a non-profit, ad hoc group of concerned citizens with no elected or de facto leadership or officers. 

A "steering committee" meets at least monthly to plan and organize events, actions, and communications with members and the public.  Decisions are made by consensus, and fund records, as well as meeting minutes, are maintained by designees of the committee.

Steering committee members receive no compensation and their activities and responsibilities are largely voluntary.

Members at large attend general meetings and events and voluntarily contribute their support, both financially and ideologically.