Debilyn Molineaux, Coffee Party USA President
Since that awful day in 2001, I’ve been very clear about one thing. Fear is a weapon. Those who seek to control us, the people, wield fear as a weapon to control our reaction, our attention and pervert our American values. But what is fear, really?
When our survival mode kicks in due to physical threat, fear is real and grounded. It may keep us alive. I’ve felt fearful around violent or intoxicated people...a remnant of childhood when my survival seemed at risk. But this is a very different fear from imagining a violent incident or out-of-control situation. This type of fear is ungrounded. It is based in our minds by focusing on bad things that MIGHT happen. ... [more]
A Message To Our Members
Tim Danahey, Coffee Party USA Director of Public and Member Relations
It is that time of the year. I want to take this opportunity to wish all of our members and their families Happy Holidays. Coffee Party USA is intent on continuing our progress in ensuring every single American has a voice as we move the tenets of this organization forward to make this a better country for us all.
Would you like to volunteer?
Jane Colgan, Coffee Party USA Volunteer of the month
We have chosen to use a section of the newsletter each month to tell you about our different volunteer opportunities in the Coffee Party and introduce some of many volunteers. It’s your chance to make a difference. We have many volunteer opportunities and this month we’re going to introduce you to one of our wonderful volunteers. Without volunteers, we would get very little done.
So let’s dive right in and I will tell you about one of our volunteers here at the Coffee Party. Her name is Jane Colgan and Jane lives in the frosty suburbs of Detroit. A native of the Big Apple, Jane doesn’t seem to mind the brisk winters and loves the seasons. ... [more]
YES! Membership is power
Jeanene Louden, Coffee Party USA Director & Treasurer
Thank you to all our new and renewing members! And thanks, as always to our continuing sustaining members. Our all- volunteer, grassroots movement operates solely on the generosity of people like you: no big money, no sugar daddy, no corporate sponsorship - just good people like yourself. ... [more]
Board Development Group Report
Leah Spitzer, Board Development Work Group Chair
Coffee Party USA is a volunteer driven organization and our leaders come out of the volunteer workforce. If you would like to be a part of our work, consider volunteering with an eye on leadership. To run for our Board of Directors in 2016, you must be an active member of a workgroup by Jan 1, 2016. To volunteer, go to www.coffeepartyusa.com/volunteer.
We want a diverse group of bloggers and writers to counter MSM dereliction
Egberto Willies Coffee Party Director, Newsroom
The country has been hit by two terrorist attacks in less than one week. Both incidents were effected by Americans, domestic terrorism. One seemed to be inspired by ISIS the other inspired by domestic ideology.
Many will try to exploit these events for political gain. Many politicians have resorted to irresponsible rhetoric that has placed many of our Muslim American brothers and sisters at risk ... [more]
Bobby Rodrigo, Coffee Party USA Director of Internet Infrastructure
The Coffee Party USA website continues to grow. One of our goals this year was to expand to local communities better. The website now includes a list of social media pages that now exist. The intent is to bring people together in more local communities and give a place to interact with their neighbors.
We do this hoping to expand our mission and to help our communities hold elected officials accountable. We want ideas and help from all of our local members and volunteers. Please join us.
We are ready for 2016
Mark Gilbert, Coffee Party Director of Campaigns and Actions
Intersection of Faith and Politics Explored
As 2015 comes to a close, it's important to reflect back upon just how much the Coffee Party's Campaigns and Actions Workgroup has accomplished this year. Have you participated in any of this past year's events?
Since January, we have ... [more]