Governor Perry was proud to celebrate states' rights with so many patriotic Texans last week at Tax Day TEA Parties throughout the state.
So, what do you do now that the TEA parties are over? If you haven't done so already, please text "Fed Up" to 95613 to receive a message from Governor Perry, telling you how you can get involved. You can also visit www.NoGovernmentBailouts.com to send Washington a message that it's time for a change.
There was a great crowd at this afternoon's TEA Party at Austin City Hall. More than 1500 patriotic Texans attended the event to protest Washington's out of control spending, irresponsible bailouts, rising taxes, and the overbearing encroachment of the federal government in our daily lives.
Ross Perot Jr., Hillwood Development Corp & Perot Systems Corp. Chairman, in Switzerland for Davos '09, was interviewed by CNBC about the current state of the economy. Perot praised Gov. Perry and mentioned that Texas' business friendly climate has allowed it to weather the economic downturn better than other states.
Please welcome Will Franklin to the Governor’s team.
Will joins Texans for Rick Perry fresh off his role as Campaign Manager for the successful race of first-time candidate Ralph Sheffield of Temple. In the past, Will worked for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and served at the Texas Office of the Attorney General. He also earned valuable campaign experience around the country while employed by the College Republican National Committee as a Field Representative and—later—as Field Director. Will also interned on the Bush/Cheney 2000 campaign. Will has been owner and editor-in-chief of a political blog since January of 2005, attracting more than 2.3 million unique visitors in that time and earning mention on cable news, major newspapers, and talk radio, as well as honors from the Weblog Awards.
As a special for the holiday season, Governor Rick Perry will be providing personally addressed and signed copies of his first book "On My Honor: Why The American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For" when ordered by 3:00 pm on December 19th.