Jeff Pelline recently reported on the Tea Party Patriots’ campaign to gather signatures for its “Citizens Power” initiative. After Jeff mentioned that the “signed petitions are supposed to be returned to the county Contractors’ Board building, as in the past,” a concerned reader asked whether NCCA is a “Tea Party supporter” and “anti Union?”
Subsequently, I sent an email to NCCA asking if they are officially endorsing the Tea Party Patriot movement?
Here’s the response I received yesterday from Barbara Bashall of NCCA:
First I have to thank you for checking out the facts. I think it is so
important to do that, so that we can discuss issues on their merit and not
For clarification, the NCCA is NOT endorsing the Tea Party Patriot movement.
No doubt, some of our members are sympathetic to their cause and involved in
that movement. The Tea Party Patriots meet at the NCCA conference room as
do many other non-profit and community organizations. The NCCA rents and
donates the room to many groups and private parties in the community,
similar to the Association of Realtors.
I hope this answers your question.