Today the New York Times ran an article about Annabel Park’s exploding movement, the Coffee Party. My heart almost exploded. Not just because many of us have joked about starting the same—just to spite the Tea Party—but also because this party actually aligns with my thoughts and feelings towards the former. We need conversation and solutions, not fear mongering and militias. Coffee has always been a catalyst for great ideas, so why shouldn’t there be a political party named after it? I say hell yes, sign me up.
From the New York Times article:
The slogan is “Wake Up and Stand Up.” The mission statement declares that the federal government is “not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges we face as Americans.”