Billie Tucker is a wife, a mom, a businesswoman, and now she’s a Tea Partier. At last weekend’s Heritage Resource Bank, she told an inspiring story about her frustrations with the direction our country is headed and why she became motivated to make her voice heard.

“All of a sudden I wake up, and my country is in so much trouble,” she said. “It’s affecting my kids and their future, and I gotta tell you, when they say ‘You’re a bunch of angry people,’ well wouldn’t it make you angry?”

Tucker was looking for a way to channel that anger, so last year she joined together with five others to organize The First Coast Tea Party. On April 15, 2009, she and her compatriots planned for a gathering of 500, borrowed a flag and borrowed some bunting. Five thousand people showed up. And last week, 7,000 attended.

“The movement is growing, and don’t let anyone tell you it’s not,” she says.

Watch her phenomenal story and tell us what you think.