As you read in the Morning Bell on October 14, The Heritage Foundation fully supports the Tea Party’s endeavors and believes the movement is here to stay.  Those weren’t just words; the bold statement was a call to action for Heritage and its hundreds of thousands of members.  As Heritage president Ed Feulner is fond of saying: “Onward!”

Jamie Radtke, the chairman of the Richmond, Virginia, Tea Party and this week’s Heritage Foundation Featured Fan, embodies everything that’s fresh and exciting about this movement and Heritage’s efforts to support it.  Radtke, a longtime grassroots activist who holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy, was homeschooling her children during the 2008 election season before out-of-control spending and government bailouts spurred her passionate Tea Party efforts. 

“I was really thrilled when I got involved in the Tea Party to see Heritage reach out and provide research materials and ideas about legislation we planned to push,” Radtke told Heritage.

To read more about how Heritage helps Tea Party leaders like Jamie Radtke, including at the recent, highly successful Virginia Tea Party Convention, please read this week’s Featured Fan story on Facebook! And if you’re not already a Heritage Facebook Fan, be sure to “like” us, too!