A Tea Party Journey: Meet Our Facebook Featured Fan, Mary Kass

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“You don’t magically become a Tea Partier – it’s a journey,” says Mary Kass, president of The Greater New Orleans Tea Party. The grassroots activist and mother of three is this week’s Heritage Foundation Featured Facebook Fan, and she speaks from experience. (You can read Mary’s full story and become a Heritage Facebook Fan by clicking here.)

When Mary Kass originally told her father that she planned to join the Tea Party, the retired World War II veteran worried that an all-out media assault aimed at smearing the movement could lead to his daughter being harmed.

“I told him ‘Dad, you had your fight on Iwo Jima. This is a much different kind of fight, but it’s my fight,'” Kass said. (more…)