Who we are…

Citizens United by our core values derived from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, the Bill of Rights as explained in the Federalist Papers.


The Mount Vernon Area Tea Party is comprised of members from Mount Vernon, Burlington, LaConner, Conway, Stanwood, Camano Island, Arlington, Concrete, Sedro-Woolley, Marblemount, Bow, Lyman, Hamilton and Alger (Everett and Marysville as well).

Our Mission

The impetus for the Tea Party movement is excessive government spending and taxation. Our mission is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values of Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets. We endeavor to reverse deficit spending and the concentration of power in central government, in order to preserve states’ rights and individual liberty for future generations.

The Mount Vernon Area Tea Party is a grassroots, collaborative volunteer organization made up of everyday American citizens from all across the greater Skagit Valley.  Simply, Americansunited by our shared core values. As an organization dedicated to America’s founding principles of Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, Free Markets and Individual Responsibility, we recognize the strength of  the grassroots movement powered by activism and civic responsibility at the local level.  The Mount Vernon Area Tea Party unites like-minded individuals, educates and informs others based on our core values, and works to secure public policy consistent with those values.

Core Values

Fiscal Responsibility:

Fiscal Responsibility by government honors and respects the freedom of the individual to spend the money that is the fruit of their own labor. A constitutionally limited government, designed to protect the blessings of liberty, must be fiscally responsible or it must subject its citizenry to high levels of taxation that unjustly restrict the liberty our Constitution was designed to protect. Such runaway deficit spending as we now see in WashingtonD.C. compels us to take action as the increasing national debt is a grave threat to our national sovereignty and the personal and economic liberty of future generations.

Constitutionally Limited Government:

We, the members of The Tea Party Patriots, are inspired by our founding documents and regard the Constitution of the United States to be the supreme law of the land. We believe that it is possible to know the original intent of the government our founders set forth, and stand in support of that intent. Like the founders, we support states’ rights for those powers not expressly stated in the Constitution. As the government is of the people, by the people and for the people, in all other matters we support the personal liberty of the individual, within the rule of law.

Free Markets

A free market is the economic consequence of personal liberty. The founders believed that personal and economic freedom were indivisible, as do we. Our current government’s interference distorts the free market and inhibits the pursuit of individual and economic liberty. Therefore, we support a return to the free market principles on which this nation was founded and oppose government intervention into the operations of private business.

Our Philosophy

The Mount Vernon Area Tea Party is a non/trans/multi-partisan grassroots organization of individuals united by our core values derived from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, the Bill of Rights as explained in the Federalist Papers.  We hold that the United States is a republic conceived by its architects as a nation whose people were granted “unalienable rights” by our Creator. Chiefly among these are the rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Tea Party Patriots stand with our founders, as heirs to the republic, to claim our rights and duties which preserve their legacy and our own. We hold, as did the founders, that there exists an inherent benefit to our country when private property and prosperity are secured by natural law and the rights of the individual.

We are effectively working to reinstate our Constitution as our Founding Fathers intended through education.  As Citizens of the United States of America; we can not support, subscribe to or endorse any individual, legislation, bill, law or decree that diminishes or conflicts with those freedoms, sovereignty and unalienable rights provided every citizen under the Constitution of the United States and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

Just as Samuel Adams argued in 1773 that the Tea Party was not the act of a lawless mob, but was instead a principled protest and the only remaining option the people had to defend their rights.  Today’s Patriots see our growing grassroots people’s movement as a principled and necessary step designed to protect the freedoms that have been enjoyed by Americans to date and to halt further erosions of our Constitutional rights.

We are not affiliated with any politician, political group or political party. We strive to unite and educate citizens regardless of political affiliation.  The Mount Vernon Area Tea Party is not ‘bipartisan,’ we are TRANS-partisan.  Participants are made up of Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Independents and others that have come together to support the founding principles of our Great Nation.

Please consider contributing to help continue and grow the movement. We are a grass roots, trans-partisan group that relies on volunteer participation and donations. Like many other organizations, we’re mostly powered by the generosity of our wonderful patriots.

Absolutely no donations are kept for profit.

100% of donations go toward covering the costs of Mount Vernon Area Tea Party activities.

Donations are always welcomed and are greatly appreciated.

Donations are NOT tax deductible at this time.

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