The mission of the Louisville Tea Party is to advocate for fiscally responsible policies, lower taxes, and Constitutionally limited government. We will accomplish our advocacy by organizing peaceful gatherings, supporting like-minded local, state, and federal candidates and educating the community at large.
The Louisville TEA Party holds a monthly social on the third Thursday of each month, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Each event features speakers on specific topics, as well as activism updates and training for those wishing to be more effective at influencing the political environment and holding politicians accountable. Check back regularly for updates on locations and details of each month’s event.
Thursday October 15th, 2015, 6:30PM
John Moody, Executive Director
Farm-to Consumer Legal Defense Fund
John is a farmer, business owner, and executive director of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, an organization committed to restoring basic rights to food growers and eaters around the nation.
In 2011 John worked with a Louisville consumer-owned food organization that was illegally targeted for harassment and quarantine by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. By prompt application of the Kentucky Constitution’s protections and the needed public pressure on politicians, both agencies retreated and ended their bureaucratic assault on the organization’s consumers.
The story is featured in Rand Paul’s 2012 book Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds, which exposes government hurting people for innocent activities.
John will educate us on the history of government overreach in the food and farming industries, how food politics even affect where people can live, and how ordinary people are fighting to roll back 100 years of favoritism, insider deals and abuse.
Ramada Plaza Hotel, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway
Near Dairy Queen on Bluegrass Industrial Parkway
At the close of the meeting, all are welcome to join us at Stadium Joe’s, the hotel’s in-house restaurant and bar for social time and lively discussion.