Politics & A Pint Archive
March 9, 2011
"The Tea Party Movement: A New Form of Civic Engagement?" The recently-founded Tea Party Movement energized conservative voters in the 2010 elections and vows that it is "here to stay." This panel will examine how the Tea Party organizes and mobilizes supporters and compare it with other forms of civic engagement. Panelists: Dan Proft, WLS-AM 890 (Chicago) talk show host and political commentator, and Claire Haeg, CSB/SJU Political Science Department and specialist on neo-populist movements. This even is co-sponsored by Students Fostering Conservative Thought.