Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin are co-founders and national coordinators for the Tea Party Patriots, which claims to be the nation’s largest Tea Party organization with 3,500 locally affiliated groups. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Christian Science Monitor, on July 27, 2011.
Jenny Beth Martin
Named among the top 100 most influential people in the world by Times 2010 list, Jenny Beth Martin is known for her involvement in the Tea Party movement. Jenny Beth is co-founder and CEO of Tea Party Patriots, a non-profit organization with 1,800 chapters and 15 million members around the country.
Mark Meckler is co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest and most prominent Tea Party organizations.
After gaining experience in the 2010 election, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler believes incumbents will see more organized -- and effective -- challenges in their primaries in the next election cycle.
Tea Party Patriots co-founders Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin cite internal polls showing a vast majority of their members are dissatisfied with the performance of GOP leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to Meckler, members see “some concern” speaker John Boehner “can’t provide leadership” in a way consistent with Tea Party values.