Welcome from the Ottawa County Patriots
Serving lakeshore area residents
Who We Are:
Located in South West MI, Ottawa County encompases Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven, Ferrysberg, Spring Lake, Allendale, Hudsonville, and a bit of Wyoming. (hope I didn’t forget any)
We are a non-profit educational organization providing information about our form of government, the free enterprise economic system. In particular, we address issues relating to government that affect us.
We seek to become involved in civic affairs at the local, state and national levels in order to preserve our basic rights and freedoms as American citizens. As a diverse grass-roots group of individuals, membership is open to anyone
Mission Statement: To promote awareness of Constitutional issues in the community, State, and Nation. We promote awareness through education and helping Americans understand the ramifications of current issues.
Vision Statement: To encourage Constitutional activism in our community, State, and Nation.
Action Plan: Meetings are bi-monthly to present relevant topics, inviting speakers knowledgeable on both sides of the issue. This is unique in that no other organization in West MI dares to allow an opposing viewpoint from views held by their members.
Expressing an opposing viewpoint is not just the opportunity for an attendee to ask questions. Rather, it is the completely equal opportunity to present his/her views and share the podium/microphone in a civil manner.
-This website provides members the opportunity to share their thoughts on recent issues.
-OCP members are encouraged to attend and/or participate in similar events outside of the county.
Affilliation: We share a common passion with Tea Party groups everywhere. We began our group 2009, meeting at the Holland Library and even a bar restaurant before settling in at our regular venue at the Zeeland library. Many other local and national tea party groups have a presence on the internet, providing information and education. You may wish to register at any of these although we have no official affiliation with any other group other than a common passion for our country.
Communication: While event information is posted on this site, primary communication to members is via regular email. If you would like to be added to the e-mail list and get updates on special meetings and events planned by the Ottawa County Patriots, please click “sign up for email” on the home page. Meeting are also posted on social media sites
NON-PARTISAN: Our Tea Party and most nationwide, are non partisan by legal definition. As such the IRS has designated OCP as a 501-C4. As such we do not endorse any candidate or party. Nor are we a political party. The great majority of tea party members strongly oppose the idea of a third party. Our goal is to raise awareness of issues and leave it to voters to insure the best, conservative candidates in both parties. “Working” means educating ourselves, understanding issues, positions and records of the candidates, so that the public can make an educated vote. Besides Ottawa County Patriots, we encourage others to check other information sourcess including,
While conservatism places us closer to Republicans than Democrats, many of us are also critical of Republicans. We just want the truth, and personal character according to the Constitution. There are those who say we are an arm of the Republican Party. THEY ARE WRONG.