Tea Party Patriots, the wide-ranging network of Tea Party activists and local groups, is supporting Arizona's new immigration law. The group has set up a page of its website to promote a rally in Arizona being held tomorrow, and it is asking for donations online.


Tea Party Patriots leaders have said their group encompasses 15 million affiliated members nationwide. The group was one of the first national Tea Party coalitions ever launched, and it remains one of the most prominent groups of its type. National leaders hold conference calls once a week, and local groups and individual activists can sign up. It serves more as a coalition than a top-down entity, and leaders say TPP makes no decisions about national action without the input of coalition members. The group does not endorse candidates, but it does have a political action committee, which can take in political donations and spend them in support of issues or candidates, under federal election law.

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