About Us

Mission Statement

Our purpose in forming Asheville Tea Party (ATP) is to provide an organizational foundation for the execution of projects that advance our core values; those being specifically: the promotion and preservation of individual rights, Constitutionally-limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets.  We are a non-profit 501C4.  



Q:  Is there any charge for membership?

A:  No. We do not have members.  We have subscribers.  Sign up for our free newsletter at www.ashevilleteparty.org to stay informed and participate in our events.

Q:  What does ‘TEA’ stand for? Aren’t you a political party?

A:  TEA stands for: Taxed Enough Already. We are not a political party.  We are part of a movement to re-educate our citizens and to take our country back from our corrupt political party system that is bankrupting our nation.

Q:  What happens to my information if I donate?

A:  It remains safe with ATP.  It is not ever given to any other organization, (unless we have your permission), including the IRS.

Q:  Isn’t there a national tea party organization that ‘runs’ the tea parties?

A:  Absolutely not.  There is no ‘national tea party.’  There are only organizations that pose themselves to be so they can collect your donations that go to their salaries. ATP Board takes no salary. ATP donations stay here to bring you many events, educational forums, purchase books, DVDs, and over 7,000 Constitutions that we give away at events.
Benefits of Getting Involved


  • Weekly Tea Time Meetings to stay in formed and act on legislation
  • Become educated on the issues that face our community, state and nation
  • Become informed on political activities
  • Attend weekly meetings with speakers/see educational films/plan events
  • Send out weekly, and sometimes daily, Action Alerts on important legislation in NC and DC
  • Participate in our events locally, state wide and nationally
  • Have access to library of books and DVDs
  • Network with other tea party and liberty  groups on rallies and events locally, across NC and the nation
  • Receive weekly and bi-weekly newsletters about upcoming events
  • Access to training in leadership, election integrity, messaging, social media
  • Engage with other Patriots who share your vision to take our country back from the brink of disaster



We are a non-profit, 501 C-4 organization dedicated to restoring Constitutional authority


What We Stand For

Individual Rights

Limited Government

Fiscal Responsibility

Free Markets

We meet the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at IHOP, 229 Airport Road, Arden and the last  Thursday of the month at 6PM at Mills River Restaurant,  4467 Boylston Hwy, Mills River, NC 28759

If Tea Time is cancelled, check the newsletter and Event Calendar on our website https://ashevilleteaparty.org/?page_id=76.

  229 Airport Rd  Arden, NC 28704


For more information or to attend a meeting, or to sign up for our free newsletter, visit our website:


Jane Bilello, Chair

828 692 3117


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“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” Sam Adams, 1776 …


That time has come! We are those Patriots!
Mission Statement


Our purpose in forming the Asheville Tea Party, Incorporated (ATP) is to provide an organizational foundation for the execution of projects that advance our core values specifically:  the promotion and preservation of individual rights, Constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets.



  • To provide the general public with educational and informational opportunities in the form of public events with speakers on the topics of Constitutional rights and government activities
  • To organize non-partisan protests, known as Tea Parties, to give a forum to the general public to address their grievances to politicians of all parties
  • To raise funds for the specific purpose of paying for the administrative costs of hosting said protests, including, but not limited to printing, advertising, amplification, permit, insurance, and professional services costs.
  • To publish website of pertinent information including, but not limited to, event information and information related to the Tea Party activities.
  • To publish a periodic electronic newsletter of information encouraging interested persons to attend Tea Party activities.


Educational Activities

  • We Read The Constitution Annual Event
  • 9.11 Benghazi Memorial
  • Oath Keepers Seminar
  • Health Care Symposium
  • Voter Integrity Project Bootcamp
  • CATO Institute: Constitutionality of Obamacare
  • Rallies in DC: Obamacare/Illegal immigration
  • Asheville High School Political Event
  • Patriot Camp
  • Nullification Seminar
  • Tenth Amendment Seminar
  • Second Amendment Support

     First National Gun Appreciation Day

     Day of Resistance Rally

     Rally with Grassroots North Carolina (GRNC)

     Lobby NC Reps for Safe Schools

     Gun Control Debate

     Attend gun shows in NC

   Attend Summits:  Heritage Foundation and FreedomWorks

Support Patriot Camp

Support Make a Wish

Support Institute on the Constitution

Support Heritage Foundation

Support FreedomWorks

Support John Locke Foundation

            Given away over 7000  U.S. Constitutions

  • Voter Integrity Project Workshop
  • Voter Integrity Boot Camp Training
  • Lobby NC Reps for Comprehensive Election Reform
  • Messaging Seminar/Waking the Sleeping Giant
  • Preparedness Seminars
  • John Locke Foundation/What The Founders Knew/Federalism/Founding Documents
  • Fair Tax Seminars
  • Tea Party Conferences
  • Tea POT Conference
  • Protest IRS/NSA/Debt/Obamacare
  • Symposium:  Agenda 21: Grinding American Down
  • Fracking Seminar:  Truthland/Dispatches from the Real Gasland
  • Educational Films:  Runaway Slave; Nullification; Endgame; Jews for The Preservation of Firearms; Hating Breitbart; D’Souza’s America;2A; Agenda2:  the Masters of Deception; 
  • Lobby reps: illegal immigration/govt expansion/education/regulations/IRS/NSA/Benghazi/Fast and Furious/Syria
  • Heritage Action Sentinel Program for Action Alerts
  • FreedomWorks Activists supporting the House Freedom Caucus



Committees of Interest/Volunteers


  • Attend school board/commissioner /city council/town hall meetings/
  • Legislative Watch: Heritage Action Sentinel, FreedomWorks, John Locke, VIP, GRNC:  local/state/federal/election Integrity Project/write legislation/2A
  • Lobby legislators
  • Voter Integrity Project/Challenge ‘missing’ voters
  • Phone calls
  • Fund Raising
  • Literacy/Education/Common Core/Constitution
  • Second Amendment/GRNC/GOA
  • Gun Shows
  • Agenda 21
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Membership
  • Newsletter
  • Facebook/Twitter
  • Events
  • Graphics

Asheville Tea Party, Incorporated, (ATP) is an independent, grassroots, non-profit. We are a 501 C-4.  ATP is part of the Tea Party Movement that was formed because our political parties have failed our nation by shredding  our Constitution and bringing us to insolvency.


Help us change the direction of our nation to restore Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness ‘for ourselves and our posterity’!


Mission Statement and Board Members

Our purpose in forming Asheville Tea Party (ATP) is to provide an organizational foundation for the execution of projects that advance our core values; those being specifically: the promotion and preservation of individual rights, Constitutionally-limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets.  We are a non-profit 501C4.  


Asheville Tea Party and Asheville Tea PAC Board Members

Chairman, Jane C. Bilello, jane@ashevilleteaparty.org

John Maltry

Lee Palfrey

Lori Palfrey

Paul Rebuck

Suzanne Tzareff

 For information on the Tea Party Movement, history, core beliefs, see here:  Tea Party Platform:  http://www.teaparty-platform.com/