On June 13, IREHR vice president, Devin Burghart, had the honor of speaking to the annual Rural Organizing Project's (ROP) Rural Caucus and Strategy Sessrion about the relationship between the Tea Party and paramilitary groups like the Oath Keepers.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the Koch Brothers-backed national organization that has been working with Tea Party groups, has abandoned operations in Oregon, according to new research by IREHR.
As the third part of our investigation into the troublesome line-up at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition convention, IREHR examines a Tea Party activist who has traveled the country teaching a curriculum that refers to African-American children as “pickaninnies,” claims that the treatment of slaves was “humane,” and that “the economic system of slavery chained the slave owners almost as much as the slaves.”
Quietly, without comment or apology, the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition has removed a second troublesome figure from the website of the group’s fourth annual convention.
Here's our annual countdown of some of the most popular issues in 2014 at IREHR.org.
Just days after lashing out at President Obama’s immigration actions, a leader of a national Tea Party faction claims to be strategizing with retired military generals to overthrow the “Obama regime.”
Even before President Obama entered the East Room of the White House to give his speech outlining a series of executive actions on immigration reform, some, though not all, national Tea Party factions were whipping up a Tea Party nativist frenzy.
IREHR has documented many of the human rights setbacks in the 2014 elections. At the same time, there are some important victories to highlight. These include victories in areas of women's rights, pro-worker legislation, and gun safety.