My chemotherapy regimen is very difficult. The effects of the scleroderma in my lungs makes breathing hard and does not seem to be improving. Therefore, I must now officially remove myself from the established leadership team and even in active participation in our group.
For those who may not know, Nancy Coppock is the original organizer and primary force behind starting and keeping the Bryan/College Station Tea Party going. While many, many people have helped and come alongside, from March 2009 until very recently, Nancy was ultimately the one who ensured that this group kept going month in and month out.
From the Leadership Team
Therefore, the leadership team would like to make the following statement of gratitude and best wishes as she steps down:
Nancy, you have influenced so many lives in the cause of liberty. Over time we will remember the things you have taught us, and only over time will we fully realize all the ways you have influenced us to value republican (little “r”) principles and action.
You alone had the vision of the B/CS Tea Party. From the first large meeting April 15, 2009 at Tanglewood Park, you faithfully emphasized and modeled both the learning and action required by the founding principles of our nation.
You encouraged us to work as a team, with no single leader. Now, you are leaving us with a team of leaders that will carry on. Nancy, your example, encouragement and exhortations have and will lead us. We pledge to continue the fight for individual liberty, to uphold the founding principles, and to pass them on to all who will embrace them.