A few weeks ago, a young woman named Annabell Park was talking to a few of her progressive friends about how to counter the Tea Party movement’s claim that it represents the “real America.” That day, she updated her Facebook page with the following comment:
Let’s start a coffee party . . . smoothie party. red bull party. anything but tea. geez. ooh how about cappuccino party? that would really piss ’em off bec it sounds elitist . . . let’s get together and drink cappuccino and have real political dialogue with substance and compassion.
More and more of her friends replied so she started a Facebook page called “Join the Coffee Party Movement.” As of February 28, there are 29,000 members of the Coffee Party movement and chapters are forming in major cities all across the country. Coffee Party USA now has its own website.
Annabell Park on the new Coffee Party Movement:
Members of the newly formed Los Angeles chapter of the Coffee Party: