The Manassas Tea Party was founded in May 2010 as an issues advocacy organization starting with a modest group of 40 or so concerned citizens representing patriots from the greater Manassas area. Since that time we have grown to a membership of several hundred patriots.
Our organization in 2010 submitted paperwork to the Internal Revenue Service requesting non-profit status as a 501(c)4 organization, but the IRS failed to respond until the 2012 election cycle. At that time they demanded intrusive and highly detailed information about the group and attempted to intimidate us. We know now our group was part of the IRS targeting of tea parties, patriot groups and conservative groups seeking non-profit status. We did ultimately receive our tax-exempt status in January, 2013, well after the 2012 election. The Manassas Tea Party is one of many tea party groups that has filed a lawsuit against the IRS for its unlawful conduct.
The Manassas Tea Party does not endorse any candidates.