Political activist addresses GOP women’s club
By Kitty Conley email@example.com May 21, 2013 10:30AM
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich (right) speaks with Ronny and Barbara Mitchell of Griffith, parents of Lake County Officer Paul Mitchell who was killed in 1999, after the annual Lake County Police Memorial Service at the Lake County Sheriff's Department in Crown Point, Ind. Friday May 17, 2013. The service included a reading of names of officers killed in the line of duty, a helicopter fly over, a firing party and the playing of Taps. | Stephanie Dowell~Post-Tribune
Updated: July 27, 2013 3:00AM
CROWN POINT — The Mid Lake Republican Women’s Club welcomed Monica Boyer to a recent meeting, attended by about 20 women and one man who came to listen to the woman who wrote “Not On My Watch,” a book on political activism.
Boyer is a tea party activist who has asked her group in Kosciusko County to become active “Reagan Republicans.”
Boyer is the founder of the Kosciusko Silent No More and is also co-founder of Hoosiers for a Conservative Senate.
She told the group that she is the mother of 4 and had been running a day care in her home when she observed that she and others like her were being “regulated out of business.”
Boyer said, “I am a lifelong Republican,” and has voted in every election, but was not politically active. Seven years ago she became active in the political arena.
Former governor Mitch Daniels was going around the state in his big bus and he promised her and her friends that if he was elected he would look into regulation in her field of business.
“I always thought that the people on the floor of the House were gods. She found out that they put their pants on the same way we do,” said Boyer.
She and her friends learned how to lobby for passage or against a bill. They have been meeting every week since 2009. She admitted that organizing a tea party is like herding cats.
Boyer passed out a two-sided sheet on how to set up a “Kitchen Table Activism” program, encouraging others to contact representatives.
“The form even says if you have the phone numbers with you and I email you on the beach. You’ll be able to make that call. Easy peasy.”
Her primary message was that “We have a spiritual problem in this country.”
JoAnn Ricci, the president of the Mid Lake Republican Woman’s Club, was happy to welcome Boyer.