In light of last November’s presidential election, the Mahwah Tea Party announced this week it will, at least temporarily, disband.
In an email sent Saturday from the organization’s founders and officers to its members and online followers, the Tea Party announced its future in Mahwah is uncertain.
“We have been rather quiet since the November election. We have been at times disturbed, disappointed, and even angry, as you probably have felt also,” the email said. “The fact that 60 million Americans voted against our position underscored how far this country has moved to the Socialist left.”
President Obama’s victory, as well as the victory of Democrats in state and county elections, was troubling to the group, the email said. “Republicans turned on Republicans and found fault with their individual traits, and allowed the Democratic policymakers to pick up the pieces.”
The organizers went on to say that the election results prompted their decision to cease regular meetings, which were held at the Ramapo Reformed Church in Mahwah.
“We feel the fight should continue and we pledge individually to follow the issues closely, but at this time our group effort in planning the meetings, newsletters, emails and regular communications with you will be ending for now,” the email noted.
According to the note, the party has been active in the township for the past two-and-a-half years. Meetings included discussions on national political topics, forums with local government officials, video presentations and guest speakers.
The note ended by telling former Tea Party members that the group is “confident” it will organize again at some point in the future.
The email has also been posted on the now-defunct group’s website.
According to the website for the West Bergen Tea Party, which meets in Wyckoff, it is still hosting regular meetings.