Good Question: What Is The Coffee Party?

(CBS 5) – Recently, the Tea Party movement has flexed its political muscle, but there is a newer kid on the block. Norman Elliott asked this Good Question: We’ve heard of the Tea Party, but what is the Coffee Party?

ANSWER: The Coffee Party was started by Eric Byler and Annabelle Park in 2010. According to Byler, it began as an online meeting place where political and social ideology could be discussed. Byler calls it a “virtual town hall” with Facebook and Twitter as its primary vehicles. The Coffee Party boasts an email list of 80,000 people. Byler says it differs from the rival Tea Party in that everything discussed on it’s site must be fact based.

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