Doreen Finkle is a writer, author and founder of campusteaparties.com and recruiter of teaparty/conservative students. Campusteaparties is a registered 501c3 non profit organization that recruits, and trains students into the conservative movement. Currently the group has 1500 students nationwide.
Mrs. Finkle, having been born in NJ, joined a local teaparty in 2009 after the election of Barack Obama and the passage of all the “bus” bills. She noticed there were no youth at the protest and said that,”there must be youth since they are the future and that they need to know there will be no future at the rate we spend money.” After contacting several campuses and doing mini protests, Mrs. Finkle realized that more students need to be here and that the idea needed to be student based. At several rallies attempted by Mrs. Finkle she had gotten no more than 50.
After studying institutions like Rutgers and Montclair, she has concluded that the fault of lack of conservative ideology is a result of an alternate ideology expressed by both professors and administration. She claims that the professors only hire “their own kind and inadvertently discriminate against those who are conservative. The David Horowitz studies have backed this up. To further the issue, she states that the liberal minded professor actively recruits students into that movement and that is why there are so few conservatives on campus. The David Horowitz studies again back this up and say that liberal groups outnumber consevatives 3-1 on campus.
Mrs. Finkle began to make some headway in in 2010 with some groups out west using social networking. She also began to teaching Republican and other conservative groups on campus to caucus a teaparty group.
In 2011 she has picked up some groups in NJ most notably William Paterson and Montclair State. In 2011, she almost lost a group charter due to an incident that occured at a Bill Ayers event.
From September to March of that year she had been working with a group of conservatives at that campus. In March, they had enough to form a group to elect a president, vp, treasurer and others. At the initial application of the charter in the SGA (Student Government Association)office, she was told Bill Ayers was coming in 3 days. With only a handful of students she called the teaparty. At the night of the event there were approximately 70 teaparty there and 50 students. The SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) struck one of the protestors who in turn struck back. This lead to an arrest and several charges. About a week later, the charter proceded.
At the end of that year, she had received word from a student that he had to take a course in “Critical Ethnic Studies” for writing in a journal that he was proud of his ethnic heritage. Having never heard of the course she decided to research it and found it to be related to the recent “Social Justice” philosophy. In connecting the dots, she had researched the works of Phyllis Schlafly and David Horowitz and concluded that “Social Justice ” is Marxist and that our public schools are adopting this. The articles are on this blog and have been forwarded and talked about by most of the conservative media.
Todayshe has operations on most campuses in NJ.
Mrs. Finkle is born in NJ to parents who are of German, Italian and Polish descent. She is a graduate of William Paterson and Montclair State
and holds a teaching certificate in Elementary and Special Education and a Masters in Education. She has taught in the public school system since 1987-1995 and has since then become a stay at home mom who has homeschooled her children. She says the decision to homeschool her children gave her the power to choose what is best for her kids. Homeschooling was anything but “homeschooling.” The kids enjoyed home economics in Shoprite and Wood and metal shop at Home Depot. She has remained highly critical as to what public schools teach children. “The schools should be teaching Algebra for math in the second grade to keep up with China and India not sexuality and social justice.” Finkle remains an advocate for candidates who support school choice because that puts the power and decision making of what is best for the child back into the hands of the parent.
She continues to say this to the college students on campus.