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THE EMPOWERMENT ALLIANCE

It’s time to safely and smartly control our destinies and reassume our rightful position as a beacon for the world.

Our name stems from our faith in the American people and our nation’s ingenuity as powerful tools that, when brought together on one shared mission, can control our destinies, including America’s destiny as a global energy superpower.

The Empowerment Alliance will harness the power of American ingenuity, the tenets of our free market system, and the abundance of our nation’s natural gas supply to forge a more realistic, rational, and effective approach to energy consumption and environmental conservation than the risky tax scheme known as the “Green New Deal.”

The Empowerment Alliance’s common-sense approach will engage the American people in an open and honest dialogue about the best way to re-establish the United States as a global energy superpower.

Achieving America’s Destiny for Enduring Prosperity for all Americans

Who WE ARE


WE ARE AMERICA’S COMMON SENSE ENERGY MOVEMENT

The Empowerment Alliance (TEA) was founded in 2019 to harness the power of American ingenuity, the tenets of our free market system, and the abundance of our nation’s natural gas supply to forge a realistic, rational, and effective approach to American energy consumption and environmental conservation. We are the common sense alternative to the radical “Green New Deal” tax scheme.

Americans enjoy the best air quality in a half century, largely due to increased use of natural gas. However, we rarely hear this fact. Instead, Americans are misinformed and given false promises about eliminating fossil fuels. TEA engages the American people in a fact-based dialogue about the impact of US energy policy on their daily lives.

Helping change the conversation about American energy and providing a fact-based alternative to extreme policies like the Green New Deal, TEA recruits federal, state, and local leaders to sign its Declaration of Energy Independence. And, we have built a community of nearly 300,000 energy activists with thousands more joining every week.

Our supporters include Citizens, Members of Congress, Governors, State Legislators, Mayors, City Council Members, Township Trustees, and a variety of other state and local elected officials. A full list of Declaration signers can be viewed here along with more information about TEA’s grassroots network.

We believe there are four pillars to every American’s energy birthright, and it is our moral obligation to ensure our citizens benefit from its vast natural resources

  • Affordable Energy for Our Families
  • Abundant Energy for Our Future
  • Clean Energy for Our Environment
  • Domestic Energy for Our Security

Our data-driven approach identifies pro-American energy supporters as a powerful foundation of citizens willing to stand up for sound policies and voice opposition to radical policies like the Green New Deal. Energy issues cut across party and ideological lines – everyone benefits from an American Energy Independence Agenda.

We know that inexpensive energy is key to prosperity for those who can least afford high gasoline, home heating and electricity bills. Lower energy cost means a less expensive livelihood and more buying power for American families. TEA tells the story that inexpensive energy is a moral imperative in a country blessed with vast energy resources. Any poli-tician that robs our families of their energy birthright and makes life harder by driving up the cost of energy will be held accountable for their actions.

Energy independence is America’s ace-in-the-hole for global politics, national security, and politics at home. We intend to ensure Americans understand the importance of energy to their personal lives and individual wallets when they vote.

Help our families. Keep America safe. Protect our environment. It’s that simple.

Leadership

Matt Hammond


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Matt serves as the Executive Director of the Empowerment Alliance (TEA), a national 501(c)(4) organization that promotes the development and use of natural gas to re-establish the United States as a global energy superpower. Hammond is the organization’s spokesman; responsible for building and maintaining relationships with federal, state, and local elected officials to promote TEA’s mission; direct TEA related field activities; and will play a leading role in growing TEA’s nationwide coalition and membership. Additionally, Matt hosts the Empowering America Podcast, where he will talk with members of Congress, state elected officials, and key stakeholders who are committed to re-establishing America’s place in the global energy marketplace.

Prior to joining The Empowerment Alliance, Matt served as the President for the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) having been elected to that position in March 2018. Hammond was the chief executive officer of the Association and its operations; an industry spokesman to media outlets and other forums; editor of the Association’s publication, treasurer of the Association’s political action committee; and served as the public policy advocate in Columbus and Washington D.C. on behalf of OOGA members’ interest.

Prior to joining OOGA, Matt was the senior director of government affairs for Chesapeake Energy Corporation, where he led their public policy efforts in the Ohio General Assembly and served as a member of OOGA’s Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.

Matt received his B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University.

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