One of the most committed grassroots patriots in Arizona is in trouble.
We are four friends who want to help Vera Anderson, founder of one of Arizona’s first tea parties. Our four statements are below.

Vera was there when the grassroots conservative movement first awakened. She’s one of those true patriots who have never stopped devoting most of their time to protecting American freedoms. Vera gets good ideas, has brought many issues to the forefront, and is a leader who follows through on everything with integrity. Vera is so calm, organized and independent minded that many who know her don’t realize she has struggled with diminishing finances since 2007.

When the 2007 mortgage crisis destroyed the housing market, it slashed Vera’s income, as a real estate agent. After three years of steadily diminishing returns, Vera switched to sales for a cosmetic manufacturer, and was doing much better, in 2015. Then, her new job was taken away, when the company abruptly left Arizona.

Vera was diagnosed with Breast Cancer late that same year. Surgery was scheduled for December 2015. A second surgery followed in February 2016. Six weeks of radiation began in May. By the time Vera started a new job, July 1, 2016, she was completely drained financially. In Spring, 2018, a mild muscle pull caused an extreme tear in her rotator cuff: Surgery No. 3! When notified, Vera’s employer replaced her!

Vera’s situation is now dire: Two months with zero income, despite actively looking for employment, ever since losing her job. Her social security covers rent, but not food, gas, or other typical bills everyone has. We all know money troubles cause great emotional stress. But it hurts even to contemplate being broke, with no job in sight, at age 76, after 3 serious surgeries and radiation.

We want to give Vera at least an ample year of safety—about $20,000--enough to regroup. But we realize that finding employment after age 76, 77, 78, becomes far more difficult. Vera will never quit working till she has to, but, we want very much for her to have a safety net for her old age. She’s an intrepid survivor who weathered Cancer, while working part-time throughout the radiation treatments, and never pausing in her efforts to protect our liberties. We want to help this lady, who continues, even now, to give so much.

We hope the generosity of many patriots will descend on this page with donations that far exceed the amount requested—enough to give Vera a safety net, for the rest of her years. We conservatives give so much to candidates and foundations, each year. Let us help a real grassroots patriot who has unstintingly put herself on the line for America.

We are setting up this page so that Vera has sole access to the account and all funds.
Marianne Ferrari
Precinct Committeeman and State Committeeman in AZGOP


Vera Anderson has been a steadfast person standing up for the principles that I grew up knowing, the very foundation of this great country. Principles that brought the greatest nation in the history of mankind. That is a lot to say about a person. But she is a walking and talking example of someone who puts God and country first, above all other persons and causes.  She has been doing this ever since I have known her. When I was first elected as a precinct committeeman, Vera was doing a yeoman's job for the Arizona Republican Party--a worker doing fundraisers for candidates and the party in general. She was there putting up signs and participating in campaigns.

When I became a legislative district chairman, it became even more obvious to me that this dynamic lady was working every day for conservatism within our party, and was becoming that leader who was there doing everything necessary to keep us on the right track.

When I was elected Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, there were certain parts of the party that did not appreciate the grassroots, and withdrew their support. But, there again was Vera Anderson, riding to the rescue. And she, along with many others that she brought along with her, helped bring our state committee to the position of the Number 1 Republican State Committee in the country, during the 2012 election cycle.  She was there every step of the way, with those of us who believed in, and worked diligently for, the campaign of the People's Champion, Donald J. Trump, during his presidential campaign in 2016. She was everywhere at once and it seemed like every time I turned my back, she was there working on his behalf.

Vera never quits, even under the most extreme of times, like those she is experiencing in these days. Now, it's time for her to get some support from those of us whom she has helped, along the way.
Thank you, Vera, and now it's time to let us help you.
Tom Morrissey
Past Chairman, Arizona Republican Party
Mayor-elect, Payson, Arizona

Over the last 20 years, I have met with many people who were new to the political scene and who were seeking information on how to become a precinct committeeman or more involved in conservative politics. Most of these people had great intuitive, core conservative values. Vera Anderson was one of those I met with and she has been one of the brightest stars in our conservative community.   

I have found Vera to speak straightforwardly, but softly, without guile or subterfuge. Many of us can attest to the work she has done for the conservative cause. In the past, we all have had many opportunities to give to various causes whose worthiness we may have doubted. However, with Vera, we have full trust that our generosity will be helping a great and deserving patriot, one of our own. Please give generously.
Rob Haney
Past Chairman
Maricopa County Republican Committee

I’ve known Vera since 2010, when the tea parties were popping up all over. Her unwavering service to the American constitutional agenda has been witnessed by me and countless others for nearly a decade, now. I personally remember her monthly trips from Phoenix up to Cottonwood and Camp Verde, to help us develop our fledgling tea parties, which then joined the Northern Tea Party Alliance. Vera has always been a friend, kind, polite to everyone. It’s one of the reasons she’s so good at organizing people into groups that can get something done. Thank you, Vera!
Rose Sperry
Member at Large, for CD4, of the AZGOP Executive Committee
Former Secretary of the Yavapai County Republican Committee
Yavapai County precinct and state committeeman
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Organizer and beneficiary

Marianne Ferrari 
Phoenix, AZ
Vera Anderson 
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