(CNN) - Tea Party activists from around the country will gather on Capitol Hill Thursday for a question and answer session with three of their favorite senators at the first official gathering of the Senate Tea Party Caucus.
"What we're trying to do, with Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and I'm sure eventually others, is to make sure all the activists know that we're still listening–we want to get their input, we want to keep them up to date with what we're doing. So it's more a forum than a caucus to keep that interaction going," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, told CNN.
DeMint, along with Paul of Kentucky, and Lee of Utah, are currently the only three members of the Senate Tea Party Caucus. Other notable Tea Party-backed senators – such as Marco Rubio of Florida and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin - haven't joined the caucus yet.
Ironically, the gathering of the grass roots organization will take place in a large hearing room in the Hart Senate office building that has been home to countless establishment events. Many Supreme Court justices have had their confirmation hearings in Hart Senate office building room 216 and the Senate Finance Committee held hearings in that room as it began crafting the health care reform law that helped trigger the Tea Party movement.