As those advocating Keynesian economics and the vast expansion of the federal government continue to control our country, the grassroots movement to return American to Constitutional principles continues to expand. The Republican Liberty Caucus is leading the grassroots effort to take back the Republican Party.
As part of the RLC effort, three new state affiliates have recently chartered to provide resistance to government growth and to a GOP that has lost its core principles. Activists from across the states of Alabama, Tennessee, and Washington have come together to form new RLC chapter affiliates.
RLC members recently chartered their affiliate in Alabama.
In Alabama, the new affiliate includes former Birmingham City Council member Dr. Jimmy Blake, homeschooling mom Shana Kluck, and longtime libertarian activist Steve Gordon. The Chair of the affiliate is attorney Scott Boykin. The Alabama affiliate plans to set up a web presence shortly. According to Gordon, the group is extremely energetic and ready to recruit more members. A press release about the group’s formation is available here.
The Tennessee group came together under the skilled leadership of Dr. Joe Dumas and former Hamilton County School Board candidate Gregg Juster. The group has already established a website and is selling RLC merchandise to reach out to prospective members. Additionally, Tennessee RLC Vice-Chair Matt Collins, 27, recently tied an establishment candidate in a competitive and multiple-ballot race for Davidson County GOP Chair. A run-off will occur soon to determine the winner of the race.
The Washington RLC is now off the ground, thanks to organizer John W. Herr of Pierce County. The affiliate is hoping to expand its membership and capitalize on the 23% received by Ron Paul in the 2008 GOP Presidential primary in the state. Interested parties should visit the Washington RLC page to become involved in the affiliate.
The District of Columbia RLC affiliate recently held its re-organizational meeting, the Maryland RLC will soon be submitting its charter, and the Virginia RLC is hosting a re-organizational Conference Call this Sunday night. Across the country, the movement for limited government is alive and well — thanks to the Republican Liberty Caucus.