In June, the Arizona and DC chapters had their first affiliate meetings. The DC chapter is very close to chartering. [UPDATE Oct. 2008: The DC affiliate is now chartered. Join the RLCDC eGroup HERE to learn more.]
On July 15, the local chapter of the RLC — which is not yet chartered — sponsored a forum with RLC member Dick Heller of Heller v. DC, the Supreme Court’s recent gun case. The youthful audience asked questions of Mr. Heller and worked to formalize a charter.
RLC member Ken Rineer organized a meeting of RLC members and activists in Tucson, Arizona on July 29. Interested parties discussed chartering an RLC affiliate in Arizona. Additionally, Joe Higgins, Republican candidate for the Pima County Board of Supervisors (District 1), was the guest speaker.
DC and Arizona are expected to submit their charter paperwork to the RLC National Committee in short order.
In Indiana, a meeting was held at RLC organizer Kevin Van Linden’s house on August 17. The chapter submitted its Charter Application and affiliate by-laws to the National Committee for consideration shortly after their meeting. Photos from the meeting follow.
[UPDATE Oct. 2008: The RLC in Indiana is chartered and has its own web site.]
Additional chapters are working to charter RLC affiliates, including Connecticut, Mississippi, Missouri, and Wisconsin.