Republican Liberty Caucus members in Massachusetts held a successful charter-petitioning event this past Monday. Members of the MassRLC Organizing Committee, along with RLC member Karla Romero, hosted an event at Vlora in Boston to collect signatures of RLC members from across the state. Members of the organization gathered to petition the RLC Board of Directors to officially charter the Massachusetts chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus.
MassRLC Organizing Committee members Kevin Martin and Shelly Ortelt were on-hand to lay out a direction for the organization, explain to the members the structure of the organization and describe the types of projects the MassRLC will be focusing on. In addition, proposals for action on a few local legislative issues were given as near-term goals. The event culminated with the members in attendance signing the official petition to charter the MassRLC and voting in an interim board for the organization:
- Chair: Kevin Martin
- Vice-Chair: Shelly Ortelt
- Secretary: Keith Messina
- Treasurer: Kamal Jain
The Massachuestts RLC Organizing Committee would like to thank the members who attended for making it out to Vlora for this special event and Karla Romero for helping to organize the event. The National RLC would like to thank Ed and Marie Lopez-Reyes for serving as liaisons between the National chapter and the prospective Massachusetts affiliate as well as the Massachusetts RLC Organizing Committee — and in particular Shelly and Kevin.
The next steps will be to submit the charter application to the RLC Board of Directors and call to order the first executive board meeting. We encourage you to join the Mass RLC Facebook group and the Mass RLC Yahoogroup to keep up to date on future activities. Please join the RLC today!