In Mississippi, Chair-elect Jeff Powell, who has been the state RLC coordinator since 2007, put together several conference calls and in-person meetings to establish the Mississippi chapter of the RLC. The affiliate, which has established a website at http://www.mississippirlc.org/, has already accomplished a wonderful feat in establishing a Liberty Index for the state. Members are planning a 2010 Convention and will issue candidate endorsements.
In Wisconsin, Republican Liberty Caucus members in Appleton and Milwaukee gathered in November at two separate meetings to organize their affiliate. The chapter, which furnishes a website at wi.rlc.org, is in the process of sending out the Liberty Compact to Wisconsin candidates, organizing local meetings/affiliates, and recruiting new members. A top priority among members in the northern part of the state is to help RLC-endorsed Congressional candidate Terri McCormick win her September primary to face U.S. Rep. Steve Kagan (D) in November.
Below is a photo from the Milwaukee RLC meeting that took place on November 29.
Arizona and Nevada RLC members are also in the process of forming affiliates. The Arizona RLC will host a statewide RLC Convention in late January and the Nevada RLC has drafted its by-laws and charter document. Contact Ken Rineer to become active in the Arizona chapter and Dan Rego to help with the Nevada affiliate.