Friday, January 27, 2006

Georgia Senate Urged to Honor Reagan
National group endorses February 6th to be recognized for Reagan, democracy

Washington, D.C. - The Georgia House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Wednesday that would designate February 6th as “Ronald Reagan Day” in the state. The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, a national group dedicated to memorializing the late president, applauds the efforts of lawmakers honoring the former president and urges the state senate to approve the resolution.

In his two terms as president, Reagan worked to rid the threat of communism overseas while boosting the American spirit. Despite the strength of growing communist states and a struggling economy, he pushed forward to succeed in halting the expansion of U.S. government and non-democratic governments abroad. His “Reaganomics” spawned one of the greatest periods of economic prosperity and development in American history.

“Ronald Reagan’s birthday is a time for Americans to recognize and appreciate the moral leadership that this great man provided,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the RRLP. “He led the fight for Democracy and his successes forever changed the international community.”

Georgia currently has three memorials dedicated to the late president, a park and two highways. Despite a majority of Georgian voters selecting native-son Carter in the 1980 election, Reagan’s humble mannerisms and valiant character won him a place in the hearts of the Georgian people in his run for re-election in 1984. He swept the state, winning over 60 percent of the votes.

“It is important that we take every opportunity to recognize President Reagan, for in his nature can be found the essence of America: brave, bold leadership,” concluded Norquist.

The RRLP seeks to name at least one monument to President Reagan in each of America’s counties, and in nations that were once Communist. RRLP Chairman Grover Norquist, a long time Washington insider, is available for interviews. Please contact John Kartch at 202-785-0266 or