Monday, January 23, 2006

National Group Supports “Ronald Reagan Memorial Parkway” in New York
State Senator Libous introduces bill to honor Ronald Reagan

WASHINGTON- Today, the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project (RRLP), a leading force in preserving the ideas of American’s 40th president, applauded the efforts of State Senator Thomas W. Libous (R-C: Binghamton) to honor the former president and urged members of the New York legislature to join Sen. Libous in supporting Ronald Reagan’s legacy of freedom and prosperity. Sen. Libous introduced Senate Bill 6425, which would designate a portion of the state route 434 in the County of Tioga as Ronald Reagan Memorial Parkway.

If passed, Senate Bill 6425 would dedicate the state route 434 from Sulphur Springs Road in the town of Owego to the western boundary of the town of Vestal, in the county of Broome. Ronald Reagan Memorial Parkway would join Warwick, New York’s Ronald Reagan Boulevard as the second dedication to the former president in the state.

“As Chairman of the Transportation Committee, Senator Libous’s leadership in preserving the legacy of Ronald Reagan is commendable,” said Grover Norquist, president of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project. “There are many ways to honor the former president’s accomplishments renaming state route 434 would be a fine example of one. The legislators in New York should take this opportunity to honor one of the greatest presidents of the 20th century.”

With his tax relief and defeat of the Soviet Empire, Ronald Reagan bestowed pride upon Americans and freedom upon the world. In the 1984 reelection, New York was one of the 49 states that embraced Reagan’s proven leadership as 3,664,763 New Yorkers voted Reagan for four more years.

“Twenty five years after Reagan’s first inauguration, it is more important than ever to preserve his legacy for future generations,” said Norquist. “By supporting efforts such as the dedication of Ronald Reagan Memorial Parkway, New York state senators and assembly members will help Reagan’s ideas to triumph.”

The RRLP is committed to preserving the legacy of one of America’s greatest presidents. Among it’s aims, the Project seeks to name at least one monument to President Reagan in each of America’s counties, and in nations that were once Communist. Grover Norquist, the RRLP President is a long time Washington insider. He is available for interviews about Ronald Reagan’s legacy and the goals of the project. Please contact John Kartch at 202-785-0266 or