Saturday, February 18, 2006

USPS Reissues Ronald Reagan Stamp
Stamp released at new 39-cent rate

Washington, D.C.- On February 16th, the United States Postal Service announced that it will reissue the Ronald Reagan Commemorative postage stamp. The new stamp will be at the 39-cent rate, replacing the previous 37-cent rate stamp bearing Ronald Reagan’s picture that was released February of 2005. The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project applauds this recognition of Ronald Reagan on the national level.

America’s 40th president fought to implement democracy and defeat the Soviet Union in the turbulent 1980s. He was commended by the American public for being a patriot possessing great moral character, strong values, and unwavering patriotism. Beyond his defeat of communism, Reagan is responsible for raising American morale in a period of disillusionment and enacting pro-growth economic policies.

U.S. voters consistently showed their support for Reagan’s economic and social policies, electing him in 1980 by a wide margin over incumbent Jimmy Carter (D) and re-electing him in 1984 in a landslide victory. In 1984, Reagan carried 49 of 50 states, winning bi-partisan approval.

Today, Reagan’s popularity continues to grow. In 2005 a Discovery Channel contest revealed Reagan as the “Greatest American” and a Gallup poll confirmed that Reagan is America’s most popular president.

“Continued recognition of Ronald Reagan on the national level makes his legacy accessible to the American people,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the RRLP. “Reagan waged a battle in the name of freedom and democratic ideals because he loved this country. Dedications such as this should continue to be made so that future generations can understand and carry on the Reagan legacy. ”

The USPS postage stamp is one of many dedications to Reagan worldwide. There are currently more than 69 dedications within the U.S. and 6 abroad.

The RRLP is committed to preserving the legacy of one of America’s greatest presidents throughout the nation and abroad. Grover Norquist, chairman of the RLLP, is available for interviews regarding Ronald Reagan’s legacy and the group’s projects. Please contact John Kartch at (202)-785-0266 or