Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Perdue Enacts Annual Reagan Day in Georgia
February 6th dedicated to the late 40th president

Washington, D.C.- On April 18th, Georgia governor Sonny Perdue (R) signed House Bill 713, creating an annual day of remembrance in honor of President Ronald Reagan. The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project (RRLP), a leading force in preserving the ideas of America’s 40th president, applauds the year-long effort of Georgia legislators as well as Governor Perdue’s support in the passage and enactment of this memorial.

House Bill 713 was introduced in March of 2005, garnering support from assemblymen and senators alike. Within a month’s time the bill had passed through the house with an affirmative vote of 138-19 and through the senate with a unanimous vote of 42-0. Georgia legislators stayed the course and urged the final enactment of the bill to memorialize one of the greatest American presidents.

“Governor Perdue and his fellow Georgians have again shown tremendous support for preserving the legacy and achievements of this phenomenal leader who fought for freedom and democracy,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the RRLP. “It is more important than ever to commemorate the life of Ronald Reagan so that future generations of Americans might learn of his monumental character and triumphs as president of our nation.”

Georgia is home to three dedications in honor or Ronald Reagan including a public park and two roads named in his honor. Governor Perdue had previously proclaimed February 6th “Ronald Reagan Day” for each of the last four years. With the passage of HB 713, Perdue made this dedication permanent, displaying the importance of honoring the accomplishments and spirit of President Reagan so that neither his name nor legacy is forgotten.

“It is my sincere hope that legislators across the country look to follow Governor Perdue’s example and enact an annual Ronald Reagan Day as a way to applaud the principles of democracy and freedom,” said Norquist.

The RRLP is committed to preserving the legacy of one of America’s greatest presidents. 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