Monday, September 25, 2006

Reagan Honored in Poland
Statue of Reagan to be placed in Warsaw

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thanks to the efforts of pro-liberty Poles living in Poland, Canada and the United States, Ronald Reagan will be honored with a statue in Warsaw. The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project (RRLP), a leading force in preserving the ideas of America’s 40th President, applauds the group’s efforts to memorialize Reagan’s contributions to freedom around the world.

The stone and bronze statue will be placed across from the United States Embassy and will be unveiled on July 4th, 2007. Janusz Dorosiewicz, a Polish businessman behind the private project who spent 15 years in the U.S., told Reuters, “Reagan was the person who defeated the communists and opened the way for freedom in Poland. The statue is a way for his legacy to live on.”

“Ronald Reagan’s legacy is one of freedom and prosperity. This legacy is truly strengthened by the efforts of Janusz Dorosiewicz and the other Poles who led this initiative,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the RRLP. “We often reflect on Reagan’s domestic achievements; however dedications such as a statue in Warsaw, the former heart of Communist control help to highlight his work to rid the world of tyranny and economic oppression.”

When he took office, Ronald Reagan inherited a nation of discontent and with his economic package spurred growth and created the longest peacetime economic expansion in history. His defense politics brought about the demise of the Soviet Union, bringing freedom to hundreds of millions of people around the world, and laid the groundwork for our victory in the Gulf War. In 1989, Poland became the first nation in Eastern Europe to defeat communism.

“Reagan’s popularity stems not only from his understanding and embodiment of the American Dream, but from his dedication to the thoroughly human need for freedom and choice,” continued Norquist. “I commend the selfless efforts of those who propelled this initative and I urge all Americans and those in former Soviet nations to seek ways to preserve Reagan’s legacy for future generations.”

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

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

California Votes for Reagan
Golden State lawmakers approve statue of Reagan for Capitol

Washington, D.C. – On August 30, California’s legislature voted to place a statue of Ronald Reagan in the National Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill. Reagan’s statue will replace that of Thomas Starr King, a Civil War era Republican, as one of California’s two notable citizens in Statuary Hall. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth (R- El Cajon) was approved of by a 51-0 vote. The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project (RRLP), a leading force in preserving the ideas of America’s 40th president, praises the efforts of all involved in enhancing Reagan’s legacy.

King’s statue will be placed in the state capitol; a move which many feel will increase his profile as a great Republican orator. Reagan will join Father Junipero Serra as representatives of California in the National Statuary Hall, which under the direction of the Library of Congress, allows each state to place a statue of two notable citizens on display.

“As the only governor of California to serve as President of the United States, Ronald Reagan is the clear choice for a delegate to Statuary Hall,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project. “Thanks to the leadership of Sen. Hollingsworth, Reagan’s legacy to the state of California and to the world will continue to grow.”

California currently has 22 dedications in honor of the nation’s 40th president. Several community centers and two public schools are among the dedications in addition to the recently named Reagan Missile Defense Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

“While Ronald Reagan had an enormous effect on the world, he also played a great role in the lives of the citizens of California,” said Norquist. “Reagan brought freedom and democracy to millions around the globe while his economic policies ushered in the longest peacetime economic expansion in history. Recognizing his memory on every level is a great honor to his life and legacy.”

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