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Rep. Thomas Massie to headline 2021 RLC National Convention

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We are pleased to announce Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky will be the keynote speaker at the 2021 RLC Biennial Convention. Rep. Massie has been an outspoken critic of the government response to COVID-19 and was the only representative in Congress with the courage to stand against the madness and ask that the first $2 trillion relief bill be given an actual hearing and roll call vote.

Join us at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida, on June 26th & 27th as we “Breathe Life Back Into Liberty”. If you’re a grassroots leader in the Liberty Movement, this is a can’t miss event. Other speakers include:

  • Rep Byron Donalds, US Congress, Florida District 39
  • Rep Anthony Sabatini, Florida House District 32
  • Kim Klacik, President Red Renaissance PAC
  • Heather Wagenhals, Unlock Your Wealth Foundation
  • Matt Nye, RLC National Chair
  • John Dennis, RLC Vice-Chair & Chairman of the Republican Party of San Francisco
  • Bob White, RLC of Florida Chair

You can learn more about the program details here.

Early Bird Registration Ends in Less Than Two Weeks!
Register before May 25th and secure your early bird registration price of $125! After May 25th the price goes up to $175, so don’t wait – register now!

We have also secured a special group room rate with the Rosen Centre of $124. Call (407) 996-9840 and mention group code “RLC” or book online here. The room block also expires on May 25th.

RLC of Colorado Responds to “Marxist Conspiracy” Facebook Post

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RLCCO Facebook Post

It has come to our attention that a former member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Colorado created a Facebook post on Tuesday that insinuated that the recent mass shooting in Boulder was part of a “Marxist conspiracy.” Our organization does not condone that characterization and we unequivocally disavow this poorly-conceived, horribly-timed post.

Despite the fact that a phone number and contact information are included on our website as well as all communications with the press, Marianne Goodland, journalist for Colorado Politics and the Denver Gazette made no effort to contact Sue Moore, Chairman of RLCCO.  “To say that this was a calculated misrepresentation of our organization would be an understatement”, says Moore. “Furthermore, Ms. Goodland claims that the post was ‘unsigned.’ That is another falsehood,” Moore continues.

We are deeply saddened by the events that happened in Boulder and find it extremely unprofessional that a journalist with Ms. Goodland’s experience would seek to attack our organization on the basis of a single Facebook post from a former member without substantiation.  

We will continue our work of holding Republicans accountable to conservative principles in Colorado via the Liberty Scorecard <http://libertyscorecard.rlcco.org>.

For more information, please contact Sue Moore, Chairman RLCCO at 303-349-6185

RLC National Board Condemns RLCCO Facebook Post About CO Shooting

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RLCCO Facebook Post

MELBOURNE, FL – In response to the shooting that occurred on Tuesday, March 22nd, at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, the Colorado chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus posted a statement on Facebook that implied recent shootings were part of a “Marxist Party” plot to enact stricter gun laws.

This statement from the Republican Liberty Caucus of Colorado does not represent the views of the Republican Liberty Caucus. The Republican Liberty Caucus Board of Directors disagrees with this statement and disavows it.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those killed by the shooter. We condemn the heinous actions of the killer and hope justice is served swiftly.

Updated 03/25/21 07:13pm: The content in question was posted by a former RLC of Colorado member that still had admin access to the state’s Facebook page. The post was not approved or sanctioned by the leadership of the RLC of Colorado. The RLCCO State Chair has removed both the post and the individual’s access to the page.

About the Republican Liberty Caucus
The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government, and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest continuously operating organization within the Liberty Republican movement.

RLC of Arizona publishes Third Annual Legislative Scorecard

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The Republican Liberty Caucus of Arizona Publishes Third Annual Legislative Scorecard

The 2020 Liberty Index is the third annual legislative scorecard published by the Arizona chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus. The Liberty Index scores state legislators on 20 pivotal bills/votes from the 2020 legislative session that either advanced liberty or diminished liberty.

View the full scorecard and see how Arizona’s legislators scored: https://www.scribd.com/document/466499453/Liberty-Index-2020

RLC Endorses John Mills for Florida’s 1st Congressional District

John Mills

NAVARRE, FL – The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has endorsed John Mills for Florida’s 1st Congressional District.

Mills is a retired U. S. Navy pilot with nearly 40 years combined uniform and civilian service – he knows how to handle crisis situations quickly and effectively.

“America is in a crisis situation, and Mills is prepared to face our challenges head on,” said Matt Nye, RLC National Chairman. “We are proud to endorse John in this race because he is a fighter, and we know he will follow through on this promises.”

The first Congressional district has more veterans than any other district in the country.

“Despite President Trump’s valiant efforts to reform the Veterans Administration, our veterans still don’t receive the level of care they should,” said Nye. “As a veteran himself, John will fight to ensure our veterans receive the assistance they so justly deserve.”

Mills believes in the philosophy of liberty and freedom as presented in the Declaration of Independence, and the enumerated powers of the Federal government as set forth in the Constitution. He thinks the current size of the federal government must be greatly reduced to fall within its Constitutional limitations.

“John is a staunch believer in the framework of limited government outlined by the US Constitution,” Nye said. “He has taken on numerous leadership roles in our organizations by building his local charter, organizing Second Amendment Rallies and serving on both our state and national boards.”

RLC endorsements are given only to those who advocate in accordance with the organization’s principles of individual rights, limited government, and free markets.

About the Republican Liberty Caucus
The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government, and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest continuously operating organization within the Liberty Republican movement.

http://johnmillsforcongress.com
https://www.facebook.com/JohnMillsForCongress/

RLC Endorses Willie J Montague for Florida’s 10th Congressional District

Willie Montague

ORLANDO, FL – The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has endorsed Willie J Montague for Florida’s 10th Congressional District. Montague is a pastor and has founded multiple nonprofit organizations whose focus is to empower and mentor young men between the ages of 18-25 seeking a second chance at life.

“Willie has worked on the front lines for 16 years to provide young men a second chance at a better life,” said Nye. “He has witnessed first-hand the destruction caused by the failed policies of the left, and he wants to see it stopped.”

Montague also cites second amendment rights, advocating for job creation, tax reform, market-based health care reform, and standing firm to uphold legal immigration as reasons for running. If elected, Montague says he will “go to Washington, D.C. to fight for limited government and a return to the constitutional role of governance.”

“Willie shares our view that elected officials should be citizen legislators, along with our philosophy of what constitutes good governance”, Nye said. “We are proud to support him in his bid for Florida’s 10th Congressional District.”

Candidates seeking endorsement by the RLC are rigorously vetted, and endorsements are given only to those who show strict adherence to the organization’s principles of individual rights, limited government, and free markets.

About the Republican Liberty Caucus
The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government, and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest continuously operating organization within the Liberty Republican movement.

RLC Endorses Kat Cammack in Florida’s 3rd Congressional District

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Kat Cammack

GAINESVILLE, FL – The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has endorsed Kat Cammack for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District.

Cammack is a small business owner, an alumnus of the United States Naval War College, and the longtime former Deputy Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager to Congressman Ted Yoho (R, FL-03). She is competing in the crowded Florida 3rd Congressional Republican primary race for the soon to be vacated seat of Congressman Ted Yoho.

Cammack stood firm alongside President Trump in 2016 to fight for the America First agenda and against the threat of socialism.

“The masks have come off, and the Socialists are now operating in broad daylight in Washington, D.C.,” said National RLC Chairman Matt Nye. “We are proud to endorse Kat in this race because we know she will fight for our values in Congress.”

Cammack is a concealed carry permit holder and a board member for the Alachua County Friends of NRA. In addition to her desire for limited government, she is firmly committed to protecting our right to keep and bear arms.

“The founders understood the right to bear arms was crucial to the survival of our nation,” said Nye. “As we watch events unfold in the wake of COVID-19 and the death of George Floyd, it is more important than ever we have members of Congress that will fight to preserve this precious right.”

RLC endorsements are given only to those who advocate in accordance with the organization’s principles of individual rights, limited government, and free markets.

About the Republican Liberty Caucus
The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government, and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest continuously operating organization within the Liberty Republican movement.

Follow Kat on Social Media:
Twitter: @Kat_Cammack
Instagram: @KatforCongress
Facebook: @Kat Cammack

RLC Opposes Dem Sponsored H.R. 4710 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Bill

Prescription Drug Graphic

The Republican Liberty Caucus has issued a statement in opposition to H.R. 4710 “Pharmaceutical Independence Long-Term Readiness Readiness Reform Act” by Representative John Garamendi, D-CA-3.

Forcibly localizing this supply chain would be a substantial undertaking which would require finding new sourcing in the U.S. If there is no existing alternative, it would be a long process to set up an alternative and lead to higher prices and reduced access.

This legislation, if passed, would place unnecessary sourcing requirements on medicines and medical inputs purchased with federal dollars and will disrupt existing supply chains, invite retaliatory actions from trading partners, and threaten timely access to medicines.

During this unprecedented health crisis, a Buy American policy could even threaten our ability to adequately respond to those in medical need because of the pandemic.

We urge Congress to reject any Buy American policy on medicines. This protectionist proposal has no place in our healthcare system and will upend complex and efficient supply chains, leading to higher prices, threatening access to medicines, and opening the U.S. to retaliatory measures from other countries. Increasing diversity in the supply chain should be encouraged. However, mandating production in America is the wrong way to do this.

Instead, Congress should pass legislation to attract more advanced domestic manufacturing by offering competitive incentives. Offering more incentives would help firms construct advanced manufacturing facilities in the USA and encourage the use of new technologies.

RLC Issues Statement of Support for Amash’s Ending Qualified Immunity Act

Justin Amash on Steps

MELBOURNE, FL – The death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minnesota police officer last week is another in a series of horrific examples where unarmed citizens – of all races and ethnicities – have died at the hands of police even after being subdued or while complying with their orders.

While race may play a troubling role in some of these incidents, this pattern of behavior is rooted in a lack of accountability. We believe the doctrine created by the Supreme Court known as “qualified immunity” is a root cause of the rise in police misconduct and incidents like the death of Mr. Floyd.

Under qualified immunity, which began in 1967, police are immune from liability unless the person whose rights they violated can show there is a previous case in the same jurisdiction, involving the exact same facts, in which a court deemed the actions to be a constitutional violation.

This is a perverse and, except in the rarest of cases, unattainable bar. By effectively immunizing police officers from liability, even when their actions are clearly unconstitutional – and in the case of Mr. Floyd, just plain heinous – qualified immunity insulates police from the consequences of violating the rights of the citizens they have sworn to serve.

We support the brave police officers who protect our communities, and we believe action is required to restore the relationship between the police and the citizens. We implore members of the US House and Senate to support the Ending Qualified Immunity Act sponsored by Rep. Justin Amash so we can enact the reforms necessary to prevent tragedies like the cruel and senseless death of George Floyd.

Barbershop in Alabama defies cease & desist order; receives $500 fine

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Joel Edwards, a barber in Mobile, Alabama decided to say “enough is enough” and safely reopened his shop in defiance of the State’s “Stay-at-Home” order.After weeks of being shutdown, he could no longer afford to obey the tyrannical orders.

He and his partners thoroughly sanitized the shop and took appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of their customers.

And of course, the customers who came in did so voluntarily – they chose to accept whatever risk there may be and patronize Mr. Edward’s business.

So what happened?

The City of Mobile’s Public Safety Director James Barber walked into the store and threatened to arrest Mr. Edwards and charge him with violating the governor’s order… for giving haircuts!

Mr. Edwards was forced with an impossible choice: face economic ruin or go to jail.

That is the same choice countless Americans are faced with right now.

If we don’t act now, we may never recover. That’s why the Republican Liberty Caucus is asking you to do the following:

  • Sign our petition to governors across the country demanding they End the ‘Emergency’ Power Grabs and #ReOpenAmerica.
  • Share this post with other patriots who want to fight this tyranny.
  • Call your elected officials and demand they reopen our country!

Please join us as we fight to #ReOpenAmerica and End the ‘Emergency’ Power Grabs by doing the three things above.

And once you have done those things, please chip in $50 or $25 to the Republican Liberty Caucus so we can mobilize as many patriots as possible to get our country back to work.