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The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project looks to point you to resources that will be helpful in remembering and learning about Ronald Reagan; including: speeches, articles, and other organizations.

You have the opportunity to take a leadership role in naming a building, road, or park after Ronald Reagan?  You can also urge your Governor to recognize February 6th as “Ronald Reagan Day” in your state.

Maine Republicans honor Reagan, celebrate

The Maine legislature honored late President Reagan’s legacy on Tuesday by passing a joint resolution in tribute to Reagan for the 100th anniversary of his birth, which will be this Sunday, February 6. Governor Paul LePage signed a similar proclamation, declaring February 6, 2011 Ronald Reagan Day.

Governor LePage expressed his sentiment toward Reagan: "I have several presidential heroes, and Ronald Reagan is one. The real tie is I pledge myself to read a lot and study Reagan, so that by the time I'm done being governor, I will be politically correct."

In addition, Maine Republicans celebrated Reagan’s birthday with a ceremony in the State House Hall of Flags. The festivities featured a video from Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project and founder of Americans for Tax Reform, created at the request of President Reagan in 1985.

Maine Senate President Kevin Raye said of Reagan: "He was the most gifted communicator ever to occupy the White House.”

For video footage of the event, click here.

For photos of the event, clcik here.

To read more on the Maine celebrations, click one of the following links.

Kennebec Journal

Morning Sentinel

Bangor Daily News



Thirty-nine governors have issued or have committed to issuing a proclamation honoring Reagan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Every year the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project asks governors from all 50 states to make proclamations honoring Reagan on his birthday.  This February 6, Reagan would have turned 100.  The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project proudly commends the governors -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- who have recognized February 6 in their states.

 “I urge every governor to issue a proclamation declaring ‘Ronald Reagan Day’ in their state,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the RRLP.  “For those states currently without a proclamation, citizens are encouraged to contact their Governor.”

Governors who have issued proclamations honoring Reagan or made commitments to (39):

Alabama - Robert Bentley (R)* Maine - Paul LePage (R) Pennsylvania - Tom Corbett (R)
Alaska - Sean Parnell (R) Maryland - Martin O'Malley (D) Rhode Island - Lincoln Chafee (I)*
Arizona - Jan Brewer (R) Michigan - Rick Snyder (R)* South Carolina - Nikki Haley (R)*
Colorado - John Hickenlooper (D)* Minnesota - Mark Dayton (D)* South Dakota - Dennis Daugaard (R)
Connecticut - Dan Malloy (D) Mississippi - Haley Barbour (R) Tennessee - Bill Haslam (R)
Florida - Rick Scott (R)* Nebraska - Dave Heineman (R) Texas - Rick Perry (R)
Georgia - Nathan Deal (R) Nevada - Brian Sandoval (R) Utah - Gary R. Herbert (R)
Hawaii - Linda Lingle (R)** New Hampshire - John Lynch (D) Vermont - Peter Shumlin (D)
Idaho - Butch Otter (R) New Jersey - Chris Christie (R) Virginia - Bob McDonnell (R)
Illinois - Pat Quinn (D) New Mexico - Susana Martinez (R) Washington - Chris Gregoire (D)
Indiana - Mitch Daniels (R) North Carolina - Bev Perdue (D) West Virginia - Earl Ray Tomblin (D)
Kansas - Sam Brownback (R) North Dakota - Jack Dalrymple (R)* Wisconsin - Scott Walker (R)*
Louisiana - Bobby Jindal (R)
Oklahoma - Mary Fallin (R)
Wyoming - Matt Mead (R)

 *Committed and pending

 **Denotes those who made a proclamation before leaving office

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2-4-11 Ronald Reagan in the News

“Reagan at 100: A mentor for young conservatives” by Matt Lewis in Politics Daily on MSNBC.com “. . . young people, perhaps more than other generations, value the ability to communicate. And Reagan wasn't called "The Great Communicator" for nothing. ‘Out of all of the conservative talking heads and politicians in the last few decades, he has been the most capable of explaining the principles of conservatism in a way that is easy for anyone to understand,’” said Matthew Hurtt, 23, a copywriter for a conservative fundraising firm.

“Ronald Reagan centennial celebration will also unveil new library artifacts” by Steve Chawkins in the Los Angeles Times “. . . the most lasting commemoration may be what's unveiled to the public Monday — the $15-million overhaul of the Reagan library. About half the artifacts now on display have never been seen by the public.”

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