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.
Remembering the Gipper on June 5
On June 5, the occasion of the anniversary of the death of Ronald Wilson Reagan, Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project issued the following statement:
We know our 40th President Ronald Wilson Reagan, is missed by his family. Not only does his family miss him, but so does the United States of America and many peoples around the world. Seeing attempts to solve the problems our country faces by means of more spending, more taxation, and bigger government; we not only miss the man Ronald Reagan was, but we also miss his judgment.
How he viewed the government’s role in the lives of citizens and how we relate to the world as a nation can be found quite simply in two quotes: First, ‘The reality is that we must find peace through strength’ stating his foreign policy and Second, ‘Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem’ stating his economic policy. On the anniversary of Reagan’s passing, our President and Congress would show a great deal of wisdom in heeding these views that our fortieth President encompassed in these quotes.
For a PDF of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project's press release remembering Ronald W. Reagan, click here.
Ronald Reagan Legacy Project Urges Naming of California High School After Reagan
The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project encourages the board of the Grossmont Union High School District to move forward with the naming of a newly built high school after President Ronald Reagan. If adopted, this would be the first high school in California and the fifth in the nation to honor former President Reagan.
Superintendent Robert Collins sent a proposal to the Governing Board of the Grossmont Union High School District which would lay the groundwork for naming the new school: Ronald Reagan High School. To see a copy of Superintendent Robert Collins proposal that will be considered tonight, click here.
“It is imperative that school officials recognize the important role that Ronald Reagan played in the lives of all Americans, especially in his time as governor of California,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project. “Ronald Reagan was an unabashed leader and true patriot and future generations of Americans should have the opportunity to recognize his legacy.”
There are currently only four high schools in the country named after President Reagan; one each in Texas, Florida, Wisconsin and North Carolina. Alpine has the opportunity to be the first community to name a high school after Ronald Reagan in California. Reagan served two terms as governor of California from 1967-1975 and attained national prominence through his leadership of California and as the 40th President of the United States.
To see a copy of RRLP's press release supporting the movement toward a Ronald Reagan High School in San Diego County, click here.
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Legislation Introduced to Put Ronald Reagan on the $50 Bill
Since 1913, Americans have seen the portrait of former General and President Ulysses S. Grant on the front of the $50 bill. However, on March 2nd, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced the introduction of H.R. 4705, a bill that would rework the design of the $50 bill to add Ronald Reagan's face. To read more about Congressman McHenry's bill, click here.
The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project is supportive of this effort that would add Reagan to our currency. To see RRLP's press release supporting Congressman McHenry's bill, click here.
"Having President Reagan's image on the $50 bill will keep Ronald Reagan's memory and achievements fresh for generations to come." -Grover Norquist
If you would like to join RRLP in supporting the placement of Reagan's picture on the $50 bill, please consider contacting your Member of Congress and asking them to co-sponsor and vote for H.R. 4705.