Letter to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

April 8, 2013 3:36 pm

April 8, 2012

Mr. Reince Priebus
Chairman, Republican National Committee
310 1st Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Dear Chairman Priebus,

On behalf of the millions of grassroots conservatives around the country that our organizations represent, we are writing in support of the efforts of our friend and colleague Morton Blackwell, outlined in the letter he sent to you last month. Your work to turn around the RNC financial situation has been commendable. Movement conservative leaders and grassroots activists have supported much of it. We urge you not to betray that goodwill and earned respect by failing to enact the positive reforms that would undo the rules power grab done in Tampa last year.

Like you, we believe that the strength of the Conservative Movement and Republican Party lies in the strength of our ideas and the millions of citizens who believe in them and work tirelessly through the political process on behalf of our shared principles. Enacting rules changes that centrally consolidate power not only violates our political principles, it will alienate the very people who have been the most loyal foot soldiers in support of Republican candidates.

We also ask you to carefully consider any proposed changes recommended in the “Growth and Opportunity Project.” Conservatism and the Reagan coalition that created the modern Republican Party represents the fusion of economic conservatives, social conservatives, and national security conservatives. Rather than allowing political consultants and other elite minorities to shed our principles in the name of political expediency, we must reaffirm our commitment to these timeless American principles and the work that it will take to again make them relevant to a majority of our citizens. Thank you for your efforts and for your attention to these requests.

Sincerely,

Edwin Meese III
General Chairman
Conservative Action Project

The Honorable Ken Blackwell
President
Constitutional Congress, Inc.

Colin Hanna
President
Let Freedom Ring

Marjorie Dannenfelser
President
Susan B. Anthony List

Bob Reccord
Executive Director
Council for National Policy

The Honorable David McIntosh
Former Member of Congress
Indiana

Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council

Erick Erickson
Editor
RedState

T. Kenneth Cribb
Former Reagan Domestic
Advisor

Becky Norton Dunlop
Arlington County, Virginia, Republican

Stuart Epperson
President
Council for National Policy

Mike Needham
CEO
Heritage Action for America

William L. Walton
President
Rappahannock Ventures

Alfred S. Regnery
Former Publisher
American Spectator

Al Cardenas
Former Chairman
Republican Party of Florida

Herman Pirchner
Washington, DC,
Republican

David Bossie
President
Citizens United

Duane Parde
President
National Taxpayers Union

Jim Martin
Chairman
60 Plus Association

Gary Aldrich
Chairman, Council for National Policy Action, Inc.

Richard Viguerie
President
ConservativeHQ.com

Brian Brown
President, National Organization for Marriage

Frank Cannon
President
American Principles Project

Gary Marx
Executive Director
Faith and Freedom Coalition

Jeff Frazee
Executive Director
Young Americans for Liberty

Kristan Hawkins
President
Students for Life of America

Craig Shirley
Biographer of President Ronald Reagan

Lew Uhler
President, National Tax Limitation Committee

Grover Norquist
President
Americans for Tax Reform

Phyllis Sclafly
President
Eagle Forum

C. Preston Noell
President
Tradition, Family, Property

Elaine Donnelly
President
Center for Military Readiness

David Bozell
Executive Director
ForAmerica

Dan Bongino
2012 Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate, Maryland

Catherine Engelbrecht
President
True the Vote Now

Susan Carleson
President
American Civil Rights Union

Seton Motley
President
Less Government

Ralph Benko
Senior Advisor
American Principles in Action

Andresen Blom
Senior Strategist
Center for Civic Virtue

Jenny Beth Martin
Co-Founder
Tea Party Patriots

Donald Devine
Editor
Conservative Battleline

Matt Kibbe
President and CEO
FreedomWorks

Cleta Mitchell
Chairman, American Conservative Union Foundation

Angelo M. Codevilla
Professor Emeritus
Boston University

Gary Bauer
President, Campaign for Working Families

Eli Lehrer
President
R Street Institute

Joe Miller
Chairman
Restoring Liberty

Richard and Susan Faulkner
Publishers
Blue Ridge Forum

Larry Cirignano
President
Faithful Catholic Citizens

Mat Staver
Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

George Landrith
President
Frontiers of Freedom

Jim Backlin
Vice President
Christian Coalition of America

Austin Ruse
President, Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute

Matt Smith
President
Catholic Advocate

Dr. William Greene
President
RightMarch.com

Jeffrey B. Gayner
Chairman
Americans for Sovereignty

Lee Beaman
Nashville, Tennessee, Republican

Robert K. Fischer
President
Fischer Furniture, Inc.

Donna Hearne
President
The Constitutional Coalition

Peter J. Thomas
Chairman
The Conservative Caucus, Inc.

Mark Fitzgibbons
President of Corporate Affairs
American Target Advertising

Dee Hodges
President, Maryland Taxpayers Association

Alex St. James
Executive Special Assistant Republican National Policy Committee

Diana Bannister
Vice President, Shirley & Bannister Public Affairs
Secretary, Republican Party of Virginia State Central

CC: RNC MEMBERS


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