Welcome to the December 2011 newsletter of the Republican Liberty Caucus of California. It has been a while since our last newsletter. Our eventual goal is to send out this newsletter on a monthly basis. If you have ideas for newsletter stories, or would like to get involved with the RLCCA, please email email@example.com.
Ron Paul Delivers Los Angeles Keynote Speech
Ron Paul spoke to a fired up crowd at an event hosted by the Republican Liberty Caucus of California. The event was on September 17 at the California Republican Party fall convention in Los Angeles. Over 500 activists cheered Dr. Paul's message of free markets, individual responsibility, and a non-interventionist foreign policy.
RLCCA supports "Regulate Marijuana Like Wine" signature gathering
The Republican Liberty Caucus of California announced its support for signature gathering for the "Regulate Marijuana Like Wine" ballot measure. If placed on the ballot and passed by California voters in 2012, the measure will end marijuana prohibition under California law, while legalizing commercial production, as well as small-scale cultivation for personal use, and sales to Californians 21 and older.
The measure, also known as "Measure 1490 (11-0011): Marijuana Legalization", has been cleared to circulate petitions in order to qualify to appear on the ballot in 2012. To qualify, the measure must obtain 504,760 signatures by December 19, 2011. The measure's authors are currently collecting signature pledges and recruiting volunteers for their petition drive, which began on November 1.
RLC Attends Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC) in Reno
RLCCA Secretary Parke Bostrom and RLCUT Chair Darcy Van Orden represented the RLC at the 2011 Liberty Political Action Conference (lpac2011.com) in Reno. Bostrom and Van Orden introduced interested attendees to the role and mission of the RLC: promoting individual rights, limited government and free enterprise inside the Republican Party. RLC endorsees Congressman Ron Paul (TX), Senator Rand Paul (KY) and Senator Mike Lee (UT) were among the speakers at the conference.
Coming in January...
Our January newsletter should contain our 2011 California Legislator Scorecard, details about our plans to attend the Spring 2012 CRP convention in Burlingame, and an update on the activities of our local chapters in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego.
The RLCCA works to advance the ideals of individual rights, limited government, and free enterprise within the State of California and the Republican Party. The RLCCA supports candidates and policies that uphold these principles in order to secure a free and prosperous future for ourselves and our children. Learn more at www.rlcca.org.