The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity has formally requested Governor McKee to proclaim February 6th as “Ronald Reagan Day” in the Ocean State.
The state sponsor for the The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project is Mike Stenhouse, CEO of the Center.
“In recent years, 36 Governors, in red and blues states alike, have proclaimed Ronald Reagan Day in their state. Unfortunately, Governors McKee and Raimondo have not joined with the rest of America in honoring the 20th century’s greatest President,” said Stenhouse.
Included in its Contact the Governor online submission, the Center wrote:
“The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project is committed to preserving the legacy of one of America’s greatest presidents throughout the nation and abroad. One of the ways we work to further the legacy of Reagan is by asking the governor of every state in the nation to make a proclamation declaring February 6th, “Ronald Reagan Day.” An average of 30 governors a year over the last few years have made such a proclamation, choosing to honor character over partisanship.”
Managed under the umbrella of Americans for Tax Reform, the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project reaches out to governors across all fifty states urging them to recognize February 6th as “Ronald Reagan Day.” This year’s effort is particularly poignant as it marks what would have been Reagan’s 113th birthday.
The last Ocean State governor to issue such a proclamation, was Lincoln Chafee (I) in 2011. That same year, the RI Senate passed a related resolution, which in part read:
“WHEREAS, During Mr. Reagan’s presidency, he worked in a bipartisan manner to enact his bold agenda of restoring accountability and common sense to government, which led to an unprecedented economic expansion and opportunity for millions of Americans.”
At the time of this article’s publication, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity is yet to receive an official response from the Governor’s office regarding their request.