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Alabama Republican Assembly to meet in Prattville on Saturday

The Alabama Republican Assembly announced that their state meeting will be Saturday night in Prattville.

The Alabama Republican Assembly announced that Congressman Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, and Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, will headline its annual dinner at Bass Pro Shops in Prattville, Alabama. Congressman Gary Palmer will offer the keynote and the Assembly will especially recognize Congressman Brooks for his stellar conservative voting record in the United States Congress.

Jennifer Montrose, President of the Assembly, said Friday, “The Assembly is excited to have both of these stalwart conservative leaders join us for our annual dinner in Prattville. We look forward to being a strong voice for traditional conservative principles during the 2019 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature and the 2020 Election Cycle.”

“With liberals in Washington obstructing President Trump’s America First agenda,” Montrose continued. “And some Montgomery lobbyists and politicians plotting to put $1.5 BILLION in new gas taxes on us over the next 3 years, there is no better time for conservatives to make their voices heard.”

Congressman Palmer praised the Alabama Republican Assembly’s longstanding efforts to maintain conservatism in the Republican Party and expressed excitement about the voice the Assembly will be in the years to come. “I appreciate the invitation from the Alabama Republican Assembly to speak at their annual dinner,” Palmer said Friday. “They have been and continue to be a strong conservative voice for Alabama values. I look forward to talking with them about the challenges we face in Washington and in our state.”

The event will be in a private dining room at the Islamorada Restaurant in Bass Pro Shops from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

ALRA describes itself as a conservative, grassroots organization committed to free market principles, individual responsibility, lower taxes and regulation, defense of traditional marriage and protection of the unborn.

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“We are growing Republican Assembly local chapters all over the state of Alabama. The National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) is a grassroots political organization which promotes conservative principles and candidates within the Republican Party,” ALRA President Jennifer Montrose said. “Members at the local, state and national levels work to recruit and elect Republican candidates who reflect the Party’s conservative philosophy, and to oppose “RINOs” (Republicans In Name Only), leaders and candidates who take positions to the left of the party’s conservative mainstream.”

Montrose said that, “The first Republican Assembly was founded in 1934 in California. The Republican Assembly movement grew primarily in the western part of the United States until, in 1996, the several state Republican Assemblies formalized their relationship to one another through the creation of the NFRA, which was also tasked with the establishment of state chapters in those parts of the country to which the movement had not yet spread.”

“Republican Assemblies have three main purposes: to recruit activists into the Republican Party, to elect conservative leadership to party offices, and to endorse and work for the nomination of conservative candidates in party primaries,” Montrose said. “The Republican Assembly movement views itself as a reform movement within the Republican Party, and opposes the creation of one or more third parties, which it believes would split the conservative vote and result in the election of more Democrats. Ronald Reagan called the Republican Assemblies “the conscience of the Republican Party,” while others have called them “the Tea Party before there was a Tea Party.”

A central aspect of the NFRA’s mission is the endorsement of candidates in contested Republican primaries. something most ALFRA endorsing conventions are held prior to GOP primaries.

Mo Brooks represents Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District. Gary Palmer represents Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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