Founded in 1991, the Republican Liberty Caucus works to advance the principles of limited government, free markets and individual liberty within the Republican Party.
What is the purpose of the RLC?
As stated in RLC national and state Bylaws, Article II: “The Caucus is a political action organization dedicated to promoting the ideals of individual rights, limited government and free enterprise within the Republican Party of the United States of America by:
A. Promoting these ideals among Party officials and its various organizations;
B. Identifying and supporting candidates sympathetic with these ideals;
C. Developing Caucus membership among Party registrants, officials, and officeholders.”
RLC members are “advocates of liberty” and therefore “libertarian” (small-l). The RLC has no relationship with the Libertarian Party.
We welcome anyone who generally agrees with the Republican Liberty Caucus Statement of Principles, including constitutionalism, fiscal conservatives, and classical liberals*.
There is no member litmus-test on issues, nor any membership pledge. Civil discussion of issues is welcome at all RLC forums. Disagreement and dissent is welcome. However, the goal of the RLC is to provide a “Big Tent” forum to advance individual liberty and limited government.
*Classical liberals have no resemblance to modern-day liberals.
Who can be a RLC member?
Any person resident in the United States who has paid membership dues and “affiliates with the Republican Party” may be a Regular member.
Since state registration laws vary and records may not be readily available, the RLC assumes that any member intends to affiliate with the Republican Party until there is clear public evidence that the person has associated themselves with some other political party, or none at all.
Dues-paid members who are not affiliated with the Republican Party are considered Associate members, who may not serve as national or state officers, official delegates to any RLC Convention or meeting, or charter application signers.
The Republican Liberty Caucus does not implicitly support all of the positions or policies of any Republican Party office holder or party official. We also do not implicitly endorse all of the platform positions of national or state Republican Parties.
We explicitly encourage Republican Party adoption and support of the principles and positions expressed in our official Statement of Principles.
VISIT THE NATIONAL RLC WEBSITE AT: www.RLC.org