Skip to comments.Record 40 Governors Declare Feb. 6 'Ronald Reagan Day'
Posted on 02/05/2013 3:51:46 PM PST by jazusamo
In honor of President Reagan's 102nd birthday, a record number of governors declare "Ronald Reagan Day" in their states.
Each year the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project asks governors from all 50 states to issue a proclamation declaring Feb. 6 "Ronald Reagan Day" in their respective states. Today, the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project proudly commends the 40 governors -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- who have chosen to honor President Reagan's 102nd birthday.
"Ronald Reagan led America forward to defeat the threats to our prosperity of high taxes, inflation, and recession at home and a surging Soviet Empire abroad. He left America stronger, freer, and safer than the day he became President," said Grover Norquist, founder and chairman of the project.
Founded in 1997, the project is committed to preserving the legacy of the 40th President of the United States. In addition to promoting Feb. 6 as Ronald Reagan Day, the project works to encourage the naming of landmarks, buildings, and roads after President Reagan. Currently there are 108 domestic dedications in 28 states, and 14 international dedications in seven countries.
Examples of domestic dedications include the Reagan Elementary School in Omaha, the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway in Cincinnati, and even a Reagan bust located in a McDonald's - the Ronald Reagan Memorial Bust in Northport, Alabama.
In Nevada, the Mount Reagan Project is leading an effort to name a mountain in honor of the late president.
Recent international dedications include a statue in London, astatue in Budapest, and a statue in Warsaw.
All 30 GOP governors are issuing proclamations, as well as nine Democratic governors and one independent governor - Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee. Eight Democratic governors have refused to issue proclamations (including Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick) and two Democratic governors have yet to make a decision (Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee).
The 40 governors issuing proclamations declaring Ronald Reagan Day in their states:
Alabama - Robert Bentley (R)
Alaska - Sean Parnell (R)
Arizona - Janice Brewer (R)
California - Jerry Brown (D)
Colorado - John Hickenlooper (D)
Florida - Rick Scott (R)
Georgia - Nathan Deal (R)
Idaho - Butch Otter (R)
Illinois - Pat Quinn (D)
Indiana - Mike Pence (R)
Iowa - Terry Branstad (R)
Kansas - Sam Brownback (R)
Louisiana - Bobby Jindal (R)
Maine - Paul LePage (R)
Maryland - Martin O'Malley (D)
Michigan - Rick Snyder (R)
Mississippi - Phil Bryant (R)
Missouri - Jay Nixon (D)
Montana - Steve Bullock (D)
Nebraska - Dave Heineman (R)
Nevada - Brian Sandoval (R)
New Hampshire - Maggie Hassan (D)
New Jersey - Chris Christie (R)
New Mexico - Susana Martinez (R)
New York - Andrew Cuomo (D)
North Carolina - Pat McCrory (R)
North Dakota - Jack Dalrymple (R)
Ohio - John Kasich (R)
Oklahoma - Mary Fallin (R)
Pennsylvania - Tom Corbett (R)
Rhode Island - Lincoln Chafee (I)
South Carolina - Nikki Haley (R)
South Dakota - Dennis Daugaard (R)
Tennessee - Bill Haslam (R)
Texas - Rick Perry (R)
Utah - Gary Herbert (R)
Virginia - Bob McDonnell (R)
West Virginia - Earl Ray Tomblin (D)
Wisconsin - Scott Walker (R)
Wyoming - Matt Mead (R)
The eight governors who have refused to issue a proclamation declaring Ronald Reagan Day in their states:
Arkansas - Mike Beebe (D)
Delaware - Jack Markell (D)
Hawaii - Neil Abercrombie (D)
Kentucky - Steve Beshear (D)
Massachusetts - Deval Patrick (D)
Minnesota - Mark Dayton (D)
Oregon - John Kitzhaber (D)
Vermont - Peter Shumlin (D)
The two governors who have not yet decided whether or not to issue a proclamation declaring Ronald Reagan Day in their states:
Connecticut - Dannel Malloy (D)
Washington - Jay Inslee (D)
Additional information can be found at www.RonaldReaganLegacyProject.org
Yeah but we all got that commie MLK shoved down our throats.
Ronald Reagan Day should be a National Holiday and a day of reverence to reflect on the accomplishments and steadfastness of the finest president of my lifetime. I’m all for altering the calender to remove a day recently added (originally — and rightly — opposed by Reagan) to honor a certain leftist, womanizer, intellectual thief and supporter of government unions.
February has been a good month for presidents here in the States.
Ronald Reagan February 6
Abraham Lincoln ebruary 13
George Washington February 22.
Those are the president days I celebrate.
That “president’s Day” pseudo-holiday? meh.
I couldn’t agree more, Ronald Reagan was a Great President.
At least those 10 made their decisions. They’re Dummycrats after all. If it was Che Guevarra day, these scumbags would be drooling all over each other. On the other hand, there are 2 Gov’s who couldn’t decide which is worse.
Well said and you beat me by 3 minutes and 20 seconds!
IBBMLKWAR: In before but Martin Luther King was a Republican.
Had to do a double take, as even the People’s Democratic Socialist Republic of Illinois recognizes the day.
Who are the rats?
Scroll down, they’re listed.
“Minnesota - Mark Dayton (D)”
Well, stune my beeber!
Anyone wishing to honor Ronald Reagan on his birthday can do so by throwing a stinkbomb at the nearest Civic Center, DMV or union hall.
I honor Reagan by looking at my old Soviet military memorabilia from before he destroyed them.
Just wait one day with these low info voters. There will be a generation that will celebrate Obama Day. If that day ever comes my way of celebrating is spend alot of time in the bathroom. =)
40 down, 17 to go...
That’s right. MLK - the leftist, prostitute-loving commie scum gets his own holiday but Ronald Reagan, one of our greatest presidents, if not the greatest, gets nothing.
I’m flying the American flag tomorrow. Loud and proud to be an American and honor the great Ronald Reagan.