Alabama GOP Celebrates 150th Birthday

The Alabama Republican Party was formed 150 years ago in Montgomery, Alabama in 1867 on June 4th and 5th.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement celebrating the Alabama Republican Party’s 150th birthday:

“As the Alabama Republican Party celebrates our 150th birthday on Monday, June 5, we remember the patriarchs and matriarchs of our Party who laid a firm conservative political foundation for our state. We celebrate our hard work and remember those that never gave up in the fight to spread our message. We honor the voters of our state who stand shoulder to shoulder with us along with our elected officials who make policies that uphold our platform principles.”

“The ALGOP was the majority party in our state from 1868 until 1874. The Republicans gained back control in 2010, 136 years later. Today, Alabama is currently one of the most Republican states in our nation with one of the largest state parties.

“The Republican Party was founded as an anti-slavery organization. History shows us that our party supported the right for women to vote and demanded freedom and voting rights for African Americans. In 1874, there were 33 Republican African Americans elected to the Alabama State Legislature. It was the Democrat Party who fought against these issues.”

“We are proud to celebrate the formation of the ALGOP 150 years ago and our glorious history of supporting these simple human rights. Today, we are proud to support the rights of the unborn who cannot speak for themselves. Like most Alabamians, we believe that the free market knows best for our nation verses a cumbersome overreaching government. We will continue to fight and guard the principles and values of our Party’s platform.”

“On this sesquicentennial milestone birthday, we pause to recall America’s founding fathers and the great sacrifices they made to preserve our liberty and freedom. We remember those who have served in our military so we may keep the greatest nation on earth free.”

“So, Happy 150th Birthday to our Alabama Republican ‘family’! Your actions, prayers and devotion have changed our state and our nation for the better. We applaud you for remaining invested in our growth and for continuing to guard the historic strides we have made. Join us as we celebrate the past, present and the future of the Alabama Republican Party!”

“It is an honor to stand with our members, supporters and voters to continue our focus on implementing conservative policies for our state and our people. It truly is the best birthday present of all. May God continue to bless our nation and our beloved state. It’s great to be an Alabama Republican!”

Mrs. Terry Lathan

Chairman, Alabama Republican Party

Take a few minutes on this special occasion to read the history of the ALGOP at: www.algop.org/about-us/history-of-algop/

and visit the platform of the Republican National Committee at:
www.gop.com/the-2016-republican-party-platform/

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