The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government, and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest continuously-operated organization within the Republican Liberty movement.
Republican Liberty Caucus members are active in grassroots campaigns and legislative initiatives across the nation and seek to push our RLC-endorsed candidates and issues to the forefront at the federal, state, and local level. We maintain relationships with various liberty groups, like the Tea Party, in order to collaborate on issues of mutual interest.
RLC principles are best summarized in the Liberty Compact, which we ask any candidate seeking RLC endorsement to sign: “I pledge to the citizens of my electoral district, that as their elected representative I will work to: restore liberty, not restrict it; shrink government, not expand it; reduce taxes, not raise them; abolish programs, not create them; promote the freedom and independence of citizens, not the interference of government in their lives; and observe the limited, enumerated powers of our Constitution, not ignore them.”
In the upcoming Crawfordsville primary election the local RLC chapter asked each Republican candidate to sign the Liberty Compact, and two candidates signed the pledge: Johnathan Pickett (mayoral candidate) and David Christensen (city council candidate).