In a letter to Congress, Americans for Tax Reform detailed its support of H.R. 5457 to rename Gravelly Point Park as Nancy Reagan Memorial Park. The renaming of the park serves as a tribute to First Lady Nancy Reagan and the legacy she left behind. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga).
Read the full letter below or here:
June 13, 2016
The Honorable Jody Hice
United States House of Representatives
1516 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Congressman Hice,
I write in support of H.R. 5457, legislation to redesignate Gravelly Point Park as the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park.
As you know, I founded the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project in 1997 which is committed to preserving the legacy of the 40th President of the United States throughout the nation and abroad, by encouraging the naming of buildings, roads, landmarks, and schools after the late President. There are currently 150 domestic dedications in 32 states and the District of Columbia, and 17 international dedications in nine countries.
Reagan’s leadership left a resounding impact on the lives of citizens here at home and individuals worldwide. His policies led us out of double-digit inflation, twenty percent plus interest rates, and double-digit unemployment. Abroad, his disdain for communism moved him to set in place policies that would see the Soviet Union fall.
First Lady Nancy Reagan’s life was also one dedicated to service and charity. Known for her passion for fighting alcohol and drug abuse, Mrs. Reagan has touched many lives and will continue to do so. She founded “Just Say No”, a drug and alcohol prevention campaign for youth that is still used in many school programs today. Through this passion, Nancy Reagan has left a legacy of her own.
This bill designates Gravelly Point Park as the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park, a fitting tribute to the First Lady. As an extension of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, ATR supports this legislation to commemorate Nancy Reagan.
All members of Congress should have no hesitation supporting and co-sponsoring this legislation.
Grover G. Norquist
President, Americans for Tax Reform
Americans can express support for the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park campaign through a petition on StandUnited.org.