WASHINGTON – Today, Grover G. Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, released the following statement on the death of Ronald Reagan:

"Ronald Reagan found the nation in economic and international decline. He turned around the economy with his tax relief, broke the back of the Soviet Empire, changed the direction and trajectory of American history.

"Ronald Reagan changed the Republican Party, the nation and the world.

Ronald Reagan was the greatest leader of the free world in the 20th Century. Franklin Delano Roosevelt left Europe half enslaved. Churchill left Britain in economic decline. Ronald Reagan both defeated the Soviet Union and began a period of economic growth that has lasted a generation and continues to this very day."

The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project is dedicated to promoting the legacy of President Ronald Reagan\’s leadership by working toward one significant monument named after him in each of America\’s 50 states, as well as some dedication in every county in America. To date, more than 60 monuments have been dedicated to the former president, such as Mount Reagan in New Hampshire. To see the complete list, visit RRLP\’s website at www.reaganlegacy.org . For more about Grover Norquist, see http://www.atr.org .

The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, a project of Americans for Tax Reform, seeks to memorialize President Reagan with at least one dedication in every U.S. county and in every formerly communist country. Grover Norquist, taxpayer advocate and consummate D.C. insider, is the project\’s chairman. For interviews, or for more information, please contact Chris Butler at 202-785-0266 or [email protected].

The RRLP is committed to preserving the legacy of one of America\’s greatest presidents. Among it\’s aims, the Project seeks to name at least one monument to President Reagan in each of America\’s counties, and in nations that were once Communist. Grover Norquist, the RRLP President is a long time Washington insider. He is available for interviews about Ronald Reagan\’s legacy and the goals of the project. Please Chris Butler at 202-785-0266 or [email protected]