See What You Can Do
Is there a dedication to Ronald Reagan in your county? Did the Governor of your state declare February 6th to be “Ronald Reagan Day”? If not, you have the opportunity to take a leadership role in naming a building, road, or park after Ronald Reagan or urging your Governor to recognize February 6th as “Ronald Reagan Day.”
What you do will go a long way to ensure that the 40th President of the United States is remembered and that his legacy lives on even reaching those who did not live during his presidency and lifetime. See below for ideas on how you can get involved in preserving Ronald Reagan’s legacy.
Citizens of Every Walk of Life
- Call your state legislator and request that he or she support resolutions honoring President Reagan.
- Call your Senators and Congressmen and express your support for President Reagan on U.S. currency.
- Look for possible dedications in your area, learn the naming process, and notify RRLP as you get involved in the local process.
- Organize a Ronald Reagan event in your community to commemorate his life on February 6th, “Ronald Reagan Day.” Invite state legislators or city officials to attend.
U.S. Senators and Congressmen
- Vote for and support legislation to put Ronald Reagan on U.S. currency.
- Consider federal projects or federally owned entities in your district that can be named after Reagan. Examples include forests, military installations, national parks, and post offices. Introduce legislation changing the name of the entity.
- Vote for the resolutions honoring President Reagan on the date of his birth.
- Issue a proclamation on Reagan’s birthday celebrating his defeat of communism and re-invigoration of the American spirit.
- Consider currently under-construction projects that can be renamed administratively.
- Many major landmarks and projects are named for physical geography, such as “Muddy Creek Elementary.” These are easy dedications.
- Introduce and publicly support legislation renaming physical features such as mountains, streams, forests, and aquifers.
- Introduce legislation renaming physical features, public works, and state buildings in your district. Names can incorporate other words, such as “Reagan Freedom Plaza.”
- Introduce and/or support resolutions honoring President Reagan on the date of his birth, February 6th.
- Introduce and/or support a resolution calling on Congress and the U.S. Treasury to issue currency bearing President Reagan’s image.
- Issue public statements of support for dedications to President Reagan
- Look for currently unnamed or “under-named” public works or geophysical features in your county. Especially consider names of roads, circles, and highways.
- Consider renaming schools or county administration buildings.
- University Presidents, Chancellors, and Members of the Board of Regents
- Consider naming colleges within universities, schools within colleges, buildings, quadrangles, fountains, dormitories, etc. after Ronald Reagan.
School Board Members
Schools are an excellent opportunity to name a project after Reagan, they are being built every day. School boards have the authority to name schools or school buildings.