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A Brief History of the Republican Party

It began is a little school house in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated abolitionists gathered to fight the expansion of slavery, and they gave birth to a Party dedicated to freedom and equal opportunity. The name “Republican” was chosen, alluding to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican Party and conveying a commitment to the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The party was formally established in July 1854 by thousands of anti-slavery activists at a convention in Jackson, Michigan. And it was no accident that two years later, in 1856, the first Republican National Convention took place in Philadelphia, where the Constitution was written.

The Party’s core principles of Freedom and equal opportunity are as relevant today as at our founding, and they are the roadmap for America in a new and interconnected world.

Our Mission

The mission of the Latah County Republican Committee (LCRCC) is to promote the republican form of representative government afforded by a Constitutional Republic, thus encouraging community participation, and to uphold Constitutional principles and platforms of The Republican Party. The Latah County Republican Central Committee will endeavor to build and strengthen the Republican Party from the grassroots up and to elect Republican candidates.

The LCRCC shall serve as the governing body of the Latah County Republican Party and as such shall establish all policy and functions of the Latah County Republican Party in so far as they are consistent with the rules and regulations of the Idaho State Central Committee and Idaho State Law. The LCRCC shall facilitate cooperation among LCRCC County Republican Party members and shall advise the Idaho Republican Party regarding the development of policies and functions.

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