RELEASE: Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota to hold annual convention at Dar Al-Farooq Community Center
BLOOMINGTON MINN – April 16th, 2018
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota (RLCMN) announces its annual state convention to be held at the Dar Al-Farooq Community Center, a non-partisan organization in Bloomington on Saturday, May 12th.
The goal of the Republican Liberty Caucus at this event is to introduce and promote the ideals, principles, and values of individual liberty, personal responsibility, limited government and free market economies to the Muslim community. In addition, we are making the case that the Republican Party and Republican candidates are a viable option for the Muslim community to consider when it comes to supporting values and policies that matter to them.
Dar Al-Farooq Executive Director Mohamed Omar had this to say: “We are not a Democrat organization, a Republican organization, or a Green Party organization. We are open to any organization that is willing to come listen and speak about issues that matter to our community. We have members of our community who are Republicans and we are providing our community the opportunity to participate in the political process no matter what party they belong to.”
RLCMN Chairman Bicott stated: “Our job in the RLC is to share the values and timeless principles of individual liberty to non-traditional Republican voters. We want to grow the party and build coalitions to win elections. We can’t just sit back and expect people to come to us, we have to go to them. On one of my first visits to the community center someone asked me, ‘How come Republicans never come talk to us? Many of us share values with the Republicans but they are never here or welcome us in the Republican Party so we go to the Democrats. Democrats always come talk to us with a smile on their face.’ The Republican Liberty Caucus is the conscience of the Republican Party. Individual liberty is what brings us together, the idea that we all want to live free. We need to find ways to grow the party and give courage to Muslim Republicans to stand up in their community and say: ‘I’m a Republican and I believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility.'”