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TENNESSEE REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY (TRA) A Chartered Affiliate of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies “The Republican Wing of the Republican Party” ©
New Application $40.00 Renewal $40.00 Lifetime Membership $350.00
PART I: MEMBER INFORMATION
City/Town: ___________________________________ Zip Code: _______________________________________________
Telephone: _________________________ Other Phone: _____________________
SPECIAL INTERESTS OR ABILITIES: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
PART II: SPONSORSHIP
Membership in the Tennessee Republican Assembly requires the sponsorship of a current TRA member in good standing. Please contact your local Chapter and attend a meeting to meet your local TRA Chapter members. In lieu of a sponsor, you will be invited to meet with a member to discuss your application before your membership becomes active.
Name of Sponsor: ____________________________________________
PART III: ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES
TRA membership is on a “calendar-year” and commences upon approval. Annual standard individual membership dues are $35.00.
Please make check payable to: TENNESSEE REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY
MAIL TO: Tennessee Republican Assembly, P.O. BOX 291711, NASHVILLE, TN 37229-1711
PART IV: APPLICANT CERTIFICATION
The following are Principles and Beliefs of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. Please read and initial to acknowledge that you have read and will uphold and support these beliefs:
_____Unalienable Rights: We believe that man's rights flow from the Creator and the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable and cannot be legitimately granted or rescinded by men.
_____Judeo-Christian Foundation: We believe in the guiding force of moral law as expressed by the Judeo-Christian ethic and contained in the Holy Scriptures of these historic faiths.
_____Self-Government: We believe that the concept of self-government begins with governing one's self first, then family, community, state, and nation, in that order.
_____Right to Keep and Bear Arms: We believe in the unqualified right of our citizens to keep and bear arms and in the Second Amendment's guarantee to individuals of that right with no exceptions.
_____Sanctity of Life: We believe that the preborn child is a human being possessing the same unalienable rights as all other people and entitled to the full protection of the law.
_____Family: We believe that the traditional American family, of one man and one woman, is the cornerstone of our American society.
_____Education: We believe in the rights of parents to obtain a quality education for their children. We support parental choice to create competition among the schools and this should be accomplished at the local level. We must insure that no school or teachers' union can compromise the education of our children or advance a particular political agenda at the expense of our future generation's educations.
_____Taxes: We believe in growth-oriented tax policies which would gradually eliminate punitive income taxes and move our tax system toward that originally established by our Founding Fathers.
_____Free Enterprise: We believe that the free market is the most efficient and the least costly system to deliver the highest quality goods and services at the lowest price to the consumer.
_____National Defense: We believe in a strong and consistent national defense. We believe in Pres. Ronald Reagan’s approach ‘peace through strength.’
_____National Sovereignty: We believe that Government's first concern is the welfare and protection of the American people and their sovereign right to rule themselves without deference to any foreign or international body.
_____Decentralized Government: We believe in the Tenth Amendment. We believe that only small government truly serves the needs of the people and that those governments closest to the people are most responsive to their needs.
_____National Popular Vote: We believe our founders, who initially rejected the National Popular Vote and withstood the embarrassment of the 1800 Burr/Jefferson election, carefully developed the Electoral College in the 12th Amendment and it is the cornerstone to maintain our Republic.
_____Convention of the States: We believe the miracle of our great United States Constitution has lasted for 229 years, and has been amended successfully through other legal means while preserving its integrity. Therefore, we do not support an Article V Convention.
By signing below, the membership applicant agrees to support and uphold our stated Principles and Beliefs, to being a legal resident of the State of Tennessee; and to being a registered voter. Applicant also understands that all new applications are pending approval of the current TRA Board.
SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT ____________________________________________ DATE _________________