RSLC Launches Judicial Fairness Initiative
Leading Republican State Level Committee to Focus on Judicial Branch Races
Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2014) - Today Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) President, Matt Walter, announced the RSLC’s newest program to elect down ballot, state-level conservatives with the launch of the RSLC Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI).
In launching the Judicial Fairness Initiative, the RSLC becomes the only national political organization focused on the electoral process of judicial branches at the state level.
"Elections are based on educated voters making informed decisions with the facts,” said Walter. “Unfortunately, in too many judicial races, voters are starved of information and forced to make a critically important decision completely in the dark. The RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative will focus on educating voters to better understand the ideology of candidates up for judicial branch elections.”
Walter noted that just as powerful as the other two branches, the judicial branch has frequently had a chilling effect for those focused on conservative, free market solutions. Judicial activism is slowing economic growth, threatening liberties and costing citizens dearly. To address this, JFI will focus on supporting conservative judges and candidates at the state level and provide research, resource unification and voter contact to support them.
JFI will build upon the RSLC’s 12-year record of success in building Republican controlled state legislative chambers and strong history of electing lieutenant governors, attorneys general and secretaries of state. Additionally, JFI will join the RSLC’s other forward looking efforts to innovate within the Republican party, including REDMAP, the Future Majority Project, “Right Women, Right Now,” GOPRO and .gop.
Walter concluded, “The RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative will educate voters to better understand what is currently their least accessible branch of government and fills the need for a national political effort, unified under the RSLC, which focuses on impacting state judicial elections.”