CLEVELAND, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Republican platform delegates gather in Cleveland today and tomorrow to finalize the language in the party's platform, Family Research Council Action staff are in Cleveland working in coalition with conservative groups and delegates to ensure the party's platform remains a solidly conservative document. FRC Action President Tony Perkins is serving as a platform delegate from Louisiana.
FRC Action is joined by Concerned Women for America, LAC, March for Life Action, and a consortium of Eagle Forum representatives along with platform delegates including Len Munsil (Arizona); Carolyn McLarty (Oklahoma); and David Barton (Texas).
Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins made the following comments:
"As in every other election cycle, the platform is an anchor that helps tether candidates to the core conservative principles that have long been at the heart of the GOP.
"The current RNC leadership continues to do a great job of ensuring the core values of life and family are protected. However, conservatives are prepared to defend the party's guiding principles against liberal interest groups that have called for a weakening of the platform.
"We continue to hear delegates express the desire to update the platform to address more recent problems created by the Obama administration -- for instance, by calling for an end to the Department of Education to address the ever expanding intrusion of the federal government into local education.
"Had the 2008 and 2012 candidates run strongly on these values, I believe the outcome would have been far different. Imagine how much better our country would be right now if it had been governed by these principles in the last eight years," concluded Perkins.
SOURCE Family Research Council Action