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READ THE MODEL: ADOPT THE “BRADY RECALL RESOLUTION” NOW

The full text of the Illinois Center Right resolution reads as follows:

 WHEREAS, the platform of the Illinois Republican Party contains the following: “To conduct ourselves in such a way as to rebuild the public trust in the Republican Party” and

WHEREAS, the platform of the Illinois Republican Party contains the following: “our party will not stand for the slightest compromise in the ethics of our political leaders” and

WHEREAS, the platform of the Illinois Republican Party contains the following: “The Republican Party supports the citizen-led effort to institute a process for recall of elected officials.” and

WHEREAS, the platform of the Illinois Republican Party contains the following: “Party officials must act in such a way as to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.” and

WHEREAS, the platform of the Illinois Republican Party contains the following: “Illinois Republicans call on all citizens of Illinois to join us in restoring to Illinois government the principles enunciated in the Platform, principles which have guided our Party and which motivate us to active involvement in the political arena.” and

WHEREAS, when Pat Brady was elected as the Chairman of the Illinois GOP he made the following statement: “The reason I think I won is because they want ethics, they want reform, they want this office to maintain the highest degree of integrity.” and

WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party is responsible for raising money to support Republican candidates and ensuring the success of those candidates in the General Election; and

WHEREAS, 21 of 59 (36 %) State Senate seats have no Republican Candidate and 43 of 118 (36 %) State Representative seats have no Republican Candidate

WHEREAS, Pat Brady, the current Illinois Republican Party Chairman has failed to meet the stated requirements of the platform by:

• Participating in a fundraising scenario with downstate Republican organizations that has called into question the Illinois Republican Party’s finances

• Directly involving himself in contested Illinois Republican primaries

• Directly acting as campaign manager for a candidate in a contested Republican primary

• Misusing state Republican funds to support embarrassing candidates in Chicago city elections

• Failing to organize statewide political and grassroots resources to enable a Republican gubernatorial candidate to win office in an election year highly favorable to Republicans;

• Failing to recruit adequate candidates for State Office

• Failing to secure Illinois Republican party victories, which was responsible for the loss of political remap control affecting local, state, and federal offices

• Failing to win key Republican races and any races of import

• Creating an atmosphere of distrust among members of the Illinois Republican Party and subjecting those members to the derision brought by successive and numerous political losses.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the Illinois Center Right Coalition call upon the Illinois Republican State Central Committee to produce and publicly disclose Chairman Pat Brady’s Ethics Disclosures, since he is required to submit a statement of his interests or potential conflicts of interest to the members of the Central Committee; the ICRC calls for Chairman Brady to resign immediately. If he refuses to do that, we call for the IL GOP State Central Committee to recall Pat Brady from his official position as State Chairman effective immediately.

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About Illinois Citizens for Ethics Reform

Illinois Citizens for Ethics Reform (ICER) is a organization of grassroots and business leaders formed to spotlight and bring light to ethical issues in the public sphere. ICER acts as a nonpartisan watchdog to spotlight unethical campaign finance activities and illegal and corrupt government practices.

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