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GOP platform details released

The Indiana Republican Party has announced the formation of the 2014 Platform Committee, to be chaired by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and co-chaired by Mike McQuillen, minority leader of the Indianapolis City-County Council.

Members of the committee will include state and local elected officials, representatives from the Young Republicans and the Federation of Republican Women and individuals and party leaders from across the state.

Indiana Republican Party Chairman Tim Berry would like to extend an invitation to all Republicans to participate in the development of the party platform.

Every two years, the state party revisits the platform document in advance of the state convention. This year, the chairs will facilitate a discussion using focused questions about the current platform and the future of the party. All attendees will be afforded the opportunity to participate in the discussion and to voice their opinions.

There will be five statewide platform meetings, including from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 1 at the Allen County Republican Headquarters in Fort Wayne.

RSVPs are highly encouraged, though not required. For more information, contact the Indiana Republican Party at 317-635-7561.