Key Moments of the Liberty Bill Project
2003-2004

January 29, 2003
Senator George Allen introduced the Liberty Bill in the Senate with Senator John Warner as cosponsor.

February 25, 2003
Senator Larry Craig becomes a cosponsor of the Liberty Bill

March/April 2003
Students begin mailing flyers to newspapers and radios across the nation

April 4, 2003
Randy Wright, Nelson Loving and Jay Starke deliver Liberty Bill material door to door to the Senate

April 11, 2003
Congressman Eric Cantor introduced the Liberty Bill in the House

April 28, 2003
Mr. Wright is interviewed by KFGO Radio in Fargo, North Dakota

April 29, 2003
Mr. Wright is interviewed by KBUL Radio in Billings, Montana

May 6, 2003
Mr. Wright is interviewed by WUST Radio in Falls Church, Virginia.

May 15, 2003
Mr. Wright is interviewed by WTAG Radio in Worchester, Massachusetts.

May 2003
Liberty Bill mailings continue, including newspapers, radio, magazines and schools

May 28, 2003
The Wright and Foley Families along with neighbors from Church Run neighborhood visit the office of Congress on behalf of the Liberty Bill.

June 2003
New Liberty Bill ads begin to appear in major magazines across the country.

July 14, 2003
Mr. Wright is interviewed by WICC in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

 September 9, 2003
Tony Mauro, a writer for The Forum in USA Today writes a one-third page article on the Liberty Bill.

 October, November, December 2003
Students work on the Liberty Bill presentation that never materializes for presidential candidates.

December 16, 2003
Karen M. Kroll, a writer, has a lengthy article about the Liberty Bill featured in The Christian Science Monitor.

February 3, 2004
The Liberty Bill students and Mr. Wright receive a handwritten note about the Liberty Bill from Andrew Card, Chief of Staff to the President of the United States.

February 7, 2004
Mr. Wright crashes the Democratic Party’s Jefferson/Jackson Dinner.  He hands a Liberty Bill to Senator John Kerry, Senator John Edwards, Reverend Al Sharpton, and General Wesley Clark.  Mr. Wright is able to give a fifteen second sales pitch to each one.

March 31, 2004
Mr. Wright speaks to Dr. Fay Kelle’s Mary Baldwin College class on the Liberty Bill.  Each student receives a Liberty Bill tee shirt or mug.

April 1, 2004
One hundred Liberty Middle Schools students tour the University of Richmond and at 2:15 deliver a Liberty Bill presentation to Dr. Woody Holton and his Era of the American Revolution class.  When the students finish, the thirty University of Richmond students give them a standing ovation.

April 8, 2004
University of Richmond’s The Collegian features a story about the students visit to UofR on April 1.

April 22, 2004
Mr. Wright accompanies Faye Kelle’s who is speaking as part of a book tour.  She introduces the Liberty Bill as part of her talk.

April 27, 2004
Mr. Wright teaches the Liberty Bill as part of Aleta Myer’s Adolescent Pyschology class at Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy

April 2004
Two foot by three foot Liberty Bill letters are mailed to the presidential candidates, requesting their presence at a Liberty Bill presentation.

May 15, 2004
Students along with chaperones of teachers and parents traveled to Washington, DC to take positions near the monuments on the National Mall where they wore sandwich boards and passed out informational flyers about the Liberty Bill.

June 21, 2004
Students chaperoned by Mr. Wright, Lindsey Keiter, Lindsey Skinner, and Luke Davis, (all three college students who have worked on the Liberty Bill for years), and parents travel to Washington, DC to present the Liberty Bill in the Senate Financial Committee room to legislative aides.  Presentations were also made to legislative aides in the offices of Senator Dole, Senator Hutchison, Senator Kennedy, Senator Kerry, and Senator McCain. 

July 6, 2004
Woman’s Day features an entire page about the Liberty Bill in “Happy Birthday USA” feature.

July 6, 2004
Mr. Wright speaks to the Richmond Coin Club about the Liberty Bill.

August 18, 2004
The Washington Post’s Kids Post features the Liberty Bill, focusing on the students May 15th trip to Washington, DC.

September 3, 2004
The Dallas Morning News Kids Day features the same story the Washington Post wrote on August 18.

October 1, 2004

Mr. Wright meets with Senator George Allen at Senator Allen’s Hoe Down about the Liberty Bill.

 

October 14, 2004

Hanover County School Board passes a resolution of support and recognition for the Liberty Bill, the Liberty Bill students and Mr. Wright.

 

October 2004

An application is submitted to have the students recite the abridged Constitution as part of the January 20, 2005, inauguration ceremonies.  Later, turned down.

RESULTS OF THE 108th CONGRESS

HOUSE (435 members) SENATE (100 members)
Cantor, Sponsor

6 Cosponsors

1.6% of Total

Allen, Sponsor

2 Cosponsors

3% of Total

RESULTS OF THE 107TH CONGRESS

HOUSE (435 members) SENATE (100 members)
Cantor, Sponsor

35 Cosponsors

8% of Total

Allen, Sponsor

2 cosponsors

3% of total

RESULTS OF THE 106TH CONGRESS

HOUSE (435 members) SENATE (100 members)
Bliley, Sponsor

107 Cosponsors

24% of Total

Warner, Sponsor

1 Cosponsor

2% of Total

RESULTS OF THE 105TH CONGRESS

HOUSE (435 members) SENATE (100 members)
Bliley Sponsor

59 Cosponsors

12.9% of Total

Warner Sponsor

1 Cosponsor

2% of Total

KNOWN ENDORSEMENTS OR AWARDS

Fleet Reserve Association (May 27, 1998)

Veterans of Foreign Wars (June 2, 1998)

Military Order of the Purple Heart (June 4, 1998)

Richmond Times-Dispatch (May 10, 1998)

Dallas Morning News (May 24)

Topeka Capital-Journal (May 25)

Spirit of America Award (June 1)

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