For Immediate Release
(Lebanon, PA) – The Constitutional Organization Of Liberty (COOL), a conservative,non-partisan political action committee registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State, has announced it will be celebrating its Fifth Anniversary on Saturday, November 13.
Mark Thomas, Chairman for COOL, said that the group was looking forward to
commemorating five years of constitutional education in Pennsylvania.
"It is really kind of amazing to think that just a few years ago, a small group of local conservatives organized themselves to begin educating people about the
Constitution, and now they have become a statewide resource for constitutionalists," Thomas said. "Our objective and primary focus is, and always has been, educating the people of Pennsylvania about the principles our country was founded on, and we are fulfilling that mission."
State Senator Mike Folmer, one of the original organizers of COOL and a current
Board member, said he was excited about having an event to commemorate COOL’s
"So much has happened over the last few years, it’s almost hard to imagine that all of this begun just five years ago," Folmer said. "Between the expanded courses we offer and the broadening range of locations where classes are conducted, it really is quite impressive all that COOL has accomplished."
Folmer noted that while the initial focus of COOL was Lebanon County and south
central Pennsylvania, the group has made course presentations as far away as
Bradford and Pittsburgh, and one of the group’s instructors was nominated for an
annual award presented by the Bill of Rights Bicentennial Committee. In addition, COOL was a Patriot Sponsor of the 2010 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Harrisburg and a sponsor of the 2010 LIVEFREE PA event in Palmyra.
The 5th Anniversary banquet will be held at the Lantern Lodge in Myerstown, and with comments to be made by Folmer, Thomas and Lowman Henry of the Pennsylvania