AUSTIN – The Texas Young Republican Federation (TYRF), an official auxiliary of the Republican Party of Texas focused on Republicans ages 18 to 40, has joined Texans for Consumer Freedom (TCF) in its call to eliminate anti-competitive provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. TYRF joins TCF alongside a growing coalition of supporters that includes Costco, Kroger, Walmart, Brookshire Grocery Company, the Texas Association of Business, the Texas Consumer Association, the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce, the Texas Retailers Association, Young Conservatives of Texas, and free market advocacy groups.
“The Texas Young Republican Federation represents the next generation of political leaders in our state,” said TYRF Chairman John Baucum. “We believe in personal liberty, free markets and fair competition, all of which are being stifled by the Texas Alcoholic beverage code for the benefit of a select few.”
Baucum went on to say, “It is unacceptable that Texas is the only state in the nation that allows private companies to own liquor stores but prohibits public companies from doing so, stifling competition and consumer choice. In addition, the State allows a handful of privileged families to own an unlimited number of liquor stores while limiting ‘ordinary’ Texans to only five. This is an affront to individual liberty, and Texans deserve better.”
“Texans for Consumer Freedom is proud to have the support of the Texas Young Republican Federation. With 25 chapters across the state, these young leaders are impressive advocates for conservative ideals and free market principals,” said TCF spokesman Travis Thomas. “We look forward to working with them to ensure the legislature understands the importance of eliminating the anti-competitive provisions and loopholes in the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code that favor a handful of privileged families while limiting choice and convenience for Texas consumers.”
Texans for Consumer Freedom is a registered 501(c)(6) education and advocacy organization of retailers, consumers, and free market advocates committed to eliminating anti-competitive aspects of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and standing up for fair competition in the retail sale of spirits. For more information, visit www.TexansForConsumerFreedom.com.