Martha Boneta, the storied Virginia farmer who valiantly stood up for her property rights and became a national symbol of courage in the face of overwhelming odds, has been named Executive Vice President of Citizens for the Republic (CFTR), a conservative grassroots lobbying organization founded by Ronald Reagan in 1977.
Four years before he became president, Reagan created CFTR to promote his vision of America. CFTR’s first executive vice president was longtime Reagan confidant Lyn Nofziger, who would later serve with the Gipper in the White House. In 2010, a group of Reagan stalwarts relaunched the organization. Now, CFTR’s Board of Directors has chosen Martha to run the group’s day-to-day operations, including spearheading innovative policy initiatives designed to enhance personal freedom and foster prosperity for all.
They couldn’t have made a better choice. A Virginia native, Martha is founder of the Piedmont Agricultural Academy, Liberty Hall Livestock Rescue, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Keep Virginia Beautiful, the oldest bi-partisan Virginia non-profit of its kind.
Martha rose to national prominence in 2014 when legislation strengthening farmers’ rights and named after her – the “Boneta Bill” – was adopted by the Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by the governor. A year later, a documentary, Farming in Fear, about her struggle to hold on to her farm received numerous awards, including the “People’s Choice Award” at the Anthem Film Festival. Martha was named one of the “50 Most Amazing Women” by Country Woman magazine and received a Joint Commendation from the Virginia General Assembly. She has been a frequent guest on Fox News and has given scores of interviews on radio and TV shows across the country.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue President Reagan’s legacy. We will make CFTR a powerhouse of ideas and initiatives that will do honor to this remarkable man,” Martha says.
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