A new political organization has been formed to facilitate the involvement of Republican citizens overseas in the political process of the United States.
Republicans Overseas Inc. was registered at the IRS on Sept. 18 as a Section 527 organization. The officers include Bruce Ash (chairman), Solomon Yue (vice chairman), Helen Van Etten (secretary) and James Bopp Jr. as treasurer and custodian of books.
The filing indicates the corporation was "organized to provide an organization, with chapters throughout the world and a headquarters in the United States, to facilitate involvement of Republican citizens overseas in the political process of the United States. In addition, the Corporation will voice the concerns of Republican citizens overseas in the public policy debates in the United States consistent with Republican principles."
A spokesperson for the Republican National Committee stated Republicans Overseas was not affiliated with the RNC. The RNC already has a Republicans Abroad organization.