The Republican Governors Association (RGA) wants everyone seeing red. RGA is the national political organization of Republican Governors; it focuses on public policy issues as well as the election and re-election of Republican gubernatorial candidates and therefore strategizing about how to keep "red states" red. The association represents Republican Governors in the US and in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Members regularly meet with members of Congress in attempts to influence policy making on tax cuts, welfare, and education among other issues. The organization was founded in 1963.