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You might be a redneck if…you create a dues-paying society and a scholarship fund? And that's what a Virginia man did last week, launching the “American Redneck Society.” “I really felt that American Rednecks are an under-served, but large population that could benefit from a formal membership organization structure,” said American Redneck Society Executive Director Rob Clayton.
A $20 membership fee will get you access to retail discounts across the country, and a portion of the funds are set aside for an educational fund for “rural youth.” "What does it mean to be a Redneck?" the group’s website asks.
The American Redneck Society is a membership organization formed to help perhaps the largest segment of American society . . . rednecks. So, who is a redneck? There’s no simple or complete answer to that question. We believe that the creed of the American Redneck Society is a good place to start. American rednecks include hunters (up to 45 million people ), owners of pickup trucks (38 million ), NASCAR racing fans (75 million ) and gun-owners (80 million ). And, of course, just about anyone will find a “you know you’re a redneck if” joke that applies to them. “Whether they know it or not, these folks represent an incredible economic force, both from the standpoints of productivity and consumer spending. ”
Our primary goal is to build a membership of rednecks based upon valuable member benefits worth much, much more than our modest annual, membership fee. Ten percent of every membership fee will be set aside in the “Redneck Scholarship Fund” as our way of helping rednecks in need to improve their lot in life by pursuing a college education. With numbers, the founders of the American Redneck Society will form a political action committee to represent the political interests of its members, a committee that will have no allegiance to any particular party.