State Convention March 10

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Nicholas Sarwark

The Maryland LP spring convention will take place on Saturday, March 10, at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Annapolis, from 4:00 to 8:30 pm.

The Crowne Plaza hotel is located at 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. The phone number is 410-266-3131.

Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark will be the banquet speaker.

 

Schedule:

4:00    Central Committee meeting

6:00    Dinner

6:40    Maryland LP candidate for Governor Shawn Quinn

7:15    LNC chair Nicholas Sarwark

 

During the Central Committee meeting, we will be:

  1. Nominating delegates to the national convention in New Orleans, LA
  2. Nominating candidates for the 2018 elections
  3. Nominating officers to the state party Executive Board
  4. Debating and voting on any proposed changes to the state party program

 

Cost: $60 if paid by midnight February 28 (pay here or mail check to “Maryland Libertarian Party”, Box 176, Abingdon, MD 21009).

  • $70 after February 28th, online registration closes at midnight March 6th.
  • After March 6th email hidden; JavaScript is required via email for availability.
  • There will be no at-the-door sales.
  • There is no charge for only attending the Central Committee meeting.

 

If you have any questions regarding the convention, please contact Stu Simms at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Full details of the convention are in the upcoming issue of the Free?StateLibertarian newsletter, which will be mailed to state party members next week.

March 2018 issue of Free? State Libertarian

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=====> DEADLINE:  noon Monday, February 5, 2018!!! <=====
(But you don’t have to wait until the last minute.  Really.)

The next issue of the Free? State Libertarian newsletter is planned to be out for March.  Looking for articles, comments, and photos from events since the last issue.

Please report on any letters to the editor that you had published, radio or tv appearances, or anything relevant across the state that has some connection to a Libertarian issue for the regular feature IN THE NEWS.  The subsequent issue will be for July, so if you have any outreach plans between now and then, it would be beneficial to include them now as well.  Anything else you can think of.  Local Groups/College chair and officers’ reports, announcements, and general articles are solicited.  Please send in any info on upcoming events, meetings, and get-togethers as well.

Please don’t send me a note telling me that I (or somebody else) should write an article on a favorite topic.  Write it yourself or solicit someone else for the job.  I don’t mind cleaning text up, but the content should be yours.  Also please don’t forward me articles that have been published in some other newspaper or magazine for reprinting unless you have already secured reprint permission for the FSL.  A short excerpt is fine, particularly if you are going to comment on it, but I’m not keen on making our newsletter a reprint vehicle.

Please email articles to email hidden; JavaScript is required, fax 214-889-3668, or snail mail (earlier delivered deadline of Jan. 31) to LPMD Newsletter, PO Box 321, Owings Mills, MD 21117.  Photos are also solicited.  I much prefer text via email so that I don’t have to retype it.  I can convert from most any word processing format.  Don’t be ashamed to hand me hard copy, though.  I want your articles any way you can generate them.  Dictate to a cassette tape if you have to, and I’ll (have Google) transcribe it.  I’m not kidding!  We need submissions — either about something in Maryland, or written by someone in Maryland.  Preference is given to authors who are MdLP members.

Back issues can be found at http://LPmaryland.org/free-state-libertarian-newsletters/
I am also looking for advertising — do you know anyone who is willing to place ads?  Or put a message in yourself to help support the MdLP.  (It’s a convenient way to contribute by placing a business card, etc. — maybe you can deduct it as an advertising expense.)  Ask your business associates, local vendors, etc. if they’ll at least put a business card ad in.

Advertising Rates

$100 Full Page
$60 1/2 Page
$35 1/4 Page (both sides of a business card)
$20 1/8 Page (business card)

Make checks payable to the Md. Libertarian Party, and send along with copy to PO Box 321, Owings Mills, MD 21117.  (Or use the Donate Now option on the webpage to pay, select “General Contribution,” and email the copy.)

=====> DEADLINE:  noon Monday, February 5, 2018!!! <=====

Please mention this to anyone concerned you know who is not a recipient of this email.

Thanks,
Robert E. Glaser
Free? State Libertarian Editor

Two MDLP congressional candidates interviewed by Capital Gazette

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Dave Bishop and Jacob Pulcher

Maryland Libertarian Party 2018 congressional candidates Dave Bishop (4th district) and Jacob Pulcher (5th district) were interviewed on December 13 by the Capital Gazette.

“As a Libertarian, Bishop wants to shrink the role of government, with an emphasis on limiting the federal government’s involvement in certain areas, such as environmental protection or small business oversight”.

“Pulcher believes in weakening the impact government has on citizens’ lives. Pulcher hopes to reduce the country’s defense spending. Defense is an important part of what government does, but it is out of control, he said. He also wants to be more available to constituents and to combat the opioid crisis.”

Click here to read the article.

Maryland LP nominates five more candidates for 2018 elections

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The Maryland Libertarian Party nominated five more candidates for the 2018 elections at the Central Committee meeting on December 2:

  • Jenica Martin                 US House 1st
  • David Bishop                 US House 4th
  • Jacob Pulcher                US House 5th
  • Jasen Wunder                US House 8th
  • Tom Ashwell                  Harford County Circuit Court Judge

The Maryland LP now has candidates who will appear on the 2018 ballot for Governor, Lt. Governor, US Senate, and six of the eight US House seats, plus candidates for the General Assembly and Judge for the Circuit Court.

Click here to view the list of 2018 Maryland Libertarian Party candidates.

If you are interested in running for office in 2018, please contact me at (443) 310-5373, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Maryland LP candidates have until July 1 to file the appropriate paperwork and filing fees to get on the ballot for 2018.

Bob Johnston

 

 

 

Holiday Party and Meeting to Nominate Candidates

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lpmd_social_graph_1200x630The annual Maryland LP holiday party will take place on Saturday, December 2, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, at the home of Robert Glaser.

Robert lives at 3213 Patmor Road in Owings Mills. Click here for a map of the location and directions.

Please bring a food item. Drinks will be provided. BYOB.

In addition, there will a special meeting of the MDLP Central Committee for the purpose of nominating candidates for the 2018 elections, beginning at 7 pm. If you want to be nominated for office at the meeting, please bring your voter registration card to the meeting. Candidates must be registered Libertarian prior to the meeting.

Full details are in the upcoming issue of the Free?State Libertarian newsletter, which members should be receiving in the mail shortly.

Contact me with any questions at email hidden; JavaScript is required or (443) 310-5373.

Bob Johnston

 

 

 

December 2017 issue of Free? State Libertarian

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=====> DEADLINE:  noon Monday, November 6, 2017!!! <=====
(But you don’t have to wait until the last minute.  Really.)

The next issue of the Free? State Libertarian newsletter is planned to be out for December.  Looking for articles, comments, and photos from events since the last issue.

Please report on any letters to the editor that you had published, radio or tv appearances, or anything relevant across the state that has some connection to a Libertarian issue for the regular feature IN THE NEWS.  The subsequent issue will be for February, so if you have any outreach plans between now and then, it would be beneficial to include them now as well.  Anything else you can think of.  Local Groups/College chair and officers’ reports, announcements, and general articles are solicited.  Please send in any info on upcoming events, meetings, and get-togethers as well.

Please don’t send me a note telling me that I (or somebody else) should write an article on a favorite topic.  Write it yourself or solicit someone else for the job.  I don’t mind cleaning text up, but the content should be yours.  Also please don’t forward me articles that have been published in some other newspaper or magazine for reprinting unless you have already secured reprint permission for the FSL.  A short excerpt is fine, particularly if you are going to comment on it, but I’m not keen on making our newsletter a reprint vehicle.

Please email articles to email hidden; JavaScript is required, fax 214-889-3668, or snail mail (earlier delivered deadline of Nov. 1) to LPMD Newsletter, PO Box 321, Owings Mills, MD 21117.  Photos are also solicited.  I much prefer text via email so that I don’t have to retype it.  I can convert from most any word processing format.  Don’t be ashamed to hand me hard copy, though.  I want your articles any way you can generate them.  Dictate to a cassette tape if you have to, and I’ll transcribe it.  I’m not kidding!  We need submissions — either about something in Maryland, or written by someone in Maryland.  Preference is given to authors who are MdLP members.

Back issues can be found at http://LPmaryland.org/free-state-libertarian-newsletters/
I am also looking for advertising — do you know anyone who is willing to place ads?  Or put a message in yourself to help support the MdLP.  (It’s a convenient way to contribute by placing a business card, etc. — maybe you can deduct it as an advertising expense.)  Ask your business associates, local vendors, etc. if they’ll at least put a business card ad in.

Advertising Rates

$100 Full Page
$60 1/2 Page
$35 1/4 Page (both sides of a business card)
$20 1/8 Page (business card)

Make checks payable to the Md. Libertarian Party, and send along with copy to PO Box 321, Owings Mills, MD 21117.  (Or use the Donate Now option on the webpage to pay, select “General Contribution,” and email the copy.)

=====> DEADLINE:  noon Monday, November 6, 2017!!! <=====

Please mention this to anyone concerned you know who is not a recipient of this email.

Thanks,
Robert E. Glaser
Free? State Libertarian Editor

US National Oyster Festival in Leonardtown Oct. 21-22

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st marys oyster festivalThe Southern Maryland group and the Quinn for Governor campaign will have adjacent tables at the annual US National Oyster Festival on October 21 and 22 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown.

Times:        Saturday  10-6     Sunday  11-6 

Cost:          $10 per person;  children under 12 free

Website:     http://usoysterfest.com/

Directions:  http://usoysterfest.com/?page_id=60

Contact Michael White at email hidden; JavaScript is required for more information.