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
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.

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



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Essex Day Festival

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The Baltimore County group will have a table at the Essex Day Festival this Sunday, September 17. 

Contact Kyle Wagner at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you would like to get involved.

Click here for more information on the Essex Day Festival.

LNC meeting August 19 – 20

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libertarian_lp_logo_squareA meeting of the Libertarian National Committee will take place on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, at the Holiday Inn KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

The meeting will start at 10 am EDT on Saturday.The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Be advised that broadcast quality has sometimes been low and intermittent. Click here to view the stream.Click here for details on the hotel location, meeting agenda, and regional reports.

Summer Picnic Rescheduled for August 26

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LPMD-PicnicThe picnic has been postponed to August 26 — the weather forecast is a lot of rain, which will make the grass parking area difficult even should the sun come out in the afternoon.

The Maryland Libertarian Party summer picnic will now take place on Saturday, August 26, from 2 to 6 pm, at the home of Dave and Renee Sten in Cecil County, MD.

The Stens live at 16 Partridge Lane in North East. Be sure to follow the signs to the picnic grounds.

Click here for a map of the location.

The cost for the picnic is only $12 if you pay before the day of the picnic, and $15 at the picnic.

Click here to sign up for the picnic.

In addition, the minutes from the last Central Committee meeting (the spring convention) will be up for approval. Click here to read the meeting minutes.

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Bob Johnston




Shawn Quinn press conference Friday

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Gubernatorial candidate Shawn Quinn, campaign manager Preston Pratt, and Lt. Gubernatorial candidate Christine Smith (L – R)

Shawn Quinn, the Maryland Libertarian Party 2018 candidate for Governor, will hold a press conference on Friday, May 26 at 2 pm at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis to announce his candidacy.

There will be a meet-and-greet afterwards at the Rams Head Tavern.

Click here for directions to the Rams Head Tavern.