The Day We Fight Back (Against Domestic Surveilliance)

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The Day We Fight Back (Against Domestic Surveilliance)
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A huge coalition of groups have come together on the internet to protest US domestic surveillance programs. Contact your representatives, take a stand on social media, put links or banners on your blogs and websites. This approach worked to defeat SOPA, it can help build domestic support for our pro-liberty, pro-privacy agenda on national security matters. Fight back against those who would trade your liberty for their false sense of security!

State of the Union 2014

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In case you missed the State of the Union address–or perhaps found yourself nodding off somewhere in the middle–the Cato Institute has your back.  Here’s a twelve-minute video that excerpts the policy content of the speech and splices in comments from Cato’s subject-matter experts.  Enjoy.

 

Monthly Message from the Chair

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Maryland Libertarians will be participating in the pro-Second Amendment rally on Tuesday, February 4 in Annapolis, which is being arranged by Maryland Shall Issue:
The rally will take place on Lawyers Mall between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.
A special Central Committee meeting will be held on Saturday, February 15 at 1 pm at the home of Stu Simms,  11614 Arden Court in Laurel.
This meeting is for the purpose of nominating candidates for the 2014 election.
Following the special CC meeting, the Program Committee meeting will take place, starting at 1:30 pm after the conclusion of the CC meeting, whichever is later.
Notice of the special Central Committee and Program Committee has been mailed to all Central Committee members.
The Maryland LP spring convention will take place on Saturday, April 5, from 1 – 9 pm at Squires Italian Restaurant, 6723 Holabird Avenue, Dundalk, MD.
Speakers include:
  • Michael Cloud: “The Impossibility Trap”
  • Wes Benedict: “Libertarians Rising”
  • Arvin Vohra: LP Social Media
  • Sharon Harris: “It’s A Wonderful Liberty”
The convention announcement has been mailed to all Central Committee members.
Some members had let me know that they were unable to register as “Libertarian” at MVA locations in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties. I brought this to the attention of the state Board Of Elections, and they said the matter has now been rectified.
If anyone has a problem registering to vote as Libertarian, please let me know.

Central Committee Meeting on February 15

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A special Central Committee meeting will be held on Saturday, February 15, at 1:00 pm.  The meeting will be held at the home of Stu Simms,  11614 Arden Court in Laurel.  The purpose of the meeting is to nominate candidates for the 2014 election.
Following the special Central Committee meeting, the Program Committee meeting will take place, starting at 1:30 pm or after the conclusion of the Central Committee meeting, whichever is later.
Notice of the special Central Committee and Program Committee will be mailed to all Central Committee members.

Maryland’s Fastest-Growing Political Party!

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That’s what we were in 2013.  According to year-end figures just released by the Maryland State Board of Elections, the Democrats and Republicans continue to hemorrhage voters while the Libertarian Party continues to grow.  We now have 13,131 registered Libertarians within the state–the most ever for a party outside the Democrat-Republican duopoly.