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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

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

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.

Contact me with any questions at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Bob Johnston

 

 

 

2017 Annual Spring Convention

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April 29 @ 3:45 pm – 8:00 pm

The Libertarian Party of Maryland will hold its annual spring convention on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Red Hot & Blue in Laurel, Maryland. The convention commences at 4:00 PM and features Neill Franklin of LEAP (Law Enforcement Action Partnership) as the guest speaker.

The cost for the convention is $40 if paid by April 24th, $45 thereafter or at the door. There is no charge for attending only the central committee meeting. Use the Donate Now link at the right. Note that all fees paid are non-deductible political contributions to the Libertarian Party of Maryland.

Agenda:

3:45 PM Registrations open outside

4:00 PM Local Groups Discussed

4:15 PM Central Committee Meeting (business includes nominations and elections of Chair and Executive Board, nomination of candidates (including Governor), voting on amendments to the party Program, voting on any party constitutional amendments).

6:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM Guest Speaker: Neill Franklin (LEAP)

8:00 PM Adjournment

Address: 677 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707.

Dinner: Appetizers include a cheese and fruit platter; spinach dip and a wing/veggie platter. A buffet of Ribettes; pulled pork; beef brisket and pulled chicken with your choice of BBQ sauces. Accompanied by a Caesar’s salad, BBQ baked beans and potato salad. Non-alcoholic drinks are included, cash bar will be available.

For Questions: email Stu Simms at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Please notify Stu if you plan on paying at the door so he can give the restaurant an accurate headcount and so name tags can be produced.

(Note: this is a change in venue and time from the previous posting and as published in the April 2017 Free? State Libertarian.)

Libertarian Party of MD’s Opposition to SB 970 a Success

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The Libertarian Party of Maryland joined three other organizations in a letter in opposition to SB 970, a bill which would unnecessarily and inappropriately compromise the public accountability values of the Maryland Public Information Act by creating a dangerous categorical ban on the public release of some police body camera footage. Yesterday, the Judicial Proceedings Committee gave the bill an unfavorable report notwithstanding the House having passed the companion bill HB 767 on a 133-3 vote. We are hopeful that this will forestall passage of this legislation.

Below is a copy of the letter in opposition sent to the Judicial Proceedings Committee on behalf of the Libertarian Party of Maryland, the ACLU of Maryland, the League of Women Voters of Maryland, and CASA.

Letter in Opposition to SB 970

There is a balance to be struck between privacy interests and ensuring public accountability of police conduct. Body cameras have proven a useful tool to improve public accountability. The Maryland Public Information Act already provides a reasonable balance to protect body camera footage from violating the privacy of citizens. SB 970 would alter that balance and set a dangerous precedent that could further erode public transparency via the Maryland Public Information Act. We are grateful to the ACLU of MD’s leadership and tireless advocacy on this issue.

2016 Holiday Party

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The annual holiday party of the Libertarian Party of Maryland will be held on Friday, December 2nd, from 6:30 to “whenever” pm. It is open to the public. Please join us!
The party will be held at Stu Simms house at 11614 Arden Court, Laurel, MD 20723. The event is pot luck, so please bring a fresh food item. Juice, soda, and water will be provided. BYOB.
 As a courtesy, please RSVP to Stu at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

December 2016 issue of Free? State Libertarian

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=====> DEADLINE: 9:00 am Tuesday, November 15, 2016!!! <=====
(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.  The election is over!!!  Send me reports of your experiences and viewpoints.  Especially our candidates (pictures too).

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 March, 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.  County/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 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: 9:00 am Tuesday, November 15, 2016!!! <=====



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

Thanks,
Robert E. Glaser
Free? State Libertarian Editor