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General Assembly session begins next Wednesday

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md-state-houseThe General Assembly session will begin next Wednesday, January 11, and last for 90 days.

The Maryland Libertarian Party will again be working with legislators and advocacy groups to advance pro-freedom legislation.

If you would like to get involved, contact Maryland LP vice chair Eric Blitz at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

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.

2016 Election Night Party!

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Libertarian volunteers, candidates, and supporters: please join us for an election night party to watch the returns, socialize, and celebrate the rising tide of libertarianism. Free admission, free appetizers sponsored by the state party, and a cash bar will be available. The party will be held at Tubby’s Diner and Liquors at 5701 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, Maryland 20707, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

We will have a big screen TV for the returns and there is wifi for internet updates.

So that we can get an accurate count for planning, please RSVP to email hidden; JavaScript is required

Localized Driving Instructions:

From 29 North: Take MD- Rt.198E Tubby’s will be less than 2 miles down, on your right!

From 29 South: Take MD- Rt.198E Exit. Go straight through circle. Turn left on 198E. Tubby’s will be less than 2 miles down, on your right!

From 95 North/South: Take MD- Rt.198W Tubby’s will be less than 2 miles down, on the left hand side of the road!

Leo Wayne Dymowksi-Fundraiser for Judicial Campaign

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Leo DymowskiLeo Wayne Dymowski, the 2014 Libertarian candidate for Attorney General (as well as other prior libertarian campaigns), is the current nominee of the Libertarian Party of Maryland for Judge of the Baltimore County Circuit Court. Leo was a successful trial lawyer who now serves as hearing officer for the Maryland Parole Commission and would make an excellent judge in Baltimore County.

You can stay in touch with Leo’s campaign on his Facebook or his website.

Leo will be holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Seasoned Mariner in Dundalk (601 Wise Avenue, Dundalk, MD 21222). The suggested minimum is $50. If you have questions or want to help Leo with his campaign, you can reach him at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 410-282-5808.

LNC Chair Debate Tonight!

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There will be a debate tonight, Wednesday, May 4, among the candidates running for chair of the Libertarian National Committee.

The debate is being hosted by the 1787 Network and Liberty Underground show, and will take place from 9 pm to 11 pm ET. This will be done over Google Hangouts and stream live on the 1787 Network YouTube channel.

Greg Bowen will be hosting and all four candidates, Nicholas Sarwark, Brett Pojunis, Mark Rutherford, and Charles Peralo, will be participating.

Libertarian Doug McNeil Dies

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It is with great sadness that we report that Doug McNeil, a long time Libertarian and tireless advocate for improved ballot access and libertarian ideals, passed away on April 2, 2016. Doug was running for Mayor of Baltimore as the Libertarian candidate. A more detailed article about Doug and his impact in Maryland politics will be forthcoming.

Doug passed away from cancer and his death was noted by Richard Winger’s Ballot Access News.  We offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

2016 Program Committee and Annual State Convention

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The 2016 Program Committee meeting will be held on Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (or at the conclusion of the Executive Committee meeting held that same night, if later). The Program Committee meeting is the chance for amendments to be offered to the Maryland Libertarian Party’s Program. Only changes recommended by the Program Committee can be considered by the Central Committee at the Annual Convention.  This meeting will be held at the home of Stuart Simms, 11614 Arden Court, Laurel, MD 20723.

The 2016 Annual Convention of the Libertarian Party of Maryland will be held on Saturday, March 12th at Squire’s Restaurant (upstairs) in Dundalk, Maryland. The convention program will begin at 12:30 p.m. and includes Dee Hodges of the Maryland Taxpayers Association (discussing how the Maryland budget process works, David Boaz, Vice-President of the CATO Institute, on “Reclaiming Freedom”, and Dr. Mary Ruwart on “How Libertarians can roll back big government.” There will be lunch and dinner bookending the State Central Committe’s official business, which includes the nomination of the Chairman and the Executive Board, voting on any motions to amend the State Party Program, the selection of the Maryland delegates to the national Libertarian Party Convention, and nominations for public office, as well as other official business.

The cost is $60 by March 4 (click Donate Now, on right side of webpage, or mail a check to Box 176 address); $70 at the door for full day attendance. Half-day price is $30 by March 4; $35 at the door (before 6:30 pm or after 6:30 pm only). Please notify Bob if you expect to come so that he can provide the restaurant a head count, plus you will receive a pre-printed namebadge. The Central Committee only meeting has no charge to attend.

Here is a link to a flyer with all the details. We hope to see you there!