Today we are launching an effort to organize Maryland Libertarians at the local level. In most of our counties and Baltimore City, we have enough libertarians to support a local group that can bring the libertarian message to their communities.
If you’d like to participate in party activities but don’t want to travel too far, these local groups may be for you. If you want to demonstrate the efficacy of libertarian principles and policies to your local community, these local groups may be for you. If you want to help organize local libertarian social, education, debate or discussion events, these local groups may be for you. If you want to help support Libertarian Party candidates in your area, bring in new members to the party, register new Libertarians, or bring your own ideas to political organizing, these local groups are for you.
We hope to establish local groups in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties, and in Baltimore City. We’ll combine certain counties in southern Maryland (Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties), western Maryland (Garrett, Allegheny, and Washington counties) and eastern Maryland (Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester, Wicomico and Worcester counties). If we find that a county in one of the multi-county groups can support their own group, so much the better!
To join your local Libertarian Party group, you can sign up at lp.maryland.org/local-groups. Each group will have its own page on the website and its own Facebook page.
All organizations need strong leadership to successfully grow and reach their goals. We have a chair to lead in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Southern Maryland. We need a Chair for all the other groups. To be a chair of a local group, you must be a member of the Libertarian Party of Maryland and be registered as a Libertarian in Maryland.
Local groups are crucial building blocks for any party. They support candidates, create social events, raise membership, and generally get people talking about liberty and freedom. We want to work together to make these local groups the foundation for a bright, Libertarian future, and we need your help to make it happen.