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Annual Convention 2013
Join us Saturday March 30th from 2pm to 5pm at Barnes and Noble RIT (upstairs conference room) 100 Park Point Dr. Rochester, NY 14623
Our Speakers for the event
Drew Beeman Chair of the Greater Rochester Libertarian Party, Libertarian activist, and former candidate for Monroe County Legislature. Speaking to us about libertarianism and the Libertarian Party.
Chris Edes Chair of the Monroe County Shooters Committee on Political Education (S.C.O.P.E.), Libertarian activist, and former candidate for many local offices and in 2012 U.S. Senate. Speaking to us about the Second Amendment.
Shauna O’Toole Author, Educator, and local Transgender activist. Speaking to us about Transgender issues and activism.
Paloma Capanna Chair of the Genesee Valley Civil Liberties Union, Attorney & Policy Analyst. Speaking to us about the evolution of warfare from fire arms and ammunition to nuclear weapons and drones.
Free and Open to the Public! Please Join US!
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Our friends in Genesee County have organized a committee to secede from the GRLP and stand on their own as an official Chapter of the LPNY. We are excited to see this happen as now they can coordinate efforts together in their county to promote our party and candidates.
Here is a link to their facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/GeneseeCountyLP
Below is part of an article from http://thebatavian.com
Photo: More than 20 people show up for meeting to form Libertarian Party in Genesee County
Submitted by Howard Owens on January 21, 2013 – 10:07pm
Phil Ricci, upper right, leads a discussion at Coffee Culture among the more than 20 people who showed up to help form the Libertarian Party in Genesee County.
Our hearts go out to the families of West Webster Volunteer Firefighters Lt. Mike Chiapperini, and Tomasz Kaczowka, who were killed this Christmas Eve, by an apparent ambush by a gunman. While responding to a fire they were fired upon and killed. Our thoughts go out to the families of two injured first responders as well, Joseph Hofsetter and Theodore Scardino, and we hope for a full recovery.
We are concerned about the growing violence in our country. We are constantly reminded by the news media about these types of tragedies, and the endless debates that result from these horrible events. I can not imagine the kind of sick mind that would ambush heroes and kill them, while serving their communities as volunteers.
Whether our problem is a mental health issue, a cultural disease, or just the random acts of criminals, we can only begin to speculate and debate. We in the Greater Rochester Libertarian Party know that the fault is not in the inanimate object(s) used in such violence and stand by our second amendment rights. We call upon the media and politicians, to uphold truth and our Constitution in all of their dealings.
Chair of the GRLP
We are co-sponsors of the observance of Human Rights Day here in Rochester again this year. December 10, 2012, 5:00 PM at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church 121 N.Fitzhugh Street
This year the theme is the issues that arise in Michelle Alexander’s bestselling book: The New JimCrow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Below is a link to the flyer we will be distributing at the event.
11/03/2012 04:29 PM
Candidates and Volunteers Rally Last Weekend Before Election Day
By: Sheba Clarke
It’s the last weekend before the election and candidates aren’t wasting any time doing last minute campaigning.It was an early start to the morning for some candidates. Monroe County Clerk and Republican Cheryl Dinolfo started her Saturday morning shaking hands and greeting voters at the Public Market
“We’re hear every week and we are meeting people all the time. It’s a good opportunity to exchange ideas have pleasant conversation with our friends here in the community,” said Dinolfo.
At the other end of the market, Drew Beeman is volunteering his time.
“I’ve been out here pretty much every weekend during the campaign season to promote Gary Johnson for president. He’s the Libertarian Party candidate,” said Beeman, Chairman of the Libertarian Party.
He’s at the market passing out fliers one by one for his candidate of choice.
“I try to tell people vote for third party candidates because you can send a message that way,” said Beeman.
A few blocks away at Monroe County’s Democratic Headquarters on University Avenue candidates fired up volunteers.
“We have 1,400 volunteers already signed up for the next two days to make sure we are reaching out to folks in our community,” said Monroe County Democratic Chair Joe Morelle.
“I think we really have a responsibility to get people out. I think this year, in particular, it’s been so contentious and so nasty that a lot of people are saying ‘I’m not going to vote’ and that doesn’t accomplish anything,” said volunteer Elizabeth Miliken.
Candidates call the last weekend before the election “the home stretch.” Candidates like Congresswoman Louise Slaughter made sure to warn voters about what she called scams to keep them away from the polls.
“I want to make certain that everybody knows that there’s no vote in this county until November 6th on Tuesday,” said Slaughter. “Don’t let anybody keep you from voting. It is your right.”
It’s a message all will be pushing until Tuesday morning.
Click below for an awesome article about the role of corporations in a Libertarian society.