New Meetup: LPIN/LPKY State Convention 2009

From: Greg H.
Sent on: Sunday, May 10, 2009 2:20 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Southern Indiana Louisville Metro Libertarian Meetup!

What: LPIN/LPKY State Convention 2009

When: May 16,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: The Libertarian Party of Indiana (LPIN) and the Libertarian Party of Kentucky (LPKY) are combining forces and hosting a joint state convention the weekend of May 15,16, and 17, 2009. The convention will be held along the border in Clarksville, Indiana at the Holiday Inn Lakeview, 505 Marriott Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129. It is located along I-65 just north of the Kennedy Bridge at Exit 1 - Stansifer Ave.

While we were open to holding the convention either in Indiana or in Kentucky somewhere along the border, we chose Clarksville because, unlike Louisville, KY or Jeffersonville, IN for example, Clarksville has no government-legislated smoking ban on private businesses.

Friday evening May 15 we will have two hospitality suites, one nonsmoking and the other one smoking. Come and mingle with fellow freedom lovers and eat, drink, and be festive.

Saturday, May 16 is when the primary convention activities will take place. Things will kickoff at 9:00 AM with opening remarks from LPKY Chair Ken Moellman and LPIN Chair Todd Singer. Libertarian National Committee District 3 Representative Rebecca Sink-Burris will then update us with news and events in our district along with what is going on at National.

Then we will have some workshops, presentations, and breakout sessions. These include the following:

Mark Rutherford will discuss Atlas! Liberty Pac.

Melanie Hughes will do a session on charter schools and home schooling.

Dr. Eric Schansberg will discuss Libertarian Campaigning.

Ken Moellman and Rex Bell will run a candidate training workshop.

At Noon we will have lunch. Our lunchtime speaker will be Daniel Williams. He is a radio talk show host, author, and a past candidate for the Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nomination. His topic of expertise is drugs and the drug war.

At 1:00 PM we will have concurrent business meetings for both state parties. Election of new officers and voting on amendments and other issues will be handled here. LPIN and LPKY will hold their respective business meetings in separate rooms. All other convention events will be held together.

At 4:00 PM we will hold a discussion on overall strategy. Ron Seiter will hold a workshop on organzing new Libertarian Party county affiliates.

At 5:30 PM we will have a buffet dinner. We will have two dinner speakers. First up will be Wayne Allyn Root. Wayne is a lively and dynamic speaker who makes regular appearances on Fox News and CNN. He was our Vice Presidential candidate in 2008. He will seek the Libertarian Party Presidential nomination in 2012. He is a small business owner who lives in Las Vegas with his wife and three home-schooled children. His new book will come out in June, entitled "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts." His website is at Root For America www.rootforamerica.com

Our keynote speaker will be Radley Balko, Senior Editor of Reason Magazine. Reason is a Libertarian magazine that tackles the issues with wit and flair. Radley is an active blogger. His website is at The Agitator www.theagitator.com

Sunday, May 17 we will have a buffet breakfast with speaker Ed Coleman. Ed is an Indianapolis City Councilman who made the news when he publically left the Republican Party and switched to the Libertarian Party. He will discuss his party switch, the outrage that Republicans had with him over his decision, and what actions by the Republicans led him to make the switch.

Several convention packages are available. Student dicounts are available for students age 24 or under. Register online at either Libertarian Party of Indiana www.lpin.org or Libertarian Party of Kentucky www.lpky.org

If you are a Libertarian or freedom lover and will be in the Louisville area next weekend, I encourage you to attend the Libertarian Party of Indiana and Kentucky State Convention 2009.

Learn more here:
http://libertarian.meetup.com/303/calendar/10379889/

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