|Sent on:||Wednesday, January 16, 2008 4:26 AM|
You are probably registered Republican to vote for Ron Paul in the primary. You can still join the Libertarian Party.
The Manhattan Libertarian chapter overwhelmingly supports Ron Paul and the RP Meetup effort
-you will be teaming up with like-minded activists who were there at the beginning of Ron Paul's Republican Presidential bid – and even a few who were there when he ran as a Libertarian in 1988.
-We went on record in support of Ron Paul in January of 2007, publishing a resolution in support and pledging contributions
-MLP members conducted some of the first NYC street actions in support of Ron Paul as early as April 2007
-The MLP invited the RP meetup to join our street fair booths all summer
-MLP members aggressively support the efforts of the RP meetups
Joining amplifies your voice in the freedom movement
-Influence party platform and nomination of the Libertarian Presidential candidate (hint, hint)
-Vote in nominations for local Libertarian Party candidates
-Vote for directors, bylaws changes and other party business at the convention on Jan 27.
-You could even run for a leadership position or run for office as a Libertarian – all without changing your voting status.
The Libertarian Party has kept the message alive for 30 years
-We are America's third largest political party and by most measures we are bigger than all the other third parties combined.
-There are about 500 or so Libertarians around the country elected and serving in local level offices right now.
-Our Presidential candidate is almost always on the ballot in 49 or 50 states – something no other third party achieves.
-Former New York LP Chair Rich Cooper prompted Ron Paul to introduce eminent domain legislation that eventually became law
-The MLP conducted 2nd Amendment street protests credited with preventing additional NYC gun laws.
-The MLP has been active in numerous issues such as the Iraq war, REAL ID, eminent domain, Read the Bills Act, 2nd amendment, smoking ban, taxes, rent control, the drug war
-We get local candidates on the ballot even though it requires up to 15,000 signatures and hundreds of grueling hours of petitioning
-Local candidates get exposure in the printed Voter Guide, the video Voter Guide and in some cases are included in televised debates.
-The NYC Libertarians have 2 TV shows, a newspaper and a blog, all aggressively supporting Ron Paul
Keep up the momentum
Whether Ron wins the Republican nomination or not, we need to keep up the momentum and the MLP is a great place to do that. We have name recognition and a track record of getting on the ballot and state and national party support.
Most important we have the right message – peace, prosperity and individual liberty. The same message Ron Paul is sending.
You can get more information, join the chapter and register for the convention at
If you don't live in Manhattan?
-You can still join the Manhattan Chapter and attend and vote at the convention.
-There are chapters in Brooklyn and Queens (and other parts of New York State). Staten Island and the Bronx are organized as part of the Manhattan Chapter.
You can email me directly if you have questions or comments at [address removed].
Ron Moore, Chair