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Planning Continues for the 2010 National Convention in St. Louis

2010 LP Convention St Louis Logo [re-printed from December 2009 LP News]

It’s not too early to put the 2010 National Libertarian Party Convention on your calendar. The 2010 convention will be held Memorial Day weekend from Thursday, May 27 through Monday, May 31 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Libertarian Party has intentionally scheduled many of the recent conventions on holiday weekends because convention hotels have offered lower rates on those weekends.

More details will be announced soon, including the different packages and prices, and instructions on how to sign up and make hotel reservations.

While some people prepare for Libertarian conventions and come ready to support specific agendas and candidates for LP leadership, others attend primarily for the camaraderie and the opportunity to learn new activist skills.

Although you do not have to be an official delegate to attend, becoming a delegate allows you to vote and set the direction of the party. Contact your state affiliate party if you are interest in serving as a delegate.

A tentative list of speakers includes: David Nolan, one of the Party’s 1971 co-founders; Neal Boortz, syndicated radio talk show host and famous LP member; Gary Nolan, syndicated radio talk show host and candidate for the 2004 LP presidential nomination; Mary Ruwart, noted author and candidate for the 2008 LP presidential nomination; Dr. James W. Lark, III, former national chair, slated to address the Torch Club ($1,000 donors); Jeff Davis, radio personality who produces “Just a Thought” commentaries.

LNC Secretary Bob Sullentrup reports, “I’ll be welcoming delegates to St. Louis before the opening gavel drops. The Gateway City is my home town, and I’ll point out what to do and where to go to get the most out of your visit to the fair city.”