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David F. Nolan, LP founder, passes away

We have received news that David F. Nolan, a founder of the Libertarian Party, passed away this weekend. The Libertarian Party was founded in 1971 in Mr. Nolan's living room. He had remained active with the Libertarian Party including currently serving on the Libertarian National Committee and running for U.S. Senator from Arizona in the recent elections. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth. He will be dearly missed by the Libertarian Party and the liberty community. We'll have more information about David Nolan soon.

Bob Barr: Express Jet pilot a political hero

2008 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr writes in The Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Libertarian sign at One Nation March in DC: Obama Out of Afghanistan

Libertarian Party executive director Wes Benedict waves anti-war sign at One Nation March in Washington, DC. Many Democratic supporters were there, and this was meant to remind them about the hypocrisy of Democrats in office.

Libertarians at DC 9/12 Tea Party March

Similar to the Glenn Beck rally, libertarians from D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey distributed Libertarian Party stickers and door hangers.

9-12 photo

3,200 door hangers at Glenn Beck's D.C. rally

box  libertarian party door hangers and stickersLP Headquarters staff and volunteers handed out 3,200 door hangers and about 1,000 Libertarian bumper stickers in three hours at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of thousands of people attended this rally, many of whom were Tea Party activists.

Door Hanger sale probably starts Friday 8/27/10

LP News, which is arriving at homes now, announced door hangers would be available for sale online. They're not quite ready, but may be on Friday 8/27/10. Will keep you posted. --Wes Benedict

Memorial Services for Libertarian Fred Childress

Many Libertarians throughout the U.S. have noted the recent death of Libertarian Fred Childress. Fred Childress was a friend to many Libertarians and a co-founder of the Tennessee Liberty Alliance.

From the Tennessee Liberty Alliance:

Candidate Grannis: Congress fiddles while the economy burns

From Grannis for Congress:

Congress fiddles while the economy burns

by Mark Grannis, Libertarian for U.S. Representative, District 8, Maryland

LP Convention live broadcast

This convention live broadcast is provided by a volunteer. The broadcast video and sound quality will probably be erratic, so please understand that before trying to view. Hopefully the video is good enough for some who could not attend to get an idea of what the convention proceedings are like.

The convention schedule is here.

Video is embedded below or can viewed with extra features including commets here.

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