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Convention Early Bird extension to 4-12: Boortz moved, Munger added

[April 7 update: Boortz will not be speaking at the LP Convention.]


The Convention Committee has extended the Early Bird pricing until April 12. Part of this is due to confusion and mixed messages over which speakers are scheduled for when. Our speaker lineup continues to evolve and is always subject to change. One recent change is that Neal Boortz has been moved from the Sunday evening banquet dinner speaker position. We do expect Mr. Boortz to speak in a different time slot.

Update on Michael Badnarik

Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian Party's 2004 presidential nominee, recently had a serious heart attack, and he is recovering.

A website has been set up for people who would like to donate to help Michael with his medical bills: http://www.heartsofliberty.org/

I spoke to Michael's mother recently, and she gave me the following address for get-well cards:

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.

Libertarian Michael Munger comments on insurance and health care costs

Creating competition and offering the right incentives


DURHAM -- I hear people complain they can't afford insurance. They need to realize that the real problem is they can't afford health care.

Don’t Waste Your Vote: Vote Democratic!

by William Redpath

(originally published in the December 2009 issue of LP News)

I can’t know what each of you thought when you read the headline above, but probably the most charitable thought was “Poor Bill Redpath. He almost made it to the end of his second term as Chair before he cracked up.”

2004 LP Presidential nominee Michael Badnarik hospitalized after heart attack

The Libertarian Party headquarters in Washington, DC has received various reports that Michael Badnarik, the 2004 nominee for President, has suffered a heart attack and has been hospitalized in Wisconsin.

William Redpath, Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC), commented, "While initial indications are that this is possibly a serious heart attack, we're hoping that Michael makes a full and speedy recovery."

Additional information may be posted later. (posted at 3:51 PM Eastern Time)


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