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LP Monday Message: TSA, security, and overreaction

January 10, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Libertarian Party has posted a statement from our chair, Mark Hinkle, condemning the recent shooting in Arizona.

While some Congressmen are making noises about new laws and restrictions, I think it's important for Libertarians to remain calm and stick to our libertarian principles.

Wes Benedict's Speech at TSA Full-Body Scanner Conference

Given at "The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures"
January 6, 2011
Carnegie Institute for Sciences, 1530 P Street NW, Washington, DC

I'd like to thank the Electronic Privacy Information Center for putting together this conference and for pulling together a diverse group of panelists.

My name is Wes Benedict. I'm the Executive Director of the Libertarian National Committee. Libertarians stand for free markets and civil liberties.

Wes Benedict streaming live on the internet and CSPAN

On January 6th, Wes Benedict will be participating in a panel discussion on the TSA's new security procedures. The conference is sponsored by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and is titled "The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures."

You can watch the event live  here

LP Monday Message: New Year, New Goals

January 3, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Happy New Year! It's 2011, and that means a new two-year election cycle is underway.

The Libertarian National Committee adopted five goals at a recent meeting. You can help us get started achieving all five of those goals today.

Goal 1. Membership: 20,000 sustaining members by April 15, 2012.

We currently have about 14,400 sustaining members.

Action:

LP Grows in Votes and Ballot Access for 2010

[Note: This entry has been updated with newer totals.]

Ballot Access News recently released national totals for the 2010 U.S House election. In the report, author Richard Winger compares these totals to the totals from the 2006 mid-term election.

The Libertarian Party received 1,074,189 votes this election, a 65% increase over the 650,614 votes from 2006. In both elections, the Libertarian Party finished with the 3rd highest totals behind the Republican and Democratic Parties.

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