From the Libertarian Party of Texas:
Texas Libertarians Tour State
to Rally 2010 Candidates and Support County Affiliates
AUSTIN, TEXAS – September 2, 2009 – Libertarian Party of Texas (LPT) officials are planning a three-month, 24-city tour through Texas to recruit local candidates and support their county parties in the 2010 elections. The public and the media are invited to attend.
Dr. Jim Lark, former Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, will start the tour with a special event on September 6th in Austin’s La Palapa Restaurant at 4PM.
"It’s time to stop complaining about politics as usual. You can run for office yourself," said Robert Butler, Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Texas. "It’s fun, and it’s easier than you think!"
Butler and LP Texas Chair Patrick Dixon will travel from Tyler to El Paso; Amarillo to Brownsville. Along the way, they will help candidates and county parties organize their efforts and become more efficient. Butler will present his new book, 18 Steps to Win a Local Election.
Dixon announced, "We aim to break all prior records and challenge as many incumbent
politicians as possible. Over 200 potential candidates have already volunteered."
"Our goal this year is to help Texans channel their political frustration into practical and effective campaign action. We will introduce the Libertarian Party and its objectives. Then we will provide ‘nuts and bolts’ political training," said Dixon. "We’ll have all the necessary paperwork to sign up candidates."
In 2008, 173 Libertarian nominees were on the November ballot. In Texas, there are currently 8 elected Libertarians in office.
Tour Dates and Locations:
Date County City Time Meeting Place
Sept 6 Travis Austin 4:00PM La Palapa
6640 E Highway 290
Sept 12 McLennan Waco 11:00AM Lake Brazos Steakhouse
1620 Lake Brazos Pkwy
Sept 12 Bell Temple 5:00 PM Dynasty Chinese Restaurant
2501 Airport Rd
Sept 19 Kerr Kerrville 12 Noon Luby’s Cafeteria
1845 Sidney Baker St,
Sept 19 Bexar San Antonio 7:00 PM Longhorn Café
17625 W Blanco Rd # 1
Sept 20 Cameron Brownsville 2:00PM Denny’s Restaurant
6131 Paredes Line Rd
Sept 20 Nueces Corpus Christi 7:00PM La Bahia Restaurant
224 N Mesquite St
Sept 27 El Paso El Paso 7:00PM Jaxon’s Restaurant
4799 N. Mesa St.
Oct 3 Harris Houston 12 Noon Ziggy’s Healthy Grill
2202 W Alabama St
Oct 3 Galveston Galveston 6:00 PM TBA*
Oct 4 Brazos College Station 12PM C & J Bar-B-Que
1010 S Texas Ave
Oct 10 Rusk Henderson 12 Noon Mojoe’s Coffee Cafe
106 E Main St
Oct 10 Upshur Gilmer 7:00PM David Beard’s Catfish
Village, Ore City
; Hwy 155
Oct 11 Smith Tyler 2:00PM TBA*
Oct. 17 Midland Midland 12 Noon TBA*
Oct. 17 Lubbock Lubbock 7:00PM TBA*
Oct. 18 Potter Amarillo 2:00PM TBA*
Nov. 7 Tom Green San Angelo 12 Noon TBA*
Nov. 7 Taylor Abilene Dos Amigos Restaurant
3650 N 6th St
Nov. 8 Brown Brownwood 3:00PM TBA*
Nov. 14 Dallas Dallas 12 Noon Clear Sky 24
4440 Lawnview Ave
Nov. 14 Tarrant Ft. Worth 7:00PM TBA*
Nov. 15 Denton Lewisville 2:00PM TBA*
Nov. 15 Collin 7:00OM TBA*
* Check http://lptexas.org for tour updates.
Libertarian Party of Texas logo About the Libertarian Party of Texas
The Libertarian Party of Texas supports more freedom and less government. We are fiscally conservative and socially tolerant.
We seek to restore the great American free enterprise system that made us the strongest, most powerful economy in the world: lower taxes, free markets, free trade, less regulation, and less red tape for businesses big and small.
We respect your right to live your life the way you see fit, and expect you to take responsibility for the consequences.
Find out more at:
Libertarian Party of Texas
Robert Butler,Executive Director