Texas Libertarians Tour State

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
                                                                            (512) 459-8729

Sept 12        McLennan       Waco         11:00AM    Lake Brazos Steakhouse
                                                                            1620 Lake Brazos Pkwy
                                                                            (254) 755-7797

Sept 12        Bell                Temple        5:00 PM    Dynasty Chinese Restaurant
                                                                            2501 Airport Rd
                                                                            (254) 778-4434

Sept 19        Kerr                Kerrville       12 Noon     Luby’s Cafeteria
                                                                            1845 Sidney Baker St,
                                                                            (830) 792-6363
Sept 19        Bexar             San Antonio  7:00 PM    Longhorn Café
                                                                             17625 W Blanco Rd # 1
bsp;         210-492-0301

Sept 20        Cameron         Brownsville     2:00PM    Denny’s Restaurant
                                                                              6131 Paredes Line Rd
                                                                              (956) 542-2725
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.
                                                                               (915) 544-1188
Oct 3            Harris             Houston        12 Noon    Ziggy’s Healthy Grill
                                                                              2202 W Alabama St
                                                                              (713) 527-8588
Oct 3           Galveston         Galveston      6:00 PM   TBA*
Oct 4           Brazos             College Station 12PM     C & J Bar-B-Que
                                                                              1010 S Texas Ave
                                                                              (979) 822-6033
Oct 10         Rusk                Henderson     12 Noon   Mojoe’s Coffee Cafe
                                                                              106 E Main St
                                                                              (903) 392-8200
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
                                                                                 (325) 672-2992
Nov. 8          Brown               Brownwood   3:00PM       TBA*
Nov. 14        Dallas               Dallas          12 Noon       Clear Sky 24
                                                                                 4440 Lawnview Ave
                                                                                 (214) 824-4150
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



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