Libertarian Party to participate in "Stripping of Freedom" TSA conference

For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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WASHINGTON – Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict will join Ralph Nader and Cato Institute information policy expert Jim Harper this Thursday, January 6, as a panelist at a public conference examining TSA security procedures.

The conference is sponsored by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and titled “The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures.” It is open to the press and public. (Advance registration is preferred.)

Benedict commented, “TSA agents strip-scan and grope us when we want to take an airline flight. We need to treat their security theater with just as much scrutiny. Terrorists win by tricking us into letting government trample on our rights.”

WHEN: Thursday, January 6, 2011, 8:30 am Registration

WHERE: The Carnegie Institute for Science – 1530 P St. N.W., Washington, DC

The conference will include a number of additional speakers and panelists.

See this page for more information and a registration form.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, call LP Executive Director Wes Benedict at 202-333-0008 ext. 222.

The LP is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971. The Libertarian Party stands for free markets, civil liberties, and peace. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party at our website .

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