January 17 (Tuesday): 7:00 pm. East Coast Town Hall with Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson.
January 23 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
January 30 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
February 6 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
February 13 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
WHEREAS Frederick Douglass
(1817-1895) was a champion of the liberty of all people throughout his
February 18 (Saturday): 9:30 - 11:30 am. Dean Ahmad U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee Meeting. Location: Baltimore County Public Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle, White Marsh MD 21236. From I-95, take White Marsh Boulevard (MD 43) west. Turn left onto Honeygo Boulevard, which loops around the White Marsh Mall. You will see the library on the left. Contact: .
February 20 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
February 27 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
February 27 (Monday): Last day for $50 discounted Convention price.
March 3 (Saturday): 1:00-9:00 pm. MdLP annual convention. Speakers: Paul Dembowsky, of Maryland Shall Issue; Carla Howell, Executive Director National LP; Eric Blitz, for Gary Johnson; Christopher Doscher, for Carl Person; Lorenzo Gaztaņaga, for Lee Wrights (presidential candidates); Joe Seehusen, former LP Executive Director. Location: Squire's Italian Restaurant, 6723 Holabird Avenue, Dundalk, MD 21222. More info here. Note: any changes to the State Program will be voted either up or down at the Convention; proposed modifications must be made at the February 21 Program Committee meeting. You can pay/register for the convention by clicking the credit cards on the left. Contact: .
March 5 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
March 12 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
March 19 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
March 26 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
April 2 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
April 9 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.
April 11 (Wednesday): 8:00 pm. Arvin Vohra speaks at American University, SIS Founders' Room: Is College A Ripoff?
(Saturday): 9:00 am. The Libertarian Club of
Baltimore has adopted a section of Charles Street just south of
the Beltway under the MD State Adopt-A-Highway Program. This is an LP publicity
/ Public Relations project of the Baltimore Area (and some very welcome
other) Libertarians. We meet at the Ruxton School on Charles Street (right
side going south, about 1/2 mile south of
May 5/6 (Saturday-Sunday): Towsontown Spring Festival. Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Setup is 1-2 hours before opening. We need help to cover all hours, especially since many of our members are in Las Vegas for the National Convention -- please sign up! Vehicles must be off the grounds by 8 am on Saturday and 11 am on Sunday. Close down on both days at 7:00 pm, but we won't be able to get vehicles in to load up until 8:00 pm. If you can help any time on either day please let me know. Our booth location is 353 on the south side of Chesapeake Ave about 1/2 block west of York Road. Who's willing to help? For anyone who needs community service hours, time spent on this project will count toward that requirement. Parking garages closest to our booth: (1) From the beltway Exit 26 (Towson South-York Rd), south on York Rd, right on Pennsylvania Ave, left at first street; (2) South on York Rd, just past Chesapeake Ave, left into library Parking; (3) South on York Rd, right on Bosley Ave (Towson By-Pass) left on Susquehanna Ave, Two lots, one at Baltimore Ave, and one at Washington Ave. Parking fee is $5.00 for entire day. If you need to use mapquest, the address you should use is 400 Washington Ave, Towson, MD 21204. On the fair days I will have my cell phone on if you need help finding us. Contact: .
June 14 (Thursday): 7:00 pm. Muir Boda will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the Cecil County Campaign for Liberty at Pat's Pizzeria, 224 S. Bridge St., Elkton.
June 17 (Sunday): 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Baltimore Pride Festival. Druid Hill Park. Our booth is #151. Need help to load up, haul in, set up, operate the booth, tear down, haul out and put away. Contact: .
June 20 (Wednesday): 1:15 pm. Holiday Park Think Tank, hosted by Gerald Schneider. Gasland, Part 2: What is our world interest in oil and what does the future hold for alternative fuels or deeper and deeper drilling? Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 2950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 (301-468-4448).
June 27 (Wednesday): 7:30 pm. Muir Boda will be participating at a candidates forum for the US House 1st congressional candidates held by the Free State Patriots at the Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville MD 21666.
June 30 (Saturday): 3:00 pm. We're finally moving from "exploratory" to organizational with the Ahmad for US Senate campaign. The first meeting to organize the campaign and set our strategy. The meeting will take place at the office of Dr. Alif Manejwala, 1307 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.
July 4 (Wednesday):
78th Dundalk Heritage 4th of July Parade. The theme this year is Welcome Home Our Troops. Anyone have any ideas for how we can use this theme?
Line up 7:15 am in
the Logan Village Shopping Center on Dundalk Ave. The Libertarians will
be meeting at the South end of the parking lot just past the last store.
DO NOT park in the area from the middle of the lot to the street. That area is needed to line up the Parade. Park in the area near the stores. Our parade position is Blue-1-9. Looking for someone who is willing to drive their open pickup truck. The MdLP has been in this parade for about the last 10 years. Need a vehicle to carry water, flags, signs, etc. for the marchers and a place to ride for those who cannot walk the whole way.
July 18 (Wednesday): Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield. Contact: .
July 25 (Wednesday): 6:00-8:00 pm. Gary Johnson Van at 919 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030 (private residence just west of I-83 on south side of Shawan). While Gary has to leave too early in the day for New York for media interviews, we will have campaign buttons, flyers, and bumper stickers and yard signs to give out for free to those who attend. We will also sell T-shirts and hats at a steep discount.
July 28 (Saturday): Rain or shine. MdLP picnic (2:00 pm) and Central Committee meeting (4:00 pm). Location: 4626 River Rd., Bethesda, MD 20816. Cost: $8.00 mailed to P.O. Box 176 (or click credit cards at left) by July 23; $10.00 after or on site. Food: will be provided (hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, beer, soda, juice, water). Directions: From the North take I-95 South, then 495 West towards Silver Spring/Bethesda. Take Exit 33 for MD-185 S, Connecticut Avenue, going south toward Chevy Chase. After about 3 miles, there is a traffic circle. Take the 3rd exit, Western Avenue. Then turn right at River Road. The house is on the left. From the South from 495, take exit 39 for River Rd towards Washington DC. Go about 4 miles. The house is on the right. Parking: is essentially infinite on Western Avenue. You can also park on any of the side streets. Some of the neighbors have parking spaces that look like public parking spaces, but don't park in them, since there is 24-hour towing. All the parking is parallel street parking, and as long as you're parallel parked, you will be fine. Contact: .
August 4 (Saturday): noon-6:00 pm. Chesapeake Pride Festival. Rain or shine at Mayo Beach Park (directions on link). Contact: .
September 1 (Saturday): 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. Get your Ahmad for U.S. Senate bumper stickers at the Greenbelt Information Day, Roosevelt Center, Crescent Road and Southway Drive. Come and get 'em! Contact: Susan Gaztaņaga.
September 5 (Wednesday): 7:30 pm. 2nd District Congressional candidates (Dutch Ruppersberger, Nancy Jacobs, and Leo Wayne Dymowski), have been invited to speak at the Marine Traders Association of Baltimore County's Monthly meeting. Support Leo Dymowski. Location: Riverwatch on Nanticoke Road.
September 8 (Saturday): 9:00 am. Reisterstown Parade. We will not have a booth at the festival this year (too expensive!). We form up for the parade at 8 am Saturday at Franklin Elementary School, 33 Cockeys Mill Road, and march down Reisterstown Road ending at Reisterstown Shopping Center (just south of the festival area). Park at Reisterstown Shopping Center and meet up with our truck at 8:00 to get a lift to the start of the parade. Our line-up spot is U74. Still looking for more people to commit to walking with us. This will probably be the last big parade before the election. Contact: .
September 12 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. Congressional Districts 6 and 8 Candidate Forum at Aspen Hill Library, Rockville, MD 20853. Support Mark Grannis and Nickolaus Mueller.
September 16 (Sunday): 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Essex Day Festival. Meet candidates. Setup is 7:30-8:00 am and breakdown is at 7:00 pm. This one always draws a big crowd. If you are running for office anywhere from Towson East, some of your constituents will be there. Candidate or not, we can use your help in getting people to take the quiz and generally showing people they DO have another choice. The festival is held on the 4000 and 500 blocks of Eastern Blvd in Essex. From the Baltimore beltway, I-695, take the Eastern Blvd exit going East, away from Baltimore, towards Essex. Right on Riverside Dr., then left on Maryland Ave. Park near corner of Maryland & Margaret Aves. Locations of the booths won't be set until the day of the festival; but we will be near the East Co. Times, near the corner of Eastern Blvd. & Margaret Ave. If you have trouble finding the booth call me on my cell. If you are planning to help out, please let me know by e-mail or phone. Contact .
September 18 (Tuesday): 9:00 - 10:00 am. Libertarian Vice-Presidential candidate, Judge Jim Gray, at Hood College in Frederick. Doors open at 8:30 am. Location: Hodson Auditorium, located within Rosenstock Hall.
September 19 (Wednesday): 8:00 pm. Meeting for candidate Mark Grannis' volunteers. Contact .
September 22 (Saturday): 3:00-5:00 pm. Book signing at Constellation Books, 303 Main Street, Reisterstown. Support Mark Grannis.
September 24 (Monday): 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Cancelled because Andy Harris changed his mind and decided not to attend.
September 27 (Thursday): 7:30 pm. Harford County Districts 1 and 2 Candidates Forum. Support Muir Boda and Leo Dymowski. Sponsored by LWV-Harford, the Harford County Branch of AAUW, and the Political Awareness Association of HCC. Location: Chesapeake Theater at Harford Community College.
September 30 (Sunday): 1:00 pm. Ahmad for U.S. Senate campaign envelope stuffing party in Riverdale Park. The goal is to send out fundraising letters and brochures to 5,000 registered Libertarians in Maryland. Bring someone with you. Contact: Susan Gaztaņaga.
October 2 (Tuesday): 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Howard County Forum for Congressional Districts 2, 3 and 7. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Location: Banneker Room of George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043 . Support Leo Dymowski and Paul Drgos.
October 3 (Wednesday): 6:00 pm - midnight. Ahmad for U.S. Senate campaign envelope stuffing party in Riverdale Park (a mile south of College Park). We have 3500 labels to put on and about 500 more letters to stuff. We need 8 people minimum. Contact: .
October 3 (Wednesday): 8:00 - 8:50 pm. Panel discussion prior to the first presidential debate with Mark Grannis. Location: K100 at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157. Presented by The Great Ideas Academic Community.
October 3 (Wednesday): 10:30 pm. on a six-member panel to discuss the debate. Where: FOX-5 News in DC (watch live on the link).
October 4 (Thursday): 7:00 - 8:45 pm. 2012 Candidates' Forum. Sponsored by the Founders Freedom Club. Location: Ellicott City Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042. Support Dean Ahmad.
October 5 (Friday): 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Political Party Fair, Morgan State University. Location: Student Center, First Floor, in front of the theater. Parking Garage adjacent to the student center is max $3 per day. Arrive via: East Cold Spring Lane to Morgan State Campus Road (parking garage is next to the stadium). This event is designed to educate students about the Libertarian Party's political positions (and those of its candidates), policy prescriptions, etc. Contact: .
(Saturday): 8:00 - 10:00 pm. Postponed.
October 6/7 (Saturday/Sunday): 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. Fells Point Fun Festival. Meet candidates. I believe the Libertarian Party has had a booth there continuously for 19 years. Let's make this the best one ever! The LP booth will be in the same place as last year: #623 on Broadway, on the west side of the Broadway Market, between Lancaster and Aliceanna Streets. Street parking is hard to come by; but there are two new parking garages in the 800 & 900 blocks of Caroline St. (see map) just 4 blocks West of Broadway. The festival runs from 11 AM to 7 PM both days; but the instructions say we must be completely set up and ready for customers by 9:45 AM each day. (Don't ask.) Need help both days, all hours. CAN YOU HELP? WHEN? Please contact if you can put in some time at the booth. I especially would love it if you could assist loading up the car over at our storage shed in Dundalk and setting up on Saturday morning.
October 9 (Tuesday): 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Third District Congressional Debate. Sponsored by the Greater Olney Community Associations (GOCA) and Olney Chamber of Commerce. Location: Community Room of the Buffington RE/MAX Building at 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road in Olney. Support Paul Drgos.
October 11 (Thursday): 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Libertarian Presidential candidate Governor Gary Johnson meet and greet/fundraiser. Get your picture taken with Gary, have posters or other memorabilia signed, or just casually chat with the most reasonable, fiscally responsible and socially accepting presidential candidate you'll ever meet. We'll have plenty of free posters, flyers, bumper stickers and yard signs to give away. This is a public event. You are not obligated to make a donation to attend the event, but the campaign is striving to purchase more radio advertising and every dollar donated to the campaign is used to help spread Gary's message. Please come out and show your support for our great Libertarian presidential candidate! (Some people are showing up early to do a Gary Johnson sign wave prior to the event, as it is on busy Connecticut Avenue and we can catch the evening traffic rush. If you have the time, come and wave some Gary Johnson signs with us.) Location: The Board Room, near DuPont Circle in Washington D.C., upstairs at 1737 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington. D.C. 20009. Contact: .
October 11 (Thursday): 6:30 pm. Congressional Districts 3, 6, and 8 Candidate Forum. Location: People's Community Baptist Church, 31 Norwood Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20905. Sponsored by a very large coalition of community organizations. Support Paul Drgos, Nickolaus Mueller, and Mark Grannis.
October 13 (Saturday): 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Ahmad for U.S. Senate campaign Freedom for Everyone rally. Location: New Life Assisted Living, 7600 Clays Lane, Windsor Mill, MD 21244. This will be the ideal time for you to get your Ahmad for U.S. Senate bumper stickers and yard signs. Contact: Susan Gaztaņaga.
October 15 (Monday): Noon. Frederick County Commission for Women Legislative Luncheon and Candidate Forum. Lunch can be purchased for $13. Location: Jekyll & Hyde Restaurant, 906 N. East St., Frederick. Support Mark Grannis.
October 17 (Wednesday): 7:00 pm. District 6 Candidate Forum. Support Nickolaus Mueller. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, WHAG-TV, and Hagerstown Community College. Location: Hagerstown Community College Kepler Auditorium.
October 20 (Saturday): 2:00 - 4:30 pm. Congressional Candidate Forum. Location: Thurmont Lions Club. Support Mark Grannis.
October 20 (Saturday): 3:00 - 3:30 pm. Leo Dymowski on the Chuck Brooks Show, WCBM 680-AM.
October 20 (Saturday): 8:00 - 10:00 pm. Dean Ahmad participating in a U.S. Senate candidates debate on WCBM 680-AM.
October 21 (Sunday): 2:00 pm. District 1 Candidate Forum. Muir Boda, Andy Harris, and Wendy Rosen to appear. Presented by the Leagues of Women Voters of the Mid-Shore, Kent, and Queen Anne's Counties; Dr. Stuart Bounds, former President of Chesapeake College, will serve as Moderator. Location: Chesapeake College Todd Performing Arts Center.
October 22 (Monday): 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Dean Ahmad participating in a U.S. Senate candidates debate on WCBC 1270-AM.
October 23 (Tuesday): 7:00 pm. Candidate Forum. Support Muir Boda. Boda vs. LaFerla. Free Markets vs. Statism. Libertarianism vs. Progressivism. 5 minutes to answer each question. Location: Knights of Columbus Hall in Forest Hill, 23 Newport Drive.
October 24 (Wednesday): 8:00 - 9:30 am. Dean Ahmad participating in a U.S. Senate candidates debate on the Larry Young Morning Show on WOLB 1010-AM. All four senatorial candidates will appear for the debate!
October 27 (Saturday): 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Distributing signs/materials for poll workers. Signing up early allows us to identify which polling stations are best and where to place yard signs the night before. We WILL be working this polling station (and others), so it is also an opportunity to train people on how to work the polls for those new to the process. Location: Towson University Administrative Building, 7720 York Road, Towson Md 21252. Contact: .
October 28 (Sunday): Noon - 5:00 pm. Distributing signs/materials for poll workers. Signing up early allows us to identify which polling stations are best and where to place yard signs the night before. We WILL be working this polling station (and others), so it is also an opportunity to train people on how to work the polls for those new to the process. Location: College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park Md 20742. Contact: .
November 6 (Tuesday): General Election. Assist our candidates at the polls. After a long election campaign by our great candidates, we'll relax together at Wiley Gunter's in Baltimore from 7:45 to 11:45. (Some will arrive later as they will be coming from working the polls). Come watch the election results roll in and cheer on Governor Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray, Dean Ahmad, Muir Boda, Leo Dymowski, Paul Drgos, Scott Soffen, Mark Grannis, Ronald Owen-Bey, Nick Mueller and Arvin Vohra! We have the top floor to ourselves and if we get 25 or more people, we'll have the bar staff us upstairs (otherwise, we'll just run downstairs for our drinks). We may even have a link to the Gary Johnson campaign's election night event in New Mexico via the internet. The Ahmad for U.S. Senate election night party is at the Sadaf Halal Restaurant, 1327 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Volunteers who RSVP are invited to come as guests of the campaign. Others may join at $30 per head.
November 19 (Monday): 9:00 am. Deadline for submissions for the December issue of the Free? State Libertarian. Send in your articles, comments, letters-to-the-editor, campaign experiences, photos, etc.
December 6 (Thursday): 7:00 - 10:00 pm. MdLP Holiday Party. Pot luck, BYOB. Location: 11614 Arden Court, Laurel, MD 20723 (Stuart Simms' home). Neighborhood street parking (please don't block driveways). Please so Stuart can get a head count. Be advised there is an Arden Way a couple of miles away that confuses some GPS directions. From the north: head south on 29 and make a LEFT on Old Columbia Pike just past the exit for 216. From the south: get to 29 and make the first right in Howard county (after 198). There is a golf driving range on the northeast corner of Old Columbia and 29. Once on Old Columbia, travel 0.2 miles to first right on Arden Court.
December 15 (Saturday): 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Party at Rosarios Italian Kitchen to come together to share our memories of Earle Pearce and console his family to the extent that we can. Earles wife Nancy will be there, along with his son Erik and daughter-in-law Terry. For just $20 per person, you will have a choice of several entrees. Please let know as soon as possible if you can attend. We are aiming for 20 - the minimum for this type of service is 15. It would help if you would pay in advance. Please make your check out to Susan or Lorenzo Gaztaņaga and put Earle in the memo line. Location: 7301 Pulaski Highway (Route 40) in the Rosedale area of Baltimore, convenient to I-695 and I-95.
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