Cook County Convention – LP Chicago September Meeting

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In September, we will be moving our regularly scheduled monthly meeting to accomadate a special convention of Cook County precienct committeemen to elect representatives to the the State Central Committee, composed of one committemen for each Congressional district.

The Libertarian Party of Chicago will begin the meeting with some quick business before moving on the convention. Only precinct committement are allowed to vote in the convention. The deadline to become a committeeman in time to vote at the convention is August 28. If you are interested in helping the Libertarian Party of Illinois as a Committeeman, please contact campaigns@lpillinois.org.

You don’t have to be a member of the Libertarian Party to attend and we encourage people of all political persuasions to attend. Here’s an opportunity to spend an evening with like-minded individuals discussing what’s important to us – Liberty!

Not a member? This will be your opportunity to join and take part of the growing Libertarian movement in Illinois.

When: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 7 PM
Where: Will’s Northwoods Inn, 3030 N. Racine St. at Nelson St. in the Lombardi Room (Steps from the Red, Brown and Purple Line stops at Belmont or Wellington. No permit is required on most of the streets to the west.)

Agenda:
7 PM – Meet, Greet, Eat, Drink

7:15 PM – Call to Order

Officer Reports
- Chair
- Secretary
- Treasurer
- Membership
- Fundraising
- SOC
- Webmaster

Committee Reports
- Action Committee
- Communications Committee

New Business
- Budget
- T-Shirts
- Candidates for Cook County Elections

Cook County Convention
- Election of Committemen to the State Central Committeemen

There is no cover. Cash bar and food are available if you wish to order anything. Spread the word and feel free to bring a friend. See you there!

*Will’s Northwoods Inn does not endorse any political party.

Chicago, IL 60657 – USA

Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM

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LP Chicago Cigar Social

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Join The Libertarian Party of Chicago as we say good bye to our Treasurer and Legistlative Director, Ron Shultis before he leaves the Land of Lincoln. Meet us for a night of fellowship and stogies at Blue Havanna Cigar Shop & Lounge.

You don’t have to be a member of the Libertarian Party to attend and we encourage people of all political persuasions to come. Here’s an opportunity to spend an evening with like-minded individuals discussing what’s important to us – Liberty!

Not a member? This will be your opportunity to join and take part of the growing Libertarian movement in Illinois.

When: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Where: Havana Cigar Shop & Lounge, 3240 N. Clark St. at Belmont Ave. (Steps from the Red, Brown and Purple Line stops at Belmont.)

There is no cover. Cigars are available for purchase you. BYOB. Spread the word and feel free to bring a friend. See you there!

Chicago, IL – USA

Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30 PM

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The Libertarian Party of Chicago Condemns Racism, Violence in Wake of Charlottesville Rally and Attack

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The Libertarian Party of Chicago remains a strong adherent of the principle, embodied in the Constitution, that all human beings are created equal. The idea that race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin justifies limiting the unalienable rights of any person is both abhorrent to Libertarianism, and contrary to the founding values of the United States. As the Libertarian Party platform states: “We condemn bigotry as irrational and repugnant.”

It is a fundamental Libertarian principle that personal freedoms must be limited only when they intrude on the freedoms of others. Ideologies that promote violence are to be condemned. Calls to violence are to be silenced, and acts or credible threats of violence must be met with measures to neutralize the threat to life and liberty. Whether it is committed on religious, nationalist, racist or political grounds, aggressive violence has no place in a civilized society.

Therefore, The Libertarian Party of Chicago condemns the rally of racists and nationalists in Charlottesville this past Saturday and the lethal attack on counter-protesters. We call upon all local and national leaders to do the same. We are a nation built upon personal rights and freedoms which must not be abridged. Our leaders must take a principled stand against ideologies that seek to limit rights to a select few; and must continue to respect the freedoms that have made America great.

The Libertarian Party of Chicago Defends Religious Liberty in Wake of Minnesota Mosque Bombing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO, August 11th, 2017 – The Libertarian Party of Chicago (LPC) remains committed to non-aggression, self-ownership and the protection of our liberties, including the freedom to peacefully practice the religion of one’s choosing. In standing with these principles, the LPC vehemently condemns the bombing of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, that occurred on August 5th, 2017, and all other acts of terrorism aimed at religious communities.

“I am saddened by news of the bombing in Minnesota. No one should be made to feel unsafe in their houses of worship. Thankfully no lives were lost,” said Justin Tucker, Chair of The Libertarian Party of Chicago. “The United States was founded upon religious freedom and the Libertarian Party is dedicated to preserving all the freedoms we cherish.”

According to the Libertarian Party’s 2016 platform: “No individual, group, or government may initiate force against any other individual, group or government.” Libertarians “favor the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities that do not violate the rights of others,” the platform further states.

Libertarians recognize that religious institutions provide support for their congregations and provide assistance to those that are the most needy in their communities. Libertarians also recognize that an attack on religious liberty is an attack an all liberty.

 

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About The Libertarian Party of Chicago

The Libertarian Party of Chicago is a local chapter of the Libertarian Party of Illinois and is part of The National Libertarian Party. The party is comprised of common people united by two goals: 1) to advocate for a better Chicago through the promotion of liberty and 2) to make the Libertarian Party a legitimate and viable political option in modern American politics. Join us for our monthly meetings (www.meetup.com/LPChicago) and follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @ChicagoLP.

Pop Tax Protest

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Our elected representatives need to stop treating taxpayers as an unending supply of funds. On top of that, the “Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax” is ill-conceived and an undue burden on local businesses.

We’re here to say: Enough is enough!

We will be protesting on Wednesday to demand an immediate repeal of the #poptax.

Bring your affected beverages. We will chill and share them in a tax-free manner.

Chicago 60602 – USA

Wednesday, August 2 at 5:00 PM

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