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The Libertarian Party of Chicago Meetup Group
This past Election Day, the Libertarian Party further chipped away at the old party duopoly and we have never been bigger. Now is the time to join the movement and we cannot lose momentum. Help us take action against the waste and corruption at City Hall and make Chicago a more free city.
You are invited to join us for our Monthly Meeting. 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, April 4th, 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.)
7 PM – Meet, Greet, Eat, Drink
7:15 PM – Call to Order
- Legislative Report
- Action Committee
- Communications Committee
- Web Committee
- State Representative and Senator Candidates
- Community Q&A Events
- Tax Day Protest
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
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LP Chicago April Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICAGO, March 7th, 2017 – The Libertarian Party of Chicago (LPC), believing that freedom of thought is fundamental to Liberty, calls for the immediate release of Cuban libertarian activists Ubaldo Herrera Hernández, Manuel Velázquez Visea and other prisoners of conscience from incarceration.
On February 2nd, Herrera and Velázquez reportedly refused to show their IDs to State Security agents dressed in civilian clothing and were arrested, as reported by the PanAm Post.
The Libertarian Party of Nevada has been following the situation very closely. According to their latest update posted to their blog, “both men were indeed convicted on falsified charges, are in a labor prison.”
“Mises Cuba volunteer staff member and attorney Nelson Rodriguez Chartrand now confirms that both men were convicted, and now face the additional criminal charge of distributing enemy propaganda,” the post also explained.
“As a Libertarian, I am disheartened by the news coming out of Cuba. These men were peaceful and harmed no one. Like many other dissidents around the world, they are political prisoners whose only crime is holding beliefs that challenge the status quo. In this case, it was free markets and Liberty,” says LPC Chair Justin Tucker. “My thoughts are with these brave activists and their families. I ask that Libertarians join the fight to free these and other prisoners of conscience.”
LPC joins several LP state parties and the Partido Libertario (P-LIB) of Spain in the Libertarian Party of Nevada’s call to:
- Condemn the Cuban government and the Communist Party of Cuba, and demand the safe release of the libertarian prisoners,
- Ask the US State Department to place diplomatic pressure on Cuba for their release,
- Call Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and State Legislators to make their own statements of support for these political prisoners and to ask the State Department to diplomatically pressure the Cuban government. Find your Congressman and contact his or her office, and tweet at your governor,
- Directly contact Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations and demand the safe release of Ubaldo Herrera Hernández and Manuel Velázquez Visea. Send them a message on Facebook and tweet directly at them.
The Libertarian Party of Chicago encourages everyone to participate in efforts to bring attention to Herrera, Velázquez and other political prisoners, including contacting Amnesty International and other organizations to spotlight the situation. #TodosSomosMisesCuba
The Libertarian Party of Chicago Meetup Group
Kit Cabello and WC Turck of Hard Lens Media will host a forum/debate on Citizens United at 5pm, February 24th 2017. Participants include Matt Cotten, Organizing Director for Wolf-Pac, and Ted Chakos, Miami School of Law Graduate and member of the Chicago Libertarian Party. The forum will take place at Leadway Bar and Grill, 5233 North Damen in Chicago. The forum addresses how Citizens United impacts our political system and how money impacts politics. This will be a fun event, drinks and food are available for purchase at the bar. The forum/debate will air on CANTV.
Chicago, IL 60640 – USA
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Is Money Speech? A Discussion on Citizens United