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Phone Bank for LP Illinois

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Join The Libertarian Party of Chicago for a phone banking event aiming to spread the word and grow the Libertarian Party of Illinois. To join in the fun, we ask volunteers simply to bring their mobile phone to help make calls​. A talking script will be provided.

Anyone wanting to help but not located in the Chicago area can contact Volunteer@lpillinois.org to learn how to participate.

When: Saturday, Feb. 18th, 2016 at 12 PM
Where: Chicago Public Library – Uptown, 929 W. Buena Avenue, Chicago IL 60613 (A few steps north of the from the Sheridan Red Line stop. Library website: https://www.chipublib…)

Coffee and donuts will likely be provided (we may have to sneak them in).

Chicago, IL 60613 – USA

Saturday, February 18 at 12:00 PM

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The Libertarian Party of Chicago defends free speech, affirms non-aggression in wake of UC Berkeley riot

The Libertarian Party strongly supports the Constitutional rights to freedom of speech, religion, expression, and assembly, and furthermore, stands committed to the principle of non-aggression. Indeed, the initiation of force in order to silence one’s political adversaries is directly opposed to the freedoms that America holds dear. It is because of these principles that The Libertarian Party of Chicago officially states our condemnation of the violence and aggression that occurred at UC Berkeley on the night of February 1, 2017. That evening, masked protesters took to the campus grounds of California’s flagship university and violently prevented conservative editorialist Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking. As Libertarians, we recognize the legitimate right to peacefully demonstrate against Mr. Yiannopoulos’ message, but we firmly condemn as illegitimate the violence and intimidation engaged in by some protesters to block Mr. Yiannopoulos’ right to speak.

The Libertarian Party takes an ethical stance against aggression of any kind used to achieve one’s aims, be they political, economic, or to block another individual’s right to speak and express his or herself. Further, we recognize that using violence and intimidation to achieve one’s political aims is the very definition of terrorism.  While we do not agree with various aspects of Mr. Yiannopoulos’ message, we do fully support his right to speak at an event to which he was invited.

Reports indicate that some protesters threw bricks and shot fireworks at police and at the building in which Mr. Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak.  Police barricades were used as battering rams to break windows and force entry into campus buildings.  Video has emerged of masked protesters viciously beating people to the point of unconsciousness, using pepper spray on objectors to the protest, and blocking and attacking passing vehicles.  While not all protesters are reported to have engaged in these acts of violence, those that did have lent their illegitimacy to the message that the peaceful protesters were attempting to communicate. Furthermore, we do not hold UC Berkeley responsible for the violent actions taken against Mr. Yiannopoulos, nor do we hold the majority of protesters responsible for the actions of a violent few.

This violence hits close to home for Chicagoans.  On March 11th, 2016, protesters disrupted a Donald Trump rally at the University of Illinois Chicago campus, causing the protest to be canceled before Mr. Trump could take the stage.  Protesters started fights with rally attendees, rushed the stage and briefly took over the microphone, while outside more protesters gathered, some blocking ambulances from taking the wounded to receive medical treatment.

Two months later, Mr. Yiannopoulos spoke at DePaul University in Chicago, where he was interrupted by hecklers. He was eventually forced to leave prematurely when protesters broke into the event, took over the stage and the microphone, and began hurling insults at the spectators.

We stand for the rights of all individuals to speak, assemble and express themselves freely — and we stand against the use of violence, force, intimidation, and aggression to rob others of these inherent rights. We find this alarming trend of intimidation and violence in the face of opposing opinions to be unacceptable behavior in a civilized society, and as Libertarians, we firmly condemn such methods. We welcome those who feel the same to join our cause as either a member or an ally.

In Liberty,

The Libertarian Party of Chicago

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Chicago LP February Meetup

photoThe 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 Meetup. 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, February 7th, 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
Roll Call
Reports
- Chair
- Secretary
- Treasurer
- Membership
- Fundraising
- SOC
- Webmaster
- Action Committee
New Business
- Young Americans for Liberty Spring Summit
- Tax Day Protest
- T-Shirts

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, February 7 at 7:00 PM

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The Libertarian Party of Chicago 2017 Annual Meeting

photoThe Libertarian Party of Chicago Meetup Group

Unhappy with the status quo? That’s where we come in! Join us for our first Annual Meeting, where we willl be electing our chapter member officers for the year. We’ll also give newcomers an introduction to the Libertarian Party and continue planning for 2017.

All offices are up for re-election. If you’ve been thinking about getting more involved, this is your chance! Which office fits your interest and abilities?
• Chair
• Treasurer
• Secretary
• Membership Chair
• Fundraising Chair
• Webmaster
• SOC (State Operating Committee) Representative

If you are interested in running for one of these offices, please let us know. It’s a new year, and a clean slate. The only requirement for running for office is to be a member and you promise to do your best for the cause.

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

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

When: Tuesday, January. 3rd, 2016

7 PM – Meet, Greet, Eat, Drink

7:15 PM – Call to Order
1. Roll Call
2. Discussion
- Libertarianism 101
3. New Business
- Formation of Steering Committee
- Formation of Bylaws Committee
- Trump Inauguration Protest
- Phone Banking Activities
- Web Committee
4. Election of Officers

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.)

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!

Chicago, IL 60657 – USA

Tuesday, January 3 at 7:00 PM

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Chicago LP Christmas Karaoke

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Come celebrate Christmas with your fellow Libertarians while belting our your favorite tune during karaoke.

We’ll meet at Shoe’s Pub (1134 W. Armitage Ave.) at 8 PM to meet, greet and have some liquid courage before the singing begins at 9 PM.

Shoe’s Pub has decenty priced drinks and a fun atmosphere. Get there early before the crowd!

Chicago, IL – USA

Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 PM

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