South Side Libertarians Unite!

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Join The Libertarian Party of Chicago for a conference call discussing the formation of a new chapter for Libertarians who reside on the South Side of Chicago and Cook County. We ask you to share your thoughts and ideas on making this new chapter a reality. South Side Libertarians, unite!

When: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 8:30 PM
Where: Phone (401-283-4571, PIN – 11398) or Online (uberconference.com/lpchicago)

Chicago, IL 60601 – USA

Thursday, February 9 at 8:30 PM

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The Libertarian Party of Chicago Monthly Meetup

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If you’re interested in Liberty, you are invited to join us for our Monthly Meetup. You don’t have to be a “member” of the Libertarian Party to attend. Here’s an opportunity to spend an evening with like-minded individuals discussing what’s important to us…freedom!

Every other month we have a business meeting which lasts about an hour, which you’re welcome to attend. After that, and on alternate months, we just get together to talk about what’s going on: in politics, books we’ve read, movies to see, events to attend, and how to spread the word about Liberty.

Location is TBD. Once determined, we will post a new meetup event with the details.

Attendance is free. You do not have to be a “member” of the Libertarian Party to attend. Bring a friend, even! 

Hope to see you!


Chicago, IL 60657 – USA

Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 PM

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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

www.LPChicago.org 

Defending Free Speech

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Members of The Libertarian Party of Chicago are invited to participate in an urgent conference call meeting regarding free speech. Recent events in the news have provoked us to have an important conversation about this fundamental principle.

When: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 8 PM
Where: Phone (401-283-4571, PIN – 17949) or Online (uberconference.com/chicagolibertarians)

Agenda:
8 PM – Call to Order
Discussion
- Defending Free Speech
8:30 PM – New Business:
- Official Statement / Press Release on Defending Free Speech
- Print Designs for Swag

Chicago, IL 60601 – USA

Thursday, February 2 at 8:00 PM

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