This is the new website of the Libertarian Party of Bexar County. We are setting this up to help Libertarian across the county to easily access helpful information. Whether you want to just stay informed, volunteer to help, or run as a candidate we want to make this the central hub to get the information you need. Please look around and contact us if you have any questions or comments.
Gil Robinson has been selected as the membership director. He will be reaching out to new members to get them involved in local events. Please feel free to say hi and email him at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We will be having an Independence Day social on July 3rd (the day before Independence Day). It will be hosted at Karen's Home (20934 Creek River Rd, San Antonio). It will be from 5pm to 9pm on 7/3/2011. Bring your friends or anyone who has questions about what liberty and independence are all about!
RSVP: 210-497-8377 (also call if you need help with directions)
James Holland is the new precinct team coordinator for Bexar county. He will be coordinating precinct captains to reach out to libertarians before and during the next election cycle. If you are interested in helping to do some block walking or getting out Libertarian information in your area, please contact James. You can email him at email@example.com or call him 210-355-0336. If you have questions or think you might be interested then he will be happy to help.
I want to thank Karen Grady for being an awesome host at the Independence Day eve party. We had a great turnout and everyone had a great time discussing what it means to celebrate liberty. It was an evening that truly shows what it means to celebrate the holiday. We hope everyone has a great day with their families on this 4th of July and takes time to remember all the great things liberty gives us.
May our celebrations come with the joy of knowing what it means to be free and with the remembrance of the great responsibility we have in keeping that freedom. Thanks again everyone for the great evening and have a great holiday!
The Libertarian Party of Bexar County is looking for candidates that are interested in running for office. You can view the available positions LP Texas website and find out more information on the Texas state website. If you are not sure about running you can read more about becoming a candidate and what type of people we are looking for on the ballot on the 'Become a Candidate' page. If you have any interest or questions at all then please contact Laura Valle at firstname.lastname@example.org. She and the other members will assist you in knowing what you will need to do.
Texas is the leading state in filling up the ballot with Libertarian candidates, but to continue this success we need people like you, who are willing to run. Becoming a candidate isn't about desire for power of position or not even about struggling tirelessly to change the system. It is simply about normal citizens like you standing up for the great Libertarian principles that you know are worthy. The good ideas are there, but now is the time to represent them by putting your name on the ballot.
Almost every office up on the ballot without a libertarian representative only supports the status quo choices. It is submission to the status quo. We must make sure people have a choice. This great but simple gesture shows that things do not have to be what they have always been. It means people can choose differently and that power can be put back where it belongs. It is the greatest way of letting people know that 'the lesser of two evils' is no longer acceptable.
For those who were unable to attend last weeks regular meeting of the Bexar/San Antonio Libertarian Political Party, you missed a most interesting discussion.
Our guest speaker, Nancy Torres, gave an accounting of her experiences as an Registered Nurse in the hospitals and prisons of this area. Her first hand experiences as a psychological nurse was a fascinating narrative of the corruption that power encourages. She recounted instances of mis management, fraud and even abuse of police power. Her observation was that drug use and addiction were health problems not being solved under the present "War on Drugs." Her presentation certainly stimulated interesting conservations afterwards. If you missed the get together, now being held at the Lion and Rose, mark your calendar for the third Tuesday of the month and join us next time.
Mr. Sean Parnell, President of the Center for Competitive Politics will make a presentation about Campaign Finance Laws in Texas and at the Federal level. Presentation will be informal with time for open discussion. Participants are welcome to enjoy a beer or snacks at their discretion.
Saturday, August 20th @ 1pm to 5pm. Longhorn Cafe, 17625 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, Texas. We will be meeting in the special event room. This is a an event to allow those interested in the upcoming elections from San Antonio, Bexar county, and the surrounding counties to get together. Previous candidates and those interested in running should come to learn from each other. We will share past experiences and plan for the future. Kathie Glass, the former governor candidate, and Tom Glass will be there from Houston. Please come if you are thinking about running or have questions about the process. If you have any questions about this event, please email Arthur Thomas (email@example.com) or call 210.464.2146.
UPDATE: We will be meeting at 12 (noon), an hour before the meeting starts, to socialize and chat. Please come by and grab some food and meet everyone before we get to business!