- Changing the World ... One Local Election at a Time!
By Chris Azzaro, Founder and Executive Director, Libertarian Victory
Are you a supporter of winnable local Libertarian campaigns? Have you
ever wished that the party would really focus it's resources on these
races? Have you ever wished that there was an organization out there
that knew how to effectively identify the best local campaigns, and
provide quality training and support to them? Well, you don't have to
wish for this anymore. There's an exciting new political action
committee emerging on the national Libertarian horizon called the
Libertarian Victory Fund (LVF). Targeting, training, and supporting
winnable LP campaigns is what we're all about! That is our mission!
The LVF was established in February, and has already begun making a
difference for local candidates across the country. In just a few
short months, we've already supported two winning local campaigns,
sent six campaign activists to professional training schools, and
distributed over 200 copies of our free campaign training manual to
Libertarians from coast to coast. We're quite proud of our
accomplishments! But we're just getting started!
My name is Chris Azzaro. I'm from Las Vegas, and I am the founder and
Executive Director of the organization. In 1999 and 2000 I served as
the state director of the Nevada Libertarian Party, and under my
direction, the Nevada LP won the prestigious Robert Lehman Award for
being the fastest growing state party in the country over a two year
period. I've also worked with former Mayor of Bellflower, CA Art
Olivier on his winning primary campaign last year. But most
Libertarians know me best for my work as the campaign manager for
James Dan's record-breaking state assembly campaign in Nevada last
year. I'm someone with a passion for winning local politics, and
that's why I started the Libertarian Victory Fund -- to dedicate my
heart and soul towards the cause of freedom on the local level where
we can make a real difference.
I've assembled a star-studded advisory board for the LVF to help
provide expertise in supporting local campaigns. The board consists
of some of the most successful Libertarian candidates in the entire
party, such as Mayor Bonnie Flickinger (Moreno Valley, CA), Sheriff
Bill Masters (San Miguel County, CO), and County Commissioner Trudy
Austin (Morgan County, TN).
One of the main goals of the Libertarian Victory Fund is to target
the most winnable Libertarian campaigns in the country, and provide
enough support to boost them to victory. This is done through direct
contributions, and independent expenditures on behalf of the
campaigns. As I mentioned before, the LVF has played an important
role in two big victories this year. One in Massachusetts and one in
Now we are looking for more wins in the upcoming November elections.
We have several exciting campaigns that we have already targeted. All
of them have a great chance of producing Libertarian wins. Bob
DeBrosse is a two-term incumbent Libertarian City Commissioner in
Piqua City, OH. Andy LeCureaux and Jerry Horton are challenger
candidates for city council seats in Michigan and Massachusetts,
respectively. All three of these campaigns have received strong
support. Several additional races will probably be targeted as well,
and we're currently considering campaigns in Washington, Florida, New
Hampshire, North Carolina, and Ohio. Come November, it's going to be
very exciting time in which we should be seeing some big Libertarian
victories in these races!
In addition to the campaign support, the LVF also provides all-
expenses-paid scholarships to some of the best professional campaign
training schools in the country. Six Libertarian candidates and
campaign managers have already been given scholarships this year, and
we hope to provide even more in the coming months.
We've also published a 15 page guide to running effective campaigns
for local office. This manual covers the all the basics in a concise,
easy to read format, and is being offered free-of-charge to
Libertarian candidates and campaign activists throughout the country!
As I said before, over 200 copies have already been distributed.
If you would like to learn more about our activities, make a
contribution, or request a free training manual, please visit our
website at ... http://www.LibertarianVictoryFund.com
And while you're there, be sure to sign up our free online
newsletter. It features reports on the best local LP campaigns in the
country, stories about legislative victories being won by elected
Libertarians, and free campaign tips from professional consultants.
We're very proud to say that our newsletter is being hailed by many
as one of the best Libertarian publications available today. To sign
up, go to ... http://www.LibertarianVictoryFund.com/subscribe.htm. I
hope you will enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy publishing it.
I think we all know just how important it is to continue electing
more and more Libertarians to local offices around the country. This
is something that is vital to the future of our party. The importance
of electing more Libertarians cannot be understated.
Elected Libertarians are the foundation of our party. They give us
credibility and prestige. They serve as living proof that
Libertarians can, and do, win elections. They prove that Libertarians
have effective, pro-freedom solutions to everyday problems that
really do work.
And Libertarian officeholders are able to immediately effect people's
lives for the better by reducing taxes, privatizing services, and
protecting our personal freedoms. They aren't just talking about
freedom; they're in a position to actually make it happen . . . and
they can do it right now!
But in addition to the short-term benefits of electing more
Libertarians to local offices, some very important long-term goals
are also achieved. By expanding the amount of elected officials in
the Libertarian Party, we are effectively creating a "farm team" of
experienced and skilled candidates that can move up to higher office
in the future, and win more and more victories for freedom.
So any way you look at it, electing more Libertarians to local
offices is essential to our future success. And that's what the
Libertarian Victory Fund is all about -- getting Libertarians
Get involved! Be part of the success! Help us build a powerful force
We need to raise funds to continue supporting our targeted campaigns,
as well as pick up a few new ones, for the upcoming local elections
this November. So if you are someone who wants to see more
Libertarian victories at the local level, please consider supporting
the Libertarian Victory Fund today! You'll be glad you did!
And in exchange for your contribution, you'll have the satisfaction
of knowing that you are supporting the cause of freedom in a way that
will have an immediate effect in local politics around the country,
as well as helping to build a stronger Libertarian movement that will
last for generations to come!
Again, the website is http://www.LibertarianVictoryFund.com
Let's start changing the world ... one local election at a time!
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