Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

"Lights of Liberty Award" Nominations

Expand Messages
  • Jeff Palmer
    Lights of Liberty is a program of the Advocates for Self-Government to recognize and reward outstanding libertarian grassroots volunteer work -- and to
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 23, 2007
    • 0 Attachment
      "Lights of Liberty Award" Nominations

      "Lights of Liberty" is a program of the Advocates for Self-Government to recognize and reward outstanding libertarian grassroots volunteer work -- and to stimulate much more such vital work.

      The Lights of Liberty awards program has been endorsed and applauded by local, state and national libertarian leaders. Lights of Liberty winners are helping to change the face of politics in America. Beginning in 1998, they took libertarian ideas to literally millions of Americans -- and met many thousands of people face-to-face.

      If you, or someone you know, completed one or more of the following three vital activities during the 2006 calendar year, please submit your/their name to the Advocates for recognition(!):

        Letters to the Editor
        Get three letters that mention the words "libertarian" or "libertarianism" published in any non-libertarian newspaper or magazine.

        One of the Advocates' major goals is to greatly increase the public's positive encounters with the words "libertarian" and "libertarianism," until these become as familiar in America as "liberal" and "conservative". Letters to the editor are a tremendously effective way to do this. Letters are like a free ad for libertarianism -- in the most widely-read section of the newspaper.

        A single letter can take a hard-hitting, positive libertarian message to thousands or hundreds of thousands of people. For example, 1999 Lights of Liberty winner Adrian Hinton had three letters published in Cincinnati papers that reached a total audience of 1.1 million readers!

        World's Smallest Political Quiz
        Work at three WSPQ booths, for a minimum of two hours per daily session.
        The "World's Smallest Political Quiz" is an Advocates outreach tool that transforms a dull literature table into a crowd-attracting, fun and successful event. Libertarians across the country use the Quiz to discover dozens or even hundreds of libertarian-leaning folks in their own community -- in a single day. The Quiz works anywhere people are gathered -- political rallies, gun shows, county fairs, college campuses… the possibilities are endless. It’s a great activity for beginning volunteers or seasoned pros.  [WSPQ charts and handout materials are available through the Republican Liberty Caucus as well as the Advocates for Self-Government.]

        Public Speaking
        Deliver three or more speeches to predominately non-libertarian groups such as service clubs, high schools, colleges, political rallies, Toastmasters, and the like.

        Speeches are a great way to take libertarianism one-on-one to some of the most important and influential members of your community -- and the leaders of tomorrow. Your speeches should be on libertarian-related topics and must use the words "libertarian" or "libertarianism" in a positive way.

      Lights of Liberty awardees receive a handsome Lights of Liberty certificate on quality parchment paper suitable for framing, a coupon worth 20% off your next order -- of any size -- from the Advocates' catalog of books, tapes, and other libertarian items, a free year's subscription to The Libertarian Communicator, as well as an array of other forms of recognition.

      Qualify in all three areas??  That will put you in an elite class of outstanding libertarian communicators -- only a handful of libertarians have done this so far. You'll get a special "Libertarian Triathlon" certificate, you’ll be entered extra times in the Advocates' drawing for special prizes, you’ll get extra discount coupons, and you’ll be one of the rare people to have three stars by your name on the Lights of Liberty Web Honor Roll!

      See HYPERLINK "www.theadvocates.org/lights.html"www.theadvocates.org/lights.html or e-mail HYPERLINK "mailto:lights@..."lights@... to submit a nomination or for more complete award requirements.

      [And don't forget to notify the me of any RLCers qualifying for a Lights of Liberty Award for special recognition by the RLC!]

      Jeff Palmer - jap@...
      Treasurer, Republican Liberty Caucus
       * * *
      Quote of the Week:   “...I don’t think you can solve the immigration problem until you deal with the welfare state and the need for labor created by a government that interferes with the market economy. We’re short of labor at the same time lots of people are paid not to work.” -- Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), ReasonOnline, January 22, 2007


      --
      No virus found in this outgoing message.
      Checked by AVG Free Edition.
      Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.17.4/644 - Release Date: 1/22/2007 7:30 AM
       

    • Adam J. Bernay
      What bothers me about this is that the awards for Letters to the Editor require that the words libertarian or libertarianism be used. The problem is that
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 23, 2007
      • 0 Attachment

        What bothers me about this is that the awards for Letters to the Editor require that the words libertarian or libertarianism be used.  The problem is that those are loaded words to most people, words that do not, in fact, help get a decent point across.  One could get published five, ten sterling letters in support of liberty and yet would be overlooked if they failed to make one of the words – in a medium where you are given only a limited amount of words to get your point across – libertarian or libertarianism.  So, despite the fact that this is supposed to be about changing the face of politics and taking libertarian ideas to Americans, it is really about the “brand name” of libertarian(ism).

         

        I think we ought to respond with our own awards that honor people who actually fight to move the ball forward, not people who got the brand name in their local paper.

         


        From: RLC-Discuss@yahoogroups.com [mailto: RLC-Discuss@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Jeff Palmer
        Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 3:22 AM
        To: RLC-North Carolina; RLC-Discuss; RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [RLC-Discuss] "Lights of Liberty Award" Nominations

         

        "Lights of Liberty " is a program of the Advocates for Self-Government to recognize and reward outstanding libertarian grassroots volunteer work -- and to stimulate much more such vital work.

        The Lights of Liberty awards program has been endorsed and applauded by local, state and national libertarian leaders. Lights of Liberty winners are helping to change the face of politics in America . Beginning in 1998, they took libertarian ideas to literally millions of Americans -- and met many thousands of people face-to-face.

        If you, or someone you know, completed one or more of the following three vital activities during the 2006 calendar year, please submit your/their name to the Advocates for recognition( !):

        Letters to the Editor
        Get three letters that mention the words "libertarian" or "libertarianism" published in any non-libertarian newspaper or magazine.

        One of the Advocates' major goals is to greatly increase the public's positive encounters with the words "libertarian" and "libertarianism," until these become as familiar in America as "liberal" and "conservative". Letters to the editor are a tremendously effective way to do this. Letters are like a free ad for libertarianism -- in the most widely-read section of the newspaper.

        A single letter can take a hard-hitting, positive libertarian message to thousands or hundreds of thousands of people. For example, 1999 Lights of Liberty winner Adrian Hinton had three letters published in Cincinnati papers that reached a total audience of 1.1 million readers!

        World's Smallest Political Quiz
        Work at three WSPQ booths, for a minimum of two hours per daily session.
        The "World's Smallest Political Quiz" is an Advocates outreach tool that transforms a dull literature table into a crowd-attracting, fun and successful event. Libertarians across the country use the Quiz to discover dozens or even hundreds of libertarian- leaning folks in their own community -- in a single day. The Quiz works anywhere people are gathered -- political rallies, gun shows, county fairs, college campuses… the possibilities are endless. It’s a great activity for beginning volunteers or seasoned pros.  [WSPQ charts and handout materials are available through the Republican Liberty Caucus as well as the Advocates for Self-Government. ]

        Public Speaking
        Deliver three or more speeches to predominately non-libertarian groups such as service clubs, high schools, colleges, political rallies, Toastmasters, and the like.

        Speeches are a great way to take libertarianism one-on-one to some of the most important and influential members of your community -- and the leaders of tomorrow. Your speeches should be on libertarian- related topics and must use the words "libertarian" or "libertarianism" in a positive way.

        Lights of Liberty awardees receive a handsome Lights of Liberty certificate on quality parchment paper suitable for framing, a coupon worth 20% off your next order -- of any size -- from the Advocates' catalog of books, tapes, and other libertarian items, a free year's subscription to The Libertarian Communicator, as well as an array of other forms of recognition.

        Qualify in all three areas??  That will put you in an elite class of outstanding libertarian communicators -- only a handful of libertarians have done this so far. You'll get a special "Libertarian Triathlon" certificate, you’ll be entered extra times in the Advocates' drawing for special prizes, you’ll get extra discount coupons, and you’ll be one of the rare people to have three stars by your name on the Lights of Liberty Web Honor Roll!

        See HYPERLINK "www.theadvocates. org/lights. html"www.theadvocates. org/lights. html or e-mail HYPERLINK "mailto:lights@ theadvocates. org"lights@theadvocates .org to submit a nomination or for more complete award requirements.

        [And don't forget to notify the me of any RLCers qualifying for a Lights of Liberty Award for special recognition by the RLC!]

        Jeff Palmer - jap@highstream. net
        Treasurer, Republican Liberty Caucus
         * * *
        Quote of the Week:   “...I don’t think you can solve the immigration problem until you deal with the welfare state and the need for labor created by a government that interferes with the market economy. We’re short of labor at the same time lots of people are paid not to work.” -- Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), ReasonOnline, January 22, 2007

         

        --
        No virus found in this outgoing message.
        Checked by AVG Free Edition.
        Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.17.4/644 - Release Date: 1/22/2007 7:30 AM
         

      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.