Fwd: LP HQ update
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Libertarian Party Announcements <info@...> wrote:
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 18:43:52 -0500
Subject: LP HQ update
To: "Libertarian Party Announcements"
From: "Libertarian Party Announcements"
This year, the Libertarian Party is -- for the first time -- taking part
in the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) annual conference
as a co-sponsor. The conference will be held February 17-19 at the
Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington, DC.
A disparate group of organizations will sponsor the event, including the
Objectivist Center, Americans for Tax Reform, the National Rifle
Association, Regent University, National Taxpayers Union, the ACLU,
Heritage Foundation, Bureaucrash, Log Cabin Republicans, Drug Policy
Alliance, the College Republican National Committee and a host of
"A prime example of the disparity of opinions in CPAC sponsors is seen
in the fact that at this conference, there will be a discussion about
the War on Drugs, and whether it should continue with wholehearted
conservative support," said Libertarian Party National Director Joe
"In the past, both sides of the debate would have been in support of the
Drug War. The inclusion of this discussion shows that many conservatives
are at least willing to consider a change."
As a cosponsor of the CPAC conference, the Libertarian Party will have
access to restricted areas and special events, will host a booth manned
by party headquarters' staff and volunteers, and will distribute
literature to every conference attendee -- and the Libertarian Party's
Web site, www.LP.org, will be linked on the CPAC Web site for a year.
"The CPAC conference is one of the biggest outreach exhibitions of
political action groups in the DC area, and we look forward to between
4,000 and 5,000 people attending," said Samuel New, who is organizing
the party's activities at the conference.
"Visitors to the LP booth will be able to join the party, make
contributions, sign up to volunteer and get more information about the
party. We expect to receive a number of inquiries from people who
otherwise might not have encountered Libertarians, and to showcase
"While we aren't aligned with the political views of these other groups
on all subjects, the other groups that are involved don't necessarily
line up, either," Seehusen said. "By taking part in this CPAC
conference, we hope to show that Libertarians are the true fiscal
conservatives -- much more so than the Republicans are."
Along with the other activities Libertarians will pursue while at the
conference, there is also a chance that a Libertarian Party
representative will take part in a debate regarding the Cuban trade
embargo, but details haven't been set, New said.
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