|Posted on September 28, 2009 at 6:40 AM|
Kennon and Kira Gilson are here congratulated at the Pinellas LP/ Tampa Libertarian Club Dinner on their appointment as youth advisors by the Pinellas County Commission: Pinellas now has over a third of the Libertarians in public office in Florida, following a strategy of initial focus on low-level appointive boards and multiple...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 27, 2009 at 7:07 AM|
Tallahassee, Fla.—Today, Federal District Judge Robert L. Hinkle signed an agreed injunction that prevents the Florida’s State Board of Architecture and Interior Design from enforcing provisions of a Florida law that censored truthful speech by prohibiting people who lawfully perform residential interior design services without a government-conferred license from referring to themselves, accurately, as “interior designers” or from using other, unspecified “words ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 5, 2009 at 2:16 PM|
Kira Gilson is congratulated by board chair for her draft fundraising guide to help privately support public trails.
While conservative extremists and party sad sacks claim Libertarians can barely get into public office, Florida Libertarians at their latest convention applauded one who is in not only one post, but two, and applying ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 29, 2009 at 9:31 AM|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida won't appeal a federal judge's decision that struck down a law he said unconstitutionally limited political free speech.
Secretary of State Kurt Browning initially had said he would appeal but has since changed his mind, spokeswoman Jennifer Krell Davis said Monday.
The st...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 12, 2009 at 10:41 AM|
" (Lib efforts helped in ) " massive changes' including:
Consensus on an 'all mentor the learner,' not 'authoritarian educator' model
A simplified but detailed set of recommended home school standar...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 5, 2009 at 12:49 PM|
Florida has responded to the health care debate by working with private insurers to highlight low cost plans.
The program, CoverFlorida, follows a lobbying campaign initiated by Florida Libertarians through the Club participants to remove legal redtape to lower cost private plans.
The Clubs are non-partisan and do not do lobbying campaigns, but a call group has been formed by club members.
While states are cr...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 6, 2008 at 1:03 PM|
Photo: Tracy Lundquist, elected to Volusia Hospital Board, says she'll make improvements. Her agenda calling for website and other improvemnents is at: http://www.tracylunquist.com/tracylunquist/Home.html
Florida Libertarians continued their campaign to empower people in local office with Libertarian...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 28, 2008 at 3:45 PM|
Libertarians have helped form broad coalitions driving election reform in Florida. Efforts have driven many improvements that led to a smoother election, easier regular party observation, public brainstorms, and work on spreading election options such as proportional representation. See http://www.ERCPinellas.org for the latest, or discuss in our F...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 28, 2008 at 2:03 PM|
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|Posted on December 18, 2007 at 10:00 AM|
How Libertarians Have Helped Florida…
Libertarians in Florida have played key roles in fighting restrictions on your individual rights…
Campaigning successfully to introduce low-cost voluntary mediation in the Court system Protecting the Homestead Exemption and calling for it to be raised to $150,000
Protecting and providing information on Homeschooling
Working for removal of legal blocks to co-ops
Expose and b...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 13, 2007 at 2:18 PM|
Photo: Libs in office FLLIB editors J. Chorgo and R. Swanson meet with former governor's advisor Lib Dr. Randy Holcombe on Homestead Exemption increase and Constitutional Amendments to cut taxes, among other issues.
Libs are hard at work in public meetings, pol...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 16, 2007 at 10:19 AM|
Seminole County, USA, --The paradigm is that social change can only be done by elected Libertarians...and environment hating Libs can't get elected to anything locally important. Change your paradigm.
Bookseller Mike Barr is one of the growing number of Libertarians being elected to county Soil & Water boards in the US, turning what critics deride a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 10, 2007 at 1:23 PM|
Libertarian Clubsters, coalition members meet with media on felon voting rights in 2005.
States such as Maine let felons, many of whom are in for technical and non-violent charges that weren't even misdemeanours a few years ago, vote from their prison cells.
Now after a statewide campaign led by Libertarians and c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 2, 2007 at 10:24 AM|
Editorial by John Shuey...
There are still many Americans who don't know what the Libertarian Party is all about. Yes, we are a political party, yes we believe in personal freedom and the corresponding responsibility that goes with it, yes we are socially liberal and fiscally conservative, -- but what do elected Libertarians actually do when they take office?
Here's a great story that should answer that question.
This week, I learned of a recent m...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 5, 2005 at 10:59 AM|
Florida Libs helped alert the public and kill a "stealth" Eminent Domain law. See:
|Posted on January 2, 2003 at 3:04 PM|
EDITORIAL by Brian Bustamante, past LP Florida Treasurer, distributed at several meetings.
After decades of struggling between zero and a high of 16 Libertarians in public office, Libertarians now occupy 68 public offices throughout Florida. That averages a little over 1 for each county. Less than 3 years ago, we had registered Libertarians in every county for the first time.
It's over 10% of the national LP total, itself at a h...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 18, 1999 at 9:17 AM|
In 1984 MG and Ralph Swanson called an activist's meeting and pointed out that with the initiative process the LPF had all it needed to develop a pro-Libertarian constituency (through petition contact) and implement Libertarian policies. This turned into a party wide discussion on how to fight Florida's draconian ballot laws, that made third party candidacies basically impossible. This in turn made getting on appointive boards very difficult, as we were not seen as repr...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 2, 1997 at 11:26 PM|
Florida Libertarian is victorious in free-speech lawsuit
ADVISORY FROM THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY
News from the National LP headquarters
Distributed May 23, 1997
WASHINGTON, DC -- A Libertarian Party member has won a $25,000 settlement against the city of Orlando, Florida for violating his First Amendment rights.
Hal Noyes accepted the settlement on May 1st -- two months after filing a lawsuit against the city, in which he charged that his ...Read Full Post »