MdLP Logo
1-800-MLP-1776

This webpage:

Front Page
Candidates
Do Your Part
State Party
Contacts
Press
Events
Calendar
Newsletters
Photos
Audio Files
Reference
Site Map

Contribute
Contribute!

Join or renew! Click the credit cards above or mail a check + membership form in.

National web site for the Libertarian Party
National Libertarian Party Website

World's Smallest Political Quiz
World's Smallest Political Quiz

 

Comments?

 

Libertarian Party of Maryland

2013 Events

January 14 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

January 21 (Monday): 7:30 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting in Laurel. Contact  to attend.

January 28 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

January 31 (Thursday): 6:30 pm. Social event at Wiley Gunter's, 823 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230. Be wary of parking in the shopping center next to it, as there is an aggressive tow service patrolling it. Contact: .

February 4 (Monday): 7:00-8:30 pm. Young Libertarians of Maryland meet at the Catonsville library. We are forming a new organization, the Young Libertarians of Maryland. This group is for libertarians 35 and younger and is organized to engage young libertarians in education, outreach, direct and electoral political action, social events, volunteer opportunities, and to help spread the ideas of liberty in Maryland. If you know young libertarians or liberty-friendly folks who might be interested, please let them know of this group and the meeting. While the MdLP is the sponsor of this new group, they need not be in the party to join. Contact: .

February 4 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

February 11 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

February 14 (Thursday): Frederick Douglass and Terry Atwood memorial day (MdLP Central Committee resolution 2/20/99).

    WHEREAS Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) was a champion of the liberty of all people throughout his life;
    WHEREAS the life and person of Frederick Douglass provide to all of us an excellent practical, political, and moral example of libertarian thought in action;
    WHEREAS Frederick Douglass was born, raised, enslaved, and ultimately liberated in the Free State of Maryland;
    WHEREAS Terry Atwood, long-time Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Maryland and our friend and fellow fighter for liberty recently departed, likewise fought for freedom in the Free State;
    WHEREAS the life and person of Terry Atwood likewise provide to all of us an excellent practical, political, and moral example of libertarian thought in action;
    WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Maryland is committed to the liberation of all Marylanders and all people from force, oppression, and enslavement;
    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Party dedicate permanently the 14th Day of February every year to the memory of two Marylanders who fought for freedom against harsh odds: Frederick Douglass and Terry Atwood.
    AND BE IT RESOLVED that this Party dedicate all business and other activities of February 20, 1999, to the memory of Frederick Douglass and Terry Atwood.

February 19 (Tuesday): 7:30 pm. Postponed. Come play Who's Driving - the new game to empower Libertarians to be better spokespersons and champions of liberty. Its a fun, informal game that will give you keen insights into how to make your libertarian conversations with friends, family, co-workers, voters, and the media far more powerful and persuasive. Created by Carla Howell, she will be on hand to lead the game, while teaching others how to lead and play it on their own. Its a great way to engage Libertarians, offer a fun event for new Libertarians, while developing powerful, effective tools and techniques. This game is now being rolled out in the DC area, and will soon be offered to Libertarians nationally. So come and be in on the early rounds of this rock em, sock em game to turn Big Government on its head! We need at least 7 people preferably a few more to play the game at the home of Arvin Vohra in Bethesda. Please RSVP to  to attend.

February 25 (Monday): 7:30 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting in Laurel. Contact  to attend.

February 25 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 4 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 11 (Monday): 7:30 pm. Rescheduled from February 19. Come play Who's Driving - the new game to empower Libertarians to be better spokespersons and champions of liberty. Its a fun, informal game that will give you keen insights into how to make your libertarian conversations with friends, family, co-workers, voters, and the media far more powerful and persuasive. Created by Carla Howell, she will be on hand to lead the game, while teaching others how to lead and play it on their own. Its a great way to engage Libertarians, offer a fun event for new Libertarians, while developing powerful, effective tools and techniques. This game is now being rolled out in the DC area, and will soon be offered to Libertarians nationally. So come and be in on the early rounds of this rock em, sock em game to turn Big Government on its head! We need at least 7 people preferably a few more to play the game at the home of Arvin Vohra in Bethesda. Please RSVP to  to attend.

March 11 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 12 (Tuesday): 7:00-8:30 pm. Young Libertarians of Maryland meet at the Catonsville library, 1100 Frederick Road 21228. The meeting is open to anyone interested in joining. Among other things, at this meeting the members will consider nominations and voting on their President, Secretary, and two At-large positions, comprising their executive committee and discuss the planning for future events. Young Libertarians of Maryland is open to all Maryland libertarians 35 years or younger. Contact: .

March 18 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 25 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

March 27 (Wednesday): 7:30 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting in Laurel. Contact  to attend.

March 27 (Wednesday): 9:00 pm. Program Committee meeting in Laurel. Contact  to attend.

April 1 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

April 6 (Saturday): 1:00-5:00 pm. MdLP annual convention. Location: Squire's Italian Restaurant, 6723 Holabird Avenue, Dundalk, MD 21222. More info here. Note: any changes to the State Program will be voted either up or down at the Convention; proposed modifications must be made at the March 27 Program Committee meeting. $25 if paid by March 30 (click the credit cards at left), $30 after or at the door. Contact: .

April 8 (Monday): 7:45 pm. Gallery Gang.

April 15 (Tuesday): Tax Day protests.

April 20 (Saturday): 10:00 am. The first LP Adopt-A-highway clean up for this year (as close to Earth Day as we could get). We meet at the Ruxton School about 1/2 mile south of the beltway on the right side going south. The Libertarian Club of Baltimore (really the Libertarian Party but they wouldn't let us put that on the sign) has adopted about 3/4 of a mile of N. Charles Street. We've made a commitment to go out and clean up "our" highway four times a year. In return, we get "free" advertising - our name on the two signs at each end of our stretch of road. This section of Charles St is just south of the beltway, I-695, on the north side of town. It is a well traveled piece of road with two colleges and three hospitals drawing people. If you have an hour or two to help out, please let know.

April 22 (Monday): 7:30 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting in Laurel. Contact  to attend.

April 29 (Monday): 4:30-6:00 pm. Gary Johnson fundraiser and meet & greet. Location: the 51st State Tavern, 2512 L Street NW Washington, DC 20037. All proceeds go to the Our America Initiative, which helps Gary continue to spread the libertarian message around the country. Admission is a contribution of $50 per adult, $25 for students with a student ID. Please dont discount the fundraiser, it is critically important that we keep Gary moving around the country and that takes money. We will try to have those who attend the fundraiser get reserved seating at the next event. Contact: .

April 29 (Monday): 7:00-8:30 pm. Gary Johnson social event at George Washington University, sponsored by the GW College Libertarians. Admission is free. The doors open at 6 pm. Location: The Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom 3rd floor, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052. The 51st Street Tavern is a short 4 block walk to the GWU event, so parking for one will solve your parking for the second event. Contact: .

April 30 (Tuesday): 6:00-8:00 pm. Gary Johnson speech sponsored by Liberty On the Rocks. Location: Mackey's Pub in the Farragut area of Washington DC. It is one metro stop away from GW University. Contact: .

May 28 (Tuesday): 7:30 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting in Laurel. Contact  to attend.

June 25 (Tuesday): 7:30 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting in Laurel. Contact  to attend.

June 26 (Wednesday): 9:00 am. Deadline for submissions for the July issue of the Free? State Libertarian. Send in your articles, comments, letters-to-the-editor, photos, etc.

June 29 (Saturday): 9:00 am. LP Adopt-A-highway clean up. We meet at the Ruxton School about 1/2 mile south of the beltway on the right side going south. The Libertarian Club of Baltimore (really the Libertarian Party but they wouldn't let us put that on the sign) has adopted about 3/4 of a mile of N. Charles Street. We've made a commitment to go out and clean up "our" highway four times a year. In return, we get "free" advertising - our name on the two signs at each end of our stretch of road. This section of Charles St is just south of the beltway, I-695, on the north side of town. It is a well traveled piece of road with two colleges and three hospitals drawing people. If you have an hour or two to help out, please let know.

July 4 (Thursday): 79th Dundalk Heritage 4th of July Parade. Line up 7:15 am in the Logan Village Shopping Center on Dundalk Ave. The Libertarians will be meeting in the lot between the Highs Store and the sign at the center Main entrance. DO NOT park in the area from the middle of the lot to the street. That area is needed to line up the Parade. Park in the area near the stores. Our parade position is Red-3-11. Shooting for 6:30 to decorate the vehicle. Still do not have a volunteer to drive in the parade. Would like to get a pickup truck but will take what we can get! The MdLP has been in this parade for about the last 10 years. Need a vehicle to carry water, flags, signs, etc. for the marchers and a place to ride for those who cannot walk the whole way.
Fine print: 1. All units of the parade must keep contact with the unit in front of them. The parade must be in continuous movement with NO GAPS created by stopping along the parade route for extended performances. 2. Participants must adhere to the established lineup order and no change is permitted without consent of the Parade Committee Chairman. 3. Nothing can be given out along the Parade Route from curb to curb. (The route is defined as the Baltimore County permitted streets of the parade). This includes leaflets, business cards or the like, and especially no tossing out of candy. 4. All participants are expected to clean up their own debris from the lots and staging areas. (Streets along the route present a massive clean-up operation). Please do not leave litter. The safety of you and the viewers are our paramount concern. 5. NOTICE TO ALL MOTORIZED VEHICLES (CARS, TRUCKS, ATVs, MOTORCYCLES, 4 WHEELERS, etc.) Absolutely NO TRICKS or SHOWS of any kind are to be performed along the Parade Route. The dangers of an accident involving spectators and/or participants are too great to take such a risk. Please be cautious along the Parade route. There will be no warnings. Any violations may result in you or your organization being removed & excluded from future parade participation. 6. Each participant must be at the designated lineup area by 7:15 a.m. and must adhere to the established line-up order.
Directions: From the south - come over the Key bridge and use the first exit immediately after crossing the bridge. Left at the "T" and follow around to Dundalk Ave exit. Right on Dundalk Ave. Go all the way to the end of the parking lot before you try to turn in. The later you show up, the harder it's going to be to fight the traffic. This parade draws a CROWD! From the north - I-695 to Eastern Ave (toward the city) to Dundalk Ave (left turn) to Logan Village Shopping Center. Please let me know if you are planning to be there. On the day of the parade I'll have my cell phone with me. Contact: .

July 27 (Saturday): Rain or shine. MdLP picnic (2:00 pm) and Central Committee meeting (4:00 pm). Location: 4626 River Rd., Bethesda, MD 20816. Cost: $8.00 mailed to P.O. Box 176 (or click credit cards at left) by July 22; $10.00 after or on site. Food: will be provided (hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, beer, soda, juice, water). Directions: From the North take I-95 South, then 495 West towards Silver Spring/Bethesda. Take Exit 33 for MD-185 S, Connecticut Avenue, going south toward Chevy Chase. After about 3 miles, there is a traffic circle. Take the 3rd exit, Western Avenue. Then turn right at River Road. The house is on the left. From the South from 495, take exit 39 for River Rd towards Washington DC. Go about 4 miles. The house is on the right. Park on any of the side streets. Some of the neighbors have parking spaces that look like public parking spaces, but don't park in them, since there is 24-hour towing. All the parking is parallel street parking, and as long as you're parallel parked, you will be fine.
Contact: .

August 12 (Monday): 7:30 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting in Laurel. Contact  to attend.

August 28 (Tuesday): 7:00 pm. Young Libertarians of Maryland social meeting at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, 8303 Main St. Ellicott City MD 21043. This is going to be a fun time where a bunch of Libertarians get together to BS about anything over a few beers and get to know each other better. Won't be surprised if the conversation turns to politics. Contact: .

September 7 (Saturday): 9:00 am. Reisterstown Parade. We will not have a booth at the festival this year (too expensive!). We form up for the parade at 8 am Saturday, and march down Reisterstown Road ending at Reisterstown Shopping Center (just south of the festival area). Park at Reisterstown Shopping Center and reverse walk the route to my car at 8:00. Our line-up spot is NR 53 (out of 120 Units). I'll be signing in NLT 7 am and start decorating the car (unless you have another car or truck we can use instead of mine; then you need to be there around 7). There is literally no place to park at the north end where we form up without taking a chance on being towed. If you drive up I-795 get off at Owings Mills Blvd. Take that to Reisterstown Road (MD-140). There is a very large parking lot right there. Walk north on MD-140 from Owings Mills. You will pass a fork where MD-30 goes straight and MD-140 turns about 45 degrees left. About 2 large blocks after that there is a Dunkin Donuts, and Harvestview Road is on the left. From there, start asking where Unit 53 is. That's our Staging Area. Still looking for more people to commit to walking with us. Contact: .

September 15 (Sunday): 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Essex Day Festival. Setup is 7:30-8:00 am and breakdown is at 7:00 pm. This one always draws a big crowd. We can use your help in getting people to take the quiz and generally showing people they DO have another choice. The festival is held on the 4000 and 500 blocks of Eastern Blvd in Essex. From the Baltimore beltway, I-695, take the Eastern Blvd exit going East, away from Baltimore, towards Essex. Right on Riverside Dr., then left on Maryland Ave. Park near corner of Maryland & Margaret Aves. Locations of the booths won't be set until the day of the festival; but we will be near the East Co. Times, near the corner of Eastern Blvd. & Margaret Ave. If you have trouble finding the booth call me on my cell. If you are planning to help out, please let me know by e-mail or phone. Contact .

September 18 (Wednesday): 7:30 pm. MdLP Executive Board meeting in Laurel. Contact  to attend.

September 22 (Sunday): 6:30 pm. Get-together at Monterey's Restaurant, 11753 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657. Contact  to attend.

October 24 (Thursday): 6:00-8:00 pm. Our America Initiative fundraiser Happy Hour at the Boardroom, 1737 Connecticut Avenue, NW, in D.C. Gary Johnson will be there. This offers a chance to help out with an important effort without breaking your budget, as tickets are only $40 per individual ($25 for students). This event is co-sponsored by the Outright Libertarians and Virginia NORML. RSVP to Charles Frohman 202-258-8027.

October 25 (Friday): noon - 2:00 pm. Lunch Fundraiser at the Daily Grill, 1200 18th Street NW, (18th & M), Washington, DC 20036. This event gives those with the ability to donate a little bit more (tickets are $150) the chance to discuss issues with Gary over lunch. Seating is limited so you need to RSVP to Charles Frohman 202-258-8027.

October 25 (Friday): evening. Possibility of a joint event with the Restore the Fourth advocacy group. The details of this event are not confirmed yet so if you are interested in attending this event, contact .

October 26 (Saturday): Gary Johnson Speaks at StopWatchingUs Rally. There will be music and other festivities. This event will begin at noon, where we gather at Columbus Circle in front of Union Station, to then march to the Capitol Reflecting Pool. You wont want to miss this event. For more details, visit us on Facebook or visit the Stop Watching Us site. Please wear your libertarian hats/T-shirts/buttons, etc. We want to make sure our coalition partners see that we can turn out libertarians to support these joint efforts.

November 9 (Saturday): 1:00 pm. Central Committee meeting. Location: 11614 Arden Court, Laurel, MD 20723 (Stuart Simms' home). Neighborhood street parking (please don't block driveways). The meeting is for nominating candidates and any other business CC members wish to address. Be advised there is an Arden Way a couple of miles away that confuses some GPS directions. From the north: head south on 29 and make a LEFT on Old Columbia Pike just past the exit for 216. From the south: get to 29 and make the first right in Howard county (after 198). There is a golf driving range on the northeast corner of Old Columbia and 29. Once on Old Columbia, travel 0.2 miles to first right on Arden Court.

December 17 (Tuesday): 6:30-9:00 pm. MdLP annual holiday party. Pot luck, BYOB. Location: 11614 Arden Court, Laurel, MD 20723 (Stuart Simms' home). Neighborhood street parking (please don't block driveways). Be advised there is an Arden Way a couple of miles away that confuses some GPS directions. From the north: head south on 29 and make a LEFT on Old Columbia Pike just past the exit for 216. From the south: get to 29 and make the first right in Howard county (after 198). There is a golf driving range on the northeast corner of Old Columbia and 29. Once on Old Columbia, travel 0.2 miles to first right on Arden Court.


This webpage last updated: 27 July 2016            Comments to