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Message from Mark Axinn, LPNY Chair

posted Jul 1, 2013, 2:44 PM by Genesee County Libertarian Party   [ updated Jul 16, 2013, 8:15 AM ]
Greetings all:

First of all, this will confirm that there won't be a state committee meeting this month; our next meeting will be held by teleconference on Sunday, August 4 at 8:00 pm.

We try to keep current with any changes in county officers and state comm. reps., but in case your chapter recently changed its personnel, please email the Secretary Blay Tarnoff, webmaster Chris Edes or me so we can update your chapter's info.

Also, I try to post updates on all local chapter listserves, but currently cannot on Rochester and Richmond; if you're from those chapters, please email me offlist so I can include those.  

Here's a few news items:

Most importantly, I  am delighted to announce that we have local candidates running in many races from Brookhaven to Batavia. If you need a template for the petition form or have any questions, please email me directly offlist. Petitioning starts on Tuesday July 9 and runs until August 20. Any registered voter in New York State can witness a petition, but only registered voters in the particular jurisdiction for which the person is running (city, county, town, etc.) can sign.

Secondly, please welcome our newest chapter, the Genesee County Libertarian Party based in Batavia (midway between Buffalo and Rochester). They had over 60 people at their inaugural convention a few weeks ago, and already have two Libertarian candidates running for local office this year!

Finally, there's some important news from National: Effective August 1, Carla Howell will step down as Executive Director of the LP and will become Political Director. Her immediate predecessor, Wes Benedict will take over as ED. I am pleased to have a good working relationship with both of them, and will continue to promote New York's interests at the National level as appropriate.

All the best for a Happy Independence Day. Please read the Declaration aloud as we do in my home every year.

Thanks for everything each of you is doing to fight the statist machine.