By Steve Scheetz and James Babb
Saturday, February 16, 2013
12:30pm until 5:00pm in EST
Libertarians across the state of Pennsylvania, there are not enough counties represented by their own committees! We would like to rectify this problem, and to help with this, we invite all Libertarians to this event.
The Goal will be to cross pollinate ideas in order to share what works/does not work, establish a sort of mentorship program where successful county organizations can help fledgeling organizations become successful in their goals promoting liberty. Finally, it is my hope that we can find volunteers to take part in leading the statewide committee chairs.
Let’s work together so that we can accomplish a great deal more!
The VF Beef and Ale is a regular haunt for our group, we have WIFI access, and for those who want to attend but can’t, we will have a live stream with interaction so that questions can be asked and comments can be made.
I can be reached at 610-636-8039 though if an immediate response is not required, I would appreciate it if you e-mailed or messaged me.
So–then the following comment was posted by Dr. Tom Stevens, Chairman of the LPPA:
LPPA Board Members:
This is an extraordinary alert. There have been postings on Facebook about a “Pennsylvania Libertarian Organizational Workshop” being held on February 16th that Steve Scheetz of Montgomery County is promoting. This event is NOT sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania and is, in my opinion, not what it appears to be. I strongly recommend you do not co-sponsor, attend or participate in this event.
Steve Scheetz did not obtain a single petition signature for Gary Johnson or our Statewide Candidates and he was not one of the 84 volunteers who helped defend our petitions against the GOP challenge. In fact, his opinion of Gary Johnson was that “Gary Johnson did not represent Libertarianism. He represented the ideals that maybe if we sacrifice our principles, we can gain more votes…” His chapter was also the home base of the Vote for Nobody campaign where voters were encouraged NOT to vote for Gary Johnson or any other candidate. In addition, that event is being promoted by individ
In addition, that event is being promoted by individuals with more ties to the GOP and Campaign For Liberty than to the Libertarian Party.
Eleven new County Committees and Regional Committees have been organized since I became State Chair and more are in the works. We have support services in place to help each of the new county organizations as well as existing ones. Candidates are stepping forward to run for office, membership is up almost 100% since April and members are joining the national LP from Pennsylvania at double the national rate.
The so-called “Pennsylvania Libertarian Organizational Workshop” will not provide you with information you might expect it to. The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania is a political party that educates the public and runs candidates for public office. There is no place in this party for anarchists who are unwilling to work within a party structure.
Dr. Tom Stevens
LPPA State Chair