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We regret to announce the departure of Mary Lou Seymour and Amanda Maxwell from the Board of Directors of the Free State Project. Despite our philosophical differences about the direction this organization should take, we valued their contributions to the organization. We wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors.
Mary Lou Seymour was involved with the Free State Project from the very beginning first as an Organizer and then as a Board Member. She managed The Quill, providing us with an invaluable tool for communication with the membership. Mary Lou used her wide network of liberty contacts to help promote and spread the word about the Free State Project. She has a fierce commitment to liberty, and a strong grasp of just how grass-roots organizations work.
Amanda Maxwell worked tirelessly as an Organizer, Director of Member Services, Member of the Research Committee, and moderator of many member communication channels. She also handled the Quill's Events Calendar.
But more than that, she provided a calming, mature voice and presence to the Board of Directors, soothing tempers and solving problems with humor and graciousness. She was an Organizer from the beginning, stepping onto the Board when the organization needed her. She was principled and a true role model for all the other Directors.
"Educate your children, educate yourselves, in the love for the freedom of others, for only in this way will your own freedom not be a gratuitous gift from fate. You will be aware of its worth and will have the courage to defend it." --Joaquim Nabuco (1883), Abolitionism