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Elizabeth's report on NH LP convention
« on: September 29, 2002, 03:20:37 pm »

Elizabeth was at the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire's convention on Saturday and e-mailed us a report.  Here it is:

It was a great success.  Some highlights:

** Vin Suprynowicz announced during his keynote speech that he would
sign up for the FSP (woo hoo!)  He had a good quote, too, which we
need to ask him if we can use, "I find it sad that these people have
to beat the bushes to get 20,000 people to cross state lines to
preserve liberty, when our founding fathers were willing to die to do
the same."
** My speech at lunch seemed well received (but I'd love feedback,
good or bad)
** I was able to meet Rich Tomasso (NH LP media guy and FSP
supporter) and Michelle Dumas (author of FSP NH state report #2)and
lots of other FSP members from NH (and NJ, too!! -- Bob Hull brought
some really great FSP buttons!)
** Channel 9 interviewed me (not sure how that went, though)
** A couple from CT thinking about signing up drove all the way just
to hear me speak about the FSP - wow!!
** A handful of others signed up on the spot during the day
** I met another grassroots activist whose organization has gone
through similar growing pains as the FSP (check it out at
http://www.nocards.org - it's really chilling stuff) and we exchanged
lots of ideas on what has worked (or not) for her and for us, and I
got some great media tips (she's been very successful in that area).

Something I really walked away with was how important these
conventions are.  We've had discussions about whether conventions are
worth the $, because they don't seem to generate a big blip in
signups.  But a *lot* of people told me yesterday that seeing a real
person at a legitimate venue affected how seriously they take the FSP
(e.g., the couple from CT).  It may be a benefit not immediately
quantifiable, but I believe now that personal appearances, with
brochures, etc., are a benefit to the FSP.  In addition to everything
else we do to get the word out, of course!

The NH LP is thrilled about the possibility of the FSP coming to
their state.  After November (they're swamped right now with election
stuff) we can expect to see some sales pitches from them! :^)  It was
a fun, energetic, upbeat group.

I'm sure I'll think of more, but since I'm borrowing a computer right
now, I gotta run.  Jason, can you post this to crakerbarrel and the
forum and pubfincom?  Much thanks.
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Re:Elizabeth's report on NH LP convention
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2002, 05:52:44 pm »

Wow that's awsome!   :o

Just out of curiousity, who's Vin Suprynowicz?
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Re:Elizabeth's report on NH LP convention
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2002, 06:40:14 pm »

It sure is!

Vin is a noted libertarian essayist out of Las Vegas, NV.  He writes for a newspaper there (the "Review-Journal" or something like that) and has a book or two out (I know about Send in the Waco Killers, which isn't about Waco but about the libertarian movement in the 90s).  His essays are often carried by The Libertarian Enterprise,
http://www.webleyweb.com/tle/
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Re:Elizabeth's report on NH LP convention
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2002, 11:00:02 pm »

His newest book is the Ballad of Carl Drega.

Here's some more of Vin's stuff:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/suprynowicz/suprynowicz-arch.html
http://www.privacyalert.us/Contents.htm
http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/opinion/packages/columnists/suprynowicz.html

It's a real coup.  He's well know in libertarian circles.  Very exciting stuff!
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Re:Elizabeth's report on NH LP convention
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2002, 10:58:17 pm »

Elizabeth is 100% correct on the value of conventions.   A convention can really motivate those who attend and if done right can become a positive news event too.  

I personally would like to meet other Free Staters who share my interest in flying!
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Re:Elizabeth's report on NH LP convention
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2003, 02:40:21 am »

Yes, I've enjoyed more than a few of Vin's thrilling commentarys on multiple issues of Libertarianism. It's great that he's on board. Hey Jason, sounds like you're finding out how hard it is to "sell freedom" on the road just as Harry Browne did on his 2000 election campaign travels. Glad all the local LP groups give you a good place to start. Their consistency and reliability is something we can all count on during this induction phase. Hey Stirling, I just took my first Introduction flight at the controls of a Piper on Thursday. Man was I blown away! I'll be ready to help set up or support that FSP airfield!
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Re:Elizabeth's report on NH LP convention
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2003, 09:54:36 am »

I personally would like to meet other Free Staters who share my interest in flying!

Several private pilots will be attending the Escape to New Hampshire. One is planning to offer aerial tours of the area.
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