It has been a year since our first official meeting as a Development Group.
In the last year the Libertarian Party of El Paso County has become an official affiliate once again.
We have done several community outreach events, including PrideFest Colorado Springs, Black Forest Fire Fundraiser, helping a neighbor who had a contaminated well after the fires, Gun Shows, and the Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway. There are several community outreach volunteer opportunities planned for the future as well. The Libertarian Party of El Paso County supports charities that receive little to no government assistance in order to support “Less Government, More Freedom”.
We have a Board Meeting every month to take care of business. In our first year we have had our first Convention, elected Board Members, appointed Committee Chairs and other Board members.
We have a fun and informative member meeting on the Third Thursday of every month. We have had policy forums on important issues facing the voters.
We have testified at City Council meetings. Alliances have been formed with liberty minded groups in the area.
All of our hard work and experimentation helped Amy create the New Affiliate Handbook, in order to assist new counties in forming a cohesive Affiliate.
We registered a Voter Registration Drive with the State of Colorado. At our first training we registered a new Libertarian voter!
The most ambitious achievement of the last year was campaigning for Jan Brooks in the Recall election. We had volunteers from around the state come in to help collect petition signatures. Evan McMahon, from the Libertarian National Campaign Committee came in and taught us all how to run a campaign the right way. Even after she didn’t make it onto the ballot, volunteers were still out promoting her. She was the only official Write-In candidate. Senator John Morse did get recalled. Many have said that the LPEPC was a large contributor to the success of the Recall. Although Ms. Brooks did not get elected, 17% of the vote went to Write-In.
The Libertarian Party of El Paso County was honored to be selected to participate in the Libertarian National Campaign Committee’s County Development and Enhancement Program. This is a year long intensive training program designed to create strong, active, and long-term county affiliates with a goal of getting Libertarians elected. With the help of Evan McMahon, LNCC Executive Director, we are hoping for an even more productive 2014.
The Libertarian Party of El Paso County is here to stay. We are always looking for active volunteers. Please check out our volunteer page to see how you can help create a more free El Paso County. Our events calendar shows different types of events from Board meetings to volunteer opportunities. We’d love to see you soon.
Check out the Facebook page for daily updates: https://www.facebook.com/LPEPC.