Nominate a Defender of Liberty in 2020!

Nominate a Defender of Liberty in 2020!

Lisa Gioia Randy & Dianne Szabla with their 2018 Defender of Liberty Awards at the 2019 LPM Convention.

Lisa Gioia Randy & Dianne Szabla with their 2018 Defender of Liberty Awards at the 2019 LPM Convention.

By Greg Stempfle, LPM Chair

Link to the January 2020 Michigan Libertarian

During the evening at the March 14 state convention in Grand Rapids, the Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) will host its annual Defender of Liberty Awards, aka LibertyFest. The Defender of Liberty Awards are given to those people, Libertarian or otherwise, who have made notable personal efforts in the defense of liberty. The LPM gives three categories of awards to winners.

The Categories

  • Spokesperson for Liberty – a member of the community whose activism and conviction have inspired contributions to the cause of Liberty.
  • Promoter of Liberty – A Libertarian whose efforts have done the most to promote the LP and Libertarian principles
  • Producer of Liberty – a dedicated, behind-the-scenes Libertarian whose quiet labors over the years exemplifies the backbone of the LP.

How to Nominate a Defender of Liberty

If you would like to nominate someone for one of these awards, please send a statement in support of your nomination to this year’s awards committee. This year’s judges, selected by chairman Stempfle and approved by the LEC, are Bob Broda, (2016 Producer of Liberty Award winner) bob_broda@att.net, Mary Buzuma, (former LPM Chair 2013-2015) mary.buzuma@att.net, and Frederick Horndt, (Macomb Membership Director) fredhorndt@gmail.com.

The submission deadline will be February 22, 2020. Also, nominees must live and or work in the state of Michigan.

Link to list of past winners:

http://old.michiganlp.org/news-and-events/liberty-festivals/

Link to the January 2020 Michigan Libertarian