Defender of Liberty Award winners for 2008. Left to Right: David Eisenbacher (Promotor of Liberty), Leon Drolet (spokesperson for Liberty), Greg Stempfle (Producer of Liberty), and Charles Snyder III on behalf of Krystal Martinez (spokesperson for Liberty).

Nominate a Defender of Liberty in 2022!

Link to the June 2022 Michigan Libertarian

By Greg Stempfle

During the banquet at the July 9th state convention in Holland, the Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) will host its annual Defender of Liberty Awards. Michigan Libertarians also call the event “LibertyFest” and the awards “Libbies”.  Moreover, the Defender of Liberty Awards are given to those people, Libertarian or otherwise, who have made notable personal efforts in the defense of liberty.  There are three main categories of awards.

Nominate up to three Defenders of Liberty

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 convention committee.

The submission deadline will be June 24th, 2022. Nominees must live and or work in the state of Michigan.

Please send nominations to Convention Chair Jessica Fox at and Historical Committee Chair Greg Stempfle at

The Historical Committee maintains a list of past Liberty Festivals here:

Link to the June 2022 Michigan Libertarian

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