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