Libertarian Party of Orange County:

Annual Officer Elections

We will be meeting on November 17th, 2020 at the Orlando Brewing at 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, Fl 32806

Join us for a meet and greet starting at 6PM followed by our business meeting at 6:30PM.

All are welcome to the social and to attend the Business Meeting which will follow.

Libertarian Party of Orange County presents:

Valerie Anderson from Friends of Split Oak, Marcos Diego Marrero for Osceola County Commissioner District 3, and Philip Frye speaking about the county ballot initiative regarding the Split Oaks toll road on the boundary between Orange and Osceola County.

We will be meeting on October 13th, 2020 at the Orlando Brewing at 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, Fl 32806

Join us for a meet and greet starting at 6PM followed by our business meeting at 6:30PM.

All are welcome to the social and to attend the Business Meeting which will follow.

Libertarian Party of Orange County presents:

A roundtable discussion and planning session on supporting the Jo Jorgensen Campaign.

We will be meeting on September 8th, 2020 at the Orlando Brewing at 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, Fl 32806

Join us for a meet and greet starting at 6PM followed by our business meeting at 6:30PM.

All are welcome to the social and to attend the Business Meeting which will follow.

Libertarian Party of Orange County​     
PO Box 679334​    Orlando, Fl 32867        
5 February 2020

Contact: Ralph Groves, Chair@lporangefl.org, 571-314-2434            
Correspondence: secretary@lporangefl.org   

FOR RELEASE to Ms. Amy Quesinberry, West Orange Times & Observer

On 4 February, Ocoee resident Ralph Groves, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Orange County,
met Ocoee District 1 Commissioner Larry Brinson, Sr. at City Hall. Mr. Groves presented a
Libertarian Party endorsement to Mr. Brinson about the forthcoming centennial commemoration
of the tragic 1920 massacre of Black citizens of Ocoee. Libertarians oppose racism and promote
equal rights and harmony among all citizens

The Libertarian Party of Orange County is the Orange County affiliate of the Libertarian Party of Florida.
Libertarians support individual liberty and free markets for free people: https://orange.lpf.org/

Libertarian Party of Orange County​     
PO Box 679334​    Orlando, Fl 32867        
2 March 2020

Contact: Ralph Groves, Chair@lporangefl.org, 571-314-2434            
Correspondence: secretary@lporangefl.org   

FOR RELEASE to Ms. Jessica Bryce Young, Editor-in-Chief, Orlando Weekly,
16 West Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801

On 4 February, Ocoee resident Ralph Groves, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Orange County,
met Ocoee District 1 Commissioner Larry Brinson, Sr. at City Hall. Mr. Groves presented a
Libertarian Party endorsement to Mr. Brinson about the forthcoming centennial commemoration
of the tragic 1920 massacre of Black citizens of Ocoee. Libertarians oppose racism and promote
equal rights and harmony among all citizens

The Libertarian Party of Orange County is the Orange County affiliate of the Libertarian Party of Florida.
Libertarians support individual liberty and free markets for free people: https://orange.lpf.org/

Libertarian Party of Orange County​     
PO Box 679334​    Orlando, Fl 32867        
9 March 2020

Contact: Ralph Groves, Chair@lporangefl.org, 571-314-2434            
Correspondence: secretary@lporangefl.org   

PRESS RELEASE: Ms. Jennifer Drow, Director of Communications, Florida Catholic, 50 East Robinson Street, P.O. Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800

On 18 February, Deacon Fred Molina of the Diocese of Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force addressed the Libertarian Party of Orange County to heighten awareness of the scourge of human trafficking in Florida. In addition, Deacon Fred’s presentation encouraged Libertarians and their friends to help saved victims while working to put an end to the heinous practice of human trafficking. Deacon Fred’s presentation was received with high credibility due to his dedicated leadership of Task Force efforts since 2014.

The Libertarian Party of Orange County is the Orange County affiliate of the Libertarian Party of Florida. Libertarians support individual liberty and free markets for free people: https://orange.lpf.org/

Ralph Groves, LPOC Chairman, with daughter Katie, Winter Garden, Orange County.
Ralph Groves’ daughter and niece, Winter Garden.

TUESDAY JULY 7TH, 2020

Dear Commissioner Larry Brinson, Ocoee City Commission:

We of the Libertarian Party of Orange County (LPOC) agree with the need to improve human rights for Black people, as expressed by the Black Lives Matter movement.  In addition, we recognize that our nation’s justice system is broken and needs reform to prevent prosecutorial malfeasance from incarcerating innocent people — often disproportionally large numbers of Black people.

We take this opportunity to amplify our erstwhile support for a historical marker — planned for later this year — to commemorate the massacre of Black people in Ocoee a century ago.  We aspire to an egalitarian community in Ocoee where such massacres will never again occur.

Broadening the issue of Black Lives Matter, the LPOC Chairman has long advocated enhanced medical research for development of a vaccine against malaria.  Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of Africans every year — mostly African children under the age of five.

Please send our sentiments, expressed above, to Mayor Rusty Johnson and all Ocoee City Commissioners.

Thank you and best wishes.

Sincerely,

Ralph Groves, Ocoee Resident, District 1
Chairman
Libertarian Party of Orange County

Libertarian Party of Orange County presents:

Florida Jo Jorgensen Campaign Coordinator, Chandler Langevin.

The Libertarian Party of Orange County invites candidates for election to speak at our meetings without regard to party affiliation.
Being a guest speaker does not imply any type of endorsement from the Party.

We will be meeting on August 18th, 2020 at the Orlando Brewing at 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, Fl 32806

Join us for a meet and greet starting at 6PM followed by our business meeting at 6:30PM.

All are welcome to the social and to hear our Featured Speaker as well to attend the Business Meeting which will follow.

Libertarian Party of Orange County presents:

Andrew Darling for Orange County Sheriff speaking about his candidacy followed by Q&A. – https://andrewdarling.com/

The Libertarian Party of Orange County invites candidates for election to speak at our meetings without regard to party affiliation.
Being a guest speaker does not imply any type of endorsement from the Party.

We will be meeting on July 21st, 2020 at the Orlando Brewing at 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, Fl 32806

Join us for a meet and greet starting at 6PM followed by our business meeting at 6:30PM.

All are welcome to the social and to hear our Featured Speaker as well to attend the Business Meeting which will follow.

Libertarian Party of Orange County presents:

First hand accounts from members who attended BlackLivesMatter protests in downtown Orlando. Followed by discussion on libertarian solutions for a broken justice system.

We will be meeting on June 23rd, 2020 at the Orlando Brewing at 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, Fl 32806

Join us for a meet and greet starting at 6PM followed by our business meeting at 6:30PM.

All are welcome to the social and to hear our Featured Speaker as well to attend the Business Meeting which will follow.

Historic LP Online Convention Nominates Jorgensen, Cohen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 25, 2020
Contact: Steven Nekhaila,
Chairman, Libertarian Party of Florida
chair@lpf.org

KEY WEST, Fla. – The Libertarian Party of Florida congratulates Libertarian presidential running team Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen in the first-ever national political convention conducted solely online.

More than a thousand Libertarian Party delegates attended the two-day Convention this past weekend. The gathering ended Sunday but will be reconvened in in-person in Orlando for business meetings this July. Party veteran Jo Jorgensen was nominated as the Libertarian presidential nominee following four rounds of elimination voting. Jeremy “Spike” Cohen was chosen as her running mate after three rounds.

Steven Nekhaila

“This was a historic event that will go down in history as the combination of forward thinking and ingenuity to elect a Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominee in the age of COVID-19,” said LPF Chair Steven Nekhaila. “I am very proud of our Florida delegation and team for doing our part. I am also pleased with the support of the Libertarian National Committee staff for helping to make this a reality. We are excited to support our nominee’s and bring a third real option to constituents in all 50 States including Florida this November!”

A total of 54 Florida delegates and 16 alternates participated in the voting. Nationwide, 1,026 delegates voted to elect Jorgensen, a senior lecturer in psychology at Clemson University. Jorgensen, 63, was Harry Browne’s running mate in 1996. Florida delegates favored Georgia neighbor John Monds in early rounds, they supported party stalwart Vermin Supreme in the final round.

Floridians favored Cohen throughout the three vice-president ballots. Cohen, 37, was initially slated with presidential candidate Vermin Supreme. Supreme fell off the rounds and Cohen went on to the vice-presidential win.

For the most part, the two-day online event went smoothly. Some technical issues and confusion about participation persisted, but failed to prevent the thousands of votes.

“I think overall things went well for a first-time event,” said delegate Chris Jones, vice chair of the LPF Alachua County affiliate. “I think the Florida delegation did a phenomenal job using a separate app for communication and coordination. The Zoom interface definitely did leave much of the delegation somewhat out of the process.”

– By J. Mark Barfield, Staff Writer

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