State Convention March 8, St Louis

Join Fellow Liberty Lovers at the 2014 Missouri LP State Convention!

Saturday March 8, 8 am - 5 pm

Location: The beautiful Soulard Preservation Hall in the historic Soulard district of St Louis - 1921 South 9th St. St. Louis, MO 63104

Interested in getting to know a little more about the Libertarian Party and what's happening with some of the current issues? From 2:30 - 5 pm attend and hear several speakers including:

John Payne - Show-Me Cannabis Initiative

John Chasnoff - Drone Free St. Louis

Lloyd Sloan - Former Radio Talk Show Host, Ron Paul Organizer and Author

Cisse Spragins - Missouri LP chair

Afterwards, join us for conversation and drinks in the popular Soulard District.

The entire meeting is open to the public. The morning will feature a working meeting important for activists and candidates to attend, as well as other interested persons. Executive Director Greg Tlapek will coordinate the two morning work sessions.

8 am: Registration, coffee, juice, pastries

8:30: Education session on Missouri State Government - hear several LPMO members present overviews on the different areas of the state government and where the money goes

10:00: Begin the development of a "Contract" or "Better Deal" for Missouri, which will provide an actionable plan for specific ways to reduce the size, scope and power of state government

11:30: Lunch on your own in the Soulard District (numerous establishments within walking distance)

1:00: State Committee Meeting - appoint executive committee members, select national convention delegates, platform amendment, awards

2:30 John Chasnoff - Domestic Drones in an Era of Intelligence-Led Policing
3:00 Lloyd Sloan - Why the Libertarian Party is Important and How It Can Help Fix the Constitution
3:30 Cisse Spragins - Libertarianism Explained in 20 Minutes
4:00-4:40 John Payne and Sgt Gary Wiegert - The Path to Cannabis Legalization in Missouri
5 pm Adjourn to local establishments

Cost: $20, or pay $25 and cover your annual Recognized Member Dues (Students $15) and receive your custom printed plastic membership card on the spot. Payment is at the door by cash or credit card.

Free: For the 2:30-5 pm session only

Hotels: The closest is the Holiday Inn Express ($145) - downtown (about 1 mile). About 2 miles away are the Renaissance Grand Downtown ($129) and Missouri Athletic Club ($104). Go to and under hotels, search by address and put in the address above for Preservation Hall, and you'll get a list of hotels with prices and distances. I booked the Missouri Athletic Club, parking is $12 (Cisse). You can stay further out for lower cost and likely free parking. Prices listed above were on Orbitz on Feb 16.