Midwest Liberty Fest Announcement for Activism, Education and Celebration

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For Immediate Release – August 5th, 2009

Announcing the Midwest Liberty Fest:  Activism, Education and Celebration

August 5th, 2009: The DuQuoin (IL) State Fairgrounds will be brought to life by the Spirit of Liberty on October 9, 10 and 11 as grassroots activists from across the political spectrum and across the nation gather for the Midwest Liberty Fest. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from successful activists, hear from current candidates and celebrate the growing movement toward freedom and constitutional government.

Contact: Catherine Bleish

Liberty Restoration Project

Telephone: 816.868.8806

The planning committee, sponsored by the Liberty Restoration Project, consists of activists who decided to provide the public with an event centered around ideas that unite us instead of divide us. The goal is to empower concerned citizens through the knowledge and real experiences of successful movers and shakers; everyone should be able to walk away with action items and project ideas in hand!

Some of the most well-known names in the liberty movement will be paired with up-and-coming leaders. From Adam Kokesh, the Iraq veteran and anti-war activist turned Congressional Candidate, to Michael Badnarik, the 2004 Libertarian candidate for President and Constitutional Scholar, to Sheriff Richard Mack, the man educating our nation’s law enforcement on their Constitutional role, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some serious movers and shakers.

Interested speakers, musicians or sponsors should send a letter of request to the planning team at the following email address: team@midwestlibertyfest.com. Donations will provide transportation for speakers, location rental and insurance costs, and promotional materials such as radio and television ads. Keep your eyes on http://www.midwestlibertyfest.com for an up-to-the-minute confirmed speakers list and the upcoming announcement of our commemorative ticket.

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Candidates

Adam Kokesh (US Congressional Candidate for NM District 3)

RJ Harris (US Congressional Candidate for OK District 4)

Ed Martin (potential US Congressional Candidate for MO District 3)

Rosanna Pulido (US Congressional Candidate for IL District 5)

Adam Andrzejewski (Gubernatorial Candidate for IL)

Randy Stufflebeam (Gubernatorial Candidate for IL)

Dr. Tim Nerenz (US Congressional Candidate for WI District 2)

Educators

Michael Badnarik (former Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Constitutional Scholar)

Valinda Rowe (2nd amendment activist, Illinois Carry)

Dr. Carl Estabrook (Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Dr. Michael Coffman (President of Environmental Perspectives, Inc. (EPI), and Executive Director of Sovereignty International.)

Grassroots Activists

Gary Franchi (National Director / Managing Editor for Restore the Republic and Republic Magazine)

Sheriff Richard Mack (Author, Speaker and Advocate of State and individual rights.)

Jan Stover (Founder and Director of The Mothers Institute)

Sandra Crosnoe (Oklahoma grassroots activist, blogger, and social networking)

Brooke Kelly (video blogger for Restore the Republic)

Catherine Bleish (Missouri grassroots activist, executive director of the Liberty Restoration Project)

Martin Johnson (Illinois local activist and Jury Nullification Advocate)

Solo Acts and Bands

P O K E R F A C E

Jordan Page

Farid Ahmed

Pending speaking confirmation from

Cindy Sheehan
Rand Paul
Ron Paul
Randy Brogdon
Charles Key
Amanda Teegarden
Shelly Roche
Andrew Napolitano
Robert X Johnson
Tracy Brewer
Ian Freeman

(partial listing at time of release)

Catherine Bleish
executive director
Liberty Restoration Project
816-868-8806
Catherine@libertyrestorationproject.org
Liberty Restoration Project

Freedom reaches across party lines.
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Will Grassroots Leaders Arise?

Tea Party GrassrootsOccasionally something is so clear to me that I assume others understand. Then I find out that is not true. So to that end this seems very necessary to go over and may be old information to some. Did you know that there are those among us who are actually empowering those who would destroy us with time, talent, and treasure? Yes folks, we are complaining about the enemy and the enemy is in our midst. If we refuse to recognize the problem, how will we deal with the problem?

Is it easy? NO!

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8

It means we must insist on a standard that other groups do not have. It means that we must challenge those among us not doing things properly. It means that we must examine our own hearts and repent daily and ask forgiveness of God and our brothers and sisters when we err. It means that we stand ready to rescue the one sheep who is being abused by the tyrant even when it means that others will look down on us for doing so. It means answering to the Lord God Almighty above men and the desires of men (and women too – this writer uses masculine for mankind with no qualms to PC!)

The purpose of this piece is to announce a new site that is born out of a need to protect the Grassroots. It will succeed only if grassroots people choose to engage and support and promote. It was worth doing whether that occurs or not because you will have been given a choice. You will know which choice you made and why.

TeapartyGrassroots.com is now online. At this incredible site you can find an event or list an event. The event will be published to a composite page and a master teaparty google calendar. We have also opened a page and a calendar for LibertyRider – Michael Maresco and his cross country ride with day one now complete and Michael safely in Trenton NJ. This website and calendar process has huge implications for our movement and the protection thereof if you will make it yours. If you continue to empower the national groups sapping your strength – that will be your choice because at least now you have an option. [Editor’s note: more sections to this project are opening daily including now: all events, teaparties, other rallies and protests, liberty rider days, conventions and conferences, media events, and volunteer opportunities.]

Please try it out and take your name off of the national sites who are taking credit for your efforts and trying to collect money from your grassroots constituents to do things that you may or may not agree with at all! I was recently at a meeting where a field director from a national group took personal credit for all the teaparties in Oklahoma. I personally knew that wasn’t true so do you think I believed the other things he claimed credit for? I am not saying these national groups are all bad – just must be reined in and monitored closely by real people who actually want bailouts stopped, the constitution followed, etc. etc.

I pray you will ponder these matters and understand the importance of proper action. Please properly empower the real servant leaders among you and rein in those who are plundering your efforts and sapping your energy to other ends. Please let us know how you plan to help by commenting on this piece here and sharing it with your networks if you are in agreement.

For Life and Liberty,
Sandra Crosnoe for
Constitutional Liberty Coalition