Libertarians and Progressives of Pinellas

Social Community of Pinellas LIO Libertarians, Interested Activists & Friends of Florida... Free Tools, News, History, Archives, Photos, Links.


WELCOME!...Our aim is to host LIO focused Libertarian Community and the Libertarian-interested social network in Pinellas-Pasco developed via the "I LEAP!" method--Interpersonal, Legislative, Educative, Action, Public Administration and win documentation means. This Blog gives an overview of non-partisan activities of our private Community and Network. We neither accept nor donate money but encourage volunteers--Most participants come from many parties and views but are interested in voluntary solutions and working on common issues of more rights, choice and participation--plus having a good time enjoying and bettering our wonderful county area... We post something every few months, but have something happening weekly: Our intake book club, twice monthly blood donations, monthly community outreach and informationals, plus user driven events almost every week--so for current activity join our Facebook or other groups..and send your photo to be shared here!

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Atlas Shrugged to Area, Florida? Thank Pinellas Libertarians

Posted by Pinellas Libertarians on April 17, 2011 at 3:24 AM

A team of Pinellas Libertarians contacted every theater in Florida by phone or e-mail to bring Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged to Florida, and at the last moment to the Bay area at Muvico and Sarasota theaters.

The group led by Ralph Swanson and MG sent e-mails followed up by phone calls.


Community Summits: Pinellas Libertarians Lead

Posted by Pinellas Libertarians on April 17, 2011 at 3:12 AM

Creative Loafing, foirmerly Weekly Planet, notes Pinellas Libertarian Work

Pinellas Libertarians met for the bi-annual activist brunch to review civic action focused on community outreach and broad civic improvement summits to inform and galvanize local civic leaders. Pr...

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Senior Libertarian Book Club organized by Pinellas Florida Libertarians

Posted by Pinellas Libertarians on April 16, 2011 at 8:00 PM


St. Petersburg Florida --


"You're never too old to promote Libertarian ideas and books" says longtime Liberta...

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Pinellas Community is Largest

Posted by Pinellas Libertarians on March 4, 2011 at 3:05 AM

While there is much to do, the Pinellas Community is the nation's largest after a review of statistics with libertarian leaders including the honorary host, Libertarian leader David Nolan. It is on target for all goals, following a best practice plan.

As of March 2011...

  • 3000+ contacts
  • Libertarians in 22 non-partisan public office positions. The goal is 6.
  • Various activist projects underway

It is anticipated the public office positions will halve i...

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Pinellas Libertarians Attend and Film at St. Pete Pride Street Festival

Posted by Pinellas Libertarians on June 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM


Pinellas Libertarians were invited to and attended the 2010 St. Pete Pride Street Festival held on Saturday, June 6. 2010.  


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Pinellas Libertarians Join "Hands Across The Sand" at St Pete Beach

Posted by Pinellas Libertarians on June 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM

"Hands Across The Sand" - St. Pete Beach Florida

"Hands Acro...

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LPPC to be dissolved as Medical Marihuana Coalition Forms

Posted by Pinellas Libertarians on December 30, 2009 at 12:03 PM



At the December 21, 2009 Libertarian Party of Pinellas Annual Meeting with our bi-annual activist dinner-brunch group, some new officers were elected. Ralph Swanson, (in photo above seated) former State Party Chair and Long-Time Administrator for the Libertarian Party of Florida was instrumental in helping to orga...

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Pinellas Libertarian Party of Florida INCREASE in Libertarian Voters

Posted by Pinellas Libertarians on September 10, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Club Activities have had a beneficial side effect for the independent LPPC, say leaders.

Since the Pinellas County Libertarian Party of Florida became an LPF affiliate in 2004 Pinellas County has gained 400+ ne...

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History of Revision 11, How Florida Libertarians Reformed Ballot Access

Posted by Pinellas Libertarians on August 13, 2005 at 7:00 AM


Just a decade ago Florida Libertarians had some of the toughest ballot access laws. The Libertarian Party of Florida helped ease the way for third party candidates being on the Florida Ballot. It was no easy task either (read 1998 article below) but the hard work paid off with the win of Revision 11 -- that eventually yielded nearly 2 million votes for Libertarians.


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Our Goals

Posted by Pinellas Libertarians on July 17, 2004 at 9:21 AM

Since inception as the pilot community for the Libertarian Civic Society Project of the LIO, we develop non-partisan LIO / Libertarian-interested network and eventual LIO-based community. Our goals are:

  • Grow d-base by several hundred users and 1 of 10 LIO core projects yearly
  • Help participants share links, events, services; and document news or progress
  • Develop  ~2 Libertarians or Libertarian-interested officials in non-partisan public office yearly
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