Elkhart County Libertarian Party to host symposiums

The first planned meeting will feature Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers.

Posted on Jan. 31, 2014 at 2:42 p.m.

ELKHART — The Elkhart County Libertarian Party is launching a planned series of monthly symposiums, with the first set for Tuesday, Feb. 4.

The aim is to address "several misconceptions" about the political group, according to a press release.

“We wanted to make sure that Elkhart citizens and citizens from surrounding cities had an opportunity to learn as much as possible about what is facing our nation before they hit the polls in November. Some have taken on the belief that voting is our civic duty, but it is educated voting that will lead to real lasting positive change,” said Jeff Petermann, chairman of the Elkhart County Libertarian Party.

Tuesday's gathering, to "highlight the importance of the Constitution," is to go from around 6 to 8 p.m. and will be held at the Grand Horizon Center, 1610 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart. Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers will be the featured speaker and his remarks will start around 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The planned symposium in March will focus on the Common Core educational standards and United Nations Agenda 21.

Follow reporter Tim Vandenack on Twitter at @timvandenack.


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