Libertarian Party: Put your name on the David Nolan Memorial Building

Libertarian Party

 

LP FOUNDER DAVID F. NOLAN’s name alongside yours

Two names that will be linked forever in the cause of liberty

Dear Fellow Libertarian,

Maybe you’ve already heard the latest news on the Libertarian Party’s new headquarters building. But if not, here goes . . .

The LP is now firmly committed to purchasing a building in the Washington, D.C., area. And this building will be named the David F. Nolan Memorial Building.

Since you are a key supporter of the Party of Principle, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have your name appear inside this building, right alongside David Nolan’s.

But you need to act quickly … and here’s why:

Like every other building, the David F. Nolan Memorial Building will have only so many rooms. Those rooms will have only so many walls … and those walls will contain only so many plaques. So the opportunities to place your name on this historic building alongside that of LP Founder David Nolan are strictly limited; there’s just no way around it.

So please select the naming opportunity that’s right for you right now, before it’s too late.

For a gift of $25,000 or more you can sponsor one of just five Liberty Rooms at the David F. Nolan Memorial Building.

If you contribute $10,000 or more you will be recognized as a Nolan Building Founderby having your name (or the name of a loved one) inscribed on a beautiful plaque all its own that will be displayed permanently in the Nolan building. Limit twenty five.

For a donation of $5,000 or more you will be recognized as a Nolan Building Hero of Liberty by having your name (along with others) memorialized on the Nolan Building Hero of Liberty Plaque above the Benefactor plaque below. Limit fifty.

For a donation of $1,000 or more you will be recognized as a Nolan Building Benefactor of Liberty by having your name (along with others) inscribed on an elegant Nolan Building Benefactor of Liberty Plaque to be displayed forever in the Nolan building. Limit twohundred.

For a gift of $500 or more you will be recognized as a Nolan Building Defender of Liberty by having your name appear forever in the leather-bound Nolan Building Defender of Liberty Registry that will be placed in the foyer of the Nolan Building. (No limit.)

For a donation of $250 or more your name will be inscribed on a Nolan Building Friend of Liberty framed certificate you’ll be proud to hang in your home. (No limit.)

For a gift of $100 or more you will be recognized by name in LP News as a Nolan Building Advocate of Liberty for your donation to the building fund (unless you prefer not to) and your name will appear in a special section of the LP website dedicated to Nolan Building contributors (again, unless you prefer otherwise).

Contributors at the $250 and above levels will also receive yearly invitations in 2013 and 2014 to private meetings with the Libertarian Party’s National Chairman and Executive Director, where you’ll able to discuss the party’s progress and strategy.

Best of all, every dollar contributed to the David F. Nolan Memorial Building Fund must, by law, be spent on buying an office or associated expenses — or it must be returned to you, the donor.

That means your donation is guaranteed to be used only for the Building Fund.

By the way, if you’ve already made a donation to this historic project, of course your gift will be counted toward the recognition levels above. Perhaps after reading my letter looking over the giving levels you’ll decide to enhance your previous donation.

I’m Geoffrey Neale, chair of the Libertarian Party. And I want to thank you again for everything you’ve done to advance the Libertarian cause — not just at home, but around the nation.

As you’re aware, this project has had its fits and starts. A previous plan to purchase a headquarters building did not get the final go-ahead from the previous Libertarian National Committee (LNC).

Donors to the building fund who asked for a refund received it. However, some donors allowed us to keep their gift in the dedicated building fund, which contains $116,717 as I write this message.

Then in December 2012, the Libertarian National Committee approved by a 13-3 vote a resolution that states, “Moved, that the LNC approve the purchase of an office in the greater Washington, D.C., area, to be named in honor of David F. Nolan.”

That 13-3 majority exceeds the two-thirds vote required by our Bylaws, which enables the LNC to move ahead with the building purchase.

But first we must find the right building, raise 20 percent for a down payment, and satisfy a few other criteria required by the LNC resolution

The David F. Nolan Memorial Building is expected to cost about $1,000,000. Since the building fund contains $116,717.30 from previous donors, we must raise about $80,000 more to meet the 20 percent down payment requirement.

How purchasing a building benefits the LP — and you!

As you’re aware, the LP is now renting office space inside the aging — and expensive — Watergate building in Washington, DC. And we’re paying far more money in rent than we expect to pay for a mortgage.

Starting in May 2013 our new monthly lease payment will be $10,745, and with taxes and maintenance we will pay a total of about $139,740 this year.

By purchasing our own building we expect to start saving about $5,000 a month immediately, and start building equity at the same time.

In fact the LNC’s resolution requires the new monthly payment of principal, interest, and OTM (overhead, taxes and maintenance) not exceed 75 percent of our current lease payments at the Watergate complex.

That means we will be paying less money to own than we are now paying to rent. So we will have at least $5,000 more a month to spend on achieving our mission of bringing about a more Libertarian society by electing more Libertarians to public office.

With your help, soon we’ll have $5,000 a month more for:

  • Candidate training and recruitment
  • TV, radio and Internet advertising
  • Affiliate support
  • Membership recruitment, and
  • Outreach to independent voters, students and millions more Americans who have “had it up to here” with the high-tax, high-government-spending, anti-freedom older parties.

Fellow Libertarian, you and I must make America a free country once again . . before it’s too late.

So please make the largest donation you can afford right now — today — to help purchase the David F. Nolan Memorial Building. (Maximum allowable gift is $32,400 per calendar year.)

Remember, the opportunities to place your name on this historic building alongside that of LP Founder David Nolan are strictly limited. So please reserve your spot in the historic David F. Nolan Memorial Building right now, before someone else takes it.

For a gift of $25,000 or more you can sponsor one of just five Liberty Rooms at the David F. Nolan Memorial Building.

If you contribute $10,000 or more you will be recognized as a Nolan Building Founderby having your name (or the name of a loved one) inscribed on a beautiful plaque all its own that will be displayed permanently in the Nolan building. Limit twenty five.

For a donation of $5,000 or more you will be recognized as a Nolan Building Hero of Liberty by having your name (along with others) memorialized on the Nolan Building Hero of Liberty Plaque above the Benefactor plaque below. Limit fifty.

For a donation of $1,000 or more you will be recognized as a Nolan Building Benefactor of Liberty by having your name (along with others) inscribed on an elegant Nolan Building Benefactor of Liberty Plaque to be displayed forever in the Nolan building. Limit twohundred.

For a gift of $500 or more you will be recognized as a Nolan Building Defender of Liberty by having your name appear forever in the leather-bound Nolan Building Defender of Liberty Registry that will be placed in the foyer of the Nolan Building. (No limit.)

For a donation of $250 or more your name will be inscribed on a Nolan Building Friend of Liberty framed certificate you’ll be proud to hang in your home. (No limit.)

For a gift of $100 or more you will be recognized by name in LP News as a Nolan Building Advocate of Liberty for your donation to the building fund (unless you prefer not to) and your name will appear in a special section of the LP website dedicated to Nolan Building contributors (again, unless you prefer otherwise).

Contributors at the $250 and above levels will also receive yearly invitations in 2013 and 2014 to private meetings with the Libertarian Party’s National Chairman and Executive Director, where you’ll able to discuss the party’s progress and strategy.

I’m sure you’ll be pleased to see your name emblazoned on the walls of this historic building. Perhaps one day you’ll want to show it to your children and grandchildren.

So please take this opportunity to take a stand for liberty — just as David F. Nolan did on that fateful day in 1971 when he and a small group of revolutionaries gathered inside his Denver, Colorado home and changed the course of history by creating the Party of Principle: the Libertarian Party.

Please make the most generous one-time gift you can afford right now to the David F. Nolan Memorial Building Fund.

Yours in Liberty,

Geoffrey Neale
Chair, National Libertarian Party

P.S. “Will your name appear forever inside this historic building, right alongside David Nolan’s?”

As I mentioned, naming opportunities are strictly limited. All requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. So please select the naming opportunity that’s right for you right now, before it’s too late.

For a gift of $25,000 you can sponsor one of just five Liberty Rooms inside the David F. Nolan Memorial Building.

If you contribute $10,000 you will be recognized as a Nolan Building Founder by having your name inscribed on a beautiful plaque all its own. Limit twenty five.

For a donation of $5,000 your name will be memorialized on the Nolan Building Hero of Liberty Plaque above the Benefactor plaque below. Limit fifty.

For a gift of $1,000 your name (along with others) will be inscribed on an elegant Nolan Building Benefactor of Liberty PlaqueLimit two hundred.

For $500 your name will appear forever in the leather-bound Nolan Building Defender of Liberty Registry in the foyer of the Nolan Building.

For $250 your name will be inscribed on a Nolan Building Friend of Liberty framed certificate you’ll be proud to hang in your home.

For $100 you will be recognized by name in LP News as a Nolan Building Advocate of Liberty and your name will appear in a special section of the LP website dedicated to Nolan Building contributors.

Remember every dollar of your donation is guaranteed to be used ONLY for the David Nolan Memorial Building Fund. So please make the most generous one-time gift you can afford for this once-in-a-lifetime project.

P.P.S. Next time you’re able to make the trip to Washington, I hope you’ll stop by and see your new LP headquarters building!


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