Thursday, October 26, 2017

Libertarian calendar for October 2017

October 18
Washington, D.C.

Criminal Justice Reform
9 am - 5:30 pm
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW

The first months of the Trump administration have confirmed that criminal justice will remain a contentious issue for the foreseeable future. Trump’s “law and order” rhetoric on the campaign trail has led to significant changes in federal criminal justice policy. At the state and local levels, lawmakers are struggling with the opioid epidemic, overincarceration, and how to work with new federal enforcement goals.
In the current environment, how should legislators tackle the most serious and enduring criminal justice issues? What policies should be implemented? What should officials’ priorities be? To answer these and other questions, experts from courtrooms, universities, law enforcement agencies, and think tanks will gather at the Cato Institute for its third annual criminal justice conference, Criminal Justice at a Crossroads. We hope that you will join us.

October 25
Dublin, Ireland

What is bitcoin?
7:30 pm


October 26
Washington, DC

Fair Debates Rally
11 am

Supreme Court

Throughout America’s history, many “wrongs” have been corrected only after dedicated advocates spent years fighting in the courts to ultimately put their cases and arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The fight to dislodge the two-party duopoly that controls our Presidential Debates and excludes qualified candidates other than the Republican and Democratic nominees is one of those cases. And after years of filings, arguments and appeals, it appears that Our America’s lawsuit against the rigged Commission on Presidential Debates is finally headed to the Supreme Court. 

It will be historic.

Join Our America’s Honorary Chairman Gov. Gary Johnson on the steps of the Supreme Court on October 26 for a rally to demand Fair Debates. Gov. Johnson will be joined by members of our nationally-known and respected legal team to call on the nation’s highest court to break the stranglehold the two “major” parties have placed on presidential debates for decades. 

Policies won’t change until politics change -- and real presidential debates will go a long way toward giving Americans real choices in future presidential elections.
October 25
Washington, D.C.

"The Future Public Transportation"
11 am
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Featuring Art Guzzetti, Vice President–Policy, American Public Transportation Association; Randal O’Toole (@antiplanner), Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Tom Firey, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute. 
The nation’s public transit industry faces some of its greatest challenges: ridership has been declining; infrastructure is deteriorating; rivals such as Uber and Lyft are taking transit customers. Does transit have a future? Yes, says Art Guzzetti: transit is a vital part of American cities and will continue to be so for many years to come. No, says Randal O’Toole: transit is doomed to extinction, and politicians and transit agencies should find a path toward winding it down instead of trying to expand it.
Watch it live online at and join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoEvents

October 26-28
Washington, D.C.

Cato University
1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW

October 30
Arlington, VA

Liberty Pub with Jack Hunter
7 pm

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