Restoring Liberty Campaign Kickoff Party

Liz Terwilliger for Congress 2022 Restoring Liberty Campaign Kickoff Party

Please join us at Bald Birds Brewing Company in Jersey Shore, PA for Restoring Liberty, our party to kickoff Liz Terwilliger’s 2022 campaign for the US House of Representatives from PA’s 12th District!

Enjoy awesome local hors d’oeuvres from Gunzey’s and a cash bar. Liz will talk about her campaign to restore liberty and true representation to the people of Pennsylvania’s 12th District. We will have a question and answer/discussion period as well as lots of opportunity for mingling and one-on-one conversations. There will be fun activities, like karaoke, a Lady Liberty photo booth and a silent auction. Come have some fun with us, share your ideas with the candidate and learn about Liz and her campaign!

Tickets for the Restoring Liberty party at Bald Birds are $25. Please RSVP by 3/29.

Enjoy Freedom from High Rates when you book your room at the Genetti Hotel & Suites, 200 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA, 17701. To reserve your room with the discounted hotel rate, click here. Make your room reservation by Friday 3/26 to get the block rate. You can get the same rate, if rooms are available, after the 26th by joining the rewards club.

Shuttle Service for registered hotel guests from the Genetti to the event in Jersey Shore and back at the end of the evening will be available with a reservation in advance for $10 per rider. You can reserve your seat(s) when you buy your ticket or come back and reserve your seat separately, but be sure to reserve your seat in advance of the event!

The Restoring Liberty Party at Bald Birds begins at 7:30pm and ends at 9:30pm. The shuttle leaves to return to the Genetti at 10pm. Join us for additional libations and liberty talk as we crash The Tap Room at the Genetti for an optional after-party.

COVID-19 considerations: The event space at Bald Birds Brewing Company has a 900 person capacity allowing plenty of room for social distancing.

RSVP by Monday, 3/29

Options

Libertarian Party Affiliates, Candidates for Office or other Organizations may sponsor a table for literature and/or merchandise at the Bald Birds Event for $25. (Tables are limited)

Organization Name: ($25/Table)

Bald Birds Brewing Company

220 Shaffer Lane
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
570-865-6346

Personal Care & Hygiene Drive

Personal Care and Hygiene Drive bin being delivered to the YMCA in Jersey Shore, PA by Sally Combs of the Lycoming County Libertarian Committee and Liz Terwilliger candidate for US Congress

Donation bin delivery began this week!

The Lycoming County Libertarian Committee joined me in dropping off bins. We are continuing to deliver bins as more businesses join us in the drive.

In Lycoming and Clinton Counties donations are being collected for the YWCA in Williamsport, bins have been delivered to the following businesses:

  • The Break Room of Williamsport: 1009 Washington Blvd, Williamsport, PA
  • YMCA Jersey Shore Branch: 826 Alleghany St, Jersey Shore, PA
  • BFit Fitness & Nutrition: 32 Riverview Rd, Linden, PA
  • Coles Coffee, Crafts & Consignment: 10 S. Main St, Montgomery, PA
  • Full Armor Wellness: 7893 Nittany Valley Dr, Mill Hall, PA

In Bradford and Tioga County donations are being collected for the creation of individual kits to be distributed at a pop-up pantry style event in early April. Donation bins can be found at:

  • FWF Wellness: 211 Desmond St, Sayre, PA
  • The Hair Mill: 2404 PA Rt 187, Wysox, PA
  • Mad Hatters Cafe & Co-Op: 400 N. Main St, Athens, PA
  • Endless Mountain Brace & Mobility: 6819 Fallbrook Rd, Troy, PA
  • Clock Works Coffee: Main St, Westfield, PA

If you can’t make it one of our donation locations, you can donate money towards the personal care kits using this donation button, sponsored by Woodland Art by Chris Terwilliger in Warren Center, PA. A $20 donation funds one personal care kit.

This donation is NOT tax deductible, does NOT go to the Liz Terwilliger for Congress campaign and does NOT go to the Libertarian Party. Participating businesses/organizations are not affiliated with Liz Terwilliger for Congress or the Libertarian Party.

If you or your business would like to join us to volunteer or as a donation drop off location please follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/1oi0lpo9

In Image at the Top: Sally Combs (left) of Lycoming County Libertarian Committee and Liz Terwilliger (right) deliver a donation bin to Christine Kinney (center) on behalf of the YMCA Jersey Shore Branch

10,000 Ballots

The Supreme Court has rejected the cases related to the 2020 election in Pennsylvania and other states. With questions still unanswered about whether or not changes to election procedures in Pennsylvania were constitutional, I am disappointed that the court won’t be ruling on these cases.

More disturbing to me than not having a settled answer on questions from the 2020 Pennsylvania election is the uncounted ballots. So called “late-arriving ballots” were ordered to be set aside by a prior court ruling and were not counted due to ongoing litigation. As of today, they “have not yet been counted.” The fact that it’s “only” about 10,000 ballots and wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the Presidential election, rings hollow to me. In our electoral system we argue that every vote matters. We should count every legitimate vote.

We should have a final ruling on whether these 10,000 or so votes, representing 10,000 or so Pennsylvanians, are legitimate. Would they have impacted races other than the Presidential race? They were set aside in whole, not counted for any purpose. We are setting a precedent for counting votes. The Supreme Court should have ruled on this.

Save the Date: Restoring Liberty

Liz Terwilliger for Congress 2022 Campaign Kickoff

Save the Date!

Plan to join us to Kickoff Liz Terwilliger’s campaign to gain the Libertarian Party Nomination for the PA 12th Congressional Seat for the 2022 race.

Meet Liz, ask her questions and share your views on what’s most important for the 12th District from your perspective…oh, and have some fun with us!

More details including TICKETING, LODGING and SHUTTLE information will be coming soon.


The 12th District currently includes Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union and Wyoming Counties in PA.

Join Our March Personal Care & Hygiene Drive

hygiene and personal care items in a bin

Liz Terwilliger for Congress is partnering with the Lycoming County Libertarian Committee for a personal care and hygiene products drive during the month of March.

Beginning March 8th and continuing until March 28th, we will be collecting items such as toilet paper, maxi-pads, tampons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, soap, shampoo and tissues. Donated items will be distributed to those in need in two ways. We will be delivering donated items to programs, like the YWCA Northcentral PA in Williamsport, who provide services to individuals and families facing homelessness and other personal crises. We will also be creating “kits” with items donated for individual pick up at designated locations.

We are looking for businesses to participate as donation drop off locations and/or as pick up points for individual kits. For drop off locations, we would provide a donation bin, which we would deliver on or around March 8th. We would pick up the bin and any donations on March 28th, or earlier if requested. For pick up points, we would deliver a pre-determined number of kits for individuals to pick up from your location.

If you are interested in participating in this personal care and hygiene products drive, as a business or as an individual volunteer, please email event@lizterwilligerforcongress.org or text/call 570-731-0822 or complete the rsvp form, here.

Gift of Life Pantry Helps Local Families

Dozens of local families received some welcome assistance last Sunday with the Pop-Up Pantry organized by the Liz Terwilliger for Congress Committee in Sayre, Pa. The LTCC gave out food donations from The Child Hunger Outreach Program (CHOP) of Towanda.

“We wanted a safe and stress-free event,” explained Liz Terwilliger, “so we felt that a drive-through Pantry made the most sense.” LTCC volunteers organized a smooth traffic flow and handed out cartons of food to fifty families. Each box contained a month’s worth of groceries. “Food Insecurity has always been a problem in our area,” Liz said “and the pandemic has made the problem much worse. The help from CHOP and our volunteers has been absolutely crucial to the community, and I thank everyone for participating in this important effort.”

Liz Terwilliger talks with driver as volunteer, Colleen McCarthy, carries food donation to the car.

Liz noted that February 14th was also National Organ Doner Day. “We included information about this important need in our community and explained how easy it is to become an organ doner.” Two local families shared their stories as organ recipients, and the daughter of a local liver transplant recipient volunteered at the event.

“As a Libertarian, I want to emphasize individual initiatives like the Pantry and Organ Donation. Too often, we wait for our local government to take action, often with disappointing results. It is up to us as members of the community to do what we can to help where we can. It is also critical to help raise community awareness about basic needs like Hunger and Organ Donations. That’s why we combined efforts on this National Day of Service”.

While helping fifty families is a great start, almost a dozen more were not able to be helped right away. “This was the most distressing part of the day,” said Liz. “We simply ran out of food, which highlights the growing need to address the insecurity of Hunger here in Pennsylvania.” The LTCC was able to put these families in contact with alternate food sources to meet their immediate needs. “It’s important that we are there for each other; reaching out for support when must and giving back when they can.”

People who would like to volunteer to support future Pop-Up Pantries and similar actions can contact the LTCC at  volunteers@lizterwilligerforcongress.org.

Switching Party Affiliation

voters wait in line at Tioga county fairgrounds in Wellsboro, PA

Pennsylvania is a closed primary state. That means you have to be registered with a major party to participate; Republican to participate in the Republican primary, Democrat to participate in the Democratic primary. This system leads many otherwise independent or third party voters to maintain their major party affiliation to have a voice in the primary.

I was asked by a local Libertarian, who is registered to vote Republican, this week, if there is any point to changing party affiliation to Libertarian.

My short answer is “Yes!” Here’s why.

It is simple to change your party affiliation in Pennsylvania. Now that the Libertarian Party has minor party status, we are listed as a choice when residents register. Given the rules of the game in Pennsylvania, voters can change their party affiliation by May 3, 2021 to vote in the May 18, 2021 primary. After the primary, you can change your registration back to your true affiliation just as easily. This is important because the 15% rule (see below) applies to the close of the registration period for the November general election, which is October 18, 2021. After the general election, you can change back again for 2022 Primary just as easily.

According to the Department of State website, in Pennsylvania to be able to participate in the taxpayer funded primary process, a party must have “statewide registration…15% or greater of the combined statewide registration for all statewide political parties.” This 15% mark must be attained “at the close of the registration period immediately preceding the most recent November election.”

Fifteen percent seems a low bar on its face. With the closed primary process, and otherwise affiliated voters maintaining Republican and Democratic voter registration, it is not just an uphill battle. It is a nearly impossible one.

As of February 1, 2021, per the PA Dept of State website, there were 8,818,861 registered voters in the Commonwealth. Of those voters, only 14.5% were not registered Republican or Democrat. Even if all the third party and unaffiliated voters registered to vote with the same party, there would not be enough voters to form a single third major party.

If everyone who is affiliated with one of the two major parties for the purpose of primary voting switched to their true affiliation following the primary, it would be interesting to see what would happen to the percentages. I believe in having accurate information, even if it doesn’t swing in my favor.

So if you are one of those voters affiliated for the primary, I encourage you to change your registration to your true affiliation after the primary and let’s see what happens! Who knows, it might make a difference!

Gift of Life Pop Up Pantry

Liz Terwilliger for Congress and Child Hunger Outreach Partners present a Gift of Life Drive thru pop up food pantry in sayre PA

On Sunday, February 14th at 12 PM the Liz Terwilliger for Congress candidate committee will be hosting a Gift of Life ‘Pop Up Pantry’ at Riverfront Park in Sayre, Pa. This drive-thru Pop-Up Pantry will feature donations by Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) of Towanda. (Here’s the link to the event on Facebook.)

“We expect to be able to help up to 50 families at this event by providing each of them a month’s worth of food. The pandemic has been very hard on so many members of our community, and frankly, the poor response from our government has made life even more difficult for all of us,” said Liz. “To be as easy and safe as possible, this pantry event will be done as a drive-thru. We hope that this Gift of Life effort will make feeding families more bearable, and we thank our partners at CHOP for helping make this happen”.

“We understand that not everyone has access to a vehicle,” explained Liz. “In that event, residents interested in the Pop-Up pantry should contact our campaign directly and we will find a solution for them.” Food is being made available on a first-come, first served basis beginning at Noon. Traffic lanes will be created so people can remain in their cars during the pantry process with minimal disturbance to traffic on Thomas Avenue.

“February 14th is also Organ Donor Day,” Liz points out. “This is why we are calling this effort the “Gift of Life”. In addition to distributing food, we will be sharing information from area families who have been impacted by organ donation as well as information about becoming an organ donor.” In this way, Liz hopes, people who are being helped by the community may someday help others with a gift of life.

Volunteers for the Pop-Up Pantry can contact volunteers@lizterwilligerforcongress.org

Riverfront Park is on Thomas Avenue in Sayre, PA.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our campaign so far! We have had generous financial donors, but we’ve also had people generously give of their time and talents.

Thank you, Heather Moffett for donating your time and talents to make campaign specific face masks for us! And Thank you, Kate Crosby for donating your time and talents to work with me on designs and emblazoning hats with our campaign logo!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my all volunteer campaign committee for the countless hours and invaluable expertise that they have lent to this effort so far. I am excited to work with this brilliant and growing team in the coming months! Together we will bring change!

My most excellent campaign team includes

  • Ryan Bourinski, Campaign Manager
  • Kurt Golden, Campaign Manager’s Assistant
  • Sally Combs, Contact & Volunteer Coordinator
  • Adele Barone, Fundraising Coordinator
  • Jenn Weir, Event Coordinator
  • Steve Wahrhaftig, Media Relations & Marketing Advisor
  • Mandie Reusch, Social Media Coordinator

All of your work is truly appreciated!

~Liz Terwilliger