Defender of Liberty Awards
Individuals and Organizations who have done outstanding work in promoting the cause of Liberty in SW Ohio will be recognized at an event in December.
Awards will be presented at the COAST Christmas Party Monday, December 16th at DeSha's in Montgomery, 11320 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249. Happy Hour 5:30 Awards at 7PM
Founder of COAST An organization that helps to limit the rate of taxes and spending at the federal, state, and local level.
Helping to stop the abuse of power by government officials, Brinkman is a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Cincinnati.
One of Cincinnati's longest active campaigners for liberty, Jim has run for office on a libertarian platform 15 times beginnning by running for City Council in 1983 and most recently for Mayor of Cincinnati in 2013.
Owner of Proper Plumbing & Electrical LLC, Candidate for Cincinnati City Council 2013
Tim feels its time to cut the wasteful spending and rebuild our city neighborhoods..
Some may think it a bit unusual to nominate a liberal Democrat as a Defender of Liberty but, credit where credit is due. Mayor Cranley presented a clear choice to Cincinnati voters with his opposition to the Street Car and Parking Meter Lease, while Roxanne Qualls supported those issues. True to his campaign promises, he has taken action to stop both proposals.
Grass roots activist, who promotes the cause of liberty using social media.
Former President of the Cincinnati Tea Party, and Co-founder and former President of the Ohio Liberty Council. Chris helped lead an Ohio statewide ballot initiative for a “Healthcare Freedom Amendment” to Ohio’s Constitution which addressed healthcare mandates. Placed on the November 2011 ballot by gathering 546K signatures across all 88 Ohio counties and becoming the largest volunteer signature gathering effort in Ohio history – the Ohio Healthcare Freedom amendment (Issue 3) won 66% of the statewide vote including every Ohio County, giving it the largest margin of victory for any citizen’s initiative in Ohio history. (Information taken from American Action Majority home page
Cincinnati city council member who has helped bring attention to many
issues of Liberty, most recently a strong Opponent of the patking lesse plan.
55KRC morning radio talk show personality, has been a huge proponent for the cause of liberty by having liberty minded guests on his show to talk about the issues of the day.
Providing free education courses. Educate*Enjoy*Engage!
Former Vice President of U.C. Young Americans for Liberty. U.C. Y.A.L. sent chapter members to several national and regional conferences. In October 2012, the chapter hosted Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson, bringing in close to 500 people.
In August 2012, UC YAL successfully sued the University of Cincinnati over their free speech policy. The groundbreaking case of Chris Morbitzer v. U.C. received national attention and media coverage. Now students and student organizations aren't limited to a free speech zone, and have first amendment rights all over U.C.'s campus.
Well known on Cincinnati City Council for his commitment to financially conservative policies, balanced budgets and making sure every dollar the city spends is in the best interest of the citizens of Cincinnati.
Charlie Winburn opposed the Street Car and the Leasing of Parking meters and facilities. Last session he worked with Christopher Smitherman and their sage advice on financial matters and policy were ignored. This coming year Councilman Winburn will collaborate with a larger coalition of prudent new council members and the benefit will be a much better run city.