as the guest speaker for the 217th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene
on July 16, 2012.
on "Referendum on '13."
Some say the 2012 election will have a pivotal impact on fundamental issues. Ed will analyze the election of 1912 -- and how its impact in 1913 may parallel the events of 2013.
Edward Bowers has called himself a libertarian since 1980, when his father ran against Leon Panetta and garnered the usual Libertarian 3%.
Ed participated in his first LP convention in 1994, about a month after joining the LP. It's the only LP convention he's attended without delegate status. He has been a delegate to National LP conventions since 1996.
In 2002, after conversing with Michael Everling at a Sundowners supper club at the Crown City Brewery, Ed became Chair of the San Fernando Valley LP. He's had the job (now regional rep) ever since.
In 2003, Ed began submitting Letters to the Editor, which have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Daily News, and L.A. Weekly. His last LTE was in the L.A. Times in June 2010, where he decried the disenfranchising aspects of the just-passed Prop 14.
Ed is a regular contributor to state and local party newsletters, and compiled a collection on the 2003 Recall of Governor Gray Davis, called the Recallist Papers.
Ed currently co-hosts, with Lawrence K. Samuels and friends, a one-hour, libertarian-themed radio program on Monterey County's KRXA-AM 540. Edward contributed the first half of the show's name: Left Coast Liberty: The Classical Liberal Hour. It airs Monday nights, 8 - 9 pm.