Clark Ruper Approves

“I do not remember exactly when I first met Judd. Must have been some Students For Liberty Regional Conference or ISFLC or something, I’m usually running around too much to remember anything. But over the years we became friends via these events and Judd became one of Students For Liberty’s best allies. At SFL we have always stressed the importance of dressing well, taking ourselves seriously, and having a good time in the process. But Judd brought something else to the table, his pictures are able to capture the joy, positivity, and all around awesomeness that come from attending our conferences in a way no one else has. Who would have ever imagined that you could make liberty look sexy? But Judd did. So once Judd started photographing conferences, instead of just telling stories SFL students were able to actually show their friends what an SFL event is all about. Since word of mouth and Facebook are our best communication channels, Judd’s photography has been a boom to the growth of the student movement for liberty.
-Clark Ruper, Students for Liberty, July 2014

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Avens O'Brien is a second-generation libertarian residing in Los Angeles, where she spends a lot of time discussing the Federal Reserve and emerging markets while working at Euro Pacific Capital. Though her career is in the fufillment of economic liberty, she prefers to write about the intersection with social liberty causes and their mutual importance. Her anti-war protesting had her campaigning and volunteering for Michael Badnarik (LP) in 2004 and Ron Paul (R) in 2008, and she was Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Libertarian Party from 2006-2008. She's a Twitter and Facebook agitator, a contributor for DL Magazine, and Thoughts on Liberty, and also articulates life experiences and their lessons on her personal blog: Taste it Twice. She also has a peculiar obsession with birds and dinosaurs AND outer space. You can meet her at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas every year, or at Burning Man if you're that wild.

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