Liberty Tour comes to Williamsburg to talk election, personal freedom

WILLIAMSBURG - Liberty Tour 2016 will make a stop at William and Mary Tuesday night, with comedians, law enforcement and political officials speaking on how the presidential election affects personal liberty.

Liberty Tour 2016 is fueled by the nonprofit Our American Initiative, which was founded by Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson. While Johnson met up with the tour at its Richmond stop on Monday, the candidate will not make an appearance at the tour's free Williamsburg event.

The event aims to promote conversations about citizens' freedom with a mixture of political leaders and comedians, according to Charles Frohman, the nonprofit's chief operating officer.

Headlining the event is comedian Jeremy McClellan, who is backed up by Terry Michael, a former Democrat National Committee press secretary, and Ed Lopez, of the Republican Liberty Caucus, creating an inclusive event, Frohman said. 

Also among the speakers is former Baltimore Police Chief Neill Franklin, who will speak about how the War on Drugs damages community-police relations, Frohman added.

Want to go?

When: 7 p.m., Oct. 18.

Where: 350 James Blair Drive, William and Mary, Tucker Hall

Jacobs can be reached by phone at 757-298-6007.

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