Google Map for Esperanto in the US http://bit.ly/EoUSA
There is a new Map of Esperanto-speakers and learners in the U.S. - If you want to be added to the map, please fill out this survey: http://goo.gl/forms/A61rgnKOKm It's useful to find people or clubs nearby so you can visit them and practice the language! Our numbers grow day-by-day! Join our Facebook group! www.facebook.com/groups/EoUSA/ The map can be found at http://bit.ly/EoUSA Please remember that this is work in progress. =) To modify the information or to receive more information on the people on the map, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It's also hard to find people nearby when some of the people on the map are there only because their usernames were trawled from another website where these people were either never involved with Esperanto other than a quick 10-minute look at the site almost a decade ago, or else have given up on Esperanto. I know your friend is ticked off at me for pointing this out (and then went and kicked me off the facebook group), but it really is a disservice to those of us looking for other esperanto speakers to be pointed to people that are not interested in the language.
Wow. You couldn't be more correct. Some of the people near me aren't even learning Esperanto. They were speaking in Portuguese! :/ There needs to be some sort of Esperanto-filter to prevent this injustice.
Could you also post this in our facebook group please?