Washington Times contrasts LP frugality with Obama's taxpayer-funded vacations

ImageJennifer Harper of the Washington Times mentions this weekend's training session in today's (10/16/15) "Inside The Beltway" column.

She also compares the cost of the training and the frugality of Libertarians with the expenses of President Barack Obama, whose travel costs for fundraisers and golf vacations in Februrary and March alone cost taxpayers over $4 million.

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear California Minor Party Lawsuit Against Top-Two

On October 13, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Rubin v Padilla, 15-135, the minor party lawsuit that charges the top-two system, now in effect in California and Washington, violates voting rights in the general election.

Top-two requires all candidates to be placed on the primary election ballots. Only the top two finishers may appear on the general election ballot.

Libertarians are not Republicans: an LP leader's interview with MinnPost

S. L. Malleck
S. L. Malleck

Minnesota Libertarian Party vice-chair S. L. Malleck was interviewed last week on MinnPost, an online news publication.

LEGALIZE FREEDOM winner of 2016 convention theme contest

LEGALIZE FREEDOM won, with $460 raised. Thanks to all who participated. 

Libertarians Working For You show, with Carla Howell and Nicholas Sarwark on the benefits of cutting government

ImageWednesday's episode (10/7/2015) of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra is now available online, with guests Carla Howell, Political Director of the Libertarian National Committee, and Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee.

Sputnik News Features LP Chair Sarwark on Trans-Pacific Partnership

Nicholas Sarwark

Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian Party, expressed strong reservations about the nature of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.  TPP is the just-concluded mega-regional trade deal that now heads to Congress for an up-or-down vote.

Gallup Poll: Informed Americans Rate Both Parties in Congress Worse

A Gallup poll shows that the more Americans know about government, the more they disapprove of the Democrats and Republicans in charge.

Help choose theme for 2016 convention

Our Convention Committee wants your help selecting a theme for the 2016 Libertarian National Convention. We're also raising funds to cover some early expenses in preparation for the convention.

Help choose the convention theme and provide early funds by clicking on the theme that you like the most, and by making a donation in support of that theme.


Maine Libertarian Party Registration Drive Seems Likely to Succeed

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported today (10/5/15) that the registration drive to get the Libertarian Party on the ballot in Maine looks like it will be successful.

Maine requires a group that wishes to become a qualified party to obtain 5,000 registered members. This requirement was created in 2013, and replaced the old, very difficult 5% petition that had been in the law starting in 1976.


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