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Convention Photos!

The Libertarian Party would love to see convention pictures that you took during our 2010 National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. If you would like to share with us your pictures, which could be used in our news and publications, please e-mail them to news@lp.org with "Convention Photos" as the subject line. We can't wait to see them!

Poll says North Carolina Libertarian in 3-way tie for independent vote

Michael Beitler is the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. According to this poll conducted in late June, Beitler is nearly tied with the Republican and Democratic party candidates among independent voters. Burr (Republican) - 27% Marshall (Democrat) - 29% Beitler (Libertarian) - 26% (See page 11 of the poll document.) Beitler polled at 10% overall.

Proposed agenda for July 11 LNC meeting

The Libertarian National Committee will meet on Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Las Vegas. The proposed agenda is available here.

LP Monday Message: 10 reasons to end the wars now

July 5, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been back in the news recently, and we just had the bizarre spectacle of the Republican National Committee Chairman saying he didn't like Obama's war in Afghanistan, while the DNC chastised him for failing to support the troops.

Here are ten reasons to end the wars now. I hope you'll take a look at some of the links.

California Prop 19: legalized pot coming to the California ballot in November

From the California's Secretary of State's web site:

Proposition 19 Changes California Law to Legalize Marijuana and Allow It to Be Regulated and Taxed.

Qualified: 03/24/10 Proponents: Richard Seib Lee and Jeffrey Wayne Jones (510) 208-4554

Free July 4th flyer - $1,776 matching challenge

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Independence Day is this Sunday, and we've posted a downloadable version of the Declaration of Independence you can print and hand out at Fourth of July picnics and fireworks displays. But, if nothing else, I recommend printing a copy so you can read the amazing words again for yourself.

From the first sentence:

NC poll: 8% of Liberals, 6% of Moderates, 4% of Conservatives support Libertarian Beitler

Survey USA recently published results of a poll of the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina. Libertarian Mike Beitler polled at 6 percent. Broken down by ideology, Beitler's support was strongest among liberals. Broken down by party affiliation, his support was strongest among independents.

Support by ideology:
Liberals: 8%
Moderates: 6%
Conservatives: 4%

Support by party affiliation:
Independents: 12%
Republicans: 4%
Democrats: 3%

Libertarians: The Secret Strength of the Immigration Reform Movement

Campus Progress, a "national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges," has published an online report about libertarian feelings about immigration.

Steal My Platform - Please!

We have many fine Libertarian candidates running for office this year, including about 17 for U.S. Senate, and 170 for U.S. House of Representatives.  Many of you already have websites; others are still developing them.  Mine is up and running now, and I'd like to offer it as a resource for other candidates. Go to my Issues menu, and check out the ten Issue Statements you'll find listed there.

Something useful any Libertarian can do

In an inexplicable, but rare, bout of integrity, the New Jersey legislature years ago passed a pair of “Open Government” laws, applicable to municipal and similar government bodies.

 

The Open Public Meetings Act, passed in 1975, stipulated standards for public access to meetings – when closed meetings could be held, what needed to be recorded during those deliberations, etc.

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