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LP Monday Message: Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 18, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. never held political office, his impact on American politics and public policy was huge.

Dr. King knowingly risked his life working for freedom and equality during dangerous times for blacks in America. He advocated using non-violent means, such as civil disobedience, to achieve change, and he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Shortly before his assassination, he was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War.

2008 LP nominee Bob Barr defends Constitution, clashes with Bill O'Reilly

The 2008 LP presidential nominee locks horns with Bill O'Reilly over terrorism issues:

Support Libertarian Joe Kennedy in our poll!

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I hope you'll show your support for Libertarian Party member Joe Kennedy by voting in our website poll. Joe Kennedy is running for U.S. Senator in the special election on Tuesday, January 19, in Massachusetts.

Free OPH Kits for Libertarian Student Groups

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Advocates for Self-Government recently made this very generous offer:

LP Monday Message: 193 Libertarian Candidates File in Texas; Other News

January 11, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

January 4, 2010 was the deadline to file for office for the November 2010 elections in Texas. An impressive 193 Libertarians filed. I think several others had hoped to file, but they missed the deadline. Texas has the earliest filing deadline for the November 2, 2010 elections.

Planning Continues for the 2010 National Convention in St. Louis

2010 LP Convention St Louis Logo [re-printed from December 2009 LP News]

It’s not too early to put the 2010 National Libertarian Party Convention on your calendar. The 2010 convention will be held Memorial Day weekend from Thursday, May 27 through Monday, May 31 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Libertarian Party has intentionally scheduled many of the recent conventions on holiday weekends because convention hotels have offered lower rates on those weekends.

LP candidate Joe Kennedy appears on 96.9 "Boston Talks" radio show

Libertarian Party candidate Joe Kennedy was recently on a radio debate on 96.9 "Boston Talks" radio show.  He is contending for the late Edward Kennedy's Senate seat in a special election that will be held on January 19th, 2010.

You can view the video of the debate below.  Joe's closing remarks begin at 2:30 in the video. 

193 Libertarian candidates file in Texas

Yesterday, January 4, was the deadline in Texas for candidates to file for the November 2010 elections. Texas has the earliest filing deadline of the 50 states.

The LP Texas reports that 193 candidates filed.

There are three statewide offices for which no Democrat filed, meaning that the race will probably be between a Libertarian and Republican. Libertarians filed for those office as follows:

LP Monday Message: My New Year's Resolutions

January 4, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I resolve to persevere in the struggle for freedom that many Americans have undertaken tirelessly, and in some cases have given their lives for.

I resolve to vote for Libertarian candidates whenever I can.

I resolve to keep reminding people that every vote for a Libertarian makes a difference.

I resolve to thank Libertarians who amplify their voice for liberty by running for office.

Libertarian Joe Kennedy appears in televised debate

Libertarian Joe Kennedy, running in a special election for U.S. Senator in Massachusetts, appeared December 22 in this televised debate, carried by WBZ in Boston.

Visit Joe Kennedy's website.

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