Dr. Mary Ruwart: A Winning Strategy for the Libertarian Party?

On June 19, Dr. Mary Ruwart discussed "The Future of the Libertarian Movement" to fellow Libertarians in Manchester, New Hampshire. Based on the 2008 election results and her 25 years running as an LP candidate, Dr. Ruwart suggested a shift in strategy to make every election a winning one. You can view her talk at:

LNC Agenda for August 20 Session in Columbus, OH

The Libertarian National Committee (LNC) and Libertarian State Leadership Association (LSLA) will be teaming up for a busy weekend August 19-21, 2011 at the downtown Hyatt in Columbus, Ohio.

The LNC will be meeting beginning at 9:00am on August 20th and continuing to August 21st.  Click here for the proposed LNC agenda.

More information about the LSLA event is available at


Ohio Libertarians sue for ballot access

from the Ohio LP:

Libertarian Party of Ohio Sues for 1st Amendment Rights and Voting Freedoms

LP Monday Message: S&P downgrade

August 8, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I'm sure you have heard the news about the Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. government's credit rating.

I'm not a finance expert, so I don't know exactly how important the downgrade itself is. I think it's one more sign of what Libertarians have known for a long time: the Democrats and Republicans have created a giant welfare-warfare state that is beginning to collapse under its own weight. And I see no sign that they are going to change their behavior.

Texas LP Chair visits Argentina Libertarians

from the Texas LP:

During a visit to Buenos Aires on a concert tour, Libertarian Party of Texas (LPT) state chair Pat Dixon met with the recently established Partido Liberal Libertario (PL, Dixon discussed experiences he has had as a local and state leader of the Libertarian Party, a national committee member, and a twice elected candidate for local office.

The War on Drugs: Taxing Marijuana - Rob Kampia, MPP

"The choice isn't treating marijuana like tomatos or taxing marijuana; the choice is marijuana being illegal, where you go to jail, or taxing marijuana like alcohol. Those are the choices right now in the public debate." Rob Kampia, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project.
[Editor's disclaimer - Some Libertarians support legalizing and taxing marijuana as a practical step forward, but the views expressed in this video are Mr. Kampias and do not strictly comply with all planks of the Libertarian Party platform.]

Libertarian William Barker runs for Phoenix City Council

The Arizona Republic reports on Libertarian William Barker's campaign for Phoenix City Council:

If elected, Barker plans to push for repeal of the 2 percent food tax, which took effect April 2010 and is to expire in 2015. The food tax, estimated to generate $50 million in annual revenue for the city, was adopted when the city faced a general-fund budget shortfall of more than $270 million for the 2010-11 fiscal year.

All Eyes on Liberty Festival in the Heartland


Contact: Gene Siadek, State Chair

Omaha Focuses on Liberty Message August 6th
OMAHA, NE – August 5, 2011-Libertarian Party of Nebraska State Chairman Gene Siadek issued the following statement:


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