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Gun-toting thugs harass Libertarian supporters
Posted on Sep 4, 2014
Dear friend of liberty,
In Illinois, the Republicans have actually hired gun-carrying investigators to intimidate Libertarian petitioners and petition signers, hoping to get us thrown off the ballot. Read about it.
We've spent a bunch of money on ballot access in states where the old parties put up ridiculous ballot hurdles (e.g. Kentucky, Illinois, New York). In fact, we've spent more than we had in the bank, because this fight is so important to our members. We're overextended for a good cause — putting Libertarian candidates on the ballot — but we can't keep this up without member support.
The old parties don't want competition on the ballot, and they work hard to eliminate it. In addition to the armed intimidators in Illinois, they've spent tens of thousands of dollars suing to kick our candidates off the ballot in Ohio. They're filing frivolous legal challenges against our candidates in New York.
They don't want voters finding out about a real Libertarian option. Too bad. We're going to keep bringing the fight to the establishment parties, and we're going to keep beating them in court.
But we can only do it with your support. You are the most important part of the Libertarian Party. I can't do it without you. I serve as the party's chairman at your direction. If you support real political action, putting boots on the ground to put Libertarian candidates on the ballot, we need your support now. What gets funded gets done. If members don't step up, we can't keep bringing the fight to the old parties.
We can't fight them if our candidates aren't on the ballot. Please donate now.
Yours in liberty,
Chair, Libertarian National Committee