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Live presidential candidate TV debate on RT America Thursday, May 12 4-6 pm ET

ImageRT America will host a live TV debate for 2016 Libertarian presidential candidates on Thursday, May 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm ET. LP candidates Darryl Perry, Austin Petersen, and Marc Allan Feldman will participate in the debate.

Click here for more information on the RT America debate.

We need YOU to help collect signatures in Pennsylvania to get our ticket on the ballot. Earn $$$!

The Libertarian Party is committed to getting our presidential / vice presidential ticket on the ballot in all 50 states, plus D.C., this election year.

To get ballot access, the LP has petition drives going in a number of states in the next few months. None is more challenging or more critical than Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania is the sixth-most populous state in the nation — worth a boatload of electoral votes.

LPNY presidential candidate debate

ImageThe New York Libertarian Party hosted a Presidential candidate debate at their state convention on April 30.

Participating in the debate were Gary Johnson, John McAfee, Darryl Perry, and Austin Petersen.

Click here to view the debate.

The Atlantic: Is This the Libertarian Party's Moment?

The Atlantic Monthly logoThe Atlantic ran an article about the Libertarian Party on May 9:

George Stephanopoulos interviews Gary Johnson on ABC's 'This Week'

ImageCandidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nomination Gary Johnson was interviewed on the ABC Sunday news show “This Week with George Stephanopolouson May 8.

“Donald Trump’s new status as the presumptive Republican nominee has some ‘Never Trump’ conservatives calling for a new third-party candidate, but Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson says they should consider him as their alternative instead.”

Daily Caller: LP membership has skyrocketed in the last year

ImageFrom The Daily Caller on May 4:

“The Libertarian Party has experienced massive growth in both membership and donors over the past year as it heads into a presidential election hoping to get record support.

“Is it the perfect situation for the third-party? ‘In many ways it is,’ Wes Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian Party told The Daily Caller.”

2016 State Conventions

Below is a schedule of Libertarian state conventions in 2016. Click on the state to get more information. Not all states have conventions every year. Many states have not scheduled their conventions yet. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Arkansas held a state convention in 2015 to comply with Arkansas election code.

North Dakota held a state convention in 2015 and is not planning one for 2016.

Oklahoma Governor signs ballot access bill

ImageThe Governor of Oklahoma signed bill SB 896 on May 5, which lowered the vote threshold for a party to retain ballot access from 10% for the party's top-of-the-ticket candidate to 2.5%.

This bill takes effect immediately, so if the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nominee receives at least 2.5% this November, the Oklahoma LP will retain political party status for the first time in its history.

Libertarians Rob Hodgkinson and Mike Shannon on Kansas Fox Radio Affiliate

ImageKansas Libertarian Party chair Rob Hodgkinson and candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential nomination Mike Shannon were interviewed on the Straight Talk with DC Hannah show on KINA-AM 910 in Salina, Kansas on April 29.

Click here to listen to the interview.


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