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California top-two hearing this Thursday in San Francisco

The California Court of Appeals is conducting a hearing this week as to whether the top-two primary system unconstitutionally harms the voting rights of voters who want to vote for minor party candidates in general elections.

The hearing is this Thursday, January 15, at 9 am. The location is 350 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA.

The case is Rubin v Bowen. 

Two ballot access bills introduced in the VA legislature

ImageFrom Richard Winger of Ballot Access News:

Virginia State Senator John S. Edwards (D-Roanoke) has introduced SB 766, to lower the number of signatures for statewide candidates (whether in a primary or in a general election) from 10,000 to 5,000. The bill is similar to legislation that passed in 2013 that lowers the number of signatures for all presidential candidates from 10,000 to 5,000.

Oklahoma GOP Lawsuit Against Colorado is Cynical and Shameful

Below is a press release from the Oklahoma LP chair, Steve Long:

Long time TX libertarian running in special election

ImageRoger Gary, a long time libertarian activist and former elected official from Texas, is running in a special election this month for the Texas House of Representatives seat 123.

New York LP featured in U.S. News article hailing decline in arrests for minor offenses

Mark Axinn, LPNY Chair
Mark Axinn, LPNY Chair

A U.S. News and World Report story talks about the reaction of New York Libertarian Party leaders to news that New York City cops are making fewer arrests and writing fewer citations.

Maine LP submits Declaration of Intent to become a political party

Jorge Maderal
Jorge Maderal

The Maine Libertarian Party has submitted a Declaration of Intent with the Secretary of State to become a recognized political party.

The LPME has until December 1, 2015 to register 5,000 Libertarian voters to become a recognized party.

2012 LP Vice-Presidential candidate to appear at Democrat Liberty Caucus in SC

Jim Gray
Jim Gray

2012 Libertarian VP Candidate Judge Jim Gray will speak at the Democratic Liberty Caucus Southeast Regional Convention in Rock Hill, SC on January 3rd, 2015.

Judge Gray will be the keynote speaker.

LPO Finds Other Ways to Make A Difference

Bob Bridges
Bob Bridges

From the Libertarian Party of Ohio:

Libertarian Party wins most midterm votes of any alternative party in US in last 100 years

The Libertarian Party won more votes in top-of-ticket races in the November 2014 election than any alternative party in the United States in the last 100 years and the second-highest in the nation's history.


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