(NYLP press release) ALBANY, NY -- Libertarian Party of New York chairman and small businessman, Eric Sundwall announced on February 10, 2009, that he will seek the 20th Congressional District seat vacated by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and do the near impossible, run as an independent for a special election.
Libertarians stand alone with voters against Senate plan
LP recommends tax relief for families and employers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s third largest party tonight urged Senate Republicans and Democrats to scrap their joint plans for a $780 billion package of wealth transfers and expanded government spending.
Urge state assembly to focus on schools, property rights, open elections, end to corporate welfare
RALEIGH, NC — The North Carolina General Assembly should focus on annexation, public education, open elections, and corporate welfare during the upcoming session, the Libertarian Party of North Carolina said today in announcing The Liberty Agenda for North Carolina.
“These are the major challenges facing the people of North Carolina, because they address fundamental rights,” said Barbara Howe, state party chair. During the 2008 campaign, gubernatorial candidate Mike Munger and several legislative candidates promoted this agenda.
Sundwall files to run in special congressional election
New York LP chair seeks seat vacated by Kirsten Gillibrand
New York state Libertarian Party chair Eric Sundwall has filed a campaign committee to enter the special election for the 20th Congressional District seat vacated by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
“We actually feel that given this particular election, if there is a low turnout, strange things can happen,” Sundwall, who plans to formally announce his candidacy next week, told the Glen Falls Post-Star.
To get on the ballot, Sundwall will need to collect 3,500 signatures within 12 days of Gov. David Paterson scheduling the special election.
Libertarian Party of Washington State Convention scheduled March 28
The Libertarian Party of Washington will hold its state convention Sat., Mar. 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah. The convention opens at 9:00 a.m., with the business session beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The convention will select a new Executive Committee, workshops on grassroots organizing, social media and communication Libertarian solutions.
Scheduled speakers include former Libertarian National Committee Chairman Dr. Jim Lark and Nirvana bassist and co-founder, and current chair of Fair Vote, Krist Novosleic.
Libertarian Party congratulates Judge Jim Gray on retirement
Respected Libertarian Superior Court Judge steps down after 25 year career
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- America’s third-largest party congratulates Libertarian Judge Jim Gray on his retirement from the California Superior Court, Libertarian National Committee Chairman William Redpath announced Thursday.
“Libertarians thank Judge Jim Gray for his decades of public service,” said Redpath. “Because of his commitment to good law, California is a better and safer place to live. We congratulate him on his retirement from the bench and look forward to his future endeavors promoting liberty.”
Attorney General nominee hostile to Second Amendment rights
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- America’s third-largest political party urged the Senate Wednesday to reject the nomination of Eric Holder to be Attorney General, citing his record of hostility to Second Amendment rights.
“The Attorney General is expected to defend our Constitutional rights, not infringe them,” said Libertarian Party spokesman Donny Ferguson, “Americans value the precious rights protected by the Second Amendment, and they demand the Senate reject this nomination.”
Indianapolis City-County Council Reappoints Two Libertarians
Press release from the Libertarian Party of Marion County, Ind.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The Indianapolis City-County Council has voted to reappoint two Indianapolis Libertarians to the Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals in Indianapolis for a one-year term. Timothy J. Maguire was confirmed in a 29-0 vote on January 12, 2009 to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Division I, of which he is currently the Chairman.
Libertarian Party asks Congress to give everyone a “Tim Geithner tax break”
Nominee’s problems a sign tax code should be scrapped
Washinton, D.C. -- Congress should give all taxpayers a “Tim Geithner tax break” by significantly simplifying the Internal Revenue Code, Libertarian National Committee chairman Bill Redpath said Monday.
“Congress should make sure what happened to Mr. Geithner, a finance professional, won’t continue to happen to millions of average folks,” said Redpath.
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