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LP Monday Message: Facebook Fans blow past 400,000

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Thanks for helping the Libertarian Party reach 400,000 likes on Facebook!Many thanks to everyone who helped us reach our goal of $4,725 for our Legal Offense fund in less than 24 hours. That will help with our current appeal to the United States Supreme Court — and will help for the next fight we pick.

On another positive note, last week our Libertarian Party Facebook page reached 400,000 "Likes."

Those are great numbers when you consider that the Republican Party only has about three times more, and the Democratic Party has about 1.5 times more, despite their gargantuan budgets compared to the LP.

Our Facebook fan page was first set up by former LNC Vice Chair Chuck Moulton. Later it was run by LP headquarters interns or staff members. For a while, I managed the content myself, during which time — I promise you — innovation suffered.

If you haven't looked at our Facebook page lately, I encourage you to do so now. I think you'll find that the quality, creativity, and effectiveness of the page has soared! Credit crowd-sourcing, grassroots, bottom-up organizing, or whatever you want to call it.

There is an incredible team of more than 50 active volunteers facilitated by LNC At-Large Representative Arvin Vohra. The group generates hard-hitting, humorous, and professional-looking graphics and phrases (aka "memes") that help promote our ideas and candidates.

Some of the stuff is quite edgy — edgier than I can get away with in our emails and press releases! Maybe that's partly why I like our Facebook page so much.

Have a great week! And don't forget to check out and "Like" our Facebook page!

Wes Benedict

Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee