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NC Libertarians propose 'Liberty Agenda'

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 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

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.”

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