Press Release

For Immediate Release

Libertarian Party condemns shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

WASHINGTON - Mark Hinkle, Chair of the Libertarian Party, issued a statement condemning the shooting of Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords, and others in Tucson, Arizona. According to reports, federal Judge John Roll and five others were killed in the shooting, and several others were seriously wounded.

“The Libertarian Party condemns the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others today. We are saddened by the loss of life, the suffering of those who survived the shooting, and the grief and sorrow of their family and friends.

Wes Benedict streaming live on the internet and CSPAN

On January 6th, Wes Benedict will be participating in a panel discussion on the TSA's new security procedures. The conference is sponsored by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and is titled "The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures."

You can watch the event live  here

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Libertarian Party to participate in "Stripping of Freedom" TSA conference

[Note: Click here for the C-SPAN video archive.]

WASHINGTON - Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict will join Ralph Nader and Cato Institute information policy expert Jim Harper this Thursday, January 6, as a panelist at a public conference examining TSA security procedures.

LP Monday Message: New Year, New Goals

January 3, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Happy New Year! It's 2011, and that means a new two-year election cycle is underway.

The Libertarian National Committee adopted five goals at a recent meeting. You can help us get started achieving all five of those goals today.

Goal 1. Membership: 20,000 sustaining members by April 15, 2012.

We currently have about 14,400 sustaining members.

Action:

LP Grows in Votes and Ballot Access for 2010

[Note: This entry has been updated with newer totals.]

Ballot Access News recently released national totals for the 2010 U.S House election. In the report, author Richard Winger compares these totals to the totals from the 2006 mid-term election.

The Libertarian Party received 1,074,189 votes this election, a 65% increase over the 650,614 votes from 2006. In both elections, the Libertarian Party finished with the 3rd highest totals behind the Republican and Democratic Parties.

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