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.

Obama getting a little less statist?

The Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute recently wrote a piece for POLITICO magazine’s debate forum. In his writing, David Boaz asserts that some of Obama’s recent December victories have reflected libertarian values.

Event

Arizona Libertarian Party Annual Convention

When:

Start date: 
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 5:00am
End date: 
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 5:59pm
Time Zone: 
US/Mountain

Where:

Description:

Arizona Libertarian Party Annual Convention - Time/Location TBD

Website: http://www.azlp.org/

Contact: Emily Goldberg emilyg1@mindspring.com

LP Monday Message: 2010 Recap

December 27, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

This is the last Monday Message of 2010, and I thought I would take the opportunity to mention a few of the things our party has achieved this year.

Omaha Taxpayers and the LPNE aren’t Subtle about Recalling Mayor Suttle

In what many consider an early Christmas present to residents of Omaha, Judge Peter Bataillion ruled on Thursday the petition effort that gained nearly 29,000 signatures in a 30-day period was done in accordance with Nebraska law and may now move forward with a Mayoral recall election. Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle lost in his attempt to have thousands of citizens’ signatures thrown out due to what he called illegal petition activities. The Omaha City Council has scheduled the recall election for January 25, 2011.

Congressman Ron Paul praises the Libertarian Party

In a recent interview with ‘The Quarterly Review,’ Ron Paul had kind words to say about the role of minor parties in American politics.

When asked about his run as the Libertarian Presidential candidate in 1988, he responded, “Third parties can serve a useful educational function. I believe the Libertarian Party has done a great service in promoting the libertarian philosophy, and I continue to have many friends and supporters in the Libertarian Party as well as the Constitution Party. I even have some friends in the Green Party.”

New opportunity with Reason.tv

2011 Searle Film Fellowship at Reason.tv 

Application Deadline: January 15, 2011


Press Release

For Immediate Release

Government officials afraid of a full-body scan of their words should resign, says LP Chair

WASHINGTON - While Democratic and Republican politicians outdo each other with calls for the prosecution and even execution of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange for providing information to various news media, Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle says that free speech and freedom of the press must be supported unconditionally. Hinkle released the following statement today:

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