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Store shelves at a Publix supermarket in Winter Haven, Fla., before Hurricane Irma struck in September 2017. Photo by Andrew Heneen (CC BY 4.0).

Higher prices help prevent empty shelves during natural disasters

Store shelves at a Publix supermarket in Winter Haven, Fla., before Hurricane Irma struck in September 2017.Photo by Andrew Heneen (CC BY 4.0). As Hurricane Florence reaches the eastern seaboard, people in the storm’s path have gathered necessities to ready themselves for potential disaster. These preparations have also brought a litany of warnings about price […]

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We support any initiative to reduce or abolish any tax, and oppose any increase on any taxes for any reason.

End taxation of all currency, including gold and silver

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 7 would eliminate capital gains taxes on most transactions conducted with precious metals. West Virginia Rep. Alex Mooney introduced the Money Metals Tax Neutrality Act, which was quickly cosponsored by Rep. French Hill of Arkansas and Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho. If passed, the […]

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LP News, August 2018

August 2018 issue of LP News now online

The August 2018 issue of LP News is now ready to view on our website. Inside, you can read coverage of the 2018 Libertarian National Convention in New Orleans, ballot access victories in Illinois and Ohio, the strengthened open-borders plank and the new sex worker plank of the Libertarian Party platform, LP award recipients, Ron […]

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Ballot Access as of September 5, 2018

Three more victories!

Dear Libertarian, Months and months of hard work have been paying off as we cross the ballot-access finish line in more states. This week, we add Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania to the tally. That puts us at ballot access in 48 states (plus DC) for 2018! It is also worth noting and celebrating that […]

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State CRM Project Update

Database update

Dear Libertarian, Last week, I told you about a special opportunity to have your donation DOUBLED, as we work to provide a customized database for state and local parties. I’m happy to share with you that since then Libertarians have contributed $5,336 towards this project! That has been doubled to $10,672! And, that has funded […]

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State CRM Project

Revolutionize your state party’s capabilities!

Dear Libertarian, Our state and local parties are the front lines of the Libertarian Party. The national party works throughout the election cycle to help them in a variety of ways. Right now, we are building tech systems that will revolutionize the capabilities of our state and local parties. To be as effective as possible, […]

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I vote Libertarian

See our list of 837 Libertarian candidates

Click here to see our 2018 list of Libertarian candidates. We’re constantly adding new names, and removing a few as well. If you see that any candidates are missing, please e-mail our Candidate and Affiliate Support Specialist, Bob Johnston, with any details right away. If you are a candidate and notice your website is missing […]

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Ballot Access as of July 2018

Going for the gold!

Look at all that gold! Congrats to all of the many people responsible for this, including the Johnson campaign who achieved ballot access for us in 37 of these states. Though not qualified for statewide offices, Alabama has four Libertarians on the ballot and Tennessee is running two as Independents this November. We are in […]

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[W]e favor the repeal of all laws creating 'crimes' without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes.

Who should decide who uses kratom?

Kratom is derived from the leaves of mitragyna speciosa, a tropical tree related to coffee and native to Southeast Asia. It has been used as a traditional medicine in those areas for centuries. Its users testify that it is an effective pain reliever, alleviates opiate drug withdrawal symptoms, lifts moods, promotes energy, eases anxiety, relieves […]

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2018 Libertarian National Convention

ANOTHER way to help Libertarian candidates!

The national party is providing FREE websites to local and state rep candidates who provide basic information. We are using efficiencies of scale to help our candidates to be as effective as possible Any nominated local or state rep Libertarian candidate who wants one of these websites can apply here. If you’d like to donate […]

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We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade.

Libertarians call for zero tariffs, zero trade barriers, zero subsidies

In a July 25 press conference, President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced, “We agreed today, first of all, to work together toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods.” Although eliminating all tariffs and trade barriers is a worthwhile goal, Trump’s recent trade war tactics aren’t […]

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