From the desk of Wes Benedict: Dear Friend of Liberty, I am excited and honored to have been hired as the new Executive Director of the Libertarian Party at our headquarters in Washington, DC.
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Wes Benedict, Libertarian Party of Texas Executive Director from 2004 to 2008 and former member of the Libertarian National Committee, was named Executive Director of the Libertarian National Committee today by Chairman William Redpath. Benedict begins his service July 17 at the LNC’s quarterly meeting in St. Louis, Missouri and will then move directly to […]
The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA) is seeking registered Libertarians to file for local offices throughout Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has lots of local offices in small districts. Often, nobody files for them at all. If a Libertarian files for an unopposed office, the Libertarian is almost certain to win. Like most states, Pennsylvania is divided into […]
The December 2018 issue of LP News is now ready to view on our website. This issue covers highlights from the November election! The press deadline arrived before all the final election results were in, because absentee and provisional ballots were slowly counted for weeks after Election Day. We know now that we had 38 […]
Dear Libertarian, The election may be over, but we’re still hard at work gathering information and preparing for new challenges ahead. Our live blog on election night tallied some of the important Libertarian Party results at the ballot box, but there’s only so much information we can collect that early in the electoral process. We […]
Opposition in an election affects far more than just vote totals. Candidates react to each other and their messaging changes to capture voter interest. Over and over, electoral races that include a strong Libertarian campaign have proven to move the rhetoric of both Democratic and Republican candidates in a more Libertarian direction. As Republicans worry […]
Facebook purged more than 800 pages and accounts on Oct. 11, including pages that posted antiwar and libertarian content, on both the left and right. Their common denominator was that each of them held an independent viewpoint. Watchdog groups like Cop Block and Police the Police were tossed down the memory hole. So were the […]
On Oct. 8, the Indiana Debate Commission staged a debate between candidates on the ballot for senator from Indiana, Republican Mike Braun, Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly, and Libertarian Lucy Brenton. Lucy arguably won the debate, and invited people to follow her with the hashtag #ILoveLucy. Even Donnelly said, “I love Lucy too.” This particular debate […]
Dear Libertarian, The national party works very hard throughout the election cycle to chip away at laws and other barriers that keep Libertarian candidates off ballots. There are countless stories about why this is important but allow me to share one with you today. Many Libertarians recognize Brandon Phinney’s name and know that he is […]
Dear Libertarian, One of the goals of the national party this election cycle is to get more Libertarians elected to state house seats. There are several races in western states that are particularly opportune for us because they are in areas that require low vote totals to win, are cost-effective to campaign in, where we […]
As political news is embroiled in congressional hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual assault allegations made against him, Congress is also busy quietly passing staggering spending bills with bipartisan support. “In front of the cameras, Democrats and Republicans in Congress are distracting us with a he-said-she-said reality show,” said Libertarian National […]
Dear Libertarian, We are on a mission to elect more Libertarians to state legislatures! There are several candidates running in Western states, in races that are particularly opportune for us. To help them campaign as aggressively as possible, we’ve deployed two field teams to help in these targeted races. Would you please pitch in? $25 […]