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KCRG-TV: Libertarian Party experiencing rapid growth in Iowa

From KCRG, the ABC television affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on February 17, 2020: In 2016, Libertarian Gary Johnson earned nearly 4.5 million votes nationally in the presidential election, and since then, the party whose ticket he led has seen tremendous growth in Iowa. “People should have more choices, not fewer choices,” Myra Matejka, co-chair […]

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LibertyCon To Host Libertarian Party Presidential Debate

Students For Liberty is delighted to confirm that our annual LibertyCon will be hosting an official Libertarian Party Presidential Debate. This will be held at the Marriott Marquis, in Washington, D.C., on the second day of LibertyCon, Saturday, April 4, 2020, at 12:00 PM. It is important to note that Students For Liberty is merely […]

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H.R.5675 – Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act of 2020

BREAKING: a bill has finally been introduced to rein in the worst parts of the PATRIOT Act and put basic limits on mass government surveillance. Call Congress at (202) 919-7073 and tell your lawmakers to support the Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act now. Five years ago, Edward Snowden risked everything to reveal that the NSA […]

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Albuquerque Journal: New Mexico Libertarians keep major party status

From the Albuquerque Journal on January 27, 2020: For the second consecutive statewide election cycle, New Mexico will have three major political parties. That’s because the state Libertarian Party was determined to have met the minimum requirements – by the narrowest of margins – to retain its major party status, along with the Democratic and […]

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Ballot Access News: U.S. District Court Strikes Down Kentucky Deadline for Independent and Minor Party Candidates to File Declaration of Candidacy

From Ballot Access News on January 22, 2020: On January 22, U.S. District Court William O. Bertelsman, a Carter appointee, struck down a Kentucky ballot access law. Sweeney v Crigler, e.d., 2:19cv-46. The law, passed last year, requires independent candidates, and the nominees of parties that nominate by convention, to file a declaration of candidacy […]

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LNC Chair: It’s time for Congress to tell the President, “You’re Fired!”

In response to proposed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark released the following statement: It’s time for Congress to tell the President, “You’re Fired!” With the conclusion of the House impeachment inquiry, the House of Representatives will consider two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, for abuse […]

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Ballot Access News: Libertarian Party Had Best Legislative Vote Totals in 2019, Comparing the Years Prior to Presidential Election Years

From Ballot Access News on December 9, 2019: Four states hold their legislative elections in the odd year before presidential election years. The Libertarian Party had legislative candidates in all four of these states in 2019 (Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia), and polled the best vote it has ever received in this set of […]

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Texas Libertarians win injunction barring filing fees

Below is a press release from the Harris County, Texas Libertarian Party on December 2, 2019: On Monday, December 2, 2019, Judge Kristen Hawkins, Judge in Harris County’s 11th Judicial District, signed a temporary injunction order barring the Secretary of State and Harris County officials from enforcing a new law imposing filing fees payable to the […]

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