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Love Knows No Borders

The heart of Libertarian philosophy is loving your neighbor

On Aug. 24–25, the Libertarian Party of New Mexico, the City of Deming, N.M., and Colores United, with assistance from the Libertarian Party, are hosting a two-day radiothon broadcast by the LP’s own Pat Ford. This event will be a celebration and fundraiser for the Deming Refugee Center, located 30 miles north of our southern […]

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We support election systems that are more representative of the electorate at the federal, state and local levels.

Libertarians celebrate 99 years of the 19th Amendment, women’s right to vote

When entire demographic groups are kept politically powerless, government authority is easier to abuse. For many decades, the U.S. Constitution condoned official discrimination against women and racial minorities by allowing states to deny them their fundamental right to vote. The 15th Amendment finally prohibited disenfranchisement based on race in 1870, but it would take another […]

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Libertarianism and Immigration conference call featuring Alex Nowrasteh

Let’s discuss immigration policy with an expert

You are invited to a special conference call on Libertarianism and Immigration Policy featuring: Alex Nowrasteh, Director of Immigration StudiesCato Institute Center For Global Liberty and Prosperity Alex Nowrasteh is the director of immigration studies at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. His popular publications have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, […]

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2020 Libertarian National Convention in Austin, Texas

Ready to book your hotel room for the 2020 Libertarian National Convention?

Dear Libertarian, Here are some updates about our 2020 Libertarian National Convention: Sleeping Rooms Austin is one of the hottest destination cities in the country. If you are planning on attending the 2020 Libertarian National Convention, don’t wait or it might be too late. We’ve already filled 27 percent of our current block of rooms […]

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LP Texas files ballot access lawsuit vs. state of Texas

Libertarians, other third parties, independents sue Texas for discriminatory ballot access

The Libertarian Party of Texas, as part of a coalition of voters, candidates, and political parties, filed suit against the state of Texas on July 11, challenging the state’s discriminatory and burdensome ballot access requirements for third parties and independent candidates. The press release below, explaining details of the case, was issued by the Center […]

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Bethany Baldes

Running for state legislature

Friends, My name is Bethany Baldes. Last year, I came within 53 votes of unseating the Republican majority leader in the Wyoming legislature. And I did it while running as a Libertarian. Working closely with Apollo Pazell, the national Libertarian Party’s campaigns advisor, my campaign for state representative in Wyoming’s 55th District broke the record […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Libertarians to Commerce Sec.: Follow Bill Belichick’s advice, ‘Do your job’

Bill Belichick is one of the winningest coaches in professional football, leading the New England Patriots to a record six Super Bowl titles. One of the secrets to his success is asking all of his players to “Do your job.” The Libertarian Party calls on President Donald Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Congress to […]

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We support election systems that are more representative of the electorate at the federal, state and local levels. As private voluntary groups, political parties should be free to establish their own rules for nomination procedures, primaries and conventions. We call for an end to any tax-financed subsidies to candidates or parties and the repeal of all laws which restrict voluntary financing of election campaigns. We oppose laws that effectively exclude alternative candidates and parties, deny ballot access, gerrymander districts, or deny the voters their right to consider all legitimate alternatives. We advocate initiative, referendum, recall and repeal when used as popular checks on government.

Democracy loses as Supreme Court upholds partisan gerrymandering

American democracy has suffered a significant loss. On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Rucho v. Common Cause that “partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts,” so federal courts can’t block states from gerrymandering for political gain. Gerrymandering, a process abused by elected officials to redraw electoral […]

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LP News, June 2019

June 2019 issue of LP News now online

The June 2019 issue of LP News is now ready to view on our website. Don’t miss this issue’s registration information for our 2020 Libertarian National Convention, which is being held May 21–25 next year in Austin, Texas! You can visit LNC2020.com for more information about our convention Welcoming Committee, package types and pricing, hotel […]

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Extradition protests in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019

Liberty rising around the world!

A bill that would have allowed the extradition of accused criminals from Hong Kong to China was shelved after mass protests across the self-ruling city. Estimates say up to 2 million citizens joined in the June 16 protests, which ultimately forced the government’s hand in scuttling the bill and its threat to civil liberties in […]

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