I’m Wes Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian Party. Libertarians want to make America more prosperous, friendlier, and fairer for everyone, and we think we can deliver that with free markets, civil liberties, and peace. Libertarians welcome both good conservatives and good liberals. We welcome people of faith who are motivated by love, who use […]
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I’m excited to announce the hiring of Cara Schulz to serve as candidate recruiting specialist for the Libertarian National Committee. Cara (pronounced “care + a”) has not only managed other people’s campaigns at federal, state, and local levels, but has personally run for public office and won.
Our Convention Committee wants your help selecting a theme for the 2018 Libertarian National Convention. We’re also raising funds to cover some early expenses in preparation for the convention. Please help choose the convention theme and provide early funds by clicking on the theme that you like the most, and by making a donation in […]
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How to register for the 2016 National Convention Step 1: Click here to purchase a registration package. I encourage you to choose the $459 Gold Package which includes special meal events and the Presidential Banquet. But options as low as $95 exist. Early Bird pricing ends March 14. Step 2: Click here to reserve a hotel at the Rosen […]
Dear Libertarian, I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of hearing about the “wasted vote syndrome”. And I’m desperately trying to do something about it. I’m desperately trying to get the Libertarian Party on the ballot in every single state for 2016. You know why? Because the real wasted vote is a vote for the status […]
Three new people join Libertarian Party Headquarters team I’d like to publicly recognize and thank Arthur DiBianca for his ten years of work for the Libertarian Party. He has managed our database, helped assemble fundraising letters, edited nearly everything I have ever written, and recruited and supported many candidates. Recently, Mr. DiBianca left staff to pursue other projects. He […]
I’d like to thank everyone who supported the Libertarian Party’s recent outreach efforts at the 2015 International Students For Liberty Conference. I felt like the Libertarian Party’s message was very well received. The students attending the conference had strong libertarian leanings. I was especially inspired to hear the auditorium full of students cheer when Vicente […]
The Libertarian National Committee meets in Alexandria, Va., Sept. 20–21. The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Because of potential technical challenges, and to experiment with various broadcasting arrangements, multiple options for broadcast may be presented. Check back on this page for potential updates. Preliminary schedule (exact times are subject […]
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Lady Liberty was dedicated at a ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland 125 years ago today after New York’s first ever ticker-tape parade. She sits in a harbor approximately five miles from me and has welcomed millions and millions of immigrants to our shores since 1886.
We have received news that Ed Thompson, a noted Wisconsin Libertarian, died of pancreatic cancer today at the age of 66. Ed Thompson was the 2002 Libertarian Party candidate for Wisconsin Governor, receiving 11% of the vote. He also served as Mayor of Tomah, Wisconsin, and later ran for office as a Republican. Ed’s brother, […]