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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Libertarians say party discord opens door for them

ImageFrom the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 22:

"Trump-wary Republicans are defecting from the GOP. Liberal Democrats are distrustful of their party’s presumptive nominee. And voters of both parties are tired of partisan clogging the works. 


"This could be the Libertarian Party’s moment.
 Presidential nominee Gary Johnson and running mate Bill Weld believe so.

Reason: Gary Johnson Reaches All-Time Polling High of 13% on Eve of GOP Convention

ImageFrom Matt Welch of Reason Magazine on July 17:

"Three national presidential polls came out over the weekend, and all three contain historically good news for Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.

How to talk with your Republican friend

Dear Libertarian,

Many of us have Republican friends who are pretty frustrated right now. I bet you know someone who is. Maybe a close friend, a family member, a Facebook friend...

They are not bad people, and they aren't blind either. They see that Trump is a bully, that he's unqualified. They agree he should not become President. Our country deserves better, and they expected better from their party. They feel betrayed and maybe just a little bit...politically homeless right now. Remember that feeling?

LNC chair interviewed on Paul Molloy Show

Nicholas Sarwark
Nicholas Sarwark

Libertarian National Committee chair Nicholas Sarwark was interviewed on the Paul Molloy Show on July 20, to discuss the recent police shootings and the War on Drugs.

Gary Johnson: The GOP Is a Dying Party. That’s Why I’m Running Against Trump

ImageFrom Politico on July 19:

"'This is a decisive moment in the history of party politics in America. In the period leading up to the Civil War, American politics was dominated by a Democratic Party and the Whig Party. The controversy over slavery split the Whigs, and the party embraced nativism, opposing immigration and members of certain religious faiths.'

Syracuse.com: Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson may get to debate Trump, Clinton

ImageFrom Syracuse.com on July 19:

“Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may not be the only candidates at the next presidential debate.

U.S. District Court Strikes Down Arkansas Law Requiring New Parties to Nominate Candidates a Year Before the General Election

ImageOn July 15, a U.S. District Court judge struck down a law requiring new political parties in Arkansas to nominate their candidates a year before the general election.

LNC Meeting July 17 in Las Vegas, NV

The Libertarian National Committee will conduct a one-day meeting on Sunday, July 17, at the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. PT, in the Melrose 3 breakout room.

The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet.

Broadcast channel #1 - video and audio:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/libertarian-party1

Click here for Region 1 Report

LP on the ballot in Tennessee

ImageThe Libertarian Party 2016 presidential and vice presidential nominees will appear on the ballot in Tennessee this November, as the Secretary of State confirmed the petitions on July 15.

The Tennessee LP needed to submit at least 275 valid signatures by August 18.

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