An open letter to 2013 Libertarian candidates and their supporters

Dear Libertarian candidates and supporters,

Thank you for all you did in 2013.

Candidates, thank you for running for office and for taking time away from your family, your work, and the rest of your life. We are grateful for your dedication.

Thank you to key campaign team members. Some of you put in as much time as your candidates did, and made many sacrifices. You were indispensable.

Thank you, volunteers and donors of our Libertarian campaigns. Without your help, without your donations, our campaigns would have been stalled, stuck, and stopped in their tracks.

Thank you for gathering signatures, overcoming obstacles, and turning petitions in on time to make the ballot.

Thank you for writing, creating, and printing brochures, bumper stickers, yard signs, hand cards, emails, Facebook posts, and more.

Thank you for talking about your campaigns to your friends and family.

Thank you for canvassing neighborhoods and talking to voters one on one.

Thank you for leafleting, mounting yard signs, and holding up signs — sometimes in lousy weather.

Thank you for organizing and working at campaign events.

Thank you for doing government research, formulating Libertarian solutions, and filling out surveys.

Thank you for getting mailings out and for submitting campaign finance reports.

Candidates, thank you for challenging the Big Government status quo. Your campaign changed the debate by injecting the idea that we can actually shrink government.

Thank you for showing voters how their lives and those of their loved ones will be better with much less government and more freedom.

Candidates and supporters all: Thank you for everything you did.

Your efforts made a difference. More voters are open to libertarian ideas because of you. More will vote Libertarian in the future because of you.

You are true patriots.

With utmost respect and appreciation,

Carla Howell, Political Director, National Libertarian Party

Carla Howell
Political Director
National Libertarian Party