LP Monday Message: Candidates should get involved now

July 25, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Are you thinking about running for office in 2012?

I hope so. I also hope you will get involved with your local Libertarian Party affiliate right now so you will get to know other Libertarians in your area, and so that they can get to know you too.

Each year we have some people file to run for office as Libertarians who report they didn’t get as much help from the party as they had hoped for. You are more likely to get support if you have already participated with the party.

Please visit this page for more information about running for office.

Then fill out this form.

In some cases we need volunteers to start up a local affiliate or to join an existing affiliate as an officer, board member, or to take on some other role such as newsletter editor. If you would like to help, please fill out our volunteer form here.

Then look for local activity by visiting your state party website here.

Information from the volunteer and candidate forms is immediately sent to our state party affiliates so they will become aware of your interest. If you do not hear back from your state affiliate within 48 hours, I recommend sending a note to Bob Johnston (Bob.Johnston@lp.org), our Candidate and Affiliate Support Specialist, for additional assistance.

You are much more likely to be taken seriously by the party if your membership is current and you have participated with your local affiliate.

Please join the Libertarian Party and become a dues-paying member. If your membership has expired, please renew today. (If you’re not sure whether your membership has expired, you can call us at 1-800-ELECT-US, or send an email to members@lp.org, and we’ll tell you.)


Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

P.S. If you have not already done so, please join the Libertarian Party. We are the only political party dedicated to free markets, civil liberties, and peace. You can also renew your membership. Or, you can make a contribution separate from membership.

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