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Hiring Libertarian packaging interns

The Libertarian National Committee is seeking to hire an intern or two for the Fall semester, but preferably someone who can start working right away.

Huffington Post: American Military Personnel Looking In Libertarian Direction For The Election

ImageFrom Doug Bandow in the Huffington Post on August 9:

"Newly anointed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump wasted no time in criticizing the foreign policy legacy of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. For decades the GOP has claimed to uniquely represent American military personnel.

LP on the ballot in Massachusetts

ImageLibertarian Party 2016 presidential and vice presidential candidates Gov. Gary Johnson and Gov. Bill Weld are on the ballot in Massachusetts.

The office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts verified that the ballot drive headed by Libertarian Cris Crawford produced 12,587 signatures, 100% of which have been certified as valid by elections officials. 10,000 are required to be on the ballot.

LP on the ballot in New Jersey and Washington

ImageImageThe Libertarian Party 2016 presidential and vice presidential nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld are on the ballot in 38 states, as the states of New Jersey and Washington confirmed that the petitions submitted were successful.

The Libertarian Party remains on track to be on the ballot in all 50 states plus DC.

Libertarians Rubén Corvalán and Lorenzo Gaztañaga interviewed on CNN en Español

Libertarios Rubén Corvalán y Lorenzo Gaztañaga entrevistados en CNN en español

NYT: Congressman backs Libertarian presidential candidate in campaign first

From the New York Times on August 6:

“Representative Scott Rigell of Virginia says he plans to vote for the Libertarian Party’s presidential ticket, becoming the first member of Congress to express support for Gary Johnson’s third-party campaign.

“In an interview on Friday, Mr. Rigell, a Republican, said he had settled on Mr. Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, as the best option available.

CNN breaks from left-right paradigm in explaining Libertarianism

ImageThis CNN article, posted the day of the network's prime time Town Hall showcasing Libertarians Gary Johnson for president and William Weld for vice president, provides a lengthy explanation of Libertarianism and features a video of Johnson declaring his positions on various issues.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson to speak at University of Utah rally Saturday

ImageFrom the Deseret News on August 3:

"Libertarian candidate for President Gary Johnson is set to speak at a campaign rally at the University of Utah on Saturday [August 6].

NY Times: Can Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee, swing the election?

ImageFrom the New York Times on August 4:

“In Gary Johnson’s first run for the presidency in 2012, as the Libertarian Party candidate, he won just under 1 percent of the popular vote. He did not surpass 3 percent in any state.

LP News July 2016 issue is now online

LP News July 2016 issue, front page (image)
The July issue of LP News is ready to view online.

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