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We affirm the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms, and oppose the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense.

Defensive gun use saves lives

Gun violence is both tragic and memorable. Everybody can relate to the loss of life as families and communities are shattered, and the details of mass shootings are repeated endlessly in news stories. In some cases, though, people are able to defend themselves and the others around them. These stories of defensive gun use don’t […]

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Libertarian youth

Millennials support gay marriage … and the Second Amendment!

What do gun rights and gay marriage have in common among millennials? Surging support. A recent NPR article notes that people younger than 30 in the United States “are no more liberal on gun control” than earlier generations, “despite diverging from their elders on the legalization of marijuana, same-sex marriage and other social issues.” The […]

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Dear Libertarian, As you can tell from recent emails and events, our party is in a period of growth. Our voter registrations are soaring, our candidate recruitment is booming, and we have great prospects for 2018 and beyond. Our fundraising has also been doing very well, as many generous Libertarians have been excited about this […]

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Libertarian Mark Ash for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Libertarian Mark Ash will challenge Michelle Slaughter for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Mark Ash, a Houston attorney running for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, was surprised to read his (political) obituary in the Galveston County Daily News. After 405th District Court Judge Michelle Slaughter won the Republican primary on March 6, the newspaper declared that “Since no Democratic Party candidate filed to run, Slaughter will become […]

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Annual Report

Our goals for 2018

Dear Libertarian, 2017 was a year of investment and building towards 2018. We updated IT systems and other infrastructure, expanded our team at headquarters to better serve our members and candidates, aggressively pursued ballot access, and more. All of this was important for laying the foundation needed to pursue some lofty goals in 2018. These […]

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The fastest growing political party in America! - Libertarian

Libertarian Party registration surges 92% in 10 years

The number of U.S. voters registered as Libertarian has surged by 92 percent since 2008, reports Ballot Access News in its March 2018 edition. That increase has come at the expense of both Democrats, who are down by 8 percent over the same time period, and Republicans, who are down by 5 percent. The number […]

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Success story

Dear Libertarian, We work so hard achieving ballot access so that candidates can be on ballots. So, it is particularly thrilling when, within a period of several months, we both achieve ballot access and get a slew of candidates lined up to run. Last summer, the national Libertarian Party invested close to $22,000 to help […]

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We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade.

Trade wars and Trump’s tariffs harm everybody

President Donald Trump has announced tariffs on solar panels, washing machines, steel, and aluminum. Shortly after announcing his tariffs, Trump tweeted that “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” The opposite is true. Trade wars are harmful across the board, and the cost of these tariffs will be paid in higher prices, lost jobs, […]

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Help empower state and county parties

Dear Libertarian, Our path to overall success begins at home. Whether it’s growing a local county affiliate, or running a winning local campaign, we must grow the party at the ground level. However, the Libertarian Party does not have the infrastructure that our opponents do. We must change that, and we are working to change […]

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Government does not have the authority to define, license or restrict personal relationships. Consenting adults should be free to choose their own sexual practices and personal relationships.

Anti-trafficking bill also endangers safety of sex workers

A new bill intended to combat sex trafficking also outlaws online speech and information designed to protect the health and safety of sex workers. On Feb. 27, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1865, titled the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), a bill that paints with such a […]

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Space is limited

Our 2018 Libertarian National Convention will be in New Orleans on June 30 – July 3, 2018. If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here. If you haven’t booked your hotel room yet, you can do so here. You can find an overview of the schedule here. All of the vendor tables booked […]

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We support full freedom of expression and oppose government censorship, regulation or control of communications media and technology.

Freedom of speech and press doesn’t amount to electoral collusion

The Donald Trump administration has been under investigation since May by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to determine whether the Trump presidential campaign actively colluded with Russia in 2016. The indictments so far against former Trump associates Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Richard Gates, and George Papadopoulos, as well as Alex van der Zwaan and more […]

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