Archive | Features

Press releases and fundraising related items

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Libertarians to Commerce Sec.: Follow Bill Belichick’s advice, ‘Do your job’

Bill Belichick is one of the winningest coaches in professional football, leading the New England Patriots to a record six Super Bowl titles. One of the secrets to his success is asking all of his players to “Do your job.” The Libertarian Party calls on President Donald Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Congress to […]

Continue Reading
We support election systems that are more representative of the electorate at the federal, state and local levels. As private voluntary groups, political parties should be free to establish their own rules for nomination procedures, primaries and conventions. We call for an end to any tax-financed subsidies to candidates or parties and the repeal of all laws which restrict voluntary financing of election campaigns. We oppose laws that effectively exclude alternative candidates and parties, deny ballot access, gerrymander districts, or deny the voters their right to consider all legitimate alternatives. We advocate initiative, referendum, recall and repeal when used as popular checks on government.

Democracy loses as Supreme Court upholds partisan gerrymandering

American democracy has suffered a significant loss. On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Rucho v. Common Cause that “partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts,” so federal courts can’t block states from gerrymandering for political gain. Gerrymandering, a process abused by elected officials to redraw electoral […]

Continue Reading
Extradition protests in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019

Liberty rising around the world!

A bill that would have allowed the extradition of accused criminals from Hong Kong to China was shelved after mass protests across the self-ruling city. Estimates say up to 2 million citizens joined in the June 16 protests, which ultimately forced the government’s hand in scuttling the bill and its threat to civil liberties in […]

Continue Reading
Laura Ebke

From state Senator Laura Ebke

Dear Libertarian, A few weeks ago, I celebrated my third anniversary of becoming a big-L Libertarian! In the three years since my conversion, a lot has happened. I’ve been invited to speak at something like 12 state Libertarian Party conventions; I was invited to say a few words at the Libertarian National Convention gala in […]

Continue Reading
Maj Toure explains meaning of Juneteenth celebration

Libertarian Party celebrates Juneteenth, self-ownership

On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, General Gordon Granger issued the following order: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and […]

Continue Reading
Dr. Kyle Varner speaks about liberty for Venezuela

Venezuela

Dear Libertarian, Libertarians across the country and globe are working every day to make their communities more free. I’d like to share with you a video made by one of our members, Dr. Kyle Varner, about the ongoing situation in Venezuela. It is being shown around Venezuela. Click the image to watch. It has English […]

Continue Reading
Cara Schulz and family

Making a difference

Dear Libertarian, Let me share a heartwarming story with you about the difference an elected official can make is someone’s life. Libertarian Cara Schulz serves on the city council in Burnsville, Minn., and her experience in office provides a powerful example: Cara writes, “A man who is currently homeless signed up to speak during the […]

Continue Reading