In response to a growing partisan divide, civic engagement platform icitizen conducted a poll on how interested U.S. adults would be in a third party as a viable alternative to the two-party system. Highlights include: 70% of Americans believe the two major parties do not represent them well and a third party is necessary (16% say […]
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Glenwood City (Iowa) Councilman Jeremy Rodman switched his voter registration to the Libertarian Party on June 12. Rodman, who serves in Ward 1 and is a former Republican, was elected to the position in November 2015, and his term started in January 2016. The term of the office is for four years. “The values I grew […]
A banner promoting Gary St. Fleur for Mayor deployed in Scranton, Pa. Gary St. Fleur, chair of the Lackawanna County LP, who has been working to bring runaway taxes, spending, and high debt under control in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is now running for mayor on the Libertarian ticket. St. Fleur has spearheaded several projects—including a blog called […]
Joe Buchman, who is running for the special election in November for the US House of Representatives third district in Utah, was interviewed on the Doug Wright show on KSL, the main news station in Salt Lake City. Click here to listen to the interview. Joe Buchman’s campaign website: http://www.gotol.vote/
The June issue of LP News is ready to view online. Click here to read coverage of election victories, elected officials joining the Libertarian Party, campaign activities, national and affiliate party accomplishments, and more.
Libertarian National Committee Political Director Carla Howell was quoted in a blog post in PJ Media on June 8 regarding a letter sent from several U.S. Senators to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to pare down the practice of civil asset forfeiture. “Carla Howell, political director for the National Libertarian Party, said in an interview last week that civil […]
There will be a meeting of the Libertarian National Committee’s bylaws committee on June 22, starting at 9 P.M. EDT. Please join the bylaws committee for our first hearing of the term. We are eager to hear your ideas on our bylaws and how they can be improved. Click here for instructions on how to […]
Two New Mexico newspapers, the Los Alamos Daily Post and the Farmington Daily Times, recently ran articles on the creation of new county affiliates for the New Mexico LP. For the first time in party history, the New Mexico LP is recognized as a major party, and will nominate partisan 2018 candidates in primary elections, rather […]
In a continuing lawsuit aimed at forcing the FEC to strike prohibitive criteria for debate inclusion imposed by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), Level the Playing Field (LPF) blasted the FEC when it filed for injunctive relief on May 26. The Libertarian Party is a co-plaintiff in the case Level the Playing Field (LPF) […]
On June 1, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 25, which repeals the straight-ticket device. The legislature passed the bill on May 20. Straight-ticket ballots list the officially qualified parties at the top, usually just “Democrat” and “Republican.” Voters can check an adjacent box to cast a vote for all of that party’s candidates on their […]
Noted Libertarian civil rights activist Gregory Creswell will be running, unopposed, in Michigan LP’s first-ever primary election on August 8. He is running in a special election for state rep in the first district, which includes part of Detroit, and will be the first candidate of any alternative party in the state to appear in […]
Libertarian Michelle Darnell, chair of the King County LP, is running in a special election for Washington state senate, District 48. The winner will determine control of the Washington senate, which is currently split between Democrats and Republicans. Darnell is running against incumbent Patricia Kuderer, whom Darnell also ran against for state house in 2016. Shortly […]