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Robert Bender for Reynoldsburg City Council in Ohio

Court returns Libertarian city council candidate to Ohio’s November ballot

Robert Bender, a Libertarian Party of Ohio candidate for the Reynoldsburg City Council, has been returned to the November ballot by court order after previously having a critical number of his petition signatures invalidated by election officials. From the Columbus Dispatch on July 23: The Franklin County Board of Elections returned a Libertarian candidate for […]

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Lincoln Chafee (Boston Globe photo)

Lincoln Chafee on why he joined the Libertarian Party

Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, who recently switched his voter registration to the Libertarian Party, wrote this opinion piece for the Boston Globe on July 19: As an American, I have been saddened and embarrassed by recent failures of American presidents to exercise their global duties responsibly. We have entered into never-ending, illegitimate conflicts […]

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Libertarian Cara Schulz featured on NBC’s Today Show

Libertarian Cara Schulz featured on NBC’s Today show

Women hold most of the leadership positions in Burnsville, Minn., and one of them is Cara Schulz, the Libertarian National Committee’s candidate recruiting specialist, who is an elected member of the Burnsville City Council. Schulz was featured on NBC’s Today show alongside several other of these women on July 19. Watch the full Today Show […]

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LP Arkansas Ballot Access Victory

Court stops stringent new Arkansas ballot access law

On July 3, a federal judge in U.S. district court enjoined Arkansas from enforcing the state’s new petition requirement for newly-qualifying parties, putting a halt to the secretary of state’s plans of carrying out tougher laws to regain ballot access. In February, the Arkansas legislature had raised the signature requirement from 10,000 registered voters to […]

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LP Texas files ballot access lawsuit vs. state of Texas

Libertarians, other third parties, independents sue Texas for discriminatory ballot access

The Libertarian Party of Texas, as part of a coalition of voters, candidates, and political parties, filed suit against the state of Texas on July 11, challenging the state’s discriminatory and burdensome ballot access requirements for third parties and independent candidates. The press release below, explaining details of the case, was issued by the Center […]

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I vote Libertarian

5 LP affiliates have at least 1% of active registered voters

Five Libertarian Party state affiliates have at least 1 percent of the active registered voters in their respective states. Less than 10 years ago, only one affiliate, Alaska, had at least 1 percent of the state’s registered voters. The affiliates with at least 1 percent are: Alaska — 3.04% Nebraska — 1.25% Colorado — 1.14% […]

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U.S. Supreme Court

1 year of Janus

June 27 marks the one-year anniversary of the landmark Janus v. AFSCME decision by the Supreme Court, which ruled that union fees in the public sector could no longer be extracted from nonconsenting employees. Mark Janus is a child support specialist in Illinois, where the state government could require its employees to pay fees to […]

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LP News, June 2019

June 2019 issue of LP News now online

The June 2019 issue of LP News is now ready to view on our website. Don’t miss this issue’s registration information for our 2020 Libertarian National Convention, which is being held May 21–25 next year in Austin, Texas! You can visit for more information about our convention Welcoming Committee, package types and pricing, hotel […]

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Libertarians attend PRIDE Houston Festival on June 22, 2019

LP buttons a hit at PRIDE Houston Festival

The Libertarian Party has fought for gay rights since its founding in 1971, and annual pride festivals are well attended by Libertarians throughout the country. Whitney Bilyeu, Libertarian National Committee representative for Region 7, reports on how Libertarians in Houston, Texas, brought their messages of freedom an equality to their local pride event: Houston Libertarians […]

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U.S. Supreme Court

2019.06.17 Supreme Court Summary

Libertarian breakdown of June 17 in the Supreme Court In the final two weeks of its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court will be issuing many important rulings. On June 17, five decisions were handed down. Here is a broad overview of these decisions from a Libertarian perspective. Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck The […]

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