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2020 Libertarian National Convention in Austin, Texas

Platform Committee Application

The Libertarian National Committee (LNC) is seeking applicants to serve on the Platform Committee for the May 21-25, 2020 national convention in Austin, Texas. The LNC expects to make these appointments at its November meeting. The LNC appoints 5 out of the 20 Platform Committee members as well as ranked alternates. The remaining fifteen seats […]

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Aaron Lewis

Hartford mayoral candidate Aaron Lewis changes party affiliation from Democrat to Libertarian

From the Hartford Courant on September 18, 2019: Aaron Lewis, a candidate for Hartford mayor, is changing his party affiliation from Democratic to Libertarian, he announced this week. The publisher and ghostwriter said that historically, “the Democratic Party has posed itself as the party for African Americans and minorities throughout the United States.” “After careful […]

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Minnesota LP files lawsuit over law requiring petition signers pledging not to vote in the primary

The Minnesota Libertarian Party filed a lawsuit against the state of Minnesota, claiming that the current law requiring petition signers to pledge not to vote in the primary election for the petitioning candidate’s race is to prevent non-establishment party candidates from running for office. Chris Holbrook, the Minnesota LP chair, was interviewed by KTSP-TV, the […]

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Two bottles of e-liquid used in vaping devices. Photo courtesy: Black Hills Vapors

Libertarians, vaping industry condemn Trump vaping ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Libertarian Party officials joined vaping industry members in criticizing President Donald Trump’s plans to recommend a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, a decision he announced Wednesday morning. Flavored vaping liquids — known colloquially as “e-liquids” — have come under attack from critics citing concerns that underage consumers could be […]

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You did this!

August is traditionally a difficult month for all organizations that rely on donations. Students return to school, weekends are spent outdoors before the cooler temperatures roll in, and we are in an “off” election year. My primary responsibility as the Libertarian Party’s Membership Manager is to grow our membership base. Because of you, I have […]

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U.S. Supreme Court

Libertarians Take First Amendment Case to Supreme Court

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that the Federal government has no business telling political parties and people that they can spend more money on certain kinds of political speech and less money on other kinds of political speech. Nor does the First Amendment allow the government unbridled power to restrict the legacies […]

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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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