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Affiliate Support Fund

Dear Libertarian, Helping our state and county parties grow and expand is critical for the recruitment and success of our future candidates. Did you know that the national Libertarian Party has a staffer whose job is focused completely on supporting state and local parties? His name is Andy Burns. Andy helps Libertarian leaders and activists […]

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Libertarians praise House bill to end Dept. of Education

Rep. Tom Massie (R-KY) The Libertarian Party strongly supports U.S. House bill H.R. 899, which was filed today by Rep Tom Massie (R–KY), along with seven co-sponsors, to abolish the federal Department of Education. “Libertarians are encouraged to see a bill that brings hope to the promise of actually, finally, abolishing the Department of Education,” […]

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Civil asset forfeiture is legalized theft by government.

For Immediate Release February 8, 2017 Yesterday, at a meeting with sheriffs, President Trump commented about ruining the career of a Texas legislator that proposed a bill to reform civil asset forfeiture. “We’ll destroy his career,” the President said. The legislator was unnamed and there are several Texas legislators currently proposing bills to reform civil […]

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Libertarians cautiously hopeful Trump will reduce regulatory burden

Today Libertarians praised President Donald Trump’s goal of reducing federal government regulations by 75 percent and expressed hope that his plan to counter any new regulation with the elimination of two existing regulations serves to reduce the massive regulatory burden that Americans suffer under today. Libertarians caution that some regulations impose 100 times the burden […]

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Libertarian Party accuses Senate subcommittee of aiding child sex traffickers

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) “Politicians love to grandstand ‘for the children,’ even when their policies destroy children’s lives,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian Party, in response to a US Senate subcommittee’s dragging representatives of, a classified advertising website, into a hearing. On January 10, the senators succeeded in forcing Backpage to shut […]

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LP to GOP lawmakers: End Obamacare’s individual mandate NOW

Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian Party, released the following statement today: If the GOP is to actually keep its promise to repeal Obamacare, it needs to immediately end the law’s mandate to buy medical insurance, and immediately end any associated tax penalties. Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan proposes voting for repeal today but not ending the mandate for three years, […]

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LP warns: Cut Sessions short

The Libertarian Party warns U.S. senators to quickly reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for the position of attorney general. “Jeff Sessions is preposterously unfit for the highest law-enforcement position in the land,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “For one, he’s an unyielding Drug Warrior in a war that the […]

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LP congratulates Perry for opportunity to abolish Department of Energy

A modest congratulation The Libertarian Party extends a hearty congratulations to Gov. Rick Perry for his announced nomination by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Department of Energy. “Gov. Perry has a rare opportunity to head one of the agencies he pledged to abolish,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian Party. “Even though most […]

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