Reason Magazine blogs the arguments for the LP's lawsuit against the Presidential Debate Commission

ImageBrian Doherty of Reason Magazine blogged yesterday on the Libertarian Party's lawsuit for getting into the Presidential debates, and the arguments for why the LP is suing the Presidential Debate Commission.

"Among other goals (mostly involving compensation for damages alleged), the suit seeks to eliminate the "getting 15 percent in a national poll" criteria for debate access, and to dissolve the CPD itself."

Washington Post: Libertarians, Greens ready lawsuit against CPD

National political correspondent David Weigel wrote an article in the Washington Post yesterday about the Libertarian and Green Parties' upcoming filing of a lawsuit against the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), using a new legal argument:

CPD Offers Token Response Under Pressure to Open Presidential Debates

In response to public pressure, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) may soon lower the polling threshold from 15% to 10% for inclusion in next year’s final presidential debates according to Presidential Debate News published by Level the Playing Field.

“Don't be fooled” it warns, noting that the new rule would ensure that independents will remain excluded.


Libertarian Party of New York 2016 State Convention


Start date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:00am
End date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 5:00pm


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Libertarians Working For You Show on education with Jason France, and on immigration

ImageToday's episode (9/23/2015) of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra is now available online, with guest Jason France, candidate for the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education district 6.

Click here to listen.

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Libertarian Party responds to new Gallup Poll

Monday, Gallup published a new poll showing that 49% of Americans think that "the federal government poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens." 

This is up from 30% in 2003.

Gallup also asked participants, "In what ways do you see the government posing an immediate threat to rights and freedoms of its citizens?"

Derrick Michael Reid

US President,

Election Date: November 8, 2016


Presidential debate at the Massachusetts LP convention

ImageThe Massachusetts Libertarian Party will have a live Presidential debate -- the first live, in-person debate for our party this campaign cycle -- on October 17, as part of their state convention. The convention will be in Worcester, Massachusetts. The debate will be at 11AM. 

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2016 LP Presidential candidates

A page for 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential candidates is now available on the website: The page can be accessed under the Elections tab on the main menu.


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