Press Releases and Party News

Aaron Starr portrait, wearing dark blazer white shirt, American flag in background, looking at camera and smiling (color photo)

LNC member running for mayor of Oxnard, Calif. in recall election

Libertarian National Committee member Aaron Starr is running for mayor of Oxnard, Calif., in a recall election that he organized. The election will take place on Tuesday, May 1. Starr authored Measure M, a ballot initiative to repeal a 35 percent wastewater rate hike, in 2017. The measure passed with 72 percent of the vote, but has been challenged […]

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Nebraska’s Libertarian state Sen. Laura Ebke sponsored L.B. 299, which reforms the state’s occupational licensing laws. The bill passed 41-1-3 before being sent to the governor to sign.

Libertarian policy helps working-class people

Nebraska’s Libertarian state Sen. Laura Ebke sponsored L.B. 299, which reforms the state’s occupational licensing laws. The bill passed 45-1-3 before being sent to the governor to sign. “In the last analysis, every profession is a conspiracy against the laity,” playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote. This is especially true when those professions push to […]

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LNC meeting Saturday and Sunday

A meeting of the Libertarian National Committee will take place on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 in Denver, Colorado. The meeting will start at 11 a.m. EDT on Saturday. The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Be advised that broadcast quality has sometimes been low and intermittent. The […]

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Laura Ebke

Volunteers needed: help an elected Libertarian

Want to help an elected Libertarian who is making a difference for liberty? As you probably know, Laura Ebke is a sitting state senator in Nebraska. We recently emailed you about her occupational licensing reform bill. I’m proud to tell you that it has passed the legislature and is now awaiting the governor’s signature! One Libertarian […]

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Issue Rack Cards

Help spread Libertarian ideas

Want to help persuade folks about Libertarian ideas on important topics? Try out our very-popular rack cards: general, the economy, gun rights, foreign policy, justice issues, and civil liberties. Give one to a friend or neighbor or use some at your next outreach booth or event. These are designed to present our messaging in a way […]

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Mark Tippetts for governor of Texas

Texas Libertarians nominate Mark Tippetts for governor

The Libertarian Party of Texas nominated Mark Tippetts as its candidate for governor of Texas on April 14, after a four-way race. Tippetts, a successful businessman living just outside Austin, most recently served on the Lago Vista City Council. He ran for Travis County judge in 2010. The Tippets for governor campaign website is […]

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The United States should both avoid entangling alliances and abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world.

Stay out of Syria and other impulsive wars

On April 13, President Donald Trump addressed the nation to announce that he had ordered missile strikes on Syria. His rationale: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons to kill civilians in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. Assad, along with his Russian and Iranian allies, denied the use of chemical weapons. The Syrian […]

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Bill Gelineau portrait, wearing dark suit and tie (color photo)

Michigan Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Gelineau featured on NPR

Bill Gelineau, the Libertarian candidate for governor of Michigan, was featured on the “Stateside” program on NPR Michigan affiliate WUOM-FM to discuss his campaign, particularly spending, taxes, and roads, the Michigan Strategic Fund, legalizing marijuana, and the Michigan National Guard and foreign conflicts. From the March 26 interview by Lester Graham: The slate of candidates […]

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We support full freedom of expression and oppose government censorship, regulation or control of communications media and technology.

Facebook, good or evil?

Is Facebook good or evil? That seems to be the underlying question that led Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to subject himself to 10 hours of grilling by Congress on April 10 and 11. “Facebook can be used for both good and evil,” said Libertarian National Committee Executive Director Wes Benedict. “In a job interview almost […]

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All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. We call for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution.

Slash federal spending to make Tax Day less painful

For the 56 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes, April 17 will be a painful day. That pain may be lessened slightly because the Internal Revenue Service has been nibbling away at payroll withholding taxes, but the sad fact is that the income tax represents only a portion of the pain we actually […]

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Ballot Access Update

Our latest victory

Dear Libertarian, I always enjoy sharing with you news of our victories. Often we have so many urgent things going on that we are slow to share them with you, or we don’t, and I apologize for that. One of our most recent is a ballot access victory in South Dakota. A federal judge ruled […]

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