Press Releases and Party News

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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Libertarianism and Immigration conference call featuring Alex Nowrasteh

Let’s discuss immigration policy with an expert

You are invited to a special conference call on Libertarianism and Immigration Policy featuring: Alex Nowrasteh, Director of Immigration StudiesCato Institute Center For Global Liberty and Prosperity Alex Nowrasteh is the director of immigration studies at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. His popular publications have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, […]

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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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Bethany Baldes

Running for state legislature

Friends, My name is Bethany Baldes. Last year, I came within 53 votes of unseating the Republican majority leader in the Wyoming legislature. And I did it while running as a Libertarian. Working closely with Apollo Pazell, the national Libertarian Party’s campaigns advisor, my campaign for state representative in Wyoming’s 55th District broke the record […]

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U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court strikes citizenship question from census

In a 5-4 vote on the case Department of Commerce v. New York, the Supreme Court ruled on June 27 that President Donald Trump’s administration had not cleared the appropriate procedural hurdles to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. The court also found, however, that the Enumeration Clause of the Constitution, which […]

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Democracy loses as Supreme Court upholds partisan gerrymandering

American democracy has suffered a significant loss. On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Rucho v. Common Cause that “partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts,” so federal courts can’t block states from gerrymandering for political gain. Gerrymandering, a process abused by elected officials to redraw electoral […]

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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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