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2018 Libertarian Party candidates

This year, we have about 800 Libertarians representing us on ballots across the country! This is a 35 percent increase from the 2016 election. View our full list of candidates to find out which ones are on your ballot, and vote for them on Nov. 6!

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2020 Libertarian National Convention in Austin, Texas

2020 Pay-to-Play Libertarian National Convention Theme Contest

We look forward to seeing all of you in Austin for the 2020 National Libertarian Convention, which will be our biggest and most exciting ever. With this email we are launching the first phase of our 2020 Pay-to-Play Libertarian National Convention Theme Contest. In the first round (pre-season), a donation of at least $20 allows […]

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Cropped version of Thomas Jefferson's official presidential portrait (by Rembrandt Peale, 1800) - (color painting)

Dates of interest to Libertarians: 2019

  The following is a list of dates of interest to Libertarians in 2019, compiled by Dr. James Lark, Libertarian National Committee regional representative and former LNC chair.   January 6 Pres. Franklin Roosevelt delivers his “Four Freedoms” speech (1941) 10 Thomas Paine’s Common Sense published (1776) 16 Ratification of the 18th Amendment to the […]

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Libertarians clean the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2019.

Libertarians organize trash cleanups of national parks

CONTACT: Jess Mears, Membership Manager: or (202) 750-0892 To show their commitment to voluntarism, members of the Libertarian Party organized a trash cleanup of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. National parks have been largely neglected because of the partial federal government shutdown, leading to widespread media coverage. Forty volunteers helped […]

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Libertarians clean the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2019.

Libertarians organize park cleanups nationwide

If you turned on the news last week, you probably saw images of overflowing trash at national parks during the government shutdown. When a Libertarian Party member in another state suggested that Libertarians organize a trash pickup at the National Mall, I reached out right away to the nearby affiliate leaders to share the idea. […]

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Libertarians clean the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2019.

Libertarians clean up capital mall, now it’s time to clean up government

The partial federal government shutdown is entering its fourth week. So far, the biggest inconvenience to the general public seems to be overflowing trash cans in national parks. Libertarians advocate private, voluntary solutions to public problems, so a group of Libertarians in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia decided to take direct action by cleaning up […]

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American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements.

Syrian troop withdrawal a good first step

The United States began air strikes in Syria more than four years ago, with a rationale for intervention that morphed from fighting Islamic State terrorists to demanding regime change. More than three years ago, the United States sent in ground troops — a number that quickly grew from 50 to 2,000 soldiers — even though […]

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Donations doubled!

Your donation will be DOUBLED!

Dear Libertarian, A few years ago, the Libertarian Party began work to purchase a headquarters. Rent in the D.C. area is extremely high and purchasing a headquarters was sure to save valuable resources and build equity. In 2014, the Libertarian Party purchased a modest but nice three-story building in Alexandria, Va., on the outskirts of […]

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2018 Libertarian Party victories and 2019 goals

Dear Libertarian, Thanks to the efforts of committed Libertarian Party members like you, 2018 was a landmark year in many ways. We had 53 candidate wins at the ballot box, 38 of them prevailing in the general November election in Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont. Jeff Hewitt, […]

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LP News, December 2018

December 2018 issue of LP News now online

The December 2018 issue of LP News is now ready to view on our website. This issue covers highlights from the November election! The press deadline arrived before all the final election results were in, because absentee and provisional ballots were slowly counted for weeks after Election Day. We know now that we had 38 […]

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