Press Releases and Party News


Libertarian Party at FreedomFest

The Libertarian Party is again participating in FreedomFest, the annual “trade show for liberty,” taking place July 19 – 22 at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark, Executive Director Wes Benedict, and Lauren Daugherty, Head of Development, are representing the LP and staffing a booth (#236) in […]

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LNC Seeks Applicants for Credentials Committee

The Libertarian National Committee (LNC) is seeking applicants to serve on the Credentials Committee for the June 30–July 3, 2018, national convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The LNC expects to make the appointments during its Aug. 19–20, 2017, meeting so as to give the committee plenty of time to do its work. The LNC appoints […]

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Libertarian Party gaining ground as primary parties lose support

On July 16, The Conservative Nut published this article, citing several of the Libertarian Party’s state-level elected officials: by Luke Poteat There are around 7,000 seats in the upper and lower houses of all the state governments in America, and of those, four are currently held by representatives of the Libertarian Party. This statistic provides […]

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New Hampshire Libertarian legislator discusses environmental policy with Planet Forward

Caleb Dyer, one of three Libertarian elected officials in the New Hampshire legislature, was recently featured in Planet Forward on the issue of the environment. New Hampshire State Rep. Caleb Q. Dyer is the leader of the state’s libertarian caucus. Before becoming a state representative, Rep. Dyer worked in landscaping and forest management. Being in that industry has […]

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Utah Libertarian participates in debate in US House race

Joe Buchman, the Libertarian Party candidate for the US House of Representatives in Utah’s third district, debated four other challengers on July 11. A special election is being held on November 7 to replace Jason Chaffetz (R), who resigned his seat effective June 30. In addition to Buchman, three Republicans and one Independent American Party candidate participated in […]

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Libertarian elected mayor, sets precedent for Mississippi

Steve McCluskey, a member of the Mississippi Libertarian Party, was elected mayor of the town of McLain on June 6. Mr. McCluskey won the three-way race with 52 percent of the vote, defeating the incumbent mayor. He is the first Mississippi Libertarian to be elected to office in the state’s history, according to Richard Winger, editor […]

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  Key advances we’ve made in the last month include: – We funded the budget expansion needed to hire a Press Secretary! LP leaders are now interviewing applicants for that position. The new Press Secretary will be tasked with getting more media attention for our party nationwide. This will help voters have a better understanding […]

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Join LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark in Puerto Rico for Liberty International World Conference

The world is transforming more rapidly every year, and Liberty International has spent nearly five decades bringing together a worldwide community of libertarians dedicated to fostering the ideas of a free society. This year’s Liberty International World Conference, “How to Find Freedom in Our Fast-Changing World,” is being held in Puerto Rico on Aug. 8–12, […]

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LPHQ job posting: Development Associate

The Libertarian Party is seeking a to hire a Development Associate to work on membership and fundraising for the national party. Job Description: The Libertarian Party experienced a dramatic increase in membership and fundraising in 2016. The party wants to continue this growth. The new Development Associate will be tasked with calling members and encouraging […]

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Arkansas LP petition drive succeeds, retaining ballot status

The Arkansas Libertarian Party (LPAR) has qualified for the 2018 elections, as the Secretary of State approved their petitions on July 7. This makes the fourth straight general election cycle in which the LPAR has successfully gotten onto the ballot as a party, going back to 2012. The LPAR submitted over 15,000 signatures towards the 10,000 […]

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Washington Post op-ed: Include Libertarian in Virginia gubernatorial debate

The debate has started over the number of debates for the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial race, according to a Washington Post op-ed. Democratic nominee Ralph Northam dismissed his Republican opponent’s proposal of 10 debates as a “publicity stunt,” and Republican nominee Ed Gillespie called Northam’s counter-offer of three debates “insulting.” The author prescribes a remedy: include […]

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