Press Releases and Party News

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.

The Supreme Court just increased your cost of living

The price of that custom one-of-kind handmade Canadian maple end table that you can get on Etsy for $229 just increased between $4 and $22, depending on where you live. The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled that online merchants must charge the applicable sales tax wherever merchandise is sold, regardless of whether the merchant has […]

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2018 Libertarian National Convention

LNC to hold convention June 30 – July 3 in New Orleans

Organizers expect largest-ever midterm delegation For immediate release June 20, 2018 ALEXANDRIA, VA —  The Libertarian Party (LP) will hold its national convention from June 30 through July 3 in New Orleans at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The biennial event will draw approximately 900 delegates from across the country to select its leadership for the […]

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Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders.

Trump will now keep detained immigrant families in the same cages

For the last month, the Department of Homeland Security has been separating captured immigrant children from their families at the border. They’ve been housing the children in cages at an abandoned Walmart and other facilities, and holding their parents in cages elsewhere. The public revulsion to this policy of families being forcibly separated led President […]

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Libertarian Party Platform

Take the 2018 Platform Committee survey

Fellow Libertarians, Prior to each Libertarian National Convention, a Platform Committee is established to consider and recommend proposed amendments to the Party Platform. This survey contains our draft proposals to gain your feedback both positive and negative. The Platform Committee reports not to the Libertarian National Committee but directly to all of you, and we’ve […]

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Libertarians advocate individual privacy and government transparency. We are committed to ending government’s practice of spying on everyone.

Apple is making it harder for government to invade privacy

The largest computer company in the world, Apple, is about to make it more difficult for government agents to unreasonably search or seize your person, papers, home, and effects. Apple’s newest iPhone software update will prevent transfer of data from the phone’s charging and data port one hour after the phone is locked. This will […]

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LP VP Candidates 2016

Boldness

Dear Fellow Libertarian, The Libertarian Party has a proud heritage of being bold in ideas and bold in action. We do so with the confident recognition that liberty is the boldest ideal of them all. We take a stance on a policy or practice of government not because our ideas will initially be popular but […]

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Silent auction

Dear Libertarian, I’m Jess Mears with the Libertarian Party and in just a few weeks, our #ImTHATLibertarian 2018 Libertarian National Convention will be taking place in New Orleans. If you haven’t been to a national convention before, I hope this year will be your first. We are expecting over 1,000 Libertarians! For the convention’s silent […]

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Ed Clark and David Koch 1980 Libertarian Party presidential campaign button

David Koch, we owe you. Signed, Liberty

David Koch, the Libertarian Party’s 1980 vice presidential candidate, recently retired from his roles at Koch Industries and Koch-affiliated groups because of ongoing illness. All too frequently, kudos for a life purposefully and masterfully dedicated to the advancement of human liberty come in the form of an obituary. Libertarians would like to salute the leadership […]

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The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.

Blockchain Committee invites LP member input

Hi all, Recently the Libertarian National Committee created an ad hoc Blockchain Committee to explore the potential benefits that blockchain and distributed ledger technology may provide to the Libertarian Party. Blockchain technology has been made most famous by bitcoin, but there are a host of other potential uses. The goals of the committee are to […]

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Libertarian Party of California

6 Libertarian candidates advance to CA general election

Six Libertarians advanced to the November general election in California’s top two primary on June 5. Under California’s top-two primary system, candidates of all parties are listed on one ballot. Voters can vote for a candidate of any party in each race, and are not constrained to voting for only one party for all races. […]

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