The Green Party of Florida received permission yesterday to investigate the “Florida Five,” five candidates who payed their filing fees at the very last minute, in contested state legislature races. There is belief that the candidates were all Republican [read more]
At the Green Party of the United States (GP-US), there is a draft proposal to their National Committee which would affect their International Committee. Some of the problems addressed: unfair election of officers, lack of process relating a concern about the death penalty in Mexico, and unfair process concerning the release of a document about Gaza. [read more]
Noting the federal government’s lack of recognition for civil domestic partnerships, Outright Libertarians has issued a press release highlighting the social consequences, and price tag, of the proposed Domestic Partnership Initiative recently endorsed by the Libertarian Party of California [read more]
On March 27th, the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would cut the number of signatures an independent or minor party candidate would have to collect from 2% of all votes cast, to 1%. It also changed the petition deadline from [read more]
Gary Wood, a Salt Lake City political examiner for Examiner.com has written an article berating the two-party system. Here’s an excerpt:
This is their left and right, liberal and conservative, them or us mentality that both the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee want everyone to engage in. Ever since the two parties took over the organizational structure of the legislative branch, at the beginning of the 20th Century, their goal is to exclude any other groups from political discussion while pretending to really be two different choices. We know these two parties have handed majority power back and forth for the last century leading to less and less difference in how they actually govern.
Email distributed by the Libertarian Party.
From the desk of Bill Redpath:
Call it “hypocrisy you can believe in.”
Less than a week after the Obama administration claimed they were ending the Bush policy of [read more]
Former Libertarian candidate for New York’s 20th Congressional District, Eric Sundwall, wrote a letter slamming Republican candidate Jim Tedisco and his allies. He also endorses Democrat Scott Murphy for the congressional seat. Here’s part of the [read more]
Former U.S. Senator Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island, who served as a Republican until he was defeated for re-election in 2006, is said to be planning to run for Governor as an independent in 2010. The news was first reported on TV station WRNI. Thanks to Gene Berkman for the news.
Reposted to IPR by [read more]
The Libertarian Party of California is now formally endorsing a proposed state measure, the Domestic Partnership Initiative. This would sweep up all mentions of the word “marriage” in California law and statute, and replace it with the word “domestic [read more]