The D.C. city council Committee on Government Operations will be holding a hearing on Monday, on the “Omnibus Election Reform Act of 2009,” which strengthens ballot access laws. Libertarian Party national chair Bill Redpath and Green Party Political Director [read more]
Libertarian Party activists throughout the country will be working through this difficult summer and fall to persuade their local governments to use the budget crunch to make government smaller and less intrusive. [read more]
The Libertarian Party Anarchist Caucus has been formed by Libertarian Party of West Virginia chair Matt Harris.
“We support state-neutral platform language and a big tent Libertarian Party which welcomes anarchists and other radical activists. As the party of principle, we should always stay [read more]
Article at Ballot Access News:
July 7 was the first day in which it was possible to circulate petitions for minor party and independent candidates for New York city office. The Green Party is running Rev. Billy Talen for Mayor; the Party for Socialism and Liberation is running Frances Villar for Mayor; and the Socialist Workers Party is running Dan Fein for Mayor.
The SWP also has candidates for Public Advocate and Manhatten Borough President. The Green Party also has a candidate for City Council. Whereas offices voted on by the city as a whole need 7,500 valid signatures, candidates for City Council need 2,700, which is proportionately much more difficult. See this story about the Green Party’s petition for David Pechefsky for council:
In the comments on the article at BAN, Mike Drucker says he has been collecting signatures for Mayor Bloomberg; former Libertarian Party national political director and current Free and Equal employee Sean Haugh links his name [read more]
from a June 30 bulletin from the Australian Sex Party
Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry if a Bill introduced in the Federal Parliament is passed.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young introduced her private member’s Bill, [read more]
…since we started on May 20, 2008, according to [read more]
Timothy Lutts, a well-known name in the world of investment advisory services, writes commentary on the history of third parties, the weakened condition of the Republican Party, and the possibility that the Libertarian Party could grow in coming years. [read more]
The State of Massachusetts has a new, independent elected official. State Treasurer Tim Cahill has changed his registration from “Democrat” to “Independent”. Cahill says he may run for Governor in 2010 as an independent. [read more]