Daily Archives: July 9, 2009

Libertarian and Green Party Leaders Will Testify in D.C. Omnibus Election Bill Hearing

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 Brent McMillan expect to testify.

The District of Columbia requires more signatures, as a percentage of the number of voters, for minor party and independent presidential candidates, than any other jurisdiction in the U.S., except for Oklahoma, North Carolina and Wyoming.

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Libertarian Party Anarchist Caucus

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 true to the principles of less government until there is none left,” Mr.… Read more ...

New York City Petitioning Begins for Alternative Parties

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.

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Australian Green Senator Sarah Hanson-Young introduces gay marriage bill

from a June 30 bulletin from the Australian Sex Party

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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, proposing to grant gay couples equal marriage rights, into the Upper House on Wednesday.

The Bill seeks to remove all discrimination based on sexuality and gender from the Marriage Act.… Read more ...

Investment guru reflects on Libertarian Party, Republican Party, and third party history

from Ballot Access News
Timothy Lutts Essay Says Libertarian Party Has Potential to Grow

Posted at BAN on July 8th, 2009

Timothy Lutts is a well-known name in the world of investment advisory services. His newsletters have a combined subscription of approximately 150,000 around the world. He has this commentary on the web page Iconoclast-Investor about the weakened condition of the Republican Party, and the possibility that the Libertarian Party could grow in coming years.… Read more ...

Massachusetts Treasurer switches from “Democrat” to “Independent”

from Ballot Access News
Massachusetts Treasurer Registers as an Independent
Posted at BAN July 8th, 2009

In Massachusetts, State Treasurer is an elected partisan position. On July 8, the Massachusetts Treasurer, Tim Cahill, changed his registration from “Democrat” to “Independent”. He is more fiscally conservative than most Democrats in state government.

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