The following is Starchild’s analysis of the proposals put forth by the LP national bylaws committee. See previous IPR posts and comments here, here, here, here and this post from the York County, PA LP for additional perspective on these proposals.
For those who haven’t heard, the handpicked national LP Bylaws Committee, filled with many of the usual suspects from past years, is surveying members on how they feel about their latest set of proposals. It’s their way of [read more]
Following the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee decision that the group led by Wes Wagner is the legitimate LP affiliate in Oregon, and that LPHQ is to restore effective recognition to that affiliate through web linking and sharing of membership data for their state, the LNC is now allegedly voting whether or not to follow the Judicial Committee decision, according to George [read more]
The Peace and Freedom Party issued the following statement on September 24, 2011. To download this statement as a flyer to print and distribute click here.
Peace and Freedom Party of California, the only working class, feminist-socialist party [read more]
Ed Fitzpatrick in the Providence Journal:
The Libertarian Party of Rhode Island wants to grow. But if the tiny party is going to take state Rep. Daniel P. Gordon Jr. aboard, it better make room for his baggage.
In an e-mail, the Libertarian Party cited a report (on independentpoliticalreport.com) saying that Gordon, who was recently kicked out of the House Republican caucus, became a dues-paying member of the Libertarian Party on Sept. 21.
On Monday, Gordon was still a Republican, according to the secretary of state’s office. (The Libertarian Party is not officially recognized in Rhode Island, so he’d be classified as an independent if he joined the Libertarians.)
And Gordon declined to comment when contacted on Monday, saying a news release would come out in a week or so. So, we’ll have to see if he actually does change parties.
But if the past is any guide, Gordon might not be the life of the party.
A commenter adds: “I bet Gordon hopes he runs against a Dem/Rep woman in a 3 way race for reelection because he knows he has a history of beating them.” [read more]
H/T Jim Cook at Irregular Times:
Scott Moore at progressive advocacy group Our Oregon has a series of articles about Americans Elect. There are five articles in the series at this time; I don’t know if more are coming. As you can see from the titles, the tone of the articles is hostile towards Americans Elect. [read more]
Recent updates from RJ Harris, a candidate for the LP presidential nomination:
* RJ Harris Liberty Team collected nearly 400 signatures on an afternoon at a Oklahoma Sooner football game. RJ Harris and his team had a great time tailgating with fans of the #1 Ranked NCAA Football Team in the Nation.
* [read more]
Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:
The New York Green Party has published a list of Green candidates running in this year’s general election on November 8th. The 18 candidates on the list are running for a range of local offices, including town/city council, school [read more]
Ballot Access News:
John Avlon has this article on CNN, detailing how presidential candidates may qualify for the Americans Elect on-line presidential primary. The article says candidates nominated by the Americans Elect leadership need 10,000 [read more]
St. Croix, WI, October 1, 2011. Carl Person, Candidate for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President, made the following statement today as part of solving the unemployment and economic problems existing in Wisconsin and most if not all [read more]