Category Archives: Libertarian Party

2015 Libertarian State Conventions (listing in progress II)

Wes Benedict

Wes Benedict has posted this blog post to list state LP conventions for 2015. The list both here at IPR and at is being periodically updated as we learn of more state convention announcements. I posted this previously but I’m reposting it separately to A) reset the comments (while preserving them) – the issues that led rise to discussions in the previous post’s comment section now have their own articles where they can be discussed, and B) break out Wes Benedict’s offer to speak at state conventions into a separate post.… Read more ...

New Jersey Libertarian Party Adds Immigration Plank to Platform at March 21, 2015 Convention

new jersey libertarian party

The New Jersey Libertarian Party had their convention on March 21, and updated their platform. You can read about the changes here .

IPR readers might be interested to know that they added a plank about immigration. Following is that plank:

Proposal #7. Reintroduce Immigration plank

Rationale: Immigration policy is very much in the news today.

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Nicholas Sarwark Comments on Weekend’s LNC Meeting

Nicholas Sarwark

From the Libertarian Party website:

From the Libertarian National Committee chair Nicholas Sarwark:

“This last weekend, the Libertarian National Committee met in Phoenix. After a lovely reception Friday evening, organized by the Libertarian Party of Arizona, the national committee members met on Saturday and Sunday. During the meeting, appointments for the Platform, Bylaws, and Credentials Committees were made.… Read more ...

Peter Bagge on his experience working with Libertarians and Ron Paul Republicans in Seattle

Peter Bagge

Reason’s cartoon-journalist Peter Bagge’s latest report “Life Out on the Political Fringe” (in his usual illustrated graphic-novel style) explores his attempt to work with both the Libertarian Party and Ron Paul Republicans in hyper-progressive Seattle.

Points of interest include Bagge’s perspective on the Libertarian Party of Washington convention, and the mutual hostility between Libertarian Party activists and various factions within the GOP.… Read more ...

LNC Meeting Mar 28-29, 2015 Phoenix (Updated)

The Libertarian National Committee meets in Phoenix, AZ, Saturday, March 28 and Sunday the 29th.

Location and hotel details:

The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet.

Preliminary schedule (subject to change):

Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Pacific/Mountain Standard Time) (12 pm – 9 pm EST)
Sunday, Mar.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Please Help Us with Ballot Access

a better choiceFrom the Libertarian Party website:

We recently signed an agreement with the Libertarian Party of Arkansas to pay $25,000 for ballot access petition signatures.

Please make a donation to help to pay for this important ballot access effort.

The LP Arkansas is one of our most improved state affiliates over the past four years, thanks largely to the leadership of Rodger and Jessica Paxton.… Read more ...

Libertarian and Green Parties Each Entitled to Presidential Primaries in 2016 in At Least Six States


From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Libertarian Party and the Green Party, at this point, are each entitled to presidential primaries in six jurisdictions for 2016. That number could conceivably increase if the parties complete various ballot access petitions between now and 2016 deadlines.

Libertarians have the right to their own presidential primaries in Arizona, California, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, and North Carolina.… Read more ...

Robert Sarvis op-ed on the importance of third-parties and Virginia’s ballot access barriers

Robert Sarvis, 2013 Libertarian candidate for Governor of Virginia & 2014 Libertarian candidate for US Senate

Robert Sarvis writes at the Collegiate Times:

Many Virginians are extremely frustrated by both Republicans and Democrats. But in our two-party system, if you consider voting for an independent or third-party candidate, people will tell you you’re throwing your vote away.

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Brian Irving: Libertarians should ‘Strike While the Ire is Hot’


John Davis

Brian Irving at Liberty Point:

A confluence of factors may present an opportunity for electoral success for Libertarians and the party needs to be prepared to “Strike While the Ire is Hot.” That will be the message renowned political analyst John Davis will present to the Gala Banquet attendees at the 2015 State Libertarian Party Convention April 11.… Read more ...

WI Libertarians Oppose New DNA Law

Press release emailed to IPR:

Wisconsin’s Libertarians are speaking out against a new law, set to go into effect in April, that will radically expand the state’s collection of DNA samples. The new policy will result in an estimated 60,000 people per year ending up in the state’s DNA database, including anybody convicted of a misdemeanor, as well as those who are arrested for non-violent felonies but never convicted.… Read more ...