Category Archives: Libertarian Party

CO court rejects Libertarian appeal of term-limits ruling

Via timescall.com:

The Colorado Court of Appeals has rejected Boulder County Libertarian Party chairman Ralph Shnelvar’s effort to get it to rule that a partial term should count against term limits when it comes to a county commissioner’s ability to seek re-election.

At issue was whether incumbent Commissioner Cindy Domenico should have been allowed to seek another full four-year term in last year’s elections.

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Richard Winger: 2 Ways California Could Expand Voter Choice in Elections

From Richard Winger at Independent Voter Network, reprinted here with permission from the author:

California’s existing election system for Congress and state office could be improved with the following ideas.

The problem with the status quo is that ever since it went into effect in 2011, there has been very limited choice on the November ballot.… Read more ...

Opposition News Article on Cooperative Ballot Access Efforts in Oklahoma and South Dakota

Ballot access laws by state. The darker the color, the more difficult for opposition parties to run for office. Image courtesy of Mother Jones.

Mark Wachtler has this article at Opposition News detailing two instances of the Libertarian Party teaming up with one of its fellow minor parties for the purposes of ballot access:

Libertarians, Greens, Constitutionals join forces in SD, OK

By Mark Wachtler

July 31, 2015.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party to host rally to bring Uber and Lyft to Birmingham

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Birmingham Business Journal:

The Libertarian Party of Alabama has announced it will host a rally to bring ride-hailing services to Birmingham.

The event – that will seek to raise awareness and support for companies such as Uber and Lyft to come to Birmingham – will be held Friday, July 31 at Birmingham City Hall, according to the party’s Facebook page.Read more ...

Gary Johnson: “A 2016 campaign will be much smarter and more efficient.”

Gary Johnson isn’t officially running for president in 2016, but he appears to be inching closer to that decision. Other than expressing an intention to run, he has not made a formal announcement, nor even filed candidacy papers with the FEC.

Yet in an exclusive interview for IVN, Johnson suggests that his potential candidacy for the Libertarian nomination is advancing toward another serious run. 

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Libertarian Party of California Supports Referendum to Reverse Mandatory Vaccinations Bill Recently Signed by CA Governor

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Ted Brown, the chairman of the Libertarian Party of CA, has made this announcement on Facebook today:

 

Ted Brown, chairman of the Libertarian Party of California, has announced that our state party will be endorsing the referendum to overturn the mandatory vaccination law which was recently passed in CA.  Said Mr.… Read more ...

FreedomWorks interviews Libertarian Party of Colorado chair, Chinese immigrant Lily Tang Williams on ‘Communist Core’ at FreedomFest

Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, recalls growing up in Communist China, and explains why Common Core reminds her so much of the oppressive/statist nature of her education growing up.

Interview with FreedomWorks taped at FreedomFest. Williams is state chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado ad state director of Colorado for Our America Initiative.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: “Drugs minus two” is not good enough

http://darrylwperry.com/:


President Obama recently made headlines for commuting the sentences of 46 federal drug offenders. That represents less than one half of one percent of the total number of drug offenders in federal prison. During the ceremony Obama said, “in some cases, the punishment required by law far exceeded the offense.”

However, a little known policy change may end up releasing nearly 46,000 federal offenders before their sentences are complete.… Read more ...

Green Party Hails Federal Court Ruling Concerning Pennsylvania’s Restrictive Ballot Access

GP.org:

The Green Party of Pennsylvania applauds Friday’s Federal Court ruling which has declared Pennsylvania’s restrictive ballot access procedures as unconstitutional. The July 24, Order by US District Judge, Lawrence Stengel takes aim at the restrictive, two-tiered scheme of forcing a disproportionate number of voter signatures, compared to the requirement for major parties; and the threat or imposition of litigation costs and fees on candidates whose nominating petitions are challenged successfully.… Read more ...