Category Archives: Libertarian Party

NC progressives charge voter suppression, but is it really voter apathy?

Brian_Irving7North Carolina progressives, and the News & Observer (Raleigh), are up in arms again over another alleged attempt at voter suppression. This time they claim the Republicans have deliberately prevented people from registering to vote. The basis for the charge is that the number of people registering to vote while applying for public benefits or a driver’s license has decreased.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson: Fight for Privacy Moves to the Senate

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Email blast from Gary Johnson and Our America Initiative:

[Last] Wednesday, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to approve the USA Freedom Act — legislation which makes some modest reforms to the government’s mass surveillance. The good news is that the lopsided vote shows that the desire of millions of Americans to restore 4th Amendment protections is being heard.… Read more ...

Three Pennsylvania Ballot Access Rules Declared Unconstitutional as Applied to Green and Libertarian Parties

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On March 2, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Stewart Dalzell, a Bush Sr. appointee, struck down three Pennsylvania ballot access barriers, but only as applied to the Green Party and the Libertarian Party. The laws are: (1) the ban on out-of-state circulators; (2) the requirement that each petition sheet be notarized; (3) the prohibition on a voter signing for more than one minor party in any given election year.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: Abolish Policing for Profit

From Darryl W. Perry at Free Press Publications:

Over the last several years, as the debate about ending the drug war has grown, so has the debate about ending a practice of legal theft known as civil asset forfeiture. Civil asset forfeiture, unlike criminal asset forfeiture, does not require the person ever be charged with or convicted of any offense deemed illegal under either federal or state law.… Read more ...

Janine Kloss: When in Doubt, Cheat

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Posted to Libertarian Party of Sacramento website

May 16, 2015
By Janine Kloss

When in Doubt, Cheat

That is the motto being used by some State Senators in California regarding a controversial bill that would mandate vaccinations for all (SB277). Under this bill, all people, regardless of religion, personal belief, (previously) homeschool status, private school status, most medical exemptions, etc., are required to vaccinate their children based on the current CDC Immunization Schedule in order to receive the mandated education.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Arkansas 2015 convention liveblog

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I’m reporting live from the Libertarian Party of Arkansas 2015 convention. First up is a speech from Dr. Marc Feldman, a candidate for the 2016 Libertarian presidential nomination. Convention business is coming up next. The convention schedule:

Saturday
12:30pm – 1:30pm Registration
1:30pm – 3:00pm Business, District Caucuses, Executive Committee Elections
3:15pm – 3:45pm Newly-elected Executive Committee Open Forum
4:00pm – 5:00pm Americans for Prosperity – "Meeting People Where They Are: Bringing Your Message to Tough Audiences"
5:00pm – 6:30pm Pre-dinner social time
6:30pm – 8:00pm Dinner with keynote speaker Nicholas Sarwark, LP Chairiman
8pm-Midnight Cocktail Caucus Social at the hotel's Sports Bar

Further updates will be in the comments.… Read more ...

Thomas L. Knapp: In 2016, Let’s Have Real Presidential Debates

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From Thomas L. Knapp at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism:

Every four years, the Commission on Presidential Debates puts on a series of campaign commercials disguised as presidential and vice-presidential debates.

The CPD is, in theory, a non-profit organization “established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners.”

But the CPD is really just a scam the Republican and Democratic Parties use to funnel illegally large “in kind” campaign donations, in the form of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of free media exposure, exclusively to their own candidates.… Read more ...

Illinois Judge Again Postpones Decision in Illinois Libertarian Ballot Access Case

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

U.S. District Court Judge Andrea Robin Wood has again postponed a decision in Libertarian Party of Illinois v Illinois State Board of Elections, n.d., 1:12cv2511. The issue is the state’s unique law that says newly-qualifying parties must run a full slate of candidates.… Read more ...

Free and Equal to Sponsor LPEX 2015

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From a Free and Equal Elections Foundation email blast:

Everyone needs an excuse to come to Vegas, so blame it on LPEX and the Free and Equal Elections Foundation.

The Free and Equal Elections Foundation is encouraging our members to attend LPEX 2015. LPEX, the Libertarian Political Expo, is a major non-partisan conference created to connect people, organizations, technology, and ideas.… Read more ...

Lawsuit Filed in California Challenging Anti-Prostitution Law

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This was sent to me by Starchild for publication here

The Libertarian Party of San Francisco is among the supporters of a lawsuit aimed at overturning California’s anti-prostitution law. Here is a press release from the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project, which funded the suit.

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Contact: Maxine Doogan at 415-265-3302 info@esplerp.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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A lawsuit against the state of California’s outdated law that criminalizes paid sexual relations among consenting adults will be heard in federal court in Oakland on August 7, the civil rights group Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) announced today.… Read more ...