Libertarian Party: New York Times Agrees with Us on Marijuana

The New York Times has recently published editorials calling for an end to marijuana prohibition. The Libertarian Party has held that same position for decades.

On July 27, 2014, the Times wrote: “… It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.… Read more ...

NC Libertarian Candidates Applaud Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Press Release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (July 30) – Libertarian candidates applauded the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to strike down a Virginia law banning same-sex marriage, a law similar to a state constitutional amendment passed by North Carolina voters in 2012.

Wesley Casteen, Libertarian candidate for the 7th Congressional District, said the court decision this week was foreseeable years ago.… Read more ...

Evan Falchuk: Veto Expansion of the Boston Convention Center

In light of Governor Patrick’s July 29 announcement that he will be signing a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, I reiterate my opposition to this move, which puts massive borrowing by the state for a project with unguaranteed financial return above the very real, day-to-day priorities of so many people in Massachusetts.… Read more ...

Chicago Sun-Times: Libertarians Work to Stay on Illinois Ballot

By Thomas Frisbie:

Brian S. Lambrecht knew the signatures he collected to get the Libertarian Party on the Illinois ballot this fall would be challenged.

But he didn’t necessarily expect he’d be accused of fraud for falsely claiming to live in the Addison home where he has in fact lived for nearly eight years — and, he points out, where he has been paying the mortgage.… Read more ...

Christina Tobin: The Pursuit of Money Out of Politics – A Lesson In Unity

From Free & Equal:

Dear Free & Equal Supporters,

The United We Stand Festival hosted by the Free & Equal Elections Foundation, originally scheduled to be held at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion May 10th, was relocated to The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles just 24 hours before showtime and was made free to the public.… Read more ...

Local Green Party in New York seeks 3rd State Senate District candidate

From a Green Party of Suffolk press release:

Green Party seeks 3rd State Senate District candidate to support women and fight corruption

Democratic Party insiders have petitioned to open a write-in primary  for the Green Party line  in the New York Third (3rd) State Senate race.  Green Party members interested in running as a candidate in the primary can contact 631-925-6104 or info@gpsuffolk.org.… Read more ...

Former West Virginia County Commissioner Hopes to be Elected to Legislature this Year as an Independent

From Ballot Access News:

Brenda Hutchinson has qualified for the ballot as an independent candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates in district 58. See this story in the Cumberland Times-News, which is a Maryland newspaper that covers the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. She was a Morgan County Commissioner 2006-2012.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA to Announce Dean Capone as Presidential Candidate

Excerpts from an article by Jim Hagerty in The Examiner:

The Socialist Party of the United States of America will formally announce Dean Capone as its 2016 presidential candidate Monday, Aug. 4, in Chicago, according to a press release Monday, July 28.

The announcement will be held at New Era Windows Cooperative, 2600 W.… Read more ...

Jim Jenkins Questions Farm Bureau’s Endorsement of Republican Ben Sasse

Press Release from the Jenkins for Senate campaign:

Nonpartisan U.S. Senate candidate Jim Jenkins, today sent a letter to the Nebraska Farm Bureau questioning their endorsement of Ben Sasse in the U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Senator Mike Johanns.

View entire the Farm Bureau letter here.

“Several weeks ago, your organization made the decision to endorse Ben Sasse in the race for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Mike Johanns.… Read more ...

Opposition News: Constitution Party Fields 150 Candidates and Counting

Jennifer Young

The Constitution Party announced it had registered its 150th candidate for the upcoming November General Election. And that total comes from just 22 states so far. The party’s energy is increasing with its fired-up, nationwide, precinct level organization. Their Seven Principals show where the Constitution Party proudly stands, while its positions on the hot button issues of the day are on the popular side of popular opinion.… Read more ...

Coalition For Free and Open Elections Holds Annual Board Meeting in New York City

From Ballot Access News:

COFOE, the Coalition for Free & Open Elections, holds an annual board meeting. The minutes of the June 2014 meeting held in New York city are now posted at COFOE’s web page. COFOE is a loose coalition of most of the nation’s nationally-organized minor parties, and has existed since 1985.… Read more ...