From the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party via Green Party Watch:
Three new names will appear statewide on the November 4 state election ballot following the delivery today of certified signature sheets to state offices in Boston, Fall River, and Springfield. The signatures were collected by an all-volunteer team on behalf of three Green-Rainbow Party candidates running for Secretary, State Treasurer, and State Auditor.… Read more ...
Dr. Jim Lark to LP State Chairs and National Committee lists:
I hope all is well with you. I am writing to share some ideas that may be useful for Libertarian candidates. I hope you find these ideas worthy of consideration.
1) Yesterday Radley Balko posted an interesting article to the online edition of the Washington Post.… Read more ...
Email from Our America Initiative:
In recent days, the news media captured an image of school children chanting “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” while riding on a school bus in Missouri. Their gesture, of course, is a response to the alarming events in Ferguson.
That image carries a message that cuts much deeper than those children likely realize: We have reached a point at which too many Americans feel threatened by their own government, whether it be federal agencies or local law enforcement deploying armored tactical vehicles supplied by the military.… Read more ...
Wendy Adams via Facebook:
***LESS THAN 300 TO GO BEFORE WE HIT 10,0000!!!***
The Libertarian Party of Louisiana is approaching 10,000 members. As of today we are at 9713 registered Libertarians! If you are dissatisfied with the two-party system and you believe in Liberty and Freedom and reducing the size and intrusiveness of the government by getting back to following the Constitution, then join the Libertarians TODAY!… Read more ...
Ballot Access News:
Alaska held primaries on August 19. For U.S. Senate, three Libertarians appeared on the ballot, and two members of the Alaskan Independence Party appeared on the ballot. Here is a link to the unofficial returns.
The vote for the three Libertarians was: Thom M. Walker 2,588; Mark S.… Read more ...
LPNY Governor Candidate Mike McDermott with 3200 pages of petition
Libertarian Party of New York
P.O. Box 728, Bellport, NY 11713
30,000 New Yorkers Support Libertarians on the Ballot
Media Contact: Mark N. Axinn
Albany, NY (August 20, 2014)—The Libertarian Party of New York submitted over 30,000 signaturesTuesday to afford New Yorkers an alternative to the failed policies of the two major parties.… Read more ...
Press Release from the Reform Party website:
The Reform Party of North Carolina announced that it will endorse four write in candidates for the upcoming 2014 elections. Since the party was refounded only a few months ago, it did not have the time to recruit candidates before the deadlines closed to file for the November elections.… Read more ...
From Ballot Access News:
August 19 is the petition deadline for New York independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, for state office. Here is a link to the petitions filed for the November ballot. It seems likely that there will be seven candidates on the November ballot for Governor: Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo; Republican Rob Astorino Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins; Libertarian Michael McDermott; the nominee of the Sapient Party, Steven Cohn; Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party; and Michael Carey of the Life & Justice Party..… Read more ...
From Scott Thistle in the Lewiston Sun Journal:
In a ringing endorsement, U.S. Sen. Angus King on Monday said he was supporting Eliot Cutler’s bid to become Maine’s next independent governor.
King, who served two terms as an independent governor, said he was supporting Cutler because he was the best man in the race.… Read more ...
Antonella Artuso in the Toronto Sun:
According to its 2012/13 annual report, the most recent available, Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa refused to put a check mark beside the request for a Masturbators Political Party of Ontario, or as it would have been known in its abbreviated form, Masturbators.
Michael Luba at True North Times:
Ontario has gone to the dogs—and not because they do a better job with peanut butter than most people can do with their hands.
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Joshua Cook at BenSwann.com:
Despite missing the deadline, both the Republican and Democrat Party will be on the ballot in November according to Marshall county Constitution Party’s facebook page.
“Looks like the Probate Judge will allow the major parties on the ballot for 2014, although he does mention that his decision may be overturned.… Read more ...
While some might describe the tragic events in Ferguson as “anarchy”, in reality, the opposite is true. The situation unfolding is not anarchy, rather it is the predictable result of persistent and egregious state intervention on multiple fronts, writ large.
The twin atrocities of the racist War on Drugs and the Patriot Act have given us police that, while once called “peace officers”, are now increasingly indistinguishable from the military.… Read more ...