Libertarian Party of Colorado Press Release: Colorado Libertarians Reach out to Muslims and Conservatives over Holiday Weekend

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The Libertarian Party of Colorado (LPCO) invited Muslim liberty activist and former Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate Will Coley to accompany Party members to visit local mosques over this holiday weekend in order to talk to the Colorado Muslim community about libertarianism and freedom for people of all faiths. During this same time, the LPCO will be hosting a booth at the Western Conservative Summit in order to teach voters that there is an alternative to the two wildly unpopular candidates offered by the old parties.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Chuck Moulton Elected as Judicial Committee Chair

13177215_10154154527882726_5080032156295890667_nFrom the LNC Business List:

Dear Alicia Mattson,
Please post this message online on the LNC Business list:
Alicia Dearn (the highest vote getter in convention) served as interim chair of the Judicial Committee until we elected a permanent chair.

Chuck Moulton has unanimously been elected permanent chair of the Judicial Committee by email ballot (Moulton – 7, NOTA – 0).… Read more ...

Local Libertarians Get Good Press Coverage And Make their Presence Known at Pasadena’s Politicon

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Last weekend, the second annual Politicon convention was held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Los Angeles County, CA. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson gave the keynote address on Saturday morning, and local Libertarians plus others from across California came to rally for Johnson and work the Libertarian booth in the exhibit area.… Read more ...

Green Party publishes appeal to Black Lives Matter supporters

From the Green Party’s website, June 28th, 2016: 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party has published an appeal to supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, written by Margaret Flowersand James Lane, Honorary Co-chairs of the 2016 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention.

The letter encourages “all people who care about protecting and empowering black lives to work with us to build political power outside the corporate duopoly through the Green Party” and invites Black Lives Matter supporters to attend the Green convention.”

The letter is addressed to Black Lives Matter supporters instead of the movement itself, out of respect for the movement’s nonpartisan nature and decision not to endorse parties and candidates.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Massachusetts Projects: Ballot Access and Issue Exposure

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I have news on volunteer projects! One is recent! One is ongoing! One is NEW!

The RECENT project is putting our Presidential candidate on the ballot. The Libertarian hero managing this project is State Committee member Cris Crawford. Cris.Crawford@LPMass.org If you are willing to collect signatures, contact her now!… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party Submits Petition to State to be Recognized as a “New Party”

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From Jill2016.com, June 27th, 2016:

Today, Monday, June 27, the Illinois Green Party will be submitting petitions to gain ballot access as a party and for candidates Jill Stein for President,William Kreml for Vice President,Scott Summers for US Senate, andTim Curtin for State Comptroller.… Read more ...

Libertarian Tony Jones Announces Candidacy for North Kingstown, Rhode Island Town Council

The following press release was sent to ATPR today:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Tony Jones
tonyjonesinri@gmail.com
(401) 206-9194

LIBERTARIAN TONY JONES ANNOUNCES
CANDIDACY FOR NORTH KINGSTOWN TOWN COUNCIL

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND (June 27, 2016) – Pledging to repeal ordinances that require unnecessary permits and licenses, Wickford resident Tony Jones today announced his candidacy for the North Kingstown Town Council.… Read more ...

Robert Stark interviews Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan-Istvan-Transhumanist-party-shirtRobert Stark and co-host Rabbit talk to Zoltan Istvan. Zoltan is a trans-humanist and futurist writer, philosopher, and journalist. He has written for Vice, Newsweek the Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and was a reporter for the National Geographic Channel, and is the author of The Transhumanist Wager.

Visit his official campaign site Zoltan Istvan for US President 2016

Topics include:

Why Zoltan is running primarily to raise awareness about Trans-humanism

The importance of investing in science and technology

Addressing the ethical reservations about Trans-humanism and whether it could lead to dangerous outcomes

The Trans-humanist goal of life extension

The Trans-humanist goal to eliminate human flaws and whether that could lead to a boring existence

Trans-humanist breackthroughs in healthcare

How to make Trans-humanism affordable and accessible to the public

Psychologist Timothy Leary as a precursor to Trans-humanism and his work to expand human consciousness

Zoltan’s support for a basic income, how it will become necessary due to automation, and how to implement it

The ideological divides within the Trans-humanist movement and how Zoltan considers himself fairly Centrist

The Transhumanist Bill of Rights

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The Green Party of New Jersey congratulates workers, but demands more from the State Legislature on the minimum wage

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From the Green Party’s website, June 25th, 2016:

PARSIPPANY, NJ – The Green Party of New Jersey congratulates workers, but demands more from the State Legislature on the minimum wage. The New Jersey State legislature missed a critical opportunity to immediately improve the living standards of working people throughout the state when it voted on S-15.… Read more ...

FactCheck.org: Gary Johnson’s False Marijuana Claim

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By Caroline Wallace at FactCheck.org, June 24th, 2016:

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson claimed that “no politicians outside of Bernie Sanders and myself support legalizing marijuana” at the “congressional, gubernatorial, senatorial level.” He’s wrong.

There are at least 20 other members of Congress and one governor who, as Johnson and Sanders do, support the legalization of marijuana.

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Gary Johnson: UK rejected ‘crony capitalism’ with Brexit

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Gary Johnson: UK rejected ‘crony capitalism’ with Brexit

By Harper Neidig, TheHill.com, June 25th, 2016:

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson hailed the outcome of the Brexit vote, applauding the United Kingdom for rejecting “crony capitalism” by choosing to leave the European Union.

“I think what the Brexit vote represents is Britain saying, look they’ve had an end to the crony capitalism of the European Union,” he said during a speech at Politicon on Saturday, adding that EU regulations had hampered trade for the U.K.

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