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Paulie at Next Free Voice, on Facebook, (205)534-1622 cell, Biographical information and Q & A

Arvin Vohra: ‘An Open Letter to Current and Former Members of the U.S. Military (Please forward to any who may be interested)’

Arvin Vohra to various lists including LNC and State Chairs:

An Open Letter to Current and Former Members of the U.S. Military:

During the last several days I’ve come to much more deeply understand the experiences that many veteran soldiers have had, including motivations for joining, reasons for leaving, and current involvement in dismantling the military industrial complex.… Read more ...

Christopher Thrasher: Response to allegations made by Judd Weiss

Response by Christopher Thrasher to allegations made by Judd Weiss in various fora, most recently here:

Keeping up with Judd’s slanders is a full time job… Here is my response from the first time he was given a platform to spew this nonsense:

To Whom It May Concern:

In a recent video, several unfounded accusations and slanders were thrown towards me regarding the 2016 Libertarian Presidential campaign.… Read more ...

Recordings, transcripts of Sarwark on Beck

From LNC email list:

Full audio of the radio interview:

Video of a portion of the radio interview:

Video teaser from the TV interview:

For full TV interview, I think you need to sign up for The Blaze.
They do a 14-day trial if it’s of interest.


Some of the videos and transcripts are also at and… Read more ...

Mike Sertic: What attracted you to the liberty movement?

Advocates for Self-Government e-newsletter:

This is a question I enjoy asking people, for several reasons. One, it’s an ice breaker when meeting new folks at libertarian events, and people usually like to tell their story to other libertarians. Another is that I learn something about the person with whom I’m speaking.… Read more ...

LPRC: ‘We need your help to preserve Libertarian Party History’

Email from LP Radical Caucus:

paul —

Hello fellow Radicals, as you likely know I was appointed a few months ago as Chair of the LP Historical Preservation Committee and need to ask for your support. For years our Party has not taken its institutional memory or its records terribly seriously but for the first time in a long time (or perhaps ever) it has granted a Committee some authority to catalog, archive, and digitize these treasures, including ideologically rich documents from our earliest days to practical training and treatises that affiliate parties and candidates can use right now.… Read more ...

LP Monthly update: ‘Defying historical trends’

Email from LPHQ:

Dear Paul,

You are a valued investor in our party and, as such, I wanted to send you this monthly update.

In odd numbered years, such as 2017, political parties usually see a dip in their revenues.

But, I’m very happy to share with you that in 2017 we are defying that historical trend.… Read more ...

Jason Sorens: County map of relative strength of the LP 2016 presidential ticket

Found on FB, from Jason Sorens by way of Rachel Durden Varley. Blue represents the strongest performing counties and red the weakest.

Andy Craig comments: There were some slight variations — Utah, New Mexico, both for fairly obvious reasons – but the same basic pattern shows up in Perot’s results, past LP campaigns, Ron Paul’s primary results, and even Nader’s 2000 results.Read more ... Conference call on How to do Effective Outreach Through Tabling

Via LP national email list:

You are invited to a special conference call on
How to do Effective Outreach Through Tabling

LNC State Affiliate Development Specialist
Andy Burns

May 8

5 PM Pacific
6 PM Mountain
7 PM Central
8 PM Eastern

Andy Burns serves as State Affiliate Development Specialist for the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Green Frank Cetera to run for Syracuse Common Council


Frank Cetera will declare his candidacy for Councilor At-Large on Monday, May 8 at 12:15 PM on the front steps of Syracuse City Hall.

Cetera will outline his plan for A SYRACUSE THAT WORKS – jobs for its people and a city government that gets things done.

For Immediate Release
May 6, 2017

For more information:
Frank Cetera; 315-308-1372,,

WHAT: Announcement, Cetera for Councilor At-Large
DATE: Monday, May 8, 2017
TIME: 12:15 PM
WHERE: Syracuse City Hall, Front Steps

“The goal of city government must be to end poverty and create opportunities for all families to have a dignified life – with living wage jobs, fully funded schools and a responsive city government.”

Frank Cetera is 44 years old and lives with his wife Ursula Rozum on Otisco St in the Near Westside neighborhood of Syracuse.… Read more ...

2017 LP state conventions this weekend: FL, IN, OH, AK, WV, VA

According to LP News, LP state conventions are taking place this weekend in FL, IN, OH, AK and WV. [Update: VA also had a special convention]

Liveblogging from any of these, after the fact reports, links to coverage elsewhere (including social media accounts), or links to videos or photos from any of these welcome in the comments.This will be the last of the weekends with multiple state LP conventions for the rest of the year, although there are a few more scattered throughout the year.… Read more ...

Caryn Ann Harlos: LNC Region 1 Newsletter for May 2017

Via link posted by Caryn Ann Harlos to facebook and emailed to subscribers:

Dear Region 1 Members:

This is my periodic status update in order to keep you up to date on matters concerning the Libertarian National Committee and my involvement as your elected Regional representative.  Remember, you can also find copies of referenced reports as well as a lot of other helpful information at the Region 1 website.

Read more ...

Green Party will hold its 2017 Annual National Meeting in Newark, New Jersey, July 13-16


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2017 Annual National Meeting in Newark, New Jersey, from Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16.

Greens will convene at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. The 2017 meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events.… Read more ...