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

CANCELLED Libertarian Party: Bylaws Committee 10/14 at 11pm Eastern (proposal to radically re-structure the LNC)

CANCELLED

UPDATED- DATE CORRECTED FROM 10/13 TO 10/14
There is a Bylaws Committee meeting 10/14 – details from Chair Katz:

Meeting date: October 14, 2017Meeting time: 11:00pm eastern.

To join the meeting:
https://lp.adobeconnect.com/lnc/

Audio Conference Details: If you join by computer/webcam at the link above, you do NOT also need to dial into this teleconference, which is a backup audio-only option.

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Ballot Access News: If You Wish to Help the Ballot Access Bill Take Effect in North Carolina, Here is the Contact Page for Governor Roy Cooper

Ballot Access News:

As already noted, on October 5 the North Carolina legislature passed the ballot access bill, SB 656. There is a danger that Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, will veto it. There is a provision in the bill, unrelated to ballot access, that cancels the 2018 primaries for state judicial elections, and Democrats are opposed to this.… Read more ...

October 2017 Open Thread

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Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

September 2017 Open Thread

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Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘See our 2017 list of Libertarian Party candidates’

LP.org:

Vote like your liberty depends on it.

This fall’s elections are rapidly approaching, with several states fielding Libertarian Party candidates for election on Nov. 7, and a few others on dates in September and October.

Check out our full, sortable, searchable list of candidates at LP.org.

If you know of any Libertarian Party candidates for this fall’s elections that are missing from that list, please email us at campaigns@lp.org to let us know.… Read more ...

LNC 2017: Summary of last weekend’s meeting in Kansas City

A summary for those who did not have the time to attend the meeting, watch/listen to it at
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/libertarian-party1 (archived video available for a limited time) or read our liveblogging in the comments on the previous article; revisions, additions and corrections are welcome in the comments.


UPDATE: First draft of minutes:
http://192.168.1.1:8181/http://hq.lp.org/pipermail/lnc-business_hq.lp.org/attachments/20170825/4f32bcf4/attachment-0001.pdf

1.… Read more ...

Gene Berkman: ‘Blood & Soil BSers Look Back to Miserable Era’

Long time California Libertarian Party activist and IPR writer Gene Berkman writes at California Libertarian Report:

Q:”Why do Nazis rally around statues of Confederate heros?”
A:”There are no statues of Hitler in Germany for Nazis to rally around.”

Now that civic and business leaders in the south are beginning to deal with the statues of confederate politicians and generals, some are defending the statues as more about nostalgia than about racism.… Read more ...

Joseph Buchman: ‘Why you should consider the Libertarian candidate for the 3rd District’

Joseph Buchman in the Deseret News:

On Aug. 16, Republicans in the 3rd District finally chose a candidate to fill the empty seat formerly held by Jason Chaffetz. Because this was a three-way race with no run-off, the fiscally responsible voters of the 3rd District were divided, and as a result, the GOP candidate for this fall will be the least fiscally responsible, least free market oriented of the three.… Read more ...

Lauren Daugherty: ‘Standing up for Marcus and millions like him’

LP.org:

Dear Libertarian,

Yesterday, our chair Nicholas Sarwark, our executive director Wes Benedict, and I were sitting at the airport in Kansas City, waiting to fly home after this weekend’s national committee meeting.

We were talking about politics, race, and how the Libertarian Party wants to help all people live better, freer, more prosperous lives.… Read more ...

Susan Hogarth: ‘Engage! A brief note from the LPNC Chair’

Email from Susan Hogarth:

Fellowship, freedom, ENGAGE!

The 2017 Libertarian Party of North Carolina state convention has concluded and I am writing to you as your newly elected Chair. I’m incredibly energized and excited about the prospects the next two years will bring.

It was an historic convention, with record attendance and fundraising – many thanks to convention committee Chair James Hines and all those who assisted him for making this such a success.… Read more ...

Nicholas Sarwark, Arvin Vohra call out Jeff Deist and the Mises Institute’s “blood and soil” politics

Via FB:

Nicholas Sarwark shared Arvin Vohra’s post.

Since so many are asking “What’s the big deal about Jeff Deist’s speech,” let me break it down.

The speech ends with, “In other words, blood and soil and God and nation still matter to people. Libertarians ignore this at the risk of irrelevance.”

Here’s what you need to know.… Read more ...

Liberty Against Fascism: ‘Restating the Obvious: An Open Letter from the Libertarian Movement’

This letter from https://libertyagainstfascism.wordpress.com/ came out before the Charlottesville attack.

Today (August 12th, 2017), the “Unite the Right” rally is scheduled to proceed in Charlottesville, VA. The “Right” being united there isn’t just any “Right,” but one that welcomes white supremacists and self-described fascists. Multiple speakers will say this themselves, and the chants at a chaotic pre-event march the night before included Neo-Nazi slogans.… Read more ...