The Jack News:
September 6, 2017, Salt Lake City – Pledging to take the fight to the Supreme Court if necessary, officials with the Our America Initiative plan to appeal an August 29 decision by the federal D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The appeals court decision upheld an earlier dismissal of Johnson v.… Read more ...
LP celebrates nurse who defended patient’s 4th Amendment rights
“Arresting a nurse for following the Constitution against the orders of an out-of-control police officer is outrageous,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee.
Police body-cam videos released on Thursday by the Salt Lake Tribune explicitly show Nurse Alex Wubbels being taken into custody for correctly defending her patient’s right not to have blood drawn without his consent, the patient being under arrest or under a warrant for probable cause.… Read more ...
Party for Socialism and Liberation:
Statement from the Party for Socialism and Liberation on the recent announcement from the White House of the cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
The White House has announced that it will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program otherwise known as DACA.… Read more ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Party leaders are challenging organizers and voters convening in Washington, D.C., to discuss founding a new progressive party centered around Bernie Sanders to recognize that such a party already exists and to “Go Green.”
The “People’s Convergence” is meeting from September 8 through 10 at American University and will present a “Draft Bernie” petition to Sen.… Read more ...
Gary Johnson at The Jack News:
Congress, you’re up.
As expected, President Trump has ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program put in place by Barack Obama through executive action. No surprise there; Trump had promised to end DACA during the campaign, even though he had teased the so-called Dreamers with assurances that they need not worry.… Read more ...
For immediate release
Sept. 5, 2017
Contact: Elizabeth Brierly: Media@LP.org or (408) 930-4172
Libertarian Party denounces the end of DACA
The Trump administration has announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program commonly known as DACA. DACA protects immigrants who came to the US as children. Since it’s implementation, DACA has saved almost a million young immigrants from deportation and has allowed them to work legally in the US.… Read more ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States released the following statement in celebration of Labor Day 2017. The statement was written by Steering Committee member Chris Blankenhorn.
Green Party of the United States
For Immediate Release:
Monday, September 4, 2017
Scott McLarty, Media Director, 202-904-7614, firstname.lastname@example.org
Labor Day was established in the late 1800s as a celebration of the social and economic achievements of the American worker, a day to recognize the people who actually drive our economy.… Read more ...
Libertarians call for corresponding spending cuts to truly benefit Americans
“President Trump’s proposal for a major tax overhaul addresses only one half of America’s economic problems,” said Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark. “Trump’s proposal to cut the federal corporate income tax from 35 percent to 15 percent is merely a first step.… Read more ...
TRENTON, N.J. (Aug. 29th, 2017) – In the aftermath of this past weekend’s racially charged Facebook post by Assemblyman Parker Space (R – 24th District), Green Party of New Jersey Co-Chair and General Assembly candidate in the 24th Legislative District Aaron Hyndman issued the following statement:
When my current representative in the state legislature, Assemblyman Parker Space, posted a picture on Facebook of him and his wife posing in front of a Hank Williams-themed Confederate Flag decorated with the phrase “If the South would have won, we would have had it made,” he sarcastically captioned the image with the phrase “Hope no one is offended!… Read more ...
Forwarded message from “Janitor Joe” Wendt, who is seeking to get on the Libertarian primary ballot for US Senate in Florida:
Want to help me get on the ballot?
Help Me Raise $1000 on Labor Day!!!
My name is Joe Wendt. I am a Navy Veteran and a blue collar janitor from Tampa.… Read more ...
Andy Burns at LP.org:
Please Apply by September 15, 2017:
The Libertarian National Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on its recently created Candidate Support Committee. The duties of this Committee will include formulating recommended criteria for future consideration of monetary support for down-ticket candidates and assisting the Candidate Support Specialist (to be hired).… Read more ...
Ballot Access News:
Peter Diamondstone, age 82, died on August 30. He founded the Vermont Liberty Union Party in 1970 and ran for a statewide office in Vermont every two years since then. See this obituary, which has a nice quote about Diamondstone from Bernie Sanders. Thanks to James Mahoney for this news.… Read more ...