Email from LPHQ to its list:
Have you considered running for office?
New Jersey and Virginia have statewide elections this year and have been recruiting heavily for those.
Other states hold their statewide elections in 2018.
Regardless of where you live, there are likely many local races going on in your area in the next year or two years.… Read more ...
Aaron Starr, who lost a close race for the Oxnard City Council last November but won a ballot measure to overturn the city’s wastewater rate hike, was interviewed on KEYT-TV, the local ABC affiliate. He explains his reasons for planning to recall elected city council members who recently voted for a rate hike.… Read more ...
Over at Facebook, Michael Weems reposted something I wrote some time back. It does seem applicable to current events in the Libertarian Party. So what the hey, why not re-use it as a blog post?
Who Got Served?
|Thomas L. Knapp, 1985
Marine Corp Recruit Depot San Diego
As a veteran of the US Marine Corps (1984-1995, “honorably discharged”), I’ve always found the obligatory “thank you for your service” remarks somewhat grating.… Read more ...
The Libertarian Party is seeking a Press Secretary who shares our love of liberty and will help the Libertarian Party succeed as a vehicle for implementing libertarian policies.
The Press Secretary monitors breaking news and prepares responses from a Libertarian perspective. In addition to responding to what’s already happening, a highly successful Press Secretary will help the Libertarian Party and its candidates generate news worthy to Americans that gets picked up my major media outlets.… Read more ...
You are invited to a special conference call on
LNC Region 3 Representative
Tuesday, May 23
5 PM Pacific
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7 PM Central
8 PM Eastern
Brett Bittner served as the Executive Director of the
Advocates for Self-Government and of the Libertarian Party of Georgia.… Read more ...
In today’s podcast, Knapp tackles subjects which have recently also been discussed at IPR such as Arvin Vohra’s recent comments about the military, white nationalists/racists in the LP, and the ever popular topic of comment moderation (in this case, as it relates to antisemitic and racist commenters at AntiWar.com).… Read more ...
Group email from Chuck Moulton by way of Paulie at ATPR:
Some friends of mine I trust and vouch for have asked me to spread this information around. Please get it to state convention organizers.
CONVENTION AND EVENT ORGANIZERS SHOULD AVOID ALT-RIGHT SPEAKERS.
We had a fiasco in Pennsylvania recently with a “liberty festival” loosely associated with the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania state convention (festival on a Saturday, business session that Sunday, same hotel).… Read more ...
Email from LPHQ:
Last week, Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark was interviewed on two of Glenn Beck’s programs.
Here is a clip from the TV interview.
Do you want to see more interviews like this?
Do you want to see Libertarian Party spokesmen on major news outlets on a regular basis?… Read more ...
Darryl W. Perry is chair of the LP of New Hampshire and sought the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2016. Posted at fpp.cc.
There aren’t many things a civil libertarian will say the Obama Administration did right, their minor reforms on federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines were certainly steps in the right direction.… Read more ...
John Reimann at the North Star:
Sometimes when I was working in construction I’d be working right by an air compressor – one of those giant ones that makes a continual thunderous roar. The noise would be so loud and continuous that after awhile you wouldn’t even hear it, you wouldn’t be aware of it anymore….… Read more ...
Amanda Hart at Outright Libertarians:
As news spread that the House passed the GOP legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats’ frustration was palpable. Bernie Sanders tweeted “Donald Trump and Republicans just celebrated voting to let thousands of Americans die so that billionaires get tax breaks. Think about that.” Hillary Clinton tweeted “A shameful failure of policy & morality by GOP today.… Read more ...