According to LP News, LP state conventions are taking place this weekend in CA, MD, MN, and NY.
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.
The same will be true of the following weekend’s conventions: FL, IN, OH, AK and WV.… Read more ...
Wayne Harlos, the Colorado Libertarian Party chair, was interview on the show “Next” on KUSA channel 9, the NBC television affiliate in Denver, Colorado, on April 12.
Click here to watch the interview.… Read more ...
Mariner Durant, the Libertarian candidate for Mayor in Meridian, Mississippi this November, was recently interviewed on WTOK-TV, the local ABC affiliate.
Click here to watch the interview.
He also was interview by Fox 30. Click here to watch.
Click here to view his campaign website.… Read more ...
Thanks to all those who donated to our Ballot Access Fund during the very special double-matching opportunity.
I’m delighted to share with you that we have now reached the full $33,900 which will now be TRIPLED to $101,700!
Our experts have recommended that we raise $130,000 in 2017 to do the work needed to ensure that Libertarian candidates are able to appear on every ballot in America in 2018.… Read more ...
Our party is growing and I am thrilled to help welcome so many “newborn Libertarians”.
But, as we grow and move towards our future, we MUST know our past, and we are in serious danger of losing it.
Many of the original delegates and liberty-fighters that started this party have passed away and with them go their memories and their archives.… Read more ...
Jesse Walker at reason.com:
If the people who participated in last year’s election could do it all again, Donald Trump would win the popular vote this time—but he wouldn’t actually get more support than before. Instead, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, many Hillary Clinton voters would now stay home or back a third-party candidate.… Read more ...
IPR regulars hate when I do this, but I promise this is the last one for a while. I’m writing this to see what IPR readers (especially the libertarians) think about something that’s been bothering me.
Libertarians and anarchists often get challenged with an annoying question. If libertarianism is so great, why hasn’t any country tried it?… Read more ...
Warren Redlich is the owner of Independent Political Report.
I’m writing this to see if we can have a conversation in the comments about something that has been bugging me. Yes I know this is not a typical post for IPR and some will be annoyed, but I don’t do this often.… Read more ...
For detailed liveblogging and discussion see our prior article.
Alicia Mattson via LNC email list:
Attached are the first draft minutes from the April 15-16, 2017 LNC meeting.
Please note that comments from the LNC on the minutes are due by May 7.
I have heard no one express any issue with dubbing the newly formed
committee as the Social Media Process Review Committee, so that’s what I’ve
called it in the minutes.
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According to LP News, LP state conventions are taking place this weekend in WA, WI, KS, and UT. I’m putting this post up a bit late for liveblogging, although that is still welcome in the comments if any of the conventions are continuing tomorrow (Sunday). If anyone has after the fact reports, links to coverage elsewhere (including social media accounts), or links to videos or photos from any of these, please post in the comments.… Read more ...
The town of Frostproof, located in Polk County, Florida, now has two elected Libertarian officials, as Austin Gravley was elected to the city council on April 4.
Even though the election was non-partisan, Mr. Gravley switched his voter registration to Libertarian the day before the election.
Mr.… Read more ...