Johnston: Maine county commissioner switches to LP

Bob Johnston reports @ www.lp.org

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Zakk Maher

Zakk Maher, a county commissioner for Androscoggin County, Maine, switched to the Libertarian Party on Sept. 7. Maher was elected to the seat last November as a Republican, defeating the challenger with 63 percent of the vote. The term of the seat lasts until the end of 2020.… Read more ...

Adam Kokesh: In Praise of Larry Sharpe

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Augustus Invictus Announces Republican 2018 Senate Run

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Adam Kokesh: The New Libertarian Strategy

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Our America Initiative to Appeal Commission on Presidential Debates Decision

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 ...

Libertarian Party calls for criminal prosecution of law-breaking cop

LP celebrates nurse who defended patient’s 4th Amendment rights

Salt Lake City nurse Alex Wubbels was taken into custody for correctly defending her unconscious patient’s 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 ...

PSL statement on DACA repeal

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 ...

Green Party to “Draft Bernie” organizers hoping to launch a new party: Go Green

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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: ‘Congress Must Do the Right Thing for Childhood Immigrants with DACA’

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 ...

Libertarian Party denounces the end of DACA

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 ...

Green Party statement on Labor Day 2017

GP.org:

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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
http://www.gp.org
@GreenPartyUS

For Immediate Release:
Monday, September 4, 2017

Contact:
Scott McLarty, Media Director, 202-904-7614, scott@gp.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 ...

LP.org: Trump’s ‘major’ tax overhaul a major disappointment

LP.org:

Libertarians call for corresponding spending cuts to truly benefit Americans

All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. We call for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution.

“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 ...