Green Party Condemns Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

The Green Party of the United States condemns President Trump’s reckless withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Tuesday afternoon, May 8, 2018, and rejects the President’s baseless statement that “this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made.”

In spite of the saber-rattling rhetoric, Iran has remained compliant with the deal, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).… Read more ...

LP.org: Montana Libertarians Given Seat on County Election Advisory Committee

Missoula Independent

From LP.org:

The Missoula County Commission (Mont.) has decided to reserve a seat for a Libertarian Party representative on its election advisory committee.

According to the committee’s website, its members represent the citizens of Missoula County to the county commissioners in an advisory capacity, for the purpose of “comprehensive planning, research, and outreach,” and are supervised by the county elections administrator.… Read more ...

Connecticut Greens to meet in Portland on Saturday

The Green Party of Connecticut will hold its annual meeting, including a nominating convention to select candidates for statewide office, on Saturday, May 12. The meeting will take place at the Senior Center, 7 Waverly Ave., starting at 11 a.m.

The Green Party plans to run a candidate for the US Senate seat currently occupied by Chris Murphy.… Read more ...

Montana Green Party state convention scheduled for May 13

Come join your friends, neighbors, and candidates as to discuss the state of the Montana Green Party and plan for its future!! Lunch will be served and children’s activities will take place throughout the day. Carpool whenever possible.

The state convention will be held at the Bozeman Lodge located at 14 South Tracy Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715 on Sunday, May 13th beginning at 9:00 AM. … Read more ...

Delaware Department of Justice: Affirming Libertarian ballot access ‘waste of precious state resources’

From Delaware State News:

Libertarian Party of Delaware's Secretary William McVay

DOVER — A standoff between the Department of Elections and Libertarian Party of Delaware has come to a head.

In April, the party filed a complaint in Superior Court demanding that the elections commissioner recognize their ballot access. The Department of Justice fired back last week calling their request “a needless waste of precious state resources.”

But, the Libertarian Party of Delaware has no intention of backing down until its legitimacy is recognized, party leadership says.… Read more ...

Libertarian Candidate for Treasurer of Illinois Talks Challenges of Race

From Central Illinois Proud:

PEORIA, Ill – A Libertarian is looking to not only oust the incumbent treasurer, but stop a Republican from capturing the seat.

Mike Leheney is aware of the challenge of being a third-party candidate, but believes he has a more likely path to election than some of his ticket-mates.… Read more ...

LP.org: Bylaws Committee Proposals for National Convention

Libertarian Party Bylaws and Convention Rules

From LP.org:

After each Libertarian National Convention, a Bylaws and Rules Committee is established to consider and recommend proposed amendments to the party’s governing documents. The Bylaws Committee consists of 10 members, no more than five of whom must be non-members of the current Libertarian National Committee; this year’s members are M Carling, Andy Craig, David Pratt Demarest, Caryn Ann Harlos, Joseph Bishop-Henchman (acting chair), Joshua Katz, Alicia Mattson, Chuck Moulton, Kimberly Ruff, and Aaron Starr.… Read more ...

Andy Jacobs interviews Joshua Smith, candidate for Libertarian Party National Chairman, 4/29/18

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Andy Jacobs interviews Nickolas Wildstar, Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of California, 4/29/18

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Interview with Daily Nation: Libertarian US Congress Candidate from North Carolina Jeff Matemu

From Mwakilishi:

Kenyan-born lawyer Jeff Matemu is running for the US congress in the state of North Carolina. Matemu is contesting the 2nd congressional district seat in North Carolina on a Libertarian Party ticket.

Matemu, who runs a law firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently told Mwakilishi.com that he chose to run as a Libertarian in order to better serve the people of his congressional district by avoiding party labels that he says have controlled politicians’ decisions.… Read more ...

Andy Jacobs interviews Larry Sharpe at the Libertarian Party of California State Convention, 4/29/18

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Jia Lee, NYC Teacher / Union activist, announces for Lt. Gov as a Green

NEW YORK, 4/25/2018 — Jia Lee, a New York City special education teacher of seventeen years, announced today that she will seek the Green Party nomination for Lt. Governor. She will make education the focal point of her campaign.

Lee, a public school parent, was the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE) candidate for president of the United Federation of Teachers union in 2016.… Read more ...