Tag Archives: Colorado

Unity Party now a ‘Minor Party’ in Colorado

Content from a media release distributed by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.

DENVER, June, 7, 2017 — Colorado has added another minor party to its rolls – the Unity Party.

As of Monday afternoon, Colorado Secretary of State records showed the Unity Party with 1,002 registered voters. Passing the 1,000-voter mark gave the party its status for at least the next two general elections, in 2018 and 2020.… Read more ...

LPCO: Big Convention, Big Plans

From a Media Release by the Libertarian Party of Colorado:

The Libertarian Party of Colorado held its annual convention last weekend, March 24-26 2017, at the Westin hotel in Westminster Colorado.

Events began on Friday with a mixer, and concluded after business on Sunday.  The event included many speakers from around the country, and resulted in many changes to the makeup of the party’s leadership.… Read more ...

LPCO Director and LNC Region 1 Representative Caryn Ann Harlos Files Suit in Colorado to Fight Restrictions on Political Speech

censored-screen-shotSuit was filed in the District Court for Colorado on behalf of Caryn Ann Harlos (Libertarian Party of Colorado Communications Director and Region 1 Representative of the Libertarian National Committee–personally and not in the names of these organizations), Kiyomi Bolick, and Andrew Madson alleging that Colorado Revised Statute 1-13-712, subsections 1 and 3, violate their civil rights to free political speech.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Colorado: Positions Issued on Ballot Measures, Including Socialized Medicine (ColoradoCare)

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-10-38-49-pmThe Libertarian Party of Colorado has issued its position statements on various ballot measures before Colorado voters in November:

Amendment T – No Exception To Involuntary Servitude Prohibition – Support

The Colorado Constitution currently includes an exemption for slavery and involuntary servitude when it concerns an individual that has been convicted of a crime and is serving a sentence.… Read more ...

Denver Post: In a first, Libertarian candidate in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race qualifies for major debate

lily4liberty-com-5e1cb320f83110e537207ad5e03d2d51-accesske-worigin1From the Denver Post:

Colorado’s U.S. Senate race begins in earnest this week with a major surprise: the Libertarian candidate will qualify for the first debate.

Lily Tang Williams, a Chinese immigrant and first-time candidate, will join Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Darryl Glenn at the Club 20 debate Saturday in Grand Junction after new voter registration figures showed an increase in Libertarian Party registration.… Read more ...

LPCO Press Release: Libertarian Excluded from Debate over Fraction of a Percent

silenced-2DENVER, COLORADO—During an election season where voters have expressed unprecedented dissatisfaction with their choices and over 30% of Coloradan voters are unaffiliated, Club 20, a “non-partisan coalition” has excluded Libertarian Party Senatorial Candidate Lily Tang Williams from their debate forum scheduled for September 10, 2016. In a statement to Williams, Club 20 has stated its Bylaws require any included candidate to represent at least 1% of registered voters “within the district” and that since the Libertarian Party held .977% of registered voters, she would be excluded over a mere and petty .03%–effectively silencing all but the Republican and Democrat perspectives.… Read more ...

Libertarian National Committee Passes Resolution on Gun Rights and Watch Lists

Gun-Rights-AdvocatesAfter being requested by the Libertarian Party of Colorado, through its Regional Representative (this IPR editor, Caryn Ann Harlos), the Libertarian National Committee joined Colorado (and now the Libertarian Party of New Mexico and the Libertarian Party of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana) in passing the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Libertarians affirm that self-defense is an inherent human right;

WHEREAS, the Platform of the Libertarian Party opposes all laws at any level of government restricting, registering, or monitoring the ownership, manufacture, or transfer of firearms or ammunition;

WHEREAS, the Platform of the Libertarian Party affirms the right of due process and denies the legitimacy of “victimless crimes”;

WHEREAS, the government has steadily encroached upon these rights by illegitimately regulating and restricting access for firearms and ammunition and may further seek to deprive people who have been convicted of no crime of their inherent right to full self-defense by denying their civil and inherent rights to obtain firearms and ammunition;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Libertarian National Committee opposes any policy which would deny access to any firearms or ammunition to any person simply for being placed on any government watch or no-fly list and reaffirms its call to repeal and oppose any existing or proposed firearm and ammunition regulations.… Read more ...

LPCO Issues Resolution on Gun Rights and Watch Lists

l8a8bc0b85cd43ad3810e6eme3Over the past few months, the Libertarian Party has been in the spotlight, and questions have been raised regarding the Libertarian position on gun rights and related issues. In order to address these concerns, the Libertarian Party of Colorado passed the following Resolution:

WHEREAS, Libertarians affirm that self-defense is an inherent human right;

WHEREAS, the Platforms of the National Libertarian Party and the Libertarian Party of Colorado oppose all laws at any level of government restricting, registering, or monitoring the ownership, manufacture, or transfer of firearms or ammunition;

WHEREAS, the Platforms of the National Party and the Libertarian Party of Colorado affirm the right of due process and deny the legitimacy of “victimless crimes”;

WHEREAS, the government has steadily encroached upon these rights by illegitimately regulating and restricting access for firearms and ammunition and may further seek to deprive people who have been convicted of no crime of their inherent right to full self-defense by denying their civil and inherent rights to obtain firearms and ammunition;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Libertarian Party of Colorado opposes any policy which would deny access to any firearms or ammunition to any person simply for being placed on any government watch or no-fly list and reaffirms its call to repeal and oppose any existing or proposed firearm and ammunition regulations.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Colorado Press Release: Colorado Libertarians Reach out to Muslims and Conservatives over Holiday Weekend

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The Libertarian Party of Colorado (LPCO) invited Muslim liberty activist and former Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate Will Coley to accompany Party members to visit local mosques over this holiday weekend in order to talk to the Colorado Muslim community about libertarianism and freedom for people of all faiths. During this same time, the LPCO will be hosting a booth at the Western Conservative Summit in order to teach voters that there is an alternative to the two wildly unpopular candidates offered by the old parties.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Colorado: CO Lawmakers Considering Legislation Potentially Harmful to Third Parties

lpcowebheaderThe Colorado House of Representatives has once agian laid over HB16-1454, concerning primary elections, restoring a presidential primary election in Colorado and allowing unaffiliated voters to temporarily affiliate with a political party in order to vote in primary elections. The Libertarian Party of Colorado is opposed to the potential legislation for the following reasons:

  1. The piece of legislation is being rushed through the final days of the General Assembly without taking time and consideration what the potential ramifications could be for all political parties major and minor.
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Libertarian Party of Colorado Elects Officers, Adopts New Platform, and Nominates 33 Candidates for State and Federal Office

UnknownFor immediate release: March 14, 2016

The Libertarian Party of Colorado (LPCO) met in Colorado Springs for its Convention business sessions (March 12-13, 2016) and elected Officers, adopted a new State Party Platform, and nominated 33 candidates for State and Federal office.

Jay North was elected as Chair and resigned his previous position of Vice-Chair.… Read more ...

LP Colorado: Live Blogging the Convention

UnknownDarryl Perry has graciously offered to live blog today’s business portion of the LP Colorado Convention.… Read more ...