Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of Washington

Libertarian Party of Washington’s News Release on Seattle’s ‘Head Tax’

Washington LP has statewide candidate and 10 legislative candidates advance to the general election

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From LP.org, August 18th, 2016:

The Washington Libertarian Party had a candidate for statewide office and 10 legislative candidates advance from the top-two primary on August 2, who will be on the general election ballot in November.

Attorney General candidate Steve Trumbull has officially picked up almost 342,000 votes, for 27.4 percent of the vote.… Read more ...

Eleven Libertarians elected to office on Tuesday in three states

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via LP.org:

At least eleven Libertarian Party candidates were elected or reelected to office yesterday, Election Day (11/3/15).

In Indiana, Larry Walters was elected to the Dublin Town Council in a partisan race. Susan Bell was elected to another term as judge in Hagerstown. And Dennis Denney was reelected to another term in Shirley.… Read more ...

Libertarians in Washington Banned From Gay Pride Event Due to Question Asked About Open Carry

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Posted at The Blaze

‘Banned From Pride For Being a Gay Libertarian’: Right to Marry Clashes With Right to Carry at Gay Pride Event

Jun. 23, 2015 4:09pm

The right to marry clashed with the right to carry over the weekend in Olympia, Washington, when members of the state’s Libertarian Party were barred from a gay pride event because of their support for the Second Amendment.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Washington State Offers Its Own “Liberty Lion” Coins

The 1776 Libertarian Lions–
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The most intimidating aspect of being Executive Director for the Libertarian Party of Washington is not having to meet with state legislators, it’s not testifying in Olympia or in front of city councils, and it’s not giving public talks about what it means to be a Libertarian…

The most intimidating aspect is asking people to donate and/or become a member of the LPWA.… Read more ...

C Michael Pickens: $15 Minimum Wage Coming to Washington!

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Originally published on the Libertarian Party of Washington website on August 8, 2013: 

C Michael Pickens, Executive Director for the Libertarian Party of Washington State

There was an initiative just placed on the November ballot in Seatac,a Washington city of 29,000 residents. The residents turned in 2,506 signed petitions to allow the “ORDINANCE SETTING MINIMUM EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS FOR HOSPITALITY AND TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY EMPLOYERS” initiative to be voted on by Seatac residents.… Read more ...

Two Libertarian Party Members Share Why They Are Libertarians

The following two articles were posted on the Libertarian Party of Washington website: 

This article is part of series of articles commemorating the service and spirit of Americans for the 237th anniversary of Independence Day, featuring libertarian leaders, activists, and community servants and their thoughts on how liberty and the American Dream have influenced their lives.Read more ...

Sridutt Nimmagadda: America’s Failing Education Corroborated By Inadequacy of Teacher Performance

America’s Failing Education Corroborated By Inadequacy of Teacher Performance

By Sridutt Nimmagadda (senior staff writer for the Libertarian Party of Washington) 
Published June 18, 2013 on LPWA’s website

The National Council on Teacher Quality’s report on over 1,000 educational programs in the country corroborates a grim conclusion: while educational programs in the United States are over-saturating the job market with teachers and educators, the teacher-training programs are not adequately preparing educators for actual work in the classroom.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Washington: IRS Scandal Highlights Lack of Government Transparency

Posted on May 25, 2013 on the LPWA website.

By Michael Gray

Edited by: Sri Nimmagadda

From unwarranted wiretaps of Association Press reporters by the Department of Justice to government inefficiency and irresponsibility at Benghazi by the Executive administration, the Obama Administration is engulfed in scandal. Over the past few weeks, the White House has found itself under fire due to a new problem: the IRS targeting of conservative groups.… Read more ...

Fritz Sands: Thoughts on the LPWA Bylaw change regarding trans-partisanship candidate endorsement

The following was taken from the Libertarian Party of Washington Facebook page: 

Thoughts on the LPWA Bylaw change regarding trans-partisanship candidate endorsement

By Fritz Sands, LPWA At-Large State Executive Committee Member

 

At the recent convention of the Libertarian Party of Washington, the delegates voted to accept a bylaw change that allows the endorsement of candidates who are not members of the LP, removes all language about Libertarian primaries, and removes the distinction between candidates for partisan and non-partisan offices.  … Read more ...

Update from the Libertarian Party of Washington Convention

We had our LPWA Convention on Saturday April 20th in Bellingham near the Canadian border.
We had 118 attendees sign in and of those 12 new members join the party that day. This is almost 3 times the attendance as last year. As the newly appointed Executive Director (Feb 1st) our focus has been outreach.
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Libertarians endorse the “Approve” Referendum 71 position

The Libertarian Party of Washington has endorsed Referendum 71, which would extend domestic partnership rights. The party is encouraging it’s members to approve the referendum in November (?).

“The children of gay and lesbian couples are entitled to equal protection, as well. Discrimination against the gay and lesbian community is also discrimination against their children.” Rachel Hawkridge, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Washington says “It’s horrible that people discriminate against loving, adult couples, but to discriminate against their innocent children is deplorable.… Read more ...