Tag Archives: North Carolina

Libertarian Party of North Carolina: 2016 Convention Calls for Repeal of HB2, Adopts New Platform

Libertarian Party of North CarolinaThe Libertarian Party of North Carolina held its annual state convention and marked its 40th anniversary April 22-24. During the convention delegates passed a resolution calling for the repeal of House Bill 2 and adopted a new, revised party platform.

The convention also elected two new at-large members of the state executive committee, selected delegates to the national convention, and elected presidential electors.… Read more ...

NC Libertarians Call for Pardon of Medical Marijuana Dealer

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Libertarian Party of North Carolina Press Release

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina passed a resolution calling for the governor to pardon Todd Stimson, who was convicted of marijuana trafficking, at its annual state convention in Durham April 11-12.

Simpson openly ran a medicinal marijuana operation in Henderson County, had a business license and paid taxes on the plants he purchased.… Read more ...

NC election results: RIP for the spoiler myth

Libertarian Party of North CarolinaThe 2014 Election is over and the myth that Libertarians “steal” votes or “spoil” races for the establishment parties may have been finally put to rest, or at least given it a near fatal blow.

“I do hope y’all will rethink this inane spoiler narrative after tonight,” said Sean Haugh, Libertarian candidate for U.S.… Read more ...

JJ Summerell: Can Utility Companies Be Clean, Safe and Keep Costs Down?

By J.J. Summerell

While I’m no apologist for Duke Energy, I understand the dilemma the company faces in responding to the Dan River coal-ash spill.

Because we must buy electricity, and Duke Energy is virtually North Carolina’s only provider, it is a natural monopoly. Why would it have faced any financial barriers to ensuring the environmental safety of its power plants and transmission facilities?… Read more ...

NC Libertarian Haugh Polls 11 Percent in US Senate Race

Sean Haugh

Sean Haugh

Press Release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (May 14) – Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh is polling “a surprisingly high 11 percent” in the U.S. Senate race, according the first poll conducted by Public Policy Polling. Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan is at 38 percent, Republican challenger Thom Tillis is at 36 percent, and 15 percent are undecided.… Read more ...

NC Libertarians support non-partisan redistricting

Press release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

Libertarian Party of North CarolinaRALEIGH (April 15) – Adding a plank supporting an independent, non-partisan redistricting process was one of the changes made to the platform at the Libertarian Party of North Carolina state convention held April 4-5 in Durham.

Libertarians also adopted a plank calling for proportional representation for the state legislature.… Read more ...

Watch NC US Senate Candidates forum live

Press release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (April 3) – Watch North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates Tim D’Annunzio of Raeford and Sean Haugh of Durham answer important questions at the 2014 Libertarian Party of North Carolina State Convention in the run-up to the primary.

The live broadcast begins at 4 p.m.… Read more ...

NC Libertarian US Senate candidates to meet in forum at state convention

Libertarian Party of North CarolinaPress release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (March 25) – The Libertarian Party of North Carolina‘s annual state convention in Durham April 4-6 will feature a special candidate forum with the two contenders for the party’s U.S. Senate nomination. The forum will be held April 5 at 4 p.m.… Read more ...

North Carolina Libertarian Convention: ‘Putting LIBERTY in ACTION’

2014 ConventionRegistration is now open for the 2014 Annual Convention of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina Join us in Durham April 4-5 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4620 S. Miami Blvd.

This year, our emphasis will be on putting Liberty in Action, focusing on affiliate development and support for our Libertarian candidates. … Read more ...

Summerell: Special Benefits for Government Contractors

Press Release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (Jan. 29) – In response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, the chair of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina J.J. Summerell issued this statement:

J.J. Summerell

J.J. Summerell

“In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Obama announced special new benefits only for employees of government contractors.… Read more ...

Libertarians see opportunity in rising voter discontent

Libertarian Party of North Carolina Press Release

RALEIGH (Jan. 13) – The Libertarian Party of North Carolina’s new executive director believes the growing public dissatisfaction with the government in general and the “two-party” system in particular offers a new opportunity to move public policy in a more libertarian direction.

“As the Democrats and Republicans move us relentlessly down the road to hell, kicking the can as we go, more and more Americans can feel the heat rising,” said Brad Hessel, who was appointed last month.… Read more ...

New NC voters continue to shun major parties

The number of voters registering in a major party continues to decline in North Carolina, even as the total number of registered voters in continues to rise. As of Nov. 2, there were 6,475,017 registered voters: 2,764,123 registered Democrats, 1,990,192 registered Republicans, 22,173 registered Libertarians, and 1,698,529 registered unaffiliated.

The decline in the percentage of voters registered as Republicans or Democrats reached a new record low of 42.69 percent.… Read more ...