Tag Archives: North Carolina

Libertarians support Nullify Now NC

Press Release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (Sept. 23) – Nullification is not about state’s rights or slavery, but about the fundamental principles of the American republic, said J.J. Summerell, chair of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina. The Libertarian Party is one of the sponsors of the Nullify Now conference scheduled for the Raleigh Convention Center Oct.… Read more ...

NC Libertarians appoint executive director

Press release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (Aug. 12) – Jason Melehani, 25, of Durham, was appointed executive director of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina. He will be the principle administrative assistant to the state chair, and oversee all the party’s programs and fundraising activities.

“I’m proud to accept this responsibility, because I believe North Carolinians are ready for a new option, one that respects individual liberty and supports personal responsibility on all issue, all the time, and puts people before politics,” said Melehani.… Read more ...

Summerell: NC Libertarians oppose more restrictions on right to vote

Press release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina
July 24, 2013

by J.J. Summerell
Chair, Libertarian Party of North Carolina

Just when it didn’t seem possible that North Carolina’s election laws could get more restrictive, the Republican majority has come up with a massive bill that would make it even harder for people to vote.… Read more ...

North Carolina Bill to Abolish State Income Tax Check-off for Political Parties Moves Ahead

From Ballot Access News, June 15th: 

On June 12, North Carolina HB 951 passed the House Finance Committee. It repeals the state income tax form check-off that asks taxpayers if they wish to send a small donation to their favorite political party. In recent years a surprisingly large number of taxpayers have chosen to send a donation to the Libertarian Party, so much so that last year, the party got $96,664.… Read more ...

Annual N.C. Libertarian Party State Convention Focuses on Growth, Activism

RALEIGH, NC (June 10) – Liberty in action was the theme and focus of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina annual state convention held in Flat Rock over the weekend.

J.J. Summerell, who was reelected state chair, noted that the 50 percent increase in party membership in 2012 can be attributed to the growing dissatisfaction of voters with the Republican and Democratic parties.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of North Carolina: NC GOP ‘Tax Fairness Act’ is not fair

RALEIGH (May 14) – The tax reform plan announced by state Senate Republicans last week is just another charade designed to make people think they are actually reducing taxes, the Libertarian Party of North Carolina state chair said in a statement today.

“Calling it the Tax Fairness Act and claiming it’s the largest tax cut in state history is misleading at best,” said J.J.… Read more ...

N.C. Libertarians appoint new officials

RALEIGH (April 2) – The state Libertarian Party has appointed several new people to its executive committee. The new officials are: Jon Byers, membership secretary; Alex Matthews, director of university relations; Christopher Dooley, social media coordinator, and; Brian Irving, press secretary.

Byers, 43 of Asheville, is the self-employed, working in the healthcare implementation and client management field.… Read more ...

N.C. Libertarians respond to governor’s State of the State address

Nothing Gov. Pat McCrory said in his State of the State address indicates he’ll deviate from the 40 year record of both Democratic and Republican governors that’s contributed to the excessive debt, regulation and public sector bureaucracy handicapping North Carolina, said the chair of the state Libertarian Party.

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Libertarian N.C. county commissioner candidate racks up major endorsements

Jason Bateman, Libertarian candidate for Mecklenburg (N.C.) county commissioner has picked up two major endorsement. Creative Loafing Charlotte an alternative newspaper, and MeckPAC, a non-partisan lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political action committee are both backing him.

Bateman received MeckPAC’s highest level of recommendation for his support and dedication to achieving equality and promoting liberty for the citizens of Mecklenburg County.… Read more ...

N.C. Libertarian chair says ‘don’t waste your vote’ on Dalton or McCrory

by J.J. Summerell
Chair, Libertarian Party of North Carolina

“Don’t waste your vote” is a refrain which independent, third party voters hear frequently, and the impact it has on those considering a third party vote is interesting. It demonstrates the dichotomy which frequently occurs between logic and ethics. Logically, given a close election, one would not vote third party for the “lesser of two evils” argument.… Read more ...

Howe asks N.C. Gov. Perdue to pardon the Wilmington Ten

Libertarian N.C. gubernatorial candidate Barbara Howe has announced her support for a pardon of innocence for the group known as the Wilmington Ten, nine men and one woman convicted of arson and conspiracy in 1972.

They served nearly a decade in prison before a federal appeals court overturned the conviction for prosecutorial and judicial misconduct.… Read more ...

NC Libertarian Candidate for Governor polls 7 percent

A poll of 600 North Carolina adults released 5 July 2012 by the John W. Pope Civitas Institute with the headline “McCrory Lead Narrows with Libertarian in Poll” shows Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate Barbara Howe with 7 percent, Democratic candidate Walter Dalton with 44 percent, and Republican Pat McCrory with 46 percent.  … Read more ...