Daily Archives: April 1, 2010

2010 Libertarian National Convention Fundraising Plan

A source familiar with planning for the 2010 Libertarian National Convention revealed a fundraising gimmick that will be tried there: Chair Candidate Bingo.  Delegates who donate to particpate will be given a 5×5 bingo card of numbers, and a numbered list of the top catch-phrases of each of the Chair candidates. … Read more ...

President Obama, Congressional Leaders seek to ban all anti-war political parties

In a move few political pundits could have predicted, President Obama announced today a new initiative to outlaw all antiwar political parties in the United States. White House spokesperson April Odin announced that the White House is working with Senators McCain and Lieberman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the historic enabling legislation, calling it “change you can believe in.”… Read more ...

Missouri Progressive Party petitioning for ballot status in 2010

Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Missouri Green Party, which is not ballot-qualified, is petitioning for party status this year. That petition needs 10,000 signatures and is due in late July. If the petition drive succeeds, the Green Party will be able to nominate by convention for any partisan race.

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Greens criticize secret plan to convert state Illinois capital into Simpson’s theme park

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GREENS CRITICIZE SECRET PLAN TO CONVERT STATE CAPITAL INTO SIMPSON’S THEME PARK

Green Party leaders sharply criticized a secret plan by the state’s Democratic lawmakers to convert the state capital of Springfield into a citywide theme park modeled after popular television show, the Simpson’s.… Read more ...

Vermont Liberty Union/Progressives Win in Moretown

Posted at http://www.libertyunionparty.org/

Just wanted to let folks know that on Town Meeting Day I won my second election to the Moretown Select Board (this is a one year seat). During the campaign I worked very hard to let people know I stand for the interests of working Vermonters and not wealthy flatlanders.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Israel & Aid

Posted by Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

On July 10, 1996, at a Joint Session of the United States Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a standing ovation for these words: “With America’s help, Israel has grown to be a powerful, modern state. …But I believe there can be no greater tribute to America’s long-standing economic aid to Israel than for us to be able to say: we are going to achieve economic independence.… Read more ...

Scott Williamson: Thoughts on the Tennessee LP Convention

Posted by Scott Williamson at Liberty for All
http://www.libertyforall.net/?p=4062

This past weekend was the Tennessee Libertarian Party’s state convention. Friday night was our meet and greet reception. While talking to old friends and making new ones I met a Democrat who had found out about our convention and stopped by. He was running for Davidson County Juvenile Court Clerk.… Read more ...

Reminder: LP Chair Bill Redpath on the Daily Show Tonight

From the LP blog, as previously noted here:

Libertarian Party Chairman William Redpath is scheduled to appear on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. Mr. Redpath discusses the 2010 census. The appearance is currently scheduled to air on Thursday, April 1 at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, but that is subject to change.

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Two Progressive Party state representatives on Vermont Public Radio

Representatives Sandy Haas and David Zuckerman, who were elected as Progressives and caucus with the Progressive Party in the state legislature, were interviewed on Vermont Public Radio.  Listen here.  The program description:

Vermont’s Progressive Party holds five seats in the House of Representatives, and major party status in the Fall 2010 elections. 

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