(From Jordan Wagnon Treasurer)
I want to personally thank everyone from our meetup who donated to the campaign! This is a huge achievement for a Libertarian candidate, and it could not have happened without all of you. Thank you all so much for your encouragement, support, and donations! We have already put the money to good use making campaign materials. John Jay has also been attending many events, and will continue to do so. In fact, just last week he called out Pete Sessions right to his face at a Tea Party meeting at the UTD campus.
The next big event is in July at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas where the campaign will have its own booth. All of this is possible because of the strong backing John Jay has from all of you, so thank you again for everything!
And I also want to thank John Jay for standing up, not just as a congressional candidate, but time and time again for liberty and the Libertarian Party of Dallas. You have contributed your time, energy, and enthusiasm and we all appreciate it very much!
Below is the release from the campaign.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2010
John Jay Myers Breaks Libertarian Fundraising Record in the 32nd Congressional District
Dallas, TX – John Jay Myers, a small business owner and Libertarian candidate for the 32nd U.S. Congressional district of Texas, has reached the $5000 FEC reporting threshold for congressional candidates. This makes John Jay Myers the first Libertarian candidate to do so in the 32nd district. Mr. Myers expressed his gratitude to contributors:
“I am inspired to see so many people stand up for less government, and I am glad that they look to me as a spokesman for it. Thank you to everyone who has donated or volunteered. Your dedication will help to prove that Americans are seeing beyond left versus right, and more at right versus wrong. Despite the odds, it is important that our voices are heard, and believe me, we will be heard.”
To his family, Myers added, “I love you all dearly, and I am very thankful for your support.”
John Jay Myers faces a 14-year incumbent whose chance to prove himself as a fiscally responsible proponent of free markets has come and gone. Ballooning national debt, a tumultuous economy, and costly undeclared wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have all happened on Sessions’ watch. On his opponent, John Jay Myers stated:
“Government bailouts destroy free markets, government pork drains our economy, government wars risk our safety, and government security programs threaten our freedoms. Clearly, we can no longer afford the illusion that our current representative is a small government conservative.”
The John Jay Myers for Congress campaign has already produced flyers, t-shirts, banners, a website, and online videos, and Mr. Myers has attended numerous events including the Mardi Gras parade, the Castle Hills Tea Party, the NORML march, and the first National Government Sucks Day.
Anyone wishing to contact John Jay Myers, learn more about the campaign, or donate, can visit www.johnjaymyers.com for more information.