NAACP To Honor Libertarian Party of LA Chairman


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Baton Rouge, Louisiana – The NAACP will honor Libertarian Party of Louisiana Chairman Scott A. Lewis III this Saturday.  The ceremony will take place at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge from 9am to 2pm.

Mr. Lewis has served the LPL since 2008 and became its first African American Chairman in 2013.  Scott Lewis has run for the Secretary of State office in Louisiana twice and made a gubernatorial run in 2011, garnering a combined 140,000 votes.

Under the tenure of Mr. Lewis, the Libertarian Party of Louisiana has grown to about 9,000 members and has become the fastest growing political party in the state.

4 thoughts on “NAACP To Honor Libertarian Party of LA Chairman

  1. Gene Berkman

    Looks like Mr Lewis has been an excellent Chair of the Louisiana Libertarian Party.

    Tuesday night, Jan. 28, I participated in a debate on free speech in the wake of the Citizens United decision. The Citizens United case was a response to the McCain-Feingold law, which prohibits corporations, unions and associations from doing broadcast advertising for or against a candidate 60 days before an election. That is because most people only pay attention to an election in the two months before the vote.

    I pointed out that had McCain-Feingold been in effect in 1991, when former Nazi leader David Duke was running for Governor as a Republican, the NAACP would have been prohibited from campaigning in opposition to David Duke within the last weeks before the election. Since McCain-Feingold was not in effect, the NAACP along with many other organizations campaigned against the Nazi candidate.

    I am glad to honor the Louisiana NAACP for its opposition to the Nazi candidate in 1991, and I support their freedom to do so in the future.

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