Jo Jorgensen: Thank You for Everything

Jo Jorgensen sent the following message and fundraising pitch yesterday to her email subscribers:

I want to thank you for all of the support you’ve given me during this campaign.

There’s simply no way I could have done this without you.

Unfortunately, either Donald Trump or Joe Biden will “serve” the next four years in the White House.

I wish the outcome were different.

However, do not be discouraged.

You and I have accomplished great things for the liberty movement.

Over 75% of our volunteers were not Libertarian Party members. Together we’ve grown the party, achieved ballot access in ALL 50 states (something the LP has only done five times including ours), and spread the message of liberty to millions of Americans.

Our movement is not over. This is just the beginning.

As the dust settles on the election, I do have a favor to ask you. Unfortunately, campaign expenses do not end on Election Day. There is a very real possibility this election is not decided until late November and I must ensure the staff are paid on time, volunteer expenses are reimbursed, and our books are properly closed.

We must also prepare for any legal challenges and recounts in contested states to ensure ALL Libertarian votes are counted.

Would you please consider making a generous donation to the campaign? You can click here to make a donation of $500, $250, $100, $50, $20.20, or $10 here.

Lastly, please keep your eyes on your inbox for a message from me next week.

I want to tell you what is next for our movement and how you can continue fighting for the ideas of liberty after the election.

Thank you,

– Jo Jorgensen

P.S. I sincerely hope you will consider making a donation even after the election has passed. I want to ensure the staff and volunteers who sacrificed so much time and effort are paid or reimbursed properly.

Campaigns don’t simply end on election night.

You can click here to make a donation of any size.

Thank you.

11 thoughts on “Jo Jorgensen: Thank You for Everything

  1. theButterfly

    Remember when the liberty movement used to have people like Michael Badnarik and Ron Paul as leaders? Imagine if we’d had someone like that running in 2016, when everything came together just right for a third party candidate to be successful, if one were to step up to the challenge. No really, take a moment and just imagine: What if Michael Badnarik had been the Libertarian candidate for president in 2016?

  2. Tony From Long Island

    The Butterfly: ” . . . . .Remember when the liberty movement used to have people like Michael Badnarik and Ron Paul as leaders? Imagine if we’d had someone like that running in 2016, when everything came together just right for a third party candidate to be successful . . . . ”

    Wait . . . you think the Badnarik campaign was SUCCESSFUL?

  3. Henrik Hansen

    i think jo will get over 2 mil. votes. And will get clear over 3% in alaska when they start counting the 50% postal votes and early votes from on monday.
    And it has been harder to be a 3 party candidate this time, not bad att all,

  4. theButterfly

    @Tony From Long Island

    I love it when people read for comprehension. Michael Badnarik was a great candidate, who ran at a time when conditions were much less favorable to third party candidates and to the message of liberty.

    In many ways, Michael Badnarik exemplifies what a Libertarian candidate should look like: principled, articulate, and takes advantage of the opportunities that come his way. But looking at the past few election cycles, apparently the average Republican can say “Marijuana good!” and that’s enough for the Libertarian Party to say “Be our leader!”

    “Wait . . . you think the Badnarik campaign was SUCCESSFUL?”

    Well, technically speaking, you could say that the Badnarik campaign and the Johnson campaign were equally successful.

  5. George Whitfield

    It appears that Jo Jorgensen did especially well centered in the Northern Plains and spreading out from there with vote percentages above 2% in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming and Utah. She did best in Alaska receiving 2.6 % of the vote there.

  6. Starchild

    Jo and Spike were excellent candidates with strong abilities to communicate the libertarian message. In that respect, it may have been the best Libertarian Party ticket ever.

    Some of the campaign materials, messaging, and operations fell a bit short however – e.g. fliers with vague or weak position statements, poor coordination of getting literature into the hands of activists (why wasn’t it available for sale on the website??) – and there weren’t enough creative, outside-the-box tactics to break through the usual establishment/media complicity in shutting out Libertarians and other independent candidates.

    That’s where I think we could have done better with Vermin Supreme as our nominee. The media would have paid more attention to him, and he would have been more skilled at exploiting that exposure.

    Nevertheless, I applaud Jo, Spike, and everyone on their teams for their efforts, and work in building the movement and trying to make the most of this election cycle. Thank you all!

    Does anyone have any numbers to post on the Jorgensen campaign as far as details on how funds were spent, what staff were paid, and what debts are outstanding?

  7. theButterfly

    “Jo and Spike were excellent candidates with strong abilities to communicate the libertarian message.”

    It’s true: they were both principled and articulate, and that alone was enough for them to get my vote. It just seems like they could’ve done a better job of taking advantage of the opportunities that were available along the way.

    The minor parties should be standing in solidarity against the shady tactics used by the major parties and the mainstream media. But JoJo acts like it’s beneath her to be associated with anyone but duopoly candidates. When I heard that someone I know was going to vote for Gloria La Riva, I was glad to hear it, because even though I don’t support her message, I know that the more people who are voting for alternative parties, the closer we are to breaking the two party stranglehold.

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