Ohio Greens State Committee Meeting

The Ohio Green Party will hold a central committee meeting focusing on debriefing the mid-term elections.

The meeting will take place at 1021 East Broad Street in Columbus. It begins 10:15 AM and is expected to wrap-up by 2:00 PM. For additional information, write to ohio@gp.org.

Agenda

Check in 10:00 – 10:15 / General Meeting 10:15-11:15

1) (5 mins) Review meeting process and facilitation (co-chairs Nathan Lane and Anita Rios will facilitate, take the stack, and keep time)

2) (5 mins) Quorum check

3) (5 mins) Agenda review and add any additional items

4) (5 mins) Approval of previous minutes

5) (5 mins) Treasurer Report

6) (5 mins) Car donation, tabled until after the election.… Read more ...

Secretary of State certifies Ohio Libertarians as a minor party

via LNC list:

Harold Thomas, the LP Ohio state Chair, just reported that the Ohio
Secretary of State has recognized the LP as a minor party. A letter
was sent from the state’s general counsel a few minutes ago confirming
that 60,294 valid signatures are recognized.


Elizabeth Van Horn
LNC Region 3 (IN, MI, OH, KY)
Secretary Libertarian Party of Madison Co, Indiana
LP Social Media Process Review Committee
Vice-Chair Libertarian Pragmatist Caucus
[1]http://www.lpcaucus.org/

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To clarify, this is stage one.

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Libertarian Party amicus brief mentioned in SCOTUSblog article on Ohio voter purge case

Nicholas Sarwark to LNC list:

Subject: [Lnc-votes] [Lnc-business] Our amicus brief was mentioned in the SCOTUSblog article on the Ohio case

“The Libertarian National Committee suggests that Ohio’s rule also disproportionately affects voters who do not support the two major political parties. Those voters, it contends, “are particularly likely to engage in principled non-voting,” but the Ohio rule punishes them for not voting by dropping them from the rolls.

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Ohio Libertarian Party Has More than 70,000 Signatures on its 2018 Petition for Party Status

Ballot Access News:

The Ohio Libertarian Party’s petition to get back on the ballot now has more than 70,000 signatures. The requirement is 54,965. The party expects to finish by December 31, 2017. This is easily the most difficult petition drive being undertaken by any political party during 2017. The Ohio requirement is the second highest number required by any state for new party ballot status for 2018 (when the easier method to get a new party, with the party label, is compared state-by-state).… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Standing up to bullies in Ohio’

Via LP.org and email:

Dear Libertarian,

As you know, the Libertarian Party is determined to achieve full ballot access again in 2018 so that there will be Libertarian candidates on every ballot in America in November.

Right now, the primary focus of the national party’s ballot access efforts is Ohio.

In Ohio, repeatedly, we have been deprived of ballot access by Republican establishment hacks, who used a “guileless dupe” to remove us from the ballot and then used their courts stacked with partisan judges to keep us off.… Read more ...

Ohio Green Party responds to Charlottesville

GP.org:

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The Ohio Green Party unequivocally condemns the attack on anti-racist and anti-fascist protesters yesterday in Charlottesville, Virginia and are saddened by the death and injuries. The Green Party is an anti-racist organization continually working to create a just and fair society for all. The Green Party fully supports the fundamental right of counter-protesters to free speech, freedom of assembly and redress of grievances.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: LNC Executive Committee Meeting on Husted v APRI (Ohio Voter Purge)- UPDATED WITH SUMMARY

There will be an Executive Committee teleconference on Tuesday, August 8.

PLEASE NOTE: THE PHONE NUMBER BELOW HAS CHANGED. The provider changed equipment and changed our phone number. Update the address book entries on your phone.

The meeting is being called to discuss whether to sign on as an amicus in Husted v.… Read more ...

Ohio Supreme Court Won’t Rehear Libertarian Party Ballot Access Case


Ballot Access News:

On April 19, the Ohio Supreme Court refused to rehear State ex rel Fockler v Husted, 2016-1863, one of the Libertarian Party’s ballot access cases. This case involved whether the Gary Johnson vote in November 2016 created a new ballot-qualified party. The request for reconsideration had been pending since January 2017.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Bullies in Ohio’

https://www.lp.org/bullies-in-ohio/:

Dear Libertarian,

In Ohio, election law is the rule of the land and applied equally to all….except Libertarians.

Let me tell you more…

Last Friday, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected our lawsuit over the Secretary of State’s improper decision to prevent our ballot access. The Secretary of State had ruled that the vote totals received by our Presidential nominee didn’t count towards our ballot access.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party “clears hurdles for ballot access” in Ohio and New York

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Update 8/18: From a forwarded email sent by an LP activist: ““The final hurdle is verification of 12,000 signatures petitioners have collected. Should 5,000 of those be deemed valid, Gary Johnson will be on the Ohio ballot in November as an independent candidate – independent because Ohio raised its ballot access standards in 2013, causing the Libertarian Party to lose state recognition.” The previous title of the article has been corrected – KL

Press release from the Libertarian Party:

For Immediate Release
August 17, 2016

Libertarian Party clears hurdles for ballot access in Ohio, New York

Alexandria – The Libertarian Party’s candidate for president, Gary Johnson, has cleared more hurdles to be on the ballot in Ohio and New York and is on track for ballot access in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.… Read more ...