Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of Colorado

A detailed history of the Libertarian Party from the LP Colorado’s website

From the LP Colorado’s website:

History of the Libertarian Party

The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the United States. Millions of Americans have voted for Libertarian Party candidates in past elections throughout the country, despite the fact that many state governments place every imaginable roadblock in our path in order to keep our candidates off the ballot and deprive voters of a real choice.… Read more ...

Nicholas Sarwark: Vote against increasing taxes on marijuana in Colorado!

October 16, 2013

Libertarian Party of Colorado (LPCO) (source)

Vote 'No' on Proposition AA

Proposition AA is a massive tax increase that the voters should reject. When the Libertarian Party of Colorado endorsed Amendment 64 last year, many people objected that the party was also supporting a tax increase, since Amendment 64 allowed for a 15% excise tax on marijuana.

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LP Colorado: On Setting Precedents and Winning the Long Game

 

Posted on the Libertarian Party of Colorado website on September 11, 2013: 

It sure is a good day to be a Libertarian.

We’ve watched the Feds back off of marijuana enforcement, DOMA gets struck down as unconstitutional, the Nobel prize-winning president’s war proposal is shot down by pretty much everyone on the planet.… Read more ...

El Paso County Becomes Libertarian Party of Colorado’s Newest Affiliate

The following was posted on the Libertarian Party of Colorado’s website on July 23, 2013. 

After several years without official LP presence, El Paso county reorganized and became LPCO’s newest County Affiliate.

The road to reorganization began shortly after the 2012 election.

Having befriended an outgoing Gary Johnson supporter in Colorado Springs (who is now serving as acting Secretary), and being a former resident of that city myself, I wondered why such a populated county did not have any formalized Libertarian presence. 

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LP Governor Candidate Matthew Hess: If I wanted Colorado to succeed

Matthew Hess is a Libertarian candidate for governor of Colorado in 2014. The following was posted on his campaign website on July 2, 2013:

If I wanted Colorado to succeed…

To lead, not follow; to prosper, not suffer; to dream, not despair;

I would open up Colorado’s supply of cheap, abundant energy.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Colorado Seeks to Expand

From the Libertarian Party of Colorado Facebook page, June 19th: 

The LPCO is busy working on a lot of ventures! We’re in the midst of a redesign of our website, and will also be ramping up our social media presence. We will eventually be asking for volunteers regarding these efforts, so keep an eye out if you’re interested in being more active with the LPCO!… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Colorado Interviews Texas LP Chairman Patrick Dixon

The Libertarian Party of Colorado state convention was held on May 17-19th, 2013 in Aurora in conjunction with the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (LSLA) annual conference. From the Libertarian Party of Colorado:

LNC Chairman Geoffrey Neale and LNC Executive Director Carla Howell both spoke, as well as former LPCO Chairman Penn Pfiffner, who gave the Keynote speech on Saturday.

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Libertarian Party of Colorado: Why Colorado Should Embrace Fracking

Why Colorado Should Embrace Fracking

Published June 13, 2013

By the Libertarian Party of Colorado

People like to solve problems, and in a market where ideas are free to be tested, the most beautiful process unfolds. As soon as people of any industry recognize the implications of solving one problem or another, professionals from all over will flock to ground zero and put their heads together.… Read more ...

LP Colorado Convention And LSLA Conference: Freedom in America Starts With Freeing Your Children

The following video was recorded at the Libertarian Party of Colorado state convention and Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (LSLA) conference in Aurora, Colorado, held May 17-19th. From the video description:

How can Libertarians support freedom for children in education? Find out about Alpine Valley School, where children ages 5 to 19 engage in self-powered education and are afforded independence from coercion.

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Carla Howell Presentation to Libertarian State Leadership Alliance Conference

This is a presentation done at the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance conference by Carla Howell, the Executive Director of the National Libertarian Committee Staff, on May 18, 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel in Aurora, CO.

During this presentation, Carla gives pointers to potential candidates and spokepersons on how to conduct themselves in an interview.… Read more ...

LP Colorado Convention and Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (LSLA) Conference Held in Denver May 17th-19th

From the Libertarian Party of Colorado Facebook page, May 19th: 

We’d love to thank everyone involved in the combined LPCO State Convention and LSLA Annual Conference — all the volunteers, our great speakers, and of course the attendees. Board elections occurred this morning, and the new Board is as follows:

Chair – Jeff Orrok
Vice Chair – Nick Sarwark
Treasurer – Mike Spalding
Regional Affiliate Director – Amy Lunde-Provines
Communications Director – Matt Hess
Legislative Director – David Jurist

The positions of Outreach, Membership, Campaigns, Fundraising, and Records Director are up for appointment.… Read more ...

Westword: Jaimes Brown and Colorado’s Libertarians are bringing the party to the people for the first time

Jonathan Easley at Westword:

​At the 2008 Libertarian National Convention in Denver, some party members derisively passed around shots of Scope to wash the bad taste from their mouths following the presidential nomination of former Republican, Bob Barr.

It wasn’t just that Barr was seen as an impure strain of Libertarian; some members felt he had hi-jacked the proceedings by manipulating the sparsely attended, convention-style nomination process.… Read more ...