Tag Archives: Liberty Union Party

Liberty Union Party Nominates Gloria La Riva for President

As Ballot Access News reports, the newly- christened presidential nominee of the socialist Peace and Freedom Party and presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), Gloria La Riva, received the presidential nomination of Vermont’s ballot qualified Liberty Union Party.

La Riva’s running mate Leonard Peltier was nominated for vice president. … Read more ...

Green Party Message to Bernie Sanders Supporters

The Green Party’s Twitter account sent out the following message to supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders who today ended his campaign for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination:

Early in his political career, Sanders was a member of the Liberty Union Party in Vermont. He was elected Mayor of Burlington as an Independent in 1980, elected to the House of Representatives as an Independent in 1990, and elected to the US Senate as an Independent in 2006.… Read more ...

Liberty Union Party of Vermont Nominates Gloria La Riva for President

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On May 8, the ballot-qualified Liberty Union Party nominated Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice-President. They are also the nominees of the Party for Socialism & Liberation this year. The ticket will now be on the Vermont ballot automatically, without the need for a petition.… Read more ...

Sanders attacks Koch’s anti-tax Libertarian 1980 campaign, himself ran radically anti-tax Liberty Union 1976 campaign

via the official Facebook page of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

The document quoted is the 1980 Libertarian Party Platform, not anything personal to David Koch or particular to his candidacy for Vice President that year.  To the chagrin of some in the party, the Clark/Koch ’80 campaign actually did not openly advocating the abolition of all taxes, instead calling for substantial tax decreases. … Read more ...

Reason Article Profiles Bernie Sanders’ History with the Liberty Union Party

Jesse Walker has this article at Reason about Bernie Sanders and his position on gun rights. The piece specifically ties his views to those of the Liberty Union Party in the ’70s. From the article:

Bernie Sanders’ uneven but real support for gun rights has puzzled a lot of pundits, who tend to describe the socialist senator’s position on the issue as “to Clinton’s right” and who tend to figure it’s just a byproduct of getting elected in a rural state where guns are everywhere.… Read more ...

Independence Party of Minnesota holds balance of power in close race for Governor

According to the New York Times election results board, with 100% of precincts reporting, only 0.5% separates the Democratic and Republican candidates. Additional votes which may be counted, such as provisional ballots, make this race too close to call.

Tom Horner of the Independence Party got 11.9% in this race, with several other candidates in the race:

Chris Wright Grassroots Party 7,513 0.4%
Farheen Hakeem Green Party 6,188 0.3%
Ken Pentel Ecology Democracy Party 6,178 0.3%
Linda Eno Resource Party 4,092 0.2%

In the other three gubernatorial races which the NY Times considers too close to call at this time:

Illinois, 99% reporting – 0.5% separate the Democrat and Republican

Scott Lee Cohen Independent 134,219 3.6%
Rich Whitney Green Party 99,625 2.7%
Lex Green Libertarian Party 34,293 0.9%

In Connecitcut, again 0.5% separate the Democratic and Republican candidates.… Read more ...

Socialist Party on Ballot in Vermont for First Time Since 1952

Ballot Access News:

The Socialist Party has petitioned onto the Vermont ballot this year. It is the first time since 1952 that the Socialist Party has appeared on the Vermont ballot. The seven statewide nominees each needed 500 signatures, and they gathered them successfully.

This year’s Socialist Party nominees in Vermont are also the nominees of the Liberty Union Party.… Read more ...

Liberty Union Party: ‘The Texas Textbook Massacre’

Posted on the front page of the Liberty Union Party website by Rosemarie Jackowski:

The missing part of the news report about the Texas textbook fiasco is that this is not new news. History textbooks used in most US schools have been suspect for decades. Enlightened teachers have been quietly using alternative texts for years.… Read more ...

Socialists Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander send their thanks

Ed, Art, Socialist Party Members, Family and Friends:

No, it is Stewart and I who wish to thank all of the SP members, friends, family and volunteers who worked so hard, and gave of themselves so generously in our 2008 campaign.

A special thanks goes out to Matt Erard, our National Ballot Access Coordinator, for his diligent, effective and smart efforts in helping us qualify on eight state ballots and 22 others as official “Write-In”
candidates.… Read more ...

Socialist Alexander hopes to convene national labor conference

Socialist Party USA vice presidential nominee Stewart Alexander is calling for a national conference on labor, he writes at Indymedia. He says he “is hoping that plans for such a conference would begin with the Socialist Party USA and the Peace and Freedom Party; he has membership with the two socialist parties.… Read more ...

Liberty Union AG candidate calls for ‘Nuremberg in the Green Mountains’

Rosemarie Jackowski, the Liberty Union Party’s candidate for Vermont Attorney General has called for the indictment of President Bush for war crimes related to Iraq. Referring to the efforts as “The Indictment Project,” Jackowski makes the case that her race is of pivotal importance to Vermonters interested the prosecution of the present administration:

Imagine Nuremberg in the Green Mountains.

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