Tag Archives: LPNY

Larry Sharpe Breaks 50K – Ballot Access for Libertarians in New York

Libertarian NY Governor candidate Larry Sharpe broke the 50K vote barrier in New York State handily. At this writing he has nearly 86,000 votes with 95% of precincts reporting so he could break 90K. He’s running about 1.6% of the vote, not far behind Howie Hawkins of the Green Party who is at 1.66% with 90,000 votes at this writing.… Read more ...

Court Decision Reached In Case of Libertarian Candidate Randy Credico vs. NY State Board of Elections

From: Mark Axinn
Date: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM
Subject: Deision in Credico v. NY State Board of Elections
To: Paulie Frankel and others

Attached is an important victory due to hard work of Gary Donoyan, attorney for plaintiffs Randy Credico, candidate for Senate in 2010 of two independent bodies (LPNY and Anti-Prohibition Party), myself as Chair of LPNY, Andrew Miller as Chair of APP, and an independent voter.
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David Andrew Gay’s presentation at the 2013 LPNY Convention

David Andrew Gay speaks to the LPNY membership body on government, liberty, his campaign, the constitution, social morality and freedom.
This speech occurred on April 27, 2013, at the Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff NY. Gay is a candidate for  Syracuse Common Council. His website: http://www.davidandrewgay.com/

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Greater Rochester Libertarian Party Releases Newsletter

News and events from the local Libertarian movement
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GRLP Activist Dan Cole spreads the message of Liberty at the 19th Ward Square Fair

Welcome to the GRLP Newsletter!

Keeping you connected to news and events from the Greater Rochester Libertarian Party:

As some of you may know, the Outreach Committee of the GRLP has been busy searching for new ways to invigorate and engage existing members, strengthen partnerships, and find the next generation of passionate Libertarian activists.

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Libertarian Party of New York Now Has Facebook Page

The Libertarian Party of New York (NYLP) has an active Facebook group, but for a long time no Facebook page. On May 29th, an official one was created. It’s available below:


Currently, there is only one LP state affiliate without a Facebook page (Oregon). However, there are several state pages that are rarely active, with some not having any new posts since the fall of 2012, for example.… Read more ...

Joanne Naughton of LEAP addresses the LPNY 2013 Convention on the drug war

Joanne Naughton is a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_Enforcement_Against_Prohibition) . The Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) state convention was held on April 22nd. Naugton spoke about the why she and her organization believe the War on Drugs is a dangerous failure that needs to end.  Note that there is a two minute introduction from LPNY chair Mark Axinn, and that the volume is much better for Naughton than it is for Axinn.… Read more ...

Tom Stevens: Libertarian Party New York City Nominating Convention Minutes Released (April 9, 2013)

The following was published on Dr. Tom Stevens’ blog Liberty Lion on May 15th: 

                                                                                                                                                                    Libertarian Party New York City Nominating Convention

Minutes of the April 9, 2013 Business Meeting


 New York Irish Center, Long Island City, Queens


The meeting was called to order by John Clifton, LPQC Chair, at 7:30 p.m.
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Karen Straughan’s Presentation at Libertarian Party of New York Convention

Here is Karen Straughan’s (of the GirlWritesWhat YouTube channel) speech at the Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) state convention on April 27th. She talks about gender politics from a pro-liberty perspective, per the introduction by LPNY chair Mark Axinn.

If you prefer to read the speech, it is available here:

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Live Updates: New York State LP Convention Being Held Today

The Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) state convention is being held today. So far, we know the results of the officer elections:

Chair – Mark Axinn
Vice Chair – Gigi Bowman
Vice Chair – Chris Padgett
Secretary – Blay Tarnoff
Treasurer – Gary Triestman
At-Large Commitee Member – Audrey Capozzi
At-Large Commitee Member – Chris Garvey
At-Large Commitee Member – Michael Houze
At-Large Commitee Member – June Smith
At-Large Commitee Member – Brian Waddell

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LPNY: 25,000 New Yorkers Demand Libertarians on the Ballot

From a media release sent to IPR:

Media Contact: Janet Hopf

Albany, NY—The Libertarian Party of New York submitted over 25,000 signatures Tuesday to give New Yorkers an alternative to the failed policies of the major parties.

State Chair Mark Axinn commented, “Once again, the Libertarian Party has amassed enough signatures so that voters can choose true freedom-loving candidates this November.Read more ...

Warren Redlich: Johnson’s Poor Choice of Friends

From an email sent to IPR:

Dear IPR,

I know the Gary Johnson / LP thing is brewing and thought [some of the IPR readership] might be interested in my two cents.

I used to be a fan of Gary Johnson. This arose mainly out of his public opposition to the War on Drugs.… Read more ...

Chair of LPNY gives update on Warren Redlich’s vote tally lawsuit

Redlich v. NY Board of Elections

I am sorry to advise that on June 15, 2011, Albany County Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin granted defendants’ motion to dismiss the Article 78 (mandamus) challenge to the Board’s final determination of Warren Redlich’s vote total six months earlier on purely procedural grounds.

Both Warren and I felt strongly that that the confusion created by placing more than one party’s candidate for the same office in the same column, the intentional and/or negligent undercounting of military and absentee ballots and the likelihood that various local county boards of election failed to count every vote cast after the results were known warranted review by the judiciary; unfortunately Justice Platkin chose not to consider any of our arguments on the merits of the lawsuit.

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