Tag Archives: north carolina libertarians

Tuesday, June 7: Electoral Freedom Act to be considered in North Carolina

Sent to the IPR submissions e-mail by Paulie. Received from the announce list at lpnc.org:

Below is a special message from Free the Vote North Carolina, a coalition of which the LPNC is a member.

Please call or write your representative this Monday or Tuesday and ask them to support the Electoral Freedom Act (H32), a bill that will significantly ease ballot access restrictions in NC.… Read more ...

Adam Kokesh Kick-Offs Beitler Fundraiser, Friday September 17

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Dr. Mike Beitler, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, announces that anti-war activist Adam Kokesh will be the keynote speaker at his election season kick-off event, to be held on Friday, September 17, 2010 at 7:30pm at the Greensboro Airport Marriott.

The Greensboro Airport Mariott was the location of the press conference where Beitler announced his candidacy exactly one year ago, September 17, 2009.… Read more ...

Update on Mike Beitler, Libertarian for US Senate in North Carolina

Several press releases in one post, since I did not have time to post them as they came in


Monday, September 13, 2010

Beitler express disappointment at NCAB Debate Snub

On Friday September 10, an Associated Press article confirmed that
North Carolina Association of Broadcasters would not be inviting
Libertarian Michael Beitler to their senatorial debates scheduled for
October 11 and October 21.… Read more ...

Ballot Access: North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from Green Party and Libertarian Party

(Distributed by the Green Party of the United States, http://www.gp.org)

North Carolina Green Party

For immediate release

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Contact: Theresa El-Amin

Phone Number: 919-824-0659

E-mail: teagreenparty@aol.com

Web site: http://www.ncgreenparty.org

Press conference, 9 am in front of the courthouse in Raleigh on Sept. 9

On September 9, 2010 , the North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from the North Carolina Green Party and the Libertarian Party of North Carolina at 9:30 am, 2 East Morgan Street, Raleigh 27601.… Read more ...

Duke University student newspaper covers Libertarian Mike Beitler for US Senate

From the Duke University student newspaper, the Chronicle. Forwarded in email by Chris Cole.

Candidates gear up for tough fight over Senate seat

By Ciaran OConnor (except):

A third candidate

Although they are the favorites to win the seat, Burr and Marshall are not the only candidates Duke students can choose from to represent them in the Senate.… Read more ...

NC ends discrimination in political party financing fund

by Brian Irving
Raleigh Libertarian Examiner

The state Libertarian Party has scored a minor victory in its struggle to reform North Carolina’s restrictive election laws. The party is now legally entitled to participate in the state’s political parties financing fund as equals with the Democratic and Republican parties.

The program allows taxpayers to decide that $3 of their state income tax go to a political party.… Read more ...

North Carolina State Supreme Court to hear Libertarian-Green challenge to ballot access laws

by Brian Irving
Raleigh Libertarian Examiner

The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Libertarian Party et al vs. The State of North Carolina, et al Thursday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. This is the party’s challenge to the constitutionality of North Carolina’s ballot access laws.

The lawsuit filed in September 2005 claims North Carolina’s ballot access restrictions violate the state constitution, which guarantees that all elections shall be free and that with very few restrictions every voter shall be eligible for election by the people to office.… Read more ...

Libertarian candidate Beitler polls 6% again

LP blog:

SurveyUSA has published another poll of the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina. Libertarian Michael Beitler polled 6%. Politically, his strongest support came from independents (12%) and liberals (15%).

View the poll results.… Read more ...

Libertarians repudiate candidate for Mecklenberg County commission

by Brian Irving
Raleigh Libertarian Examiner
(Also emailed by Brian Irving to contact.ipr@gmail.com):

North Carolina Libertarians have taken the unusual step of repudiating a candidate. The state executive committee passed a resolution repudiating the candidacy of Jack Stratton for Mecklenburg County Commission.

The resolution adopted May 8 alleges Stratton is using his campaign “to pursue personal goals rather than a bona-fide run for public office.”… Read more ...

Brian Irving: North Carolina Libertarians offer prescription for disease of big government

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Brian Irving; also posted at examiner.com:

There is a disease spreading in North Carolina and the country and health care reform is not the cure but one of the symptoms, the chair of the North Carolina Libertarian Party told delegates gathered for the party’s annual state convention in Burlington April 10.… Read more ...

LPNC Libertarians Condemn Floor Fees

Transmitted by George Phillies in comments on a previous post; confirmed in email forwarded by Tom Knapp from LPNC chair Barbara Howe:

To the members of the Libertarian National Committee:

The Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina offers the following resolution passed in an electronic vote over February 22-24, 2010 with a vote of 7 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstentions:

Whereas National Party By-laws, article 11.3, states that delegates to the National Convention are selected by the state affiliates; and

Whereas Party By-Laws neither require nor allow the National Committee to impose additional requirements upon these delegates to the National Convention over and above their respective states’ requirements; and

Whereas, the delegate apportionment formula specified in the By-laws is primarily based on the number of sustaining national party members in each state;

Be it therefore resolved, that the Libertarian Party of North Carolina opposes in principle the imposition of a mandatory registration fee upon all duly elected delegates attending the Libertarian Party’s National Convention in St.… Read more ...