Tag Archives: Ohio

American Solidarity Party Member Appointed to Local Council Office in Ohio

The American Solidarity Party of Ohio has announced that Christopher Zehnder, a former Vice-Chairman of the party, has been appointed to a seat on the Hartford, Ohio village council.  Hartford is a small community with about 400 residents located in the center of the state.

“We hope that all will join in and applaud him for his efforts to grow our party across the Buckeye State,” proclaimed a statement from the Ohio ASP.… 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.

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

Libertarian Party: Summary of Executive Committee Meeting 6/22/16 – Ohio, Illinois, and Maine Ballot Access Issues

13177215_10154154527882726_5080032156295890667_nOn June 22, 2016, there was a Libertarian Party Executive Committee meeting to discuss the following issues:

  1. Increasing the Illinois encumbrance from $50,000 to $70,000.
  2. Authorizing the LNC to join as an amicus in the Ohio ballot access case.
  3. Potentially authorizing an encumbrance for Maine to support them getting voter registrations before the July 12 deadline.
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Libertarian Party: Executive Committee Meeting 4/27/16 on Ohio Ballot Access

UnknownOn April, 2016, there was a Libertarian Party Executive Committee meeting to discuss the issue of encumbering funds for Ohio ballot access. Please note that there was an message to the delegates from Ohio Executive Committee Vice-Chair Scott Pettigrew posted by IPR here.

Scott Pettigrew and Ed Marsh of Ohio were in attendance.… Read more ...

A message from Scott Pettigrew of the Libertarian Party of Ohio

UnknownA message from Scott Pettigrew of the Libertarian Party of Ohio (Executive Committee Vice Chair)

To the delegates:

As you probably know, the Libertarian Party of Ohio has so far been barred from the ballot during the 2016 election cycle, due to the enactment of SB193 (“The John Kasich Re-election Protection Act”).… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Executive Committee Teleconference set for 4/27/16 on Ohio Ballot Access

Libertarian PartyFrom LNC-Votes List:

There will be an Executive Committee teleconference on Wednesday, April 27, on the subject of a ballot access plan in Ohio.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 9:30 p.m. Eastern / 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Dial-in: (217) 258-5588
Guest Pin Code: 207730

1. At conference time, dial the Conference Dial-In number above.

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Libertarian Party of Rhode Island: Telephone Flash Mob to Stop Taxation of Medical Marijuana

Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 10.27.35 AMFrom the Telephone Flash Mob organization page:

Members of the Rhode Island Medical Cannabis Community are supporting and promoting a massive call-in campaign to officials across the State of Rhode Island to firmly state that we will not tolerate the extreme, regressive taxation of a life-saving drug. In the spirit of civil disobedience and peaceful protest, we are asking Rhode Islanders to flood the switchboards of the Statehouse, House & Senate Leadership, as well as your local State Representatives and Senators.… Read more ...

Fight against LP cost Ohio GOP $592,000

Charlie Earl The Associated Press reports that “a recent court filing showed the Ohio Republican Party’s legal bills in the challenge to 2014 Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl are nearly $600,000 — nearly double the amount previously disclosed.”

The state GOP said in March that payments to the law firm of Zeiger, Tigges & Little for the disqualification effort totaled $300,000.… Read more ...

Looks Like We Have a Big, Big Problem in Ohio

Face Palm

Posted to cleveland.com

Ohio legislature passes new ballot-access rules for minor political parties; Libertarians promise lawsuit
By Jeremy Pelzer

COLUMBUS, Ohio –€” State lawmakers on Wednesday passed new ballot-access requirements for Ohio’s minor political parties, overcoming bipartisan criticism that the changes would block third-party participation in next year’s elections.
While the new rules would lower existing thresholds for minor parties to get and stay on the ballot, opponents say the bill is designed to help Gov.… Read more ...

Ohio Senate Votes to Ban Libertarian Party from 2014 Ohio Election

Found on the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s website

Libertarian party of ohio

Up-to-the-minute SB 193 news will appear here until further notice, so check back often

Latest SB 193 UPDATE:

COLUMBUS (Tue., Oct, 7 at 1 p.m.)

The Ohio Senate has passed SB 193, just a couple of hours after it made it out of committee.… Read more ...

Republican Senator Seitz Moves to Squash Third Parties in Ohio

(From left) Green Party congressional candidate Bob Hart, joined Sherry Clark, Charlie Earl and other Libertarians October 1 at the State House for a Senate hearing on Senate Bill 193

photo: Lorn Mullenix

Found in The Columbus Free Press
By Bob Fitrakis, October 3, 2013

Ohio Republican Senator Bill Seitz (District 8) is at it again.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Ohio Legislature Will Hear a Bill to Remove Minor Parties Tomorrow

Richard Winger from Ballot Access News has alerted us to a hearing to be held tomorrow in Ohio.

Ohio Legislative Hearing on Bill to Remove Minor Parties Set for Wednesday, September 25

The Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee will hear SB 193 on Wednesday, September 25, at 1:30 p.m.

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