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Candidate filing deadlines SOON in TX, NC, MS; Libertarian success!; Next LP Training San Fran Feb 12-14; and more‏


News from the Libertarian Party:

Thinking about running for office in 2016?

Deadlines coming soon in some states!

Texas: December 14 (Today!)
North Carolina: December 21
Mississippi: January 8
Maryland: February 3
Alabama: March 1
Nebraska: March 1

If you plan to run in one of these states, contact your state party ASAP!

To explore whether running for office in 2016—or in the future—might be right for you, click here.  You’ll get a message with the information you need to consider this choice.

Next LP Activist Training by Libertarians for Libertarians
set for Feb. 12–14 near San Francisco

Earlybird pricing ends December 31

Following the success of the first LP Activist Training by Libertarians for Libertarians in October, we’re taking the show on the road!

Learn more and register here.




Florida Libertarian success! Major deregulation of vehicles-for-hire industry

Jared Grifoni, LPCC Chairman,
speaking to Collier Board
of County Commissioners; Dec. 8
[Jared Grifoni speaking at Board of County Commissioners meeting (TV screen shot photo)]

Collier County Libertarians did much more than just say “no” to more Big Government. They responded to threats of regulating Uber and other ride-sharing services with a bold proposal to deregulate the entire taxi industry—and won!

They sealed their victory on December 8 when the Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to finalize an earlier provisional decision.

Read more here.



“Libertarians Working For You” episodes featuring candidates, foreign policy, campaign finance, Illinois lawsuit

["Libertarians Working for You" radio show promo picture with LP logo]Three episodes of “Libertarians Working For You,” hosted by Arvin Vohra, are now available online:

  • Dec. 9 episode on foreign policy with Shane Landry, of the Plaquemine Parish, Louisiana LP, Marty Swinney, chair of the New Mexico LP, Dr. George Phillies, chair of the Massachusetts LP, and Lily Tang Williams, chair of the Colorado LP. Listen here.
  • Dec. 2 episode with LP Political Director Carla Howell on campaign finance, and Adam Hutchinson on his 2015 campaign for City Council in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Listen here.
  • Nov. 25 episode with comptroller candidate Claire Ball on an LP lawsuit challenging Illinois’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries’ campaign donations, and Jason France on Common Core.Listen here.

Kentucky LP files lawsuit over definition of a political party

imageThe Libertarian Party of Kentucky, along with the Kentucky Constitution Party, has filed suit in federal court against the state of Kentucky over ballot access.

Kentucky law mandates that the only way a political party can become recognized is by polling at 2% or more in the most recent Presidential election. Kentucky is the only state in which it is impossible for a party to ever be ballot-qualified until it polls a particular share of the vote for President.

Read more here.

Ohio LP asks sixth circuit to invalidate ballot access law

[Libertarian Party of Ohio logo state profile lady liberty gold blue (graphic)]On November 19, the Ohio Libertarian Party filed a notice of appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court, over whether ballot access laws recently written by the state legislature violate the Ohio Constitution.

The Ohio Constitution states that all recognized parties must nominate by primary election, yet the ballot access laws written in 2013 state that new parties cannot nominate by primary.

Read more here.

Pre-earlybird pricing ends December 31, for Libertarian 2016 National Convention



2016 Libertarian Party National Presidential Nominating Convention



Join us at the 2016 Libertarian Party National Presidential Nominating Convention, May 27–30 in Orlando, Florida and help to Legalize Freedom!

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