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Robert Sarvis op-ed on the importance of third-parties and Virginia?s ballot access barriers (March 28, 2015, 05:07 PM)

Robert Sarvis, 2013 Libertarian candidate for Governor of Virginia & 2014 Libertarian candidate for US Senate

Robert Sarvis writes at the Collegiate Times:

Many Virginians are extremely frustrated by both Republicans and Democrats. But in our two-party system, if you consider voting for an independent or third-party candidate, people will tell you you?re throwing your vote away.

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LNC Meeting Mar 28-29, 2015 Phoenix (Updated) (March 28, 2015, 01:30 AM)

The Libertarian National Committee meets in Phoenix, AZ, Saturday, March 28 and Sunday the 29th.

Location and hotel details:

The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet.

Preliminary schedule (subject to change):

Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Pacific/Mountain Standard Time) (12 pm – 9 pm EST)
Sunday, Mar.… Read more ...

Brian Irving: Libertarians should ?Strike While the Ire is Hot? (March 27, 2015, 02:53 PM)


John Davis

Brian Irving at Liberty Point:

A confluence of factors may present an opportunity for electoral success for Libertarians and the party needs to be prepared to ?Strike While the Ire is Hot.? That will be the message renowned political analyst John Davis will present to the Gala Banquet attendees at the 2015 State Libertarian Party Convention April 11.… Read more ...

West Virginia Governor Signs Bill that Abolishes Straight-Ticket Device (March 27, 2015, 02:09 PM)

Ballot Access News:

On March 25, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed SB 249, which eliminates the straight-ticket device. West Virginia is the eleventh state to have repealed the device in the last fifty years. The others have been Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.… Read more ...

Cecil Ince running for Libertarian Presidential Nomination (March 27, 2015, 12:38 PM)

Via The Saturnalian; Ince also announced on numerous libertarian facebook groups.

Cecil Ince, who resides in Irving, Texas, left a comment at The Saturnalian‘s recent open forum, introducing himself as a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. He linked to a Facebook page for his campaign.… Read more ...

Eric London: Official Endorsements Reveal Kshama Sawant?s Close Ties with Democratic Party (March 27, 2015, 12:25 PM)

Kshama Sawant

From Eric London at the World Socialist Web Site:

After over a year in office, Seattle City Councilperson Kshama Sawant?s first term is defined by her determined efforts to draw ever closer to the Democratic Party. Though Sawant claims to represent a ?socialist alternative? to the American political establishment, she has in fact worked tirelessly to integrate herself into it.… Read more ...

PSL Condemns Obama Sanctions Against Venezuela (March 27, 2015, 11:52 AM)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemns US sanctions. Image courtesy of

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

Two weeks ago, President Obama issued an Executive Order putting in place sanctions against leaders of Venezuela. The US President accused the impoverished South American country of being a threat to the national security of the United States.… Read more ...

Frank Fluckiger: Why Aren?t We Winning? (March 27, 2015, 11:25 AM)


From a Constitution Party email blast:

Some members contact me and complain that the American voters are not waking up in time. I understand their frustration. News headlines remind me each day how far this nation has strayed from its moorings ? the U.S. Constitution. However, we are on the winning side in politics.… Read more ...

WI Libertarians Oppose New DNA Law (March 27, 2015, 06:28 AM)

Press release emailed to IPR:

Wisconsin?s Libertarians are speaking out against a new law, set to go into effect in April, that will radically expand the state?s collection of DNA samples. The new policy will result in an estimated 60,000 people per year ending up in the state?s DNA database, including anybody convicted of a misdemeanor, as well as those who are arrested for non-violent felonies but never convicted.… Read more ...

Libertarians Working For You show, with Elizabeth Dahl and Andy Bakker (March 26, 2015, 08:36 PM)

Via blog: Arvin Vohra host the show Libertarians Working For You Wednesdays at 2 pm EST.

This week’s guests are Elizabeth Dahl, who was recently elected to the Crystal City Council in Minnesota, and Andy Bakker, 2015 candidate for the House of Delegates in Virginia.

Check out other recent episodes:

Libertarians Working For You show 3/18/15

Libertarians Working For You show, with Matthew Schutter and Clayton Sanford 3/11/15

Libertarians Working For You show, with Matt Hasty and Andy Craig

Libertarians Working For You show, with Mike Shipley and Steven Nielson 2/25/15

Libertarians Working For You, with Jason France and Beth Vest 2/18/15

Libertarians Working For You, with Henry Herford and Jennifer Werther

Libertarians Working For You radio show 2/4/15 with Todd Grayson and Jay Price

Libertarians Working for You radio show 1/28/15: Dr.
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