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American Freedom Party: ?Youth Vote Is Key to 2016 and Saving America? (January 29, 2015, 11:59 PM)

Image above is not from the following article posted at the American Freedom Party website:

Barack Obama was ushered into the Oval Office by a wave of young supporters and first-time voters in 2008. However, they are now among those most disillusioned with Obama and his regime, and they are the ticket to winning the 2016 presidential election and preserving the heart and soul of our republic.… Read more ...

California State Court of Appeals upholds top two only scheme, bases decision on factual errors (January 29, 2015, 11:53 PM)

Ballot Access News reports:

On January 29, the California State Court of Appeals ruled that California?s minor parties are not entitled to a trial, to present evidence showing that the top-two system injures voting rights of voters who wish to vote for minor parties in the general election. The case is Rubin v Padilla.

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Party for Socialism and Liberation: Greece ? The Shift Left, the Class Struggle, and Communist Tactics (January 29, 2015, 12:59 PM)

PSL statement posted to Liberation News:

The situation in Greece and Europe as a whole has taken a dramatic turn with the electoral victory of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) and its leader, Alexis Tsipras, as prime minister. Poor and working people in Greece, who have suffered tremendously under austerity measures that have stripped away the gains won over decades of struggle, expect the new government to deliver on its promise to end this offensive against social rights and reduce the country?s debt burden.… Read more ...

Independent American Party: ?Lone Wolves? Please Join Us (January 29, 2015, 12:13 PM)

Kelly Gneiting
IAP Chairman

From Kelly Gneiting at the Independent American Party website:

A theme of yesterday?s meeting was the ?organizing between many people? vs.?being a ?lone wolf.?? The evolution of being a patriot was discussed; how folks go from 1) learning about the corruption to 2) being a ?lone wolf? to 3) organizing and ACTIVELY being a part of something much much bigger.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: South Dakota Amends SB 69 to Make Ballot Access More Difficult for Independent Candidates (January 29, 2015, 11:49 AM)

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On January 28, the South Dakota Senate State Affairs Committee amended SB 69 to make ballot access more difficult for independent candidates. Furthermore, the committee defeated an amendment that would have eased the deadline for a newly-qualifying party to submit its petitions, and approved the original part of the bill that moves the new party deadline from March to February.… Read more ...

Green Party: Obama?s Trade Deal Promotion Undermines Fight Against Climate Change (January 29, 2015, 11:39 AM)

From the Green Party website:

Green Party leaders urged Congress to reject President Obama’s call for fast-track authority for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The President urged Congress to grant him such power when he delivered his 2015 State of the Union address on January 20.… Read more ...

January 2015 Open Thread (January 29, 2015, 11:00 AM)

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff?.just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Debate/Discussion thread with declared candidates for the 2016 Libertarian Presidential nomination (January 29, 2015, 10:52 AM)

Declared candidates for the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nomination: Dr. Marc Feldman, Darryl W. Perry, Keenan Wallace Dunham.

This thread is for the purpose of a discussion/debate among declared candidates for the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nomination and members of the IPR comment community. Lurkers and new people are welcome to join in (first comment under a screen name/email address combination and any comment containing more than one link is automatically moderated).… Read more ...

2015 Libertarian State Conventions (listing in progress) (January 29, 2015, 07:58 AM)

Wes Benedict

Wes Benedict has posted this blog post to list state LP conventions for 2015. Wes also posted to the state chairs and LNC lists looking for information about more states. Beth Vest from LSLA/National Organization of Libertarian Women/LP of Lousiana and possibly LNC regional rep Vicki Kirkland will also be calling LP state chairs to expand the list.… Read more ...

Libertarians Working for You radio show 1/28/15: Dr. James Lark, Carla Howell on health care (January 28, 2015, 04:32 PM)

On this week’s Libertarians Working for You radio show, host Arvin Vohra (Vice Chair of the Libertarian National Committee discusses health care policy with LNC political director Carla Howell and Dr. James Lark, former LNC Chair and current region rep for Region 5 (District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia).… Read more ...

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