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B.A.N.:Virginia Board validates Libertarian petition for Governor (June 27, 2017, 05:54 PM)

Ballot Access News reports:

The Virginia State Board of Elections says the petition for Cliff Hyra, Libertarian nominee for Governor, is valid. He will be the only choice on the November 2017 ballot other than the Republican and Democratic nominees. Thanks to Bill Redpath for this news.

The other statewide minor party petition that is being validated now is the Arkansas Libertarian petition for 2018.Read more ...


LP Report:NH Rep. Brandon Phinney switches to Libertarian Party (June 27, 2017, 05:50 PM)

Brandon Phinney (NH rep) standing in front of legislative building in New Hampshire, wearing suit, tie, sunglasses, name badge, American flag lapel pin

CONCORD, N.H. ? Rep. Brandon Phinney (Strafford 24), formerly a member of the Republican Party, announced today on the State House steps he is changing his party affiliation to Libertarian.

For the third time this year, a sitting state legislator has left his party and joined the LP. Rep. Caleb Q.… Read more ...


Utah Green Party Hosts Dr. Stein; Elects New Officers (June 27, 2017, 03:23 AM)

Newly elected Utah Green Party officers and Dr. Stein.  From left to right: Jessica Bronson (co-secretary), Kimberly Bain (co-secretary), Dr. Stein, Brendan Hobbz-Phillips (past co-Chair), Ashlee Phillips (co-Chair), Edward Bodily (co-Chair), Dee Lynn,  Jeremy Wolf (co-treasurer), Matt Styles (co-treasurer).

Using the following Range Voting System, the Green Party of Utah elected a new slate of officers to one-year terms.… Read more ...


LP?s Joe Buchman first on the ballot in Utah?s Special Election (June 15, 2017, 12:25 AM)

Libertarian Joe Buchman is the first party affiliated candidate on the November ballot for the Special Election for the US House, Third District in Utah. The opening was created following the resignation of Congressman Jason Chaffetz. While the two old parties have yet to hold their conventions, and will likely face primary challengers on August 15, Buchman’s campaign is up in full swing.… Read more ...


New Unity Party of Colorado Holding 1st Convention July 15th (June 15, 2017, 12:04 AM)

Thornton, Colorado ? The 4-digit-member Unity Party of Colorado (www.unitypartycolorado.com), the newest officially-recognized party in the State of Colorado (as of last week?s D-Day) and the largest affiliate of the 37-State Unity Party of America, will be holding its first convention as an official Minor Party Saturday, July 15th 11am at Chuy?s in Westminster at US Highway 36 and West 104th Avenue.… Read more ...


Libertarian Party of Oregon: Sarwark, Harlos to Speak at Convention (June 11, 2017, 07:08 PM)

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF OREGON TO HOLD 2017 CONVENTION Saturday, 17 June

The Libertarian Party of Oregon will hold its 2017 business convention, featuring Libertarian National Committee Chair Nick Sarwark and the founder and chair of the Libertarian Party Historical Preservation Committee, Caryn Ann Harlos as speakers.

The convention will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on 17 June 2017, starting at 9:15 in the morning. … Read more ...


Bylaws Committee Hearing set for June 22, 2017 (June 7, 2017, 03:00 PM)

Meeting Name: Bylaws Committee Hearing
When: 6/22/2017 6:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM Eastern
Purpose: To receive public feedback regarding the Bylaws and desired changes

Requested by: Katz (chair)

READ HEARING NOTICE HERE

As electronic meetings are in the nature of special meetings, no commitments may be made on items other than those listed in the call to meeting.… Read more ...


Unity Party now a ?Minor Party? in Colorado (June 7, 2017, 01:48 PM)

Content from a media release distributed by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.

DENVER, June, 7, 2017 — Colorado has added another minor party to its rolls ? the Unity Party.

As of Monday afternoon, Colorado Secretary of State records showed the Unity Party with 1,002 registered voters. Passing the 1,000-voter mark gave the party its status for at least the next two general elections, in 2018 and 2020.… Read more ...


Open Thread for June 2017 (June 1, 2017, 06:56 PM)

It’s that time again: time to start a new open thread for the month of June. There will undoubtedly be plenty to talk about, so here is a space for anyone to share something that isn’t quite on topic for any of our articles. You all know the drill: just don’t slander or plagiarize anyone, and you’ll probably be just fine.… Read more ...


Utah Libertarian Party to Hold Special Nominating Convention (June 1, 2017, 01:30 PM)

HARVEST ROOM, THANKSGIVING POINT, 4:00PM SATURDAY JUNE 10th

?It?s not quite in the Third District, but we can ?see it from the parking lot??

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UTAH LIBERTARIAN PARTY TO HOLD SPECIAL NOMINATING CONVENTION.

WHEN: Saturday, 10 JUNE 2017, 4:00 to 4:45PM
WHERE: Harvest Restaurant, Thanksgiving Point, 3003 North Thanksgiving
Way, Lehi, UT 84043.… Read more ...


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