This is HUGE! One can only imagine the time, effort and money that was needed to make this happen. The national LP office has confirmed that Dr. Jo Jorgensen, our Libertarian presidential candidate, will be on every ballot in 2020! More than 60,000 signatures were safely gathered across the country during a pandemic and mass shutdowns. Many states were very narrowly secured, with one state confirming Libertarian ballot access by only seven signatures!
Jo Jorgensen is officially the first woman to be on every presidential ballot in the country TWICE (1996 & 2020). This is reason to celebrate! Every American will have the chance to vote for Jo in November. Never have voters been more dissatisfied with the options given to them by the old parties. Let’s work together to show them that there is another candidate–-that there is a real choice. Real change for real people.
On May 17, 1776 John Adams wrote, "There is something very unnatural and odious in a government a thousand leagues off. A whole government of our own choice, managed by persons whom we love, revere, and can confide in, has charms in it for which men will fight.Read more
MESSAGE FROM STEVE DASBACH, Jo's Campaign Manager:
It’s hard to comprehend just how fast-paced a Presidential campaign is once you’ve won the nomination.
In the 48 hours after Jo won the nomination, over 5,000 new supporters signed up, including over 1,000 new volunteers, and over 600 new donors. All unsolicited.We had to expand our communications team from one … to two … to three … to four in less than a week to keep up with the explosion of interest. Jo is doing four to seven appearances or interviews per day, six days a week -- including local newspapers, radio, and TV, plus national outlets like the Washington Post, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and John Stossel.
PRESENTING our Libertarian Presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen and Vice Presidential candidate Spike Cohen in their first joint interview. Great presence and solid words make them a strong team. Take time to listen to the video and get to know the 2020 ticket that will put forward the best ideas to save this country.Read more
Jo Jorgenson has been selected to be the LP Presidential candidate for 2020. She was nominated at the National LP Convention held on-line during Memorial Day weekend. Spike Cohen was nominated to be her Vice Presidential running mate. Both are Libertarians strong on principle, but each has their own brand of speaking. Hopefully the team will reach many different types of voters in the upcoming election.Read more
We're down to the wire and just now getting specific details on our online national convention. Delegates and Alternates have been meeting on and off for a week to fine-tune voting procedures, and State Chairs have been busy setting up communication with their delegations. You may not be a Delegate this year, but you are still welcome to watch the debates on Thursday night and to follow the convention live via YouTube.com on the Libertarian Party channel.
Here is the schedule as we know it. All times are Pacific.
Here is an update on the Libertarian Party Convention previously scheduled for Memorial Day weekend in Austin Texas. The new plan is to hold an online convention limited to the matter of selecting our presidential/vice presidential nominees and for electing our national party officers. All other convention business will be conducted at a physical convention in July in Florida.
The following is from the LP website:
From Heinlein's "Revolt in 2100's" afterword, “Concerning Stories Never Written” in which the author takes an incisive look at a possible dark future for our country. Remember that Heinlein wrote this almost 70 years ago.
[The novel itself is about a possible future in which the US turned into a theocracy. Science fiction, right?]
“As for ... the idea that we could lose our freedom by succumbing to a wave of religious hysteria, I am sorry to say that I consider it possible. I hope that it is not probable. But there is a latent deep strain of religious fanaticism in this, our culture; it is rooted in our history and it has broken out many times in the past.
"It is with us now; there has been a sharp rise in strongly evangelical sects in this country in recent years, some of which hold beliefs theocratic in the extreme, anti-intellectual, anti-scientific, and anti-libertarian.Read more