The following is from a fellow Libertarian in Thousand Oaks who has created a grass roots local group to support Gary Johnson for President. He has asked us to reach out to our LPVC members and friends who would like to help with the campaign:
Thank you for your support!
We are pleased to announce the formation of the Thousand Oaks Libertarians! We have seen a large increase in activity over the past few weeks. Our membership numbers have grown significantly and we held a successful rally on Saturday.
We will be providing you with the latest updates on upcoming events, including fundraisers, rallies, and keep you informed regarding Gary Johnson’s campaign.
We don’t have to tell you that it’s clear that the two-party system isn’t working for America. American trust in their government and the people’s confidence in a brighter future are the lowest they’ve ever been. More Americans now than at any time in our recorded history want a third option at the ballot box, and this presents a clear opportunity. Governor Gary Johnson’s campaign is currently exceeding expectations, but there is a clear need to spread the word for him to gain the necessary 15% support in national polls to make it into the presidential debates. Just think how great it would be to have a third option on stage to pull back the curtain on the two-party system!
We have some work to do. 66% of American voters say that they’ve never even heard of Gary Johnson, let alone where he stands on the issues facing our nation.
But Johnson is gaining momentum. With his support already this high, the sky’s the limit as we start to inform voters of his campaign. He’s already had a great deal of success, already reaching double digits in the polls. Johnson is beating Donald Trump among Millennial voters. What’s more, 18% of Bernie Sanders supporters say they will vote for Governor Johnson.
So you need you to do your part. Who’s had that experience where your conservative colleague at work is “not so sure about Trump” or had a Bernie-supporting buddy that “just can’t fathom voting for Hillary”? Who’s heard someone grumble under their breath, “I might as well sit this one out; both these choices are awful?” Most of us have.
And so we need to be active. On social media. At the neighborhood barbecue. Get people thinking. And get people positive about the possibilities for real change, with a real candidate that will fight for what’s best for the future of this country.
Voting your conscience is never a “wasted vote.”
If you have any questions at all or you would like to get more involved, please email us at ThousandOaksLibertarian@gmail.com. Remember, don’t wait around for someone else to do it. Be the change. We can bring Gary Johnson to victory, but we can’t do it without you.
LPVC Team Notes: A political party is only as good as the people in it. And in an election year it is only as good as the number of activists willing to contribute ideas, time and/or money to see their candidate win. A big thank you goes out to the creator of the Thousand Oaks Libertarians who aims to connect with those in his local community who just might be Libertarian and who are part of the growing numbers supporting Gary Johnson. (Although we have shared goals, Thousand Oaks Libertarians is not affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Ventura County.)