May 31 2011

North Carolina Ballot Access Hearing Set

Source: Ballot Access News

On June 1, the North Carolina House Elections Committee will hear HB 32, at 2:10 p.m. This is the bill that lowers the number of signatures for minor and new parties, and independent candidates. Thanks to Brian Irving for this news. Read more »

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May 30 2011

Noted Libertarian activist and Advocates Vice Chair George Schwappach passes away

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

The following is from LNC member Dr. James Lark:

George Schwappach passed away in early May. I have lost a friend and colleague, the Advocates has lost one of our “founding fathers,” and the liberty movement has lost a great champion. Read more »

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May 30 2011

History of John B. Anderson’s 1980 Independent Presidential Candidacy About to be Published

Source: Ballot Access News

Jim Mason’s book “No Holding Back: the 1980 John B. Anderson Presidential Campaign” is about to be published, and can be pre-ordered at Amazon. This book is considerably longer than an earlier history about that campaign, “Diary of a Dark Horse.”

Anderson made history by being the first independent presidential candidate (as opposed to a minor party presidential candidate) to get on the ballot of all states. Read more »

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May 30 2011

LP Monday Message: Memorial Day and Harry Browne

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Today, Memorial Day, millions commemorate fellow Americans who have served in our military and fallen in wars.

Addressing Memorial Day can be complicated for Libertarians, not because we don’t love freedom and recognize that many have sacrificed their lives, but because we have opposed many of the policies that we feel have unnecessarily–even wrongly–put American soldiers in harm’s way. Read more »

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May 30 2011

Ohio Libertarian Activist Appointed to City Council of Perrysburg

Source: Ballot Access News

On May 24, Todd Grayson, communications director for the Ohio Libertarian Party, was appointed to the city council of Perrysburg, Ohio. Perrysburg is a city of 21,000 in northwest Ohio. It has nonpartisan city elections. See this story, which does not mention his affiliation. Thanks to Kevin Knedler for this news. Read more »

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May 29 2011

Charity – Tanuja Paruchuri

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Tanuja talks about the alternatives to government force.

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May 29 2011

Texas Legislature Passes Bill Altering Non-Presidential Independent Petition Deadline

Source: Ballot Access News

On Sunday, May 29, the Texas legislature passed SB 100. It leaves the date of the primary in March, but moves the runoff primary from April to the fourth Tuesday in May. Because the current law says independent candidate petitions (for office other than President) are due 30 days after the runoff primary, this moves the independent candidate petition deadline from May to June. Read more »

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May 29 2011

Socialist Party Selects Date and Location for Presidential Nominating Convention

Source: Ballot Access News

The Socialist Party will holds its presidential nominating convention in Los Angeles, October 14-16, 2011. The location is the Holiday Inn at the Los Angeles Airport. The hotel is at the corner of Century and La Cienega Boulevards. Thanks to Stewart Alexander for this news. Read more »

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May 29 2011

Colorado Governor Signs Bill for Earlier Primary, Earlier Petition Dates

Source: Ballot Access News

On May 27, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB 189, which moves the primary from August to June. It also moves the qualifying deadline for an indepedendent presidential candidate, or the presidential nominee of an unqualified party, from late June to early June. And, it moves the petition deadline for a group to submit a petition to become a qualified party from March to January. Read more »

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May 28 2011

Gatewood Galbraith Now Has 5,000 Signatures on Petition to be on Kentucky Ballot for Governor this Year

Source: Ballot Access News

Gatewood Galbraith’s campaign says it now has 5,000 signatures on its petition to be on the Kentucky ballot as an independent candidate for Governor on November 8, 2011. See this story. The signatures aren’t due until August, and the drive will continue until it has 10,000. He had been the Reform Party nominee for Governor in 1999 and had polled 15.4%. Read more »

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