Nov 01 2011

Communist Party USA heralds Occupy Wall Street movement

Source: Independent Political Report

Via CPUSA.org:

We greet the Occupy Wall St. movement as it spreads throughout our country from large cities to small towns, led by youth and joined by people of all ages and backgrounds, giving voice to deep anger at extreme economic inequality.

The unemployed, those who have lost their homes, who cannot afford education Read more »

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Nov 01 2011

ROOT: The Obama Plan — Insanity or Brilliant?

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee

Everything is out of order in Obama’s world. Up is down, day is night, round is square. None of it makes any sense. None of it has any chance of working. Yet the adoring sheep who support Obama and the national media (I know- I repeat myself) goes along with all of it, believes the lies, and asks no questions. Obama Read more »

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Nov 01 2011

LP Monday Message: Regulate Marijuana Like Wine

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Fellow Libertarians,

The United States government has just declared war on medical cannabis, throwing patients and dispensaries into a panic and with good reason. Even those with years of unblemished operations, including some of our finest and most respected MCDs, are being targeted. The Feds are even threatening to prosecute Read more »

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Nov 01 2011

Americans Elect Submits Ballot Access Petition in Arkansas

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 1, Americans Elect submitted its petition to be on the Arkansas ballot in 2012, for President only. Arkansas requires 1,000 signatures for parties that only want to be on the ballot for President, and 10,000 for parties that want ballot status for all office. Americans Elect turned in 2,900 signatures. Read more »

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Nov 01 2011

Ohio Secretary of State Will Issue Directive Putting Various Minor Parties on the 2012 Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office will be posting a directive, putting the various minor parties on the ballot for 2012, either late on November 1, or on November 2. The Libertarian Party was already on by court order. It is expected that the directive will acknowledge that not only the Libertarians, but the Greens, Constitution Party, Socialist Party, and Americans Elect, are all qualified for 2012. Read more »

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Nov 01 2011

North Dakota Libertarian Party Files Rehearing Request with Eighth Circuit

Source: Ballot Access News

On October 31, the North Dakota Libertarian Party filed this 12-page rehearing request in Libertarian Party of North Dakota v Jaeger, 10-3212. The issue in the lawsuit is whether a state may require a small qualified party to attract as much as 15% of the primary voters to choose that party’s primary ballot, if it wants to have nominees for the legislature on the November ballot. Read more »

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Nov 01 2011

Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Dates, Cities for General Election 2012 Debates

Source: Ballot Access News

On October 31, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that it will again hold presidential general election debates, and named the dates and locations for each of the four debates. The only vice-presidential debate will be October 11, at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

The three presidential debates will be: (1) October 3, University of Denver; (2) Read more »

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Nov 01 2011

October 2011 Ballot Access News Print Edition

Source: Ballot Access News

Ballot Access News
October 1, 2011 – Volume 27, Number 5

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Nov 01 2011

Jeremy Young analyzes Illinois Libertarian presidential debate

Source: Independent Political Report

By Jeremy Young

From comments on a prior IPR post. The debate can be viewed at http://rjharris2012.com/:

Instead of finishing what I was supposed to be doing tonight, I went ahead and watched this entire debate. Here are my thoughts on what I saw and heard. Read more »

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Nov 01 2011

Efforts Underway in at Least Six States to Lobby for Better Ballot Access Laws in 2012

Source: Ballot Access News

The last two months of the year are good times for anyone who wants better ballot access laws (or better laws of any kind) to ask a state legislator to introduce such bills early in the following calendar year. While state legislative sessions in most states are longer and more active in odd years, almost all state legislatures meet in even-numbered years as well. Read more »

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