Source: Independent Political Report
Region 7 Report.
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas.
March 16-17, 2013.
By Gary Johnson and Paulie Frankel.
The Libertarian Party of Alabama will hold its next state convention on Saturday, June 8.
The state party, the Green Party, and the Constitution Party filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the Alabama Secretary of State on February 12, challenging the March petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties as unconstitutional.
The state party and ABLE, Alabama for Ballot Access Law Equality, are lobbying the state legislature for SB 265 by State Senator Cam Ward, which would cut the number of signatures for a newly-qualifying party from 3 percent of the last gubernatorial vote to 1.5 percent.
Members are being encouraged to recruit a friend or relative to become a dues paying member of the state party on Membership Day, Wednesday, May 8.