Posts tagged: Tennessee

Apr 18 2013

Tennessee Bill, to Study Ballot Access for Minor Parties, Moves Ahead

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 17, the Tennessee Senate Fiscal, Ways & Means Committee passed SR 37. It provides for a legislative study of ballot access for minor parties, and proposes that the committee, besides legislators, will include a representative of each of the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties. The bill will probably pass the Senate on consent on April 18. Read more »

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Apr 02 2013

Tennessee Bill to Study Ballot Access for Minor Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 2, Tennessee State Senator Jim Kyle, leader of the Democrats in the Senate, introduced SR 37. It is a resolution to create a committee to study the issue of minor party ballot access. The Resolution, if passed, will create a Committee that includes five Senators (appointed by the Senate Speaker), a representative from the Secretary of State, and a representative chosen by the Speaker from the ranks of the Read more »

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Mar 24 2013

Well-Known Tennessee Politics Blog Carries Commentary in Favor of Ballot Access Bills

Source: Ballot Access News

Blue Collar Muse, a conservative-leaning political blog in Tennessee, has this column in favor of the pending ballot access bills. They lower the number of signatures from 2.5% of the last gubernatorial vote, to 1,000 signatures. The column is by Daniel Lewis of the Tennessee Libertarian Party.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Mar 21 2013

Tennessee Libertarians take aim at legislative activities

Source: Examiner.com (via Independent Political Report)

The new chair of the Libertarian Party of Tennessee has called on members to contact legislators regarding a variety of bills under consideration in both the Tennessee House of Representatives and the Senate.

Jim Tomasik credits member phone calls and emails (along with those of other Tennessee citizens) with helping move House Bill 475 through committee. In opening remarks, Read more »

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Mar 11 2013

Libertarian Party of Tennessee holds annual convention in Nashville

Source: Examiner.com

Southern hospitality was alive and well once again at the Libertarian Party of Tennessee’s Annual State Convention this past weekend in Nashville, as evidenced by outgoing Chair Jay Polk’s opening remark to attendees: “I love you all.”

Despite twelve-plus years of perpetual warfare, eroding civil liberties and excessive government intervention in the economy, there is still reason to be optimistic. The Read more »

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Mar 09 2013

Libertarian Party of Tennessee Convention Today

Source: Independent Political Report

From the LPTN website. I’m attending the event.

2013 Libertarian Party of Tennessee Convention
It’s that time again!
The Libertarian Party of Tennessee will be having our next state convention on
Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th in Nashville, TN Read more »

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Mar 04 2013

Tennessee Ballot Access Bill Set for Hearing on March 26

Source: Ballot Access News

The Tennessee Senate State and Local Government Committee will hear SB 1091 on March 26. This is the bill that lowers the number of signatures for a newly-qualifying party from 2.5% of the last gubernatorial vote, to exactly 1,000 signatures. Thanks to Daniel Lewis for this news.

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Feb 24 2013

Darrell Castle Podcast: The Charles Rangel Slavery Bill

Source: Constitution Party of Tennessee (via Independent Political Report)

Darrell Castle talks about H.R. 748 introduced in the U.S. Congress to reinstitute forced service for all persons 18-25 years old.

The Charles Rangel Slavery Bill

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Feb 21 2013

Tennessee Ballot Access Bill Now Also Introduced in State House of Representatives

Source: Ballot Access News

The Tennessee bill to lower the number of signatures for a newly-qualifying party now exists in both houses of the legislature. The House bill is HB 958. It is the same as SB 1091, and both bills would lower the number of signatures from 2.5% of the last gubernatorial vote (over 44,000) to exactly 1,000. The sponsor of HB 958 is Representative Jason Powell (D-Nashville). Read more »

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Feb 02 2013

Tennessee Ballot Access Bill Introduced

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 31, Tennessee State Senator Jim Kyle (D-Memphis), the leader of the Democrats in the State Senate, introduced SB 1091. It lowers the number of signatures for a newly-qualifying party from 2.5% of the last gubernatorial vote to exactly 1,000 signatures. Thanks to Daniel Lewis for this news.

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