Posts tagged: Washington

Apr 29 2013

Fritz Sands: Thoughts on the LPWA Bylaw change regarding trans-partisanship candidate endorsement

Source: Independent Political Report

The following was taken from the Libertarian Party of Washington Facebook page:

Thoughts on the LPWA Bylaw change regarding trans-partisanship candidate endorsement

By Fritz Sands, LPWA At-Large State Executive Committee Member

At the recent convention of the Libertarian Party of Washington, the delegates voted to accept a bylaw change that allows the endorsement of candidates who are not Read more »

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Apr 29 2013

Update from the Libertarian Party of Washington Convention

Source: Independent Political Report

We had our LPWA Convention on Saturday April 20th in Bellingham near the Canadian border.
We had 118 attendees sign in and of those 12 new members join the party that day. This is almost 3 times the attendance as last year. As the newly appointed Executive Director (Feb 1st) our focus has been outreach. Read more »

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Apr 21 2013

Freedom Socialist Party Activism Stops Washington State from Making Presidential Ballot Access More Difficult

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 17, Washington Governor Jay Inslee vetoed part of SB 5518. If he had signed it, it would have inadvertently increased the difficulty for new minor parties to place presidential nominees on the November ballot. The veto would not have occurred if the Freedom Socialist Party had not noticed the problem, and persuaded the Secretary of State to ask the Governor to veto part of the bill. In Washington state, Read more »

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Apr 16 2013

Special Message From The Chairman Of The Constitution Party Of Washington Regarding The Bombings In Boston

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

Whatever the final story behind the Boston Marathon bombing turns out to be, one thing is already evident. No amount of bombs dropped on far away countries, drones flying overhead, airport security scanners, warrantless wiretaps, or gun free zones can make a people safe. Safety – true safety – is only of the Lord.

I am mindful of the first words that bubbled up within me upon seeing the twin towers Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

Washington State Green Party Plaintiffs Win Procedural Victory in Case Involving Secret Ballots

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 27, some voters in San Juan County, Washington, won a procedural victory in State Superior Court in White v Reed. This is a lawsuit arguing that San Juan County should not print unique barcodes on ballots because they could conceivably be used to violate secrecy in voting. The Court ruled that the plaintiffs, who are associated with the Green Party, do have standing. The Court also ruled that the barcodes are Read more »

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Apr 09 2013

LPWA Plans Its Convention: Cascade Liberty Summit

Source: Independent Political Report

Sent to me from C. Michael Pickens-Executive Director, LPWA

Our Libertarian Party of Washington executive committee is determined to grow the largest and most effective state Libertarian Party in the entire country. A Libertarian Party that not only competes with the D’s and R’s, but are winning elections and advancing liberty by passing libertarian legislation on all levels of government. Read more »

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Mar 21 2013

Washington Senate Passes Bill That Defines Qualified Party as One that Received 5% for President

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 12, the Washington State Senate passed SB 5518, which changes the definition of a qualified party from one that polled 5% for any statewide nominee at the last election, to one that polled 5% for President at the last presidential election. Washington state’s term for a qualified party is a “major party.” “Major parties” do not need to petition to place their presidential nominee on the ballot, but “minor Read more »

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Mar 16 2013

Region 1 Report to LNC

Source: Independent Political Report

Region 1 Report

Submitted by Norm Olsen
March 10, 2013

This report is submitted to the national office on March 10, 2013 as required for inclusion in the meeting information binders distributed at Libertarian National Committee meetings. Errors, omissions, and/or additional reports received prior to the Read more »

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Mar 15 2013

Sawant to Run against Conlin for Seattle City Council – Socialist Challenges Democratic Party Establishment

Source: Socialist Alternative (via Independent Political Report)

Kshama Sawant, economics teacher at Seattle Central Community College, announced today at a press conference she is running this year as a Socialist Alternative candidate for City Council against Democratic incumbent and former city council president Richard Conlin.

This follows Sawant’s historic 29% vote (over 20,000 votes) against Democratic state Read more »

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Feb 13 2013

Washington Secretary of State’s Bill to Change Definition of Qualified Party Moves Ahead

Source: Ballot Access News

The Washington Secretary of State has asked the legislature to clarify the definition of a ballot-qualified party. The existing law says that it is a party that polled at least 5% for any statewide nominee, but parties no longer have nominees in Washington state, except for President. The Libertarian Party brought a lawsuit last year, alleging that even the Republican Party was no longer ballot-qualified because it had Read more »

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