Category: News


Coupal: Californians readier than ever for solutions to taxation

How to organize a Libertarian protest for tax day this April LPC 2019 convention speaker Jon Coupal, president of Sacramento-based Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, had an op-ed published in the Orange County Register on March 31, explaining findings from a recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California that “‘taxuration’ may have finally arrived…

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Californians need only look to the Libertarians, says LPC chair in op-ed

LP California Chair Honor “Mimi” Robson makes a persuasive case in a recent op-ed, showing California voters why the Libertarian Party is the alternative for fiscally responsible and socially accepting voters — especially for Republicans who feel the GOP in California has abandoned its stated values. The op-ed was published in the 11 papers of the…

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Convening in California: Libertarians plan a year toward freedom

State convention kicks off Friday in Concord by K. Brent Olsen It’s almost here! This Friday through Sunday, April 5–7, 2019, the Libertarian Party of California (LPC) will be hosting its annual convention in Concord, California, at the Crowne Plaza hotel. This promises to be an exciting event, with more than 20 excellent guest speakers,…

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County LP springboards off congressional, municipal threats of second-amendment infringement

The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County responded quickly to a mayoral memo threatening the civil right to self-defense in the City of San Jose. The party issued a press release and followed it up by having an op-ed by Chair Jennifer Imhoff-Dousharm published in a local news outlet, San Jose Inside. Following is the…

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Message from the Chair 12/11/2018

If you’ve not already heard, I have some very exciting news. Jeff Hewitt, California’s Region 4 LNC Representative and longtime Libertarian activist, won his election for Riverside County Supervisor! The Riverside County Registrar of Voters certified the election just before the deadline of December 6th, and announced the results on December 7th, that Hewitt won…

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2018 California Libertarian candidates: U.S. Senate

The California Libertarian Activist invites Libertarian candidates in California to provide statements about their candidacy for our members and subscribers. In 2018, the LP of California has one candidate for U.S. Senate, who provides the following statement.* Derrick Michael Reid I am a Californian for all Californians, a moderate and a problem solver, seeking to…

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LP San Francisco activists invite petitioners to stop Top Two, slash gas taxes

by Aubrey Freedman In December, members and activists of the the LP of San Francisco started to gather signatures for two initiatives circulating statewide to qualify for the November 2018 election.  The initiatives each need at least 585,407 valid signatures to appear before the voters, and their deadlines are coming up this spring. The proposed…

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Raise your campaign’s first $10,000 in 7 days

Tremendous resources are available to activists, candidates, and campaign volunteers of the LP of California, as an affiliate of the national Libertarian Party. Many of the tools are easily accessible at the web site LPAction.org, managed by Andy Burns, the LNC’s state affiliate development specialist. Here we feature LP communicator Michael Cloud’s advice for quickly…

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2018 California Libertarian candidates: Governor

The California Libertarian Activist invites Libertarian candidates in California to provide statements about their candidacy for our members and subscribers. Governor In 2018, the LP of California has two Libertarian candidates for governor: Zoltan Istvan and Nikolas Wildstar, who provided the following statements.* Zoltan Istvan Zoltan Istvan is often considered the world’s leading transhumanist and…

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Libertarian Party of California Opposes SB562 “Single Payer” Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2017 Libertarians Oppose SB562 – “Single Payer” state takeover of health care The California State Senate has passed SB562 to create a “single payer” health care system in California. The single payer would be the State of California, which would take over the entire healthcare system. The Libertarian Party of…

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Libertarian Party of California Opposes AB64 Additional Marijuana Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2017 LIBERTARIANS OBJECT TO PROPOSED MARIJUANA REGULATIONS The California Department of Food & Agriculture is holding a series of hearings across the state to gather feedback from the public on proposed regulations for the medical marijuana industry. Since Proposition 64 passed in November, there will be continued proposals for regulating…

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Message From The Chair – 5-17-17

Our recent State Convention was a huge success! It was held April 28-30 in Santa Clara. More people attended than at any recent convention in memory, and I noted great enthusiasm among those who did. The state LP hosted compelling speakers, including economist David Friedman, Eric Garris of Antiwar.com, and Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com….

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Message From The Chair – 4-1-17

DAVID FRIEDMAN & PATRICK BYRNE (CEO of Overstock.com) to speak at LPC STATE CONVENTION. DISCOUNT PRICES EXTENDED to April 4   Fellow Libertarians and Friends,   I am pleased to announce that David Friedman (economics professor and son of Milton Friedman) and Patrick Byrne (CEO of Overstock.com) are now featured speakers at the Libertarian Party…

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Message From The Chair – 3-12-17 Speakers announced for LPC State Convention April 28-30 – You’re invited!

The Libertarian Party of California’s 2017 State Convention is coming up fast — April 28 to April 30 at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054 (near San Jose International Airport). This will be the gala event of the season, featuring exciting speakers, tasty meal events, party business, and…

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Message From The Chair – 12/3/16 – Your Support Is Needed To Promote Liberty!

This is just a short message during the holiday season, along with an earnest request for some help. The Libertarian Party of California doesn’t have special interest groups financing it. We depend on freedom-loving individuals like you to help us get our message out. Donate Our recent presidential candidate, Gov. Gary Johnson, brought a lot…

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California Libertarian Activist, Volume II, issue 3 (11/6/2016)

      Volume II, Issue 3 November 6, 2016   The official publication for activists of the Libertarian Party of California IN THIS ISSUE: Election 2016: Libertarians offer chance for smaller government in San Mateo County ‘healthcare’ district In-depth review of Sequoia Healthcare District closure opportunity Anton for Assembly wins newspaper endorsement, Republican attention Roberts offers…

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California Libertarian Activist, Volume II, issue 2 (10/6/2016)

      Volume II, Issue 2 October 6, 2016   The official newsletter for activists of the Libertarian Party of California IN THIS ISSUE: Election 2016: Thiemer for City Council offers value to Fairfield residents Starr deploys two campaigns at once in Oxnard Recommendations on statewide ballot measures Robson challenges state senator in two-way race Baron…

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Message from the Chair 9-12-16 – 55 Electors Needed for Johnson/Weld Ticket – Will You Be One Of Them?

The Johnson/Weld ticket is receiving unprecedented levels of media coverage and public interest. I will talk about that in a moment. But right now, we need 55 California Libertarians to sign up to be electors for Johnson and Weld in California. California has 55 electoral votes. Whichever presidential candidate wins the popular vote in California…

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Message from the Chair May 22, 2016

Message from the Chair 5-22-16 This is an exciting time for the Libertarian Party. As you have probably seen in various media outlets, there is great interest in our party’s presidential nominee unlike any we have seen before. Is it possible for the Republicans and Democrats to be on the verge of nominating such distasteful…

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When All Else Fails… Adapt

A political landscape like no other… I keep hearing that over and over, but what does that mean? This is a year that has left the status quo in the dust. A fight exists between the perceived establishment and the wild card rebels. America is in a state of unrest with millennials, who have one…

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2016 Convention

  The Libertarian Party of California State Convention is coming up soon, on April 1 – 3, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. This is expected to be the gala Libertarian event of the Spring. You are invited to attend. And bring your friends and family as…

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Message from the Chair

Fellow California Libertarians, I have a lot of good news to report! The Libertarian Party of California state convention will be held April 1 – 3 at the Hilton at Los Angeles Airport, near LAX. The contract has been signed, and our convention committee headed by Mark Hinkle is in the process of bringing an…

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Message from the Chair

Dear California LP Members,   I want to keep you updated about what’s going on in the Libertarian Party of California.   The 2016 state convention will be held on April 1, 2, & 3 at the LAX Hilton Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport. We are lining up an exciting array of speakers and…

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Program Committee Appointed

  The Executive Committee has appointed a Program Committee that is tasked with the following mandate: “The party program shall consist of up to five planks which state interim measures and practical policies, designed to implement the party position on issues of interest to California. The program shall not conflict with the Statement of Principles…

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Message from the Chair

  I want to bring everyone up to date on what the Libertarian Party of California is doing these days. I am pleased to announce the appointment of Janine Kloss as Executive Director of the LPC. Janine has been quite active in building the LP of Sacramento County, and I look forward to her assisting…

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