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Slowly, opposition builds against Constitutional Amendment

October 22, 2016 The promise of an "independent" and "citizens-only" commission to determine legislative pay may sound like a good idea, but increasingly, many are not being fooled. Prior to September, no organization had taken a stance either for or against the Constitutional Amendment appearing on the statewide ballot in November. That changed one month

2016-10-22T06:35:34+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Slowly, opposition builds against Constitutional Amendment

LPMN Vice Chair slams presidential debates as ‘illegitimate’

October 18, 2016 NOTE: While the actual election process of tabulating ballots is quite sound, the events leading up to Election Day are another matter entirely. The following op-ed commentary was submitted to the Star Tribune and MinnPost four weeks ago. Both media outlets failed to publish it, thus it is presented here. The "Commission"

2016-10-18T23:34:45+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Comments Off on LPMN Vice Chair slams presidential debates as ‘illegitimate’

Call for prime yard sign locations

Pro-Libertarian yard signs are popping up all over the state, and it's still not too late to get one of your very own! We are currently distributing regular sized signs for yards of all kinds, but would love to find some very special yards in high-traffic areas, just waiting for a big, beautiful 4'x8' sign to help us reach even

2016-10-06T22:39:51+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Call for prime yard sign locations

Star Tribune op-ed: Why I’m voting for Gary Johnson (and you should, too)

The op-ed below was published by the Star Tribune on September 28, 2016. Griffin Edwards is a St. Olaf senior from Encinitas, CA, majoring in Russian language and international development. He is currently studying abroad in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. Despite the repeated assertion that I’m just giving my vote away to either Hillary or Trump

2016-09-28T13:20:10+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Star Tribune op-ed: Why I’m voting for Gary Johnson (and you should, too)

Libertarians, Greens to launch joint anti-CPD protests at TV stations

September 23, 2016 As happens every four years, the Democratic- and Republican-controlled Commission on Presidential Debates is preparing to trot out their own two candidates at their first nationally televised debate on Monday, September 26. Perhaps they believe that a public widely dissatisfied with both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will simply fall in line

2016-09-23T11:28:28+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Libertarians, Greens to launch joint anti-CPD protests at TV stations

LPMN opposes Amendment on legislative pay

September 21, 2016 A Constitutional Amendment, which few have heard about, will be appearing on the statewide ballot. The initial reaction of voters is likely to be supportive, but the language is deceptive. Neither option is particularly pro-liberty, however, we believe what is being proposed is worse. People of all political persuasions may agree with

2016-09-21T22:24:25+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Comments Off on LPMN opposes Amendment on legislative pay

State Fair outreach receives enthusiastic response

September 14, 2016 LPMN Chair Chris Dock greets fairgoers. Amid the overall attendance record of 1.9 million people attending this year's Minnesota State Fair, many of those visitors stopped by the LPMN outreach booth. At times, the public's enthusiasm was overwhelming. Crowds deluged the booth, scarfing up t-shirts, buttons, bumperstickers, and yardsigns, leading

2016-09-14T09:48:33+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Comments Off on State Fair outreach receives enthusiastic response

State Senate candidate Steven Zilberg featured in St Cloud Times

September 8, 2016 Steven Zilberg, a student, world traveler, and liberty advocate, was featured in the St Cloud Times. He is the Libertarian candidate for State Senate District 14. Supporters can follow his campaign via his Facebook page. The original article can be found here. * * * A different kind of candidate Kirsti Marohn,

2016-09-08T23:07:40+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Comments Off on State Senate candidate Steven Zilberg featured in St Cloud Times

Gary Johnson to appear on Minnesota ballot

August 23, 2016 We did it! Former governor of New Mexico and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has achieved a spot on Minnesota's ballot, ensuring that Minnesotans will gain another choice for president in November. LPMN activists submitted an initial 2200 signatures on August 2, of which 1950 have already been validated. An additional 1000

2016-08-23T18:50:08+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Gary Johnson to appear on Minnesota ballot