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Libertarian Party Gains Ballot Access in 30 States

June 20th, 2008

libertarian-party-logo.jpgThe Libertarian Party has announced that it has added Illinois to its tally of successful ballot access drives today, making it the 30th state to include the LP candidate. The party is expected to eventually achieve ballot access in 48 states, with Oklahoma and West Virginia being the most likely holdouts. Here is the official update from Chairman Bill Redpath:


Dear Fellow Libertarian:

Thirty states and counting!

That’s right, the Libertarian Party is on the ballot in 30 states across the nation and still on track to be on at least 48 by November.

Thanks to all of your hard work and donations, we are able to finish the ballot access drive in Illinois this week, and are continuing to work in Pennsylvania. In the very near future, we will be turning our sights to Ohio, Alabama, Kentucky and Maine.

But the fight isn’t over yet!

We still have 19 states left to give voters another choice for representation in 2008. While more than half the work is done, we still have a long way to go.

This is why we need your help in making sure the Libertarian Party is on the ballot in November for all voters!

Every dollar you donate to ballot access will be used to help spread the message of liberty to voters desperate for another choice in 2008. To donate to our ballot access drive, please visit our Web site at www.LP.org and contribute at https://www.lp.org/contribute.

We are also still looking for volunteers to assist with ballot access efforts in states that we have yet to get on the ballot. Every signature collected by a volunteer is a signature we don’t have to pay a petitioner to gather. This can save the Party up to $2 per signature!

If you are interested in helping out with collecting signatures to give voters more choice, please sign up at http://www.lp.org/volunteer.

Even if you are unable to gather signatures, you can help the Libertarian Party get on the ballot by donating at https://www.lp.org/contribute.

We thank you for considering donating to ballot access or volunteering your time in order to help the Libertarian Party get our candidates elected, and in turn, bring more choice and freedom to all Americans.

Sincerely,

Bill Redpath
National Chairman
The Libertarian Party


UPDATE 6/24/08: Today the LP sent out this follow-up letter to the above request for donations related to ballot access efforts.



Dear Libertarian,

We recently contacted you with an update on ballot access nationwide. We were happy to report that we had completed our 30th state, and were moving on the other 18 states we intend to be on the ballot in come November.

Many of you graciously donated to our ballot access drive, or either volunteered to collect signatures.

As we gear up for another round of ballot access, the need for additional funds to help out these campaigns is still great.

We need your help again!

We must raise $186,000 to be able to continue ballot access in order to be on the ballots in 48 states!

Every dollar you donate will help go towards giving voters more choice in November, and help break records for the Libertarian Party in 2008!

We expect to have a banner year in 2008, but in order to break all the records, we must first break onto the ballot!

Please help today with a donation to our ballot access drives.

For the most up-to-date information on ballot access, please visit our Web site at www.LP.org and go to the Ballot Access section.

In order for the Libertarian Party to be successful, we must break onto the ballot for all of our candidates!

Thank you again for all that you do for liberty.

In Liberty,

Bill Redpath
National Chairman
The Libertarian Party



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