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  • CanISign.org: Franklin County Libertarian Candidates have new tool to verify voter eligibility for petitioning!
    We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new candidate petitioning tool:  CanISign.org This is a voter validation tool using up-to-date voter records from the Ohio Secretary of State website. Candidates and voters can easily verify if a voter record is eligible to sign the minor part candidate petition. All they need is last name, street name the county from the pull down, the online tool check the database, brings back a list of possible matches and lets you pick the right one.  This is checking all primaries in the voter record back to 2022, so even if someone … Continue reading CanISign.org: Franklin County Libertarian Candidates have new tool to verify voter eligibility for petitioning!
  • Check if you can sign the Minor Party Nominating Petitions!
    The Libertarian Party of Ohio has filed to regain ballot access and that gives our candidates until July 18th to collect valid voter signatures to qualify for this upcoming November Election! If you have not voted in a partisan primary in the last 2 years, qualifying you as an unaffiliated voter, you can sign Libertarian candidate petitions and get them on the ballot! Ohio state-wide and local Libertarian candidates need your help! Check and see if you can sign the Ohio Minor Party Candidate Nominating Petition! Franklin County Libertarian Candidates, We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new candidate … Continue reading Check if you can sign the Minor Party Nominating Petitions!
  • We are ordering more copies of Judge Grey’s magnificent book for local candidates, and there is a kindle version if you need it sooner.
    https://a.co/d/0H3T3rT FTA/ More of a “must-do” book than a “how-to” book, How to Win a Local Election guides readers through the campaign process detailing what they need to accomplish along the way in order to be victorious. Here you will find information on planning and organizing a campaign; how to run as an independent candidate; the various roles of people in your compaign; campaign procedures and techniques; and how to use computers, the internet, and emails to both manipulate and disseminate data. The book also offers useful advice on issues from financial reporting to developing a campaign theme and strategy, how to … Continue reading We are ordering more copies of Judge Grey’s magnificent book for local candidates, and there is a kindle version if you need it sooner.
  • Signatures Needed for Candidate Petitions!
    The Libertarian Party of Ohio has filed to regain ballot access and that gives our candidates until July 18th to collect valid voter signatures to qualify for this upcoming November Election! If you have not voted in a partisan primary in the last 2 years, qualifying you as an unaffiliated voter, you can sign Libertarian candidate petitions and get them on the ballot! County party members and candidates will be at Pins Mechanical at Easton Town Center Thursday, July 11th at 6:30pm.Drop by, sign petitions and celebrate our return to the ballot! We will have state-wide, county and state representative candidate … Continue reading Signatures Needed for Candidate Petitions!
  • Libertarians on Safeguarding the Environment
    Private Property Rights: We advocate for strong property rights, enabling individuals to protect and manage natural resources responsibly, fostering environmental stewardship through ownership and accountability. Market-Based Solutions: We support market mechanisms such as pollution pricing and tradable permits, encouraging innovation and efficiency in environmental conservation without government mandates. Decentralization: We prefer decentralized approaches to environmental issues, empowering local communities and private initiatives to address conservation and sustainability based on local needs and preferences. Voluntary Conservation: We promote voluntary efforts and initiatives to protect the environment, encouraging individuals, businesses, and communities to engage in conservation practices without government coercion. Technological Innovation: … Continue reading Libertarians on Safeguarding the Environment
  • Libertarians on Securing Liberty
    Individual Rights: We prioritize protecting individual rights and freedoms, including free speech, privacy, and due process, ensuring government respects these fundamental liberties. Civil Liberties: We defend civil liberties against government overreach, advocating for limits on surveillance, police powers, and infringements on personal autonomy. Criminal Justice Reform: We promote reforms that emphasize rehabilitation, reduce incarceration rates, and uphold fair trials and equal treatment under the law. Privacy Rights: We oppose unwarranted surveillance and data collection, advocating for strong privacy protections in the digital age to safeguard personal information. Self Defense: We view the only legitimate use of force is in defense … Continue reading Libertarians on Securing Liberty
  • Libertarian Party on Economic Freedom
    Individual Freedom: We believe in the right to engage in economic activities without excessive government interference, ensuring individuals can pursue work, business, and keep the rewards of their labor. Limited Government Intervention: We advocate against regulations that stifle entrepreneurship and competition, preferring market mechanisms to allocate resources efficiently. Free Market Principles: We support voluntary exchange and prices set by supply and demand, viewing free markets as superior to central planning for fostering prosperity and innovation. Property Rights: We prioritize secure property rights, essential for investment, innovation, and responsible resource management, opposing government actions that undermine these rights. Opposition to Crony … Continue reading Libertarian Party on Economic Freedom
  • Libertarian Party on Immigration
    The Libertarian Party platform on immigration is deeply rooted in principles of individual freedom, limited government, and the belief in the benefits of open markets and societies. In essence, the Libertarian approach to immigration prioritizes individual liberty, economic freedom, and humanitarian considerations while advocating for limited government interference and decentralized decision-making. We seek to create a system that respects individual rights, maximizes economic opportunities, and upholds the principles of a free and open society.
  • Libertarian Party of Ohio Submits Petitions for Minor Party Status
    Columbus, Ohio, July 2nd — The Franklin County Libertarian Party of Ohio proudly announces the submission of petitions to attain minor party status for the upcoming election cycle and beyond. This pivotal step demonstrates the party’s commitment to expanding voter choice and advocating for libertarian principles in Franklin County. In accordance with state regulations, the Libertarian Party of Ohio has diligently collected and filed 88,000 petition signatures from registered voters across the state. These petitions are essential for the party’s bid to achieve official recognition as a minor party, enabling it to field candidates and participate fully in the electoral process. … Continue reading Libertarian Party of Ohio Submits Petitions for Minor Party Status
  • How does the US federal govt fund itself?
    It is not with your taxes. Your taxes are not funding the actual functions of the US federal govt. The real problem is not that the taxes are high, the problem is that the high taxes are not actually funding the govt. Who is financing the govt? Govt is financed by selling Treasury Bonds. Paper Who buys the Treasury Bonds? The Federal Reserve. How does the Fed buy the bonds? By printing money. What backing does the Fed have for that money being printed? The Treasury Bonds themselves. Basically, the govt finances itself by printing money out of thin air. … Continue reading How does the US federal govt fund itself?
  • County Party Election
    The Franklin County Libertarian Party of Ohio will be conducting a County Party Election on Tuesday, May 21st from 7pm to 8pm. The roles for County Party Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and 3 At-Large spots will be open for nominations and election. 649 High Street, unit C-2 Worthington (W New England Ave Entrance) See photo, entrance is in tunnel under the building on W New England Ave. Regarding candidate qualifications and requirements. Bylaw C – Internal officer and delegate qualifications Section 1. No person may receive endorsement or vote on any motion, resolution, nomination, or internal election at any … Continue reading County Party Election
  • Empowering Liberty: Uniting for Political Reform and Leadership Integrity
    Fellow Libertarians, In our relentless pursuit of individual liberty and the principles of limited government, we find ourselves at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. As we confront the entrenched barriers of a two-party system, grapple with the challenges posed by aging leadership, and navigate the complexities of an uncertain economy, the imperative for political reform and the preservation of leadership integrity has never been more urgent. Revolutionizing Political Paradigms: Our current political landscape, dominated by the entrenched duopoly of two major parties, hasfailed to adequately represent the diverse spectrum of American values and beliefs. This narrowbinary confines us … Continue reading Empowering Liberty: Uniting for Political Reform and Leadership Integrity
  • 📣 Franklin County 📣 Local Government Conference
    Join Special Guest Cara Schulz, Mayor Cassaundra Fryman and Comedian Travis Irvine to discuss “participatory budgeting”, building community focused organizations and running for local office! Lunch is on us! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly! Date: Sat 03/23/2024 12am to 4pm Location: Blacklick Woods Golf Course  7309 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, OH, 43068 About Participatory Budgeting Originally developed in Porto Alegre, Brazil, participatory budgeting is a mechanism to directly involve the community in the budgeting of their tax dollars, now found in many communities worldwide. Currently adopted by the City of Burnsville, MN and under active exploration by the City of … Continue reading 📣 Franklin County 📣 Local Government Conference
  • “Yost” Roast 🔥 Flaming Success!
    📣 Thanks to everyone who came out for the “Yost” Roast 🔥 Comedy Roast Fundraiser to End Qualified Immunity! We had a great time and look forward to making fun of govt until we eliminate it entirely! 😉😆 Learn more about Ending Qualified Immunity in Ohio: https://oceqi.org
  • 📣 Delegate Spots Still Open for Libertarian National Convention 📣
    Interested in going to the Libertarian National Convention, Washington D.C., May 24 – May 26? Follow the link in the comments to fill out the Delegate Form and help make history! Link: https://lpo.org/2024-convention-delegates/ Learn more: https://www.lp.org/libertarian-national-convention-2024/
  • VENUE CHANGE – “Yost” Roast  – Comedy Roast Fundraiser to End Qualified Immunity
    You’re Invited to the  “Yost” Roast  Comedy Roast Fundraiser to End Qualified Immunity Sunday, March 3rd, 8pm Hilton Columbus/Polaris8700 Lyra Dr, Columbus$30 At The Door(Doors Open At 7pm) Presented byThe Ohio Coalition to End Qualified Immunity – oceqi.org
  • Ohio Corruption in One Photo
    PHOTO: Hamilton County prosecutor Paula Adams makes oral arguments to the Ohio Supreme Court, including recent co-counsel Justice Joseph Deter. In the above photo former county prosecutor Joe Deter, now Ohio Supreme Court Justice, listens to his former co-counsel, Paula Adams, make arguments in a case they had tried together 2 years earlier in Hamilton County.This is a blatant violation of the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct.This is corruption.This is a rigged system.The judge was the prosecutor, knows intimately the details of the prosecution and is entirely biased. No matter how Deter might rule his presence alone demands a mistrial.Deter … Continue reading Ohio Corruption in One Photo
  • “Here Am I; Send Me!”
    Election season is on us again and we have a problem: unopposed seats. By last count, at least 12 seats were running unopposed. Those being: Clerk of the Court of Common PleasFranklin County CoronerFranklin County RecorderFranklin County SheriffFranklin County TreasurerState Representative Ohio House District 01State Representative Ohio House District 02State Representative Ohio House District 03State Representative Ohio House District 05State Representative Ohio House District 07State Representative Ohio House District 08State Representative Ohio House District 09 This is intolerable.  This is not democracy.  Surely, we can do better. During last year’s election, I was appalled at the number of unopposed seats … Continue reading “Here Am I; Send Me!”
  • Candidate Quick Start Training
    Franklin County needs energetic people to run for office! Libertarian elected officials get to make policy that reduces the scope of government and increases personal liberty. Join Franklin County Libertarians for a “Candidate Quick Start Training”.We have scheduled 2 candidate training sessions at the Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.4445 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43213 Both sessions will cover the same “Candidate Quick Start Training”. Candidate Training – FCLPOFranklin County LibertariansTuesday, February 06, 2024: 6:00PM – 8:30PMWhitehall – Meeting Room 1 Candidate Training – FCLPOFranklin County LibertariansThursday, February 15, 2024: 6:30PM – 8:30PMWhitehall – Meeting Room 2 Candidate … Continue reading Candidate Quick Start Training
  • January 22nd! FCLP Social and meet Mike ter Maat for President!
    Join Franklin County Libertarians for pints and policy at Villa Nova Ristorante and meet Mike ter Maat, Libertarian Candidate for US President. Villa Nova Ristorante5545 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214, United StatesMon Jan 22nd, 7pm Learn more: https://miketermaat.com/
  • How much can you campaign and win? Even just filing and having a simple website can win an election!
    The county party is in a position to support candidates county wide to collect signatures for ballot access, fundraise, coordinate community events and run campaigns. Even just a “basic” campaign that involves filing paperwork, simple website, answering surveys and directing volunteers to help other more engaged candidates would be worthwhile and provide those communities with choice on the ballot.  We already have several candidates across Franklin County that are gearing up “all out” campaigns and we know the more people running with the same message the more attention we can get everyone. The following elected roles will be UNOPPOSED going … Continue reading How much can you campaign and win? Even just filing and having a simple website can win an election!
  • Run for State and County Office!
    The following elected roles will be UNOPPOSED going into the March Primary AND the November General Election! (without an independent opponent they have already won that election) Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas  Franklin County Coroner  Franklin County Recorder  Franklin County Sheriff  Franklin County Treasurer  State Representative Ohio House District 02  State Representative Ohio House District 07  State Representative Ohio House District 08 State Representative Ohio House District 09 The filing date for Independent candidates in March 18, 2024. Franklin County Libertarians will support candidates in collecting signatures and raising money. Get started today! Franklin County needs energetic people … Continue reading Run for State and County Office!
  • Thinking about running for public office?
    Franklin County Libertarians wishing to run in “partisan” races will need to file as Independent.The county party pledges assistance and resources to qualify. Partisan candidates with ballot access (not Libertarians, booo) are required to file by Wed, Dec 20th.Independent candidates have until Mon, Mar 18th, 2024. The petition signature requirements for party candidates are different for each race, but substantially lower than the requirements for independent candidates. Example: State Representative for District 6Partisan candidate signatures required: 50 (max 150)Independent candidate signatures required:273 (max 819) Now, you might be wondering “Just how hard is it to collect 50 signatures?” Short answer: … Continue reading Thinking about running for public office?
  • TONIGHT! December Social and Killer Raccoons 2!
    Join Franklin County Libertarians for pints and policy at Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse, then catch the annual screening of Killer Raccoons 2! Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse3055 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 432026:30pm