AJC: Georgia’s Senate, governor’s races give Libertarians a bigger stage


US Senate Candidate Amanda Swafford


Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Hunt

AJC reports on Georgia’s Libertarian Party candidates and their impact on the 2014 elections.

From AJC: Challenges remain

Libertarians have faced plenty of obstacles in the Peach State.

Georgia is one of the nation’s most restrictive states when it comes to ballot access. Independent or third-party candidates running in a nonstatewide race are required to gather verified signatures from 5 percent of voters to get their name on the ballot.

That means, for example, that an independent or third-party candidate running in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District — where 373,855 votes were cast in the previous election — would need almost 19,000 signatures.

In order to be recognized as an official party in Georgia, a party’s candidate must gain 20 percent of the gubernatorial or presidential vote. That recognition is important: A party can nominate candidates for the ballot and avoid the signature requirement.


Libertarians in Columbus Georgia Monday 8/11


chatt valleyLibertarian candidate and activists networking in Columbus, Georgia

Monday, August 11th, 2014 – 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
NAACP presents Moral Monday Georgia in Columbus, GA
3111 Citizens Way Columbus, GA 31906
Dr. Andrew Hunt will first be on The Ranger Joe’s God & Country talk show from 5:00-6:00 PM with Lakesha Stringer & Nate Sanderson.  The station is WRCG am1420.
The Libertarian Party of the Chattahoochee Valley will be present to speak on the need for decriminalizing marijuana in Georgia and the disparities in race dealing with the arrests for this victimless ‘crime’. Chairman Daniel Thomas will address the crowd.  Andrew Hunt will be present and walking through the crowd to talk directly to individuals.
The Libertarian Party of the Chattahoochee Valley will then be moving along with Andrew to Country’s Barbecue at Main Street.  We hope for many to gather there with us to discover Dr. Andrew Hunt and his stance on issues.  Feel free to have a meal, beer, or other refreshment from the always delicious Country’s BBQ.
Tuesday, August 12, 20014 -Monthly Meeting on Liberty for All Featuring
James Bell Director of Georgia C.A.R.E. (Campaign For Access Reform & Education) will speak on the efforts to reform Georgia’s marijuana laws. www.gacareproject.com

TED METZ, A Brief History of Healthcare

Georgia Libertarian candidate for Insurance Commissioner Ted Metz gives a brief history of healthcare in America.

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AJC – Georgia’s Libertarian Party on marijuana: Legalize it

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reports on the Libertarian Party of Georgia’s stance on Marijuana (cannabis) – You guessed it LEGALIZE IT!

Legalize-Marihuana---No-Victim-No-CrimeBy Nicholas Fouriezos: The Libertarian Party of Georgia has a simple message regarding marijuana: legalize it. Not just medical marijuana. All of it. The socially liberal, fiscally conservative party threw its voice into a statewide conversation about Georgia’s marijuana laws with a press release Wednesday, urging lawmakers to follow recent legalization movements in Colorado and Washington. “Georgia voters should be allowed to vote on the issue,” said Doug Craig, the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Georgia. “If the voters were allowed to vote, we believe they would vote to legalize.”  Read more here>>>

Marijuana – Time to Legalize

Libertarians: Yes to Marijuana Legalization – The time has come
marijuana-leafJuly 30, 2014 – Atlanta GA: As marijuana (cannabis) continues to make headline news, Georgia Libertarians say it’s time to reform Georgia’s marijuana laws.

In July, Washington became the second state in the nation to legalize cannabis (marijuana) for recreational use following Colorado’s move just six months ago. Nearly half of the states have some form of medical marijuana laws and a growing number of states have lessened the penalties for possession. The New York Times has generated a fresh debate by coming out in support of legalization and Libertarian Party of Georgia’s gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hunt said as governor he would sign marijuana reform legislation.
So is Georgia ready to consider such a move?

YES – says Libertarian Party of Georgia chairman Doug Craig. [Read more...]