In reviewing old Party documents, I came across an interesting fact: we used to be called the Colorado Libertarian Party. I wondered, why and when did we change our name? Thanks to David Aitken, this is no longer a mystery. Apparently, and as discussed in the June 1994 newsletter, the State of Colorado was listing partisan candidates on the ballot by the first two words in their Party's name, and thus, our candidates would be listed as "Colorado Libertarian." In order to feature the words "Libertarian Party," the Party changed its name to the Libertarian Party of Colorado. The Board remains as dedicated as ever to making sure that the words "Libertarian Party" get in front of as many people as possible, as our predecessors went so far as to change our name to make sure they are seen. And remember the legacy of James Libertarian Burns:
James Libertarian Burns was active with the Libertarian Party of Nevada from as early as 1973. The LP was so small then that the Libertarian Party wasn’t allowed on the Nevada ballot. So, Mr. Burns legally changed his middle name to “Libertarian” and ran as a Republican–hence, the word “Libertarian” appeared on the ballot.
Use the words "Libertarian Party" proudly. People have sacrificed a great deal to make sure you could.
By Caryn Ann Harlos
Communications Director, Libertarian Party of Colorado; Region 1 Representative, Libertarian National Committee; Colorado State Coordinator, Libertarian Party Radical Caucus
The Libertarian Party of Colorado (LPCO) invited Muslim liberty activist and former Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate Will Coley to accompany Party members to visit local mosques over this holiday weekend in order to talk to the Colorado Muslim community about libertarianism and freedom for people of all faiths. During this same time, the LPCO will be hosting a booth at the Western Conservative Summit in order to teach voters that there is an alternative to the two wildly unpopular candidates offered by the old parties. LPCO Chair Jay North issued the following statement:
The Libertarian Party supports the freedom of expression, whether that expression is religious, political, or cultural, the person expressing their views has that right without any threat from the State. The Western Conservative Summit is a group of conservatives expressing their views. Muslims are currently participating in Ramadan, which is another form of expression. The alignment of the Western Conservative Summit and the end of Ramadan is unique this year and the Libertarian Party of Colorado will be supporting the free expression of both groups during the same weekend.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Caryn Ann Harlos at 561.523.2250 or email at CommunicationsDirector@LPColorado.org
Upcoming eventsSunday, July 31, 2016 at 09:30 AM · 4 rsvpsPepsi Center in Denver, CO
The Libertarian Party of Colorado will be at Van's Warped Tour in Denver July 31st. Volunteer space is extremely limited as we only get 2 free volunteer passes. Other Volunteers are welcome to come but must purchase their own pass. If you are interested in volunteering please email Outreachdirector@lpcolorado.org. The passes will be on a first come, first served basis with preference given to those who have consistently volunteered in the past.Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 06:00 PMRio Grande Mexican Restaurant in Lone Tree, CO
OUR TOPIC THIS MONTH IS: What Would You Abolish? A discussion on the proliferation of government agencies and departments and libertarianism.
You don't have to be from Douglas County, or even be Libertarian to join us... (it helps, and we do chat about libertarian topics most of the time)
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