Petitioning Begins, Get Team Liberty on the Ballot!

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The independent petition drive has started as of July 8. Click here to download the statewide form. Petitioning tips and resources from LPNY Chair Mark Axinn are below. Help get McDermott, Clifton, Edes and Person on the ballot!

Anyone can circulate (witness) our petition, in any district, who is a registered voter of New York State. However, you cannot both sign and witness the same petition. Have a friend witness the petition that you sign. In most cases you will want a signer to fill in their address and print their name, but all a signer has to do is sign, and you can fill out the rest. If you make any corrections, initial the change. Also, here is a more detailed instruction sheet.

So everyone please pledge to get at least 100 sigs. for the New York Libertarian candidates next month.

Thanks so much!


‘Team Liberty’ 2014 Emerges, Clifton Nominated LPNY Candidate for Comptroller

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From a Suffolk LP press release on the nominations of Michael McDermott for Governor, and John Clifton for Comptroller at the 2014 LPNY state convention:

…Owing to his gift of being a “uniter”, McDermott brings conservative, constitutional, and liberal groups together that are prone to disagreement on the issues. He supports libertarian principles, restoring the Constitution, individual rights, smaller government, reducing spending and taxes, and bringing real jobs back to New York, rather than political rhetoric that never lasts past the end of the election cycle.

McDermott, along with his fellow nominees from across our great state, Christopher Edes [Lt Governor], John Clifton [Comptroller], and Carl Person [Attorney General], are working as a team to bring New Yorkers who are disaffected, wary and disillusioned by voting in what they were trying to vote out, back to the polls to restore the Empire State to its former vibrance and appeal.

Bringing Back Liberty

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‘Elect Clifton’ is a site reserved for supporting the past and future campaigns and political projects of John Clifton, a Black Christian Libertarian in New York State. As in previous campaigns, his mission is to Bring Back Liberty to New York, and the country beyond. This is to be accomplished by restoring in big ways and small a culture of liberty in the state, a task a Libertarian has a role in securing. Too many encroachments on basic civil and constitutional freedoms have already occurred—it’s time to roll back the petty tyranny and proto-Gestapo darkness that is settling across the land. Peace and freedom, and Grace be with you, John