Prior to the LP Convention in Denver, Washington state was part of Region 2 (California is now a region of the LNC by ourselves).
As I reported in my LNC regional report prior to the Denver convention, there's a serious threat to the future of the LP in Washington state.
Voters passed I-872, which essentially lets only the top 2 candidates (regardless of party affiliation onto the November ballot). BTW, in some district that could be 2 R's or 2 D's. But, unless the R's or D's fail to run someone, you can be sure that there will be no Libertarians, no Greens, etc. on the November ballot.
The attached below is an email note is from the lawyer who's been handling this case for years. The LPWA has less than 30 days to response with a brief to address issues not covered in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
They need $5,000 in order to file this brief. If successful, we'll have a chance to be on the ballot in November. If not, we might as well close up shop there.
I'm told that other states are looking into this initiative to place on the ballot, including California.
Make no mistake, this is third party killer. And, it must be stopped before it spreads elsewhere!
I've already gone to the LP of Washington's web site: www.lpwa.org and made a donation to the cause and I urge you to do likewise. If you do donate, please earmark the donation for I-872.
If you'd like a complete history of the case, I'd be happy to send you the 6 page PDF document from the lawyer: Richard Shepard. Just drop me a email note to "mark@..." and you'll have it.
This is a political cancer that we need to stop and stop now.
Please help if you're able.
Yours in liberty,
LNC Region 2 (CA) Rep.
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