News from the liberterrain…
With the state convention in the rear view mirror and the November elections in the windshield, Libertarian Party activists in North Texas are stepping up their game on several fronts.
Eminent Domain Abuse
Libertarians joined fellow freedom advocates on June 15 in Ft. Worth for a workshop on building grassroots resistance to the Trinity River Vision boondoggle. The event was sponsored by Citizens Who Care and supported by local libertarian Meetup groups.
Special guest speakers included Matt Miller of the Texas chapter of the libertarian public interest law firm, The Institute for Justice (IJ), who covered the pros and cons of the state’s eminent domain constitutional amendment, and Christina Walsh of IJ’s activism arm, The Castle Coalition, who focused on grassroots coalition building with the aim of defeating the eminent domain abusers without ever having to litigate.
See more background at Libertarians will fight Trinity River hornswoggle
Thanks to Justin Oliver for his reporting
The John Jay Myers campaign issued the following news release earlier this month:
Dallas, TX – John Jay Myers, a small business owner and Libertarian candidate for the 32nd US Congressional district of Texas, has reached the $5,000 FEC reporting threshold for congressional candidates. This makes John Jay Myers the first Libertarian candidate to do so in the 32nd district. Mr. Myers expressed his gratitude to contributors.
John Jay Myers candidate website
Past and Future Updates
After withdrawing from the LP Gubernatorial nomination race and throwing his support to Kathie Glass, the eventual winner, Steve Nichols was elected Vice Chair of the Texas Libertarian Party and became Chairman of the Drive to the House Campaign to elect Jim Prindle to Congress from Texas’ 4th district.
Prindle, meanwhile, has announced ambitious plans for radio ads, signs, constant speaking engagements and other advertising such as “several strategically placed billboards throughout the main thoroughfares in the district.”
Jim Prindle Drive to the House website
Thanks to the Collin County LP Chair for contributing to this report
Lelon Ginn of the Denton County Libertarians is spearheading the Operation Politically Homeless Outreach booth at the Juneteenth Celebration in Denton this weekend, with many more outreach events planned throughout the summer.
And speaking of summer, LP candidate for Texas State Senate SD8 Ed Kless will be participating in the Plano 4th of July parade.
Elect Ed Kless website
Thanks to Zack Smith for the info
Matt Miller and Christina Walsh courtesy of the Institute for Justice
Lelon Ginn courtesy of Lelon Ginn
Candidates courtesy of their respective candidate websites
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