Peace is the Death of War – R. Lee Wrights

 

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BURNET, Texas (May 26, 2012) – When I began my quest for the Libertarian presidential nomination, my staff and I were committed to making the campaign about more than just winning the nomination. We determined that whoever was the nominee, the message of the Libertarian Party in 2012 would be “Stop All War,” and that message would be heard in all 50 states. To that end, we pledged 10 percent of all donations to insure ballot access, and began The Million Vote March project to achieve a historic first for the Libertarian Party.

As I have said from the beginning, this is not about Lee Wrights. It’s about the Libertarian Party and the libertarian message of peace, prosperity and progress. While the campaign for the nomination is over, the campaign to Stop All War, to gain 50-state ballot access, and to win one million votes for the Libertarian candidate for president continues. It must continue. Not only because it’s what my staff and I have pledged to do, but because it’s right for the Libertarian Party and it’s right for America.

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Whew! It’s Finally Finished!

The long and arduous petition drive is finished here in Illinois. Thanks to everyone that took part in this effort to help Libertarians stake their claim on the ballot!

Below are some pictures taken in Geneva, Illinois after obtaining the last signatures for Doug Marks, Julie Fox and the LP presidential ticket…

Julie Fox preparing forms to be notarized

Alan Hall finalizing forms he circulated

A member of Young Americans for Liberty prepares to have his forms notarized

Wrights Campaign Wants to ‘Occupy Ballot Access’

Wrights Campaign Wants to ‘Occupy Ballot Access

BURNET, Texas (May 18) – Although Lee Wrights failed to win the Libertarian nomination for president, he and his campaign staff remain committed to guaranteeing the Libertarian Party is on the ballot in as many states as possible. So they have launched another project, Occupy Ballot Access, to fulfill or surpass their campaign promise to spend 10 percent of all campaign donations on ballot access.

“While the campaign for the  nomination is over, the campaign to stop all war, to gain ballot access, and to win one million votes for the Libertarian candidate for president continues,” said Wrights. “It must continue. Not only because it’s what my staff and I have pledged to do, but because it’s right for the Libertarian Party and it’s right for America.”

To begin, Wrights 2012 is focusing on Illinois, where Campaign Manager Thomas Hill is coordinating a volunteer ballot access petition drive.

“The campaign’s goal is to inspire and motivate local Libertarians to take ownership of their party’s petition drive,” said Hill “Volunteer signatures save the LP and it’s donors money that can be used to help campaigns and affiliates grow and prosper.”

Thomas spent the past 23 months working as an unpaid volunteer managing Wrights presidential campaign. Less than a week after returning home from the LP nominating convention in Las Vegas, he  agreed to launch Occupy Ballot Access to help the ongoing petitioning efforts already underway in Illinois.

Thomas has set up a website to serve as a  nexus for the Illinois petition efforts. It includes a tool kit page with links to PDF formated documents containing everything volunteers need.

Occupy Ballot Access is the third project the Wrights campaign has launched to support Libertarian Party candidates and affiliates in the 2012 election. They began by producing customizable videos, provided free of charge to candidates and affiliates. In January, the campaign started The Million Vote March to achieve the historic first of one million votes for the Libertarian presidential candidate.

The petition deadline is June 22, 2012. Illinois election law requires the party to collect 50,000 signatures.