New Jersey Libertarian Party

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NJ Libertarian Party Opposes the Gas Tax

New Jersey Libertarian Party
PO Box 56
Tennent, NJ 07763-0056
njlp.org
Contact: Patrick McKnight Chair NJLP
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The New Jersey Libertarian Party opposes the proposal of a 23 cents per gallon increase in the gas tax. This tax hike could cost New Jersey motorists $4 Billion over the next 10 years. New Jersey spends $2 million per mile of road, the most in America and twice as much as the next highest state. The problem isn't revenue, it's spending. Let's abolish prevailing wage laws and stop using taxpayers as an ATM for special interest groups.

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Former NJ State Treasurer Joins Johnson-Weld Campaign

New Jersey Libertarian Party
PO Box 56
Tennent, NJ 07763-0056
njlp.org
Contact: Patrick McKnight Chair NJLP
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Former NJ State Treasurer to Chair Johnson-Weld Campaign in New Jersey

New Jersey Libertarian Party Chair Patrick McKnight announced that former New Jersey State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff has agreed to chair the campaign of Libertarian Party presidential and vice presidential nominees Gary Johnson and William Weld in the Garden State.

Mr. Sidamon-Eristoff stated:

“I am honored to serve as Chair of the Johnson-Weld 2016 campaign in New Jersey.

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Democrats and Republicans Will Stack The Deck Yet Again

New Jersey Libertarian Party
PO Box 56
Tennent, NJ 07763-0056
njlp.org
Contact: Jim Tosone – Vice Chair NJLP
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On August 15, the Democrats and Republicans Will Stack The Deck Yet Again

Tennent, NJ, August 8, 2016 – If there’s one thing Democrats and Republicans agree on, it’s that your only choice should be between Democrats and Republicans. They have used their control of the election laws to cement their many advantages in place. Taxpayers fund their closed primaries and subsidize their nominating conventions. Their candidates are automatically placed on the November ballot. Meanwhile, the Libertarian Party and its members fund their state and national nominating conventions. The Party must by law spend its own time and money to collect signatures on petitions to get its nominated candidates included on the November ballot.

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NJ Libertarian Party Business Meeting & Annual Picnic on July 9

New Jersey Libertarian Party
PO Box 56
Tennent, NJ 07763-0056
njlp.org

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Tennent, NJ, June 19, 2016 – The NJLP Summer General Membership Meeting will be on Saturday July 9th at 3:30 PM in Cream Ridge, NJ. The picnic will start around 4:30 PM. At the picnic, Michael Graves (formerly of the Misfits) will perform a solo set and the band Pool of Thorns will play.

Some food will be provided, but please consider bringing your favorite dish to share. Gas grills and tubs of ice with cold soft drinks will be provided along with snacks and picnic utensils. Extra lawn chairs would help. There is a hot tub on the premises and room to set up tents for those who want to stay late. A $10 donation to help cover our costs is encouraged.

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Record Number of Libertarian Party Candidates on NJ Ballot in November

New Jersey Libertarian Party
PO Box 56
Tennent, NJ 07763-0056
njlp.org

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Tennent, NJ, June 17, 2016 – Dissatisfaction with the two major political parties and their candidates is at an all-time high. Voters are looking for candidates they can vote for, not just against. Fortunately for them, a record number of Libertarian Party candidates will be on the ballot in New Jersey in November.

It begins with our Presidential ticket: former governors Gary Johnson (President) and Bill Weld (Vice President), who will be on the ballot in all fifty states. They are beginning to appear in the national polls and are working to be in the Presidential Debates this fall. CNN will be devoting a live Town Hall meeting to them on June 22 at 9PM.

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New Jersey Libertarian Party Demands Ballot Access Reform

New Jersey Libertarian Party
PO Box 56
Tennent, NJ 07763-0056
njlp.org
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Trenton, NJ, June 2, 2016 - If there's one thing that the Democrats and Republicans agree on, it's that your only choice on Election Day should be between Democrats and Republicans. That's why the New Jersey Legislature has stacked the election law deck to make it as difficult as possible for an established, growing party like the New Jersey Libertarian Party compete for your vote.

The candidates selected by the Democratic and Republican parties for any office are automatically placed on the ballot. In contrast, the Libertarian Party must meet a 10% vote threshold to qualify for ballot access. (The median vote threshold in the U.S. is 2%). The last third party to meet the 10% vote threshold was over 100 years ago. As a result, the Libertarian Party must devote time and resources to collecting signatures on petitions to get our candidates on the ballot. Once we've collected the required number of signatures (in fact, we collect more), the two major parties then engage in frivolous court challenges in an attempt to prevent you from having a third choice.

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Interest in the Libertarian Party Explodes

New Jersey Libertarian Party
PO Box 56
Tennent, NJ 07763-0056
njlp.org
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Popularity of Libertarian Party Explodes

Tennent, NJ, May 9, 2016 – Libertarian Party Membership Growing Dramatically

In Bergen County, NJ, market share of voter registrations declined for both Democrats and Republicans, while voters registering as Libertarian has increased by 41% in the last 12 months.  

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Press Release: NJ Libertarian Party Demands Governor Christie to Commute Sentences of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

New Jersey Libertarian Party
PO Box 56
Tennent, NJ 07763-0056
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Trenton, NJ, April 26, 2016:  The NJ Libertarian Party demands Governor Christie immediately commute the sentences of prisoners whose only offense involved non-violent drug offenses. At a time where the NJ State Budget must be cut, we cannot afford to imprison people who have not harmed anyone.

According to the State Department of Corrections there are 2,360 inmates being held for non-violent drug offenses. Another 664 prisoners are being held for "violations against public policy." At an average cost of $54,865 per prisoner, these prisoners are held at annual cost of over $165 million or over $450,000 per day. New Jersey already has the highest debt burden in America at $52,300 per taxpayer.

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Press Release: The New Jersey Libertarian Party Calls For Full Re-Legalization of Marijuana

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PO Box 56
Tennent, NJ 07763-0056
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On 420 Day, the New Jersey Libertarian Party Calls For Full Re-Legalization of Marijuana

Tennent, NJ, April 20, 2016 – April 20 (aka 420) has become a counterculture holiday in North America, where people gather to consume cannabis and advocate for its re-legalization. While it took America a mere 12 years to recognize the futility of alcohol prohibition, marijuana prohibition is 75 years old and counting. Fortunately, because it has become increasingly clear that the harmful effects of the war on marijuana are far greater than any harm from marijuana itself, a majority of Americans now favor re-legalization. As people see that the dire predictions about the dangers of re-legalization have failed to materialize in the states where it is now legal, it is only a matter of time before this failed experiment is relegated to the dustbin of history.

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Press Release: NJLP Calls for Lower Taxes and Lower Spending

New Jersey Libertarian Party
PO Box 56
Tennent, NJ 07763-0056
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On Tax Day, the New Jersey Libertarian Party Calls For Lower Taxes AND Lower Spending

Tennent, NJ, April 10, 2016 – New Jersey had no sales tax until 1966. No income tax until the 1970s. Now we have both—yet our property taxes, estate taxes, and inheritance taxes remain among the highest in the nation. In spite of all of these taxes, New Jersey has the third-highest per capita debt in the nation. In recent survey, 60% of New Jerseyians making over $100K would like to leave. Money goes where it is treated well.

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Press Release: Goikhman Kicks Off Congressional Campaign

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Contact: Charles Barr, 732-470-9994
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June 5, 2014

26-Year-Old Libertarian Attorney Joins Race Against Pallone in NJ’s 6th Congressional District

TRENTON, NJ – Libertarian candidate for United States House of Representatives Dorit Goikhman filed a petition last week entering her into the race against incumbent Frank Pallone.

The 26-year-old Morganville attorney and Brooklyn Law School graduate hopes to connect with a younger demographic that is traditionally targeted in a low turnout mid-term election. 

“Frank Pallone has been in office since 1988. That’s the year I was born. It’s about time that young people get some representation in Washington, because we are the ones who are suffering due to the financially irresponsible decisions of our predecessors.” 

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NTU Press Release

Study from Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Shows Individuals, Corps., Spending Nearly $300 Billion on Tax Compliance

(Alexandria, Va.) -- Complying with the nation's Tax Code now costs American families and businesses more time, money, and frustration than ever, according to the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union's (NTU) 11th annual study of tax complexity trends. Taxpayers using any of the 1040 tax form series will spend an average of 26.4 hours and $209 completing their returns for the most current tax year, up from 25.4 hours and $185 four years ago.

"Just in time for the Tax Day 'Tea Party' revolts being held around the country tomorrow is the unsurprising news that taxpayers are bedeviled by increasingly complex federal income tax regulations," NTU Senior Counselor and study author David Keating said. "If our study tells us anything, it's that Americans are ready to toss the U.S. Tax Code overboard and start anew with a simpler and more transparent version."

NTU has conducted comprehensive examinations of Tax Code complexity since 1999, providing historical trends of the burden on Americans to comply with IRS demands. Among 2009's findings:

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As Election Day Nears, Presidential Candidates Continue Out-Promising, Out-Spending Each Other

(Alexandria, Va.) -- As John McCain and Barack Obama jockeyed for position in the race to appear "leader-like" over the economy and in upcoming debates, the latest update of the National Taxpayers Union Foundation's (NTUF) candidate cost analysis project shows that despite their different styles, the major party Presidential hopefuls have one thing in common: both their agendas would add billions more to the taxpayer's tab every year.

NTUF's fourth and final round of assigning price tags to the candidates' platforms since January 29 found that Sen. McCain (R-AZ) would increase yearly federal spending by $92.4 billion, compared to Sen. Obama's (D-IL) $293.0 billion. NTUF also released a first-time analysis of Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr, who would instead cut annual federal spending by $200.9 billion. The studies include proposals through September 19.

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