Ballot Access ALERT: Libertarian Votes On the Line
Dear Fellow Libertarian,
Ballot access is never easy, even when it’s going well. It can be hell when everything goes wrong.
In our efforts to get our Libertarian candidates on the ballot this election year, we’re somewhere in between “never easy” and “hell.”
Petitioning costs have been at one of their highest levels ever due to competition for petitioners who have been lured by high-paying signature drives across the country. It’s been a bumper crop year for ballot initiatives which has forced us to compete aggressively for petitioners.
But here’s the GREAT news.
Americans Elect, that strange third-party organization that professes to have no particular political agenda, is now out of the running. They have given up their quest to run a presidential candidate this year.
The field is wide open for Libertarians!
But here’s what’s even better.
The Libertarian Party is outstandingly efficient when it comes to getting on the ballot.
The Wall Street Journal reported this week that AE spent $14 million – just to get on the ballot in 28 states before they dropped out!
How many more millions of dollars would they have spent to get on in all 50 states?
In striking contrast, the Libertarian Party will spend less than $350,000 total to get on in 48, 49 or 50 states. And maybe D.C. as well.
That makes us well more than 50 times more cost-effective at getting on the ballot than Americans Elect!
The Libertarian Party is bargain city when it comes to ballot access.
We’re now on the ballot in 31 states. We still have a shot at getting on in all 50.
BUT – several states are struggling and will not make the ballot without additional funds.
We have to raise both budgeted funds to pay for ballot access – plus additional funds to pay for higher-than-expected costs this year.
We desperately need to raise a total of $112,500 now to keep our ballot drives going.
With Americans Elect out of the running, that will mean even more votes for our Libertarian candidates. There is no other strong choice for the many disaffected voters out there who are sick and tired of Democrats and Republicans. We’re it.
Tea Partiers, peace-lovers and Ron Paul supporters are looking seriously at the Libertarian Party. This year, we could win more votes than ever!
But only if we’re on the ballot!
If we get on the ballot in 48 or 49 states, 99% of Americans will be able to cast their vote for Libertarian. If we get on in 50 states plus D.C, every American can vote Libertarian this fall.
But without additional funds now, we won’t.
Gary Johnson is getting amazing mainstream media coverage – CNN, Wall Street Journal, Daily Show, Fox News. High-profile media appearances several times a week plus many more radio, print and TV appearances daily.
2012 could be our breakthrough year. A great opportunity for record-breaking Libertarian votes. A breakthrough year for membership growth – if we get on the ballot in every state possible.
Will you donate now? Will you help make sure we get every vote possible?
Your donation makes a difference nationally – and in YOUR state.
Your donation for Libertarian ballot access is the most cost-effective donation for liberty you can make – anywhere.
Please make your most generous contribution now to ensure we get our Libertarian candidates on the ballot.
If you can make a large donation of $2,500, $10,000 or more, it would be gratefully appreciated – and make a huge difference.
If you can donate $250 or $350 or $850 or $1,500 – it would be tremendously helpful - would you please?
If you’re able to donate $35 or $85 or $150 now – it will help – a lot. Would you please donate now?
Every donation gets us one step closer to full ballot access.
Maybe it’s easier for you to donate in installments. Would you sign up to be a monthly pledger? You can donate $25 or $85 or $350 or $1,000 per month – whatever you can afford. You'll receive our special monthly Liberty Pledge newsletter to keep you up to date on party activities.
If you’re already a pledger, would you please increase the level of your pledge during this critical election year?
Record Libertarian votes in 48, 49 or 50 states are possible this year - if you help.
Please donate today – and thank you for all you’ve done for liberty.
Yours in liberty,
Carla Howell, Executive Director
National Libertarian Party P.S. Please help us jump on this incredible opportunity to get more votes than ever. Please donate $25, $50 or $100 or $1,000 or $2,500 - or whatever amount is right for you - to get our candidates on the ballot now!
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