The process to make the Libertarian Party an officially recognized political party in Maine begins now!
We need to send the state the signatures of ten registered voters who are not registered as being in any of the recognized parties, a.k.a. Unenrolled Voters, on a form declaring the intent to form a party by registration.
The LPME Executive Committee is meeting tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 20th) at 10 A.M. at the Brunswick Library, if you want to help us with your signature, please show up. If you can't, but would still like to sign, call us at 207-518-7493, or e-mail Chair@lpme.org. We can have someone to meet you to sign the form, as the form can only be turned in this month.
This is but the first step...Read more
We are saddened by the untimely passing of Andrew Ian Dodge, libertarian candidate for US Senate in 2012. We will always remember his energetic campaign during which he ran agains both major party candidates and Angus King. Andrew collected his own signatures to get on the statewide ballot, produced his own campaign materials, and then tirelessly drove his turbocharged Subaru to events all over the state. His dedication to the cause of liberty will not be forgotten and we offer our condolences to his wife Kim and his mother Elizabeth.
Some Maine nursing homes are threatening to close due to inadequate funding from Augusta. Most of these facilities are in poor rural areas and receive the majority of their funding from MaineCare, the maine Medicaid program. Legislators fear a backlash from relatives of nursing home patients and house, senate and Gov. LePage will undoubtedly find funds to add to MaineCare budget.
78% of nursing home care in Maine is funded by MaineCare and Medicare and Maine Nursing Homes are 92% full.
Read on for libertarian perspective on this problem:Read more
The Libertarian Party National Convention will be this June 26th to 30th in Columbus, Ohio.
Maine has allocated to it seven delegate seats.
What goes on at a national convention, and how can you become a Maine delegate? Read on…Read more
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from the Portland Press Herald:
With the passage, Portland become the first city on the East Coast to legalize marijuana.
Residents voted on an ordinance that would – under city law – legalize possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana by adults age 21 or older. It does not set up a legal way to obtain the drug.
The referendum is seen by some as another step toward legalization across the country, and supporters say they will build on support in Portland with a statewide legalization effort in the next two years.
Marijuana is still illegal under federal law, and illegal for non-medical uses under state law. This referendum's success can be seen as a proof of concept for statewide legalization efforts.