Last weekend the Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County was proud to participate in the San Jose Pride Parade and Festival, which received one of its largest turnouts in its history. While several candidates and elected officials were present, The Libertarian Party was the only political party who participated in the festival. The parade was covered by several news agencies, including KPIX Channel 5 who captured some video of us in action as we reminded everyone that we have been supporting LGBT issues since the parties conception, in 1971. One of our buttons asked, “Where’s your party been?” to remind the left leaning attendees that the Democratic party did not add equality for the LGBT community until 2012, after the Supreme Court affirmed same sex marriage.Read more
This November we are seeing an unprecedented amount of bonds in Santa Clara County. There are 12 bonds proposed in the county totaling over $3.9 billion dollars. Adding up all the bonds in our county proposed over the last 10 years leading up to November, passed or failed, total $11,094,252,058. Over 26% of the 10 years total proposed amount of bonds is going to appear just on this one ballot. For the record, only two of those previous bonds have failed, putting tax payers on the hook for over $10 billion already. Why the sudden run on the bank of taxpayers?Read more
During the 2018 June Primaries we saw a request for a total of $340 million in school bonds and another $6.7 million in parcel taxes towards schools, just in Santa Clara county. The Santa Clara County Libertarian Party signed off as a co-sponsor on many of these alongside the Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association, who led the argument against. One in particular, Measure G in San Jose, was led by us and this also happened to be the only school measure to have failed.Read more
The Libertarian Party National Convention was held in New Orleans this last month. The biennial event is where Libertarian delegates from every state gather to discuss platform and bylaw changes and to elect officers. This years convention was one of the highest attended events even thought this was a non-election year. There was a notably higher number of women, youth, and diverse attendees. Nine representatives from Santa Clara were able to attend this year.
News, Events, and Activism from our Libertarian Party Neighbors in the nine county Bay Area region.Read more
The Libertarian Party of California met for our annual convention at the end of last month. The two-day convention was held in Long Beach over the weekend and hosted a list of high profile names and a series of liberty-minded events. As noted before, this included the endorsement of candidates, election of officers, and the adjustment of bylaws; all decisions that will chart the LPCs future course.Read more