Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Libertarian Party of Iowa Celebrates Libertarian National Convention

Des Moines, IA – The Libertarian Party of Iowa (LPIA) is delighted to announce the success of the Libertarian National Convention held this past weekend in Washington, D.C. The event was a testament to the growing strength and unity of our movement, bringing together passionate advocates of liberty from across the nation. The convention received massive media coverage, with thousands of people around the world watching and hearing about the Libertarian Party, further amplifying our message of freedom and individual rights.

Over a dozen committed members and activists from Iowa attended the convention, showcasing our state’s dedication to advancing the principles of individual freedom and limited government. There were many Iowans on prominent display as well; key supporters of candidates, and one of the candidates for the LP presidential nomination, Joshua Smith. Their participation was a key highlight, reflecting the vibrant and active role that the LPIA continues to play on the national stage.

The convention was marked by significant achievements, including historic commitments from prominent presidential candidates. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and former President Donald Trump have joined the LP delegates and pledged that they would prioritize the immediate release of Ross Ulbricht on their first day in office. This commitment underscores our ongoing fight for justice and against the overreach of federal power.

One of the key objectives for the Libertarian National Convention is the selection of candidates for the presidential and vice-presidential office for the Libertarian ticket.

Jules Cutler, Chairwoman of the Libertarian Party of Iowa, stated: “The journey to selecting our presidential candidate has been a rigorous process, beginning with our First in the Nation Iowa Caucus back in January. With that we are proud to announce that Chase Oliver and Mike ter Maat will be representing the Libertarian Party as our presidential ticket. Both candidates have made multiple visits to Iowa throughout their campaigns, engaging with voters and building strong connections within our community.

Although both the Kennedy and Trump campaigns sought nomination for president on the Libertarian Party ticket, they were rejected outright on the first round of balloting. Cutler continued: “The fact that both Trump and RFK Jr. are courting the Libertarian vote is a testament to our strength as a voting block. Let their rejection from our ballot be one more proof that our party will not compromise on the principles of individual liberty and free markets in the face of political pressure.

Looking ahead, the Libertarian Party of Iowa is excited to host Chase Oliver and Mike ter Maat at the Iowa State Fair this summer. This will be a major outreach event, providing an excellent opportunity to connect with thousands of Iowans and spread the message of liberty. We invite all attendees to join us for this pivotal event.

The Libertarian Party of Iowa is committed to America’s heritage of freedom: individual liberty and personal responsibility, a free-market economy of abundance and prosperity, a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade. Find out more at

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