As you are no doubt aware, Governor Cuomo and the legislature added a rider to the FY2021 NYS State Budget to increase our ballot access requirements from 50,000 votes on the Libertarian gubernatorial line every four years, to the greater of 130,000 votes or 2% of total votes cast on the Libertarian presidential or gubernatorial line every TWO years. Further, if we lose ballot access, a minimum of 45,000 verified signatures will be required to earn a line on the ballot – triple the current independent petitioning threshold. WE MUST NOT LOSE BALLOT ACCESS.
We are fighting in Federal court against this latest attempt to silence the voices of minor political parties in New York. We believe our case is strong, but as with all litigation, the outcome is not certain. Our best chance to keep ballot access is to whip 160,000 votes on the Libertarian POTUS line. The LPNY Executive Committee met immediately following the state committee organizing meeting and allocated resources to fund a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign for our Presidential candidate and other Libertarian candidates across the state.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TODAY. We are looking for volunteers to help make automated GOTV phone calls. All you need a computer, a phone, and a little bit of free time to help the LPNY keep ballot access! We have scheduled a series of Zoom training sessions to get volunteers familiar with the phone bank platform and mechanics. Once you sign up, you will be sent a link to a Zoom meeting to train for the phone banking effort.
Any amount of time you can commit to helping us phone bank will be of enormous help. Our ballot access hangs in the balance. Please click the button below to volunteer for this urgent effort.
W. Cody Anderson
Chair, Libertarian Party of New York