Gary Johnson, the popular former Republican governor of New Mexico, is running for President on the Libertarian Party ticket. He is possibly the most popular third party candidate this cycle, though support is quite small at a national level. While Johnson currently seems to have effectively no chance of winning, he could still be a factor.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday August 1, 2012 11:20 am|
|By: Wes Benedict Wednesday August 25, 2010 7:51 am|
Wes Benedict is the Executive Director of the Libertarian National Committee The Libertarian Party (LP) is protesting the decision by Facebook to refuse advertisements that advocate for the legalization of marijuana. The LP had been running a highly successful Facebook ad to express its support of marijuana legalization, but Facebook banned the ad about a [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday August 24, 2010 10:59 am|
The Libertarian Party contacted us this morning following the launch of our campaign to get Facebook to relent on their decision to ban the Just Say Now logo with a marijuana leaf from advertising.
Libertarian Party spokesman Kyle Hartz said Facebook had also censored their logo, which likewise contained a marijuana leaf.
We’re not trying to sell pot to people. We’re trying to have a political discussion about US drug policy, as is the Libertarian Party. In a 2.0 world of online graphics, banning the use of the subject image is not a mature decision about political discourse. It’s a decision made to appease somebody’s finger wagging grandparents.
We’re asking people to switch out their Facebook avatars with the Just Say Now pot leaf and a “censored by facebook” banner. You can find it here. (Here’s mine, I frankly don’t think I’ve ever looked better.)