Normally I don’t rock the whole straight-up copypaste of a press release, especially one from LPHQ (which most of you would have likely read anyway), but I figured this was justified. This is time-sensitive and I haven’t found anything on the LP site (do correct me if it’s on there) about this-so yeah. Help out the LP, and let’s see just what kind of an edge that our new GOTV tool can give us. And let’s get Bob Smither in Congress.
Here’s the press release.
FROM THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY:
Do you want to see a Libertarian in Congress?
Of course you do.
And thanks to Tom DeLay, the Libertarian Party may have its best chance ever.
A surprise opportunity has offered itself recently, and we need to exploit it.
A federal judge has ruled that Tom DeLay’s name can not be replaced on November’s ballot with another Republican politician.
Late last week, DeLay announced that he will withdraw his name, leaving only two candidates on the ballot: a liberal Democratic former congressman, and Libertarian Bob Smither.
Bob is well known by the voters and media in this Houston-based district.
In fact, the Democrat in this race boasts of his long record of working to prevent child abductions and recover missing children.
That’s a record he compiled while working on behalf of a non-profit group founded by”¦ Libertarian candidate Bob Smither!!
And here’s the kicker: this district has already elected a strong libertarian icon to Congress! Key counties in this district repeatedly re-elected Ron Paul to the U.S. House of Representatives before the lines were redrawn in 2000.
We need your help TODAY! I’m not asking for your money, I’m asking you to make a direct impact by volunteering your time from your home or office.
The Republicans remain divided, bickering over which candidate to back, in what by all accounts will be a disastrous write-in fiasco!
Local Republican leaders will be meeting this Thursday to discuss their options for Texas 22. We need to convince them to support the Libertarian candidate on the ballot. If they do not, they will have another liberal Democrat entrenched in the House. It is in both Parties’ best interests to have a Libertarian congressman serving the 22nd district.
There are 19,000 people that we must contact to make an impact on this decision and I need you call at least 76 of them on your own using our new tool, the LP Ballot Base. I know I’m asking for a great deal but 76 phone calls by 250 Libertarians will reach all 19,000 people that we need to influence.
This will be the second trial run of the Ballot Base, an online system through which we can place phone calls to influence elections for Libertarians.
To volunteer, contact John LaBeaume at LPHQ by calling 1-800-Elect-Us x232 and leave a message and John will contact you ASAP to get you started.
Marc Scribner and Chris Thorman can also help you.
It will only take a few minutes to create your Ballot Base account and walk you through the system.
Your help is needed today to exploit this extraordinary opportunity.
The more calls we make, the more voters will know that our Libertarian candidate is actually ON THE BALLOT and that Bob Smither can win!
Your volunteer effort today will also help perfect this system to better prepare us for November.
We want to offer it to as many candidates as possible in the near future.
I look forward to working with you and appreciate your help.
Libertarian National Committee