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  • LAMA is on Slack

    Posted by · January 17, 2023 9:53 AM

    If you are interested in joining general LAMA discussions on Slack, please send an email to [email protected] or through the website contact form, with your email address. 

  • LAMA Affiliate Meetings

    Posted by · December 28, 2022 11:24 AM

    The Libertarian Association of Massachusetts is excited to announce the formation of regional affiliates in 2023. If you are interested in becoming involved with advancing liberty, please join one of the scheduled meetings. The affiliates will have monthly Zoom meetings and at least one meeting in person. Affiliates are open to all - you can attend one or all of the meetings to see which one you may be interested in joining.

    • Greater Boston - Inside 95
    • Metro West - 95 to 495
    • Worcester County - west of 495 and Worcester surrounding area
    • Cape Cod

    We are looking for volunteers to help us expand to other areas in the state. 

    For a schedule of all of our events, please see Events - LAMA (lpmass.org)

    To join LAMA, please visit Join - LAMA (lpmass.org)

  • Libertarian Association of Massachusetts Joins the Association of Liberty State Parties.

    Posted by · December 03, 2022 1:00 PM

  • Libertarians regain major party status

    Posted by · November 14, 2022 1:46 PM

    From the Eagle Tribune:

    BOSTON — The state’s Libertarians are expected to regain their major party status after placing second in a statewide race in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

    State election law requires third parties get 3% of the vote in a statewide race to be recognized and have their candidates listed on the next ballot.

    In the state treasurer’s race, Libertarian candidate Cristina Crawford picked up nearly 23% of the vote — more than 508,000 votes — in a two-way race against incumbent Treasurer Deb Goldberg, a Democrat who won a third term. There was no Republican candidate in the race.

    Libertarian leaders say the strong results mean they will once again be recognized by the Secretary of State’s office as a major political party, along with Democrats and Republicans, and suggest the support Crawford received means voter dissatisfaction is driving more people to the third parties.

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  • 2022 Election Results

    Posted by · November 14, 2022 11:39 AM

    Congratulations to our LAMA endorsed candidates!

    Race Candidate(s) Total Votes Percentage
    Governor / Lt. Governor Kevin Reed, Peter Everett 38,425 1.6%
    Treasurer Cris Crawford 508,410 23.4%
    Auditor Dan Riek 47,465 2.0%
    District 6 Congress Mark Tashjian 5,719 1.9%

     

    A special thanks to Cris for meeting the 3% requirement to get us major party status!

  • Finding supporters at the Harvard Flea Market

    Posted by · October 09, 2022 8:19 PM

    Thanks to our LAMA Chair and Harvard resident, Don Graham, we had a successful booth today at the Harvard Flea Market. Kevin Reed, Cris Crawford, and I met and spoke with many people who were very happy to have a Libertarian alternative to the duopoly candidates this November.

    Kevin Reed, Cris Crawford, and Peter Everett at the Harvard Flea Market.

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  • Massachusetts Libertarians In The News

    Posted by · October 02, 2022 7:42 AM

    Libertarians hope to regain major party status

    The Eagle Tribune

      • Sep 30, 2022

     

    BOSTON -- The state's Libertarians lost their major party status in the 2020 elections, but they’re counting on a crop of statewide candidates in November to help expand the party’s base and regain its official designation.

    Libertarians have fielded candidates in the wide open race for governor and lieutenant governor, state treasurer, auditor and a North Shore congressional seat in the Nov. 8 elections. 

    Topping the Libertarian ticket is gubernatorial candidate Kevin Reed and his running-mate for lieutenant governor, Peter Everett. They will face Democrat Maura Healey and her running-mate, Kim Driscoll, and Republican Geoff Diehl and his pick for lieutenant governor, Leah Allen, in November. 

    Read the rest of the article at The Eagle Tribune

  • 2022 Massachusetts Libertarian Candidates

    Posted by · September 01, 2022 7:50 AM

    The Libertarian Association of Massachusetts is excited to announce that the candidates that were endorsed by the delegates at the April 23, 2022 LAMA convention, have submitted the required number of certified signatures and will be on the November ballot.

    Congratulations to the candidates, and thanks to the volunteers and donors who have worked the past few months to make this happen. This gives not only libertarians a chance to support candidates who share their views, but also independents and other voters who are looking for something better than what the two major parties offer Massachusetts voters.

    Here are your 2022 Massachusetts Libertarian candidates:

    Update (October 2022) - The above candidates who run for political office in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and who are not registered in either of the two recognized major parties may run as an Independent under any political designation. 

  • LAMA State Committee Resolution to Disaffiliate

    Posted by · June 06, 2022 7:35 AM

    The LAMA state committee unanimously passed the following resolution to disaffiliate from the Libertarian National Committee on June 5, 2022:

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  • 2022 LNC Convention Update

    Posted by · May 29, 2022 7:11 AM

    The Massachusetts Association delegates attended opening day of the LNC Convention this past Friday, and were disenfranchised by the national Libertarian Party which refused to recognize the delegation.

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