FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 30th, 2017
On November 8, 2016, presidential candidate Gary Johnson received 83,481 votes in Oklahoma. This 5.7% showing far exceeded the 2.5% necessary to maintain recognized party status and guaranteed the Libertarian Party of Oklahoma ballot access for the next two years.
This past Thursday at a regular meeting, the Libertarian Party of Oklahoma officially recognized two new umbrella organizations: the Cherokee County Libertarians and the Central Region Libertarians. These two groups are the first to complete the necessary chartering requirements and pave the way for the numerous others across the state looking to do the same.
State Party Chair Tina Kelly said, “Recognizing these two groups is a milestone in the Party’s history, signifying that we are here to stay. I wholeheartedly welcome the enthusiasm and talent their members bring to the table.”
Every day more and more Oklahomans are realizing that the two establishment parties are incapable of stepping up to the plate and protecting the rights of all citizens when it matters most. External competition is necessary to challenge the concentration of power which has taken place within the current system, much to the detriment of our country.
Recent national events continue to serve as a call to action for people of good conscience to raise their voices in the arena of civic involvement. We invite those interested to visit our website OKLP.org and consider joining The Libertarian Party of Oklahoma in our fight to protect and expand the individual rights so coveted and essential for a peaceful world.
Oklahomans are encouraged to contact the party via its Facebook page or website in order to get involved and be informed of upcoming events.