Libertarian presidential nominee meets supporters, advocates benefits of downsizing government

GREENVILLE, S.C.; September 28, 2020—  Libertarian presidential nominee Dr. Jo Jorgensen is in the Motor City today to rally supporters and take media interviews.

Dr. Jorgensen’s platform focuses on creating real change for real people, and includes pledges to bring home our more than 200,000 troops stationed in foreign countries; to enable a truly free market in health care—with the innovative solutions and price reductions bred by competition; and to pardon nonviolent, victimless federal drug offenders so they may return to their families.

“The biggest problem Libertarian candidates face is that election law was sort of designed for the purpose of creating and reinforcing a two-party system,” said Greg Stempfle, chair of the Michigan Libertarian Party (LP), who is hosting the event. “As a result, many voters don’t realize that this year, they have a genuine option besides voting for the ‘lesser evil’ of those two parties.”

That option—Dr. Jorgensen and her running mate, Jeremy “Spike” Cohen—will appear on the ballot in all 50 states plus D.C. Voters in Oakland County will have more Libertarian options than most, with 10 other, down-ballot Libertarians appearing on their ballots, including Connor Nepomuceno, running for Oakland County Executive.

Nepomuceno and Jami Van Alstine, the Libertarian candidate for Wayne County Commissioner (Dist. 11), will be featured speakers at today’s rally in Detroit.

Dr. Jorgensen’s campaign stop in Detroit features down-ballot candidates, includes media availability, and is scheduled as follows (subject to change; times shown in local time zone):

Monday, September 28
6–7 P.M.: Riverside Park, 12 24th Street, Detroit

On Tuesday, the campaign will acknowledge its exclusion from the first installment of the televised debates by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), by hosting an advance, live-streamed, #FakeDebates event in Cleveland, Ohio, at 6–7:15 P.M. EDT (preceding the CPD event scheduled for 9–10:30 P.M. EDT). At the in-person debate, Dr. Jorgensen will be posed policy questions by Reason magazine senior editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown, along with video questions from viewers; a live audience will be present.

For a full list of the candidates’ upcoming campaign events, visit

Media advisory: Rain or shine! The candidate will have media availability at most tour stops. A mult box will be available at the rallies, although no risers. Personal distancing protocols will be followed; hand sanitizer and masks will be provided.  

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