GREENVILLE, S.C.; August 20,2020—  Libertarian vice-presidential nominee Jeremy “Spike” Cohen will visit Flint, Michigan on Thursday and Gary, Indiana on Friday to talk to voters and media at rallies in America’s heartland, as part of a campaign bus tour that launched on Wednesday.

With its richly diverse population of working-class voters, Michigan offers Cohen the chance to garner support for his campaign’s calls to end the Federal Reserve Bank, bring home American troops stationed overseas, allow taxpayers to opt out of the Social Security system, and establish a baseline budgeting system and slash federal spending and the national debt.

“Imagine if people had an additional $3,000 at their disposal because they are no longer being robbed of their income by the IRS,” Cohen said.

Several state and local Libertarian candidates will also be on hand and available for media interviews:

  • In Michigan on Thursday: Katherine Nepton for Michigan Supreme Court, James Harris for U.S. Congress District 5, and Connor Nepomuceno, who is running for Oakland County Executive
  • In Indiana on Friday: William Henry for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana

If elected, Cohen and his presidential running mate, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, plan to radically overhaul the health-care system, creating a truly free-market system where competition would drive prices down and enable greater innovation in medicine and medical technology.

Cohen explained, “Government and a handful of insurance companies have a virtual monopoly as payers. Because of this, they are the usually the ones deciding what kind of health care is available. It’s time to end the health-care monopoly.”

On Monday, the campaign bus tour will head to Iowa. For a full list of Cohen’s tour stops, visit Jo20.com/events.

Cohen’s campaign rallies in Michigan and Indiana include media availability and are scheduled as follows (subject to change): 

Thursday, August 20; Flint, Michigan
5:30-9 P.M.: City of Flint Water Plant, 4500 Dort Highway, Flint

Friday, August 21; Gary, Indiana
5:30-9 P.M.: Wicker Park Social Center, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland

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. 

For questions or to schedule interviews during these campaign stops, contact: 

  • Michigan; Thurs., Aug. 20: Ben Boren, Michigan Campaign Manager for Jorgensen/Cohen, via e-mail at [email protected], or by phone at (775) 294-3455.
  • Indiana; Fri., Aug. 21: Chuck Pullen, Jorgensen–Cohen 2020 media coordinator, via e-mail at [email protected], or by phone at (219) 218-1484.