GREENVILLE, S.C.; August 21, 2020— The Libertarian presidential ticket will be canvassing in different parts of the country this weekend. Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the candidate for president, will hold events in Atlanta, Ga. and Huntsville, Ala., where the ticket just achieved ballot access on Wednesday, putting them well on track to appear on all 50 states’ (plus D.C.’s) ballots.
Meanwhile, her vice-presidential running mate, Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, will rally supporters in Des Moines, Ia. and Lincoln, Neb., as his campaign bus tour continues to head west. They will share their top platform planks, which include drastically slashing federal spending, ending the war on drugs, and allowing for a truly free market in health care, with competition and the resultant lower prices.
“As President, I will use my constitutional authority to block any new borrowing. I will veto any spending bill that would lead to a deficit, and veto any debt-ceiling increase,” said Dr. Jorgensen. “I will give every cabinet secretary a specific spending reduction target and hold them accountable. There is no excuse for sticking our children and grandchildren with the bill for bipartisan bloated budgets.” On Sunday, Tom Hopf, a Libertarian candidate for Huntsville City Council, is hosting a Rally for Peace and Justice in Huntsville, Alabama. Jorgensen has also vowed that on her first day as president, she would immediately start the process of bringing American troops home, as quickly as possible.
In Iowa, whose official motto is, “Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain,” Libertarians are especially thrilled to have their vice-presidential nominee, Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, join them in Des Moines. Iowa Libertarian Party (LP) Chair Mike Conner, Jr., said of Cohen, “He is a rarity these days: a candidate who not only can effectively communicate libertarian principles, but who actively seeks out and listens to people from all political ideologies to learn what impacts them.”
Cohen explained his dedication to protecting the individual rights and liberty of Americans. “Libertarianism is the most empathetic message in the political world. You own yourself and your life. You own your body. You own your labor, and the product of your labor, and your property.”
The candidates’ events include selected officials and down-ticket candidates, and includes media availability, and are scheduled as follows (subject to change; times shown in local time zone):
Saturday, August 22
Atlanta, Ga.: 6–8 P.M.: Jorgensen will appear at Georgia Beer Garden, 420 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta
Des Moines, Iowa: 2:30–6 P.M.: Cohen will appear at City of Flint Water Plant, 4500 Dort Highway, Flint. Also appearing will be:
- Jules Ofenbakh, former candidate for Secretary of State
- Mike Conner, LP Iowa Chair
Sunday, August 23
Huntsville, Ala., 2–4 P.M.: Jorgensen will appear at Big Spring International Park, 200 Church St. SW, Huntsville
Lincoln, Neb., 12:30 P.M.: Cohen will appear at Haymarket Station, 300 Canopy St. (at the corner of Q St.), Lincoln. Also appearing will be:
- Laura Ebke, former Nebraska state legislator
- Dennis Grace, LNC member and candidate for U.S. Congress, District 1
- Gene Siadek, candidate for U.S. Senate
For a full list of the candidates’ upcoming campaign events, visit Jo20.com/events.
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 with the candidates or officials at the events, contact:
- Iowa; Sat., Aug. 22: Mike Conner, Jr., LP Iowa chair and Jorgensen–Cohen 2020 Iowa state coordinator, via e-mail at [email protected], or by phone at (515) 444-7825
- Georgia; Sat., Aug. 22: Jayne Haney, Jorgensen–Cohen 2020 media associate, via e-mail at [email protected], or by phone at (305) 923-8937
- Nebraska; Sun., Aug. 23: Scott Zimmerman, LP Nebraska executive director, via e-mail at [email protected], or by phone at (402) 290-0197
- Alabama; Sun., Aug. 23: Jayne Haney, Jorgensen–Cohen 2020 media associate, via e-mail at [email protected], or by phone at (305) 923-8937