Jorgensen, Cohen to promote solutions for affordable health care, criminal justice reform.
GREENVILLE, S.C.; September 20, 2020— The Libertarian Party (LP) presidential ticket will be canvassing the Dakotas on Sunday through Wednesday at three rallies during the campaign’s third bus tour, addressing voters, meeting media, and sharing the spotlight with down-ballot Libertarian candidates.
Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the presidential nominee, will appear in Rapid City, S.D. on Sunday. On Monday, her vice-presidential running mate, Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, will appear in Sioux Falls, S.D., and on Tuesday, he will head to Fargo, N.D.
Each will be promoting the campaign’s platform, which includes bringing home our more than 200,000 troops stationed in foreign countries and turning the U.S. into “one giant Switzerland—armed and neutral, with the military force to defend America’s shores and soil against any foreign attackers or invaders,” and free of trade embargoes; enabling a truly free market in health care—with the innovative solutions and price reductions bred by competition; and pardoning nonviolent, victimless federal drug offenders so they may return to their families.
“We are ecstatic to be hosting Mr. Cohen in Sioux Falls. He is an inspiring figure, sharing our never-ending pursuit for individual freedom, and he has delighted voters at every stop he’s made,” said Devin Saxon, the Libertarian candidate for S.D. Public Utilities Commission. “We encourage everyone weary of government intrusion and overbearing regulations to come down to Falls Park to hear a principled position to counter the two-party system.”
Emceeing the Sioux Falls rally will be Tracey Quint, the campaign’s Sioux River regional coordinator. “We are lucky to have such a dynamic pair at the top of the Libertarian ticket in 2020,” she said. “This is definitely the year to spread the word and make sure Libertarian voters make it to the polls.”
Greg Baldwin, vice chair of LP South Dakota and the Libertarian candidate for state senate, District 17, will be on the program as well. “I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Cohen in July at the Libertarian national convention in Orlando,” he said. “He is an articulate speaker and a powerful advocate for Libertarian principles. I am happy to endorse Jorgensen–Cohen this year.”
The candidates’ events feature selected officials and down-ballot candidates, include media availability, and are scheduled as follows (subject to change; times shown in local time zones):
Rapid City: Sun., Sept. 20: 5:45–7 P.M. at the Berlin Wall Memorial, 206 North 8th St.
Sioux Falls: Tues., Sept. 22: 5–8 P.M. at Falls Park Farmers Market, North 2nd Ave.
Fargo: Wed., Sept. 23: 6 P.M. at Lindenwood Park, 1905 Roger Maris Dr.
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 during their campaign stops, contact:
- Sun., Sept. 20: Jess Mears, deputy campaign manager, via e-mailat Jess@Jo20.com, or by phone at (727) 262-8061
- Tues., Sept. 22: Jayne Haney, national media coordinator, via e-mailat JayneHaney@Jo20.com, or by phone at (305) 923-8937
- Wed., Sept. 23: Jayne Haney, national media coordinator, via e-mailat JayneHaney@Jo20.com, or by phone at (305) 923-8937