Cohen calls for Nevadans’, Utahans’ right to a truly free market in health care

GREENVILLE, S.C.August 29, 2020— Libertarian vice-presidential nominee Jeremy “Spike” Cohen will start his week in Las Vegas before heading to Salt Lake City and Reno to rally supporters and meet with media as part of a cross-country bus tour. The Libertarian Party (LP) is on track to appear on voters’ ballots in at least 47 states so far (plus D.C.), and next week will be turning in petitions in its final state, Rhode Island. 

In Vegas, Cohen will address voters and supporters alongside local Libertarian candidates Natasha Bousley for State Assembly (Dist. 28), and congressional candidates Robert Strawder (Dist. 1) and Jonathan Esteban (Dist. 4). They will impart their respective campaign platforms focused on spurring the economy and increasing consumer choice with solutions such as liftting regulations off businesses and occupational-licensing requirements off individuals, and returning health care to the free market.

“Dr. Jorgensen and Mr. Cohen speak for the vast majority of Americans who are fed up with politics today,” said Esteban, Nevada’s youngest congressional candidate. “Nevadans know how badly government has failed us during the pandemic, and Libertarian candidates across the country are offering them and all Americans a practical and sustainable policy vision.”

On Tuesday, Cohen will address voters on the south steps of Utah’s state capitol building in Salt Lake City, where he will be joined by Dr. Daniel Cottam, the LP’s gubernatorial candidate, and John Molnar, running for U.S. Congress (Dist. 4). 

“Utah doesn’t need a president on the other side of the country to represent our morals,” said Molnar. “We need the freedom to live by our own unique morals right here at home. The only ticket offering that is Jorgensen–Cohen.”

On Wednesday, Cohen’s campaign will be welcomed back to Nevada, where in Reno he will speak to supporters along with LP candidates Charles Holt, running for Douglas County Commissioner, and Sam Toll, running for Storey County Commissioner. 

“I am pleased to welcome Mr. Cohen to the fifth freest state in the U.S.,” said Dave Jones, an LP Nevada executive committee member. “Nevada has legal cannabis, legal prostitution, open and concealed carry, and is free of a state income tax. Yet it is a state where the federal government owns more than 80 percent of the land area; that intrusion is something we expect will change once he and Dr. Jorgensen take office at 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue.” Jorgensen has pledged to use the sale of federal assets, such as land, mineral rights, and water rights, to allow people to opt out of Social Security while ensuring that seniors are paid back what they have put in. 

Cohen’s bus tour heads to California on Thursday to rally supporters in Oakland, before proceeding to the Pacific Northwest.

Cohen’s events feature selected officials and down-ticket candidates, include media availability, and are scheduled as follows (subject to change; times shown in local time zones):

Monday, Aug. 31; Las Vegas, Nevada
6 P.M.: Gary Reese Freedom Park, 850 N. Mojave Rd., Las Vegas

Tuesday, Sept. 1; Salt Lake City, Utah
5:30–8 P.M.: Utah State Capitol Building, 350 State St., Salt Lake City

Wednesday, Sept. 2; Reno, Nevada
6–9 P.M.: Idlewild Park, 2055 Idlewild Dr., Reno

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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