Supporters rally at Cincinnati launch of 18-city bus tour

August 18, 2020—  Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, the Libertarian vice-presidential nominee, will kick off his cross-country bus tour this week in Cincinnati. Cohen will be rallying supporters and giving media interviews.

Throughout the tour, Cohen will emphasize the campaign’s mission of reducing big government in such areas as criminal justice, gun rights, government spending and debt, and creating a truly free market in health care.

“Republicans’ and Democrats’ fighting over who has the black vote is demonstrative of the two-party system today,” Cohen explained. “An entire race of people isn’t a voting bloc that you can trade back and forth with empty promises. Individuals are more than that.”

Also participating in Wednesday’s rally program will be Kevin Kahn, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Congress, District 1, speakers from the University of Cincinnati’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty.

“I’m excited to welcome Mr. Cohen to the rally stage in Cincinnati and show voters in my district a candidate who will go to Washington to effect real change for real people,” J. "Spike" Cohensaid Kahn. Pointing out that the criminal justice system has been unequally administered against racial other marginalized minorities, Kahn lamented that Democrats and Republicans in Congress merely pay lip service to their constituents. “The Jorgensen–Cohen ticket, on the other hand, has doggedly promoted practical solutions that would end systemic racism: policies like abolishing the racist drug war, ending qualified immunity for law enforcement, and lifting barriers to job creation such as daunting occupational-licensing requirements.”

Libertarian State Central Committee Member Jessica Pettigrew, 18, threw out a challenge to her fellow first-time voters. “The so-called two-party system actively limits [new voters’] exposure to Libertarian candidates and their political ideals,” she said. “I encourage them to come to the rally on Wednesday. They’ll walk away as Libertarians!”

Following the Cincinnati rally, Cohen will head to Flint, Mich. on Thursday and Highland, Ind. (outside Chicago) on Friday. For a full list of tour stops, visit

Jeremy “Spike” Cohen’s campaign stop in Ohio includes media availability and is scheduled as follows (subject to change):

Wednesday, August 19; Cincinnati, Ohio 
5:30 P.M. – 9 P.M.: Campaign rally & speaker event: Burnet Woods Park, 3251 Brookline Avenue

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 this tour stop, contact:

  • Kryssi Wichers, Jorgensen–Cohen 2020 North Carolina communications director, via e-mail at, or by phone at (740) 808-2158.