Libertarian VP nominee Cohen advocates restoring the ‘land of the free’ as bus tour heads to southwest

GREENVILLE, S.C.; Aug. 24, 2020—  Libertarian vice-presidential nominee Jeremy “Spike” Cohen heads to Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday to talk to voters and supporters, following successful rallies in Des Moines, Lincoln Neb., and Wichita. The events are part of his cross-country campaign bus tour that runs through Labor Day.

Cohen and his presidential running mate, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, who rallied in Atlanta and Huntsville this weekend, plan to end the war on drugs, create a Social Security opt-out policy, call U.S. military men and women home to defend America’s own shores, and remove government barriers to competition in the energy industry, enabling further innovation in clean-energy technologies such as nuclear power.

Featuring prominently at the campaign’s events are many Libertarian Party (LP) down-ticket candidates running this fall. LP candidates in Kansas include Jason Buckleyrunning for U.S. Senate, Matt Clark for Kansas House District 23, and Rick Parsonsfor Kansas House District 33.

“Cohen brings a much-needed message to Kansas, including Dr. Jorgensen’s and his plan for criminal justice reforms at the federal level,” said Clark. “It’s exciting to hear his signature passion when he advocates ending qualified immunity, deschedulingcannabis, ending civil asset forfeiture, and ending the federal militarization of local police.”Spike Save The Date Ohio

“A nation with the highest per-capita rate of imprisonment has no business calling itself the ‘land of the free,’” said Cohen. “The U.S. government has spent over $1 trillion on the drug war alone, which has done nothing but create dangerous black markets, put millions of people in cages and given them permanent criminal records, and damaged our communities. It is time to repeal all victimless ‘crime’ laws.”

Parsons said Cohen is a smart, principled candidate with a unique Libertarian perspective on how to move the country forward, and who defends individual liberty in a way that everybody can relate to. Buckley remarked that the Jorgensen–Cohen ticket is offering real change for D.C. that he knows Kansans want.

Mr. Cohen’s campaign stops include media availability and are scheduled as follows (subject to change):

Monday, August 24:
Wichita: 5:30–9 P.M.: Keeper of the Plains, north parking, 550 Nims North

Wednesday, August 26
Lubbock, 5:30–9 P.M.: Tim Cole Memorial Park, corner of 19th St. & University Ave.

On Friday, Cohen’s bus tour will be heading to the southwest, with stops planned for Phoenix and San Diego. For a full list of both Jorgensen’s and Cohen’s upcoming campaign events, visit

Media advisory:  Rain or shine! The candidates 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 during the tour, contact:

  • Kansas; Mon., Aug. 24:  Kristy Laufer Nelson, media coordinator, via e-mail at, or by phone at (316) 993-4379
  • Texas; Tues., Aug. 25:  Kerry McKennon, Hale county LP chair, via e-mail at, or by phone at (806) 667-0586