Libertarian Jeremy “Spike” Cohen advocates slashing federal tax burden; available for media

GREENVILLE, S.C.; October 11, 2020—  This weekend, Libertarian vice-presidential nominee Jeremy “Spike” Cohen is in the south, rallying supporters to his campaign platform, which includes slashing citizens’ tax burden by cutting federal spending; bringing troops home from involvement in other countries’ conflicts; enabling a truly free market in health care; and reforming the criminal justice system through, in large part, abolishing the failed policy of prohibition and pardoning all nonviolent, victimless federal drug offenders.

“Libertarian actions such as protecting the Second Amendment, limiting taxation, and ending the War on Drugs address the very issues that are putting vulnerable Americans at risk,” said Logan Smith, Georgia Libertarian Party (LP) state coordinator. “They aren’t just rights issues; they’re Civil Rights issues—and Dr. Jorgensen and Mr. Cohen are the only candidates addressing them at the national level.”

Saturday evening’s program at Altlanta’s Phoenix II Park included Chase Oliver, chair of LP Atlanta, and Shane Hazel, running for U.S. Senate in Georgia.

“We Libertarians spent thousands of hours working to secure ballot access in all fifty states, plus D.C. We put in the work Democrats and Republicans don’t require of themselves,” said Oliver before the rally. “We don’t get a taxpayer-funded and highly publicized primary season. We don’t get the free media coverage that the duopoly receives. We work hard to spread the message of a world set free in our lifetime.”

On Sunday, following a fundraising luncheon in Birmingham, Ala., Cohen will be joined on his campaign rally’s program by Tom Hopf, a 2020 candidate for Huntsville City Council, and Dave Jones, a 2021 candidate for chair of LP Tennessee.

“Cohen has one of the most reasonable voices on the issues that exist today,” said Hopf. “I’m not sure there’s a person out there whom he couldn’t sell on the ideas of liberty, given the opportunity.”

“Spike is a wonderful speaker and messenger for liberty,” said Jones, who has been a fan of Cohen since meeting him last year. “Being the first millennial to appear on the ballot in all fifty states, he is the spearhead of a change in politics as we know it in America. He delivers the Libertarian message from a position of love, compassion, and humor, which is bringing droves of young Libertarians into the party.”

On Monday, following a fundraising luncheon in Savannah, Jones will join the vice-presidential hopeful on the program at an outdoor campaign rally, along with Ryan Graham, chair of LP Georgia.

Cohen’s campaign stops in Georgia and Alabama feature Libertarian Party leaders and down-ballot candidates, include media availability and are scheduled as follows (subject to change; times are shown in local time zone):

Sunday, October 11; Alabama
10:45 A.M.–1 P.M.:  Fundraising luncheon (ticketed event; limited seating): Waffle House, 1801 4th Avenue South, Birmingham 
2:30–5:30 P.M.: Rally: Kelly Ingram Park, 500 17th Street North, Birmingham 
Monday, October 12; Georgia
12:45–3 P.M.:  Fundraising luncheon (ticketed event; limited seating): Coach’s Corner, 3016 East Victory Drive, Savannah 
5:15–7:30 P.M.: Rally: Tiedeman &Baldwin Parks’ green space, at East 44th Street and Atlantic Ave., Savannah

Mr. Cohen’s presidential running mate, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, is spending the weekend at campaign rallies and fundraisers in Arizona and California. 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; the campaign will provide hand sanitizer and masks.  

For questions or to schedule an interview with Mr. Cohen during his campaign stops, contact: 

VP nominee inspires southern voters at Georgia, Alabama rallies