Sunday, September 18, 2016

Campaign Finance Meeting + Ralph Nader on Campus



At our last meeting, we had a great conversation about campaign finance, an issue that has become increasingly pressing over the past three decades. Since 1985, the amount of money spent on elections by campaigns and outside groups, as measured by the Federal Election Commission, has grown more than 550%. The trend of increasing campaign spending is occurring on both the state and federal levels. In 2012, New York State politicians spent more than $141 million on their campaigns. In the ongoing Presidential Election, candidates and super PACs have raised nearly $1.5 billion.

Are increasing campaign finance costs a cause for concern? And how should libertarians approach the issue? Come to our meeting on Wednesday, September 21st, to discuss your thoughts and opinions. The meeting is scheduled for 8:00-9:00pm in Hamilton 503. Pizza pies and refreshments will be served.

Additionally, this week, Voting Week is bringing Ralph Nader to campus. The author and activist will be speaking on Monday, September 19th, about democracy and student participation. The event will be held in Lerner 555 and will last from 12-2pm.

Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/158129104633897
And book your tickets here: https://m.ovationtix.com/pr/964683

Sunday, September 11, 2016

First CUL Meeting: Wednesday, September 14

Hello, Columbia!

The first CUL General Body Meeting of the semester is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 14, from 7:30 to 8:30pm!

The meeting will be held in Mudd 545. We hope to inform you about the club, the executive board, our ideology, and our future events. It'll be a short and relaxed meeting, so feel free to bring along some food and friends. Also feel free to leave early to attend other meetings.

If you have any questions about the event or would like to sign up for our mailing list, please contact CUL via email.

Hoping to see you soon.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Gary Johnson is Coming to NYC

This Saturday, September 10, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be holding a rally at the Mariott Marquis at Times Square. This will be his first campaign stop in New York, and thousands of supporters are expected to attend.

Join us this Saturday at the Mariott Marquis to learn more about the man and his vision for America. Come and see reason and pragmatism prevail over dogma and bombast!

Check out the link for more information: https://www.johnsonweld.com/nyc_rally

Friday, September 02, 2016

Let Gary Johnson Debate!


Gary Johnson leads in support among military members, but he is often unjustly kept out of major debates and forums.

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), a non-profit organization, has excluded Governor Johnson from their Commander-in-Chief Forum on September 7. The topics of the debate are foreign policy and national security.

Gary Johnson is the most popular candidate among active duty military members, receiving 38.7% support. In addition, 61% of Americans believe that Johnson should be included in the presidential debates. By excluding Johnson from the debate, IAVA has ignored the popular mandates of both the troops and the American people.

We need to draw attention to this act of injustice. Petition and protest.

Please check out the following petitions:
Petition to the Commission on Presidential Debates
Petition by the official Johnson-Weld campaign
Change.org petition to IAVA

There will be a protest on Wednesday, September 7th, at the Rockefeller Plaza to draw attention to this act of injustice. Please join the following Facebook group if you are interested in attending:

Monday, July 04, 2016

Happy Independence Day!

The Fourth Of July!


Happy Independence Day, everybody!

Two hundred and forty years ago, patriots of the American Revolution banded together in Philadelphia to draft a proclamation to the entire world that men were meant to be free and equal. That proclamation, the Declaration of Independence, became a rallying cry for oppressed people worldwide, and it still shines as one of the most powerful declarations of the proper relationship between human freedom and government.

From then onward, Americans have celebrated this special day. Independence Day marks independence from tyranny, oppression, unfair taxation, and injustice. 

Today, we celebrate those same ideals.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Gary Johnson Nominated as Libertarian Party Candidate



America deserves better than Trump or Clinton. The leader we need and deserve is Gary Johnson, a statesman with clear principles and political stances.

As Governor of New Mexico, Johnson presided over one of the most successful administrations in the state's history, improving services while simultaneously cutting taxes and spending. A defender of personal and economic liberties, Johnson attracts people from the left and right, pledging to uphold a woman's right to choose, drug law reform, and economic freedom, while cutting big government.

He is the only candidate who can put people ahead of politics and bridge the political divide. He's neither Left nor Right. He is simply right, and he deserves to be our next President.

To learn more and hear Johnson's speech, please click the following link: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/29/politics/libertarian-party-nominee-vote/index.html 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Meet Dr. Ron Paul at the NJ YAL Convention!

There will be an awesome event going on this weekend at Rutgers University. The university will be hosting the NJ Young Americans for Liberty State Convention on Saturday, February 20. The event is scheduled to last from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM. The speakers scheduled to appear include David Boaz, the Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute, William Creeley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and Dr. Ron Paul himself!

Don't miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime. At this event, you'll meet the biggest names in the libertarian movement and fellow libertarian students. This is also a great chance to learn about the issues facing the nation and the tools you'll need to make a change in your community. Whether you're an ardent libertarian or just interested in libertarian principles, please go. Listening to Dr. Paul on your laptop or radio is great, but meeting him in person is a completely different experience. His aura and the enthusiasm of the people around him simply cannot be transmitted by media. You have to experience it to believe it.

You can find out more about the event and register using the following link: http://www.yaliberty.org/convention/state/2016/nj#register . The registration fee is $25 for non-YAL members but is free for current dues-paying YAL members.

We hope to see you there!