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Subject: Libertarian Party FAQ: Basic Information

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INTRODUCTION The Libertarian Party is the third-largest political party in the United States, running candidates for public office at all levels of government. The LP supports individual liberties, the free market, less government, lower taxes, and a non-interventionist foreign policy. This FAQ tells how to get more information about the LP, how to contact the LP online, and how to become a member. GETTING AN INFORMATION PACKET To receive a free information packet in the mail, call 800-682-1776 and leave your name, address, and telephone number, or send this information in a message to "hq@lp.org". GETTING INFORMATION VIA THE WORLD-WIDE WEB The Libertarian Party maintains a WWW site at: http://www.lp.org/ The following URLs may be useful for people seeking or creating links to specific information: * information from LP state affiliates http://www.lp.org/organization/states.html * candidates for public office http://www.lp.org/campaigns/candidates.php * the national LP Program http://www.lp.org/issues/program/ * the national LP Platform http://www.lp.org/issues/platform/ * articles from LP News http://www.lp.org/lpnews/ LIBERTARIAN PARTY NATIONAL OFFICE The Libertarian Party maintains a national office in Washington, DC. Contact this office for questions about membership, changes of address, and publications and other materials available for purchase. Libertarian Party E-Mail: hq@lp.org 2600 Virginia Ave. NW, Suite 100 Voice: 202-333-0008 Washington, DC 20037 Fax: 202-333-0072 LIBERTARIAN PARTY NEWS "Libertarian Party NEWS" (LP News) is the monthly newspaper of the LP. For editorial matters, letters to the editor, and advertising information contact: Libertarian Party News E-Mail: Bill.Winter@hq.lp.org Bill Winter, Editor Voice: 508-820-7340 2600 Virginia Ave,, NW, Suite 100 Fax: 202-333-0072 Washington, DC 20037 To subscribe to LP News, see "membership form" below. For change of address or to renew your subscription, contact the national office or use the forms at: http://www.lp.org/members/ MEMBERSHIP FORM To become a dues-paying member of the Libertarian Party or subscribe to LP News, use the online form at: http://www.lp.org/action/join.html Or you may print out, fill in, and return the following form together with $25 (or you may charge your dues to a credit card by providing that information on the form). Membership includes a subscription to LP News. Name___________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________ City_________________________________ State_____ Zip___________ Phone (home)______________________ (work)______________________ E-mail address_________________________________________________ Employer_________________________ Occupation___________________ __ Yes, I want to join the Libertarian Party. The Libertarian Party is the Party of Principle. To publicly affirm what we believe -- and to ensure that our party never strays from our principles -- we ask our members to proudly sign this statement: I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals. _____________________________________________ [signature required for membership only] __ I do not want to join as a member at this time, but please sign me up as a subscriber to LP News. Please enclose a check or money order (no corporate checks please) for $25 payable to "Libertarian Party", or provide the following information to authorize billing to your credit card: [ ] Visa [ ] Mastercard [ ] AmEx [ ] Discover Account #_____________________________ Exp. Date______________ Signature______________________________________________________ [signature for credit card payment] Send this form and payment to: Libertarian Party 2600 Virginia Avenue NW, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20037 (Government Mandated Notices: The Federal Election Commission requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, and occupation and name of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year. The IRS requires us to print "contributions are not tax-deductible" on all fundraising appeals.)