Joel Williams, former Vermont Grassroots executive director and two-time gubernatorial candidate, and Denny Lane, founder of the Vermont Grassroots Party, said they want to "help promote the most promising political party in the State of Vermont."
...Vermont Libertarian Party Chair Brendan Kinney formally welcomed Williams and Lane at the Party's January 8 State Committee meeting.
"Joel and Denny
bring an enormous amount of experience and credibility on a wide range of issues," Kinney said.
switched because he
is dissatisfied with the current direction of the Vermont Grassroots Party
, which he
founded over 10 years ago."My decision to resign from the Vermont Grassroots Party
was incredibly difficult," Lane
said."However, the Grassroots have become a single issue party.The Vermont Libertarian Party supports ending cannabis prohibition, but as part of a broader platform that calls for greater freedom and liberty across the board.I look forward to helping the Party advance its cause any way that I can."Lane founded the Vermont Grassroots Party in 1992 and served as its chair until recently.He
has extensive political experience and campaigned for governor, secretary of state, and president in 2000. The Vermont Libertarian Party
has 120 dues-paying members and in 2000, ran 44 candidates in local, state, and federal race.The Party also publishes the annual "Legislative Watch," a comprehensive analysis of proposed legislative bills and resolutions.The National Libertarian Party was founded in 1971 and is the third largest political party in the United States.Millions of Americans have voted for Libertarian Party candidates in past elections throughout the country.Libertarians believe the answer to America's political problems is the same commitment to freedom that earned America its greatness: a free-market economy and the abundance and prosperity it brings; a dedication to individual liberties and personal freedom that marks this country above all others; and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade.
For more information, please contact Brendan Kinney, Chair of the Vermont Libertarian Party
, at (802) 865-6790 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Joel Williams at (802) 287-9388 or via e-mail at email@example.com; and Denny Lane
at (802) 496-2387.