A Rational Conversation: COVID and Criminal Justice Reform

Watch this conversation between three Libertarian candidates for the legislative candidates as they talk about the two topics now dominating the election, COVID-19 pandemic and criminal justice reform.

When 2020 began, neither of these issues was on any political pundit’s radar. Now they seem to be all any of them talk about. 

Sadly, as with many issues, it is not reasoned, rational debate. Instead, political discourse has degenerated into name-calling and tribal warfare between “good” and “evil.”

Wearing – or not wearing – a mask has become both a fashion statement and a political statement.

Libertarians Travis Groo (NC Senate 17), Bruce Basson (NC House 36), and Dee Watson (NC House 49) have a different view. 

They, like all Libertarians, believe we can build a healthy, safe, free, peaceful, and prosperous North Carolina another way. By harnessing the limitless potential of a free people who can work together to solve these and other issues.

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Early Voting Best Chance to Connect to Voters

Early voting is our best chance to let every Wake voter know they have a real choice. A smiling volunteer handing out candidate literature at an early voting site has proven to provide a bump of 4 to 9 percent in our vote totals in previous elections.

Every voter in Wake will have the opportunity to choose at least four Libertarians. Most voters in southern Wake will get to choose six Libertarian candidates in all the major races, from president to state legislator.

So we're focusing our early voting effort in Southern Wake, at these sites: the W.E. Hunt Recreation Center, Holly Springs; W.O. Council Gym, Fuquay-Varina; Apex Community Center; Wake Tech South Campus, and; the Cary Senior Center.

These sites include overlapping districts, U.S Congress 2, state Senate 17, and portions of state House 11, 36, 37, and 41. In two of these races, the establishment party candidates are polling within five points of each other, and in another, it’s a dead heat.

Libertarian candidates will have an impact on the outcome of these races.

Early voting hours are:

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31 (Last day): 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We need people to work the early voting site near you for as many days as they can and for as many hours as they can so voters will know they have an alternative to the duopoly.

Sign up here.

If you'd rather work a site close to your home, look it up here and then contact David Ulmer, WakeLP chair.


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Meet Adrian Travers, Libertarian for NC House 11

Adrian Travers is the Libertarian candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives District 11.

Adrian was born in Hampton, Va., and raised on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. 

Adrian’s career path has taken him in multiple directions and included both blue and white-collared jobs, including service in the U.S. Army. He was a flooring/tile installer for several years in Oklahoma and worked in the casino industry in Washington state, where he eventually became a pit boss and supervisor.

After his move to Raleigh in 2010, Adrian worked in retail sales as a manager for Payless Shoe Source. At the same time, he managed two casino party companies in the area. When these companies closed, Adrian followed his passion for local breweries and distilleries by becoming the Lead Alchemist and bar manager at the Four Points by Sheraton of North Raleigh on Capital Blvd.

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