Gary Johnson's run for President in 2016 opened up the Iowa Libertarians to ballot access as a major party, which cleared the way for 2018 to be the most successful election cycle ever for us. Participating in primaries gave the opportunity to run the most candidates, never-before-seen media attention, and record-breaking vote totals. Despite this, unprecedented voter turnout got the better of us. We missed the threshold to retain the major party status by just 0.4%. We are no longer eligible to participate in the primary and have returned to our non-party political organization status. Seeing we were still quite a threat to the powers that be, in 2019, the Iowa Legislature, led by a Republican majority, passed laws that restricted the voters' choices at the ballot box including moving up the
the third party and independent filing deadline to comply with a primary election from which we're excluded, as well as higher petition requirements.
So we sued to stop them.
And we won.
We have now retained our previous filing deadline of late August, and we need you.
Let's show the voters of Iowa that Libertarians are not going anywhere, and we'll do all we can to make sure they have a candidate on the ballot worth voting for.