Ex-Republicans head the Libertarian ticket

The third party presidential campaign that threatens to displace the fractured Republican organization as chief rival to Democrats has launched the official youth effort of the Gary Johnson presidential campaign to recruit, organize, and mobilize young people to elect two former GOP governors, Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, as the next president and vice president of the United States.

Bill Weld and Gary Johnson, former Republican governors leading alternative presidential campaign

Bill Weld and Gary Johnson, former Republican governors leading alternative presidential campaign

Youth for Johnson/Weld (YJW) is pledging to start 150 chapters in the first 15 days of its existence. The youth effort will recruit supporters, organize events, and mobilize millennials to support the Libertarian ticket.

“In this critical election, a well-organized youth campaign will be the difference between maintaining the status quo or breaking the two-party duopoly. We can change the face of politics,” said YJW National Youth Director, Jason Weinman.

“We’ve seen that having an energized base of youth activists is crucial to a successful national campaign. Young people are tired of the same old Republican/Democrat partisanship. Our ticket presents a new way forward,” said William ‘Bill’ Weld, who was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1990 with 51% of the vote.

The push for 150 YJW chapters in the first 15 days will display the strong youth support garnered by the Johnson/Weld ticket. With polls showing Johnson appealing broadly to young people, he is taking youth outreach seriously.

The youth effort will be a crucial part of helping Gary Johnson get past the 15% polling threshold required to participate in the presidential debates.

Johnson commented on the launch saying, “The launch of Youth for Johnson/Weld is an exciting step toward building a winning coalition. Young people are the hope for the future of this country and I’m thankful to see so many young people stepping up to fight for our message.”

Libertarian Party leaders and libertarian movement luminaries have endorsed Johnson, the former New Mexico Governor, who is best known for resisting the temptation to solve every problem with government spending and regulation, having vetoed more than 750 bills during his time in office — probably more than all other governors combined.

Johnson cut taxes 14 times, never raised them and balanced the state’s budget, leaving New Mexico with a billion-dollar surplus.Republican

Supporters say the two former Republican governors bring an unmatched level of qualified executive experience to the presidential race.

 


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