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About Us

The Libertarian Party of Illinois (LP Illinois) was founded in 1971 with the mission of electing Libertarians to office and moving public policy in a libertarian direction. Libertarians champion:

Maximum Freedom

Libertarians believe that being free is the best way to live. We encourage all peaceful people to choose what they want from life: to live, love, work, and play their own way, free from political favoritism or oppression.

Minimum Government

Larger, more intrusive government imposes a larger, more expensive burden on people and businesses. Small government provides room for businesses to grow and for individuals to support their families and communities. The people of Illinois deserve a political party that respects them as individuals who can leverage the power of voluntary cooperation to improve lives. That Party is the Libertarian Party of Illinois.

Ballot Access Lawsuit

On April 5, 2012, the Libertarian Party of Illinois with candidate Julie Fox filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the Illinois State Board of Elections, challenging the full slate requirement for new parties. Specifically, Case No. 12 C 2511 contests as unconstitutional the requirements of the Illinois Election Code (10 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/10-2 and -6) for violating the first amendment right of association and fourteenth amendment right to equal protection under the law. The case has been decide in our favor. The full slate requirement has been declared unconstitutional and we can now run for county board positions.Additional law suit judgement information (pdf)

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