**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

April 16, 2019

Contact: Ray Wolff,
Chairman, Libertarian Party of Manatee County
chair@manateelp.org

 

BRADENTON, Fla. – Do you have a photo of local county, city employees or elected officials wasting taxpayer dollars? Now you have a way to report it anonymously.

LPMC GovStoppers

The website GovStoppers.com went live this week to offer Manatee County residents a new way to anonymously report government waste, fraud and corruption. The website provides visitors a safe, anonymous place to post photos and documents without those posts being ever traced back to them.

The project is the brainchild of the Libertarian Party of Manatee County.

“While some agencies may have ways to report fraud, often a report must be made to the very agency involved, for example the School Board

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website,” says LPMC Chair Ray Wolff. “This is bit like the fox watching the hen house. GovStoppers.com is a better way to make such reports.”

Wolff says local Libertarians seek to establish more transparency and accountability to Manatee city and city government with GovStoppers.

“As the Libertarian Party of Manatee County, we see one of our roles as a third party is to bring openness, trust and transparency to our local government,” Wolff says. “With help from the public and government employees, GovStoppers can be the impartial and anonymous way to bring local government waste and corruption to light.”

The website is built with anonymity in mind, said Wolff. The site uses anonymous third-party messaging and email to access GovStoppers and send files. Its photo upload feature does not log or store information that could link the photos with the sender.

Wolff says Libertarians, despite being America’s fastest growing political party, it continues to face ballot access restrictions engineered by Democrats and Republicans. The restrictions are clearly intended to discourage independents and third-party candidates from winning office and affect political change for the better, he says.

“Even with those limitations, Libertarians can promote change in our local Manatee government,” Wolff says. “Although we are hopeful that our local government agencies are free from fraud, bribes, nepotism, misuse of resources, bribes, employee waste and corruption, GovStoppers.com is here should they need to be reported.”

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A special Thank You to the members and affiliates of the Libertarian Party of Florida

By Vice Chair Omar Recuero

 

On Wednesday, August 17th, Libertarian Presidential nominee, Gov Gary Johnson held a campaign rally/forum in Miami at Florida International University. This event went off perfectly and even 3 days later proves to be a tremendous success. I was not only in attendance for this historic event, I was a part of an amazing team of people who made this event possible.

 

I writing this to recognize that this event would not have taken place without the help of these individuals. Alot went on behind the scenes to make the event possible. A big part of it included generous donations and securing FIU, however we needed volunteers. Some of the things needed including coordination(VIP, general public, security), clean up, take donations, signing people up for the campaign and various other duties. So  because of how much we love and cherish individual liberty and freedom. And because of how much we support Gary Johnson and all of the great things that has accomplished and will accomplish. We were called upon and without hesitation came together to help put this event together in a short amount of time. Not to mention the various distances that people had to travel from around the state to volunteer.

The volunteer staff:

Region 8 Representative Stacey Selleck

Region 10 Representative Darlene Underwood

Region 13 Representative Karl Dickey

Region 14 Representative Steven Nekhaila

The Chairman – Char Lez Braden

The LPF Secretary – Suzanne Gilmore

At Large Director 1 – Alison Foxall

At Large Director 2 – Russ Wood

Rules Committee Chair – Tony Sellers

LP Palm Beach – Shane and Susan George

LP Broward – Mike Higgs

LP Miami Dade – Shoutout to Marialexandra (Communications), Marcos(Vice Chair), Josh Curtis(Secretary), Keon Grayson and Pierre(Executive Director)

LP Lee – JoAnn and Co.

LP Pinellas – Jess Mears

LP Hillsborough – Susan Stanley

Various LPF members and supporters including but not limited to Philippe Neptune, Robert Fernandez, Macy John, LuisaMercedes Garcia and Heather Preysz and her daughters.

 

Overall 11 members of the LPF Executive Committee were also present. The highlight of the night being region 9 Representative George Lebovitz giving two cigars to the Governors to smoke when we get into the debates and smoke both of the other “candidates”.

 

What an event! What a night! What team of people we have in the LPF! Thank You all so much to everyone and anyone I forgot to mention. Thank You to the state campaign team for letting me help out. If you are reading this and you were not able to come, but you shared, tweeted, instagram, etc the event, Thank You too. I am so glad to be a part of this family and I believe we can accomplish anything when we work together.

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