Established in 2000, the Manhattan Libertarian Party (MLP) works to decrease the creeping scope of big government. We believe in freedom from, rather than dependence upon, the government. That’s because smaller government means more freedom.

We are dedicated to providing a third party alternative on the ballots. In fact, we ran 10 candidates in the 2001 NYC city elections alone, and ran 8 more in 2013. All this in spite of the undue petitioning burdens placed on third party candidates.

The National Libertarian Party was established in 1971. The party is organized in 50 states and there are over 135 Libertarians holding elected office — that’s more than all other third parties combined.

The Libertarian Party’s Statement of Principles says that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose. For more information about the Libertarian Party's Platform, visit http://www.lp.org/platform