GREENVILLE, S.C.— Libertarian vice-presidential hopeful Jeremy “Spike” Cohen will visit the east bay on Thursday, to share the Jorgensen–Cohen ticket’s plan to protect civil liberties by reducing the size and scope of the federal government. This includes ending both the racist war on drugs and qualified immunity for police officers.
Their platform also calls for bringing U.S. troops home from overseas, creating a truly free market in health care, and removing governmental barriers to competition in the energy industry, allowing for innovation in clean energy solutions, such as nuclear.
“Having challenged injustice, corruption, and prejudice in our government institutions, I’m excited about our 2020 ticket,” said Nickolas Wildstar, a 2018 Libertarian Party (LP) candidate for governor who plans to run again, should the ongoing petitioning effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom succeed. “Mr. Cohen ignites the American spirit of revolt against tyrannical leaders, and Dr. Jorgensen has the experience and principles to guide our nation to become greater—freer—than ever.” Wildstar added that together, the pair offers real solutions to racially biased policies, economic instability, and imperialism.
Wildstar will join Cohen, along with James Just, the Libertarian candidate for State Assembly (Dist. 7), as featured speakers at the campaign rally, which will kick off at 5:30 P.M. at Empowerment Park. LP Alameda Secretary Terry Floyd will emcee.
The Jorgensen–Cohen ticket is on track to appear on the ballots of all 50 states plus D.C.
Cohen’s events will feature selected officials and down-ticket candidates, include media availability, and are scheduled as follows (subject to change; times shown in local time zone):
Thursday, September 3
12 – 3 P.M.: Supporter luncheon (private ticketed event); Castro Valley
3 – 4:15 P.M.: Media availability (by appointment)
4:30 – 8 P.M.: Campaign rally at Empowerment Park, 462 Bellevue Ave., Oakland
For a full list of the candidates’ upcoming campaign events, visit Jo20.com/events.
Media advisory: Rain or shine! The candidate will have media availability at most tour stops. A mult box will be available at the rallies, although no risers. Personal distancing protocols will be followed; hand sanitizer and masks will be provided.
For questions or to schedule interviews during these campaign stops, contact:
- Thurs., Sept. 3: Elizabeth Stump, Jorgensen–Cohen 2020 media coordinator, via e-mail at CA@Jo20.com, or by phone at (510) 828-2281