Supporters welcome presidential nominee home with rallies in the Carolinas
GREENVILLE, S.C.— This weekend in the Carolinas, supporters are planning to welcome Dr. Jo Jorgensen home as she concludes her 16-day, 20-city campaign bus tour that took the Libertarian presidential nominee through the midwest and southeast.
“Carolinians are so happy to host Dr. Jo Jorgensen at these stops along her bus tour,” said Travis Groo, vice chair of the Libertarian Party (LP) of Wake County, N.C. “It has been an honor and a privilege to work on this campaign with amazing, talented individuals from all over the country, each one committed to sharing the benefits of rolling back the size and scope of government.”
Groo expressed appreciation that instead of a public park, where many of the tour’s rallies have been held, a local business, Mystic Farm & Distillery, is opening its doors for a different flavor of event. Acknowledging that her “drug of choice is bourbon,” Dr. Jorgensen has pledged that if elected, she would end the “war on other people’s choice of drugs.”
Dr. Jorgensen will talk about her platform, including ending the Federal Reserve Bank, which Congress allows to set interest rates—notably for public–private mortgages. “Moving these functions to the private sector will be far better for Americans’ financial well-being, and will alleviate the housing crisis,” Jorgensen said, “especially in such states as North Carolina, with its influx of new residents. Government’s bossiness, in the form of excessive regulation, leads to policies that suppress the housing supply and inflate home prices.”
“North Carolina folks are looking for a different—a better—choice for president,” said Susan Hogarth, a member of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC). “Many of us have decided not to settle for the same ‘problem’ candidates and policies that got us here. We’re excited to meet Jo and have her speak directly to our friends, neighbors, and fellow voters.”
Dr. Jorgensen’s platform also calls for a Social Security opt-out policy, recalling U.S. military men and women home to defend America’s own shores, and lifting government barriers to competition in the energy industry, leading to further innovation in clean-energy technologies such as nuclear power.
Jorgensen’s vice-presidential running mate, Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, will be kicking off a complementary campaign bus tour on Wednesday. For a full list of both candidates’ tour stops, visit Jo20.com/events.
Dr. Jorgensen‘s campaign stops in North and South Carolina include media availability and are scheduled as follows (subject to change):
Saturday, August 15; Durham, North Carolina
6 – 7:30 P.M.: Mystic Farm & Distillery, 1212 North Mineral Springs Road
Sunday, August 16: Greenville, South Carolina
3 – 4:30 P.M.: The Peace Center, 300 S. Main St. (in front of building)
6 – 9 P.M.: Homecoming dinner (private, ticketed event): Limoncello Restaurant, corner of River & Broad
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 an interview with Dr. Jorgensen during her visits, contact:
- North Carolina; Sat., Aug. 15: Barbara Howe, Jorgensen–Cohen 2020 North Carolina campaign volunteer, via e-mail at NC@Jo20.com, or by phone at (919) 475-2371.
- South Carolina; Sun., Aug. 16: Kasie Whitener, Jorgensen–Cohen 2020 South Carolina state director, via e-mail at SC@Jo20.com, or by phone at (803) 569-8200.