Laura Williams

Dr. Laura Williams teaches communication strategy to undergraduates and executives. She is a passionate advocate for critical thinking, individual liberties, and the Oxford Comma.

Libertarian Party of Georgia Joins “Second Chance for Georgia” Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform

Second Chance for Georgia

Atlanta, GA – The Libertarian Party of Georgia voted this month to join the Second Chance for Georgia coalition in its effort to reduce the lifetime consequences of interactions with the criminal justice system. As part of our ongoing partnership …

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Libertarian Party of Georgia Heralds Victory in Athens-Clarke Cash Bail Reform

June 5,  2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Atlanta, GA – After months of lobbying and public statements by Libertarian Party spokespersons and other members of the community, Athens-Clarke County Mayor and County Commission voted unanimously to eliminate cash bail and …

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Libertarian Party of Georgia Calls for Removal of “Special Status” for Lawyers in State Government

David Ralston

A quirk of the Georgia code provides a way for lawyers who also serve in the state General Assembly to postpone cases almost indefinitely. Not only does this special right that makes it easier for lawyers to get elected and …

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LPGeorgia Vice Chair on WABE-NPR, Championing Voter Choice, Ballot Access

With just ten legislative days left before Georgia’s “crossover day,” the battle to expand ballot equality for third party and independent candidates for office continues. The Libertarian Party drafted and found sponsors for HB191, which would remove unfair and often …

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Ballot Access is a Civil Right: Seeking Co-Sponsors to Reform Georgia’s Restrictions on Independent and Third Party Candidates

The hard-won right to vote is a centerpiece of the modern political landscape, but tells only half the story of representation. The right to cast a ballot is sacred, but the right to appear on a ballot is equally sacrosanct. …

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Federal Judge Sides with Libertarian Candidate, Smythe DuVal: “Confirm All Provisional Ballots”

The Libertarian Party of Georgia’s candidate for Secretary of State, Smythe DuVal, has been vindicated in his suit against state election officials, as a federal judge required counties to accept hundreds of provisional ballots with minor errors. Such ballots containing …

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Congratulations, Atlanta: Eliminating Cash Bail is a Major Victory for Individual Rights

What happened: In a surprising victory for individual liberty, the Atlanta City Council voted Monday to end pretrial detention for nonviolent crimes, releasing citizens accused of misdemeanors with a signature, rather than requiring a large cash bail.  The ordinance recognizes that …

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