Anderson campaign invites the public to protest the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Gubernatorial Debate on 10/19, and to participate in Edgewood H.S. Gubernatorial Forum on 10/21.

Madison, WI, October 18th, 2018 – Libertarian Party candidate for Governor Phil Anderson is organizing a protest of the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association Gubernatorial Debate, to be held at WMTV 15, 615 Forward Dr., in Madison on Friday October 19th. The protest will begin at 6pm.

“The WBA is hosting a debate, on behalf of all the TV and radio stations in Wisconsin and excluding those candidates that don’t spend enough money with them,” stated Phil Anderson, Libertarian candidate for Governor. “The broadcasters have a clear conflict of interest and have set their invitation criteria to serve their own financial and political interests, not the interests of Wisconsin voters.”

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Libertarian Party Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Anderson Promises No Jobs

MADISON, WI. Phil Anderson, Libertarian Party candidate for Governor, refuses to promise to use state government to bring jobs to Wisconsin.

“It is not the job of government to create or maintain jobs,” said Anderson. “To improve the Wisconsin economy, all the State needs to do is to get out of the way.”

“Republicans pay lip service to this concept but turn around and interfere with the market by picking winners and losers through corporate giveaways,” said Anderson. “Boondoggles like the 4-billion-dollar handout to FoxConn, who is already back-tracking on their promises of jobs, only distort the Wisconsin economy by favoring politically connected projects.”

Anderson proposes a five-point plan for improving the Wisconsin economy:

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Anderson for WI Governor: calls for the establishment of a Universal Open Enrollment program in Wisconsin

Madison, WI, September 17th, 2018 – Libertarian Party candidate for Governor Phil Anderson calls for the establishment of a Universal Open Enrollment program in Wisconsin.

“Education shouldn’t be under the exclusive control of bureaucrats in State government,” said Anderson. “Students and parents should have the right to choose any number of options for education, whether those are public, private, or to opt out of any system altogether.”

Anderson also criticized the two major party nominees for governor. “Both Scott Walker and Tony Evers will claim they are going to be the Education Governor, but both share the same dictatorial control impulse over local schools and will just continue the current, underperforming system.”

Anderson proposes a six-point plan for K-12 education reform:

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Gubernatorial Debate Forum to include 4 candidates

For Immediate Release: August 29th, 2018

Contact: Phil Anderson

Anderson for WI Governor

Phone:  608-361-8608

Email:    phil@4PhilAnderson.org

 

 

Gubernatorial Debate Forum to include 4 candidates

 

Fitchburg, WI, August 29th, 2018 – On Thursday August 30th, Wisconsin International Radio will be sponsoring a gubernatorial debate, at the Elks Lodge #410 in Madison Wisconsin.

 

“I’m really looking forward to the back and forth between candidates- we have many ideas and positions to share, and the public will benefit from knowing more about their options in November,” states Phil Anderson, Libertarian candidate for Governor.

 

The event begins at 5pm with a social, with the debate itself starting at 6:30pm. Questions have been submitted by the candidates to the moderator, Miles Kristan, who will ask questions and encourage respectful debate between the 4 candidates. More information about the debate can be found on the Facebook event page, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/321615785079172/

 

Candidates who have confirmed their participation include Phil Anderson, Libertarian; Maggie Turnbull, Independent; Arnie Enz, Independent; and Michael White, Green Party. Anderson received 7% support among registered voters in the most recent Marquette Law School Poll, and all 4 candidates will appear on the November 6th ballot.

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Anderson for WI Governor: I'm the only candidate addressing the main concerns of urban black voters

The libertarian candidate has been reaching out to and working with the urban communities in Beloit and Milwaukee. We are sponsoring a Leadership Lunch, Voter Registration Drive, and Community Unity Entertainment event on Sept 8. I'm helping plan and speaking at the Beloit Family Reunion on Sept. 16th. Furthermore, the libertarian candidate was the ONLY candidate still on the ballot to participate at the community forum at UW-Milwaukee, the ONLY candidate to attend, speak and march at the March for Cannabis in downtown Milwaukee in May, and the only candidate left to ACTIVELY campaign in Beloit. Evers in particular is responsible for the public school mess in Milwaukee, and Walker responsible for the mass incarceration of black men in Wisconsin because of his unwillingness to consider legalizing marijuana. The libertarian candidate has solutions for BOTH issues. OPEN YOUR EYES WISCONSIN, YOU HAVE VIABLE ALTERNATIVES, DESPITE WHAT YOUR LAZY MEDIA OUTLETS MIGHT TELL YOU. www,teamguv.org/criminal_justice

 

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Anderson Campaign files WEC Complaint, accuses Broadcasters of Collusion

Fitchburg, WI, August 17th, 2018 – Today, I submitted the following complaint with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission:

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has colluded with the Democratic and Republican parties both directly and indirectly through their gubernatorial debate participation criteria to exclude candidates of other parties appearing on the ballot. Based on the fact that the WBA announced its series of gubernatorial debates less than 24 hours after the polls closed on the August 14 primary election, it is clear they had already decided to include only the Democrat and Republican candidates. They did not even follow their own stated participation criteria of candidate fundraising minimums of $250,000 and at least 10% in a recent poll. No other parties were included in the polls previous to the primary election, so this criterion was impossible for any candidate other than Democrats or Republicans to meet.

I contend that that this active collusion with Democrats and Republicans to exclude third parties from the debates constitutes an illegal in-kind donation to the campaigns of their parties’ gubernatorial committees. The value of primetime exposure on statewide television is significant and of concrete monetary value to the candidates’ committees. Consider how much either or both candidates would have had to spend to obtain an hour of primetime advertising.

According to Section 11.1112, “No foreign or domestic corporation, no association organized under ch. 185 or 193, no labor organization, and no federally recognized American Indian Tribe may make a contribution to a committee…” By providing valuable primetime exposure to the Democrat and Republican candidates and by excluding all others, the WBA has made an illegal in-kind donation to both campaigns.

 

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TeamGuv to accept Bitcoin campaign donations

For Immediate Release: July 19th, 2018

Contact: Phil Anderson

Anderson for WI Governor

Phone:  608-361-8608

Email:    phil@4PhilAnderson.org

 

 

Anderson for WI Governor: We will not wait for Assembly to act- TeamGuv to accept Bitcoin campaign donations

Madison, WI, July 19th, 2018 – Libertarian Party candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor will be accepting campaign donations in Bitcoin, starting July 19th, via https://www.teamguv.org/donate_cryptos

“We’ve set up a BTC donation portal, using FEC compliant BitPay,” stated Phil Anderson, Libertarian candidate for Governor. “We gave an opportunity for the WEC to rule, and they chose not to. We believe that based on the current statute, Bitcoin donations are allowable, as Bitcoin is, in fact, money. Some of the commissioners said so themselves.”

On April 24th, Anderson spoke to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission, requesting guidance regarding cryptocurrency donations to campaigns. Current rules only allow for monetary and tangible assets as donations, although the previous rules did allow for intangible donations as well. The Wisconsin Ethics Commission declined to decide, forwarding the request for guidance to the Wisconsin State Assembly for further action. The Federal Elections Commission began allowing donations in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in 2014.

“We will comply, and be in compliance, with every donation limit and reporting requirement,” continues Anderson. “We will not allow the lack of appropriate interpretation of the current statute affect the First Amendment rights of those who want to show support and contribute. I have no faith in the Assembly to handle this fairly nor expeditiously. In the interests of the rights of our supporters, and in full knowledge that we are in compliance, we will begin receiving Bitcoin donations as of the approximately the 15th of July, on our website TeamGuv.org.”

 

Phil Anderson is the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin, and a candidate for Governor. Patrick Baird is a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. They can be reached at phil@4PhilAnderson.org, or via www.TeamGuv.org 

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