Downtown Los Angeles May 1, 2020, 1:00 PM, City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. April 29th — The Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County is sending a message to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Mayor Eric Garcetti, regarding the harmful measures enacted in response to COVID-19:

The Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County resolves as follows:
People own their bodies, and it is their personal responsibility to take care of them;
People have a natural and constitutional right to travel and trade;

We, the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County, support the voluntary actions of individuals doing whatever they need to do to ensure their own health and the health of their families so long as they don't harm the person or property of others;

Governments, where they exist, do not have the right to impede the travel and free trade that people depend on for their well-being;
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and his administration do not have the authority to dictate what people can and cannot do with their own bodies and property;

Los Angeles' economy depends on the free flow of goods and people acting autonomously;

The government's orders have caused tremendous damage to the people of our county by subjecting them to poverty and restricting their movement. The harm disproportionately impacts low income people, undocumented people, LGBT people, and other at-risk populations.
Therefore, be it resolved the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles opposes the Los Angeles County shelter in place orders, all similar laws, penalties, and legislation. We call for their swift removal.

The Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County supports the May 1st protest against Mayor Garcetti's and the LA County Board of Supervisors’ Stay At Home Orders. We also encourage people to exercise sound judgment and personal responsibility, which may include wearing a mask and practicing social distancing depending upon circumstances. Thousands are expected to attend at 1:00 pm in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Spring St. For press inquiries, please contact Angela McArdle of the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County at (909) 239-0798.

Thank you.