LNC 2017: Summary, first draft of meeting minutes of last weekend’s meeting in Pittsburgh

For detailed liveblogging and discussion see our prior article.

Alicia Mattson via LNC email list:

Attached are the first draft minutes from the April 15-16, 2017 LNC meeting.

Please note that comments from the LNC on the minutes are due by May 7.

I have heard no one express any issue with dubbing the newly formed
committee as the Social Media Process Review Committee, so that’s what I’ve
called it in the minutes.

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2017 LP state conventions this weekend: WA, WI, KS, UT

According to LP News, LP state conventions are taking place this weekend in WA, WI, KS, and UT. I’m putting this post up a bit late for liveblogging, although that is still welcome in the comments if any of the conventions are continuing tomorrow (Sunday). If anyone has after the fact reports, links to coverage elsewhere (including social media accounts), or links to videos or photos from any of these, please post in the comments.… Read more ...

Seth Kaper-Dale: ‘Let Earth Day be Earth Day Again’

Seth Kaper-Dale, Green Party of New Jersey candidate for Governor at gp.org:

Part of the cure to the materialism and greed that rules our country and state is nurturing the gifts of nature with which we are blessed. I don’t envy the expensive properties owned and extravagant galas held by Goldman Sachs oligarchs and corrupt political bosses.… Read more ...

Independent Party of Florida Regains Qualified Status

Ballot Access News:

On April 20, the Florida Secretary of State acknowledged that the Independent Party is again a qualified party. On February 20, 2017, the Secretary of State had revoked the party’s status because of tiny technical flaws in its financial reports.

The party re-filed. It now has the same status that it did last year, except that because the party ceased to be recognized for a few months, the state changed the voter registration records of all the party’s members so that it doesn’t now have any members, except for a few individuals who re-registered into the party on April 20-21.… Read more ...

April 2017 Open Thread

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Florida town now has two elected Libertarian officials

LP.org:

Austin Gravley

The town of Frostproof, located in Polk County, Florida, now has two elected Libertarian officials, as Austin Gravley was elected to the city council on April 4.

Even though the election was non-partisan, Mr. Gravley switched his voter registration to Libertarian the day before the election.

Mr.… Read more ...

“NAP a hit” – Mary Ruwart “WOWs” ANP Conference

Architects of the New Paradigm conference speakers, Will Wilkinson, Dr. Mary Ruwart, and Foster Gamble.

But do Libertarian Party candidates talk about, or even understand the NAP anymore?

In an email received by IPR from the Architects of the New Paradigm Conference Series producer, Jordan Pease, Dr. Ruwart and her explication of the core paradigm of the Non-Aggression Principle was described as “a hit” of the conference.  … Read more ...

Activist Adam Kokesh Speaks Out Following White House Arrest

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Conference Call with Arvin Vohra: Libertarian Innovation in Education

You are invited
to a special conference call about
Libertarian Innovation in Education

featuring
LNC Vice Chair
Arvin Vohra

Wednesday, April 26

5 PM Pacific
6 PM Mountain
7 PM Central
8 PM Eastern

Arvin Vohra is the Vice Chair of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) and the founder of Vohra Method, a free-market educational service that works with students nationwide and internationally.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: ‘Best first quarter revenue in 10 years!’

Email from LPHQ:

Dear Paul,

You are a valued investor in our party and, as such, I wanted to update you on our current situation and upcoming projects.

Last weekend, the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) held their quarterly meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. At this meeting, they reviewed the first quarter and made plans for future growth.… Read more ...

LP News April 2017 issue is now online

Color image of front page of LP News April 2017 issueThe April issue of LP News is ready to view online.

Click here to read coverage of elected officials joining the Libertarian Party, court victories, campaign activities, our 2016 annual report, national and affiliate party accomplishments, and more.… Read more ...

Arvin Vohra: What EpiPen and Lasik reveal about healthcare

Arvin Vohra at LP.org:

Arvin Vohra

EpiPen is basically early 1900’s technology. It’s a syringe containing adrenaline, attached to a spring. During the last couple of years, the price has increased from $100 to $600 per device. Even though production cost has gone down to 10 dollars per device, the price
has gone up.… Read more ...