The website at http://lporegon.net
which was up briefly earlier this year and then deleted following a request from the Libertarian Party of Oregon which is recognized by the State of Oregon, has been relaunched and states that it is,
“The official website of the Libertarian Party of Oregon (LPO).”
The contact page contains information for only one individual as follows,
“You can contact Tim Reeves, pictured above, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to mail something, you can send it to 7100 SW Hampton, Suite 201, Tigard, Oregon 97223.”
The site announces that the LPO Annual Convention, “will be held at 9:00AM on March 22nd. . . at 3301 Market Street NE, in Salem.”
To participate in the convention, apparently only two things are required:
1) Payment of LPO dues at any time prior to 9:00AM on March 22nd or “If you are already an “Honorary Lifetime” LPO members, (sic) you do not need to pay dues.”
2) “Subscription” to the following statement:
“I hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they don not (sic) forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.”
The website offers an option to combine payment of dues, a convention lunch, and a hotel room for $162.
It also acknowledges the leadership of the LPO is in dispute, including a current inability of the “official LPO” to nominate and run candidates, but with the expectation that the situation will “be resolved soon.”
The following explication of past events is offered,
“The leadership of the LPO and the governing documents governing it’s (sic) operation are in dispute. The Libertarian National Committee, delegates assembled at the 2012 Libertarian National Convention, and the state Judicial Committee recognizes (sic) the leadership and governing documents associated with organization sponsoring this website. The Oregon Secretary of State is barred from taking a position, and has for the moment defaulted to recognizing an alternate organization because it is supported by the most recent “Chair of Record.” This is being contested in a variety of venues and we expect the situation will be resolved soon.”
Past IPR coverage of this website and the March 22nd Salem Oregon Convention can be found
At this time IPR has no plans to cover the convention.