LNC Seeks Applicants for Platform, Bylaws, Credentials Committees

Alicia Mattson

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at LP.org

The Libertarian National Committee (LNC) is seeking applicants to serve on the Platform Committee, the Bylaws and Rules Committee, and the Credentials Committee for the May 27-30, 2016 national convention in Orlando, Florida. The LNC expects to make the appointments during its March 28-29, 2015 meeting so as to give the committees plenty of time to complete their tasks before the convention.

The LNC appoints all 10 of the Bylaws and Rules Committee members, 5 of the 20 Platform Committee members, and 5 of the 10 Credentials Committee members.

The Platform Committee and also the Bylaws and Rules Committee typically have in-person meetings at least once, several months in advance of the national convention, and then a final meeting on the day before the national convention. The Credentials Committee members gather and verify delegate data in the months leading up to the national convention, and then are expected to work onsite throughout the national convention.

Committee members will be expected to invest an appreciable amount of their time into doing their jobs. Any travel costs incurred will be at personal expense.

If you are willing to serve in any of these LNC-appointed positions, apply by email to secretary@lp.org no later than March 21, 2015 (deadline mentioned in LP News of March 14 has been extended). So that members of the LNC can determine who might best fill seats on the Platform Committee or Bylaws and Rules Committee, those applicants are requested to draft and submit sample platform/bylaw proposals with their applications.

Alicia Mattson
Libertarian National Committee

22 thoughts on “LNC Seeks Applicants for Platform, Bylaws, Credentials Committees

  1. Joe

    I doubt my proposed platform plank on transparency on ETs and UFOs would get me back on the platform committee (so I’ve not bothered to write it, at least not yet), but fascinatingly there is this from last night:


    Kimmel: If I was the president . . . the moment I was in inaugurated – my hand would still be hot from touching the bible – I would immediately race to wherever they have the files about Area 51 and UFOs and I would go through everything to find out what happened. Did you do that?

    Obama: That is why you will not be president.

    Kimmel: One of the reasons.

    Obama: Because that is the first thing you would do.

    Kimmel: It is at the top of my list.

    Obama: The aliens won’t let it happen. You will reveal all of their secrets. They exercise strict control over us.

    Kimmel: Now you know there are a lot of people who are going to examine your facial expressions here, every twitch, every everything and say, of course. Did you look? Did you see? Did you explore?

    Obama: I can’t reveal anything.

    Kimmel: Oh really? Because President Clinton said he did go right in and he did check and there was nothing.

    Obama: You know, that is what we are instructed to say.


  2. Joe

    BTW: I note without comment that the headline “President Barack Obama Denies Knowledge of Aliens” is the exact opposite of what he said (while consistent, I suppose, with the tone in which he said it). . .

  3. Jill Pyeatt

    I watched Jimmy Kimmel the night Obama was on, and was surprised at how relaxed, amiable and genuinely happy he seemed. Was it just the fact that he was on TV, was it the fact that he was in LA, or doesn he often come often as such a pleasant person?

    Of course, there’s also a possiblity that he’s an excellent actor, and should be nominated for a Grammy.

    I admit that I laughed out loud when he said “That’s what they tell us to say”.

  4. Matt

    Obama almost always come off as a likable guy, when talking like a regular dude.

    At the end of the day, the POTUS is still a person. He’s not a CFR controlled robot, contrary to popular belief. I’d like to have a beer and talk basketball with Obama, baseball with Bush 43, and video games with Underwood. I’m sure Clinton has some good drinking stories to tell too.

  5. Mark Axinn

    Today is a special pi day because not only is it 3.14, but it is also 3.14.15.

    The next time that happens will be one hundred years from today.

  6. Joshua Katz

    I think Obama has gotten more likeable, politics aside, since he stopped using a teleprompter.

    Also, on average, I’ve liked what he’s done a lot more since the election.

  7. Joseph Buchman

    I’ve never understood the western (I think) way of dates — Month, then Day, then Year — no logical sequence there. So I think (as IMO all good LIBERTARIANS should as well) that we must celebrate ? day on the 31st of April this year! or on 31/4/15.

    As April has only 30 days, this will require a change in the calendar and/or simply celebrating on May 1st . . .

    Also wondering — was there any kind of special recognition of ?-Day in the year 1592?

    Finally if we’re going to be rounding ?-Day (for either 3/14/15 OR 31/4/15) it seems a MORE ACCURATE ?-Day would be on 3/14/16 (59 rounding up to a 6). Another Libertarian thing to do as Libertarians are for accuracy in math, yes?


  8. Jill Pyeatt

    “Also, on average, I’ve liked what he’s done a lot more since the election.”

    I agree. I’m not quite sure what he’s up to.

  9. Steve M

    if we were interested in math it would be.

    there are 365 days in a year which is equivellent to 2 pi radions. So pi instant would be

    365 div 2 = 182.5 or noon on 182 day of the year.

    but starting from when? The western concept of new year day? the chineese lunar calender?

    I argue for the day on the winter soltice which is Dec 21st so 182 days later is

    June 21st at 12 noon.

    Or the Summer soltice… perfect.

  10. Mark Axinn


    I had the same thought about rounding.

    So I guess the only rational thing to do will be to eat pie again next March 14th.

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