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LPNY Holds 46th Annual Convention; Larry Sharpe Nominated For Governor

From LPNewYork.org:

New York Libertarian Party April 2018 Convention

The Libertarian Party of New York held their 46th annual convention over the weekend of April 20-22, 2018 at the Comfort Inn in Castleton, New York, near Albany. The convention consisted of formal business, election of officers and statewide candidates, featured speakers, fellowship among party activists, and an exciting kick-off to a strong gubernatorial campaign, as Larry Sharpe was nominated as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of New York.… Read more ...

Joshua Katz: A Message From the CT Delegation Chair

From an article sent to the LP-CT opinions list:

There can be no denying that our party is deeply divided.  In fact, we’re so divided that the factions cannot even agree about the nature of our disagreement.  One side believes that we differ, mostly along the same fault lines, on two issues. … Read more ...

Mary Ruwart: Open letter to the Florida and Idaho Libertarian Party State Executive Committees

By Mary Ruwart at Liberty for All. Republished with permission from Liberty for All publisher Lee Wrights.

by Mary J. Ruwart, LNC At-large

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to you in my capacity as an At-Large Representative of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC), which is in receipt of your resolutions concerning Mr.Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Nevada 2011 Convention Minutes draft

Attached is the convention minutes draft of the controversial and contentious Libertarian Party of Nevada 2011 Convention, courtesy of Debra Dedmon.

There were 60 delegates credentialed. The votes for officer positions:

Chair Joe Silvestri won 27-26 over Sandra Darby.

Wayne Root won Vice Chair over David Colborne, 30-25.

Kris McKinster won Secretary over David Colborne, 28-25

Mike McAuliffe won Treasurer over NOTA, 33-17

Sandra Darby won Central Regional Representative without opposition.… Read more ...

David Nolan proposes resolution for LNC consideration

As reported by George Phillies in IPR comments, Libertarian Party co-founder David Nolan has proposed the following resolution to be considered at this weekend’s LNC meeting:

“WHEREAS the Libertarian Party can grow only by attracting new members and supporters, and

“WHEREAS libertarianism is a unique political philosophy, distinct from both contemporary liberalism and contemporary conservatism, and

“WHEREAS we need the support of both former liberals and former conservatives who have come to realize that libertarianism and the Libertarian Party offer a better path to achieving a just, humane and prosperous society

“The Libertarian National Committee hereby resolves that our party, its representatives and staff should always state clearly and unequivocally that we welcome individuals from across the political spectrum who now accept the libertarian principles of self-ownership and non-aggression.”

Although no particular person or incident is mentioned in the resolution, the speculation has been that it was, like the recently passed Florida LP resolution to boot Wayne Root off the LNC and LNCC, precipitated by statements Mr.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Survey: 2012 Convention Date

Email from Libertarian Party national headquarters:

Dear Libertarian,

When is the best time for the Libertarian Party to hold its 2012 Presidential nominating convention? Below are arguments for three alternatives: before, during and after Memorial Day weekend. Following those arguments is a link to a survey, which has three boxes you can check to indicate which date or dates you prefer.… Read more ...

Robert’s Author Gives Opinion On LP Convention Registration Fees

According to a source on the Libertarian National Committee, LP Chair Bill Redpath yesterday received an opinion by the authors of Robert’s Rules asserting that the LP’s rules allow a registration fee at conventions.  The six-page opinion begins:

This letter constitutes our professional opinion as parliamentarians concerning the following questions with regard to the Libertarian Party:
1.

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Program and schedule for this weekend’s California Libertarian Party convention

Posted by Bruce Cohen bat GetBruce.com; by way of comments on his previous IPR post:

2010 LPCA Convention
Here’s the schedule of business and presentations for this weekend’s Libertarian Party of California convention in Long Beach. Ccheduled items can be rescheduled by the body of delegates.

At-the-door prices are as follows:

DELEGATE PACKAGES

$308 Business Sessions, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, Saturday evening banquet

$229 Business Sessions, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch

$129 Business Sessions, Saturday evening banquet

NON-DELEGATE PACKAGES

$165 Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, Saturday evening banquet

$109 Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch

$79 Saturday evening banquet

Registration packages do not include hotel accommodations.… Read more ...

California LP Convention & Election this Weekend

The Libertarian Party of California will Begin its 2010 Convention and Board of Directors Election tomorrow.  The event is scheduled for three days, with over 60 attendees having registered as of Wednesday.

The Convention Schedule, Program and Speaker list have not been made available to the public or to any attendee this reporter has been in contact with. … Read more ...

Tom Knapp: Just say no to Libertarian Party convention poll tax

Posted at Kn@ppster:

The Libertarian Party’s official convention site is up at http://www.lpconvention.com.

In the category of “not especially surprising surprises,” see the registration page: The usual suspects are back at their perennial efforts to levy a poll tax on delegates.

The intent of the tax, which runs $99 and up ($49 and up after a kickback for patronizing a designated hotel) is to force all delegates to subsidize a luxurious venue and various extra-convention activities for the “privilege” of representing their state parties at the bylaws-required biennial business meeting which the membership has already paid for with its dues.… Read more ...