Email alert from the Outright Libertarians:
We need your help. We’re not asking for money, but only for a few minutes of your time.
Please contact your Regional Representative and At-Large Representatives to the Libertarian National Committee, and tell them to cease the LNC’s attacks on Angela Keaton. There is a sample letter
at the end of this message.
This weekend, at the Libertarian National Committee meeting in San Diego, there is an agenda item to “discipline” Angela, Outright’s California representative and the only openly LGBT member on the
Libertarian National Committee.
Having thoroughly investigated the “charges” against Angela, we have determined that this witch hunt is more about the ideology of Angela’s attackers than about Angela’s own behavior. If you want a detailed analysis of these “charges,” please see the five-part article at TheDailyLiberty.com by George Phillies entitled “In Defense of Angela Keaton.” But the short version is that, for a small subset of the LNC that wishes to “re-brand the Libertarian Party [as] the real conservative party now,” having an openly bisexual anti-war activist on the LNC is extremely inconvenient.
To address this inconvenience, they have drafted a resolution, “That Angela Keaton’s membership in the Libertarian National Committee is suspended pursuant to Article 8, Section 5 of the Bylaws of the
In other words, they have decided to overrule the will of the delegates to the Libertarian National Convention in Denver this past May, who elected Angela as an At-Large member of the LNC. They want to kick her off of the committee, so that they can appoint one of their cronies to replace her.
If you can attend the meeting with us this weekend and speak personally with LNC members, that would be wonderful, but it’s just as important (maybe more important) for those who can’t make it to San Diego to contact their representatives on the LNC and ask them to:
1) Remove from the agenda the vote on disciplinary action against Angela Keaton,
and if that fails,
2) Vote NO on any disciplinary action against Angela.
Angela’s attackers have been making these claims about her since before the last convention in Denver, where she was democratically re-elected by the delegates to the position of At-Large
Representative. The delegates saw the motives of Angela’s attackers and rejected them, so now this small faction of LNC members have decided to exploit the Party’s bylaws to overturn the will of the
Denver Convention delegates. We must stop them. Please contact your LNC Representatives today, and tell them to cease the LNC’s attacks on Angela Keaton.
Sample Letter and LNC Representative Contact Info
To the Libertarian National Committee:
I am writing to ask that you cease the LNC’s attacks on Angela Keaton.
At your last meeting on September 7, instead of doing anything to address the trillion-dollar Wall Street bailout that had just been announced, the LNC chose to waste time persecuting one of its members who had been democratically elected by the Denver Convention delegates. And your next meeting’s agenda calls for even more time to be wasted on this petty witch hunt that does nothing to advance the cause of Liberty.
Please put the LNC back on track to actually doing its job, and set aside this petty attack on one member whose fiercely Libertarian ideology is simply inconvenient for a handful of socially-conservative
members of the LNC.
First, please vote to remove the disciplinary action against Angela Keaton from the meeting agenda altogether. If that vote fails, please do the right thing and vote against any such disciplinary action.
It’s time that the LNC get back to its job of advancing Liberty in our country, and this petty attack on a democratically elected At-Large representative to the LNC is an inexcusable distraction from the LNC’s primary duties.
Your Name and Address
St. Charles, MO
Simi Valley, CA
West Hollywood, CA
Lago Vista, Texas
Michael C. Colley
Gulf Shores, AL
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah,
Sioux Falls, SD
Morgan Hill, CA
Dr. Scott Lieberman
San Jose, CA
Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana
Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
Mount Juliet, TN
Region 5 – South
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West
Jim W. Lark, III
Free Union, VA
Region 5 – North
Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island,
Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South
Saint Joseph, MO
Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Washington