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To the members of the Libertarian Party of Nevada Executive Committee, State Leaders in Region 4, Libertarian State Leadership Alliance, and members of the Libertarian National Committee;
Libertarian National Committee: Please give us a fair Convention in Nevada!
We respectfully request that the Libertarian National Committee host, facilitate, credential, and oversee a fair, legal, and Libertarian convention for the Libertarian Party of Nevada during the July 2013 National Committee meeting in Las Vegas, NV.
The LPNevada Executive Committee has indefinitely postponed the 2013 LPNevada State convention five (5) days prior to the convention! This has inconvenienced many members who had taken time off work, had plans already to travel to Las Vegas and rearranged their schedules to be able to participate in the convention.
Overview of our meeting on Saturday April 27th, 2013:
Concerned members of the LPNevada held a meeting next door to the original convention site at the J.W. Marriott Spa and Resort. We paid for the costs of the meeting space ourselves and took some donations from people who showed up. The meeting was very professional and the venue was fantastic.
We started the meeting by discussing why this was not a Convention and just a meeting. We did not have any intentions of hosting a “Rump Convention” as the LPNevada accused me of last week while making very negative claims against me in the process. Having a Convention would have caused more harm than good.
We printed up the attached document titled “2013 Strategic Operations Game Plan To Effectively Develop and Build the Libertarian Party in Nevada” This document, was printed and bound with a clear plastic cover and a nice hard cover back. Please review it as there is a lot of information. The document was broken up in the following main sections:
Solutions to building a Strong and Sustainable LPNevada
LPNevada Membership Decline & Projections
Our Candidates for the 2013 – 2015 LPNevada Executive Committee
Recent Activities from Our Slate
Topics of Discussion – This was for our Saturday meeting
Petition to LPNevada and LNC.
We had a starting point prepared by Tim Hagan, David Colborne, Lou Pombo and myself.
The group discussed the goals and voted on each line item together, then it was printed and each member present signed it.
Purpose of the Libertarian Party
Strategy Session – Building the Libertarian Party in Nevada
I feel we had a very productive meeting! The takeaway is that we are going to start setting up working groups and building the Libertarian Party IN Nevada! We will not sit idle while we wait for another convention or for National to take action. There are too many productive things we can do to grow the party now.
During the meeting we constructed a Petition to the LPNevada Executive Committee and the Libertarian National Committee. The petition is attached to this email with 33 signatures on it. Many more signatures are coming! We are working on getting the video from the meeting online. I have attached a few images to this email from the meeting. Please take this petition very seriously. The vast majority of the LPNevada membership is extremely upset at current leadership. They are clearly in violation of our Bylaws and no affiliate should be able to do what they are doing. Candidates who wish to run in the 2014 Elections must be selected my the membership of LPNevada at our convention in the beginning of March 2014. If we do not have a timely convention in 2013 this will hurt the 2014 election cycle. We have to give notice for our 2014 convention in December 2013. This does not allow enough time for us to recruit candidates nor build the infrastructure we need to win elections!
On a separate note, the LPNevada utilized the space reserved for the convention for a private function that only a select few members of LPNevada were invited to. When we showed up no one from the Executive Committee had the courage to speak with us and they had security escort us off property which was very embarrassing to our membership. Our group was very respectful and professional (it is all on camera) and did not do anything other than ask questions to ensure they were not holding a convention of their own. The actions of the LPNevada Executive Committee were in very bad taste.
We request a prompt response and immediate action!
Brett H. Pojunis
The text of the petition can be read here .