Thanks to David Colborne for posting the following on the LP Nevada Facebook group:
This message is being sent to all Libertarians in Nevada (email on file) and LNC representatives.
As previously announced, the 2013 Libertarian Party of Nevada Convention has been postponed until later in the year. The reason for the postponement is the unethical use of National Libertarian Party resources to influence the outcome of the elections for State Chair and other Executive Committee positions by Brett Pojunis, one of the Region 4 Representatives of the Libertarian National Committee and candidate for State Chair. All convention fees have been refunded to those who registered. In addition, the Libertarian Party of Nevada announced that it is removing itself from Region 4 effective immediately.
Although his own unethical behavior led to the postponement of the convention, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Mr. Pojunis announced via a Facebook discussion group titled “Libertarian Party of Nevada”, a group which was created by Mr. Pojunis while serving as Secretary for the LPNevada, but which he did not hand over control of after the Executive Committee voted for him to do so, nor when he resigned in December of 2012, that the Executive Committee is holding a “secret” convention. He is urging LIbertarian Party members to show up to crash this fictitious convention.
These irresponsible activities of people like Mr. Pojunis have held back the Libertarian Party for decades. The firm stand by the Executive Committee against unethical behavior and the decision to postpone the convention as a result of it has received many positive responses via email. There were many words of encouragement for taking a strong stand against outside interference in the affairs of a state party.
There will not be a convention this Saturday. The new convention date will be announced in accordance with the State Party bylaws, as previously stated. We will review these bylaws for you now:
Article IV, Section 3.
-The Executive Committee shall publish the time, date, and location for the Annual State Convention as soon as possible, but no later than 60 days before the date of the State Convention. This publication will be sufficient if it is prominently placed on the LPN’s official website. However, if at all possible, the Executive Committee is encouraged to send, via USPS mail, notice to all members at least 30 days before the date of the State Convention.-
One accusation we find troubling is that the convention was postponed because the National Libertarian Party was going to send an “impartial observer”. While we are aware that Mr. Pojunis sent a letter to the LNC Chair in which he signed many names, the overwhelming majority of which were not Party members, which requested an observer be sent, we never received any confirmation from the LNC that they were sending someone. However, the convention was open to the public and non-member/non-delegate registration was available prior to the postponement, and will be available again when the convention is rescheduled. These kind of false statements intended to stir up outrage demonstrates that Mr Pojunis has no regard for the well being of the Party.
The Libertarian Party of Nevada also reserved a professional certified parliamentarian to ensure the convention was conducted in accordance with the bylaws and Robert’s Rules of Order. We had a professional videographer and photographer reserved as well. Per Article IV, Section 4, Part B of the bylaws the convention must be video recorded.
Mr. Pojunis stated publicly on Wednesday that, “In addition, there have been so many irregularities and infractions of our bylaws from the Executive Committee, we wouldn’t put anything past them.” The Executive Committee would like to point out that not a single bylaw has been infracted. Such gratuitous and self-serving comments by Mr. Pojunis whose sole intention seems to be to turn the Libertarian Party into a profit making venture for his private company are destructive and have nothing to do with the spirit of Libertarianism.
The Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Nevada