Independent Political Report‘s own Paul Frankel, known to us as Paulie, who is an Alternate At-Large Representative of the Libertarian National Committee for Region 7, reports that the Libertarian Party now has a way to offset some of the fees for Libertarians wishing to attend a National Convention. The next National Convention is planned for June 26-29, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.
Paulie writes on the “LP Radical Caucus” Facebook Page:
Thanks to my token donation, the national LP now has a National Convention Delegate Fund. If anyone would like to donate, go to https://www.lp.org/contribute and in the bottom box where it says Comment (optional) put National Convention Delegate Fund. The purpose of the fund is to make it affordable for more people to attend in case there is a floor fee, or perhaps it could also help with the costs of getting to and from the convention and getting a room.
There was quite a bit of discussion here on IPR regarding the floor fees of our last national convention, which was in Las Vegas in 2012. Here are a couple articles:
There are a few details to be worked out still, such as does the money contributed apply to only the minimum package, or to all the packages offered? Also, will the fund be closed after the packages and their prices are announced? These questions have been raised, but so far, the committee members haven’t talked them through to final answers.
Thanks for the suggestion and contribution to the LNC, Paulie!