There has been an updated version of the Libertarian Expo (LPEX) website posted.
LPEX is an event planned for May 28 to 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The site lists the following as a reason for the event:
LPEX was established to help grow the Liberty Movement by connecting people, organizations, technology and ideas. LPEX was established to help grow the Liberty Movement by connecting people, organizations, technology and ideas. LPEX aggregates the best aspects of the Liberty Movement and provides vital leadership training in the form of workshops, panelists and speakers.
- Website: www.LPEX.org
- Workshops: www.lpex.org/training/workshops
- Trainers: www.lpex.org/training
- Speakers: http://lpex.org/speakers
- Sponsors: http://lpex.org/sponsors
- Why Attend? http://lpex.org/about/why
- Register: http://lpex.org/register
I have done an analysis of the political affiliation of the speakers. Many of the speakers are current or past state legislators, so that information is readily available, and the rest of the info was gathered by doing Internet searches. It was taken of the speakers listed on the site as of April 19, 2015. The results of my informal analysis are as follows:
Eight of the speakers identify as members of the Libertarian Party; one identifies as a Democrat; one identifies as a small “l” libertarian (Larry Elder, who has been known to speak of his political views as “Republitarian”); one independent; one who identifies as being part of the “liberty movement”; and 13 of the 25 speakers (55 %) identify as Republicans.
In addition to the Expo, there will be the annual conventions for both the Libertarian Party of CA and the Libertarian Party of Nevada. Also, the LSLA (Libertarian State Leaders Association) will also have their annual business meeting.
I had an opportunity to speak with Mr. Pojunis for a while this evening by telephone. When asked about the high proportion of Republicans speaking at the Expo, he pointed out that Republicans had swept the last election. His goal for this first Expo is to train attendees with some new, successful blood, and that just happened to be Republicans in his state. He has a good working relationship with several of the state legislators, and when he asked for their help, they said “yes”.
I took some notes about other things going on in his state party, and will put that together in another article later this week.