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Libertarian Party of California Announces 2016 Convention

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A letter sent out by the Libertarian Party of California’s chairman, Ted Brown, included the details of the 2016 Convention. The text of the entire letter is posted below, with the convention details highlighted by this writer.

Dear Jill C. Pyeatt,

I want to keep you updated about what’s going on in the Libertarian Party of California.

The 2016 state convention will be held on April 1, 2, & 3 at the LAX Hilton Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport. We are lining up an exciting array of speakers and panels, including a forum for our announced presidential candidates. I would like your input as well. Who would you like to see as a speaker at our convention? If you haven’t come to a convention before, what can we offer that would entice you to come? We will have an early-bird package available shortly, so you can save money on attending. Stay tuned for more information.

Campaign 2016 is coming up very quickly, and we intend to have as many Libertarian candidates on the ballot as possible. Do you think that your congressman or state legislator is a tax-and-spend, rights-violating statist? Well, you can run against that person – and promote the Libertarian alternative in the process. If you’re interested in running, let me know, and we can discuss what’s involved in being a candidate. Or if you would prefer working on someone else’s campaign, that would be helpful as well. If I don’t hear from you, you may be hearing from me or another candidate recruiter!

The Libertarian Party’s visibility is quite low at the moment, and we intend to change that. Our executive director, Janine Kloss, will be working on public relations — especially sending press releases to the media and getting Libertarians onto radio and TV shows. If you have any media contacts, please let me know. If you believe you would be an effective spokesperson for liberty on a particular issue, let me know.

Our web site revision group, led by Jarrett Tilford, is putting the finishing touches on the new Libertarian Party of California web site, which will replace the existing site. The web site will be up and running before the end of the year. The new site will not only look great, it will be much more user-friendly as well.

I urge you to follow us on Facebook by searching for Libertarian Party of California (Official) and Libertarian Party of California, along with the group for your county.

Gale Morgan of Sacramento has been appointed to an at-large position on the Executive Committee. Tyler Kuskie of El Dorado County has been appointed as a new alternate member.

If your membership has lapsed, please renew it and send your most generous contribution. We need your help to support these efforts and more. Here is the link:

For liberty,

Ted Brown

Chair, Libertarian Party of California

About Post Author

Jill Pyeatt

Jill Pyeatt is a small-business owner and jewelry designer from Southern California. She currently serves on the Judicial Committee of the Libertarian Party of CA. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. George Phillies George Phillies October 8, 2015

    Note that the promise to hold state conventions in major urban areas rather than other states is being kept. Good work, guys!

  2. paulie paulie October 8, 2015

    Agreed. Also love the plenty of advance notice and candidate recruitment emphasis.

  3. Mark Axinn Mark Axinn October 8, 2015

    New York LP Convention will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, Manhattan, New York City, Big Apple, Capital of the World.

  4. Jill Pyeatt Jill Pyeatt Post author | October 8, 2015

    Mark Axinn said: “New York City, Big Apple, Capital of the World”

    Correction: # 2 Capital of the World. Everyone knows Los Angeles is the REAL capital of the world!

  5. George Phillies George Phillies October 8, 2015

    Massachusetts, however, is the hub of the universe.

  6. Jill Pyeatt Jill Pyeatt Post author | October 9, 2015

    FYI, the CA LP has recently lost a long-time activist:

    Douglas Arthur “Art” Tuma

    4/11/44 – 9/30/15 Art was an affable, smart, independent thinker who loved doing projects and believed he could fix anything if he thought about it long enough. He died peacefully at home at age 71. A retired civil engineer, Art devoted himself to the Libertarian party. He ran for Congress every 2 years for over a decade, served as chair of LP Sacramento for 10 years and was the provider for the Access Sacramento cable television show “Libertarian Counterpoint “, which he edited and distributed throughout Northern California. His dedication to living and promoting Libertarian values persuaded many to share his crusade: he was a loyal and thoughtful friend to those fortunate to know him. Art is survived by his long-time domestic partner Jeanette Morrow, daughter Tracy Switzer, son Chris Tuma, mother Kathleen Tuma, siblings Darcy Braun and Edwin Tuma, and grandsons Cyrus, Xander and Keenan Switzer. Art’s love of liberty and optimistic upbeat personality will be greatly missed.
    Published in The Sacramento Bee on Oct. 7, 2015

  7. paulie paulie October 9, 2015

    RIP. If I’m not mistaken he was also a cartoonist of some note.

    BTW, that can be a separate article if you want it to be.

  8. Jill Pyeatt Jill Pyeatt Post author | March 6, 2016

    Thanks for the update! I’ll try to prepare an updated article in the next few days.

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