2017 Libertarian Party of Connecticut Convention

As you may know, our annual convention is scheduled for March 11, 2017 at 1PM in Westrbook, at The Deck 359 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498. This is our annual meeting to set the size of the State Central Committee, select its officers and attend to party business.

This is an important year because we’re also focusing on municipal races and the formation of town committees. We need you there at our convention if you would like to form a town committee. These organizations will be important to getting our foot in the door this year and getting us elected in 2018.

On that note, the Norwich Libertarian Town Committee is re-forming and will be meeting March 14th at Norwich City Hall, 7PM. If you can help out – even if you don’t live in Norwich, don’t hesitate to stop in, say hello and meet a few new faces. Norwich has ballot access for the entire slate of Council Members and Mayor. The goal this year is to expand that list of candidates to include a full slate for School Board – where, virtually every municipality in Connecticut, is where most spending occurs.

We look forward to seeing you on March 11th.

Libertarian Party of Connecticut

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2 thoughts on “2017 Libertarian Party of Connecticut Convention

  1. Carol Moore

    Hey, Connecticutt. Can’t make it. But how about you guys add a plank to your state platform reading something like this:

    Reproductive Rights and Abortion
    In line with principle of self-ownership, we believe individuals have the right to make their own decisions regarding contraception, pregnancy and birth. In regard to abortion, both “pro-life” and “pro-choice” libertarians agree that government should be kept entirely out of the issue and the decision should be left to individual conscience. We oppose government funding of these medical services.

    Great way to tell all those GOP statists (who are itching to take over the party once we get rid of the abortion plank) to stuff it.

  2. Jim

    Republicans in Connecticut thus far have been more interested in (and completely successful at) taking over the Independent Party than the Libertarian Party. That’s their counter to the Democrats/Working Families relationship. The D’s and R’s generally ignore the Greens and Libertarians. Some Republican candidates ask for a cross endorsement, but only once in the CT LP’s history has a candidate appeared on the ballot as both an R and an L. That was for a state legislative race. He lost.

    That said, the CT LP has only had anything worth a takeover attempt since 2012. The R’s might not be fully aware of its recent growth and success at retaining ballot access, yet.

    But, northeastern Republicans aren’t like southeastern Republicans. Most of them are pro-choice. Most of them also don’t care at all about gay marriage, are fine with gun control, and I get the feeling that the ones that manage to get elected are only anti-immigrant because of pressure from the the national party.

    They’re mostly just pro-business Republicans. Low corporate taxes, lots of corporate welfare (for businesses that are Republican friendly), lots of regulations that protect big-business, and bring on the bailouts. They also like a big military with an aggressive foreign policy because there are a couple of defense contractors in the state that make nuclear submarines and black hawk helicopters. There were also some gun manufacturers, although they’re all moving out. But, everything, including foreign policy, is secondary to the promotion of corporate interests.

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