Libertarian Party of Alabama Convention Liveblog 2020

Liveblog of Libertarian Party of Alabama convention will be in the comments in this thread. Since I am the outgoing secretary this will also be my notes for minutes to be compiled from. Anyone else is welcome to post comments from here or the other conventions this weekend.

52 thoughts on “Libertarian Party of Alabama Convention Liveblog 2020

  1. paulie Post author

    AL poll kokesh 19 hornberger 12 Whitney 9 Jorgensen and Chafee 6 each monds 4 supreme and Behrman 2 each vohra 1or 0

    Vermin is not here so got those in absentia.

  2. paulie Post author

    Region 1, Rhys. One active county, Madison, 3-4 events per month, exec com, social, movie night, sometimes parades etc.

    Region 2, Campbell. Looking at local races, getting more counties going, gun competitions.

    Region 3 absent.

    Region 4 Peebles. Mardi gras, did petitioning. Looking forward to next year.

  3. paulie Post author

    Frank Dillman at large. Lee County affiliate. Looking to help with others. Lobbying legislature. Open records, straight party voting, ballot access. Press releases. Initiative and referendum. Running for county commission chair. Suing county for audibility of meetings.

    Richard Fast at large not here.

  4. paulie Post author

    I’ve uploaded the convention program which has the language of the amendments. Will just refer to amendment numbers from going forward.

  5. paulie Post author

    Treasurer Report for 2020 LPA State convention
    Our balance as of 02/27/2020 is $17543.47. From 03/01/2019-02/27/2020, we have an annual income via paypal donation, cash, and check of $12964.89 and $13198.22 in expenses.
    Expenses included:
    $1072.35 for regional expenses (LPA activities for the different regions
    $1266.08 for administrative expenses (PO Box fees, paypal fees, membership package material)
    $7975.30 for 2019 State convention
    $1000 for Ballot Access for Doug Ward Special Election
    Finally cleaned up paypal issues (point of contact change)
    Electronic ampaign filing as needed (monthly, weekly, annually)

  6. Fred Stein

    Who is running for Congress? Any presidential candidates show up? If so what was their reception ?

  7. paulie Post author

    Moving to election of officers. Per amendment passed earlier several amendments passed several offices are not up for election.

  8. paulie Post author

    Lane nominated for chair. Hammond for treasurer. Nominations for At Large 2: Frank Dillman, Tom Hopf, Paul Frankel, Leigh LaChine. Regions 2 and 4 will caucus outside the room.

  9. paulie Post author

    Who is running for Congress?

    Due to our worst in the nation ballot access laws we will not be on the ballot for congress. John Page who is in attendance is running as a write in US 2. This requires no action from the convention.

    Any presidential candidates show up?

    If so what was their reception ?

    Scroll up near the top,

  10. paulie Post author

    Region 2 and 4 re-elected Justin Campbell and Anthony Peebles.

    At Large Hopf 27

    Chair 27 Lane

    Treasurer 27 Hammond

  11. paulie Post author

    Chair NOTA 4 Treasurer 2 blank votes At large losing totals: 2 Frankel 4 Peebles 1 LaChine 1 Campbell 1 NOTA

    Correction from above, Dillman retained his seat; Hopf replaced Fast, who did not run again.

  12. paulie Post author

    News to me but apparently CT also had a convention. CT Straw poll:

    Hornberger 16
    Abramson 3
    Vohra 2
    Robb 1
    Supreme 1
    Chafee 1
    Whitney 1
    Kokesh 1
    NOTA 1

  13. paulie Post author

    Sorry, typed too fast earlier and overwrote the AL poll results but they are now back up in the thread where they were or should have been originally.

  14. paulie Post author

    Morning exec com meeting: Thaddeus Freed took over for me as Secretary (the convention voted to make it a two year term but I had not planned on running again so resigned) and Garrett Cotter was voted in to fill a vacancy in Region 3 (the convention had also voted to make it a two year term).

  15. paulie Post author

    Yesterday afternoon after lunch – workshop with Michael Maharrey of Tenth Amendment Center on Lobbying, Coalition Building, Media Services.

  16. paulie Post author

    Yesterday evening at Banquet – Tom Sanders of project Appleseed on US revolutionary history; Michael Pickens roast/comedy/auctioneering fundraiser.

  17. paulie Post author

    I was told “regional prime television” on FB has the livecasts/recordings from the convention. Have not tried to verify.

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