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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.

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  1. paulie paulie March 1, 2020

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

  2. paulie paulie March 1, 2020

    Now: Frank Dillman continues lessons learned panel

  3. paulie paulie March 1, 2020

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

  4. paulie paulie March 1, 2020

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

  5. paulie paulie March 1, 2020

    Lessons learned panel, former LPA candidates for government office. Elijah Boyd first.

  6. paulie paulie March 1, 2020

    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).

  7. paulie paulie March 1, 2020

    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.

  8. paulie paulie March 1, 2020

    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

  9. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Yes, scroll up near the start of the thread.

  10. Darryl W Perry Darryl W Perry February 29, 2020

    are there strawpoll results from LPAL?

  11. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Any updates from Iowa or DC?

  12. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    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.

  13. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

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

    At Large Hopf 27

    Chair 27 Lane

    Treasurer 27 Hammond

  14. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    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,

  15. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    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.

  16. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

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

  17. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Passes.

  18. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Motion to make it 3/4 to consider motions from the floor.

  19. Fred Stein Fred Stein February 29, 2020

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

  20. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment from the floor to allow to strike the ability to have motions from the floor by Jim Albea.

  21. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment from the floor to make bylaw amendments take place at the close of the convention by me fails.

  22. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 13 Passes.

  23. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 12 passes.

  24. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Passes as amended.

  25. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amended to move affirmation of national platform to Section 1.

  26. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 11 – state platform.

  27. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 10, quorum, does not pass.

  28. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Vice chair taking over again.

  29. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Passes.

  30. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 9 changing selection of national convention delegates.

  31. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 8 was changed to strike section 7 completely and passed.

  32. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    A passes. B passes. C passes. D passes.

  33. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Elijah Boyd filling in for the chair.

  34. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Bylaws 7. Amendment to divide the four sections by Jake Bird passes.

  35. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 6 passes.

  36. Richard Fast Richard Fast February 29, 2020

    I apologize for not being at the convention; family emergency.

  37. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    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)

  38. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

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

  39. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 5 removing duplicate language passes.

  40. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 4 – clarifying adding voting for members who joined in 30 days before convention – passes.

  41. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 3 Alternates for region reps. Fails.

  42. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Passes.

  43. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 2 to get rid of recordings.

  44. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Passes.

  45. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Amendment 1 – exec com for two years.

  46. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    Bylaw changes.

  47. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    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.

  48. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    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.

  49. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    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.

  50. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    152 state party members, up from 80 something a year ago.

  51. paulie paulie February 29, 2020

    35 delegates. 19 majority, 25 for 2/3 and 27 for quorum.

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