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LNC Meets in Minneapolis

LNC Minneapolis Sept 2020

The Libertarian National Committee is meeting today and tomorrow (12 and 13 September 2020) at the Hilton Airport hotel in Minneapolis, MN.

Officer reports from the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary have occurred (in that order).

Written officer reports are available (at the officer reports button) along with other information HERE

CRM report (pre-recorded) is occurring now.

Bill Redpath is presenting on Ballot Access now.

Last petition drive ended 8 days ago in Rhode Island.  He is also a candidate for US House in Illinois.  Connecticut and Montana certifications once received will mean 50 state ballot access plus DC for 5 times in the last 8 cycles.  Some petitioners yet to be paid, so far just shy of $90,000 spent on Ballot Access, with the presidential campaign, total Ballot Access expenses will be about $150,000.  Lawsuits were a mixed bag, some resulted in relief, others didn’t.  Where we lost, ballot access volunteers were hard to restart.

Sad to report that the volunteer efforts, perhaps due to COVID, regressed.  In very state where 1,000 or more signatures were required, paid petitioners were required.  Made it on the ballot in Maine with only 7 extra signatures.

Bill thanks Darrel Bonner, Chris Thrasher (Maine would not have happened without him), Jim Moore, Nick Dunbar . . . and others.

ALABAMA – Richard Winger wants to go for party status petition in Alabama in 2022.  Has offered $40,000 to fund the drive.  Slightly less than 52,000 valid signatures are required.  Can start collecting now.  Will require a mostly volunteer effort, especially on 3 November 2020.  Could cost a total of $200,000.  ($160,000 more to be raised).

The remainder of the live blog updates will be made in the comments.

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Joseph Buchman

Joe is a retired, formerly tenured professor of marketing and finance with a passion for adventure travel, chasing total solar eclipses, and Burning Man. He is a long-time volunteer with the Sundance Film Festival, former Chair of the Utah Libertarian Party, former Chair of the LP Platform Committee, and former Chair and three-term member of the LP's financial Audit Committee. Joe and Cindy have raised four highly successful children, several cats, and yet have generally failed miserably with every houseplant ever gifted to them.

7 Comments

  1. Joseph Buchman Joseph Buchman Post author | September 12, 2020

    Staff Reports occurring now. Written Staff Reports are available under the link in the main article above (click on Staff Reports rather than Officer reports).

  2. Joseph Buchman Joseph Buchman Post author | September 12, 2020

    Octoberfest 2021 in Colorado to celebrate 50th anniversary of founding of LP?

    Request for $50,000 for events next year . . .

  3. Caryn Ann Harlos Caryn Ann Harlos September 13, 2020

    We are starting now

  4. Root's Teeth Are Awesome Root's Teeth Are Awesome September 13, 2020

    If the LNC is reading this, I think they should officially endorse the “Philadelphia Statement” against cancel culture:

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/09/13/more-than-10000-academics-and-scholars-sign-the-philadelphia-statement-against-cancel-culture-n925378

    The Philadelphia Statement does not ask for state intervention. It merely defends Free Speech as a principle that large institutions should live by. It recognizes Free Speech as a value. The LP should have no trouble endorsing this.

  5. George Whitfield George Whitfield September 13, 2020

    Richard Winger’s offer is so generous. Commendations are appropriate as well as our gratitude.

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