We anticipate that it will be liveblogged here..
Following there will be a mostly-closed meeting of the Executive Committee, to discuss “updates on legal issues in some of our affiliates and staff issues”.
Meeting called to order. We have reached public comments. If I appear to be late, I had strange computer issues. Debate about the Rage Against the War Machine Rally. The particular issue is Scott Ritter as a speaker.
McArdle explains that withdrawing from the event would not turn out well. LP support for the event meant that some far-left groups, e.g., Code Pink, will not support the event.
Advance to amendments to the Standing Rules. The policy manual ahs been shrunk by half, but more work is needed. Standing Rule on APRC is postponed. Chair asks for discussion. There is silence. Harlos adds a bit. Chair asks for questions from the LNC. There are none. Harlos says Bylaws committee will be available on an ad hoc basis. It was observed that the pet and children membership violates the bylaws by using the word membership. Advance to a roll call vote. No one from Region 6 is present. Rufo is absent. Smith is absent. Vote is 13-0-0.
Candidate Training to be discussed. Candidate training will be done with the Leadership institute. Cost is about $4000 plus the cost of the local facilities. The leadership institute…Training Conservatives since 1979. Training will be in the region. Two full days of training. At least two courses each day. Region will raise half of the $4000 and cover the local facilities. Cost will be a bit above with the original budget, but the needed flexibility to permit this spending is present.
Fill APRC Vacancy…Harlos nominated Eiler. Eiler accepted. No other nominations. Vote is 14-0-0, chair voting yes. No one from Region 6 is present. Rufo is absent. Smith is absent.
Move to adjourn. They adjourned. Time was under one hour.
Executive Committee meeting. Harlos explains how to do this. Five minute break. Break approaching end. Arizona looking for translaters to translate work to Spanish.
8:12 PM. ExComm to order. Smith absent. Topics are legal updates on New Mexico, Massachusetts, possibly Virginia, and possibly Michigan. There is also a ballot access issue in Colorado. Motion also covers some staffing issues. Moving to executive session.
“Candidate Training to be discussed. Candidate training will be done with the Leadership institute. Cost is about $4000 plus the cost of the local facilities. The leadership institute…Training Conservatives since 1979. ”
Not to slight TLI, as I recall, we’ve used them in the past as well, as part of a larger training curriculum at conventions… But we had a training team of Libertarians for the previous round of regional training. And that included leadership training as well as candidate training.
That $4k seems awfully cheap (and not in the good sense of the word). Probably only one day, and at most two trainers (maybe not even that).
“McArdle explains that withdrawing from the event would not turn out well. LP support for the event meant that some far-left groups, e.g., Code Pink, will not support the event.” – Isn’t Medea Benjamin one of the speakers?
So chairman McArdle’s reason for continuing to support a demonstration that is blatently pro Putin agression is because if the LP doesn’t support Putin that the pretty much unknown Code Pink will replace the LP at the event. Really? At least Code Pink demands “Russian Troop Out”. Heck that is better than the LNC position. Is anyone organizing a pool on donations to the LNC over the next 6 months? Even for fun. Down, Flat, Up by what percent?
Thanks for this, George.