Karlyn Borysenko, Libertarian candidate for Governor of New Hampshire* in 2022, has issued an extended statement giving her description of recent events in the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire. The statement has a considerable number of graphical elements, such as screenshots of electronic messages, so we are attaching the statement as a PDF file.
In the statement, she speaks up for Conrad Nelson, who was elected as LPNH Chair at the recent LPNH convention, and is critical of his opponents. Readers should be warned that some of the language she quotes is quite harsh. The statement is in the attached file.
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*Readers should recall that in 2022 two people ran for Governor of New Hampshire while using the Party identification “Libertarian.”
“I feel strongly that items like Twitter and Facebook accounts that act as if they speak for an organization should only post items that represents the opinion of the organization en masse. ”
Ryan–works for me.
I may be the old fogey here, but I have long advised that most LP, meetings, especially if the coverage is less than 1-2 million inhabitants, should be about what public offices are available and getting people in by training/education, and getting in a Florida-style direct democracy (under siege in Florida BTW to ‘stop the libertarians’…. The only other item is whatever bureaucratic lunacy is there in that jurisdiction impeding party operations that needs to be handled.
That is, if you’re at a meeting and there is no list of available offices and volunteers with a training schedule in front of you,as the main agenda the meeting is likely counter-productive.
Culture war discussions, legal initiatives, activism, and other chit chat should be hosted by by the LP but not the focus.
It seems to me that NH was doing well when it followed the above and is now at cross purposes by doing the opposite
Cheer up. The DEMS, GOPe and Greens are far worse. I hope they can work this out in NH and get to business soon. A lot of fine people.
“We have a lot of interaction, therefore our presence is a success” sounds a lot like “we have a high vote total, therefore the campaign was a success”.
I strongly disagree with both assertions.
It is our understanding that Conrad Nelson has appealed to the LPNH Judicial Committee his suspension as LPNH Chair, with a hearing scheduled for the end of May.
I feel strongly that items like Twitter and Facebook accounts that act as if they speak for an organization should only post items that represents the opinion of the organization en masse. I know some people disagree with that. The problem is you don’t want to be having board votes approving every tweet or post unless it’s a very weighty issue. That leads to the communications should be handled by a person who’s reserved.
Way out of this for New Hampshire Libertarians if they as a group in the majority decide they don’t want this is at their next Convention they vote as a resolution against the 2 individuals holding any position of power moving forward, and controlling the public-facing communications for a state party is a position of power.