The Libertarian Party issued this press release today:Read more ...
From: Brett Bittner
Date: Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Subject: [Statechairs] Please Welcome The New LSLA Treasurer
To: statechairs <email@example.com>
LNC Members and Alternates,
I am writing regarding the vacancy in the position of LNC Secretary to confirm that I am a candidate for that position, and I ask for your support.
There are positions on the LNC where a member can be a bump on a log.… Read more ...
Posted originally by Brian Holtz on his blog, Libertarian Intelligence and submitted to IPR. Brian writes for IPR also, but per our rules he is not posting it here because he is the author of this opinion. I am not agreeing or disagreeing with his picks by reposting it for him here, and IPR as a group/site is not taking any positions.… Read more ...
I guess that I should elaborate on some of my remarks made at the Tennessee LP state convention last weekend.
The Libertarian Party is dying and has less than 5 years to continue to exist as a national political party.… Read more ...
The Libertarian Party has begun distributing the 2012 Delegation Chair’s manual.
Other information & documents delegates will want to have on hand are:
Minutes of LNC Meetings since the previous convention.
Alicia Mattson’s Statement on the purchase of a building by the LNC
Fellow State Chairs:
Several of you also serve on the LNC and are aware of many of the concerns outlined by LNC Secretary but to most of you much of this will be new information. I feel it is imperative that our affiliates understand the way this project has affected the workings of the LNC since the August meeting at Columbus. … Read more ...
Here is an explanation from Wes Wagner on the events in his state of Oregon. It was written June 3, 2011.
Essentially what happened is summarized as thus:
During our 2010 convention, the party having been tired of our numerous structural issues adopted a plan for reformation of the party with a 2/3rds+ majority — established a committee to draft new governing documents and schedule a special convention in November (after election day so everyone would be done with their important work)
Everything was going smoothly until Richard Burke, a paid employee of Americans For Prosperity and former executive director who was forced out of office due to financial scandal did not like that the new party would be controlled by all 13,000 libertarians in the state of oregon and not a handful of corrupt apparatchiks.… Read more ...
I just noticed that the LNC meeting archives since the past national convention in St. Louis now have minutes of executive committee conference calls, for anyone who wants to keep up with them.
It appears that the 2004-5 minutes in the public archive included conference call minutes, but between 2006 and the May 2010 convention only minutes of the entire LNC meeting in person were made available in the public archive.… Read more ...
Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster. Knapp has held various internal offices in and sought public office under the banners of the Libertarian and Boston Tea Parties. :
People who refer to themselves as “libertarians” spend a lot of time arguing over exactly what they mean by “libertarian.”
Personally, I try to be fairly “big tent,” figuring that people who once self-identify as libertarian tend to get more consistently libertarian after doing so, if they’re a) accepted and b) encouraged to explore libertarian ideas, instead of just slapped around for whatever deviations they still cling to.… Read more ...
The Secretary race at the Libertarian Party National Convention was between Rob Power of California and Alicia Mattson of Tennessee. Outgoing Secretary Bob Sullentrup endorsed Mattson. The final results were:
Rob Power: 194 (42.27%)
Alicia Mattson: 265 (57.73%)
The Treasurer’s election was conducted after the Secretary’s race, which pitted James Oaksun of Maine against Aaron Starr of California.… Read more ...