Over the past few weeks, there have been many reports of talks between myself and Maxime Bernier to merge the Libertarian Party of Canada and the People’s Party of Canada. As a result, speculation has filled our social media pages and left our membership feeling like they have been shut out of the conversation.… Read more ...
After each Libertarian National Convention, a Bylaws and Rules Committee is established to consider and recommend proposed amendments to the party’s governing documents. The Bylaws Committee consists of 10 members, no more than five of whom must be non-members of the current Libertarian National Committee; this year’s members are M Carling, Andy Craig, David Pratt Demarest, Caryn Ann Harlos, Joseph Bishop-Henchman (acting chair), Joshua Katz, Alicia Mattson, Chuck Moulton, Kimberly Ruff, and Aaron Starr.… Read more ...
For those who haven’t heard, the handpicked national LP Bylaws Committee, filled with many of the usual suspects from past years, is surveying members on how they feel about their latest set of proposals.
Report of the Bylaws and Rules Committee to the delegates of the Libertarian National Convention of 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada
Proposals Adopted 15 April 2011
Revised 19 August 2011
Modified for Style 05 September 2011
Dan Karlan*, Chair; MSc, ATMS, ALS, NoRC (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
M Carling, PRP**
Chuck Moulton, PRP**
Aaron Starr*, Secretary
Alicia Mattson, PRP**, first alternate
* — Member, National Association of Parliamentarians
** — Professional Registered Parliamentarian
Below are the 43 proposals of the 2010 Libertarian Party Bylaws Committee, as shown in the survey it conducted at http://www.lp.org/bylawssurvey after its February meeting in Austin. Note that at the 2008 bylaws debate in Denver, the convention was in the alloted time only able to consider about 18 out of some 30 Bylaws Committee proposals.… Read more ...
Posted at Dr. Tom Stevens’ blog Liberty Lion and emailed to email@example.com. Posted for discussion. As with LNC candidates, IPR does not take a position on bylaws proposals.
Dr. Tom Stevens, two-term LPUS Judicial Committee member and State Representative of the Libertarian Party of Queens County to the Libertarian Party of New York, has urged delegates attending the Libertarian Party’s National Convention in St.… Read more ...
The Boston Tea Party is having its convention, as IPR previously reported. In the interest of disclosure, two of the at-large candidates (Tom Knapp and Neil Stephenson) also write for IPR.
Here is a press release from party founder Tom Knapp sent to firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of the party:
Midway into its second biennial convention — held entirely online — America’s new libertarian political party has chosen a new slate of national officers, adopted the program of “the Ron Paul R3VOLution,” and partially completed work on amendments to its bylaws.