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Moulton: Open Letter To LNC Regarding Floor Fees

Chuck Moulton, the new chairman of the Libertarian Party of Virginia, today released an Open Letter to the National Committee regarding floor fees.

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Carolyn Marbry: ‘Floor FREE! But we’re not through yet’

by Carolyn Marbry
http://www.libertyforall.net/?p=3914

Many of us wrote resolutions and campaigned very hard to bring the required floor fee issue to the attention of the states and their delegates and to get people to speak out against it. Many of us argued passionately against the convention floor fee online and in person.… Read more ...

Tom Knapp: Proposed Missouri LP resolution against the national convention poll tax

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster:

As a district representative on the Missouri Libertarian Party’s executive committee, I’ve asked the party’s chair to add the following resolution to the agenda for the committee’s next meeting:

Whereas, the national bylaws of the Libertarian Party set forth the qualifications of delegates to the party’s national convention; and

Whereas, those bylaws do not provide for the assessment or collection of any fee from delegates as a condition of floor access or full participation in business sessions; and

Whereas, the delegate apportionment formula specified in the bylaws is primarily based on the number of sustaining, i.e.

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Missouri, California, Tennessee, Nevada Libertarian Party members to introduce resolutions for their state parties to oppose national convention floor fees

From comments on a previous post:

Thomas L. Knapp // Feb 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm

The Missouri LP has the matter on its agenda for this month’s executive committee meeting. Here’s the resolution I expect we’ll be considering:

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Whereas, the national bylaws of the Libertarian Party set forth the qualifications of delegates to the party’s national convention; and

Whereas, those bylaws do not provide for the assessment or collection of any fee from delegates as a condition of floor access or full
participation in business sessions; and

Whereas, the delegate apportionment formula specified in the bylaws is primarily based on the number of sustaining, i.e.

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LPNY passes resolution opposing national convention floor fees; controversy over possible resulting loss of ballot access support

According to a comment by Chuck Moulton, quoting a blog post by Tom Stevens:

The threat allegedly made at a LPNY meeting is interesting… read it for yourself, but it looks like the gist is: if your state opposes the floor fee, it won’t get ballot access money.

http://drtomstevens.blogspot.com/2010/02/lpny-risks-retribution-for-expressing.html

From the blog entry:

M Carling, who serves as LPNY Secretary and in a number of appointed positions on the national level, warned that although he will ask for national’s financial help with upcoming statewide petition drives both this year and in 2012, he fears his requests will fall on “deaf ears” if the LPNY expresses its opposition to the mandatory convention registration fee.

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LNC reps, candidates issue statement against convention floor fee

A group of Libertarian National Committee representatives and LNC candidates issued a public statement yesterday in opposition to the planned imposition of a delegate “floor fee” at the 2010 Libertarian National Convention. The statement’s opening paragraph:

We strongly oppose the imposition of a floor fee by the LNC for credentialing of national delegates.

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