Tag Archives: Libertarian National Committee

LNC Taps Whitney Bilyeu of Texas as New Chair

The Libertarian National Committee has announced that Whitney Bilyeu of Texas will serve as the new Chair of the LNC.

“Her natural ability to lead and her drive for excellence make her an outstanding choice for the position,” the LNC said via press release.

The LNC convened a special session to fill the vacancy left by Joe Bishop-Henchman’s resignation in June.… Read more ...

Joe Bishop-Henchman to Resign as LNC Chairman

In a letter to members of the Libertarian National Committee, Chairman Joe Bishop-Henchman announced today he plans to resign as chair after a vote to disaffiliate the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire.  The move comes in light of Bishop-Henchman’s role in the New Hampshire party leadership purge reported here.

The letter reads:

Members of the Libertarian National Committee,

It has been 25 years since I first became involved in the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Arvin Vohra Pens Open Letter to Libertarian National Committee

Arvin Vohra, former Vice-chairman of the Libertarian National Committee and a 2020 presidential candidate, wrote the following open letter to the Libertarian National Committee concerning social media censorship:

Recently, you spoke out against the violence at the Capitol. As a believer in nonviolence, and someone who lives just a few minutes away, I appreciated that you spoke out.… Read more ...

Ron Paul Endorses Joshua Smith for LNC Chair

Yesterday, former Congressman Ron Paul, the Libertarian Party’s 1988 presidential nominee and lifetime party member, endorsed Joshua Smith for chairman of the Libertarian National Committee in a video posted on Twitter.

Paul believes that Smith, who worked on Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign, has the organizational experience and philosophic integrity to do well as chair.… Read more ...

LNC Votes to Cancel Austin In-person Convention, Will Decide Alternative Next Week

As first reported at Ballot Access News, at the much publicized Zoom meeting today, the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) voted nine to seven to cancel the in-person National Convention scheduled for Austin later this month.  This comes in light of the coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in the death of over 60,000 Americans and led to the cancellation of most public gatherings. … Read more ...

Libertarian National Committee: How Much Did that Stimulus Check REALLY Cost You?

This past Tuesday the Libertarian National Committee sent out the following fundraising pitch related to the stimulus checks delivered to qualified Americans as part of the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen our government attempt to yet again solve a problem apparently the only way they know how — by kicking the can down the road.… Read more ...

Nick Sarwark Not Seeking Re-election for LNC Chair, Fueling VP Speculation

Libertarian National Committee chairman Nick Sarwark mentioned on Twitter today that he will not seek a fourth term for chair at the 2020 Libertarian National Convention.  Sarwark was first elected to the position in 2014 and re-elected in 2016 and 2018.  Presidential candidate Adam Kokesh speculated Sarwark would soon be announced as the running mate for Congressman Justin Amash, the latest entrant into the presidential race and frontrunner for the nomination.… Read more ...

LNC Fundraiser: $4.20 for 420 on 4/20

The Libertarian National Committee sent out the following fundraiser pitch today on the eve of 4/20:

Do you remember what it was like when pot was illegal everywhere?

People were being stopped by the police, families torn apart over possession of a joint, and homes were subject to search…

April 20th has always been a day to talk about Cannabis.… Read more ...

LP.org: 2018 Libertarian Party Bylaws Committee Survey

Libertarian Party Bylaws and Convention Rules

From LP.org:

Fellow Libertarians,

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, Joe Bishop-Henchman, Joshua Katz, Alicia Mattson, Chuck Moulton, Kimberly Ruff, and Aaron Starr.… Read more ...

LNC: Upcoming budget increase requests

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From Wes Benedict on the Libertarian National Committee email list, September 1st, 2016 (includes August LP membership numbers):

Dear LNC:

I’d like to start a discussion about several budget increase requests before a formal motion is considered. I mentioned to the chair that I thought it would be good for me to put this before the LNC soon, and he agreed it was okay for me to get this discussion started on this list.… Read more ...

Thomas L. Knapp: Time for Libertarians to Dump Bill Weld

Thomas L. Knapp is a writer, IPR contributor and libertarian activist who most recently sought the Reform Party’s vice-presidential nomination. The following was originally published on The Garrison Center’s website on August 10th, 2016:

I didn’t pay much attention in 1972 when vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton was removed from  the Democratic ticket and replaced by Sargent Shriver after it came to light that Eagleton had a record of psychiatric hospitalizations.… Read more ...

No one votes in favor of rescinding Bill Weld’s VP nomination during LNC meeting in Orlando, FL on May 30th

The following is from a June 9th, 2016 email from Libertarian National Committee (LNC) Secretary Alicia Mattson (via American Third Party Report):

Any corrections for the minutes are due to me by June 23.

Please make sure that I have not erroneously listed any attendees in the absentee section. 

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