Tag Archives: Libertarian National Committee

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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Avens O’Brien Interviews Charles Peralo, Candidate for Chairman of the Libertarian Party

Charles Peralo

Posted to The Libertarian Republic

“Outsider” Chair Candidate Speaks About New Tech for the LP, Candidates, and the Importance of Local Politics

By Avens O’Brien
April 26, 2016

Read more: http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/race-for-lp-chair-charles-peralo-says-step-up-tech-up/#ixzz470Jw1Fky
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In my speech to the Libertarian Party of Minnesota in mid-April, I asserted that I had come back to the Libertarian Party after spending a few years avoiding the Party in favor of other liberty activism.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party files suit against McCain-Feingold restriction on accepting deceased donor’s bequest

judgeRichard Winger reports at Ballot Access News:

In 2007, Raymond Burrington died and left the Libertarian Party $217,000. The Federal Election Commission would not let the party have the money all at once. Instead, because the McCain-Feingold law limits the amount of money an individual can give to a party (whether the donor is alive or dead), the money had to be parceled out in chunks of about $30,000.

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Obama, Romney ask for dismissal of Johnson et al v. Commission on Presidential Debates

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From this article in the National Law Journal:

The Libertarian Party and the Green Party are suing Romney—along with the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee, President Barack Obama and the Commission on Presidential Debates—over the exclusion of third-party candidates from general-election debates.

In a lawsuit filed in September in federal district court in Washington, the plaintiffs claimed that the politicians, the DNC, the RNC and the debate commission violated antitrust laws.

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