Tag Archives: LNC

Libertarian Party Judicial Committee Affirms Suspension of LNC Secretary

By a vote of 4 to 2 to 1, the Judicial Committee (a body elected by delegates at convention; independent of the LNC, and tasked with resolving disputes within the Party), has, following an appeal by the LNC secretary, affirmed the decision of the Libertarian National Committee to suspend its secretary, former IPR contributor Caryn Ann Harlos. … Read more ...

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 ...

Avens O’Brien: Solution Proposal for the LNC 2020

Avens O’Brien via FB and her blog:

Feel free to share my post if you agree with it.

This originated at a Facebook post, but I wanted an outside link as well.
The original Facebook post can be found here.

I’m actually laying out an entire process.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Makes A Financial Turnaround

The Libertarian National Committee, based on recent Federal Election Committee (FEC) reports, appears to have made a financial turnaround.

The Libertarian National Committee, also known as the LNC, ended 2018 with $13,728 in cash on hand and almost $150,000 in debt and obligations owed to other entities. These debts included more than $50,000 owed to the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans for the 2018 convention, $27,702 to Blackbaud for the annual licensing of software used by the LNC, and various other debts owed to 18 other vendors and contractors.… Read more ...

LNC: Upcoming budget increase requests


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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Results from the Libertarian Party’s Vote for the Judicial Committee Announced-Updated

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Only three people received enough votes to be on the committee. They are: Alicia Dearn 216 votes – 59.178 %, Gary Johnson of Texas 193 votes – 5/2.877 %, and Chuck Moulton 184 votes – 50.411 %.

From secretary Alicia Mattson:

To LNC (cc: JC candidates),
National conventions create a special kind of exhaustion for those working the whole time.

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Open Thread For Libertarian National Committee Meeting September 20 & 21

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The Libertarian National Committee will be meeting this weekend in Alexandria, Virginia . The weekend includes a grand opening of the new office that was purchased by the Libertarian Party. That will happen on Saturday evening.

According to Paul Frankel in a comment on IPR, the LNC will be live-streaming the meeting live on the Internet.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Oregon Passes Resolution Regarding Convention Actions

LP Oregon

Wes Wagner

This was sent to me via email:


Libertarian Party of Oregon
Board of Directors Meeting, Beaverton, Oregon
August 5, 2014

SUBJECT: 2014 Libertarian Party National Convention

WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Oregon, founded under Oregon law prior to the founding of the National Libertarian Party, is an independent organization neither subordinate nor bound by any contract to the National Libertarian Party,

WHEREAS at the 2014 Libertarian Party National Convention, the delegation from the Libertarian Party of Oregon was modified by the convention without the consent, and over the objection, of this state affiliate,

WHEREAS the National Libertarian Party bylaws require that “[e]ach state-level affiliate party shall, in accordance with its own Bylaws and these Bylaws, determine who shall be its delegates to all Regular Conventions” (NLP bylaws §6(3)),

WHEREAS the National Libertarian Party bylaws require that “… delegates to a Regular Convention shall be selected by a method adopted by each affiliate party” (NLP bylaws §11(3)(b)),

WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Oregon bylaws make it a duty of the board of directors to appoint delegates (LPO bylaws §5(3)),

WHEREAS the board of directors adopted the following delegate appointment rule: “to accept applicants in the order they were received, with later applicants being placed in alternate slots”, (LPO Board meeting, January 15, 2014),

WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Oregon solicited delegates via a sign-up form in our 2014 primary election announcement letter, mailed to every person registered to vote as a Libertarian in Oregon,

WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Oregon also solicited delegates via a sign-up form in our 2014 primary ballot materials, mailed to every person registered to vote as a Libertarian in Oregon,

WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Oregon also solicited delegates via announcements on our website and other social media,
WHEREAS the National Libertarian Party bylaws direct that “[a] list of the names and addresses of all delegates and alternates chosen by each affiliate party shall be sent to the Credentials Committee” and that “[a]mendments to such lists may be made by the affiliate parties and submitted to the Credentials Committee” (NLP bylaws §11(5)(c), emphasis added),

WHEREAS there is no suggestion anywhere in the National Libertarian Party bylaws that any body other than the state affiliate party is ever granted the authority to determine its delegation,

WHEREAS the procedure used to modify the Libertarian Party of Oregon’s delegation – amending the Credentials Committee report – is not permitted by the National Libertarian Party bylaws,

WHEREAS the exclusive means to modify a delegation during the Convention is provided by §11(5)(e) of the National Libertarian Party bylaws,

WHEREAS the purpose of the §11(5)(e) provision is to enable the state affiliate to submit additional members of its delegation to the Credentials Committee during the convention,

WHEREAS the fact that §11(5)(e) is silent regarding who may make submissions to the Credentials Committee is not an implicit grant of authority for any other body to make submissions on the state affiliate party’s behalf, or over its objection,

WHEREAS even if others could make submissions, the application of §11(5)(e) requires a seven-eighths vote, which was not obtained,

WHEREAS “[m]otions that conflict with the corporate charter, constitution, or bylaws of a society … are out of order, and if any motion of this kind is adopted, it is null and void” (RONR (11th ed.),… Read more ...

BEST Coalition is Formed to Propose Priorities for Libertarian National Committee

A new website has appeared advertised on Facebook, which proposes 5 priorities for the upcoming term of the Libertarian National Committee. The Libertarian Party’s national convention, Character Matters, is planned for June 26 to 29, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.

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The BEST Coalition

BEST – Building Essential Structure Together – is a coalition of Libertarian Party members who believe the National Party should focus on certain core priorities, revolving around infrastructure.

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