Tag Archives: lphq

Wes Benedict returns as executive director for national LP; Carla Howell becomes political director

From LP.org: 

posted by Staff on Aug 30, 2013

Wes Benedict - Executive Director, Libertarian National Committee
Wes Benedict,
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

Wes Benedict, formerly from Texas, has returned to the national LP headquarters to resume his previous position as executive director for the Libertarian National Committee. His focus is on fundraising, LNC project oversight, and general management.… Read more ...

George Phillies On New LP Headquarters: “The Nolan 2% of a Building”

Originally published August 10, 2013 on GoldUSAGroup.com

Current Libertarian Party National Headquarters are located in the Watergate Hotel 

The LNC in the form of its Executive Committee is currently planning to take the building fund donations and buy a condo, a small section of a large office building.The LNC ExComm voted to buy the space.
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LNC Member Starchild Comments on Proposed LP National Headquarters Location

On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 6:53 PM, Starchild wrote:

Some thoughts on the office space (1101 King Street, #160, Alexandria, VA 22314) that is being considered for purchase. I see two major issues:

• It is in Alexandria, not Washington D.C. or Arlington — Arvin Vohra and others familiar with the area have said being in Arlington would be far preferable to an Alexandria location in terms of attracting volunteers, working with other libertarian groups located in Arlington, etc.;… Read more ...

Wayne Root criticizes Wes Benedict, LPHQ for failing to post his media appearances

From the comments on a previous post:

Phillies sends the following [..]….


“Root threatens Benedict with ‘If this isn’t news worthy…then we need a new Exec Director who can see that it is.’ ”


Subject: ROOT for Wes
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 22:04:00 -0800
From: rootintl
To: wes benedict LP HQ , aaron AA Starr
CC: robert.kraus@lp.org… Read more ...

Libertarian Party HQ assistance request: Plotting members of Congress on the Nolan Chart

Email to me and several other people from LP Exceutive Director Wes Benedict:

I would love to see an updated chart like this: http://freedomdemocrats.org/files/2006%20Nolan%20Chart.GIF (P: for explanation, see http://freedomdemocrats.org/node/812)

We used something similar in Texas: http://www.lptexas.org/retired/docs/LegislativeScoreboard2007.pdf

I don’t have time to do it.

Wes Benedict, Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee, Inc.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: How Liberty Makes Health Care Virtually Universal

Press release from LPHQ posted at LP.org:

For Immediate Release
Friday, December 25, 2009
How Liberty Makes Health Care Virtually Universal

by Mary J. Ruwart, Ph.D.

Everyone knows that health care costs are soaring every year, making medical bills and insurance unaffordable for many. No relief is in sight with the health care bills being considered in Congress, which are estimated to cost us at least $1 trillion over the next 10 years.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict: ‘Send us your suggested ready to go newsletter articles, brochures and press releases’

During the most recent LNC meeting earlier this month in Nashville, Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict asked that party members and supporters should send ready-to-go versions of suggested LP News articles, brochures and press releases to the national office.

He explained that the dropoff in press releases and the continued lack of new brochures is due to the fact that the party’s small staff has to prioritize among many different areas which all require their attention.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: LP.org roundup

On the front page of LP.org today:

HEADLINES (press releases):

Libertarians turn up August heat on health care takeover

WASHINGTON — America’s third-largest party urged its members Monday to attend public forums being held by House members over the August recess and put their signature to one simple pledge – will they promise not to vote for any health care reform legislation they haven’t personally read in full and understand?… Read more ...

LP.org wrapup: press releases and blog posts

Press releases:

Backlash: Dem ratings plunge as voters repel Big Government

WASHINGTON — The front page of Wednesday’s Politico was a sea of plummeting blue arrows as the paper reported on the slumping approval ratings of major Democrat officials across the nation. America’s third largest party notes the rapid decline in support for Democrats, with support for Republicans still at record lows, is more proof Americans are looking for Libertarian solutions to the nation’s problems.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party HQ Monday Message: Are you ready for Obama’s health care rationing?

Posted by Donny Ferguson at LP.org

Dear friend,

Have a sick child? Then you’d better get used to a government waiting list.

That’s because while Barack Obama is trying to sell his proposed federal takeover of the entire health care system with promises of lower costs and more choices, it’s about as honest a pitch as that ad in the back of comic books for x-ray glasses.… Read more ...