The Libertarian Party’s Judicial Committee meets tomorrow in a virtual meeting to discuss whether they will overturn the prior Judicial Committee’s decision from 2011 regarding the ongoing, complicated matter of who the legitimate affiliate for the Oregon LP is.
From a release by the LPOregon (not the group recognized by the Secretary of State or LPHQ):
Despite all of the internal issues with which the LPO has had to contend in recent years, members gathered at Pendleton’s Red Lion hotel on March 21st for the LPO’s 2015 Annual Business Convention.… Read more ...
Sent to IPR for publication. For history regarding this situation, the reader can enter “Oregon LP” in the search box and read chronologically, starting in February 2011.
Dear Fellow Patriots,
I am reaching out to you in the spirit of fellowship and goodwill in the hope that all of us can arrive at a fair and just resolution to the very serious rift that currently threatens our beloved Libertarian Party of Oregon.… Read more ...
Here is an explanation from Wes Wagner on the events in his state of Oregon. It was written June 3, 2011.
Essentially what happened is summarized as thus:
During our 2010 convention, the party having been tired of our numerous structural issues adopted a plan for reformation of the party with a 2/3rds+ majority — established a committee to draft new governing documents and schedule a special convention in November (after election day so everyone would be done with their important work)
Everything was going smoothly until Richard Burke, a paid employee of Americans For Prosperity and former executive director who was forced out of office due to financial scandal did not like that the new party would be controlled by all 13,000 libertarians in the state of oregon and not a handful of corrupt apparatchiks.… Read more ...
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.
In remarks published in Liberty for All, LP Political Director Sean Haugh details allegations of sexual harassment against former LNC member M Carling, and says that they led to the current sexual harassment policy in the LNC manual, which he quotes in his article. Haugh goes on to say,
The Resolution of Discipline against Angela Keaton by Stewart Flood presented at the LNC Meeting in San Diego, December 6-7, 2008, included several allegations of sexual harassment.