The Libertarian Party of North Carolina passed another milestone in August. For the first time, the party nominated a full slate of Presidential Electors, 15 electors, 15 first alternates and 15 Second alternates. "If we are successful and carry the day Nov. 8, they will meet in Raleigh Dec. 15 to cast their votes for Gary Johnson for President of the United States and Bill Weld for Vice President of the United States," said LPNC Chair Brian Irving. "Thanks to Brad Hessel and Ralph Lake for recruiting all these nominees."
And at their August meeting, the LPNC Executive Committee continued breaking new ground by appointing Clement Erhard of Greensboro as General Counsel. Clement will work pro bono. Clement has worked for the Consumer Products Safety Division and currently is general counsel for Markets America (Shop.com) headquartered in Greensboro. Check out his LinkedIn profile.
The EC also elected Matthew Clements, co-chair of the Durham-Orange LP, to fill a vacant at-large position.
by Brian Irving
I can't say it often enough, “It's a great year to be a libertarian.” All of my life I've heard every presidential election described as the “most important in history.” That usually isn't true, but 2016 is certainly unique. One good thing I can say about Donald Trump is that he hasn't just operated outside the old political paradigm, he's shattered it.
Interest in the Libertarian Party is high. Every day, we get calls and emails from displaced Republicans and disgruntled Democrats. Now is the time for action. We need everyone to get involved with a campaign, make a donation to a candidate or to the LPNC, and volunteer to help at an event. Keep on eye on the LPNC events page because some of these outreach activities come up quickly.
Now is the time for all good Libertarians to come to the aid of the party ... and their country. We need you to:
- Volunteer to work on a campaign. Click here to find a campaign to work on.
- Volunteer to work the State Fair or Dixie Classic Fair.
- Donate to a campaign, or the LPNC.
Read more in the August 2016 Tarheel Libertarian newsletter.
"There's really only one reason why liberals and conservatives are at each others' throats: government. Now that government has claimed the power to regulate every aspect of our lives, y'all are locked in a death match over who gets to control that power."
- Sean Haugh, Libertarian for U.S. Senate