Libertarians support independent, non-partisan redistricting process

Adding a plank supporting an independent, non-partisan redistricting process was one of the changes made to the LPNC platform at the 2014 state convention.

The new plank reads:

Voters should choose their legislators, not the other way around. We support a redistricting process conducted by an independent, non-partisan agency for all local, state, and federal electoral districts. The process should be open and transparent. It should involve significant public input with the opportunity for citizens to weigh in on proposed district maps.

Party registration, voting history data, and the incumbent’s place of residence should not be used to create the districts.

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Libertarian US Senate Candidate Forum

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina held its first ever U.S. Senate candidate forum April 5 during the annual state convention in Durham. Candidates Tim D'Annunzio of Raeford and Sean Haugh of Durham answered questions submitted by Libertarians from across the state. The forum was streamed live and moderated by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal associate editor.

 

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New LPNC Website

Welcome to LPNC Nation, the new LPNC.org. We are now using a service called NationBuilder to host our website and manage membership, database, and donations.

NationBuilder calls itself "the world's first community organizing system."  The services offers easy-to-update websites, a people database and communication tools like email, text messaging and social media -- all in one system. Businesses, nonprofits, governments, and politicians use NationBuilder to organize their communities and build more meaningful relationships with customers, supporters, and constituents.

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Live Stream of US Senate Candidate Forum

The Libertarian Party believes strongly that government should be accountable to the people, as should candidates. Libertarians unable to attend the annual state convention April 4-6 in Durham will still be able to watch the U.S. Senate candidate forum streaming live over the internet via Google Hangout and ask questions of the candidates via the Twitter hashtag #LPNCSenate.

The forum will be held Saturday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4520 S. Miami Blvd., Durham. The participants are Tim D'Annunzio or Raeford and Sean Haugh of Durham. Barry Smith, a Carolina Journal columnist, will moderate.

Shortly following the event, a recording of the forum will be available via the LPNC YouTube channel.

The U.S. Senate candidate forum question hashtag is #LPNCSenate

The LPNC Twitter handle is @LPNC

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The Great Society at 50

by J.J. Summerell
Chair, Libertarian Party of North Carolina

JJ_Summerell.jpgFifty years ago, at the campuses of Ohio University and the University of Michigan, President Lyndon Johnson ushered in the Great Society, a bold and ambitious undertaking of the federal government with two admirable and noble objectives: the elimination of poverty and the elimination of racial injustice.

Though we still have some degree of racial injustice among the peoples of the United States, Johnson’s programs, and subsequent federal programs, have been quite successful at the goal of eliminating racial injustice in our society. Kudos to President Johnson and the American people on this accomplishment.

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