This page lists currently scheduled events for the LPNC and county affiliate parties. For many affiliate party events, you can get more details—and you can also see lists of past events—from the website or Facebook page of the pertinent affiliate party.
The Rightful Remedy Conference will be held March 28 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
The federal government has massively overstepped its Constitutional boundaries and citizens across the country are organizing to learn what can be done to stop it! “We the People” are fighting back against the political class to bring about long-lasting policy change toward greater freedom, less government intrusion into our lives, and a greater adherence to our founding, Constitutional principles, particularly the 10th Amendment.
States have many actions they can take to push back against the federal government. From transportation to education to homeland security, states have the opportunity to restore the federal government to its Constitutional role.
Speakers will discuss both the history and modern practical application of the 10th Amendment, nullification, and other ways in which government power can be decentralized and brought closer to the people.
Seating is limited, so please register.
Note: This is not an LPNC event.
Friends, we have the front dining room reserved for next Sunday afternoon, March 29th, at 4:30pm, at Maria’s Italian Eatery in Morganton (601 S. Green Street, formerly Geppeto's Restaurant) for a spring social.
Come on out and join us if you can. There'll be plenty of good food there and stimulating conversation!
National Chair To Keynote
National chair Nicolas Sarwark will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Annual Libertarian Party of North Carolina Convention Saturday, April 11. His address will be titled "Show Up, Be Nice, Win."
Born in 1979, Nicholas is an unabashed, second generation Libertarian with a strong commitment to fighting on the party’s behalf against unfair ballot access obstacles and exclusion of qualified candidates from public debates.
“Winning Elections in North Carolina,” featuring: Rachel Mills, campaign manager for Sean Haugh's U.S. Senate campaign; Jason Joyner, campaign manager for Wesley Casteen's 7th Congressional District race; Jonathan David Baird, a Burke County soil and water conservation district supervisor, and others TBA. Moderated by Thomas Hohman, Chair of the Union County Libertarian Party and multi-time Libertarian candidate.
“Lend Me Your Ear”—Several organizations whom we are actively working with—or might consider working with—are invited to (briefly) let us know what they are doing and how we might cooperate…so far, the ACLU, GRNC, NC Stop Torture Now, Moore County Tea Party, and the Republican Liberty Caucus are all slated to appear.
John Davis, a North Carolina political analyst and author of the John Davis Political Report, is an authority on evaluating candidates, with a 92 percent forecast accuracy of nearly 1,500 races since the 2000 election. Campaigns & Elections magazine honored Davis as one of North Carolina's Top 10 "Political Influencers" in 2012.
Please pre-register to facilitate credentialing. You must pre-register by no later than Monday, April 6 if you want to attend the Gala Banquet (or order a box lunch for Saturday). Those options will not be available online after midnight April 6.
Gala Banquet choices include honey citrus pepper glazed chicken or pasta primavera (vegetarian) or salmon with a lemon dill cream sauce. Entrées include salad, sides, and dessert.
Attendance at the business sessions for LPNC members is free. This includes elections, considerations of bylaws changes, etc. We're asking a $5 donation for registration simply because the Nationbuilder platform requires us to collect some money in order to use the registration system. This is refundable upon request at the convention
Business Pass holders are not entitled to attend any events except for the post-Gala speech and auction Saturday night.
High school, college, and graduate students are eligible for the “student” rate. If you can do so, please consider purchasing an extra student pass or passes. We'll award them on a first-come, first-serve basis to scholarship students.
Book a room now (before March 18) to take advantage of the special rate.
Immediately following the banquet Sean Haugh will conduct our annual LPNC Auction featuring all manner of hard-to-impossible-to-find libertarian-themed must-have goodies. If you have an item you wish to donate for the Saturday post-Gala Banquet auction, please contact us.
Latest Update: 3/28/2015 @ 11am
Friday, April 10
6:00-7:00 pm - Affiliate Officers’ Hangout – Brad Hessel
Affiliate party officers are invited to gather in the main convention auditorium—or join in via the Google Hangout—to hobnob and share ideas with their colleagues and query LPNC staffers.
7:00-10:00 pm - Friends & Family Meet & Greet
Saturday, April 11
8:00 am - Registration Opens
8:30 am - Welcome, Brad Hessel, Convention Committee Chair
8:35 am - Call to Order, J.J. Summerell, LPNC Chair
Membership Secretary's Report
Adoption of Agenda
Reading of Resolutions
9:00 am - State of the Party Address: J.J. Summerell, LPNC Chair
9:15 am - NC Liberty 2020 - Our Strategic Plan, Kenneth Penkowski, Strategic Planning Committee chair
10:00 am - Break
10:15 am - Business: Bylaws & Convention Rules Committee Report
Noon - Recess for lunch
1:00 pm - Keynote Address
“Show Up. Be Nice, Win” - Nicholas Sarwark, Libertarian National Committee chair
2:00 pm - Panel Discussion
“Winning Elections in North Carolina” - Moderated by Thomas Hohman (chair of the Union County Libertarian Party), with panelists Rachel Mills (campaign manager for Sean Haugh in 2014 and host of the Liberty After Dark podcast), Jason Joyner of NewFrame LLC (campaign manager for J. Wesley Casteen in 2014), and Jonathan David Baird (2014 winner of the election for Soil & Water Conservation Supervisor in Burke County)
3:00 pm - Candidates' Presentations
Any announced Libertarian candidates for 2015 or 2016 will have up to five minutes to present their stump speech followed by a brief opportunity for Q&A.
3:30 pm - Panel Discussion
"Lend Me Your Ears" - Representatives from several potential “issue allies” will offer ideas on how we and they can work together. These will include Grass Roots NC, the ACLU, NC Stop Torture Now, Moore Tea Citizens, the Republican Liberty Caucus, NC Independents, the NC Green Party … and more.
4:30 pm - Business: Bylaws & Convention Rules Committee Report (con't)
6:00 pm - Recess
6:30 pm - Gala Banquet
7:30 pm - Banquet Speaker: "Strike While the Ire is Hot"
Renowned political annalist John Davis will explain how a confluence of factors may present an opportunity for electoral success for Libertarians and the party needs to be prepared to “Strike While the Ire is Hot.”
So that everyone may hear the banquet speaker, the doors will open to all at 7:30 pm
8:30 pm - After Party with your favorite libertarians.
Sunday, April 12
8:30 am - Registration Open
9:00 am - Convention Reconvenes
Bylaws and Convention Rules Amendments from the floor
10:30 am - Elections
Membership Secretary & Recording Secretary or Secretary (depending on outcome of Bylaws Committee Report)
At-Large Executive Committee Members (8 seats)
- Platform Committee Report
11:55 pm - Closing Remarks – J.J. Summerell, LPNC Chair
12:00 pm - Convention Adjourns
12:30 pm - The new Executive Committee will meet 30 minutes after convention adjourns.
Renowned political analyst John Davis addresses the questions why there is so much dissatisfaction with the Democratic and Republican parties and, consequently, what sort of opportunity exists for a third party.
Mr. Davis’s provocative and insightful talk will be given after the LPNC’s Gala Banquet at our 2015 Convention, and is open to the public. However, seating is limited, so RSVP if interested.
For more info about John Davis, check out his consulting firm’s website.