Events

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.

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Dilworth Neighborhood Grille in Charlotte, NC

    Mecklenburg LP Meetup

    The Libertarian Party of Mecklenburg County meetup on Wednesday May 27 at 7 p.m. will be at the Dilworth Bar and Grille at the corner of Morehead and McDowell. 

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    The Gourmet Factory in Raleigh, NC

    WakeLP Meetup

    Discussion of current political events from a Libertarian perspective. Regular weekly meeting hosted (this week) by Brad Hessel, Treasurer, WakeLP.

  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 10 rsvps
    Waynesville Recreation Center in Waynesville, NC

    Stop Torture Now at Haywood LP June meeting

    Membership in the Libertarian Party requires signing the principle of non aggression which means that you oppose the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals. Since signing this pledge is the first step you must take in becoming a capital "L" Libertarian, it seems appropriate for us Libertarians to point out when our government is initiating force to accomplish its goals. Well, pointing out when our government initiates force to accomplish its goals is a gargantuan task; however, a group in our state has made it their job to uncover the abuses of government, specifically regarding torture. North Carolina Stop Torture Now investigates and reports on the use of resources in our state that go toward "a global system of detention outside the law, illegal prisoner transfers (rendition), and torture."

    Since the so-called "war on terror" began after 9/11, our government has used one terrorist attack to justify further conflict in the Middle East and to abuse an emotionally-charged situation by circumventing the US Constitution--resulting in a loss of rights for US citizens and a decrease in credibility around the globe. It is the citizens' responsibility to hold the government accountable for its actions, and North Carolina Stop Torture Now is one group committed to doing so. Christina Cowger and Jess Porta of North Carolina Stop Torture Now will be presenting as part of our next Haywood County Libertarian Party Meeting.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Satisfaction in Durham, NC

    2015 Durham-OrangeLP Convention

    Please come and help us plan for the advance of liberty here in Durham and Orange counties over the next year!

    The fastest-growing political party in Durham-Orange—up 19.5% in 2014 compared to +2.5% for the Democrats and Republicans (combined)—will be setting our course for 2015-16. In addition to discussion of our plans, consideration of amendments to the bylaws and elections of officers, there will be a special presentation by Durham County’s own Sean Haugh, Libertarian for U.S. Senate (2014).

    Come break bread with us, and help select leaders who will work to increase freedom, peace, and prosperity in North Carolina over the next year.

    AGENDA

    Call to order
    Acting Chair’s opening remarks and report—Matt Lawless
    Treasurer’s report—Gabe Farkas
    “The Joy of Running (for Office)”—Sean Haugh
    Consideration of Amendments to the Durham-OrangeLP Bylaws
    Election of officers for 2015-16
    Any other business
    Adjournment

    Anyone is welcome to attend. Any member of the LPNC with a domicile in Durham or Orange County is eligible to run for office and/or to vote in our officer elections. You are a member of the LPNC if you are registered to vote in North Carolina as a Libertarian and/or if you have paid—or want to pay right now—your annual $25 dues.

    The officers we will be electing include:

    Chair. One each for Durham and Orange…the Chair is responsible for presiding over all operations of the LP party county affiliate. This includes (unless delegated) conducting business meetings (generally once a month; this is the formal forum for policy and strategy discussions), arranging for topical speakers/presenters at social meetings (held weekly but generally there is a special speaker/presenter once a month), organizing and running the annual convention, and relations with the LPNC. The Chair should also ensure that other key tasks such as social media channel management and PR, event management (e.g., the State Fair, gun shows), SBOE filings, candidate and volunteer recruiting and nurturing, special projects, etcetera are appropriately assigned and effectively performed.

    Vicechair. The Vicechair is a versatile role that involves supporting the other activities of the other officers. A large part is to offer support and help the Chair get new projects started and helping keep current projects running smoothly; this can vary from year-to-year. The Vicechair is generally expected to be available to serve as Chair the following year, if needed.

    Secretary. The Secretary is responsible for scheduling and recording minutes at Durham-OrangeLP business meetings and the archiving of officer reports, minutes, and official correspondence. The Secretary is also responsible for managing the e-mail distribution account (NationBuilder) and publishing information to WakeLP social media accounts (currently Facebook and Meetup) and website (also NationBuilder). The Secretary should also help to define the communications strategy (content and channel), help to define and deliver effective messaging to advance the communications strategy, and act as the “voice of the constituent” in developing new programs and initiatives.

    Treasurer. The Durham-OrangeLP Treasurer is responsible for maintaining all financial accounts in good order, recording transactions, and filing disclosure reports and other paperwork as pertinent with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Financial accounts include the Durham-OrangeLP checking account and any donation accounts such as PayPal, Piryx/Rally, etcetera. The Treasurer also manages all transactions between the LPNC and WakeLP. The Treasurer must be certified as having been trained by the SBOE within three months of appointment (and retrained every four years).

    These officers—and potentially any designates they might name—may divide up the following functions any way they find appropriate depending on their individual skills and preferences, so long as everything is covered. They should:

    • Define strategic goals for the term and develop ways to quantify, track and report progress those goals
    • Thought leadership and positioning
    • Tracking local political developments
    • Enhancing Outreach to Current Libertarians
    • Define outreach programs that engage the broader Durham-Orange community
    • Growing Membership
    • Develop relationships with outside organizations that complement Durham-OrangeLP
    • Ensure that records are well kept and effectively transitioned to the next set of officers at the end of their term.

    Please consider taking on one of these roles for 2015-16 and help us make progress locally! And even if you can’t serve yourself, please plan to attend to help us make the best selections.

  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    May Memorial Public Library in Burlington, NC

    2015 AlamanceLP Convention

    It’s that time of year again: we need to set the course for the advance of liberty right here in Alamance County by electing new officers for 2015-16. Please come and help!

    The fastest-growing political party in Alamance—up 8.0% in 2014 compared to -0.2% for the Democrats and Republicans (combined)—will be choosing leaders for 2015-16. In addition to discussion of our what’s happening in Alamance, we will have a guest speaker from the LPNC to tell us about the state party’s 2020 Strategic Plan, which includes the objective of electing at least one Libertarian to the North Carolina General Assembly by 2020!

    So, come and help select leaders who will work to increase freedom, peace, and prosperity in Alamance over the next year.

    AGENDA

    Call to order
    Treasurer’s opening remarks and report—Courland David Grimm
    “LPNC 2020 Strategic Plan”—Brad Hessel
    Election of officers for 2015-16
    Any other business
    Adjournment

    Anyone is welcome to attend. Any member of the LPNC with a domicile in Alamance County is eligible to run for office and/or to vote in our officer elections. You are a member of the LPNC if you are registered to vote in North Carolina as a Libertarian and/or if you have paid your annual $25 dues.

    The officers we will be electing include:

    Chair. The Chair is responsible for presiding over all operations of the LP party county affiliate. This includes (unless delegated) conducting business meetings (generally once a month; this is the formal forum for policy and strategy discussions), arranging for topical speakers/presenters at social meetings (held weekly but generally there is a special speaker/presenter once a month), organizing and running the annual convention, and relations with the LPNC. The Chair should also ensure that other key tasks such as social media channel management and PR, event management (e.g., farmers’ markets, gun shows), SBOE filings, candidate and volunteer recruiting and nurturing, special projects, et cetera are appropriately assigned and effectively performed.

    Vicechair. The Vicechair is a versatile role that involves supporting the other activities of the other officers. A large part is to offer support and help the Chair get new projects started and helping keep current projects running smoothly; this can vary from year-to-year. The Vicechair is generally expected to be available to serve as Chair the following year, if needed.

    Secretary. The Secretary is responsible for scheduling and recording minutes at AlamanceLP business meetings and the archiving of officer reports, minutes, and official correspondence. The Secretary is also responsible for managing e-mail distribution and publishing information to the AlamanceLP Facebook page. The Secretary should also help to define the communications strategy (content and channel), help to define and deliver effective messaging to advance the communications strategy, and act as the “voice of the constituent” in developing new programs and initiatives.

    Treasurer. The AlamanceLP Treasurer is responsible for maintaining all financial accounts in good order, recording transactions, and filing disclosure reports and other paperwork as pertinent with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Financial accounts include the AlamanceLP checking account and any donation accounts such as PayPal, Piryx/Rally, et cetera. The Treasurer also manages all transactions between the LPNC and AlamanceLP. The Treasurer must be certified as having been trained by the SBOE within three months of appointment (and retrained every four years).

    These officers—and potentially any designates they might name—may divide up the following functions any way they find appropriate depending on their individual skills and preferences, so long as everything is covered. They should:

    • Define strategic goals for the term and develop ways to quantify, track and report progress those goals
    • Thought leadership and positioning
    • Tracking local political developments
    • Enhancing connections to registered Libertarians
    • Define outreach programs that engage the broader Alamance community
    • Growing membership
    • Develop relationships with outside organizations that complement AlamanceLP
    • Ensure that records are well kept and effectively transitioned to the next set of officers at the end of their term

    Please consider taking on one of these roles for 2015-16 and help us make progress locally! And even if you can’t serve yourself, please plan to attend to help us make the best selections.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 07:00 PM
    Greensboro Country Club in Greensboro, NC

    2015 Guilford LP Convention

    Free food! Yep, setting the course for the advance of liberty right here in Guilford County by electing new officers for 2015-16 is hungrifying work. Please come and help us choose our best path forward…or at least make sure there are no leftovers!

    The fastest-growing political party in Guilford—up 15.4% in 2014 compared to +0.6% for the Democrats and Republicans (combined)—will be choosing leaders for 2015-16. In addition to discussion of our what’s happening in Guilford, we will have a presentation by J.J. Summerell, Chair of the LPNC, to tell us about the state party’s 2020 Strategic Plan, which includes the objective of electing at least one Libertarian to the North Carolina General Assembly by 2020!

    So, come and help select leaders who will work to increase freedom, peace, and prosperity in Guilford County over the next year.

    AGENDA

    Call to order
    Treasurer’s opening remarks and report—Richard Schilhavy
    “LPNC 2020 Strategic Plan”—JJ Summerell
    Election of officers for 2015-16
    Any other business
    Adjournment

    Anyone is welcome to attend. Any member of the LPNC with a domicile in Guilford County is eligible to run for office and/or to vote in our officer elections. You are a member of the LPNC if you are registered to vote in North Carolina as a Libertarian and/or if you have paid your annual $25 dues.

    The officers we will be electing include:

    Chair. The Chair is responsible for presiding over all operations of the LP party county affiliate. This includes (unless delegated) conducting business meetings (generally once a month; this is the formal forum for policy and strategy discussions), arranging for topical speakers/presenters at our monthly meetings, organizing and running the annual convention, and relations with the LPNC. The Chair should also ensure that other key tasks such as social media channel management and PR, event management (e.g., farmers’ markets, gun shows), SBOE filings, candidate and volunteer recruiting and nurturing, special projects, et cetera are appropriately assigned and effectively performed.

    Vicechair. The Vicechair is a versatile role that involves supporting the other activities of the other officers. A large part is to offer support and help the Chair get new projects started and helping keep current projects running smoothly; this can vary from year-to-year. The Vicechair is generally expected to be available to serve as Chair the following year, if needed.

    Secretary. The Secretary is responsible for scheduling and recording minutes at GuilfordLP business meetings and the archiving of officer reports, minutes, and official correspondence. The Secretary is also responsible for managing e-mail distribution and publishing information to the GuilfordLP Facebook page. The Secretary should also help to define the communications strategy (content and channel), help to define and deliver effective messaging to advance the communications strategy, and act as the “voice of the constituent” in developing new programs and initiatives.

    Treasurer. The GuilfordLP Treasurer is responsible for maintaining all financial accounts in good order, recording transactions, and filing disclosure reports and other paperwork as pertinent with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Financial accounts include the GuilfordLP checking account and any donation accounts such as PayPal, Piryx/Rally, et cetera. The Treasurer also manages all transactions between the LPNC and GuifordLP. The Treasurer must be certified as having been trained by the SBOE within three months of appointment (and retrained every four years).

    These officers—and potentially any designates they might name—may divide up the following functions any way they find appropriate depending on their individual skills and preferences, so long as everything is covered. They should:

    • Define strategic goals for the term and develop ways to quantify, track and report progress those goals
    • Thought leadership and positioning
    • Tracking local political developments
    • Enhancing connections to registered Libertarians
    • Define outreach programs that engage the broader Guilford community
    • Growing membership
    • Develop relationships with outside organizations that complement GuilfordLP
    • Ensure that records are well kept and effectively transitioned to the next set of officers at the end of their term

    Please consider taking on one of these roles for 2015-16 and help us make progress locally! And even if you can’t serve yourself, please plan to attend to help us make the best selections.

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 03:00 PM through October 25, 2015
    State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC

    NC State Fair

    This is the major outreach event for the Libertarian Party of North Carolina. The State Fair is a great chance for us to spread our message, promote our candidates, and register voters. But it cannot be done without your help! 

    Come and spend the day and the fair with your family and friends—and also spend a few hours working the LPNC booth. Sign up today before all the best slots are taken! (Everyone who staffs the booth gets a free pass to the Fair for that day.)

    The LPNC booth is in the Education Building, on the corner of Hillsborough St. and Blue Ridge Rd.

  • Friday, April 22, 2016 at 06:00 PM through April 24, 2016 · 22 rsvps
    LPNC (exact site TBD) in Raleigh, NC

    2016 LPNC Convention

    Plan now to attend our biggest and best state party convention yet! In Raleigh, North Carolina (exact site TBD).

    The LPNC was founded in 1976, so we will be celebrating our 40th birthday…but mostly we will be looking forward to how we can achieve our vision of a free, peaceful, and prosperous North Carolina where every individual has the opportunity to pursue his or her unique vision of a rewarding and enriching life.

    Come and learn how you can help the fastest-growing party in North Carolina leverage our political influence at the state and local levels to promote candidates and policies consistent with our platform…and improve life for you and your fellow citizens!

    Meet the Libertarian candidates for Governor and US Senator and for your local and state offices…and for President (they will be in town seeking the support of NC delegates to the national LP convention in Orlando in May 2016).

    Sign up now to receive updates as more details become available, and ensure a first crack at reserving your spot for specific events that are likely to sell out.