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.
We will be having our next meeting Thursday night March 5 at 6:30 p.m. We meet at Elizabeth's Pizza on Main St. in Thomasville. Look forward to seeing each one that comes.
Note: due to the Winter Weather Advisory posted on the original date of this meeting, we have rescheduled it to Tuesday, March 10th.
The Libertarian event of the year in Wake County! Help the fastest-growing political party in Wake County—up 19 percent in the last 12 months compared to plus two percent for the Democrats and Republicans (combined)—set our course for 2015.
In addition to reports on the past year and discussion of plans and elections of officers for the coming year, we'll consider amendments to our Statement of Organization.
Sean Haugh, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014 will be our keynote speaker. State Chair J.J. Summerell will also discuss our 2020 Strategic Plan, especially our fundraising effort. Learn how Wake County fits into the big picture. (Aside from “prominently,” that is.)
This month, the Libertarian Party of Haywood County will be hosting a question and answer session with Libertarian candidate Ken Fortenberry, who is running for governor of North Carolina in the 2016 election. Don't miss this opportunity to listen to his perspective and have your voice heard!
For more information, see Fortenberry for Governor on Facebook, or his website at http://www.kenfortenberry.org/ .
Monthly meeting of the Libertarian Party of Randolph County. All LPRC members actively encouraged to attend; everyone is welcome.
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.
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.
UPDATE: “Friends, North Carolinians, and Countrymen…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.
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 - 2020 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, with panelists Rachel Mills, Jason Joyner, and Jonathan David Baird
3:00 pm - TBA
4:00 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.
4:30 pm - Business: Bylaws & Convention Rules Committee Report (con't)
6:00 pm - Recess
6:30 pm - Gala Banquet
7:30 am - Banquet Speaker: John Davis
So that everyone may hear the banquet speaker and participate in the Liberty Auction, the doors will open to all at 7:30 pm
8:30 pm - Liberty Auction
9:30 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)
11:55 pm - Closing Remarks – J.J. Summerell, LPNC Chair
12:00 pm - Convention Adjourns
12:30 pm - Executive Committee will meet 30 minutes after convention adjourns.