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.
Everybody complains about government being too intrusive but no one does anything about it…except you! Yep, you can improve life for yourself, your family, and your fellow citizens right here in Wake County…and you don’t need to run for office (and win the election) to do so!
Libertarian Natalie Wu Turner has served on the Orange County Human Relations Commission for over two years. Although she kept a relatively low profile at first, by now everyone on the commission knows she is a Libertarian…but she is so well-respected by the other commissioners and staff that they have asked her to write a weblog for the HRC.
Natalie will tell us why she chose to focus on the HRC (out of over 40 CABs that exist in Orange County), how she manged to get appointed, what she did to earn their trust, and when she is able to inject the occasional note of sanity into the deliberations of what tends to be a liberal-oriented, government-overreach-happy group.
Not only is Natalie making a positive difference for the denizens of Orange County, but she is gaining valuable knowledge about who’s who and how politics works in Orange County…knowledge that will be valuable in future should she run for office…or share with another Libertarian who is running in Orange County.
So please come and learn how you can do the accomplish the same thing!
Hosted by Brian Irving, secretary, WakeLP.
Haywood Liberty Social - Octoberfest Style
It has been a great year for the Haywood County Libertarian Party so far this year! We have had a great year so far of various educational topics, intriguing speakers, and riveting debates. This month, we are going to forego our regular meeting to support our very gracious host Kevin Sandefur's Octoberfest Party at BearWaters Brewing. As the Facebook ad for the event says, there will be, "German food, Great German-styles of beer, and amazing music by the Darren Nicholson Band." Candidates for local upcoming elections have been invited to present their platforms, we will have some Libertarian Party literature on-hand, and we will be soliciting donations for a portable pa system for use at our meetings (under 100 bucks if some generous soul would like to purchase it for us!). So... come out learn about some candidates, support BearWaters, and have a little fun Tuesday, October 13th starting at 6pm.
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.
Please sign up for North Carolina State Fair 2015 – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
- Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/CdAAHi
Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. But do provide your mailing address so we can send you tickets.
This month we will discuss the upcoming Asheville City Council elections, and the positions of each candidate. The Libertarian Party of Buncombe County has invited all 15 candidates for the 2015 Asheville City Council race to speak at our next meeting. We will see who answers the challenge!
To find out more about the candidates, check out this write up in the Asheville Citizen-Times: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/08/19/city-council-candidates-talk-taxes-experience-affordability/32030749/
*Watch this space for more information, as we update the page to include any candidates who agree to join us.
Have you ever considered running for political office? Aside from time and energy, what would it take?
In 2016, the WakeLP aim to recruit a full slate of candidates for the 16 state General Assembly in the county. With 58 percent of Americans saying that a third party is needed and North Carolina voters increasingly registering unaffiliated (and Libertarian) rather than Democratic or Republican, we feel honor-bound to offer our fellow citizens another choice besides tweedledum and tweedledee on their ballots.
And, we want to help out the LPNC’s gubernatorial candidate…he or she MUST get at least 2% of the vote in 2016 to keep the party on the ballot for another four years. Every campaign we can mount in Wake County has the potential to pull that many more LPNC-friendly voters to the polls next November.
So 2016 affords you a great opportunity to advance the cause of liberty in NC, regardless of how “serious” a campaign you’re able and willing to mount. We're looking for—and will support—candidates who are prepared to invest varying levels of time, energy, and funds in their campaigns:
- Choice Candidates—run to give voters a genuine alternative to the same old D & R candidates. This will require minimal time and energy and no fundraising beyond the filing fee ($207). We do ask candidates complete all surveys, questionnaires, and state-mandated paperwork (but we can help with that).
- Change Candidates—run in order to change hearts and minds one at a time. This will require a moderately active campaign, 4 to 10 hours a week of your time, and some modest fund-raising. We also also ask you attend candidate forums in addition to responding to all surveys and questionnaire and filing the requisite paperwork with the state.
- Challenge Candidates—run to seriously challenge your opponent and potentially win. This is a full-time campaign (30-40 hours per week of your time) with serious fundraising, a campaign manager, a marketing plan, and events.
Of course, even if you don’t want to run yourself, there will be lots of opportunities to help out in 2016. Come learn more about what’s involved with all of three of these flavors of campaign. We will have two special guests: Brian Irving, LPNC Vicechair, will talk to what candidates can expect in the way of support from the LPNC and how volunteers fit into the picture and experienced campaign manager Jason Joyner of NewFrame, LLC will focus what it takes to run as a competitive Challenge Candidate.
If you are coming, RSVP so we get the tables and chairs configuration right. And whether or not you can make it, please share this link or our Facebook or Meetup event pages with anyone you know who might benefit from this information. The formal program portion of the evening will commence at 7:30 p.m. in order to give everyone a chance to get settled and order food and drink, if desired.
Hosted by Brian Lewis, Chair, WakeLP.
This is the first year Students for Liberty is hosting a conference in South Carolina. The are expanding our programs in the Southeast and plan to continue growing the student movement for liberty there.
These all-day Saturday events are organized by students, for students. Registration is free and includes two free meals and drinks at our evening socials. In addition to bringing home free books and t-shirts, students will gain a deeper understanding of the ideas of liberty, opportunities for professional advancement, and a network of like-minded people to support them in their future endeavors.
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'll be celebrating our 40th birthday. But mostly we'll 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, U.S. Senator, General Assembly, and your local and state offices and find out about the candidates for President (they will be 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.