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.

  • Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 05:30 PM
    Elizabeth’s Pizza #1 in Thomasville, NC

    Davidson LP Meeting

    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.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    The Gourmet Factory in Raleigh, NC

    2015 WakeLP Convention

    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.)

    Please go to the WakeLP website to RSVP.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Organic Beans Coffee Company in Maggie Valley, NC

    Haywood LP Meetup

    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/ .

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 07:00 PM

    Randolph LP Monthly Meeting

    Monthly meeting of the Libertarian Party of Randolph County. All LPRC members actively encouraged to attend; everyone is welcome.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 09:00 AM
    UNC-Charlotte in Charlotte, NC

    Rightful Remedy Conference

    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.

  • Friday, April 10, 2015 at 05:00 PM through April 13, 2015 · $5.00 USD · 7 rsvps
    Hilton Garden Inn in Durham, NC

    2015 LPNC Convention

    National Chair To Keynote

    sarwark_nicholas.pngNational 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.

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    Book a room before March 25
    for a special room rate

    Panel Discussions

    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.

    Banquet Speaker

    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.

    Registration Information

    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.

    Auction

    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.

    Tentative Agenda

    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

    Membership Report
    Resolutions
    Bylaws and Convention Rules Amendments from the floor

    10:30 am - Elections

    Chair
    Vice chair
    Membership Secretary & Recording Secretary or Secretary (depending on outcome of Bylaws Committee Report)
    Treasurer
    At-Large Executive Committee Members (8 seats)
    Judicial Committee

    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.

    Resources