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.

  • 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.

  • Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 04:30 PM
    Maria’s Italian Eatery in Morganton, NC

    Burke LP Spring Social

    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!

     

  • Friday, April 10, 2015 at 05:00 PM through April 13, 2015 · $5.00 USD · 24 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.

    “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.

    Working Agenda

    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

    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
    Other business
    - 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.

    Resources

  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 07:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Hilton Garden Inn/Durham/Research Triangle Park

    Strike While the Ire is Hot

    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.