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.

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    Carolina Vines in Newton, NC

    State of Liberty in 2016

    Let's discuss the Libertarian candidates!! Find out how you can help get Libertarians elected and continue to garner the 2% we need to stay on the ballot.

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 06:00 PM · 5 rsvps

    Come Together for Liberty!

    With a full roster of events planned for 2016, along with several Libertarians on the ballot for November, there is no time like the present to connect with the Libertarian Party of Watauga County. Appalachian State's Young Americans for Liberty, along with freedom minded folks from Avery and Ashe counties are all invited. You need to show your face and have your voice heard!

  • Thursday, March 03, 2016 at 07:00 PM · 8 rsvps
    The Gourmet Factory in Raleigh, NC

    2016 WakeLP Convention

    Here’s your chance to meet Libertarian Party of North Carolina gubernatorial candidate Lon Cecil! He will be our special guest, and talk about his vision for North Carolina, his campaign, and answer your questions. 

    Check out the ONLY political party in Wake County that is actually growing—the numbers of registered Democrats, Republicans, and even unaffiliateds all decreased in 2015, but the number of registered Libertarians was up. Learn about what we are planning…meet our candidates…help us set our course for 2016. In addition to reports on our progress in 2015, outline of what’s in store for 2016, and elections of officers for the coming year, there will be a presentation by a special guest [TBA].

    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
    Approval of 2015 Convention meeting minutes
    Chair’s opening remarks and report—Brian Lewis
    Secretary’s report—Brian Irving
    Treasurer’s report—Brad Hessel
    Liberty in NC—Lon Cecil
    One-minute stump speeches by WakeLP candidates
    Election of officers for 2016-17
    Delegates to the LPNC annual convention
    Any other business
    Adjournment

    Anyone is welcome to attend. Any member of the LPNC with a domicile in Wake 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. The WakeLP 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. The Vicechair is generally expected to be available to serve as Chair the following year.

    Secretary. The Secretary is responsible for scheduling and recording minutes at WakeLP business meetings (typically monthly meetings of the four officers) and the archiving of officer reports, minutes, and official correspondence to the WakeLP. The Secretary is also responsible for managing the e-mail distribution account and publishing information to WakeLP social media accounts (currently Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, and Pinterest) and website. 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 WakeLP 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 WakeLP 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 four 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:

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

    Please consider taking on one of these roles for 2016-17 and help Wakeup Liberty! And even if you can’t serve yourself, plan to attend to help us make the best selections not only for our own future, but also for those who will come after us.

  • Friday, April 22, 2016 at 07:00 PM through April 24, 2016 · 62 rsvps

    2016 LPNC Convention

    Celebrate the LPNC at 40+

    You are cordially invited to the 40th birthday party of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina. Our annual state convention will be held April 22-24 in Raleigh at the Holiday Inn Crabtree Valley Mall. 

    While the LPNC was established in 1972, we ran our first candidate for NC governor, Arlan Andrews, in 1976. Arlan will be our guest of honor this year. We're also inviting as many of our "founders" as we can find. 

    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 NC Libertarian candidates for U.S. Senator, governor, lieutenant governor, General Assembly, and local offices. We also expect to have several candidates seeking the Libertarian nomination for president. 

    The primary business of the convention will be to revise our platform. You can follow or comment on the work of the platform committee here

    The convention will also elect delegates to the Libertarian National Convention, to be held in Orlando May 27-30. 


    Hotel Reservations

    Holiday Inn Crabtree Valley Mall
    Room Rate $99 per night (with breakfast)

    Holiday Inn Crabtree Valley Mall
    Room Rate $99 per night (with breakfast) 

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