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.

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 07:00 PM · 13 rsvps
    Satisfaction in Durham, NC

    2016 Durham-OrangeLP Convention

    Please come and help us plan for the advance of liberty here in Durham and Orange counties in this critical election year!

    The only growing political party in Durham-Orange—both the number of registered Democrats and Republicans declined in 2015 while the number of registered Libertarians was up—will be setting our course for 2016-17. In addition to discussion of our plans to supporr Gary Johnson for President 2016, Cecil for Governor, Sean Haugh, Libertarian for US Senate, and Summerell 2016, consideration of amendments to the bylaws and elections of officers, you can meet several of the Libertarian candidates on the ballot in 2016!

    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
    Acting Chair’s opening remarks and report—Matthew Clements
    Treasurer’s report—Gabe Farkas
    2016 Candidates
    Consideration of Amendments to the Durham-OrangeLP Bylaws
    Election of officers for 2016-17
    Any other business
    Adjournment

    Anyone is welcome to attend. Any member of the LPNC with a domicile in Durham or Orange County is eligible to vote in our officer elections. Are you a member? You might be, even if you are not registered as a Libertarian: check out the qualifications. (Note: to be eligible to hold office, there is one additional requirement: you must not be registered to vote as a Democrat or Republican.)

    The officers we will be electing include:

    Chair. One each for Durham and Orange…the 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), 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., street fairs, 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; this can vary from year-to-year. The Vicechair is generally expected to be available to serve as Chair the following year, if needed.

    Secretary. The Secretary is responsible for scheduling and recording minutes at Durham-OrangeLP business meetings and the archiving of officer reports, minutes, and official correspondence. The Secretary is also responsible for managing the e-mail distribution account (NationBuilder) and publishing information to Durham-OrangeLP social media accounts (currently Facebook and Meetup) and website (also NationBuilder). 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 Durham-OrangeLP 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 Durham-OrangeLP checking account and any donation accounts such as PayPal, Piryx/Rally, etcetera. The Treasurer also manages all transactions between the LPNC and Durham-OrangeLP. The Treasurer must be certified as having been trained by the SBOE within three months of appointment (and retrained every four years).

    These 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:

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

    Please consider taking on one of these roles for 2016-17 and help us make progress locally! And even if you can’t serve yourself, please plan to attend to help us make the best selections.

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    The Gourmet Factory in Raleigh, NC

    WakeLP Meetup

    Discussion of current political events from a Libertarian perspective. Regular weekly meeting hosted (this week) by Olen the 3rd for NC House 38, candidate in 2016 and WakeLP Secretary.

  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 07:00 PM · 10 rsvps

    Triad NC Gary Johnson Supporters

    Starbucks in Barnes & Noble! We'll continue the conversations started at our Meet & Greet early this month to brainstorm outreach for our presidential and local candidates and talk about current political events and how to expand the Libertarian base in our area.

  • Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    The Gourmet Factory in Raleigh, NC

    WakeLP Meetup—2016 Election Issues: Environmental Policy

    Discussion of current political events from a Libertarian perspective. Regular weekly meeting hosted (this week) by Brian Lewis for NC House District 11.

    Starting at 7:30, Brian will moderate a focused discussion on the question of whether free market economics and a desire for environmental preservation are incompatible, complementary…or potentially the most promising combination for humankind going forward.

  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 09:00 AM · 7 rsvps

    Newton Old Soldiers Reunion Parade

    This is a huge event for the local area and we need your help. We will have both a booth and ride in the parade. Please come out and help us in any way possible! Our booth will be set up around 9am, the parade in the afternoon, and other fun all day long. We are also working with local LP candidates to join us!

  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    The Gourmet Factory in Raleigh, NC

    WakeLP Meetup—2016 Election Issues: Electoral Reform

    Discussion of current political events and sundry other topics from a libertarian perspective. Regular weekly dinner meetup hosted (this week) by Brad Hessel NC Senate 15 candidate in 2016 and WakeLP Treasurer.

    Starting at 7:30, Brad will moderate a focused discussion on a constellation of electoral reform topics, including:

    • Redistricting
    • Unaffiliated voters
    • Ballot access
    • Voter ID

    Come and see—and ask about—how libertarians would address these important issues that affect the health of democracy in North Carolina.

  • Thursday, September 08, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    The Gourmet Factory in Raleigh, NC

    WakeLP Meetup—2016 Election Issues: Education

    Discussion of current political events from a Libertarian perspective. Regular weekly meeting hosted (this week) by Olen the 3rd for NC House 38, candidate in 2016 and WakeLP Secretary.

    Starting at 7:30, Olen will moderate a focused discussion on education policy. While traditinally, libertarians have been skeptical of the efficacy of public education, in Wake County our main priority is enabling more choice for parents and students. To that end, we are supporting the concept of “backpack budgeting,” whereby the taxpayer funding for each student follows her or him to whatever school is actually attended (including home school). That and other topics will be on the agenda.

  • Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM
    Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, NC

    Liberty Live

    Constitution Day Celebration

    September 17, 2016

    12–10 p.m.

    Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
    Wilmington, North Carolina

    Join us for a day featuring music, liberty-minded speakers, information booths, and games. We will celebrate our Constitution and our liberty, promote the ideals of liberty and limited government, grow the Libertarian Party, especially in the Wilmington, New Hanover area, and energize libertarians for 2016.

    The featured presentations will be held at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Other presentations and information booths will be the Rotary Garden Park across the street.

    Featured musicians

    • Dillards Bluegrass Band - Grammy Award winner
    • Band on Fire - local band
    • Jordan Page
    • Tatiana Moroz - libertarian musician & activist
    • Corey Fauconier - Music 4 Liberty

    Featured speakers 

    • Austin Petersen - runner up for Libertarian presidential nomination
    • Larry Sharpe - runner up for Libertarian vice presidential nomination
    • Will Coley - Muslims for Liberty

    Candidates

    • Sean Haugh - U.S. Senate
    • Lon Cecil - NC Governor

    Special Presentation - Miss Liberty Live

    A few of the Babes for Liberty gals will be coming to show us that brains, beauty, and a love of liberty are not incompatible. Freedom is the new foxy.

     

  • Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM
    Fayetteville Street in Raleigh, NC

    La Fiesta del Pueblo

    La Fiesta del Pueblo is the Triangle’s largest and most diverse festival of Latin American culture, featuring live music and dance performances, visual and folk art exhibits, educational booths, and activities for the whole family. More than 17,000 community members participated in La Fiesta last year.

    La Fiesta will be held on Fayetteville Street, in downtown Raleigh.  It will go on rain or shine. Con lluvia o sol.

    Please sign up for a shift. We especially could use Spanish speakers. Please call or email Brian Irving.

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  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    The Gourmet Factory in Raleigh, NC

    WakeLP Meetup—2016 Election Issues: Transportation

    Discussion of current political events from a Libertarian perspective. Regular weekly meeting hosted (this week) by Brian Lewis for NC House District 11.

    Starting at 7:30, Brian will moderate a focused discussion on public transportation policy. What is the optimal mix of public and private services to meet the—in some places such as Wake County—fast growing/changing needs of North Carolina?

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