LPNC State Convention

Join us at the Annual State Convention of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina in Raleigh this weekend.

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Live Stream of U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

Live Stream of U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

The Libertarian Party believes strongly that government should be accountable to the people, as should candidates. Libertarians unable to attend the annual state convention April 4-6 in Durham will still be able to watch the U.S. Senate candidate forum streaming live over the internet via Google Hangout and ask questions of the candidates via the Twitter hashtag #LPNCSenate.

The forum will be held Saturday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4520 S. Miami Blvd., Durham. The participants are Tim D’Annunzio or Raeford …

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The Great Society at 50

The Great Society at 50

by J.J. Summerell
Chair, Libertarian Party of North Carolina

Fifty years ago, at the campuses of Ohio University and the University of Michigan, President Lyndon Johnson ushered in the Great Society, a bold and ambitious undertaking of the federal government with two admirable and noble objectives: the elimination of poverty and the elimination of racial injustice.

Though we still have some degree of racial injustice among the peoples of the United States, Johnson’s programs, and subsequent federal programs, have been quite successful at the goal of eliminating racial …

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Register for State Convention

Register for State Convention

Registration is now open for the 2014 Annual Convention of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina Join us in Durham April 4-5 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4620 S. Miami Blvd.

This year, our emphasis will be on putting Liberty in Action, focusing on affiliate development and support for our Libertarian candidates. We’ll hear from some candidates during the convention sessions.

Don’t miss what promises to be an exciting event Saturday, the U.S. Senate Candidate Forum, featuring Tim D’Annunzio of Raeford and Sean Haugh of Durham, who are seeking the Libertarian nomination.

On May 6, D’Annunzio and Haugh will compete …

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US Senate Primary Second in Party History

US Senate Primary Second in Party History

For the second time in history, the Libertarian Party of North Carolina will have a primary. Two people filed for the U.S. Senate nomination, Tim D’Annunzio of Raeford and Sean Haugh of Durham.

D’Annunzio was the Republican nominee for U.S Congress in District 4 in 2012, losing to incumbent Democrat David Price. Haugh was the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate in 2002, and is a former party executive director.

The first Libertarian primary was in 2000 in the governor’s race. Barbara Howe won the nomination with 923 …

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At-Large Positions Open On Executive Committee

At-Large Positions Open On Executive Committee

There are two at-large positions now open on the Libertarian Party of North Carolina Executive Committee. Any party member interesting in filling these positions should contact LPNC Chair J.J. Summerell.

The vacancies occurred when the EC accepted the resignations of Jon Byers and Britton Correll. Under the LPNC bylaws, an EC member who misses three consecutive meetings is considered to have resigned.

Anyone appointed will serve only until the 2014 State Convention in April. The convention, which will be held April 4-6 at the Hilton Garden Inn, …

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LPNC Executive Committee

Meetings of the LPNC Executive Committee are open to party members.

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Public-Private Partnership Is Not Privatization

Public-Private Partnership Is Not Privatization

by Brian Irving
LPNC Communications Director

Leaving aside the observation that the term “public-private” partnership is an oxymoron, the fact is that such an arrangement is merely a cover for corporate welfare.

The proposal by Gov. Pat McCrory’s Department of Commerce to “privatize” several functions is a case in point. Republicans either are afraid to stand up for the values they supposedly believe in, or do not understand what “private” means. (“Speed, sweep of NC Commerce restructuring raise concerns,” News & Observer, Dec. 6)

Using “authority” supposedly granted in …

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Hessel Appointed Executive Director

Hessel Appointed Executive Director

The Executive Committee appointed Brad Hessel as Executive Director, filling a key vacancy in party leadership left by the departure of Jason Melehani. Hessel has operated a Raleigh-based knowledge management consulting practice since 1999.

He became involved in the Libertarian Party as a Gary Johnson volunteer in 2012, and is now treasurer of the Libertarian Party of Wake County.

“I see libertarianism as the political and social philosophy most compatible with the most natural state of living for human beings,” Hessel said. “For hundreds of thousand of …

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Platform, Legislative Agenda Committees Seek Members

Platform, Legislative Agenda Committees Seek Members

The 2014 Libertarian Party State Convention will consider changes to the party’s platform. Brian Irving, Ginny Godfrey and Bjorn Pederson were appointed to the newly-formed Platform Committee, which will prepare proposals to be presented at the convention.

Any LPNC member interested in serving on this committee should contact Brian Irving, or join the Yahoo Group: platformlpnc-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

The LPNC is also  forming a Legislative Action Committee. This committee will work with the Political Director to help identify and track legislation for the party to support, develop a Liberty Agenda …

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