Join fellow Libertarians for the 2020 LPNC convention April 3rd-5th at the Greensboro Shrine Club in Greensboro NC and celebrate FREEDOM FIRST.
The platform committee will present their recommendations for consideration and debate. YOU will help decide the direction of the LPNC during this important discussion. We will host a variety of speakers and workshops and have a lots of fun. Learn about outreach and building strong, vibrant local affiliates. You will also discover how to leverage our online resources to more effectively target voters and hear how North Carolina candidates are running their campaigns and find out how we all can support their efforts.
Break bread with Libertarians from across our great state. Catch up with old friends and make new ones at the #2020LPNCconvention.
Early-Discount tickets ($95) included all convention activities on Saturday/Sunday, plus lunch and dinner on Saturday. The final price increase to $105 beginning March 1st 2020. For those inclined, we will meetup at Hyatt Place Greensboro (1619 Stanley Rd. Greensboro, NC 27407, very close to Comfort Inn mentioned below) on Friday night after getting checked into your preferred hotel for Libertarian camaraderie and fellowship. Enjoy a drink and catch up with friends old and new. Early Bird pricing ($85) was available until midnight January 1st, 2020.
On Saturday, debate and vote on recommendations for the LPNC platform. Stick around for a buffet lunch and a variety of workshops and speakers. On Saturday evening, you can also indulge in a gala dinner and live auction!
LPNC Presidential Debate Sponsorship
The Libertarian Party of NC is hosting a Libertarian Presidential Debate on Sunday April 5, at the close of our annual convention. You can help make that happen by becoming a sponsor of the 2020 Libertarian Party of North Carolina Presidential Debate.
Sponsorships for$100 or more ($200 = two sponsorships!)
Sponsorships include: mention in the convention schedule, the debate program, on-screen at the debate, and sponsor can include promotional materials in the convention packets.
Speakers and Panel Discussions
Our keynote speaker for Saturday evening will be none other than Andrew Heaton. Andrew Heaton is a standup comedian, author, and the host of Reason TV’s “Mostly Weekly”. The World Comedy Club named him “NYC’s Greatest New Comedian” in 2013, and he has become exactly 7% funnier since receiving that award. He is a member of the New York Friar’s Club, one of the most prestigious groups of comedians and entertainers in the country, and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, throughout the United States, and in Germany and Australia. In 2018 he was a finalist in the China International Standup Competition, despite knowing zero Mandarin and despising communism.
As a political comic he’s entertained numerous think tanks and advocacy groups, sinister political action committees, and opened for William Shatner at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. He’s a regular at Electoral Dysfunction at the People’s Improv Theater in New York, and the Totally Dishonest Media Show at Stand Up New York. He hosted the award-winning series EconPop, a comedy show which explained economics through popular culture.
He is the author of the best-selling work of political satire Laughter is Better Than Communism, and two paranormal novels: Frank Got Abducted (about aliens) and Happier as Werewolves (a tender coming of age novel involving werewolves).
Nicholas Sarwark was first elected as chair of the Libertarian National Committee in June 2014, and is serving his third term as chair after being re-elected in 2018. Born in 1979, Sarwark 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.
As chair, Sarwark has played a prominent role in publicity, with his appearances in Reason magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Slate, Salon, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as on “Kennedy” and “Stossel” on Fox Business, “Stossel on Reason,” the “Glenn Beck Program,” MSNBC, RT TV, NPR, and many more.
Cara Schulz is a Libertarian author from Burnsville, Minnesota. She is the Candidate Recruitment Specialist for the Libertarian Party and member of the Burnsville City Council, elected in 2016. https://lpedia.org/Cara_Schulz
As the 2020 election season swings into full gear, it is essential that we do what we can to support Libertarians running for every level of office in North Carolina and beyond. Want to learn how? Listen to Tim Smario and David Ulmer as they describe the Candidate Accelerator Program developed for Wake County. The Wake LP has built a network of support for candidates in their area so when a candidate files, a team is ready to help them campaign. Learn what has worked and has not worked as well as hoped. Dig in to the nitty-gritty of crafting a concise Libertarian message, and learn how to target and spread that message as effectively as possible. Discover tips and techniques to help Libertarian candidates make an impact during election season.
Want to hear more about running for office in North Carolina? Join the conversation with former Libertarian candidates for office. Listen to their experiences campaigning and their reflections on the experience, and pose questions about how to best help our 2020 candidates in their bid for office.
2020 Libertarian Presidential Candidates
Jacob Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation (fff.org), a non-profit educational foundation whose mission is to present the principled case for the libertarian philosophy.
Jacob announced his candidacy for the 2020 Libertarian Party nomination at the South Carolina state convention. Jacob has also launched his new book My Passion for Liberty, where he details his life’s journey from the courtroom to the world of libertarian education and explains how liberty became the passion of his life.
Jacob advances liberty through thousands of libertarian articles, blog posts, and hundreds of video presentations. Jacob is a regular guest commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Freedom Watch on Fox Business Channel, with guest appearances on Greta Van Susteren Show on Fox News, the John Stossel Show and Neil Cavuto Show on the Fox Business Channel, and the Ron Paul Liberty Report. https://jacobforliberty.com
Adam Kokesh is running for Not-President of the United States with the Libertarian Party on the platform of the peaceful, responsible dissolution of the entire federal government.
In 2007, Kokesh joined Iraq Veterans Against the War and helped bring the organization to national prominence as its most visible leader. He first came to national attention for holding up a score card during Alberto Gonzales' testimony to Congress regarding the dismissal of U.S. Attorneys keeping track of how many times he said, "I don't recall."
While in jail in Washington, DC in 2013, he began writing FREEDOM!, now considered a "bible for voluntaryism." In a jailhouse interview with Fox 5 DC during that time, Kokesh announced his plans to run for President of the United States in 2020 on a platform of an orderly, peaceful, and responsible dissolution of the U.S. Federal Government. https://kokeshforpresident.com/
Arvin Vohra is running for President in order to downsize, defund, and eliminate damaging federal government programs.
Before starting his own educational business, he studied Mathematics and Economics at Brown University, and then worked as an actuary. After seeing the negative effects of government on business, education, and more, Arvin spent more and more time working for the causes of liberty.
He has spent several terms working as Vice Chair for the Libertarian National Committee, host of the Libertarians Working For You radio show, and vocal advocate for defunding and downsizing government programs that limit the freedoms of the American people. http://www.votevohra.com/
Dr. Jo Jorgensen was the Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential Nominee with Harry Browne in 1996.
Dr. Jorgensen currently is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Clemson University. She holds a Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Clemson 2002) and has taught full-time since 2006. She graduated in 1979 from Baylor University with a B.S. in Psychology and in 1980 from Southern Methodist University with an M.B.A.
Dr. Jorgensen is a Life Member of the Libertarian Party. She supported Ed Clark for president in 1980 and has been voting Libertarian ever since. She officially joined the Libertarian Party in 1983 and has served as Greenville County chair, state vice-chair, and national marketing director for the Libertarian Party. https://joj2020.com/
Mark Whitney has three goals: (a) become the 2020 Libertarian Presidential Nominee; (b) confront and defeat President Rickles and the Democrats' Tribute in the debates this fall; and (c) become the first Libertarian President of the United States.
In 1999, Mark created THELAWNET, a software company that democratizes legal services for everyday Americans by providing affordable, industry-leading tools that make legal research fast and easy for everyday lawyers.
In 2012, Mark unwittingly became the only private citizen to independently sue President Obama with an eye toward ending the unconstitutional participation of U.S. Armed Forces in the Libyan Civil War. In 2016, Mark created Late Nite Last Week, the eventual #1 political satire podcast in the world. https://www.markwhitney.com/
John Monds, a 2010 Georgia gubernatorial candidate, will seek the Libertarian nomination for president. He was the first African American to appear on the general election ballot for Governor of Georgia.
John Monds was also the first Libertarian candidate to receive more than 1 million votes at the state level during his 2008 campaign for Georgia public service commissioner.
John Monds is a 1987 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he received a bachelor's degree in banking and finance. In 2003 Bonds earned the Superior Service Award from the aforementioned fraternity's state organization. In 2005 he was named Man of the Year by the Grady County NAACP.
Joshua Smith is a Libertarian from Antioch, California. He is an At-Large representative of the Libertarian National Committee, At-Large for The Libertarian Party of California, Treasurer for The Libertarian Party of Contra Costa County, and former Region 5 Representative for the Libertarian Party of Washington.
Joshua is a former candidate for the 49th District of the Washington House of Representatives. In the 2018 Washington Elections, withdrawing his campaign on December 6, 2017. Joshua is also a founding member of Think Liberty.
Dan Taxation Is Theft Behrman is an international speaker, promoting the ideas that Taxation Is Theft, that individual freedom is paramount to the government, and that we are not government property. He is the founder of the Taxation Is Theft Shop, and host of the Taxation Is Theft Podcast.
Dan is running for president because he believes no other United States president or presidential candidate has ever understood that the government belongs to people, and we are not government property. The purpose of government is to protect our rights, not to force us to live our lives in any particular way that a simple majority has deemed preferable. https://behrman2020.com/
Comfort Inn has no more room for reservations. There are other hotel accommodations close by as well:
5010 High Point Rd
Greensboro, NC 27407
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