The formula for Libertarian candidate success is rather simple: Show up. Be nice. Win. That will be the message of Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark in his keynote address to the Libertarian Party of North Carolina State Convention April 11.
Sarwak said that when Libertarians run for office consistently, it shows people who aren't libertarian that we're a political party that's here to stay, and will be here when they need us.
When we do show up, we should be nice. The means focusing on finding areas of agreement with people, rather than trying to win arguments. This builds relationships that will last long after the election.
"If we do these two things, and keep at it, we can win in the short and long term." he concludes.
Join us April 10-12, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Miami Blvd (just off I-40), Durham.
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.” That will be the message renowned political analyst John Davis will present to the Gala Banquet attendees at the 2015 State Libertarian Party Convention April 11 in Durham.
Davis will argue that the American political system is undergoing a demographic revolution which is disrupting the status quo. The dominant voter profile is no longer an older, white male. Hispanics, Asians, women, and millennials are becoming significant factors in most elections.
Davis says that the demographic revolution is occurring at the same time voters are increasingly frustrated by dysfunctional government caused by the polarization of the two major parties. To illustrate the polarization of the two parties, Davis’ presentation includes the results of a study by the National Journal showing that the nation’s “political middle” has all but disappeared.Read more
"There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." ― Daniel Webster
by Brian Irving
Daniel Webster could have been talking about the Republican majority in the 2015 N.C. General Assembly. Not only do they mean to govern, they also mean to insure that only they can govern. Having the most restrictive ballot access laws in the nation isn't enough. Nor is gerrymandering electoral districts to guarantee Republican victories.
The Republicans want to make GOP stand for Grand Only Party. They're perfectly content with keeping North Carolina a one-party state, as it was for many years under the Democrats. They just want it to be their party. Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev would be proud.Read more
Resolve for Liberty in 2015
The Libertarian Party of North Carolina Annual State Convention will feature a panel discussion on “How to Win in North Carolina.” Participants will include, campaign managers Rachel Mills and Jason Joiner plus our 2014 electoral victor Jonathan David Baird (Burke County soil and water conservation supervisor). Thomas Hohman, Union County LP chair, will moderate.
The presentation by our gala banquet speaker will dovetail into this discussion. John Davis, a renowned political analyst, will talk about what the LPNC can do to position ourselves to take advantage of surging discontent with the Democratic and Republican parties in North Carolina
In addition the list of participants in our second panel discussion, "Friends, North Carolinians and Countrymen ... Lend Me Your Ear," continues to grow. We have speakers from the American Civil Liberties Union, Grass Roots NC, NC Stop Torture Now, Moore TEA Citizens, and the Republican Liberty Caucus slated to appear.
Don't miss out on these exiting events.
- Register for the convention and banquet today.
- The deadline for the special room rate is March 25.
- The deadline to sign up for the gala banquet is April 6.