Bylaws Committee Seeking Ideas

The LPNC Bylaws & Convention Rules Committee is now soliciting ideas to consider for presentation to the 2015 LPNC State Convention. Please send your ideas to Brian Irving, committee chair. 

You can also follow deliberations by joining the Bylaws Committee Yahoo Group, or even joining the committee itself. Contact Irving you are interested in being on the committee.

Here is a partial list of some ideas the committee will be discussing:

  1. Combining the roles of Membership and Recording Secretary (Article IV, Section 4 & 5)
  2. Making the platform & bylaws committees standing (permanent) committees (Article VIII)
  3. Redefining roles and duties of officers. (Article IV)
  4. Redefining the roles and duties of the Executive Committee, including appointed directors. (Article V)
  5. Reordering the Convention Order of Business.
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Libertarian Candidates Support 4th Circuit Decision

Libertarian candidates applauded the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to strike down a Virginia law banning same-sex marriage, a law similar to a state constitutional amendment passed by North Carolina voters in 2012. 

Wesley Casteen, Libertarian candidate for the 7th Congressional District, said the court decision this week was foreseeable years ago. 

"I share the belief with our courts that government should not have a voice about who we love and marry," said Casteen, a Wilmington lawyer. "That decision is among the fundamental and basic liberties we enjoy as individuals and government should not interfere." 

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Observations from the 2014 Libertarian National Convention

Ken Penkowsi was a North Carolina delegate to the 2014 Libertarian national Convention. This was the first national political convention he's ever attended. Here are some of his observations and impressions:

penkowski.jpg“In a weekend full of highs and lows, there are three significant take-aways that I would like to convey,” said Penkowsi, of Wake County.

First, he said that the convention body showed strong a strong focus on emerging challenges to liberty, such as National Security Agency surveillance.

“The liberty movement is a global movement and the LP has an opportunity to provide global leadership,” Penkowski also noted.

Penkowski's third observation was that there are two divergent perspectives on what it means to be a successful political party and that divergence was evident in the election for national chair.

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Exec Comm Meets in Raleigh

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina Executive Committee will meet Saturday in Raleigh, at 11 a.m. in Natty Green’s, 505 W. Jones Street. All libertarians and interested parties are welcome to attend.

Agenda items will include discussion of the U.S. Senate campaign, a report on the just conclude Libertarian National Convention, and the 2020 Strategic Plan. 

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