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.
The state Senate passed Senate Bill 2 today. This legislation, now headed to the state House, would allow magistrates to take a pass on doing their jobs if they didn't want to marry certain taxpaying North Carolinians.
It would allow magistrates and registrars of deeds to recuse themselves from dealing with same-sex marriages because of “any sincerely held religious objection.”Read more
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The 2015 Libertarian Party of North Carolina State Convention is fast approaching. Here's a sample of what's on tap.
National chair Nicolas Sarwark will be our first speaker. The topic of his address will be “Show Up, Be Nice, Win.” Born in 1979, Nicholas 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.Read more
By Windy McKinney
Issues such as gun rights, medical marijuana legalization and excessive taxation have galvanized liberty-minded folks across the mountains into getting politically active, speaking up, and defending their own rights and the rights of others.
One particular affiliate, Henderson County, has set the pace for county affiliates across Western North Carolina. The Libertarian Party of Henderson County regularly attends gun shows and marijuana legalization rallies.
Credited with the revival of the local Libertarian Party in 2011, Henderson County Libertarian chair, nurse, and former soldier Shelby Mood ran for a state House seat in District 117 in 2014, bringing attention to the issues mentioned above -- gun rights, excessive taxation, and the damage caused by the state's attitude toward marijuana use.Read more