LPNC & Affiliate Event Calendar

These events provide liberty-minded individuals across the great state of North Carolina with a special opportunity to network, hear from distinguished speakers, develop their skills to promote and spread liberty, and assist in providing the motivation to make their local regions a freer place. Our goal is to educate, develop, and empower the current and future generation of leaders to expand the libertarian dream. For many affiliate party events, you can get more details—and you can also see lists of past events—from the website or Facebook page of the pertinent affiliate party. We look forward to seeing you at a LPNC event in 2020!

To get an event on this calendar, send proposed additions to [email protected] lpnc.org (close the space when copying). This calendar displays events that the LPNC is involved in as a host, sponsor, vendor, or exhibitor, and includes many other state party happenings. To find out what national events are occurring please visit the LP's website for more information. https://www.lp.org/events

  • Monday, June 14, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    ANN'S THAI KITCHEN in Beulaville, NC

    Duplin Libertarian Meetup

    Join us to learn more about Libertarians in Duplin County, and how to get involved! All are welcome!

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Tobacco Road Sports Cafe in Raleigh, NC

    WakeLP Meetup



    Join us for an evening of stimulating discussion of current political events from a libertarian perspective. Check out the biggest affiliate of the coolest and fastest growing political party in North Carolina!
    Libertarians aspire to protect all of your rights, all of the time. Have questions about how we might go about that? Come chat with us at Tobacco Road. We are about #PeopleNotPolitics, so ALL are welcome, plus there’s top notch food & beer!
    Please note that all attendees will be expected to follow City of Raleigh's rules and Tobacco Road's rules regarding masks and social distancing - unless you are seated, be prepared to have your mask on.
    PARKING:
    If your bill comes to $15 or more, Tobacco Road will reimburse you for parking in the Powerhouse Square Parking Deck behind the restaurant. Be sure to bring in your parking receipt!

     

  • Friday, June 18, 2021 at 07:00 PM through June 20, 2021 · $1.00 USD · 2052 rsvps
    Greensboro Shrine Club in Greensboro, NC

    2021 LPNC Convention

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    (Be sure to check back often as we add speakers, breakout sessions, and more)!

     

    Join us for the 2021 LPNC Convention in Greensboro June 18th-20th! We will gather at the Greensboro Shrine Club for a weekend of business, breakout sessions, and special speakers. Tickets will include all convention activities, plus a catered banquet on Saturday. We will have a Friday evening reception from 7 PM -11pm in the Comfort Inn hospitality room. We decided to do the convention on the weekend of Juneteenth, which is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

     

    This Juneteenth, let’s celebrate the freedom that was granted to the enslaved while also recognizing that the government’s policies have made life more difficult for people of color.  These policies continue today, and we need to make a push to change them drastically.

    Click here for more about Juneteenth & Liberty!



    Ticketing

    Be sure to book early and save money! Event tickets include all convention activities on Friday through Sunday, plus a catered dinner on Saturday

    Registration & Door—$115.00 (June 5th - doors on June 18th, 2021)

     

    Pre-Registration (Closed)—$95.00 (March 27th* - June 4th, 2021)

    Registration for Pre-Registration closed on June 4, 2021

     

    Virtual Attendance (Closed)—$25 with an option to upgrade to in-person attendance* 

    *Registration for Virtual Attendance closed on June 4, 2021

     

    Friday Evening Reception

    Don't forget to join us Friday evening from 7 PM -11 PM in the Comfort Inn hospitality room (1103 Lanada Rd. Greensboro, NC 27407)!

     

    2021 LPNC Convention Auction

    Do you want to help LPNC raise funds by donating items for the 2021 LPNC Convention Auction? Fill out the google form link below!

    2021 LPNC Auction Submission Form

     

    Speakers

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    Jeremy "Spike" Cohen

    Jeremy “Spike” Cohen was the Libertarian Party’s 2020 Vice-presidential nominee, running with Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the LP’s presidential nominee. He promotes a vision of common-sense Libertarian solutions that will make us all more free, safe, and prosperous. Cohen started a web design company in 1999. He retired from that 3 years ago to promote Libertarian ideas full time. His great aim is to make people more familiar with voluntary solutions and property rights. He is the host of My Fellow Americans, the co-host of The Muddied Waters of Freedom, and the co-owner of Muddied Waters Media, a podcast platform that reaches millions. Jeremy hosts two live programs every week, interacting with countless people across the political spectrum. This experience has convinced him more than ever that the Democrats and Republicans have both failed us. He works to end wars, free the innocent, and end the infringements that impede voluntary problem-solving.

     

    John Monds

    John Monds was a Libertarian Party candidate for President during the 2020 election cycle. Monds was the Libertarian Party nominee for Governor of Georgia in 2010, and was the first African American to appear on the general election ballot for Governor of Georgia. In 2008, Monds became the first Libertarian Party candidate in both Georgia and the United States to receive over 1,000,000 votes when he ran for the Statewide office of Public Commission District 1 seat.

    Monds is a 1987 graduate of Morehouse College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance. In his capacity as a member and President of the Grady County NAACP, Monds has held financial literacy classes for the Holder Park Summer Program, helped implement the Freedom Day Health Fair and advocated for citizens who believed they had been treated unjustly. He is a twenty-year member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and has held various leadership positions on the local and state level including President of the Mu Beta Beta chapter. Monds also serves on the Grady County Planning Commission, Grady County Habitat for Humanity board, the Libertarian Party of Georgia Executive Committee and the Grady County Fine Arts Project.

     

    Scott Horton

    Scott is the managing director of The Libertarian Institute, editorial director for Antiwar.com, and host of the "Scott Horton Show." He also hosts a terrestrial radio show, "Antiwar Radio," on the Pacifica station 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles. He has conducted more than 5,000 interviews of famous libertarian and non-interventionist voices since 2003. He is also the author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017), The Great Ron Paul.: Interviews 2004-2019 and Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

     

    Joe Bishop-Henchman 

    Joe Bishop-Henchman was elected the 20th Chair of the Libertarian National Committee in July 2020, after serving as an at-large member of the National Committee and Chair of the DC Libertarian Party. He is a lawyer and policy analyst who has lived in Washington, DC after moving from California in 2004, and is Vice President of Tax Policy & Litigation at the National Taxpayers Union Foundation. He has testified in 36 states, has helped achieve $10 billion in state-level tax reductions, regularly sues the IRS and state tax authorities, and his work has been cited in hundreds of media interviews and twice by the U.S. Supreme Court. He previously worked at a large law firm, as a non-profit executive, and many years earlier, as an assistant at a daycare center for 2- and 3-year-olds. He lives in northeast Washington, D.C. with his husband Ethan and their dog Magic.

     

    Angela McCardle

    Angela McArdle currently serves as Chair of the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County, and is a two time candidate for California’s 34th Congressional District, and is a candidate for Chair of the Libertarian National Committee in 2022.

    Angela has worked as a paralegal and legal aid for over eleven years. Angela currently works in litigation and also has a private practice where she provides self help legal services to low income clients. The bulk of Angela’s practices focuses on real estate and constitutional law. Angela was a key organizer for the Los Angeles 2013 protest against a ban on feeding in public rights of way. Angela believes strongly in the sanctity of personal choice and allowing people to govern their own lives.

     

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    Breakout Sessions

    Brent DeRidder

    "Outreach Training" with Brent DeRidder of Sell Liberty

    Former Chair of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina, Brent now joins us as part of his full-time project, Sell Liberty. Sell Liberty provides Libertarian activists with the tools they need to be effective in growing the Libertarian Party and engaging their communities. Offering in-person and virtual training, as well as event planning and management, Sell Liberty seeks to advance the Liberty movement by teaching proven communication tactics and outreach techniques to Libertarians across the country.

     

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    Stay tuned for more speakers & breakout sessions to be announced!

     

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    LPNC Convention Business Tables (SOLD OUT)

    If you are interested in reserving a business table, be sure to select the $100 ticket upon checkout at the bottom of this page. (SOLD OUT)

     

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    Celebrate Juneteenth with us!

    Juneteenth is a day of reflection, a day of renewal, a pride-filled day. It is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience. It is inclusive of all races, ethnicities and nationalities - as nothing is more comforting than the hand of a friend.

    Juneteenth serves symbolically, and in reality, as a reference point from which to measure and appreciate the progress and contributions made by African Americans to this society. Juneteenth is a day on which honor and respect is paid for the sufferings of slavery. It is a day on which we acknowledge the evils of slavery and its aftermath. On Juneteenth we talk about our history and realize because of it, there will forever be a bond between us.

    On Juneteenth we think about that moment in time when the enslaved in Galveston, Texas received word of their freedom. We imagine the depth of their emotions, their jubilant dance and their fear of the unknown.

    Juneteenth is a day that we commit to each other the needed support as family, friends and co-workers. It is a day we build coalitions that enhance African American economics. On Juneteenth we come together young and old to listen, to learn and to refresh the drive to achieve. It is a day where we all take one step closer together - to better utilize the energy wasted on racism. Juneteenth is a day that we pray for peace and liberty for all.

     

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    Live Auction!

    Be ready to bid on some rare items! Have any items you'd like to donate to help LPNC raise funds during our Live Auction event? Be sure to fill out out this google form! More to come on 'featured items' closer to the event!

     

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    Hotel Information

    Comfort Inn LPNC 2021 Convention Group Rate - CLICK HERE! There are limited rooms so be sure to book early!

    There are other hotel accommodations close by as well:

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  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    Jonathan Blitz of Mystic Farm and Distillery

    Jonathan Blitz of Mystic Farm and Distillery will be joining the Libertarian Party of Wake County to talk about his experiences with distilling in North Carolina. He will tell us about some of his successes and also some of the challenges he has faced. We will learn all about what it’s like operating a distillery under the current ABC Commission laws. We look forward to hearing straight from the source and gain the knowledge on what it takes to be a successful business owner in this environment.

    “As a craft distiller, I find it shocking that the commission found nothing better to do during an economic collapse than to issue and try to enforce illegal rules against our struggling industry,” Blitz says. “It’s one thing to be completely out-of-touch with people desperately trying to save their businesses and keep their staff employed, but for the commission to break the law in the process shows that there really is a crisis of leadership in an agency that regulates more than $2 billion in commerce in our state.”

    After many hundreds of versions, experimenting with different combinations of botanicals and sweeteners, they discovered the perfect combination: a nine-spice tea with a touch of wildflower honey blended into a 45% wheat bourbon. From a stovetop creation, they scaled up production in leased facilities and jumped in the car to begin introducing Mystic to people throughout the Southeast. That’s how Mystic Bourbon Liqueur was born.

    Now they’re proud to welcome you to their Farm and Distillery and look forward to giving you an educational tour, a bottling session, a pick-your-own experience, or one of their acclaimed classes. They are located at 1212 North Mineral Springs Road, Durham, NC 27703

    Please note that all attendees will be expected to follow City of Raleigh's rules and Tobacco Road's rules regarding masks and social distancing - unless you are seated, be prepared to have your mask on.

    PARKING:
    If your bill comes to $15 or more, Tobacco Road will reimburse you for parking in the Powerhouse Square Parking Deck behind the restaurant. Be sure to bring in your parking receipt!

     

  • Thursday, July 01, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Hive - Eden in Eden, NC

    Rockingham County Libertarian Party July Meeting



    Come join us upstairs at Hive in Eden, NC on the first Thursday of every month! All are welcome!
    We'll discuss upcoming events, community volunteer opportunities, and other monthly RockLP operations!
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Mugs Coffee in Charlotte , NC

    Mecklenburg Libertarian Party Monthly Meeting

    The Libertarian Party of Mecklenburg County.

    lpmeck.org

    We meet 2nd Saturday of month, Mugs coffee, Park Road.

    Sign up on Meetup.com to be alerted to our events.

    https://www.meetup.com/greater-charlotte-libertarians/

    Our highest traffic social media channel is Facebook.

    https://www.facebook.com/MeckLP/

    Our meeting and event schedules are on both the Facebook and Meetup

    The local, state and national LP want you to register Libertarian.

    You can look yourself up at

    https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/

    To register or change to Libertarian, go here

    www.mecknc.gov/BOE/voter

    We encourage financial support to run the party and organize events.

    https://lpmeck.org/contribute/

    To reach officers @LPMeck.org by email:

    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

     

  • Thursday, August 05, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Hive - Eden in Eden, NC

    Rockingham County Libertarian Party August Meeting



    Come join us upstairs at Hive in Eden, NC on the first Thursday of every month! All are welcome!
    We'll discuss upcoming events, community volunteer opportunities, and other monthly RockLP operations!
  • Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Mugs Coffee in Charlotte , NC

    Mecklenburg Libertarian Party Monthly Meeting

     

    The Libertarian Party of Mecklenburg County.

    lpmeck.org

    We meet 2nd Saturday of month, Mugs coffee, Park Road.

    Sign up on Meetup.com to be alerted to our events.

    https://www.meetup.com/greater-charlotte-libertarians/

    Our highest traffic social media channel is Facebook.

    https://www.facebook.com/MeckLP/

    Our meeting and event schedules are on both the Facebook and Meetup

    The local, state and national LP want you to register Libertarian.

    You can look yourself up at

    https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/

    To register or change to Libertarian, go here

    www.mecknc.gov/BOE/voter

    We encourage financial support to run the party and organize events.

    https://lpmeck.org/contribute/

    To reach officers @LPMeck.org by email:

    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

     

  • Thursday, September 02, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Hive - Eden in Eden, NC

    Rockingham County Libertarian Party September Meeting



    Come join us upstairs at Hive in Eden, NC on the first Thursday of every month! All are welcome!
    We'll discuss upcoming events, community volunteer opportunities, and other monthly RockLP operations!
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