Any business that the LPNC conducts outside of its annual convention is handled in a committee. These committees are listed below with any links to more information about each.
At present, all LPNC committees should be using the Slack application for internal communication. LPNC maintains a Slack workspace for this purpose, and specific Slack channels for each committee. Any LPNC member is welcome to observe and comment on any committee's proceedings. In order to observe or get involved, however, an LPNC member must join the LPNC Slack workspace.
If you are interested in serving on a committee, contact the LPNC Chair or the committee chair.
These committees are established by the LPNC Bylaws.
Bylaws and Convention Rules
The Bylaws and Convention Rules Committee is appointed by the Executive Committee to serve during the months leading up to an annual convention in odd-numbered years during which the LPNC Bylaws are formally considered for revisions.
The 2021 LPNC Bylaws and Convention Rules Committee will be active following the 2020 LPNC Convention.
Whether the committee is active or not, any questions about this committee may be directed to [email protected].
The Platform Committee is appointed by the Executive Committee to serve during the months leading up to an annual convention in even-numbered years during which the LPNC Platform is formally considered for revisions.
The 2020 LPNC Platform Committee will become active upon appointment following the 2019 LPNC Convention.
The Judicial Committee is defined in the Article VII of the LPNC bylaws. Members are elected during the annual convention. The Judicial Committee meets only when necessary. Contact the committee by contacting the committee chair, Kenneth Penkowski (Wake County). The committee Rules of Appellate Procedure are here.
Working committees are created by the Executive Committee as needed to carry out the work of the party.
The LPNC Convention Committee is charged with planning and executing the 2020 LPNC Convention in Greensboro, NC.
The purpose of this committee is to continue work on the 2020 Strategic Plan, including:
Define the human resource needs required to execute the plan. This includes the development of role requirements for directors and teams within the organization, and
Review the plan in light of evolving challenges and opportunities, and propose changes to the plan.
Policy and Procedure Manual
Primaries Study Committee
At the last LPNC Convention, we agreed to leave our (state-mandated) primaries open to unaffiliated voters, should they choose to ask for our ballot. The Convention asked that we form a committee to study this matter further, to see if semi-open (the current state) or closed (registered Libertarian only) primaries would serve us better.
Code of Conduct Committee
This will be a short-term committee to draft a code of conduct for Party officers, members, and volunteers. It will be presented to the Executive Committee for final approval. The work should take no more than a month.