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Elections Meeting Invitation
There will be a teleconference tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14th at 8pm. If you are a libertarian in Louisiana and want to attend this very short (30 minute) meeting to establish a foundation for the elections committee, please contact elections chair Sarah Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not a commitment to join the committee, to help anyone run for office, or to run yourself.
The elections committee will pass on information to the other parish members about candidates. They will also pass information to media so information can be posted on the website. If you have any questions you can message me here or can email the elections chair at email@example.com.
The following is the role of the elections committee:
a. maintain a current and accurate elections calendar;
b. maintain a current and accurate State and Local Offices database;
c. assist candidates with meeting legal requirements and educating them on how to run an effective campaign;
d. work with the Finance Committee assisting candidates with respect to issues of campaign finance laws, rules, and regulations;
e. provide analysis of campaign issues and effectiveness, of opposition candidates, and post election analysis of results;
f. secure and/or conduct demographic analysis and voter patterns for campaigns; and
g. secure and/or conduct scientific voter preference surveys for campaign analysis.
Louisiana Wins National LP Award and LNC Position
Daniel Hayes was also elected to the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) as an At-Large member. There are five national At-Large LNC positions filled at convention. Daniel Hayes came in sixth in the voting and was promoted to an At-Large position when activist and former Presidential Candidate Darryl W. Perry dropped out due to travel availability.
LPL State Convention and Presidential Forum
The Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL) held its state convention last weekend on Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th.
Elections were held for State Central Committee offices, Presidential Electors, and national convention delegates. There were over 70 Libertarians in attendance with 69 voting members. Baton Rouge attorney Rufus Craig was elected as the new State Central Committee chairman.
Regarding the new SCC composition, elections officer Sarah Stewart said “The fact that over one third of our new SCC Representation is female demonstrates that our message of liberty is being heard across all demographics. The Libertarian Party works for equality and liberty regardless of race or gender.”
A Presidential forum was held Saturday evening featuring four candidates for the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States. Darryl Perry, Rhett Smith, Jack Robinson Jr., and Thomas Clements spoke to attendees regarding their candidacy and answered questions. Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, Software Pioneer John McAfee, and former Associate Producer for Fox Business Austin Petersen are also seeking the Libertarian Party Presidential nomination.
A straw poll was conducted following the Presidential forum, which was won by Darryl Perry, followed by a tie between Gov. Gary Johnson and Jack Robinson.
Following the Presidential forum, LPL Media Chairman Keith Thompson said “Voters are getting tired of choosing the lesser of two evils and the people are waking up. The LP stands to grow significantly this election cycle by standing on principle rather than politics as usual. If voters truly do not wish to waste their vote they should support candidates based on their platform, not their popularity. Voting for the winner when they oppose your basic freedom is not a winning vote.”
Mr. Thompson noted that “The Democratic Party talks about social liberty and the Republican Party talks about fiscal liberty, but the Libertarian Party is the only party that stands for all of your freedoms all of the time – even when we disagree. We hold that all individuals have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.”
Also speaking were John Moore, the first Libertarian state legislator in Nevada and Nicholas Sarwark, Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee.
The Libertarian Party of Louisiana currently has over 11,000 registered voters and garnered over 114,000 votes in 2014.
Louisiana 2016 State Convention
The Libertarian Party of Louisiana will hold 2016 state convention in Baton Rouge on April 16th-17th at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel and Casino
103 France St Baton Rouge, La 70802 .
Business sessions will open on Saturday April 16th at 10am in the Iberville room at the Belle.
Registration will remain open throughout the two days. Pre-registration will begin at 9am on Saturday.
Only Registered Libertarians And Dues Paying Members To The State Party Are Eligible To Vote During The Business Sessions.
Registration must be completed on or before April 1st 2016.
We will have a lot going on at the 2016 convention, plan to stay with us throughout the whole weekend!
For those traveling from out of town please consider booking a room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel. Discounted room rates are available for $79/night for Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th, under the block: Libertarian Party Conference . Please contact the Belle of Baton Rouge and reserve your room today! Reservations must be made by Wednesday March 16th, 12:00:00 AM to insure this rate and availability. Use the discount code LPD15A. To book your room now call 1-800-676-48471-800-676-4847 FREE and use the block name for the special rate. The discount code is unavailable through the website.
During the business portion of convention the delegates will vote to select new governing rules(bylaws), new state party leadership, National Convention delegates, and more. The business session is open to all registered Libertarians, only those who are dues paying members to the state party by April 1st 2016 will be eligible to vote in business matters.
Packages are available for purchase that include meals and admission to the various events Saturday.
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Friday April 15
7pm - 10pm informal social Bar 102 (lobby of Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel)
Saturday April 16
9:00am - 10:00am Breakfast Buffet in the Baton Rouge Room (see package details below)
9:00am - 10:00am Pre-Registration in the Iberville Room
10:00am-12:30pm Morning Business Session in the Iberville Room
12:30pm-1:30pm Plated Lunch in the Baton Rouge Room (see package details below)
- With Guest Speaker
1:30pm-6:00pm Afternoon Business Session in the Iberville Room
6:30pm - 7:30pm Liberty Talks in Iberville Room
with Guest Speakers:
7:30pm - 9:00pm Dinner Buffet in Baton Rouge Room (see package details below)
8:00pm - 9:00pm Presidential Forum in Baton Rouge Room (buffet will remain open throughout forum)
Jack Robinson Jr.
Dr. Marc Feldman
- 9:00pm - 12:00am Open Bar Social in Baton Rouge Room
- Beer and Wine Selection (full cash bar after 10pm)
Sunday April 17th
10:00am-11:30am Morning Business Session in Iberville Room (coffee and pastry selection provided)
- 11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
- check out for hotel guest
- Deli Buffet Provided in the Baton Rouge Room (open to all Delegates)
12:30pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Business Session in Iberville Room
4:30pm - 7:00pm Newly Elected SCC Meets in the :Baton Rouge Room
Click HERE to purchase one of the following options
Business Session ONLY $0
Open to all Registered Libertarians. Delegates eligible to vote must be registered with the state party and a dues paying member (min $25/year donation) 15 days prior to convention (by April 1st 2016)
Debate Only $10 (Admission to the debate, general seating, with no food or drink)
Debate with Admission to the Open Bar Social $15 (general seating for the debate, beer and wine selection)
Bronze Package $50
Admission to Liberty Talks Saturday 6:30pm
with Stephan Kinsella and John Moore
Dinner Buffet Saturday 7:30pm
Salad bar selection
Sesame Glazed Grilled Halibut
Glazed Roasted Chicken
Seasonal Vegetable Blend
Sundried Tomato Penne Pasta
Rustic Red Skin Potato Salad
Freshly Baked Rolls
The buffet will remain open throughout the forum.
Admission to Presidential Forum Saturday 8:00pm
with Libertarian Candidates
Admission to Open Bar Social Saturday 9pm
beer and wine selection
Silver Package $100
Everything included in the Bronze with the addition of the following
Continental Breakfast Saturday 9am - 10am
A Selection of chilled juices, sliced fresh berries, and fruits, bakery selections, butter and preserves, coffee
Lunch Saturday 12:30pm - 1:30pm
with guest speaker Nicholas Sarwark
Choose One of the following selections.
Fillet of Atlantic Salmon
Pan seared and herb crusted salmon fillet, caramelized shallot cream
Medallions of Pork Tenderloin
pan seared applewood bacon wrapped medallions served with an apple chutney
Breast of Chicken
blackened and topped with an andouille cream
- Lunch Sunday (Deli Buffet)
Gold Package $150 (Limit 20)
Everything included in the Silver with the addition of second row seating at all speaking events
Platinum Package $250 (Limit 10) ONLY ONE LEFT!!
Everything included in the Silver with the addition of
one on one time with candidates and speakers
front row seating for all events
The LPL Congratulates Nevada on New Libertarian Assemblyman
Moore serves as the Vice Chair of Assembly Government Affairs, and is a member on several state committees in Nevada, including Assembly Health and Human Services and Assembly Legislative Operation and Elections.
While in office he was approached by the Libertarian Party of Nevada and saw that his views were in line with the libertarian philosophy. In his announcement, he said he was glad to make the switch and he looked forward to working with the LP of Nevada while in office.
On behalf of the Libertarians in Louisiana, we sincerely congratulate Assemblyman Moore on making the right choice and encourage law-makers of all states, including our own, to follow his example. Americans everywhere are tired of the two-party duopoly and are ready for the principled, consistent, common sense approach that the Libertarian Party represents.