Our Mission

Welcome to the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus! We are a group of self-identified radicals working within the membership of the Libertarian Party (LP) who support the re-radicalization of the LP; and further to promote a clear, radical vision of libertarianism through education and electoral advocacy both within the LP and outside of it.  

We exist to celebrate and promote the Radical tradition of American Libertarian thought, to help Libertarians mature as critical thinkers when faced with doubts about the Radical Libertarian agenda, and to equip them for their efforts to reintroduce and promote radicalism within the Libertarian Party and among the general public.

We seek a world set free in our lifetimes; no more, no less. Radical Libertarians seek a time of advancing liberty and retreating government; we seek a growing, successful Libertarian Party that is capable of winning the hearts and minds of millions of people over to liberty and justice.

The LPRC will not shy away from speaking from the "root" of libertarian thought. We believe it is futile to make Libertarian ideas "non-threatening" in order to placate the enemies of liberty. Our ideas are going to be scary to many who have considered neither their proven history nor their logical sense. Abolishing slavery was a scary thought to many in the 1800's; and the abolition of other unjust government policies now is no different. We will always seek to treat individuals as intelligent (if perhaps stubborn), competent individuals, and thus we will not fear presenting them with the "scary" libertarian ideas we have available. They must decide for themselves. Some may take years to adopt them; many will never adopt them -- but their children might. Only by treating individuals as intelligent adults will libertarianism ever succeed over the long term. While the LPRC commits to speaking for a bold, consistent, and radical libertarian agenda, we make an effort to see moderate Libertarians as our allies, not enemies. We will NOT waste time and energy and goodwill attacking them. We will fight beside them for as far as they are willing to go and be glad for the help.


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    Notice of LPRC Special Board Meeting 10/30/16 and Bylaws Proposals

    A special Board meeting of the LPRC is scheduled for Sunday October 30, 2016 at ***8:00 PM ET***. Meeting will be conducted through a Citrix Go-To-Meeting interface. Members of the LPRC are encouraged to attend - log in information will be distributed via email to members upon request to board@lpradicalcaucus.org. Non-members will be disconnected from the meeting unless there is unanimous consent of all members present to allow attendance and observation by any non-member.

    'Members' are those signed up through our website:


    A copy of the agenda can be found here.

    As previously published on our website, there are two Bylaws revision proposals that will be heard by the Board after a thirty day notice window has elapsed.  You can find the two proposals here, and here. The items we will be reviewing and doing our second round of voting on during this meeting are 3(G), 4(G), and 7(A). All other bylaws proposals are either postponed until after the Election on November 8th, or were approved at our last meeting (10/16/2016), details of which you can find in the minutes here.  



    A. General Provisions

    Amendments to these Bylaws may be made using either of the following processes:

    1) By unanimous consent of the Directors in attendance, over two consecutive Board meetings, with a reading each time;

    2) By 3/4 majority vote at a National Convention LPRC General Membership Meeting, after a full reading.

    B. Notice

    Proposed changes must be published 30 days before the meeting at which they will be considered.

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    Libertarian Wing of the Libertarian Party Endorses, Funds Radical Candidates for Office

    Arlington, VA – The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (LPRC), known as the “libertarian wing of the Libertarian Party”, announced today its endorsement of 19 candidates running for office on the Libertarian Party ticket during the 2016 election cycle. 

    The endorsed candidates are seeking positions at the local, state, and federal level. All were vetted by a subcommittee within the LPRC based on an analysis of their platform, positions, and anticipated policies. This process was designed to ascertain if their campaigns reflect core libertarian values as articulated in the LPRC’s own Platform and Mission.

    The LPRC was formed in 2006 by a core group of dedicated activists whose mission was to ensure the Libertarian Party remains true to its ideological foundation. At the core of the LPRC’s ideals is the Statement of Principles, authored by LP Founding Member and first Presidential Candidate, Dr. John Hospers, during the 1972 Libertarian National Convention. 

    Earlier this year, the LPRC formally adopted its own bylaws and platform before taking an active role at the 2016 Libertarian National Convention in Orlando. One of their many undertakings in the time since the Convention was to solicit, vet, and endorse Libertarian Party candidates, who are as follows:

    • Erin Adams, State House, District 33, Oklahoma
    • Phillip Anderson, US Senate, Wisconsin
    • Tom Bagwell, US House, District 12, Michigan
    • Jeffrey Blunt, US House, District 20, Texas
    • Chris Cole, State Senate, District 41, North Carolina
    • Paotie Dawson, State House, District 18, Colorado
    • Jocelyn Fry, State House, District 35, Iowa
    • R. Jim Fulner, County Commissioner, District 19, Michigan
    • Jeff Hetrick, US House, District 11, New Jersey
    • John Jascob, Regent, University of Michigan
    • Richard Longstreth, US House, District 2, Colorado
    • Sean O’Toole, State Treasurer, Missouri
    • Tyler Palmer, State House, District 93, Michigan
    • Clark Patterson, US House, District 17, Texas
    • Pete Rorhman, Bergen County Freeholder, New Jersey
    • Steve Scheetz, US House, District 8, Pennsylvania
    • Mike Seebeck, State House, District 21, Colorado
    • Nick Serianni, State Senate, District 6, Iowa
    • Mark West, US House, District 1, Arkansas

    Endorsed candidates who are current members of the LPRC were also entitled to an even disbursement of the funds in the LPRC’s Treasury earmarked for campaigns. The LPRC’s treasury is a combination of membership dues and donations. In accordance with their bylaws, 75% of the funds acquired by the LPRC are to be used specifically to assist candidates for office. During the 2016 Election Cycle, the LPRC was able to disburse $2208.71 amongst the designated candidates. 

    For more information visit the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus website or contact Kim Ruff, Secretary, at board@lpradicalcaucus.org

    View the official Press Release here.

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