Our Mission

In 2016, your dues helped fund multiple radical candidates at an aggregate total of $2,208.71, and in 2017 we funded candidates for a total of $1,500.00.  This means since we formally organized in 2016 we have given $3,708.71 to candidates!

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. The LPRC endorses the Libertarian Party's Statement of Principles and the Non-Aggression Principle.

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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  • Caucus Notices

    Radical Caucus Committee Opportunities

    As we approach the 2018 Libertarian National Convention taking place June 30-July 3, 2018 in New Orleans, the LPRC is planning for its Caucus Convention which will be held that weekend. To that end, we are now accepting applications for our Platform Committee and Bylaws Committee. It is not necessary, though preferred, that you be able to attend the Convention. The Committee Chairs (appointed by Board) will need to attend to present their reports. As per the current Bylaws:

    Article 12

    B. Amendments to Caucus Platform No later than October each year, the Board shall appoint a Platform Committee of up to five members of the LPRC, which shall include two Board members, unless no Board members are willing to serve. Said committee may consist of any Member in good standing, whether Voting or Non-Voting, as approved by a vote of the Board. Said Committee shall issue a report at least two months prior to the Membership Meeting as defined in Section 7(A), during which time the proposed Platform amendments set forth in such report will be considered. Any amendment or deletion requires 3/4 vote of all eligible Voting Members in attendance.

    Article 13

    B. Amendments to Bylaws No later than October each year, the Board shall appoint a Bylaws Committee of up to five members of the LPRC, which shall include two Board members, unless no Board members are willing to serve. Such committee may consist of any Member in good standing, whether Voting or Non-Voting, as approved by a vote of the Board. Said Committee shall issue a report at least two months prior to the Membership Meeting as defined in Section 7(A), during such time the proposed Bylaws amendments set forth in such report will be considered. Any amendment or deletion requires 3/4 vote of all eligible Voting Members in attendance.

    Thus we are seeking applications to fill five (5) positions on each Committee. The Board decided last meeting that it would open the three non-Board positions for vote by the Caucus voting members. If the three positions are not filled through Caucus vote, the Board will appoint.
    For your review:
    Please note that your answers- other than personal information like phone number, email address, and address - will be shared with the voting membership.

    To apply for Platform Committee - go here To apply for Bylaws Committee- go here

    Thank you for being radical with us!!
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    Notice of 09.24.2017 Board Meeting

    A special Board meeting of the LPRC is scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2017 at ***8:00 PM ET***. Meeting will be conducted through a GoToMeeting interface. Members of the LPRC are encouraged to attend - log in information viewed below. 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:

    http://www.lpradicalcaucus.org/join

    A copy of the agenda can be found here.

    LPRC Board Meeting 
    Sun, Sep 24, 2017 8:00PM Eastern

    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/396801109

    You can also dial in using your phone. 
    United States: +1 (786) 535-3211

    Access Code: 396-801-109

    First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://link.gotomeeting.com/email-welcome

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  • From the blog

    Libertarian Party Radical Caucus Endorses and Funds Candidates for Second Year in a Row

    In 2016, just barely over six months since its formal organization the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (LPRC) disbursed $2208.71 to radical candidates and endorsed many more. Continuing in this commitment, the LPRC has distributed $1,500 to radical candidates in partisan races for the 2017 elections, split amongst three candidates, for a donation of $500.00 each.

    The funded candidates were Dr. Joe Buchman (US House, 3rd District, UT), Brian Shields (State Representative, NH), and Matthew Wallace (Sheriff of Delaware County, PA).

    Additionally the LPRC endorsed Jennifer Moore (Upper Providence Township Auditor, PA) and Michael Stapleton (Pueblo City Council, CO). Moore requested that any contribution be given to the 2018 candidate fund, and Stapleton was running in a non-partisan race.

    Monies have already been put aside for the funds to support 2018 candidates.

    Although formally organized in 2016, 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 and amended as part of the Dallas Accord at the 1974 Libertarian National Convention. The LPRC was active during the 2016 National Convention and continues on its mission of re-radicalizing the Party and further to promote a clear, radical vision of libertarianism through education and electoral advocacy both within the LP and outside of it. 

    For more information visit the LPRC website at http://www.lpradicalcaucus.org and to join visit http://www.lpradicalcaucus.org/join. To ask questions and determine if the LPRC is a good fit for you, join their radical and radical-curious Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2497146127/.

    Further inquiries may be directed to board@lpradicalcaucus.org.

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