Notice of Available Officer and Committee Seats

The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (LPRC) is seeking interested, qualified members of our caucus who are willing to take on leadership roles and fulfill the requirements of these positions for an indeterminate length of time. 

Periodically, the Board (i.e., our two Founding Members, two elected At Large Representatives, and the existing roster of State Coordinators) will appoint individuals to serve as officers (e.g., Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer) to carry out the duties outlined in our bylaws, Section 4(C)(1-4). 

These positions were not designed to be permanent or term-based. Rather, they were meant to be held for limited periods of time on a rotating basis to allow our members an opportunity to cut their teeth on these different types of officer positions in order to prepare them for similar roles within the Libertarian Party at the county, state, or national levels. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning what it's like to conduct a meeting using parliamentary procedure, take professional meeting minutes, or the requirements of accounting compliance.

For more information on the requirements of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasury as outlined in Sections 4(C)(1-4) of our bylaws, go here

In addition to these officer positions, we also have opportunities for individuals wishing to take on the roles of Political Director, Membership Director, Communications Director, and Chair of the Outreach Committee. Their duties are, as follows: 

Political Director - interface with candidates and help guide the overall strategy of the LPRC.

Membership Director - Coordinator with Secretary and Treasurer to ensure members are appropriately credentialed and up-to-date on dues. 

Communications Director - Responsible for drafting and disseminating press releases, blog posts, content on our Facebook brand page, press statements, and the overall message of the LPRC. 

Chair of Outreach Committee - Manages a team of 3-4 members and is responsible for crafting and successfully implementing a plan to engage and educate a wider audience and expand the sphere of influence the LPRC has. 

 

If you are interested in throwing your hat in the ring for one or more (or all!) of these available positions, be it now or at a later date, please contact us at board@lpradicalcaucus.org. 

There's always opportunities to participate and get involved -- be radical with us! 

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Bylaws Proposal - Kim Ruff

Board member, Kim Ruff, has submitted an proposal for an amendment to the Bylaws. Ruff's proposal can be viewed here.  

The LPRC Bylaws have the following requirements for proposed Revisions. This  is the Notice required for the Ruff proposal.


11. AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

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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Notice of Open Platform & Bylaws Committee Seats for the Libertarian National Committee

The Libertarian National Committee (LNC), the governing body of the Libertarian Party, has opened up its 2017-18 Platform and Bylaws Committees for seat appointments to all Libertarian Party members.

The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus encourages all of its members to apply for a seat on one, or both, of these critical committees to ensure the Libertarian Party remain anchored in its ideological foundation.

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by visiting here. This is the utmost importance -- our National Platform is one of the first introductions individuals curious about the Libertarian Party will see, and our bylaws directly affect how we govern ourselves internally. If you need any assistance in putting together a solid resume or statement as to why you'd be a good fit for an open seat, please email us at board@lpradicalcaucus.org. 

Don't delay! This is one of the most important things members of the LPRC can do! 

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Notice of 06.24.2017 Digital Convention for All Voting Members

The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus will be hosting its annual Convention for all voting members on Saturday, June 24, 2017 using the web-based teleconferencing system, Zoom

The annual digital Convention, commencing at 2:00pm (14:00) EDT, will be broken into two sessions, each two hours long, with a 30-minute break in between. During the meeting, we will be discussing the work done by the 2016-17 session of the Platform Committee as well as a variety of other topics related to strategy, messaging, and the work of our various subcommittees. 

All members are encouraged to attend, but only voting members are able to vote on any items put forward during the meeting. To help facilitate our digital convention, the Convention Planning Committee, chaired by Louisiana State Coordinator Marcel Graugnard, has proposed the following standing rules to keep our meeting orderly and on track. 

As we near the Convention date, this notice will be revised to include a finalized agenda, guidebook on the Platform Committee Proposals and changes, and other related materials, so check back periodically for revisions. 

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Notice of 04.23.17 LPRC Special Board Meeting & Bylaws Proposals

A special Board meeting of the LPRC is scheduled for Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 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:

http://www.lpradicalcaucus.org/join

A copy of the agenda can be found here.

As previously published on our website, there are three sets of Bylaws revision proposals that will be heard by the Board after a thirty day notice window has elapsed.  You can find the three proposals here, here and here.


BYLAWS PROCEDURES FOR AMENDMENTS

11. AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

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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Member Recommendations for Existing LPRC Platform

As many of you are aware, the LPRC appointed a Platform Committee, chaired by Colorado State Coordinator, Caryn Ann Harlos, to review the LPRC Platform drafted and adopted by our members in 2016. 

Since its inception, the Platform Committee has had only one goal: to act as a functional Copy Editor by correcting punctuation, grammar, and syntax, and ensuring fluidity of thought and content. 

The Platform Committee is nearing the end of its assignment and will be meeting on March 04, 2017 at 10pm EDT to review their edits, en toto, and workshop their final report to submit to our membership at our upcoming Digital Convention (tentatively slated for May of 2017, specific date / time TBD by the Convention Planning Committee.) 

Prior to this meeting, the Platform Committee is reaching out to our members to solicit them for any additions, revisions, or recommendations they might have regarding existing (or even non-existent) planks on the LPRC's platform. 

If you have any recommendations for additional planks or suggests regarding existing planks, please let us know by emailing your recommendations to board@lpradicalcaucus.org in advance of the Platform Committee's March 04, 2017 meeting. 

As always, the Platform Committee meeting is open to all of our membership, so if you wish to join in and share your recommendations then, email board@lpradicalcaucus.org to ensure you get a copy of our Citrix GoToMeeting log-in credentials. 

For copies of previous minutes and discussions held by the Platform Committee, go here

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Bylaws Proposal - Caryn Ann Harlos

Board member, Caryn Ann Harlos, has submitted an proposal for an amendment to the Bylaws.  Harlos's proposal can be viewed here.  

The LPRC Bylaws have the following requirements for proposed Revisions. This  is the Notice required for the Harlos proposal.


11. AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

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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Bylaws Proposal - Greg Faust

Board member, Greg Faust, has submitted an proposal for an amendment to the Bylaws.  Faust's proposal can be viewed here.  

The LPRC Bylaws have the following requirements for proposed Revisions. This  is the Notice required for the Faust proposal.


11. AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

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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Seeking State Coordinators for the LPRC

The LPRC is currently seeking qualified radical candidates to take on the important role of State Coordinators for their state. 

As outlined in our bylaws [Section 6(c)], State Coordinators are responsible for promoting radical libertarianism and a radical vision for the Libertarian Party; recruiting additional members to the LPRC; and, recommending the formal endorsement by the LPRC Board of suitable candidates (for internal LP positions as well as for public office) in their state.

In addition to the requirements in their respective states, State Coordinators qualify as Board Members of the LPRC and vote on all bylaws proposals, committee compositions, candidate endorsements, and any other issues brought before the Board during our bimonthly meetings. 

To qualify, an applicant must be a member in good standing of the National Libertarian Party, their State Affiliate, and a voting member of the LPRC.  

States that are currently lacking Coordinators are, as follows: 

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

 

If you reside in one of those states and are interested in taking on the position of State Coordinator, please email board@lpradicalcaucus.org. 

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