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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Notice of 08.27.17 Board Meeting

A special Board meeting of the LPRC is scheduled for Sunday, August 27th, 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 can be seen 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.

Access to the meeting:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/264385325

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 264-385-325

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

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Notice of 07.23.17 Board Meeting

A special Board meeting of the LPRC is scheduled for Sunday, July 23rd, 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 can be seen 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.

GoToMeeting information is below:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/721431629 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 

Access Code: 721-431-629 

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Notice of Membership Meeting and LNC By-Laws Committee Meeting

Calling for Delegates and Volunteers!

We are organizing for the 2018 national convention, and we need you! Please take a moment to answer this poll question regarding what level of involvement you plan to have at this time (you will need to be logged into Facebook to access).

Membership Meeting

The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus will be hosting its annual Membership Meeting for all voting members on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  The meeting will be held online via web conferencing service, Zoom.

The Membership Meeting will be called to order at 2:00pm (14:00) EDT. It will be conducted in two sessions, each lasting two hours long, with a 30-minute recess between sessions. During this meeting, the Caucus will hear the report of the 2016-17 Platform Committee and consider amendments to the LPRC Platform. The meeting agenda also includes a variety of topics related to Caucus strategy, messaging, and the work of our various subcommittees. 

All Radical Caucus members are encouraged to attend. Those classified as “voting members” will be eligible to vote on motions and business put forth during the meeting. Voting members are required to maintain membership in National and respective State parties and may be asked to provide supporting evidence.  The LPRC Convention Planning Committee proposed a set of standing rules that govern various aspects of the meeting. Please take a minute to review these rules ahead of time.

In order to attend the meeting you are required to register in advance with the Zoom web conferencing service.  Registration is open NOW.  Upon registration you will be emailed a unique invitation that must be used to join the meeting and validate your identity on the day of the Membership Meeting.  Please protect the confidentiality of the link provided to you after registration.  The Credentials Officer will report a list of members qualified to vote at the start of the meeting and will announce an updated list at half hour intervals.

IMPORTANT LINKS

Convention pre-registration with Zoom

Convention Agenda

Platform Committee report

Convention Standing Rules

Convention Procedures

LNC By-Laws Committee Hearing

The LNC By-Laws Committee will be meeting June 22 at 9:00PM EDT. Details and registration instructions may be found at the following link: Hearing Invitation

The purpose of this public hearing is to permit all members of the Libertarian Party to discuss with the current slate of Bylaws Committee Members for the 2017 - 18 cycle any proposals they have for addition, deletion, or amendment to the 2016 Convention Rules and Bylaws. These proposals will be discussed within the Bylaws Committee and those that pass committee will be recommended to the wider Libertarian Party membership during the 2018 National Convention for consideration, discussion, and possible adoption.

We urge all members to attend the formal Hearing on Thursday in order to ensure radical voices and interests are represented.

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Notice of Pre-Bylaws Committee Hearing Meeting 06.19.2017

The Libertarian Party Bylaws Committee will be holding a Public Hearing on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 9pm EST. The purpose of this public hearing is to permit all members of the Libertarian Party to discuss with the current slate of Bylaws Committee Members for the 2017 - 18 cycle any proposals they have for addition, deletion, or amendment to the 2016 Convention Rules and Bylaws. These proposals will be discussed within the Bylaws Committee and those that pass committee will be recommended to the wider Libertarian Party membership during the 2018 National Convention for consideration, discussion, and possible adoption.

In advance of this public hearing, which will be conducted using Adobe Connect, fellow members of the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus and sitting Bylaws Committee members, Caryn Ann Harlos, Kim Ruff, and David Demarest, invite radical members to join them for a pre-hearing meeting on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 8pm EST using Zoom teleconferencing software. We urge all members to attend this informal discussion in addition to the formal Hearing on Thursday in order to ensure radical voices and interests are represented.

If you are interested in participating, attached you will find a rough outline of proposals -- current, past, and suggested. Details on connecting here:

LNC By-Laws Committee Hearing - LPRC Discussion and Prep
Time: Jun 19, 2017 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/486486229

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656,486486229# or +14086380968,486486229#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 486 486 229

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Notice of Membership Meeting

The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus will be hosting its annual Membership Meeting for all voting members on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  The meeting will be held online via web conferencing service, Zoom.

The Membership Meeting will be called to order at 2:00pm (14:00) EDT. It will be conducted in two sessions, each lasting two hours long, with a 30-minute recess between sessions. During this meeting, the Caucus will hear the report of the 2016-17 Platform Committee and consider amendments to the LPRC Platform. The meeting agenda also includes a variety of topics related to Caucus strategy, messaging, and the work of our various subcommittees. 

All Radical Caucus members are encouraged to attend. Those classified as “voting members” will be eligible to vote on motions and business put forth during the meeting. Voting members are required to maintain membership in National and respective State parties and may be asked to provide supporting evidence.  The LPRC Convention Planning Committee proposed a set of standing rules that govern various aspects of the meeting. Please take a minute to review these rules ahead of time.

In order to attend the meeting you are required to register in advance with the Zoom web conferencing service.  Registration is open NOW.  Upon registration you will be emailed a unique invitation that must be used to join the meeting and validate your identity on the day of the Membership Meeting.  Please protect the confidentiality of the link provided to you after registration.  The Credentials Officer will report a list of members qualified to vote at the start of the meeting and will announce an updated list at half hour intervals.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

Convention pre-registration with Zoom

Convention Agenda

Platform Committee report

Convention Standing Rules

Convention Procedures

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Notice of 06.11.2017 LPRC Board Meeting

A special Board meeting of the LPRC is scheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2017 at ***8:00 PM ET***. Meeting will be conducted through a Zoom Video Conferencing 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.

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Second Notice for June 24, 2017 Membership Meeting

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. 

The Platform Committee has also finalized its report on the proposals to be considered which can be viewed here.

As we near the Convention date, this notice will be revised to include a finalized agenda so check back periodically for revisions. 

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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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