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Project Liberal Chooses Steering Committee

Project Liberal has elected a Steering Committee. The members are Steven Gallant, Caddie Motoni, Jacob Repkin, Trevor Best, and Whitney Masterson. There are short-term members. There will be an all-Project Liberal-member election to refill these posts in early July.

McArdle Appoints Reconciliation Committee

In response to various issues such as the statement of the Colorado LP that they will not put the Oliver-Ter Maat ticket on the ballot for President this year, Angela McArdle has announced the formation of a reconciliation committee to deal with the issue.  Her announcement reads: Hello LNC, It’s come to my attention (and to the attention of some…

Tuniewicz Not Notified of Censure Motion

Writing on Facebook about the LNC censure motion directed against him, Mark Tuniewicz wrote: Marcos Tuniewicz:  I was not notified of this [Editor: the motion of censure] beforehand, nor was I after the vote took place.

Wisconsin LP Challenges Region Formation

Edit: This is a challenge being sent to the Judicial Committee. It requires the signatures of 10% of the National Committee delegates or 1% of the LP’s Sustaining Members.  A signature form collecting those signatures with checkboxes for delegates and for members may be found at https://form.jotform.com/241615578233155 Libertarian Party of Wisconsin Region 1 Agreement Dispute Petition Subject The Libertarian Party…

Third Party Watch Interviews Liberal Party Leader Luchini

Third Party Watch recently had two opportunities to interview Chris Luchini, lead activist with the Liberal Party of the United States. He gave us a considerable amount of information, some of which we will only be free to release at a later date. From his perspective it at first appeared that the recent DC Libertarian National Convention was optimally bad…

Late Liveblog of LNC Meeting of 23 May 2024

The final meeting before the National Convention. This was the meeting at which the Tuniewicz censure motion was passed.  Thanks to a long-standing member, I obtained access to a video tape of the meeting. Called to order at 3:10 PM. Attendance was taken. Public Comment: No non-LNC-members had comments. Richard Brown hoped it would be a good convention. Moved to…

Idaho LP Conflict with Mises

We have received an extended letter from our correspondents in Idaho about Libertarian politics in the state. Our correspondents are Jinni Imhoff-Dousharm, Joe Evans, and Shon Luoma. Short political biographies are found at the end of this article. Jinni Imhoff-Dousharm writes: Making a long story as short as possible, the Mises Caucus used a questionable legal loophole to force their…

Liberal Party USA Emerges

The Liberal Party USA has surfaced after an organizational period. It claims affiliates in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico.The lead effort is apparently driven by former Libertarian Party supporters who are moving away from that organization. Its web pages at https://www.liberalpartyusa.org/ currently present the organizing principles that will be used to generate its bylaws, a statement of…

LNC Executive Committee Meeting June 4, 2024

The meeting approaches coming to order. There were at last count 37 attendees.  State topics are Alabama, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and strategy and ballot access (in executive session).  Redpath raises Montana issues.  All officers, at-large members, regional representatives, and four of the eight alternates are present. Public comment: Andy Jacobs in New Mexico: We are in danger of not…