2017 Convention Minutes Review

Comments solicited on the draft 2017 Convention minutes.  You can view them here. They have been approved by the Board and are now open for comments and request for correction for the next thirty (30) days.  Please email communicationsdirector@lpcolorado.org with any comments or corrections.

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The Russians do not need to hack the Libertarian Party of Colorado

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The Libertarian Party of Colorado supports transparency in government and tries to model this transparency in our own Party. To this end, the Board of Directors now has a publicly-viewable email discussion list for Party members. To view, visit: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lpco-open-business

and you can subscribe with a gmail address to have messages delivered to your email box so that you can be more involved with the business of the Party. Also remember that you can view past minutes, videos of past Board meetings, and the reports of the officer on our website here: http://www.lpcolorado.org/boardrecords

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Apply now for the LPCO Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Hello Colorado Libertarians!  We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 State Constitution and Bylaws Committee.  This application is for the state board appointed seats.  If your county has a recognized affiliate, there is opportunity with them for their appointment as well.  You must be a registered Colorado Libertarian.  Please see our Bylaws, Section VI for a complete description of the duties of this Committee.  Please also indicate if you would like to be considered as Chair of this committee with a brief presentation in your favor.The application may be found here: https://form.jotform.us/72205915384154

Your application must be submitted by September 4, 2017.  Appointments will be made at the September 11, 2017 board meeting.

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Now Accepting Applications for LPCO Platform Committee

Hello Colorado Libertarians! We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 State Platform Committee. This application is for the state board appointed seats. If your county has a recognized affiliate, there is opportunity with them for their appointment as well. You must be a registered Colorado Libertarian. Please see our Bylaws, Section VI for a complete description of the duties of this Committee. Please also indicate if you would like to be considered as Chair of this committee with a brief presentation in your favor.The application may be found here: https://form.jotform.us/72169177384163

Applications are due by 9/4/17. Appointments will be made at the 9/11/17 Board Meeting.

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Post-Convention Committee Reports Published

The Platform and the Constitution and Bylaws Committees have published their reports.  

Post-Convention Platform Committee Report

Constitution and Bylaws Committee Report

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LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF COLORADO SUPPORTS LAWSUIT CHALLENGING AMENDMENT 71

COLORADO—With news of a lawsuit being filed against Amendment 71, the Libertarian Party of Colorado (LPCO) reaffirms its opposition to the law.
Voted into law last November, the amendment requires citizen petitions to gather signatures from two percent of Colorado’s 35 Senate districts to legally appear on the ballot for voter consideration. As an original opponent to the amendment back in November, LPCO enthusiastically reiterates its position by joining a diverse collection of oppositional voices, which includes the Independence Institute, 350Colorado.org, and Coalition for Colorado Universal Health Care, who are joining in the legal challenge against the law.
“Raise the Bar,” the organization that supported amendment, argued that the Colorado Constitution was too easy to amend, leaving it vulnerable for out-of-state special interests.
“What’s interesting is that the petitioners who got Amendment 71 on the ballot did not meet the requirements that they hoisted upon all petitioners that will come after them,” comments Wayne Harlos, LPCO’s Chair. “They managed to lift themselves up and pull the ladder out from underneath them in the process.”
The legal challenge was announced by Attorney Ralph Ogden and other supporting speakers at a press conference on April 24th at Denver’s Civic Center Park.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Caryn Ann Harlos at 561.523.2250 or email at CommunicationsDirector@LPColorado.org.
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Libertarian Book Exchange

For our 2017 State Convention (get tickets here) we will be collecting books from fellow Libertarians to supplement our supply of giveaway books to include in our swag bags to All Access ticket holders and any extras will be out on the Party information table to share and share alike. Nearly all of us have books in our library that we would have read or are holding onto that could be of interest and use to other Libertarians. Here is your opportunity to share the book love, and maybe there will be one that you would like to pick up to read. There are two ways you can be involved:
First, please BUY AN ALL ACCESS PASS. Your bag will contain either a new book from our collection or an item lovingly donated by a fellow Libertarian.
Second, donate your Libertarian books to pass along the love. You can bring to Convention, to our next Board meeting, to Liberty on the Rocks, or contact communicationsdirector@lpcolorado.org for other opportunities.
THANK YOU!
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It's Convention Time! Get your Tickets and Sponsorships Now


Get your tickets

for the

Libertarian Party of Colorado 2017 Convention

March 24-26, 2017 at the Westin, Westminster!

>> Click HERE to purchase tickets <<

 

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Join us as we kick off Convention with a fun-filled Casino Party on Friday night featuring the rockin' sounds of

Ryan Chrys & The Roughcuts!

Saturday night's Banquet is accompanied by a round of discussions featuring some of the country's top Libertarians, a panel on Approval versus Ranked Choice Voting, and tops off a fantastic day of speakers and seminars!

 

Various sponsorship packages are available as well as individual ads and booths.  Please direct any questions on the various options to fundraisingdirector@lpcolorado.org

 

Review the official Call to Convention.

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Current Voting vs Ranked Choice Voting (Exploring Alternative Voting Systems)

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There is more interest than ever in alternative voting methods such as Approval Voting and Ranked Choice Voting (RCV).  We have some fantastic advocates for Approval Voting with Frank Atwood, Presidential candidate for the Approval Voting Party.  In this post, the LPCO has been provided information from RCV for Colorado that might be helpful to our members in evaluating these various options.

Here is a comparison sheet of RCV versus our current voting method and a benefits handout.  We hope you find these helpful.

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Issues Advocacy Exploratory Committee

current-issue.210132750_std.pngThe Libertarian Party of Colorado is seeking applicants for its newly created Issues Advocacy Exploratory Committee.  The purpose of this Committee is to consider and research  current issues of Libertarian concern in which the LPCO can potentially make a difference in order to make recommendations to the Board of areas to which they should consider committing Party time and resources over the next several years.  Several issues were put forth as candidates at the meeting such as repealing the death penalty in Colorado and advocating for alternative voting methods to achieve electoral reform. 


Committee Size: Five members, two of which shall be Board members, and the remaining three members will be appointed from applicants drawn from the general Party membership
Committee Chair: Selected by the Committee
Committee Time Period: The Committee shall be appointed on December 12, 2016 and its final recommendations to the Board shall be due on March 12, 2016
Committee Meeting Frequency: To be determined by Committee

Would you like to serve in this way?  Please submit your interest to Caryn Ann Harlos, communicationsdirector@lpcolorado.org with a brief summary of your qualifications and reasons for wishing to serve.  This is an exciting opportunity to potentially help shape targeted advocacy efforts of your Libertarian Party.

Attention Student Libertarians!

If you are interested in ways that you can start up student Libertarian activism groups on your campus please contact Marie Cochran, outreachdirector@lpcolorado.org, for more information.

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