The Party of Principle

The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. Our vision is for a world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty and property by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office, and by moving public policy in a libertarian direction.


Tues Oct 15 - Quarterly Meeting and Social; all are welcome. Brendan's Irish Pub - 1755 E Daily Dr, Camarillo. 6:00pm Social Time; 6:30pm - 8 pm Meeting - Topic will be "Electing Libertarians in 2020" First 10 attendees names will be entered to WIN a Libertarian Flame lapel pin! RSVP TODAY! 

Sun Oct 20 - LPVC Booth at Street Fair in Thousand Oaks. To select a time to host our booth, please see: Volunteers needed! 

Nov 12 to Dec 6 - Candidate filing period for County Board of Supervisors, Districts 1, 3, 5. Will you be our Libertarian candidate? 

Dec 11 - Deadline for Ballot Endorsements

Feb 2020 - California State Convention, Los Angeles

May 21-25, 2020  - National Convention in Austin, Texas.

  • From the blog

    What Is the Ideal Strategy for the Libertarian Party? - Free Minds and Free Markets

    "The Libertarian Party should never again put up national candidates whose views are similar to those of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld."

    That was the resolution of a public debate hosted by the Soho Forum in New York City at the SubCulture Theater on September 10, 2019. It featured comedian and podcast host Dave Smith and Nicholas Sarwark, the chairman of the Libertarian National Committee. Soho Forum director Gene Epstein moderated.

    Arguing for the affirmative was Dave Smith, whose 2017 comedy special Libertas was ranked as the number 1 comedy special on iTunes for three weeks. Smith is the host of the popular libertarian podcast Part of the Problem and a co-host of the comedy podcast Legion of Skanks.

    Nicholas Sarwark argued for the negative. Sarwark is currently serving his third term as chairman of the Libertarian National Committee, which is the executive body of the Libertarian Party.

    It was an Oxford-style debate: The audience votes on the resolution at the beginning and end of the event, and the side that gains the most ground is victorious. Smith won the night by convincing 20 percent of the audience, while Sarwark convinced 16.8 percent.

    The Soho Forum, which is sponsored by the Reason Foundation, is a monthly debate series at the SubCulture Theater in Manhattan's East Village.

    Click here to see full debate. 


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    LNC Seeking Applicants to Serve on the Bylaws and Rules Committee

    The Libertarian National Committee (LNC) is seeking applicants to serve on the Bylaws and Rules Committee for the May 21-25, 2020 national convention in Austin, Texas.

    The LNC expects to make the appointments in an electronic meeting near the end of October. The LNC appoints all 10 of the Bylaws and Rules Committee members. 

    See Bylaws and Rules Committee page for complete details and application 

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