Happy New Year to LPVC Members and Friends!
Our Annual Officer Elections will be held on Friday evening January 29 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm via Zoom. The outgoing officers will make a short presentation on the LPVC's progress and growth in 2020, after which candidates running for the new 2021 Executive Committee will introduce themselves and a vote will be taken. Also on the agenda will be a vote on a proposed amendment to the LPVC Constitution, Article IV, Section 1 regarding out of state membership; see addendum 2 below. This event is open to all including members, friends, volunteers and contacts. However, only active dues-paying members will be allowed to run for office or vote. Zoom access instructions immediately follow. Scroll down further for more info on elections.
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If you are interested in running for the position of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer or one of the Committee Chairs (Membership, Fundraising, Volunteer, Newsletter, Website, Campaigns, Media or Events), see addendum 1 below for a summary of officer qualifications and requirements. For a full copy of this section taken from the ByLaws or to place your name in nomination for a position please contact us at [email protected] or call 805-642-lpvc (5782). Self-nominations will also be taken at the meeting.
Please plan on attending the first LPVC event of the year and consider also using your talent and energy to fill a position on the Executive Committee. Scroll down for Zoom access codes.
Addendum 1: OFFICER QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Must have expressed a willingness to serve
Must be a dues-paying member of the County
Must not be registered in any other political party
Candidates for Chair must be Registered Libertarians
COUNTY OFFICER POSITIONS OPEN FOR ELECTION
Responsible for conducting business meetings and signing all orders of the assembly.
Responsible for assisting the Chair and assuming those duties if necessary.
Responsible for maintaining records, minutes, membership lists, and credentials.
Responsible for receiving, expending, and accounting for the funds of the Party.
Responsible for maintaining and increasing the number of contributing members
Responsible for raising money to support the Party’s growth.
Responsible for recruiting, motivating and coordinating volunteers for sponsored activities.
Responsible for dissemination of information about the Party to the members.
Responsible for the publication of a website where the contents are available to the public.
Responsible for coordinating candidate recruitment, training and support.
Responsible for the dissemination of information about the Party to the media and public.
Responsible for the planning and oversight of events held for the benefit of the members.
Addendum 2: PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE LPVC CONSTITUTION
To be presented for a vote at Annual Elections Meeting January 29, 2021
Members who wish to be voting delegates to the national convention must first request to be selected by their state committee. Sometimes a state has more requests than delegate positions. In the past, these excess members could attend the national convention with the surety that some other state would allow them to become a voting member of their delegation.
With the national convention garnering greater and greater attendance, this procedure is no longer a “given.” Because of this, an increasing number of members from other states are attempting to become delegates in states other than their own. In California earlier this year about half of the members on the delegate waiting list were from out of state.
Our LPVC Constitution does not address this issue. Therefore, by the omission of specific wording, out of state members can join our county. The LPVC does have two such members.
This amendment is being proposed to eliminate this loophole and to disallow LPVC membership to anyone from out of state. We would still allow members from outside our county to join us as long as they reside in California.
Read the amendment below showing the revised additional language. A vote by the members will be taken at the Annual Elections Meeting via Zoom on January 29, 2021.
Excerpt from LPVC CONSTITUTION and PROPOSED AMENDED WORDING
Article IV – Membership
Section 1. Definitions
Registered Libertarian: A person registered as Libertarian per the California Elections Code.
Central Committee Member: The Party’s central committee (hereinafter referred to as "Central Committee") shall consist of those individuals who qualify as a Member of a Central Committee under the Bylaws of the State Party by:
- Being both elected by Libertarian voters in a primary election to a County Central Committee pursuant to the relevant parts of the California Elections Code and residing within the Region; or
- Making application, paying such dues as prescribed by the State Party Executive Committee, signing the following sentence: “I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals,” and who either:
- Reside outside the Region* and within the state of California and choose to affiliate with the Region; or
- Reside within the Region and do not choose to affiliate with any other Region.
*Article II establishes Ventura County as the “Region.”