Election Help Wanted

For the upcoming recall election in September, the Ventura County Registrar's office will need help both at the polls and inside the office. Consider being part of the elections process this year. Read more or go directly to ventura.org/jobs to apply for the Elections Voting Assistant position. 

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Jeff Hewitt for Governor

At the state convention from May 14-16, The Libertarian Party of California endorsed Jeff Hewitt for Governor. A Libertarian and current Riverside County Supervisor, Hewitt brings over 17 years of successful public office experience to his run for governor. Before he became a county supervisor he was the mayor of Calimesa, CA as well as a successful businessman. 

“With my gubernatorial campaign in full swing, we are pulling out all the stops because we know we have an excellent shot at winning this race given the current state of politics in California,” said Hewitt.

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New National LP Chair

We have a newly appointed national Chair due to the unexpected resignation of former national Chair Joe Bishop-Henchman. Read below her message to all Libertarians. 

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LP 50th Anniversary

It's not too late to plan on attending the LP's 50th Anniversary party in Colorado on August 27 and 28. Check the Events page to learn more.   

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Free Campaign and Activist Training

Open to all members, free training for those who want to be more active in the party or for those planning to run as a candidate or manage a campaign. To be held in Long Beach on August 14 and 15. See Events for more info.

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LPC Convention is Almost Here!

You are invited to attend the Libertarian Party of California 2021 Convention, and I hope to see you there.  We have lots of important business to get done and some really exciting speakers!

Where: Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center, 300 South Court, Visalia, California
When: Friday, May 14 to Sunday, May 16, 2021

Agenda: 
In addition to conducting Party business, including elections, the Platform report, and the Bylaws report, there will also be speakers and panels. Speakers include:

  • 2020 Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen
  • 2020 Vice-Presidential Candidate Spike Cohen
  • Wyoming State Representative Marshall Burt
  • LNC Chair Joe Bishop-Henchman

There will be a campaign training panel, elected official panel, and a county affiliate roundtable. Reserve your spot today at https://ca.lp.org/convention/.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers help make the convention experience better for everyone. We need volunteers for numerous things, but especially with AV.  Please sign up to volunteer at https://ca.lp.org/convention-volunteers/.

What will Spike Cohen’s badge say?
Help determine what Spike Cohen’s badge will read at the California convention on May 14-16. Donate now to vote for your favorite! Each dollar donated is another vote for the selected option.  Vote at: https://lpca.z2systems.com/np/clients/lpca/donation.jsp?campaign=23&

Electronic Voting - Bring a Device!!
We will be using the Porcupine app developed by our Interim Executive Director, T.J. Ferreira, for elections at the convention. Porcupine requires a web-enabled device (computer, tablet, or phone). While paper ballots will still be made available for those without access to a device, we encourage all voting State Central Committee members to bring such a device in order to streamline the process.

Electronic Voting - Training Sessions
There will be three training sessions conducted over Zoom to learn how to use this app.

Please join us for one of these training sessions.

Yours in Liberty,
Mimi Robson, Chairperson
[email protected]

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LP State Convention 2021

The California LP State Convention is coming next month, May 14-16, in Visalia. Everyone is welcome. Members are encouraged to come and should let the LPVC Chair know if they would like to attend as a voting delegate. All information is on the state site ca.lp.org. There are different levels of participation and pricing. (The basic level is free.) And be sure to make your reservation at the Marriott, the convention hotel. There will be speakers, vendor tables, breakout workshops, hospitality rooms and, of course, a business session. Hope to see you there!

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Quarterly Meeting April 2

Join us at the Pizza Cookery in Thousand Oaks on Friday evening April 2nd at 6:00 pm. You may also join in on Zoom. All are welcome. For more information click on "Events." 

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Ventura City Council Position Open

Ventura City Council Position - Apply by Feb 8

From the City of Ventura website: The Ventura County Board of Supervisors appointed District 4 City Councilmember Erik Nasarenko as the new District Attorney for Ventura County on January 26, 2021. City Councilmember Nasarenko submitted his resignation effective that date. This resignation creates a vacancy on the City Council that triggers the appointment and/or special election process under Section 705(c) of the Charter. At the February 1, 2021 Special City Council Meeting, City Council approved an Appointment Process to fill the City Councilmember District 4 Vacancy. This is the timeline:

DATE ACTION
February 1, 2021 City Council Approves the Application Process to fill District 4 City Councilmember Vacancy
February 2, 2021 Recruitment Begins - Application Posted Online
February 8, 2021 5:30 p.m. Recruitment Closes - All Applications are submitted via email to [email protected]
February 2 - February 8, 2021 Public may submit interview questions to [email protected] 
February 8, 2021 Status Report provided to City Council
February 20, 2021 Special City Council Meeting - Interviews Conducted

Application

To be eligible, you must be a registered voter in the City of Ventura, District 4, complete the application and email the application to [email protected] by Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted. Your resume is requested as an attachment to the application. Upon receipt, City Clerk staff with verify your address and that you are a registered voter in District 4. 
Questions? Contact City Clerk Antoinette Mann at [email protected] or call 805-658-4787. 

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Early Bird Deadline for Convention Feb 7

MESSAGE FROM OUR STATE CHAIR:  
I wrote you at the beginning of this month letting you know that the early bird pricing for the 2021 Convention, to be held in Visalia over the weekend of May 14-16 was ending on today, but we just got confirmation of a few additional speakers so we are extending the early bird pricing by one week!  So you now have until midnight on Sunday, February 7th to get the best pricing!

We have now confirmed that our 2020 Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates, Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen will be speaking. We have also confirmed that Marshall Burt, Libertarian member of the Wyoming House of Representatives and Apollo Pazell, Libertarian Party Campaigns Director will be speaking.  There will also be a panel of California's newest elected Libertarians and we will be announcing additional speakers soon!

You can purchase your convention package, and get our lowest pricing at https://ca.lp.org/convention/.

We will also be taking care of business and there's a lot of business to get done at this convention!  We will be electing our Officers as well as At-Large members of the Executive Committee, working on important amendments to the Party's Bylaws and Platform and much more!

The convention is the highlight of each year, and this year's convention will be something you don't want to miss.  In addition to the great speakers and the important business, it's a time to gather with your fellow Libertarians and have some fun!

So be sure to act now to get the lowest pricing!

Yours in Liberty,

Mimi Robson, Chairperson

 

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