Already Against the Next Mandate

From the National LP: A fundamental tenet of the Libertarian Party Platform is the right of the individual.  We believe that individuals are inherently free to make choices for themselves and must accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make. (LPP, 1.0 Personal Liberty).

This means at all times, especially now, individuals must have the freedom and responsibility to determine what is in their best interest.

Unfortunately, over the past 18 months, we’ve seen repeated assaults on our freedoms and our right to think for ourselves.  We’ve seen the government tease the idea of vaccine passports and implement vaccine and testing mandates.  We’ve seen the government lock us down, creating different public health crises and problems.  We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of people lose their jobs and lose their businesses.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.  

Today, we are launching our Already Against the Next Mandate issue campaign.  This action-focused campaign is a Party-wide effort and it aims to hold the politicians accountable who continue these attacks on our civil liberties. Visit our newly launched site at www.alreadyagainstthenextmandate.com to find out how you can help, participate in the effort, and stop the spread of government overreach.

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LPVC Meeting Sept 17

Come to a Libertarian Party meet-and-greet on Constitution Day!
Meet other county Libertarians. Discuss current topics and upcoming events, and learn what's going on at the national and state levels. We will also have Constitution booklets available for all attendees. Please RSVP on the Events page. 



WHAT

LPVC Business Meeting and Social

WHEN
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM

WHERE
Pizza Cookery Restaurant
75 West Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks CA 91360
(inside Best Western Hotel)

Remember to fly your flag on Constitution Day, September 17. 

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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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