On Saturday, we had a successful Regular Convention, Presidential Candidate Debate, and After Party event! Thank you to all who came and made it a success!
At the Convention, we selected our State Central Committee. The members for the next two years are as follows
- Chair - Steve Dincher, Trumbull
- Vice Chair - Charles Lazzara, Milford
- Secretary - Kristen Beckford, New Britain
- Treasurer - Justin Perry, Newington
- Affiliates Director - Nate Tartaglino, Southington
- Communications Director - Devin Fonseca, Prospect
- Outreach and Events Director - Lance Leduc, Woodstock
- Legislative Director - Brandon Cousins, Trumbull
- Fundraiser Director - Zachary Cardillechio, Milford
That leaves two vacancies: Membership Director and Campaigns Director. You'll be seeing emails regarding nominations for those two positions in the coming weeks.
Our IT team will be getting the new SCC their email addresses and we are excited to see growth in both membership and in activity for the next two years.
If you are interested in the Membership or Campaigns director positions, please look out for the emails calling for nominations soon.
Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you and your families be blessed in Liberty.
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Chairman, Libertarian Party of Connecticut
At our convention, we had the privilege of hosting a debate between five of the candidates for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination. The debate was moderated by the great Larry Sharpe and streamed by the Two Doomed Men podcast. If you weren't able to make it, you can check out the video here.
Dr. Lewis and attorney Tricia Lindsay discuss the ballot access situation in Connecticut with on the July 7th edition of Larry Sharpe's "Libertarians Drinking Coffee Live"
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You all saw the video – George Floyd was clearly killed by an officer. Floyd also tested positive for COVID-19, meaning, under the way King Lamont has his data collected, he would be a “COVID-19 associated death.”
According to Lamont, he decreed it illegal to assemble mass gatherings, get your hair cut, run many small businesses or even go to a normal Catholic mass. But he encouraged, and even ordered state troopers to stand aside as people engaged in an act most would consider a riot – blocking major highways.
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Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a situation interrupting the ability of organizations and individuals to conduct business as usual, and many states require political parties to submit the name(s) of candidates for office a date before which it would be practical to hold an in-person nominating convention;
Whereas The Libertarian Party Bylaws require all business to be conducted at Regular Conventions and shall be conducted at Regular Conventions only;
Whereas the Chair of the LNC ruled a “place” to mean an online convention, was subsequently overruled by the members of the Libertarian National Committee convened in a meeting on May 9, 2020; Whereas the sanctity of the secret ballot must be preserved as well as the transparency of the results upheld;
Whereas Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised is recognized as the governing document in the absence of specific Bylaws or Special Rules of Order state that action taken by officers, committees, delegates, or bodies, must be ratified by a subsequent in-person meeting in order to carry out decisions made at an electronic meeting;
Whereas the LNC compromised on an earlier decision, and voted in favor of, holding a bifurcated regular convention for Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominations of the United States in an online “first sitting” on Friday, May 22, 2020. This was to be followed by an in-person “second sitting” to be held July 8 – 12, 2020, in Orlando Florida, for all other remaining convention business, and ratification of such decisions made on May 22nd;
Therefore, be it Resolved, that the Connecticut Libertarian Party:
1. Recognizes the LNC has an organizational and structural problem that does not facilitate prompt decision making, as evidenced by the lead up to the Convention. The delegates must implement a new process or set of processes to fix that problem so that decisions are actually made in a timely manner to implement them and the Party business is facilitated.
2. Recognizes the LNC as a business entity, with a purpose of implementing the Party business as directed by the Convention. Its job is not philosophy or education. Its job is putting the will of the Convention into action, and to facilitate the business of the Convention.
3. Recognizes that COVID-19 creates impossibilities the Bylaws of the Party did not contemplate. In attempting to have the compromise arrived at by the LNC to conduct the Presidential and Vice Presidential Nominations revisited or otherwise reworked into facilitating all of the business online, the LNC Chair has exhibited the appearance of bias, and complicated an already confusing situation.
4. Affirms that the rights of members to debate and make motions cannot be suppressed and are paramount to order and transparency.
5. Affirms the correct course of action to be to conduct the online nominations on May 22, 2020, and then ratify such nominations when the Convention meets, at a later date, in person.
6. Declares, in the event the Chair of the LNC, or anyone else on the LNC, successfully subverts, reinvents or somehow undoes the compromise to only conduct the Presidential and Vice Presidential Nominations online, or otherwise modify the business, to make the Convention online, the Libertarian Party of Connecticut can take one or more of the following actions as an appropriate in response:
A. Placing its own Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates online
New Milford, CT -- The Libertarian Party of Connecticut is forming a local affiliate in the Housatonic Valley to serve the towns of New Milford, Danbury, Brookfield and surrounding areas.
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Story from our Vice Chair about his fathers journey to defeat evil and liberate the people of Europe.