Saturday, March 28
2020 LPMN State Convention
Cambria Suites Hotel, 9655 Grove Circle N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Registration is now open for the 2020 LPMN State Convention! You don’t
want to miss this one, it’s gonna be huuuge!
The event kicks off with the annual LPMN members-only business session from 9 am ’til noon to elect our local leadership, executive committee, judicial committee, approve any bylaws or platform changes, and to select our delegates who will represent us at the LP National Presidential Nominating Convention. (May 23, 2020, Austin, TX see https://libertarianconvention.org/)
8:00-9:00am Candidate Meet & Greet Breakfast in the LPMN Hospitality Suite
8:00-4:30 All Day Registration
LPMN Hospitality Suite open to members throughout entire convention!
9-9:05 Starting Protocols
9:05-9:45 LPMN Leadership Elections
9:45-10:15 LP National Delegate Elections
10:15-11:00 Bylaw and Platform change proposals
11:00-11:15 Conlusion of Business
11:15-12:45 Lunch Independently
12:45-1:00 LPMN Leadership Speeches
1:00-1:15 **** AWARDS *****
1:15-1:45 Legalizing Marijuana Panel with Tom Gallagher, Michael Ford, Oliver Steinberg, Chris Holbrook, and more.
1:45-2:00 Erick Kaardal on how the LPMN is suing the Minnesota government!
2:15-3:15 BREAKOUT SESSION!
Choose to learn more about one of FOUR topics in our hour-long breakout session!
- Self Defense with PJ Agness of Archangel Defense
- Candidate Training with Cara Schulz
- Agorist Writers Workshop with Genesis Mickel & Heather Biedermann
- Continuation of the lawsuit discussion with Erick Kaardal and associate
3:30-3:45 2A Activist and MN GOC Political Director Rob Doar
3:45-4:00 Political Pioneers with Penny Johnson
4:15-4:30 Cyber Security with MN veteran-owned Protocol 46
4:30-5:00 Local Liberty Leadership Panel featuring Cara Schulz, Nick Roehl, Vincent Workman, Shawn Ruostinoja, Roger Parras, and more!
5:00-6:30 DINNER INDEPENDENTLY
6:30-9:00 CANDIDATE PANELS/DEBATES
Presidential Candidates to include Vermin Supreme, Sorrine Ardeleanu, Souraya Faas, Jo Jorgensen, Steven Richey, Sam Robb, Keenan Wallace Dunham, and Mark Whitney
Vice Presidential Candidate Jeff Wood
LNC Chair Candidates to include Joe Bishop-Henchman, Josh Smith, and Mike Shipley
9-Midnight KARAOKE PARTY!!! Enjoy the sweet KJ stylings of Ralph Galvan with Oasis Entertainment
$75 dollars per ticket, $25 per ticket to our on-site dinner buffet.
Call Cambria Suites directly or use this link for block discount convention rate on Hotel Rooms: $122.00
Candidates for LPMN Leadership positions may announce in advance or from the Convention floor. For candidates who announce in advance, if you notify the Convention Committee of your candidacy by February 28, 2020, you will receive the following benefits:
- Posting of your candidacy information to the LPMN website’s State Convention page
- Availability of one email blast to LPMN members with information about your candidacy, background, goals, etc. (email subject to review and approval by the Convention Committee)
All candidates are responsible for distributing any literature about themselves to the Convention attendees on the day of the Convention. Candidates will be allowed time to speak to the Convention delegates according to time allotments determined by the Convention Committee.
If you would like to pre-announce your candidacy for any of these positions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the position you are seeking, and a paragraph or two about your candidacy. This email needs to be submitted by February, 2020 in order to be included in the advanced communication materials.
Platform Change Proposals
At each LPMN State Convention, Platform changes may be proposed and voted on by the eligible delegates in attendance. Modifications to the Platform need a 2/3 majority of “Aye” votes in order to pass; an abstention from voting on a Platform change is the equivalent of a “Nay” vote. The persons who submit Platform change proposals will be responsible for presenting the proposed changes to the Convention delegates.
If you have Platform changes you would like to propose, you may submit them in advance or from the Convention floor. For Platform changes announced in advance, if you submit your change to the Convention Committee by February 28, 2020, your proposal will receive the following benefits:
- Posting of the proposed Platform change to the LPMN website’s State Convention page
- Inclusion of the proposed Platform change in an email blast to LPMN members in advance of the Convention
- Distribution of the proposed Platform change in hard-copy form to the State Convention attendees
- Overhead presentation of the proposed Platform change during the Platform discussion
If you would like to submit a proposed Platform change, please send an email to email@example.com with your name, the Platform component you are proposing to change, and the updated content of the affected Platform component. This email needs to be submitted by February 28, 2020 in order to be included in the advanced communication materials.
Keep up to date on our blog and find out more about the Libertarian Party of Minnesota and where we stand on the issues.
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