2021 LPMN State Convention
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Cambria Suites Hotel, 9655 Grove Circle N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Book your hotel online by clicking HERE or call 763.488.4300 and reference the Libertarian Party of Minnesota 2021 Room Block
Registration is now open for the 2021 LPMN State Convention! Due to current Covid restrictions, space is EXTREMELY limited.
Tickets will sell out fast! Don’t wait to register!
CONVENTION: $85 in advance; $100 at the door
BUFFET DINNER (OPTIONAL): $40
*** SUPER AWESOME DISCOUNT BUNDLE: ONLY $98 ***
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Bundle includes convention ticket and dinner but must be purchased by APRIL 15th!
Dr. Mary J. Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a libertarian author/activist. Since 1982, Dr. Ruwart has also been involved in societal ethics with a focus on the political theory and practice of libertarianism. Her award-winning international best-selling book, Healing Our World, demonstrates how the ethical application of libertarian principles has historically created harmony and abundance. Referencing hundreds of studies, Dr. Ruwart demonstrates that many of our current policies surreptitiously violate the basic ethical standards that we hold dear, thereby leading to unintended—and highly undesirable—consequences. Over the last three decades, Dr. Ruwart has often run for public office as a Libertarian Candidate, primarily to educate voters on the impact of ethical choices on their personal and financial well-being.
Currently, Dr. Ruwart serves as Chair of Liberty International and Secretary of the Foundation for a Free Society. She has been an At-Large member of the Libertarian National Committee , served on the Board of both the Heartland Institute (Michigan Chapter) and the Fully Informed Jury Amendment Association.
Please visit Dr. Ruwart’s website to learn more about this amazing libertarian: ruwart.com
Joe Bishop-Henchman was elected the 20th Chair of the Libertarian National Committee in July 2020, after serving as an at-large member of the National Committee and Chair of the DC Libertarian Party. He is a lawyer and policy analyst who has lived in Washington, DC after moving from California in 2004, and is Vice President of Tax Policy & Litigation at the National Taxpayers Union Foundation. He has testified in 36 states and his work has been cited in hundreds of media interviews and twice by the U.S. Supreme Court. He previously worked at a large law firm, as a non-profit executive, and many years earlier, as an assistant at a daycare center for 2- and 3-year-olds. He lives in northeast Washington with his husband Ethan and their dog Magic.
Rebecca Thoman, M.D. is the campaign manager for Doctors for Dignity. Her personal mission is to bring the voice and perspective of physicians into policy discussions. Having witnessed tremendous suffering at the end of life, physicians are critical partners in changing the conversation around end-of-life options. A peaceful death shouldn’t be a crime, but in Minnesota it is. The End-of-Life Option Act, modeled after Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, authorizes medical aid in dying so that terminally ill adults with the capacity to make their own healthcare decisions may request and receive a medication they can ingest to bring about a peaceful death. One out of 4 Americans already reside in a state where the practice is legal. Let’s make Minnesota the first state in the Midwest to respect an individual’s freedom to make end-of-life decisions that are best for them and their families.
Cara Schulz is a sitting City Council member in Burnsville and the Candidate Recruiter for the Libertarian Party. In addition to Chairing the Gary Johnson campaign for Minnesota (2012 and 2016) she has worked on several winning campaigns, including helping a fellow Libertarian win his seat and join her on Burnsville’s City Council in 2018. She was reelected to her seat, unopposed, in 2020.
- Registration begins at 8:30 AM
- HOSPITALITY SUITE
- 9:00 AM Business Meeting
- 12:00 PM Lunch break (on your own)
- 1:15 PM Commencement Address
- 1:30 PM “Ask a Libertarian” discussion panel
- 2:15 PM Break
- 2:30 PM Featured Speaker #1
- 3:00 PM Featured Speaker #2
- 3:30 PM Break
- 3:45 PM Featured Speaker #3
- 4:15 PM Featured Speaker #4
- 4:45 PM Break
- 5:00 PM Pre-dinner social mixer with cash bar
- 5:45 PM Liberty Trivia Game
- 6:15 PM Buffet Dinner (pre-registration required)
- 6:45 PM Libertarian of the year award
- 7:15 PM Keynote Speaker
- 8:00 PM Karaoke afterparty
Candidates for LPMN Leadership positions may announce in advance. For candidates who announce in advance, if you notify the Convention Committee of your candidacy by April 15, 2021, 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 email@example.com with your name, the position you are seeking, and a paragraph or two about your candidacy. This email needs to be submitted by April 15, 2021 in order to be included in the advanced communication materials. You must be a current dues-paid member at least 45 days prior to the convention to be eligible.
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 April 15, 2021, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 April 15, 2021 in order to be included in the advanced communication materials.