In an unusual action, the Libertarian Party of Minnesota held a special meeting on May 7 to consider a response to the anti-liberty legislation now being proposed by Republican legislators in the Minnesota House and Senate.
At the State Convention on April 30, balloting was held for all
party officials and Executive Committee seats, with four new at-large members joining the LPMN leadership. Three changes were made
to the Bylaws, and a Libertarian candidate was nominated for local-level office. Speakers discussed Libertarian politics at the
national level and challenged the convention delegates to consider
new ways to move the libertarian movement forward.
Registration is now open for the 2011 state convention, to be held on April 30th in Rochester. Attendance is open to the public. It's an opportunity for the public to hear distinguished Libertarian speakers as well as for members to conduct business. Early registration is requested but not required; those interested in attending may arrive the day of the convention.
Would you like to help hold Minnesota's legislators accountable? In 2010, I helped to publicize candidates for public office through my public cable access show, "Constitutional Candidates". While these candidates were not LPMN-endorsed, they had expressed support for limited government. About 60 candidates were interviewed in half-hour shows produced with Sue Jeffers, talk show host for FM 100.3 KTLK. None held office, and most had never been in office before.