Monday, March 12, 2018

Vice Chair Report Q1 2018

California Libertarian Party Southern Vice Chair Report Q1 2018

Events: San Diego Libertarian Party Annual Convention held Saturday January 27th at the Green Dragon Tavern in Carlsbad. A new slate of officers was elected listed at . Executive Chair, Brad Richardson, Vice-Chair, Carlos Morales, Treasurer, Unfilled, Secretary, John Brandmair, Membership Chair, Alan Ritter, Publicity Chair, Joseph DePaul, Campaigns Chair, Paul King, Spokesperson, Don Deangelo, San Bernardino County Libertarian Party Annual Convention held Saturday February 10th in Upland. . Chair: Tony Tyler Vice Chair: Brian Ryman Treasurer: David Holman Secretary: Ben Gibbins At-Large: Dr. Matthew Pautz California Libertarian Party Annual Convention scheduled for April 27-29 2018, Long Beach Marriot 4700 Airport Plaza Dr Long Beach, CA 90815, .
Los Angeles County Libertarian Party Annual Convention scheduled for June 2, 2018, at Taix Restaurant, 1911 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, time TBA.
Southern California Libertarian Conference, Saturday June 23, 2018, 12pm-4pm program, 4pm-?? after party. Geezers, 12120 Telegraph Rd, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Candidates Running in So. Cal. or Statewide from So. Cal.: Oxnard Recall Election May 1, 2018 Starr, Aaron, City of Oxnard Mayor California Primary June 5th 2018 Ferreira, Tim, CA Lt. Governor Gibbins, Ben, 52nd Assembly, Hall, Jonathan Director, Tehachapi Cummings Water DIstrict, Hancock, Joshua, CA 49th Assembly Herd, Mark Matthew, CA 2th Senate Hewitt, Jeff, Riverside County Supervisor Lewis, Michael, 53rd CA Assembly Lightfoot, Gail, CA Secretary of State Mahoney, Michael, Orange County Supervisor McArdle, Angela 34th Congressional (U.S.) Reid, Derrick Michael, US Senate Reiser, Brandon, 48th Congressional (U.S.) Robson, Honor, 70th CA Assembly Shaw, Kevin, 38th CA Assembly Tomolak, Josh, San Diego City Council Wildstar, Nikolas, CA Governor This may be the most Libertarian candidates running in a primary in or from Southern California since Top Two. If I have missed anyone or anything let me know and I’ll update the list. For updates or information about candidates in or from Northern California, check out . To see a video of me delivering this Report, it’s near the beginning at . Issues: The aftermath of Dovner v. LPLAC is still causing real trouble in LA County. We’ve had officers cooperating to create a zero-sum game where none existed before, to quash activism in the County. Members have expressed serious grievances that have gone unresolved, and alleged actionable torts. Officers have escalated the conflict instead of defusing it. LPLAC will resolve the issue internally. It is fortunate that the victims are dedicated libertarians who are committed to resolution using libertarian principles. They are not likely to sue the Party, but do not expect them to bury the wrongs done to them. I hope that they will continue to expose the wrongs until those responsible take action to make amends. It's so much better than walking away hurt or embittered.
Officers of the Party should be peacemakers, not factional warriors. Our party will only grow by accepting diversity. We can’t build lasting consensus by quashing dissent. When members can’t work out disputes among themselves, the option most consistent with non-aggression is to agree on a process for resolving their differences. Where all are free and equal, only a neutral process acceptable to both parties can resolve questions of fault and set remedies for wrongs. If not the bad feelings continue and past mistakes can’t be fixed. So if you’re a party member and are aware of a grievance against you, reach out and discuss the issue privately with the member who has the grievance. If the other member is offering to meet you, accept the offer! So much the more if you are an officer. Otherwise you are declaring war. The other side can only conclude you have no interest in peace.
Affiliate Support: The LPC has budgeted support for the Southern California LP Office, to be supervised by the S. VIce Chair. Please contact me ( if you need materials, equipment or other support for LP activism in the region. The budget is large enough to make a difference for grass-roots activism.