2021 Platform, Bylaws, and Convention Committees Need Volunteers

2021 Platform, Bylaws, and Convention Committees Need Volunteers

Clair Gelineau raises her hand. Photo by Jess Mears.

Clair Gelineau raises her hand to volunteer. Photo by Jess Mears.

By Greg Stempfle, Chair

Link to the January 2021 Michigan Libertarian

The Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2021 Platform Committee, Bylaws Committee and Convention Planning Committee.

Over the past year we have faced new threats to our liberties and new challenges to how our organization operates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and government response to it. Our platform and bylaws may need some updating in order to reflect these developments and help us move into the next campaign season.

The platform committee will look into making changes to the LPM platform, which will help shape our messaging to voters. The bylaws committee will investigate changes to the LPM bylaws, which describe how we operate as an organization. Recommended changes to the platform and bylaws, made by each committee, will be presented to delegates at the next state convention for consideration.

2021 location to be announced

The time and location of the 2021 LPM State Convention have yet to be determined. The Libertarian Executive Committee (LEC) decided to hold off on formal convention planning until the start of the New Year. With more than one vaccine against the covid infection now on the market, the chance that restrictions on public gatherings will prevent us from holding an in person convention look less likely. Our bylaws require our convention to be held between April 1st and July 31st.

How to get involved

If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please send a brief statement as to why the LEC should select you to be on the committee to LPM Chair Greg Stempfle, chair@michiganlp.org, and LPM Secretary, Mary Buzuma, secretary@michiganlp.org by January 8th.

The LEC will meet via zoom video-conference on January 10th at noon to begin selecting committee members, among other items of business. All party members, especially those interested in serving on of the committees, are welcome to join! There is a link to the zoom meeting in the calendar of events in this newsletter and on our website, and Facebook page.

Link to the January 2021 Michigan Libertarian