I’ve seen a lot of comments recently on how a few state Libertarian Parties are doing fantastic, while others aren’t doing as well.
Yep, it was the late 1980′s when I dropped out of the Maryland LP, and for exactly the reasons you mentioned. The last straw for me was a meeting which was dominated by one guy who kept insisting that we should target our marketing efforts toward working prostitutes.
I also tried joining the MDLP listserv a few years ago, but it seemed to be dominated by conspiracy theorists.
I would like to be involved with helping to make my state chapter as successful and organized as the Georgia LP, but it doesn’t seem possible. Where to begin?
As a Nebraska resident, this particularly intrigues me. I live in a state where what little LP activity there is stops west of the 98th meridian and the party doesn’t answer its email. Interestingly enough, before that I lived in Maryland.
So this isn’t a prescriptive post so much as it is an inquisitive one-how do we go about fixing a moribund state party? Any experts in the audience, please tell me. I had to write in “Libertarian” on my voter registration forms and I’ll probably be told that I’ll be registered nonpartisan anyway.
Obviously there’s no magic bullet, but there’s gotta be some methods that work better than others. So commenters? Any advice?