As of last night, I’m on board a campaign to revive the LNC with new leadership at the 2006 convention in Portland, Oregon. I can’t give out many details of the campaign (names, urls, etc), but suffice to say it’s a lot of people who “get it” when it comes to politics and transforming the Libertarian Party into a political player. I have been tapped to be the Technical Director for this; and if things go well, I may possibly become part of of the national LP in a more direct role (based on my technical/grassroots skills).
Slogan of the moment:
“Libertarians – the after-party you’ve been searching for.”
Libertarians need to be poised to create the biggest political upset against entrenched beaurocrats, sparking a new era of transparent government and rational foreign policy and security without hypocrisy.
This is going to take money though, and I’m going to bust my ass to raise as much as we need to ensure this happens. And if we raise more than we need to win, you can bet we’re going to turn around and put that money into the revived libertarian awareness movement and campaigns. Because dammit, it’s time we started making people look at us as a de facto option when voting.
I know enough people who are fed up with the direction the LP has been taking in recent years, and I’m happy to see signs of change coming in at the edges (Shane Cory as new Communications Director is a good example). Our party has a strong future, we just have to stand up now and build the foundation for a strong movement into 2006 and 2008 and however long down the road it takes for us to effect libertarian change in our government.