Many of you have attended one of our WakeLP monthly speaker events at Tobacco Road. We all know how much fun it is to enjoy a burger and beer and learn about important issues in Wake County and North Carolina. Unfortunately, we’re having to adjust to this current situation like many other groups.
WakeLP will have it's first online Zoom event Wednesday, April 29, at 7 p.m.
It should be fun, even without the great service we get from Tobacco Road. So, BYOB.
Jo Jorgensen, a Libertarian presidential candidate, will be our special guest. Jo will talk about the government's response to the pandemic and how she plans to move liberty forward if elected to represent the LP as our candidate for President. She'll be the second Libertarian presidential candidate to have addressed the WakeLP.
Jorgensen was the Libertarian candidate for vice president in 1996, on the Harry Browne ticket. She also ran for Congress in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District in 1992. She's currently is a senior lecturer in psychology at Clemson University.
We’ll start as usual with an informal, lightly-moderated, thirty-minute social. Our guest will speak beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Zoom meeting invite and details will be sent out the morning of the event. Please register with your name and email address here.
Wake Libertarians support several charity organizations every month. These include the St. John's MCC food pantry, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
All these groups need help during the coronavirus pandemic. “Since we can’t show up and help physically, I encourage those of you with $20 lying around to consider donating to one of these causes.” urged David Ulmer, WakeLP chair. “
"If not these, please consider another charity of your choosing.”
Patrick Bowersox, WakeLP secretary, is buying items at Lowe’s to donate to St. John’s this month. You can send him money directly via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving directly to a charity or Patrick means WakeLP does not have to try to account for the donation separately, and none of these fine groups are subject to theft.
“I appreciate your time, and all of these groups would greatly appreciate some money if you can spare it,” Ulmer said.
Here’s how to contact them:
The Libertarian Party of North Carolina State Convention will be zooming this year. The party had to cancel its in-person convention but is going ahead with an online convention via Zoom Saturday morning, April 4. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the business will start at 10 a.m.
"We're asking folks to pre-register for the Convention by Thursday so that we have time to check credentials," announced Susan Hogarth, state chair. Pre-register here.
The main businesses items are to consider changes to our platform, select delegates to the national convention, select Presidential Electors, elect a Judicial Committee, and consider any resolutions offered by members.
"We anticipate being able to conduct this business in a few hours on Saturday morning, but we'll need everyone working together to make it happen," said Hogarth. "In between business items, we would love to have time to throw in some fun and education. We should have brief video addresses from candidates, perhaps a live visitor or two, and a presidential straw poll."
If you plan on offering a motion, platform change, or resolution, Hogarth also requests you sent it to convention organizers in advance using this form.
"We also ask that you join via smartphone, tablet, or computer, and not by simply dialing in," Hogarth said.
Go here for a free download and more information about Zoom.