Libertarians Help Those in Need

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 [email protected].

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:

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Libertarian State Convention on Zoom

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.

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Libertarian Party Statement on COVID-19 Outbreak

Across the United States, COVID-19 testing supplies are being rationed, resulting in patients being refused testing or experiencing long delays for test results. The result is that we have a diminished understanding of the extent and characteristics of the current pandemic, an impaired ability to slow the spread of the disease with contact tracing, and delayed diagnosis of the disease.

Because the CDC declared coronavirus to be a public health emergency, regulations were triggered that prevented hospitals and private lab companies from developing their own tests. Then, the CDC botched the rollout of the test that they developed, leaving doctors unable to properly diagnose and treat their patients.

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