DRAFT This is a draft proposal which has not yet been voted on by the committee.
Proposed by Aaron Starr.
- Problem: The bylaw that spells out our Party’s purpose is a laundry list of tasks, rather than a bold statement of what we want to accomplish.
- Solution: Make our purpose emphasize what we want to accomplish – being an effective political party that changes public policy by electing our candidates to public office.
- Benefits: A short statement of purpose better focuses us on our Party’s real mission.
Bylaws of the Libertarian Party
ARTICLE 3: PURPOSE
The Party is organized to implement and give voice to the principles embodied in the Statement of Principles by: functioning as a libertarian political entity separate and distinct from all other political parties or movements; moving public policy in a libertarian direction by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office; chartering affiliate parties throughout the United States and promoting their growth and activities; nominating candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States, and supporting Party and affiliate party candidates for political office; and, entering into public information activities.
Our purpose is to defend freedom and expand liberty by electing Libertarian candidates to public office.
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