Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Proposal #32b: add Per-capita measure of affiliates to committee appointment process

DRAFT This is a draft proposal which has not yet been voted on by the committee.

Proposed by Rich Tomasso.


  • Problem: Big population states have an oversized influence on LP business.
  • Solution: Use a per-capita measure for some committee appointments to balance the influence between high and low population states.
  • Benefits: Gives smaller states an incentive to increase membership. Also reflects the greater impact a marginal increase in Libertarians will have in a lower population state than in a large one.

Bylaws of the Libertarian Party

ARTICLE 12: OTHER COMMITTEES

  1. The Platform Committee shall consist of 20 members selected as follows:
    1. One member by each of the five affiliate parties having the greatest per capita sustaining membership as determined for Convention delegate allocations at the most recent Regular Convention. These members shall be selected no later than the last day of the fifth month prior to the Regular Convention.
    2. One member by each of the ten five affiliate parties having the largest sustaining memberships, excluding those affiliates with the greatest per-capita membership from (a), as determined for Convention delegate allocations at the most recent Regular Convention. These members shall be selected no later than the last day of the fifth month prior to the Regular Convention.
    3. Ten members appointed by the National Committee, including no less than five members from states other than the ten affiliate parties having the largest sustaining memberships as determined for Convention delegate allocations at the most recent Regular Convention from (a) and (b). These members shall be appointed no later than the last day of the fifth month prior to the Regular Convention.


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1 comment:

  1. AM I right to think Rich is from the Free State of New Hampshire?

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