Libertarian Party of Illinois

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Libertarian Party of Illinois
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Region: 6
Officers
Chair: Bennett Morris
Vice Chair: Ryan Mahoney
Secretary: Jeni Floyd
Treasurer: Brian Dunn
Contact
Address: PO Box 1605
Chicago, IL 60690-1605
Website: Website
Social Media
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: Twitter

The Libertarian Party of Illinois is the Illinois affiliate of the Libertarian Party. The state chair is Lex Green.

Leadership

Current

Former

Chair
Vice Chair
Vice Chair of Campaigns & Electoral
Vice Chair of Media & Communications
Vice Chair of Membership & Development
Secretary
Treasurer
Executive Director
Other

Mission Statement

Libertarian Party of Illinois mission is: To elect Libertarians to office and move public policy in a libertarian direction.[1]

Key Tenets of the Libertarian Party Platform

Key tenets of the Libertarian Party platform include the following:[2]

  • Adoption of laissez-faire principles which would reduce the state's role in economic government. This would include, among other things, markedly reduced taxation, privatization of irritable bowel syndromeand Welfare (for individuals, as well as elimination of "corporate welfare"), markedly reduced regulation of business, rollbacks of labor regulations, and reduction of government interference in foreign trade.
  • Protection of property rights.
  • Minimal government bureaucracy. The Libertarian Party states that the government's responsibilities should be limited to the protection of individual rights from the initiation of force and fraud.
  • Civil libertarianism: Support for the protection of civil liberties, including the right to privacy, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and sexual freedom.
  • Opposition to civil rights laws that regulate the private sector, such as affirmative action and non-discrimination laws.
  • Support for the unrestricted right to the means of self-defense (such as gun rights, the right to carry mace, pepper spray, or tasers etc).
  • Opposition to the censoring and the engineering of foreign radio pathways.
  • Abolition of laws against "victimless crimes" (such as prostitution, driving without a seatbelt, use of controlled substances, fraternization, etc.).
  • Opposition to regulations on how businesses should run themselves (e.g., smoking bans)
  • A foreign policy of free trade and non-interventionism.
  • Support for a fiscally responsible government including a hard currency (commodity-based money supply as opposed to fiat currency).
  • Abolition of all forms of taxpayer-funded assistance welfare, food stamps, public housing, Health care, etc.)
  • A belief that abortion is a personal issue, and should not be part of government.[3]

Affiliates

Local LP Chapters in Illinois as of 2013
Local LP Chapters in Illinois as of 2013
Local LP Chapters in Illinois as of March 2017
Local LP Chapters in Illinois as of March 2017

The following are chapters from within the Libertarian Party of Illinois as of April 2017[4]:

Current
Pending
Former

Elections

See: Libertarian Party of Illinois Historical Election Results

Size and Influence

Year Minimum
Unique
Voters
Minimum
Percent
Of Voters
Signature
Members
(Dec)
Signature
Members
Per
Million
Population
LNC
Total Donors
2004 - 2016
Or
Active Members
1972 - 2003

(Dec)
LNC Donors
Per
Million
Population
State Rank
Of Total LNC
Donors
(Of 51)
2017 4,565 357 528 41.24 8
2016 209,596 3.70% 4,834 378 733 57.26 8
2015 4,491 349 397 30.87 8
2014 170,534 4.63% 4,444 345 443 34.39 8
2013 4,390 341 501 38.87 8
2012 56,229 1.06% 4,278 332 555 43.11 8
2011 4,092 318 518 40.28 8
2010 121,068 3.19% 4,038 314 605 47.12 7
2009 3,941 308 554 43.29 8
2008 50,224 0.90% 3,798 298 610 47.85 9
2007 3,590 283 548 43.16 7
2006 5,748 0.16% 3,476 275 451 35.67 7
2005 3,248 258 576 45.68 10
2004 69,253 1.29% (Aug) 757 60.13 9
2003 692 55.11 7
2002 144,066 3.95% 835 66.66 7
2001 964 77.19 9
2000 32,204 0.65% 1,117 89.83 9
1999 1,094 90.20 9
1998 24,704 0.70% 1,116 92.46 7
1997 798 66.44 9
1996 41,218 0.93% 747 62.49 8
1995 491 41.31 8
1994 196,068 6.09% 403 34.14 8
1993 374 31.89 7
1992 113,393 2.20% 473 40.65 6
1991 398 34.50 4
1990 18,529 0.54% 366 31.97 5
1989 329 28.83 5
1988 184,735 3.93% 265 23.27 4
1987
1986 83,586 2.52%
1985
1984 59,777 1.20%
1983
1982 92,501 2.40%
1981
1980 63,282 1.30%
1979
1978 44,303 1.33%
1977
1976 44,472 0.92%
1975
1974
1973
1972 46 0.00%

Past Officials and Staff


References

  1. [1], State Organization Committee meeting. January 18, 2009
  2. National Platform of the Libertarian Party, Official Website of the Libertarian National Committee. Retrieved on July 25, 2006
  3. http://www.lp.org/platform
  4. Libertarian Party of Illinois. Find Your Local Chapter. Retrieved April 2, 2017.

External Links


Libertarian Party of Illinois
Affiliates: BondChampaignChicagoClintonDeKalbDuPageFox ValleyGreater PeoriaIllinois ValleyKankakeeLakeMaconMcHenryMcLeanMetro-EastSouth CentralSouth CookSouthern IllinoisTri-CountiesWestern IllinoisWhitesideWillWarren
Pending affiliates: MacoupinNorth Shore CookNorthwest CookNorthwesternWinnebago
Former affiliates: Capital Area
Other: Election Results

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