Libertarian Party of Illinois

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Libertarian Party of Illinois
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Region: 6
Officers
Chair: Lex Green
Vice Chair: Jonathan Parker
Secretary: Rodney Parker
Treasurer: Brian Dunn
Contact
Address: PO Box 1605
Chicago, IL 60690-1605
Website: Website
Social Media

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
  • Walt Steele, Database Coordinator (July 2006)
  • Don Stover, Newsletter Editor (July 2006)
  • Lupe Diaz, Newsletter Editor (February 2008)
  • Crystal Jurczynski, Webmaster (July 2006)
  • Andy Spiegel, Counsel (July 2006)
  • Val Vetter, Activism (March 2009—July 2009)
  • Jan Stover, Campaigns (March 2009)
  • Lupe Diaz, Legislative Chair (March 2009—July 2009)
  • Damon Dillon, Membership Chair (March 2009—July 2009)
  • Kent McMillen, Public Relations Chair (March 2009—July 2009)
  • Rodney Parker, Public Relations Chair (June 2016)

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
Signature
Members
(Dec)
LNC
Total Donors
2004 - 2016
Or
Active Members
1972 - 2003

(Dec)
2016 209,596 4,834 733
2015 4,491 397
2014 170,534 4,444 443
2013 4,390 501
2012 56,229 4,278 555
2011 4,092 518
2010 121,068 4,038 605
2009 3,941 554
2008 50,224 3,798 610
2007 (Nov) 3,577 (Nov) 522
2006 5,748 3,476 451
2005 3,248 576
2004 69,253 (Aug) 757
2003 692
2002 144,066 835
2001 964
2000 32,204 1,117
1999 1,094
1998 24,704 1,116
1997 798
1996 41,218 747
1995 491
1994 113,071 403
1993 374
1992 34,527 473
1991 398
1990 18,529 366
1989 329
1988 14,944 265
1987
1986 24,068
1985
1984 59,777
1983
1982 36,856
1981
1980 38,939
1979
1978 21,654
1977
1976 13,788
1975
1974
1973
1972 46

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: BondCapital AreaChampaignChicagoClintonDeKalbDuPageFox ValleyGreater PeoriaIllinois ValleyKankakeeLakeMaconMcHenryMcLeanMetro-EastSouth CentralSouth CookSouthern IllinoisTri-CountiesWestern IllinoisWhitesideWillWarren
Pending affiliates: MacoupinNorth Shore CookNorthwest CookNorthwesternWinnebago
Other: Election Results

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