Colorado Convention 2021
|2021 Libertarian Party of Colorado Convention|
|Venue:||Denver West Marriott|
The 2021 Libertarian Party of Colorado Convention took place from May 21-23 2021 at the Denver West Marriott in Golden.
There was a dispute over the convention agenda between one submitted and then revised by the Board and Convention Committee and one proposed by members. The member proposed agenda was adopted.
- Letter to Board and Convention Committee from members with alternate proposed agenda
- File containing spreadsheet tabs of competing agendas
- Original Convention Agenda Rejected by the Delegates
- Caryn Ann Harlos, Committee Chair
- Mike Seebeck, Committee Secretary
- Wayne Harlos
- Kat Martin
- Josh Whalen
2021 Platform Report
- 2021 Platform Report - Platform Committee
- Plain Language Proposal - Member Sponsored
- Plain Language Alternate - Member Sponsored
- Agorism - Member Sponsored
- Victimless Crimes - Member Sponsored
Constitution and Bylaws Committee
- BetteRose Ryan, Committee Chair
- Eric Mulder, Committee Secretary
- Beatriz Sutton
- Kyle Furey
- Joshua Lallement
- Michele Poague
- Joe Johnson
- Alan Hayman
- John Hjersman
2021 C&B Report
Fate of Proposals on Floor
Constitution and Bylaws
There were nearly two complete competing reports: one from the official committee and one from a member-formed committee. One of the issues on the floor was the order in which these proposals would be heard with the Convention Committee and the Convention Chair giving priority to the official committee. The member committee protested and won a vote of the delegates for what they considered a more equitable distribution.
Up until this convention, the Libertarian Party of Colorado had a separate Constitution and Bylaws. At the Colorado Convention 2019, the delegates directed the future committee to propose a merge of the two documents. This did not happen in 2020, and it was not proposed by the official committee. The member committee submitted a proposed merge which passed.
The delegates elected pass all but one of the committee's proposals in one vote with one proposal exempted for further debate which was passed with amendment. The member submissions also passed, with the Harlos proposal for the "Plain Language" proposal being accepted over the Hayman proposal. As has become tradition, there was joke proposal in the committee report, this year to build a wall along the western slope of Colorado and forcing California to pay for it under the title "Colorado's Bigly Wall."
LPCO Board Election Results
The following individuals were elected to the Libertarian Party of Colorado.
NOTA was a valid candidate for all positions.
|Office||Electee||Other Candidates (if applicable)|
|Chair||Wayne Harlos||Victoria Reynolds |
|Vice-Chair||Hannah Goodman||Steve Gallant|
|Secretary||Caryn Ann Harlos||Mike Spalding|
|Treasurer||Nathan Foutch||Bennett Rutledge|
|Campaigns Director||Greg Lauer||Bruce Griffith|
|Outreach Director||Ryan Kane|
|Affiliate Development Director||Kyle Furey||Michele Poague|
|Legislative Director||Jennifer Nackerud|
|Membership Director||Rees LaBree||Beatriz Sutton|
|Fundraising Director||Daniel Lutz||Bette Rose Smith|
|Bette Rose Smith|
The Judicial Committee will be selecting its own chair.
Both the Libertarian Pragmatist Caucus and the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus endorsed a published slate of candidates. The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus and Outright Libertarians had vendor tables but did not endorse any candidates.
At beginning of convention there was some controversy concerning this table signage which indicated reserved rows in the business hall for paid ticket holders with several members inviting convention volunteers to forcibly remove them from their seats.
Opinions on Convention
She also recorded the convention (not the complete record) in four parts:
|Libertarian Party of Colorado|
|Affiliates:||Adams • Arapahoe • Boulder • CSU • Delta • Douglas • Eagle • Elbert • El Paso • Garfield • Huerfano • Jefferson • Larimer • Mesa • Moffat • Pueblo • Western Slope|
|Former affiliates:||Aurora • Aspen • Broomfield • Chaffee and Lake • Clear Creek • Denver • Florissant • Fremont • Greeley • Gunnison • Jackson • Limon • Morgan • Northeast • Park • Routt • Saguache • San Luis Valley • San Miguel • Southern Colorado • Southside • Southwestern • Summit • Weld|
|Conventions:||1973 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019 • 2020 • 2021 • 2022|
|Publications:||Colorado CLiPboard • Colorado Liberty • Colorado Libertarian|
|Other:||Election Results • Index of Board Records|