Avens O'Brien

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Avens O'Brien
Libertarian Party of New Hampshire
Personal Details
Birth: 10 October 1987
Education: St Anselm College
Occupation: Cannabis Industry
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Party: Libertarian
Website: http://www.avens.me
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: Twitter
Instagram: Instagram
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Avens O'Brien is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, and activist based in Los Angeles, California. She sits on the board of Feminists for Liberty. She is a frequent speaker and photographer at liberty-oriented conferences and a writer on libertarian subject matter, known for her contributions at The Libertarian Republic, an online news publisher. She publishes her convention photography and much of her commentary on Facebook.

She was a delegate seated with the delegation of the Libertarian Party of California at the 2016 National Convention and 2018 National Convention and was the Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire from 2006-2008. Her long-time partner is former Vice-Presidential candidate Judd Weiss. She is a Lifetime Member of the national Libertarian Party, as well as a Lifetime Member of the Libertarian Party of California.

She gave an endorsement in The Libertarian Republic for 2020 candidate Vermin Supreme and gave a nominating speech for him at the National Convention 2020.

Federal Campaigns


O'Brien has stated publicly that she does not endorse candidates for Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary or Treasurer as a rule, citing her interest in unity and decreased factionalization. She has endorsed one candidate for internal party office (LNC At-Large) and two presidential candidates seeking the nomination.

Internal Party Positions

Caucuses & Liberty Organizations

O'Brien does not endorse any broad-based caucus within the Libertarian Party, preferring single-issue caucuses.

Conventions & Party Events


State Level

County Level

  • Los Angeles County Convention 2014 (Photographer, Delegate)
  • Bexar County, Texas Fundraiser 2018 (Speaker)
  • Los Angeles County Convention 2021 (Photographer, Delegate)

Noteworthy Liberty Speaking Engagements

  • Sex Work & Liberty (Panel) - PorcFest 2017
  • Women in Liberty (Panel) – PorcFest, 2017
  • You’re Not Fucking Us Up (Raising Liberty Kids) (Mainstage Speech) – PorcFest, 2017
  • Millennials & Liberty (Panel) – Freedom Fest, 2017
  • Feminism & Liberty (Panel) – Australian Libertarian Society, 2017
  • Alternative Education Methods (Panel) – Australian Libertarian Society, 2017
  • How To Talk About Liberty (w/ Naomi Brockwell) (Keynote Speech) – Australian Libertarian Society, 2017
  • Social Media & Liberty – National Convention 2018
  • Burning Man (Panel) - Freedom Fest, 2018
  • MeToo Movement (Panels) - Freedom Fest, 2018
  • Loving Liberty, Not Just Hating The Other Guy (Mainstage speech) – Anarchapulco 2019
  • Agorism (Panel) – Australian Libertarian Society, 2019
  • Drug War (Panel) – Australian Libertarian Society, 2019
  • Social Media (Panel) – Australian Libertarian Society, 2019
  • Feminism (Panel) – Freedom Fest 2019
  • Masculinity (Panel) – Freedom Fest 2019
  • Millennials (Panel) – Freedom Fest 2019
  • Markets, Not Politics (Mainstage Opening Speech) – AnarchoVegas 2019
  • Markets, Not Politics (Mainstage Speech) - Liberty Forum 2020
  • Making Yourself Useful for Liberty (Mainstage speech) – Anarchapulco 2020
  • Vermin Supreme Nomination Speech - LNC 2020
  • Victimless Crimes (Breakout Speech) - Australian Libertarian Society, 2020
  • Making Yourself Useful for Liberty (Gala speech) - LP Texas 2020
  • Feminism & Liberty (Panel) - Freedom Fest 2021