Document:Kansas Convention 2020 Proposed Bylaws Amendments

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The following amendments to LPKS Party Documents have been proposed by the Executive Committee (Excomm) of the LPKS and are now available for comment.

Please leave any comments in the comment field at the bottom of this page. Feel free to suggest edits, or to suggest additional amendments to party documents for the Excomm to consider for inclusion in the final proposed amendments for each document.

You are also invited to record your reaction to the suggestions of others using the "Reactions" button under each comment found at the bottom of this document.

This proposal will be available for comment for at least 28 days.

After that time, the Excomm will consider all comments and vote on a final set of amendments to the party documents. Those final proposed changes will be available for consideration for 28 days prior to the convention.

At the State Convention, there shall be an opportunity for individuals to speak in favor of or in opposition to the proposed changes to each document. The State Chair shall have the ability to limit the length of these discussions with both those in favor and those in opposition having equal time.

Votes at the State Convention shall be a simple up or down vote with no amendments at the convention. Amendments to each party document has specific requirements for passage by the party membership that can be found in the Paragraph V of the Bylaws found on the party website.

Please read the whole document below. While the first party documents have no proposed changes, the bylaws have proposed changes at the end of the document.


Current provisions: Paragraph IX, Section 2. Party Endorsements to Candidates not Nominated by the Libertarian Party of Kansas

With the exception of Libertarian Party candidates that have been nominated in Convention or by Primary Election, no candidate running for public office may be endorsed by the Libertarian Party of Kansas except as follows: Such candidate is registered as either a Libertarian or non-affiliated voter with the lawful election officer of his/her home county; and such candidate appears at the nominating convention and receives the affirmative endorsement of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting; providing there is no Libertarian candidate running for the office.

The proposed change: Delete "is registered as either a Libertarian or non-affiliated voter with the lawful election officer of his/her home county; and such candidate appears at the nominating convention and"

Final version if adopted: Section 2. Party Endorsements to Candidates not Nominated by the Libertarian Party of Kansas

With the exception of Libertarian Party candidates that have been nominated in Convention or by Primary Election, no candidate running for public office may be endorsed by the Libertarian Party of Kansas except as follows: Such candidate receives the affirmative endorsement of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting; providing there is no Libertarian candidate running for the office.


Posted by Sharon DuBois · February 18, 2020 10:46 PM · 2 reactions

I object to the proposed changes.

I strongly object to the proposed changes. "...candidate receives the affirmative endorsement of two-thirds of the members present and voting..." does not specify where the endorsements take place. Is it at the state convention? Is it a state-wide poll of a LP members? I am also opposed to the possibility of a member of another party receiving the endorsement of the LP. As written, this change to the bylaws would allow a Socialist to be endorsed by the LPKS. I recommend that we not make these changes to the bylaws, and retain the original wording.


Posted by Stacey Davis · February 18, 2020 7:33 PM · 1 reaction

Looks Good To me.