LNC Meeting 25 November 1972
|November 25, 1972|
|Presiding officer:||Susan Nolan|
|Minutes:||Summary in the November 1972 LP News|
There was a meeting on this date in which 12 of the 18 voting members were present. Several resolutions were passed, and the following state petitions were affiliation were approved:
- Michigan (Michigan was already recognized, but submitted a petition anyhow)
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
Bringing the total of recognized state LP affiliates to 15, up from 8 prior to the ExecComm meeting.
A petition from Arizona was rejected, after evidence was presented that there were irregularities in that state's temporary organization. A petition from Wisconsin was approved subject to resubmission with signatures, rather than typed names. A motion by some California LP members to remove recognition from the currently recognized organization, headed by Alan Coon, and accept a petition from their group instead, was rejected. It was voted that in the future, petitions for affiliation cannot be submitted until a state convention has been held, at which the National LP Statement of Principles is endorsed, officers elected, and a state Constitution and By-Laws adopted. This will hopefully eliminate problems of the type which arose in the Arizona and California situations.