Libertarian Party of New Mexico 2022 Disaffiliation and Re-Affiliation

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The Libertarian Party of New Mexico then chaired by Chris Luchini was disaffiliated by the Libertarian National Committee on the basis of violations of fundamental member rights with a refusal to cure on September 11, 2022. On October 29, 2022, a new group held an organizing convention with an intent to form an organization that would petition for affiliation with the national party. Until legal issues over the name were resolved with the Libertarian National Commmittee's enforcement of its trademark on the name "Libertarian Party' against the former affiliate, the new organization adopted the name Free Libertarian Party of New Mexico. The initial Board was Frank Martin (Chair), Mike Blessing (Vice-Chair), Rudolph Kohn (Secretary), and Tyler Askin (Treasurer).

Timeline of Events with Documents

Video of Organizing Convention

  1. This change was passed (and later revoked) to the LPNM Constitution and Bylaws: 1) It is hereby resolved that Article VII, Paragraph 5(a) of the Constitution of the Libertarian Party of New Mexico is amended to read as follows: In order to serve as a delegate from LPNM to the National Convention of the Libertarian Party, an individual must be a member of the Executive Committee, a member of the Central Committee, or a caucus member in good standing for 120 days preceding the State Convention at which the delegate is elected to serve at the National Convention. In the case of caucus members, the individual must have also provided 12 hours of volunteer service to LPNM in the 12 months preceding the State Convention. The Secretary shall maintain records of volunteer hours served by caucus members. These requirements may be waived for a particular candidate on a two-thirds vote of the State Convention. The 2022 LPNM Convention shall be prorated to only require 2 hours of volunteer service.
  2. Chris Luchini conceded that January 6, 2022, rules change was not constitutional, but that no one from the Mises caucus wanted to run for that position. Tyler Askin and the Mises Caucus alleges that at the March 5th convention, 5 Mises Caucus members signed up and were disregarded. They allegedly all had speeches prepared, but were not allowed to speak.