List of Libertarian Party Caucuses
This page is both a listing and a point for collaborative work on identifying and documenting caucuses through our Party's history. This list is alphabetical and not intended to impart any rank or comparison other than active and inactive.
- 1 Active Caucuses
- 1.1 Libertarian Anarchist Caucus
- 1.2 Audacious Caucus
- 1.3 The Bear Nukes Caucus
- 1.4 Christian Liberty Caucus of the Libertarian Party
- 1.5 Defense Caucus
- 1.6 Libertarian Freedom Caucus
- 1.7 George Washington Liberty Caucus
- 1.8 Grassroots Libertarians Caucus
- 1.9 Libertarian Jazz Caucus
- 1.10 Libertine Caucus of the Libertarian Party
- 1.11 Libertarian Millennial Caucus
- 1.12 Libertarian Party Mises Caucus (LPMC)
- 1.13 Libertariansfor911Truth
- 1.14 OUT for Liberty
- 1.15 Outright Libertarians
- 1.16 Paleolibertarian Caucus
- 1.17 Libertarians for Peace
- 1.18 Povertarian Caucus
- 1.19 Libertarian Pragmatist Caucus
- 1.20 Pro-Choice Libertarians
- 1.21 Radical Caucus (2006)
- 1.22 Reform Caucus of California
- 1.23 Libertarian Party Secular Caucus
- 1.24 Libertarian Party Sex Caucus
- 1.25 Libertarian Socialist Caucus of the Libertarian Party
- 1.26 Libertarian Tie-Dye Caucus
- 1.27 Libertarian Youth Caucus
- 1.28 National Organization of Libertarian Women
- 1.29 Reform Caucus of California
- 2 Inactive or Potentially Inactive Caucuses
- 2.1 Adequate Defense Caucus
- 2.2 Brevity Caucus
- 2.3 End the Fed Caucus
- 2.4 Hands Off My Caucus
- 2.5 Libertarians for Life
- 2.6 Oklahoma Caucus
- 2.7 Radical Caucus (1979)
- 2.8 Radical Caucus (SEK3)
- 2.9 Reform Caucus
- 2.10 The Rent is Too Damn High Caucus
- 2.11 Rothbard Caucus
- 2.12 LP Sunshine Caucus
- 2.13 Socially Tolerant Caucus
- 2.14 Libertarian Transparency Caucus
The purpose of The Libertarian Party Audacious Caucus is to advocate within the Libertarian Party for a more principled moral stance in opposition to government. We seek to accomplish this by nominating candidates for both internal party positions and public office who have shown a strong commitment to the fundamental core beliefs of the libertarian philosophy. We are also committed to maintaining and increasing the Libertarian Party's involvement in outreach, education and activism, to promote the core beliefs of the libertarian philosophy in our community.
The Bear Nukes Caucus is a single issue advocacy group focused on encouraging the Libertarian Party of the United States and its affiliates to push for the legalization of private ownership of weapons of mass destruction. It defines weapons of mass destruction to include nuclear weapons using both fission and fusion, chemical agents, weaponized bio-agents, explosively pumped flux compression generators, HERF guns, dirty bombs, antimatter annihilation weapons or any other extremely dangerous device or substance conceivable.
Seeing the Libertarian Party through the eyes of Jesus and helping the Libertarian Party see Christ in Christians.
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Originally organized by controversial activist Eric Dondero
The George Washington Liberty Caucus is a national Libertarian Party Caucus established in 2019 to promote the virtues of brotherhood, charity, and responsibility within the Libertarian Party and out in the world, and to encourage interest in Freemasonry. The GWLC is not sanctioned, endorsed, or sponsored by any Grand Lodge.
Caucus Statement of Affiliations
The George Washington Liberty Caucus is not affiliated with any Grand Lodge of Masons in any way. We do not seek endorsement from, or affiliation with any Grand Lodge, although, we will eagerly work with any Masonic body that requests our assistance, when we are able.
The George Washington Liberty Caucus is guided by the following principles
- The promotion of liberty for all and of the other common ideals shared between the Liberty Movement and the Masonic Fraternity.
- The promotion of the Liberty Movement among our Brothers and of Freemasonry as a civic extension of that movement.
- The promotion of Brotherhood and Charity as requisite to the promotion of Liberty, and that with Liberty, people are free to associate as they see fit.
The charitable work of the George Washington Liberty Caucus consists of
- Giving funds to Masonic charitable organizations that promote the general welfare of Mankind.
- Offering relief to a worthy Brother Mason, his widow, and/or orphan(s), or others as deemed qualified through the Caucus application process for Charitable Giving.
- Giving funds to organizations not related to Masonry that act to promote virtues compatible with Masonry, including but not limited to, relief of the needy, promotion of education and the diffusion of knowledge, and advocacy for human liberty.
The political work of the George Washington Liberty Caucus consists of
- The pursuit of justice in governance and economic and civil liberties through education, activism, and research.
- Public recognition of individuals both in the private and government sector who share the goal of Liberty and providing commentary on proposed policies or established law.
- The promotion of the George Washington Liberty Caucus Platform.
The Grassroots Libertarians Caucus exists to promote the following "Five Key Values":
(I) BOTTOM-UP, NOT TOP-DOWN. We see a party that too often takes after the establishment parties and corporations rather than manifesting itself as a grassroots organization with revolutionary goals. We seek a decentralized Libertarian Party run by its members and activists rather than by a centralized clique of corporate-oriented professionals.
(II) POLITICALLY BALANCED. We see a party which has become too conservative in both style and substance. We seek to restore a balanced approach to Libertarian Party policy-making and outreach that strives to appeal to the political left as much as to the political right and emphasizes personal liberty no less than economic liberty.
(III) FUN, BOLD, AND FREE-SPIRITED. We see a party that has become too staid, timid, boring, and unimaginative. We seek a culture within the Libertarian Party that is bolder, more irreverent, more free-spirited, more creative, and more fun-loving.
(IV) RADICAL AND PROUD. We see a party that has become too ashamed of its own ideals, a place where "idealist" is too often treated as a dirty word. We seek a party in which Libertarians proudly share a sense of solidarity as radical freedom fighters in a larger movement committed to the vision of worldwide individual liberty expressed in the Preamble and Statement of Principles of the Libertarian Party's national platform.
(V) YOUTH-FOCUSED. We see a party that is largely failing to connect with young people. We seek a Libertarian Party whose style, structure, culture, and materials speak first and foremost to the younger generations who hold the future in their hands.
Formed to coordinate Libertarian musicians to perform at LP events.
The purpose of the caucus is to promote Austrian economics within the Libertarian Party, to stress the importance of sound economics as critical to the Libertarian Party message, and to advocate applying the science of human action—praxeology—in Libertarian Party efforts to counter the statism of both Democrats and Republicans. It's platform emphasizes: Property Rights, Self-Determination, Economics and Money, as well as decorum in debate, tolerance of lifestyle choices and rejection of "tribal" identity politics.
A LGBT caucus that focuses heavily on outreach
The most well-known LGBT caucus
Group created after the September 11th attacks to work against interventionist sentiments in the Libertarian Party.
Focuses on matters affecting people with lower incomes, both in terms of policy and in terms of internal party matters.
- organizational Facebook page
- Facebook discussion group for pro-choice activists only.
Created in 1987, Pro-Choice Libertarians reaches out to Libertarian Party members and the general public regarding women's reproductive rights and abortion. Members of the group are strongly committed to the keeping the government out of the abortion issue, an essentially pro-choice stance. Its detailed website includes sections on the group's history and Mission Statement, principles, Libertarian Party platform history, extensive informational links and activist resources.
Radical Caucus (2006)
Also known as the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus and LPRadicals.
The Radical Caucus is a group of self-identified radicals working within the membership of the Libertarian Party (LP) who support the re-radicalization of the LP; and further to promote a clear, radical vision of libertarianism through education and electoral advocacy both within the LP and outside of it.
The Reform Caucus of California is a caucus formed on June 12, 2019 within the [[Libertarian Party of California by Brandon Nelson, Kenneth Brent Olsen, and other party members who opposed the decision of the Judicial Committee of the Libertarian Party of California on June 10, 2019, to overturn the vote of the delegates at the delete the Platform at the California Convention 2019 in Concord, California. It was named after the Reform Caucus which was behind the so-called "Portland Massacre" in 2006 at the National Convention 2006, when the national Platform was changed dramatically.
The purpose of the caucus is to facilitate a discussion within the Libertarian Party for applying Libertarian principles to public policy, while also rejecting any theocratic influence within government law.
The Libertarian Socialist Caucus seeks to honor the principles of non-aggression through recognizing exploitation, and specifically economic exploitation, as aggression, which should therefore be opposed by the Libertarian Party.
State secured monopolies over the means of production and continuing state enforcement of unnatural, hierarchical property relations throughout the economy coercively limit choices, thwart individual autonomy, and artificially prop up generalized wage labor and non-labor incomes. As such, exploitation and its enforcement via state secured privilege necessarily constitutes both theft and aggression, and should be recognized as such by the Libertarian Party.
Tie-dye is cool.
The Reform Caucus of California is dedicated to the reformation of the Libertarian Party of California in a manner that focuses on making us an effective political party rather than a social club. We affirm that a political party's goal is to disseminate its principles and to get candidates elected. We believe that California needs a Libertarian Party; a party that promotes liberty and is designated to win elections in the state of California.
Inactive or Potentially Inactive Caucuses
A caucus committed to a shorter national platform. Known to be operating in 2015-2016.
Formed to protect the structure of the Texas State Libertarian Executive Committee at the 2016 state convention in San Antonio. May be returning to a fully active state.
May have fallen apart after the death of its founder Doris Gordon
A marijuana-centric caucus during the 1970s. At least one of its members discussed returning it to an active state for the 2016 convention.
Inspiration for the current caucus, which seeks to be its continuation, but is still a distinct historical entity.
Seemingly unrelated to later caucuses bearing the same name, this caucus was seeking to use the Libertarian Party as a platform for opposition to voting.
This group was behind the Portland Massacre in 2006 and was strongly behind Bob Barr in 2008, but may have dissolved soon afterward.
A single-issue caucus, their point was acted upon when the LNC moved from the Watergate building to new offices in Virginia.
An attempted continuation from the 1979 Radical Caucus with a different name from the 2000s.
More information is needed
This caucus existed in the mid to late 1990s and was connected to Focus PAC. Its goal was to bring in people left behind by the increasingly statist ideology of the political left.
This caucus was formed to hold the national Libertarian Party to a culture of transparency.