Synergy Opportunity Liberty Organization (SOLO USA)

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The Synergy Opportunity Liberty Organization, officially known as 'SOLO USA' and informally as 'SOLO,' is a defunct Nevada non-profit organization that promoted libertarian ideas to Hispanics. [1] [2] SOLO was co-founded around the summer of 2013 by a group of Hispanic libertarian activists in Las Vegas, Nevada, who mostly met during Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign. Many of them also volunteered for Juan A Martinez's North Las Vegas City Council campaign earlier that year. [2]

A screenshot of the old SOLO website.

SOLO initially operated as an unincorporated, loosely-organized group before incorporating on April 21, 2014 and later obtaining 501(c)(3) status. [1] [2] Martinez, Doug Pestana, and Edgar Licea served as the organization's officers, with Martinez taking the role of President. [1] Nick Gausling served as an unofficial early advisor to the organization. [2]

SOLO's activity dramatically declined after July 2014 as Martinez became Nevada State Director for The LIBRE Initiative and Pestana moved out of state. [3] [4] [5] [6] [2] Licea nominally maintained the organization until it was officially dissolved sometime around 2018-2019 after years of operational inactivity. [1] [2]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nevada SilverFlume Business Entity Search, Entity Number E0216072014-7
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 (Gausling, 2023). Nick Gausling is the original author of this wiki article. His self-citations should only be construed as applying to the most recent draft that he personally wrote, and only on those specific things where he both personally wrote the content and cited himself.
  3. See article and citations at Juan A Martinez
  4. Juan Martinez's LinkedIn
  5. See article and citations at Doug Pestana
  6. Doug Pestana's LinkedIn