Wild Caucus Organizational Structure
The Organizational Structure of the Libertarian Party Wild Caucus is centered around formally appointing and balancing the powers of leadership, while also providing leaders with a large amount of freedom and flexibility in how they operate within the organization. The Wild Caucus Platform is the central ideological authority in the party, and cannot be altered beyond the mending of aesthetic issues such as poor grammar and blatant misuse of political terminology. This was part of a conscious effort by the caucus' founder, Elijah Mack, with the intention of preventing any possible erosion in the principles and sentiments of the caucus. The Organizational Structure is covered at the tail-end of the Platform, and is therefore also set in stone. The leadership of the caucus, then, is primarily concerned with day-to-day activities of running the organization rather than platform and bylaw work.
Branches of the Organization
There are so-called 'Executive' and 'Legislative' branches within the Wild Caucus, with the first consisting of the Chair and Vice Chair, and the second consisting of six Regional Overseers. The Overseers are elected by members of the Wild Caucus in their respective districts, while the Chair is elected by the 'chamber' of Overseers, and the Vice Chair is elected by the caucus' membership at large.
The body of leadership in the Wild Caucus is known as the 'Ting', named after the democratic assembly of the medieval Norse. The Ting not only includes the Executive and Legislative branch, but also the Advisors, who take part in a casual and unofficial body which advises and interacts with party leadership, and are usually granted some sort of role or privileged access in Wild Caucus groups on social media.
The Legislative branch is made up of the Regional overseers of the caucus, who act as representatives of Wild Caucus members in their respective districts. These overseers elect the Chair, and vote on any issues which arise which don't have a clear solution within the Caucus' organizing text. For example, forms of election are chosen by a basic majority in the legislative branch. In the event that a member of the leadership must be expelled from their position, the legislative body will vote on the individual's standing unless the Chair, Vice Chair, and Two Overseers all agree that the individual must be removed.
The Executive branch consists of the Chair and Vice Chair of the caucus. The Vice chair is elected before every one of the party's National Conventions by the membership of the Wild Caucus at large. The Chair is elected at the same time by newly elected overseers, along with the vice chair who must vote without faith. The Chair organizes caucus activities on a national level, and the role of the Vice chair in such activity is flexible. There are some prescribed duties that only the Vice Chair can manage which are mentioned in the Organizational text of the Caucus.
The Regional Overseers of the Caucus represent six districts, the Pacific Northwest, California-Pacific, the Midwest, the Southwest, the Southeast, and the Northeast. The Chair decides the boundaries of these districts before every LP National Convention.