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Week in Media – Jan 23, 2023

Submitted by LPO Member Lars Jefferson

Keep a balanced news diet with Ground News  No one has time to read all the news.  Ground News identifies bias and factuality.  Of course, you still have to do your part and make your own decisions, but Ground News puts it all together. 

Want to see something here that may be of interest to Libertarians? I’m especially interested in local news from ALL AROUND Oregon.  Contact me on Discord or at larsjefferson78@gmail.com

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School Choice Movie Event – January 28 @1200

Multnomah County

New dashboard allows Portlanders to see city’s response to reported homeless camps

Angela Todd w/ @PDXReal1 hosted a *Community Safety Press Conference*

Man ODs in Parked Car in the Pearl

Portland man, former journalist, charged with federal hate crimes – OPB

Frustrated business owners express concerns over public safety in Portland

Portlanders still seeking city action combating crime and drug-use

Mike Schmidt Will Seek Second Term as Multnomah County District Attorney

Portland proposes 4 new affordable housing projects

114 and MORE

Oregon Firearms Federation owes thousands in legal fees for challenge of Measure 114, lawyer says in suit – oregonlive.com

Gaetz introduces ‘Abolish the ATF Act’ after ruling against stabilizing braces | Fox News

BREAKING ATF NEWS! Gun Owners of America Uncovers Fatal Flaw In Pistol Brace Rule…IT’S A TRAP!!!

F/V Little J 20 JAN 2023

State

Politics

‘Ezra’s Law’ bill back seeking tougher assault sentencing

SB430 2023 Regular Session – Oregon Legislative Information System

Bill would reverse high court ruling on Mt. Bachelor ski resort waivers

SB754 2023 Regular Session – Oregon Legislative Information System

HB 2738 unloads monthly “unrestricted” tax cash to poor | The Oregon Catalyst

HB 2738 2023 Regular Session – Oregon Legislative Information System

AFTER BROWN FREES 1000 CRIMINALS, BILL TO REQUIRE SENATE APPROVAL

Oregon’s drug decriminalization gets poor marks on audit

Lawmakers try second (new) cell phone tax since pandemic | The Oregon Catalyst

Jamie McLeod-Skinner and Interim Director Leah Feldon Are Finalists for Top Environmental Quality Job

Rep. Reschke: My bills to address taxes, drugs, boosting business | The Oregon Catalyst

House GOP announces 2023 caucus priorities | The Oregon Catalyst

Proposed ban on flavored tobacco sparks debate on how best to keep products from kids | KATU

A closer look at ranked choice voting in Corvallis

Housing

Sweet Home opens its first low barrier homeless shelter

Corvallis officials unsure of nonprofit homeless shelter proposal

Rural Oregon Counties Unhappy at Exclusion From Kotek’s Emergency Order on Homelessness

COASTAL COUNTIES BLAST KOTEK’S HOMELESS EMERGENCY ORDER

Education

Pattern of Harm in Oregon School District’s Quest to Be First at All Costs

January 2023 Beaverton School Board Business Meeting

Officials: Willamina High School students, Yamhill County sheriff’s deputy treated for possible fentanyl exposure

Oregon school board drops ban on gay pride and other symbols | AP News

Interim Tigard-Tualatin School Board Position Interview

Oregon Middle Schoolers Allowed To Skip Class To Watch Transgender Show

Other

Labor group contesting results of Hillsboro New Seasons union election | Local News | hillsboronewstimes.com

West Linn, Oregon City mayors push back against I-205 tolling plan

Albany-based farm store gets majority share, 33 stores in merger

Group seeks reintroduction of sea otters along West Coast – OPB

Lawmaker concerned about ‘dangerous’ conditions at OHSU primate center – Oregon Capital Chronicle

National

Politics & Law

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy officially ends proxy voting | Fox News

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee introduces bill to combat ‘white supremacy’

Laverne Cox: Anti-trans bills are about ‘criminalizing our existence’ | The Hill

The key questions Biden MUST answer about classified files found at think tank | Daily Mail Online

Judicial Watch Sues for NIH Communications on Fetal Organ Harvesting

Judicial Watch’s Guide to Congressional Investigations

Reps. Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Greene are back on House committees

Arkansas Moves To Make Child Drag Shows ILLEGAL, New Bill Would Make Drag Shows Adult Services | TIMCAST

Missouri House adopts stricter dress code for female lawmakers

LAPD removes ‘Thin Blue Line flag’ from station after receiving complaint

DOJ tells House Oversight it can’t share info on ongoing investigations

NH House considers bill to legalize street-fighting weapons

Crime

Houston Restaurant Owners Are Sleeping In Their Businesses, Armed, To Keep Out Burglars Because Of City’s Lax Bail Policies | The Daily Wire

Economy

Google lays off 12,000, adding to tech sector’s cuts

Elections

A voting machine error in New Jersey flipped the outcome of a local school board race | National News | newspressnow.com

COVID

Judicial Watch Sues Dept. of Defense for Records Concerning the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database

Education

SCOOP: Missouri middle schools took students to drag show without parental consent

A USC office removes ‘field’ from its curriculum, citing possible racist connotations – OPB

Environment

More “forever chemicals” found in Colorado and U.S. freshwater fish, study warns | SteamboatToday.com

Project Veritas Expose on “Scam Lab”

Teaching Lab’s Dr. Quintin Bostic Admits Violating State Law to Sell CRT Curriculums to Schools

Dr. Quintin Bostic Says Non-Profit The Teaching Lab is a “Scam Lab”

#ScamLab PART 3: James O’Keefe sits down with Dr. Quintin Bostic

Immigration 

ICE Arrests Double in 2022; Thousands with Multiple Convictions, Terrorists, Gang Members | Judicial Watch

Drugs

2nd Colorado library closes due to meth contamination

Crypto

U.S. Justice Dept. charges Russian founder of cryptocurrency firm

Debt

The US has reached its debt limit. What comes next is predictable | CNN Politics

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in ‘Rust’ shooting

Antifa

ANDY NGO REPORTS: Seven charged with domestic terrorism following deadly shooting at Atlanta autonomous zone | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

Alleged Far-Left Rioters Attack Police, Smash Office Buildings In Atlanta | The Daily Wire

International

Police probe ‘decapitate terfs’ sign at trans rally

G7 agrees to review level of price cap on Russian oil in March, says US

German court seeks to force COVID-19 vaccine on Holocaust survivor – The Jerusalem Post

Ukrainian troops begin Patriot missile training at Oklahoma Army base | The Hill

China records first population decline since time of Mao – Taipei Times

Canadian Broadcaster Viciously Attacks Religious People After NHL Player Won’t Join ‘Pride Night’ | The Daily Wire

‘Divine Justice’: Man Trying To Steal St. Michael Statue From Catholic Church Impales Himself On Angel’s Sword | The Daily Wire

Lunar New Year tourism hopes fizzle as Chinese stay home

Keep cake away from office, suggests food watchdog head – BBC News

Microsoft cuts 10,000 jobs, about 5% of global workforce, as tech sector keeps trimming

New Zealand PM Ardern to resign ahead of election this year | The Hill

New Zealand’s new PM will vaccinate EVEREYONE

U.S. sends Israel-stored weapons to Ukraine

New ice core analysis shows sharp Greenland warming spike – NZ Herald

DAVOS 2023

At Davos, Zelenskyy urges allies to speed up push vs. Russia

Culture/Editorials

Velma Is Complete And Utter Trash | The Critical Drinker

San Francisco Falls Into The Abyss

America’s Police Exodus

BREAKING: New Documents Reveal Shocking Surge in Trans-Identified Students in Davis, CA Schools

Editorial: Oregon leaders are right to focus on housing, homelessnessss

Pig Spa Therapy?

Twitter/Social Media

Government tells Twitter what is true | Matt Taibbi

Russiagate nonsense | Matt Taibbi

Musk’s new Twitter verification system has put ‘rocket boosters’ on climate change lies and disinformation

#FreetheNipple: Facebook and Instagram told to overhaul ban on bare breasts – The Irish Times

Humor/Memes

Joe Biden’s Stolen Documents

Podcasts

Foreign Policy Fridays EP 1

Hunter Biden CAUGHT Funneling $500k To Joe Biden, SHOCKING Revelation PROVES Biden Corruption

Alec Baldwin Charged With 2 Counts Of Involuntary Manslaughter, Facing Up to 18 Months In Prison | Colion Noir

DAVOS/Abortion in the UK/Leftist Nonsense in UK | Lotus Eaters #571

ATF Brace Ban IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, Court REVERSE Bump Stock Ban ONLY CONGRESS Can Make laws

Atlanta On HIGH ALERT After Antifa Calls For Police Assassinations, 7 Leftists Charged With TERROR

Did ‘every conspiracy theory’ about Twitter turn out to be… true?

#211 Finding Sovreignty w/ Brandon Williams | Unfit Statesman

Understanding leftists

Gnosticism, Modern and Postmodern | New Discourses

The Week in Media

Collection of links and notes curated by Lars Jefferson, LPO member. If you would like to contribute to this, get in touch with us at member@multnomahlibertarians.com

Keep a balanced news diet with Ground News  No one has time to read all the news.  Ground News identifies bias and factuality.  Of course, you still have to do your part and make your own decisions, but Ground News puts it all together. 

Want to see something here that may be of interest to Libertarians? I’m especially interested in local news from ALL AROUND Oregon.  Contact me on Discord or at larsjefferson78@gmail.com

Keep the LPO going. Donate Today

School Choice Movie Event – January 28 @1200

Multnomah County

Portland Homeless woman says “They are loving us to death.”

More political vandalism, “Kill them kids” | The Oregon Catalyst

114 and MORE

Short

A Storm is Brewing | OFF

Pistol Braces, Forbidden Places, Supreme Court Cases – Oregon Firearms Federation

Biden’s ATF Says Gun Owners Have 120 Days To Comply With New Pistol Brace Ruling

Long

Oregon asks state Supreme Court to let gun control Measure 114 take effect | KATU

HB 2005: Undetectable firearms ban

HB 2572 Expands definition of “civil disorder” for purposes of crime of unlawful paramilitary activity.

SB 527: Age limit to purchase

SB 686: No self-defense in publicly owned building/No CHL in publicly owned building

SJR 3: Adds CHL to Oregon Constitution in next election cycle.

HB 2936; Less regulations

HB 2968: Carry gun in the car on public property ok.  Inside building is not ok

WOW! Judge SHREDS New Jersey! Says Anti-Bruen Bill Is Unconstitutional!!

Feds finalize tighter regulations on gun stabilizing braces | AP News

Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces” | ATF

School searched 1st-grader’s backpack before teacher shot | AP News

COVID

New Analysis Shows Studies of COVID Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Hid Critical Safety Signal

State

Politics

‘This is possible’: Greater Idaho Movement on border change bill

Rep. David Brock Smith chosen as new Senator | The Oregon Catalyst

Oregon Center for Public Policy plan to mess-up our tax code

HB 2673 Tax Hike introduced by Khan Pham HD 46

HB 2004: Ranked Choice Voting

Supreme Court may consider Oregon union forgery cases

Fagan Will Fine Oregon Democrats for FTX Donation

Open Primary Measure for 2024 Gets Ballot Title From DOJ

Oregonians can expect a small deduction in their next paycheck as paid leave contributions begin

Man steals Covid funds via fake company while on post-prison release

Housing

Gov. Tina Kotek sworn into office

Corvallis nonprofit may get bigger role in homeless crisis

Nearly $100,000 in fees, over-costs before one starts to build a house | The Oregon Catalyst

Another bold homeless quote … most of us have homes! | The Oregon Catalyst

Other

Oregon #5 newspaper closes, more media pain ahead

More details emerge about two black bears illegally shot

Seeing Red: Brownsville man facing felony charge for painting curb

National

FEMA fires group for nonsensical Alaska Native translations

Colorado man: Vegas solar site fire was clean energy message

DeSantis Hammers NHL Over ‘Discriminatory’ Job Posting: ‘Not Welcome In The State Of Florida’ | The Daily Wire

SJ0004 – Phasing out new electric vehicle sales by 2035.|Wyoming

U.S. judge upholds Title IX exemption for religious schools | Reuters

​​Demonstrators protest NCAA’s transgender athlete inclusion | KATU

Nevada Supreme Court Upholds The Right To Sue The Government, Blocks Qualified Immunity

Climate startup Climeworks captures carbon straight from the air in industry first

Panel: State shouldn’t take over Georgia county’s elections – The Columbian

Appeals court rules against vaccine mandate in 3 states

Yellen tells Congress US expected to hit debt limit Thursday

Study: Exxon Mobil accurately predicted warming since 1970s | KRDO

Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs

Stanford ‘Harmful Language’ list removed after backlash

Update on Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative in Stanford’s IT Community

ICE Arrests Double in 2022; Thousands with Multiple Convictions, Terrorists, Gang Members | Judicial Watch

U.S. Drops $4.5 Mil on Culturally Appropriate Program to Help Asians Quit Smoking | Judicial Watch

Hamtramck City Council approves religious animal sacrifices at home

House Resolution 10 for Bust of Ukrainian President Володимир Зеленський

‘Virtual’ power plants get a boost | The Hill

California National Guard general fired after he allegedly made troops take his mom shopping

Idaho State Senator accuses Caldwell School Board of 1A violations, grooming

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders Bans Word From State Government Documents | The Daily Wire

BREAKING: House approves subcommittee to investigate weaponization of FBI, DOJ under Biden | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

Wyoming Man Sues For Right To Make His Own M16 Machine Gun – Cowboy State Daily

Air travel across US thrown into chaos after computer outage

Progressive Rep. Katie Porter launches bid for Feinstein’s California Senate seat

Congressman files articles of impeachment against Mayorkas

Report Details Decades Of Teacher-Student Sexual Abuse Allegations In Chicago School District | The Daily Wire

READ IT: The Letter That Greg Abbott Handed To Biden During Visit To U.S. Border | The Daily Wire

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Seeks Answers After Federal Government Leaks Social Security Numbers Of Her Family | The Daily Wire

Federal prosecutor reviewing classified documents found at former Biden office

International

Medical assistance in dying given to 10K Canadians in 2021 | CTV News

Ontario Government demands media reeducation for Jordan Peterson

Swedish govt moves to get rid of permits needed for dancing | AP News

Turkey Puts Bounty On America-Loving Ex-NBA Star Enes Kanter Freedom | The Daily Wire

Qatar, UAE energy ministers say gas will be needed for long time | Reuters

Lithuanian gas pipeline hit by large explosion – BBC News

Huge rare earth metals discovery in Arctic Sweden – BBC News

Related: What are ‘rare earths’ used for? – BBC News

The AP Interview: Korean leader cites North’s serious threat

Space junk, not meteorites, remains biggest threat to spacecraft

Ecuadorian father changes legal sex to female in bid for custody of children | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

Belarus Legalizes Pirating Media From ‘Unfriendly’ Countries | PCMag

Culture/Editorials

DURING EGG CRISIS, LIBERALS BOYCOTT FRED MEYER EGGS

Konstantin defends the west

Konstantin Kisin | This House Believes Woke Culture Has Gone Too Far – 7/8 | Oxford Union

James Lindsay speaks fluent woke to destroy the west

James Lindsay | This House Believes Woke Culture Has Gone Too Far – 6/8 | Oxford Union

BE TERRIFIED RIGHT NOW DAMN YOU | Joshua Slocum

Alex Stein on Ukraine vs Homeless 

Big flaws in Kotek’s governor speech | The Oregon Catalyst

Golden Globes host Jerrod Carmichael addresses past diversity controversy – The Irish Times

ODOT IS GASSED UP AND READY TO GO ON TOLLING: BUT THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY’RE GOING

Supporting Waffle House Wendy in worker abuse era | The Oregon Catalyst

How DEI Is Supplanting Truth as the Mission of American Universities

The myth of the ‘right side of history’ – spiked

Grievance and Victimhood – by James Pew

Twitter/Social Media

Matt Taibbi on Twitter: “1.THREAD: Twitter Files #14 THE RUSSIAGATE LIES One: The Fake Tale of Russian Bots and the #ReleaseTheMemo Hashtag” / Twitter

Humor/Memes

Biden Goes to The Border

Jordan Petersons Has To Be Reeducated

Biden Says He Is Unaware Of Any Classified Docs, Or Who He Is, Or Why He’s Sitting In This Oval-Shaped Office | Babylon Bee

Podcasts

Marxism is happening in front of you.  Wake up!

In Plain Sight | DISAFFETED

The foundation of leftist violence

The Violence of Decolonization | NEW DISCOURSES

Justified shoot or murder?

Taqueria Throwdown! Lawful or Execution? | LAW OF SELF DEFENSE

How to defeat the narrative game.  Hint: They tell you EXACTLY what they’re doing.

Operational Preparation of the Environment

Gays Against Groomers on IRL

Timcast IRL – Biden Caught SECOND TIME With Classified Documents, LOCK HIM UP w/Jaimee Michell

Libertarianism vs Anarchism

“YOUR WELCOME” with Michael Malice #241: Curtis Yarvin v. Dave Smith

The Krassensteins on Timcast IRL

Timcast IRL – Special Counsel Appointed To Investigate Biden For Classified Docs w/The Krassensteins

Fact Checked by the WEF / The Persecution of Peterson / Everything you love is Queer Now

The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters #566

California secedes from itself?

State of NEW CALIFORNIA Seeks To Secede And Create New State, Convention Held Calling For Secession

Related:

New California State

Gas Stoves

Gold rant stops at 7:35

Now Government Wants To “Keep Us Safe” From Gas Stoves? | Ron Paul Liberty Report

Gender Detransitioning

What’s Causing the Trans Explosion? – Helen Joyce | Triggernometry

Resolution 22-05 Concerning Oregon Measure 114

Whereas,

The Libertarian Party of Oregon Finds:

  • Measure 114 is incompatible with the Constitution of Oregon, Article 1, Section 27 and the Constitution of the United States, Amendment 2; and
  • Measure 114 is poor public policy and runs contrary to Libertarian Principles; and
  • Measure 114 is poorly written, unfunded, and was unfairly presented to the voters.

It is thereby resolved the chair of the Public Policy Board may designate individuals to speak for the Libertarian Party of Oregon to the contents of this resolution in the administrative rulemaking process for Measure 114 and before legislative committees considering revision, modification, or repeal of all or parts of Measure 114.

It is further resolved the Libertarian Party of Oregon supports the legal action of the Oregon Firearms Federation and the Sherman County Sheriff against Measure 114 and the Libertarian Party of Oregon is authorized to submit an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit.

Election Night Events for Libertarians in Oregon

Tuesday , November 8th – Events for Oregon Libertarians – In Person / Online organized by the LPO Board members Pablo Serrato & Taylor Rickey

Multnomah Libertarians Election Night Watch Party @ Matador North Portland
6pm

Matador North Portland
4111 N Williams Ave · Portland, OR
Questions:  Pablo Serrato pablo.serrato@lporegon.org
Meetup details: https://www.meetup.com/libertarian-365/events/289482072

Marion/Polk Libertarian’s Election Night Meet up
7pm
Shades of Brew 4743 Lancaster Dr NE Salem OR
In Person Event Details: https://www.meetup.com/libertarian-365/events/289591118/
Virtual Event – RSVP on Facebook for Zoom link or email Taylor Rickey at taylor.rickey@lporegon.org
Virtual Event Meetup Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/504869811527614

Resolution 22-02 Concerning the Oregon Medical Board

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, the Libertarian Party of Oregon has NO CONFIDENCE in the Oregon Medical Board and its authorizing statute;

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, it is the Public Policy of the Libertarian Party of Oregon to support reform of the state's occupational licensing practices inclusive of the establishment of true due process and judicial relief and sunset clauses for all occupational and professional Licensing boards;

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, the Libertarian Party of Oregon supports Dr. Thomas's $35 Million Federal defamation lawsuit against the members of the Oregon Medical Board and authorizes the Libertarian Party of Oregon to coordinate with Dr. Thomas's legal team in filing an amicus brief if requested; and

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, the Secretary/Clerk of the Public Policy Board shall cause a copy of this resolution to be forwarded to the Oregon Medical Board for entry into Public Comment at its next regular meeting and that the Chair of the Public Policy Board may designate Members of the Board to speak to the content of this resolution at Public Comment or to the Media as Official Representatives of the Libertarian Party of Oregon; and

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, the Secretary/Clerk of the Public Policy Board shall cause a copy of this resolution to be forwarded to Dr. Thomas, the Office of the Governor, the Speakers of the Oregon House and Senate, The Children's Health Defense, the HighWire, and media outlets and shall cause a copy of this resolution be posted to the Libertarian Party of Oregon website with accompanying public relations materials. 

Adopted date: 10/22/22  SECRETARY attest: 

Resources for starting your county’s Libertarian County Party or Organization

Affiliate Resources

Every county in Oregon is eligible to start an official Libertarian Party if they meet the requirements. 

The requirements are 0.5% of registered Libertarians in the county meet in person or remotely to adopt a set of bylaws  

Resources are here:

We recommend you start with a social meetup, and contact the Vice Chair will.hobson@lporegon.org to get your events listed on the LP Oregon events page and the LP Oregon Meetup.com account.

We encourage you setup a Twitter, Instagram, Facebook page and let us know what you have contacting chair@lporegon.org.

We also encourage you to come to the LP Board Meetings and provide us updates about what is going on in your county.

  

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LP Oregon Call for Public Policy Board Applications

Friday, August 19th, 2022 - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

LP Oregon call for Public Policy Board Applications

The Libertarian Party of Oregon Primary resulted in changes to the Bylaws to create a Public Policy Board to help the LPO message the libertarian positions on Oregon issues.

We are calling for applications for consideration of appointment to the Libertarian Party of Oregon Public Policy Board. Please email pablo.serrato@lporegon.org to get notifications on application process requirements.

Please review the Public Policy Board Bylaws to understand the requirements and duties of the board.

The full bylaws text are pasted below as well:

Article 6 – Public Policy Board

 

Sec 1: Composition

 

A. Eligibility

1. To stand for election to or remain a member of the Public Policy Board, a person must meet the same qualifications as those set for the Board of Directors, and must pledge in writing “I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals.”

 

2. No person may simultaneously be a voting member of the Board of Directors and a voting member of the Public Policy Board. One position must be resigned before that person may exercise their vote in the other. A person elected simultaneously to both boards may resign from one before the start of their term, allowing election runnersup to earn the position as if the resigning person had not been a candidate.

 

3. A person who no longer meets the eligibility requirements to serve is automatically and immediately removed from the Public Policy Board.

 

4. A member of the Public Policy Board who fails to attend two regularly scheduled consecutive meetings may be removed by a two-thirds vote at the next meeting. If then present, the member facing removal may not vote on this question.

 

B. Maintenance

1. The Public Policy Board shall be elected by the LPO membership at large, using the same schedule, voting method, electors, and balloting as for the election of the Board of Directors.

 

2. The Public Policy Board shall have 11 members, whose terms start and end concurrently with the those of the Board of Directors.

3. Vacancies may be filled by appointment by the remainder of the Public Policy Board. 4. Vacancies persisting for more than 90 days may be filled by appointment by the Board of Directors.

 

 

 C. Non-voting Members

 The Public Policy Board may appoint or remove non-voting members to serve as advisers, writers, subcommittee chairs, or any other role they deem useful to the business of the Public Policy Board. Non-voting members enjoy every privilege of membership on the Public Policy Board except voting.

 

 

Sec 2: Authority

A.Duties

The Public Policy Board shall:

1. in their first meeting of a new term, select from among the regular members a Chair and Secretary.

2. submit written meeting minutes to the Board of Directors within one week of adoption.

3. advise the Board of Directors on the exercise of its power in Article 8, Sec. 1 (A) to choose a nominee for election to public office.

4. maintain records of public policy positions adopted in convention.

5. maintain the public policy platform.

6. oversee public communications related to LPO public policy positions and platform.

 

B. PowersThe Public Policy Board is empowered, with a two-thirds quorum requirement, to:

1. upon a three-fourths vote, adopt positions on specific matters of public policy.

2. upon a three-fourths vote, create and amend the public policy platform of the LPO.

3. upon a three-fourths vote, issue candidate and ballot measure endorsements.

4. upon a three-fourths vote, approve statements for the Voters’ Pamphlet in support of or in opposition to ballot measures.

5. approve a political party statement for the Voters’ Pamphlet. 

6. upon a two-thirds vote, provide feedback and public testimony on legislative bills and administrative rules, or authorize LPO members to do so.

7. recommend LPO members to serve in government organizations.

8. recommend LPO members to fill vacancies in public office.

9. veto the nomination of any non-member of the LPO to election for public office.

10. veto the nomination of any LPO member to election for public office, but only with the concurrence of the Board of Directors, and requiring a two-thirds vote of each board.

11. delegate any of these powers to subcommittees, the motion to do so being subject to the same vote margin requirement as the power(s) thus delegated, and to set the policies by which the subcommittee members and leadership are seated.

 

 C. Exclusions

The Public Policy Board has no authority to:

1. conflict with the Libertarian Party Statement of Principles.

2. conflict with public policy positions adopted in convention.

 

D. Funding

The Public Policy Board may request funding from the Board of Directors to:

1. pay for approved Voters’ Pamphlet statements.

2. transfer to an LPO nominee or their candidate committee.

3. transfer to a political action committee that is not a candidate committee.

4. fund other political advocacy of the LPO.

Sec 3: Transition

The officers of the outgoing Public Policy Board shall convey to the incoming members pending business items, unapproved minutes, recent drafts, and any other materials they deem to be of importance or urgency. These items shall be conveyed no later than the date of the incoming Public Policy Board’s first meeting, which in turn shall be no earlier than the corresponding transitional meeting of the Board of Directors that marks the beginning and end of the term of office.

Sec 4: Meetings

The Public Policy Board must adopt a policy establishing regular meetings. In the absence of such a policy, the Public Policy Board meets at the call of its Chai