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The BEST Platform

The delegates to the upcoming Libertarian National Convention and members of the national and state Libertarian parties who have signed on to the BEST Coalition hereby declare that the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) should support the following five points of action as their main priority through 2016.

 

1. The LNC and staff must fully support the Presidential campaign

REASONS:

    1. The LNC must focus on the two offices it is in a unique position to support--that of the President and Vice President of the United States.

    2. The Presidential and Vice Presidential campaigns and the national Party will work arm-in-arm to raise the visibility of the Party and the presidential campaign. The LNC will respect the decision made by the Delegates, regardless of who they selected, without any friction between the two organizations, to fully support the Libertarian Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates.

2. The LNC will implement a more balanced approach to ballot access.  

REASONS:

    1. Institutional knowledge on ballot access issues must be preserved and accessible.

    2. Turnover and lack of knowledge in state affiliate leadership impacts a consistent approach to ballot access in the states.

    3. By taking a proactive approach fighting ballot access laws head on, the party will be more efficient with its resources in the long run.

    4. For many states with ballot access issues that lack dedicated professional staff, this service will improve our chances for full 50 state (plus Washington, D.C.)  access.

3. The LNC will increase our presence and brand awareness in national politics.

REASONS:

    1. A professional staffer with prior media and public relations experience will help promote the Party’s message in a meaningful and positive way.

    2. Relationships with the media will be developed and then leveraged at politically opportune times.

    3. The Libertarian Party’s voice is much stronger with consistent talking points.

4. The LNC will update and maintain a modernized IT infrastructure.

REASONS:

    1. Technology is one area the Libertarian Party has a fairly level playing field with the two major parties, we must take advantage of this now.

    2. We must streamline data across all mediums, including participating states’ data exchange.

    3. Turnover in state leadership impacts the maintenance and development of web site and data systems.

    4. We must take action now to solve this issue for the Party once and for all without continued resistance to real solutions.

5. The LNC will seek out professional fundraisers to raise significantly more funds.

REASONS:

    1. Fundraising is the one role that should not be put in the hands of amateurs, volunteers or those with little to no experience. We need seasoned professionals who have successfully raised money for other organizations with annual budgets many times that of the National Party.

    2. Additionally, the fundraisers will develop a sustainable model and infrastructure to raise capital necessary to complete the above requests and more.

 

The members of the BEST coalition will use these five points as primary selection criteria for National Party leadership at the upcoming Libertarian National Convention. The coalition pledges to evaluate ongoing progress on these requests until the next meeting of convention delegates in Orlando, Florida in 2016.

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