Multnomah Libertarians Minutes: December 3, 2022

Multnomah Libertarians Minutes: December 3, 2022 2:00 PM Dick's Primal Burger, Woodstock Portland OR

In Attendance: R. Rushford S. Newman, M. Straus, A. Kallen, H. Schultz, M. Bird, L. Palmer, P. Serrato  and one other 

Quorum of 16 not reached. Mr. Schultz bought CDs and world’s smallest quizlets. Newcomer introduced herself.

Acting Chair’s Update

  • Chair discussed affiliation with the LPO is set; we need to communicate the change to Oregon Secretary of State 

  • Chair discussed that we are a Political Party PAC now; does the body agree to abide by the Bylaws? 

    • By acclamation the body agreed to operate under the Multnomah Bylaws 

Chair discussed how to help in Multnomah Libertarians - we will have leadership for

  • Chair 

  • Vice-Chair

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer 

  • Public Policy Officer

  • What is required:

    •  be responsive on email within 5 business days

Chair discussed Critical roles to fill to operate as a PAC:

  • New Treasurer need

    • Acting chair fielded questions and concerns about the vacancy 

    • M. Bird nominated Shira Newman as treasurer. H. Schultz seconded. Newman accepted the nomination.
      All Multnomah Libertarians consented to have Shira Newman be the Acting Treasurer until Quorum
      can be reached to form an official party.

    • P. Serrato will follow up with making the changes to the banking, anedot and Oregon Secretary of State.
      Orestar has been notified of the changes at the PAC and will assist.

  • Per Bylaws, we would like to have Public Policy Officer role 

    • P. Serrato mentioned potential interested individuals. M. Bird suggested forming a committee. 

      R. Rushford and M. Strauss were mentioned as members of the LPO Public Policy Board members. 

  • Always get help on social media (Instagram, Blog, Facebook)

Chair discussed 2023 Plans with the membership and the strategy of winning support in Multnomah County and opportunities for tabling. 

A. Kallen updated us with the highly trafficked Libertarian Party table at Central Catholic High School

Tactic: SINGLE ISSUE COALITIONS

  • Measure 114

  • Covid Regime Opposition

  • Anti-War

  • Home schooling

  • Voter Reform / STAR Voting

Outcome: Increases awareness of Multnomah Libertarians with new groups. When we win it increases freedom. More liberty.

Tactic: CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT

  • Training

  • Volunteering for county/city orgs

Outcome: Leads to high quality candidates for LOCAL ELECTIONS like City Councils, Mayors., School Boards

Tactic: CULTURE ACTIVITIES LIKE: 

  • Podcasts

  • Social Media Presence

  • Meetups

Outcome: Politics is downstream of culture. We are the counterculture in Multnomah

Q1 2023 In Person events

  • Saturday, January 7, 2023 Your libertarian pitch (preparing for event/tabling)

  • Saturday, February 4, 2023 Food freedom in Oregon: Sonja Feintech

  • Saturday, March 4, 2023 Alternative voting methods: Annie Kallen

Treasurer Update 

  • Current balance: 441.04   

  • Fundraising ask for 2023 delayed but will be revised for the last few weeks of December, first few weeks of January 

Meeting concluded with holiday party. 








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