Proposed changes to the Bylaws of the Libertarian Party of Washington State

Article I: Membership

Section 1.

“Anyone meeting the following shall be understood to hold active Membership of the Libertarian
Party of Washington State: “

Subsection A (Amendment proposed by Data Logan)

Currently reads:

“Any individual residing within the bounds of Washington State, “

Proposed amendment:

“Any individual residing within the bounds of Washington State or whom otherwise qualifies as
a Washington State resident

Impact to LPWA:

This establishes that any Washington state resident, regardless of temporary
geographical location, is eligible for state Party membership. This would allow WA
residents stationed in other states or countries to be eligible for LPWA membership.


Article VIII: Party Conventions

Section C: Elections for National Party Conventions

Subsection 1 (Amendment proposed by Data Logan)

Currently reads:

“All delegates and representatives to national conventions of the Libertarian Party must be
members of the State and National Parties.”

Currently reads:

“All delegates and representatives to national conventions of the Libertarian Party must be
members of the State and National Parties
meet the requirements set forth by the procedures of the
national Libertarian Party
. ”

Impact to LPWA:

This amendment would remove additional requirements at the state level, and
require that any delegates of the state Party meet eligibility requirements set forth
by the national party

Section E: Nominating and Endorsing candidates

Subsection 1 (Amendment proposed by Zack Banks)

Currently reads:

“The Party, Officers of the Party, or regional chartered organizations may not endorse or publicly
support candidates from other political parties where a Libertarian Party candidate has been
nominated or has been endorsed
, nor shall the use of the name “Libertarian Party” be used in any
such manner so as to imply endorsement by the Party. “

Impact to LPWA:

This amendment removes the stipulation that the Party, its officers, or chartered
organizations can endorse other party candidates as long as there are no
Libertarian Party candidates running in the race. This proposal would bar all
official endorsements for any parties other than Libertarian candidates.

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