All five LPCA offices (President, two Vice-Chairs, Secretary, & Treasurer) are apparently not running for re-election this weekend, and 8 of 12 Executive Committee seats (including 2 alternates) are up for re-election. However, as of four days before the convention, there doesn't seem to have been any public announcement of any candidacies. Here are some questions that candidates should consider answering.
Purpose & General Strategy
- Purpose - What do you see as the primary purpose(s) of the LPCA? [cf. Bylaw 2]
- Biggest strategic or tactical opportunity - What is ours?
- Tactical overreach - How can we ensure our goals are reachable and measurable?
- Operation Breakthrough - Should we try it again? [cf. ExCom minutes item 7]
- Ballot status - What if anything needs to be done to maintain it?
- Federal races & BCRA - What are the risks, and how should we manage them?
- Candidate support - What specifically should the LPCA provide?
- (Un)winnable races - Should the LPCA focus its resources on the bottom of the ticket or the top?
- Ballot initiatives - How do they fit into our strategy?
- Coalitions - How (if at all) should we work with other groups and other parties?
- Legislative Program - What should be our primary issues, and how should we promote them? [cf. LPCA Program] What technical changes (e.g. to election law) should we ask friendly legislators for?
- Litigation Strategy - What lawsuits should we join, file, or worry about being filed? [cf. Prop 60]
- Dues & Revenue Sharing - What's the right model? [cf. Bylaw 7, ExCom minutes item 6 & pp. 7-9 ]
- Database - How should the problems with the database be fixed? [cf. ExCom minutes p. 6]
- County support - What specifically should the LPCA provide?
- Fundraising - What should be the fundraising expectations for LPCA officers?
- Bylaws - Which of the proposed changes do you support, and why? What other changes are needed?
- Conventions - What should be the model for granting convention rights?
- Executive Director - What are your thoughts about this job? [cf. ExCom minutes p. 6-7]
- Transparency - How will you keep members involved and informed?
- Divisiveness - How will you help to minimize it?
- Members - How should we recruit and retain them?
- Reglibs - How should we recruit and retain them? How important are they compared to members?
- Youth - How should we appeal to them?
- Newsletter - What should be its role, schedule, and distribution? How can it be improved?
- Communication - How much can we replace paper/mail/phone with Internet technology?
- Website - In what ways could it be improved?
- Traditional Media - In what ways could our current strategy be improved? [cf. Libertarian Perspective, Press Releases]
- New Media - How should we use it?