April 2018 Membership Report

membshipreport-smallThe April 2018 Membership Report had been released earlier this month, and a copy can be found here.

Here is the national chart:

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Here are the Region 1 Membership comparisons in a bit of a different format than I used to use as the report from HQ now used additional data points (some of those areas are in black for the period of time they were not used):

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Active Donors have evened out and now are slowly but steadily rising:

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New donors are on a slight downward trend.

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Lapsed donors are down (drastically overall – look at the trajectory arrow):

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And renewing donors are down from last month but the trajectory continues upward:

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March 2018 Membership Report

membshipreport-smallThe March 2018 Membership Report had been released earlier this month, and a copy can be found here. It is very important to look at the trajectory lines on the below charts.

Here is the national chart:

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Here are the Region 1 Membership comparisons. Yellow indicates a positive change, green is no change, and pink is a negative change.

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Active Donors have evened out and now are slowly but steadily rising:

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New Donors have even out and are flat:

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Lapsed donors are down (drastically overall – look at the trajectory arrow):

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And renewing donors are up and the trajectory continues upward:

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Results of Email Ballot 2018-05: Suspension of Arvin Vohra

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We have an electronic mail ballot.Votes are due to the LNC-Business list by April 12, 2018 at 11:59:59pm Pacific time.

Co-Sponsors: Harlos, Van Horn, Katz, Hayes, Goldstein, Redpath, Hewitt, O’Donnell,

Motion:
WHEREAS, the Libertarian Party holds the non-initiation of force as its
cardinal principle and requires each of its members certify that they
neither advocate or believe in violent means to achieve political or
social goals.

RESOLVED, that the Libertarian National Committee suspends Arvin Vohra
from his position of Vice-Chair for sustained and repeated unacceptable
conduct that brings the principles of the Libertarian Party into
disrepute, including making and defending a statement advocating lethal
violence against state employees who are not directly threatening
imminent physical harm. Such action is in violation of our membership
pledge. These actions further endanger the survival of our movement and
the security of all of our members without their consent.

Voting has ended for the email ballot shown below:

Voting “aye”: Bilyeu, Goldstein, Hagan, Harlos, Hayes, Hewitt, Katz,
Mattson, O’Donnell, Redpath, Van Horn
Voting “nay”: Demarest, Lark, Marsh, Sarwark, Starchild, Vohra

With a final vote tally of 11-6, the motion FAILS to meet the Bylaws Article 6.7 threshold of 2/3 of the entire National Committee.

I have asked for a resolution asking Arvin to resign to be placed on the agenda for the LNC meeting next weekend in Denver.

February 2018 Membership Report

membshipreport-smallThe February 2018 Membership Report had been released earlier this month, and a copy can be found here.

Here is the national chart:

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Here are the Region 1 Membership comparisons. Yellow indicates a positive change, green is no change, and pink is a negative change.

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Active Donors have evened out as expected/predicted:

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New Donors are unfortunately down:

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Lapsed donors are down (this is a number we want to be down – and these numbers have evened out like the others):

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And renewing donors are hovering around evening out:

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Fact Check: Is Party Income Plummeting? Verdict: Fake News

2018 Jan-Feb LNC Revenue

I know we are all in the excitement of internal Party races and the promise of new ideas and possibilities. But somewhere along the line I read (and I don’t remember from who so this is not a finger pointer) that the Party’s revenues are plummeting. That simply is not true. I am sure it was said through inadvertence or misunderstanding, but let’s please stick to what is correct and not diminish the work of others, including our fantastic Head of Development.
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Dear LNC,
February 2018 revenues were exceptionally strong according to preliminary data.
Total revenue for February was $196,956, including $23,599 for the convention.
When excluding convention revenues and bequests, and adding January and February’s revenues together, our numbers so far for 2018 are excellent:
they exceed all of the revenues for the same time frame for the last 10 years;
they are 49% above the 10 year average;
they are 45% above the average of the last 5 even-numbered years.
Many thanks to all of our donors and members who have contributed.

Lauren Daugherty
Head of Development
Libertarian National Committee

December 2017 End-of-Month Financial Report Released

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The December End-of-Month Financial Reports are attached.

The year ended with a deficit of $41,424 versus a budgeted deficit of $284,900. Total Revenues for 2017 were $1,585,994, which is $86,794 higher than the budget. Total Expenses were $1,627,418, which is $156,682 below the budget.

The Policy Manual requires me to report to the LNC budget lines that exceed the budgeted expense amount by 10% or $100, whichever is more. The 50-Affiliate Support Expense was $55,356. Its budget was $45,000, so Affiliate Support went over budget by $10,356 or 23%.

The LNC had $6,831 of prepaid convention expenses and $101,728 of deferred convention revenue in 2017, both of which will be booked in 2018.


Tim Hagan
Treasurer, Libertarian National Committee

You can view the report here.

January 2018 Membership Report

membshipreport-smallThe January 2018 Membership Report had been released earlier this month, and a copy can be found here. I see also that I did not post the December 2017 report which can be found here.

Here are the Region 1 Membership comparisons. Yellow indicates a positive change, green is no change, and pink is a negative change.

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Active Donors have evened out as expected/predicted:

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New Donors have evened out also as expected/prediced:

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Lapsed donors are down (this is a number we want to be down – and these numbers have evened out like the others):

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And renewing donors are up, and the trend is upward:

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Results of Special Meeting to Suspend/Censure Vice Chair Arvin Vohra

A motion to suspend failed. I voted in favour as directed.

I moved a motion to censure. It passed 9-7.

Whereas, Vice Chair Arvin Vohra’s public discourse has repeatedly included inflammatory, and insulting remarks which bring the Party, its candidates, and its principles into disrepute;

Whereas, Mr. Vohra has behaved in a way that violates his fidiciary duty to the Party, its members, and its principles;

Whereas Mr. Vohra’s remarks have destructively stereotyped party members and large segments of the population, a behavior completely at odds with our Party’s philosophy of recognizing and treating people as individuals;

Whereas, Mr. Vohra’s comments have caused wide-spread offense, and the result is that the LNC, its committees, and Party affiliates are distracted from productive activities;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the Libertarian National Committee censures Arvin Vohra.

To all members, I believe, no matter what side, if any, you were on in this issue that the debate was well-done and in good faith by all concerned making the difficult decisions that they were elected to do. There was quite a bit of uncivil commentary in the chat window, and I would urge everyone to be better than that.