Lawsuit to Regain Control of the Libertarian Party

Fundraising campaign by Kevin Gaughen
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Why we're filing this lawsuit:

Our Libertarian Party, which activists worked for decades to build, is being intentionally destroyed.

In May of 2022, an organization known as The Mises PAC took over the Libertarian National Committee after multiple takeovers of state affiliates.

Since these takeovers, Mises-installed party leadership has repeatedly engaged in egregious unethical and corrupt behavior, has maligned libertarians across the world, and has misused donor funds.

Here’s an outline of their behavior since the takeover: https://lncexposed.com/

We believe that the group that took the Libertarian Party over is intentionally destroying its brand, its finances, and its ballot access.

How the lawsuit will work:

We intend to file what's known as a "derivative lawsuit," which is a special type of lawsuit typically filed when a non-profit corporation (like our political party) is being grievously mismanaged. A derivative suit allows members (like us) of the non-profit organization to regain control of the organization. To file this lawsuit, we will need a minimum of 50 dues-paying members of the Libertarian Party to sign on as plaintiffs. If you're willing to be one of the plaintiffs, please send me a message to let me know!

What we are hoping to achieve:

Our hope is to bring this matter to court and have a judge see that the current Libertarian National Committee is malfeasant and is actively harming the organization's finances, goodwill, and ballot access. Our goal is to obtain a court order to remove the offending committee members and to replace them with competent leaders who are not trying to harm the organization.

How your donation will be used:

Anything you donate (less transaction fees) will be used for lawsuit costs. Any money not used for lawsuit costs (for example if there's a leadership change at the 2024 convention and the lawsuit becomes moot) will be donated for ballot access to either the Libertarian Party or the Keystone Party as the fundraiser organizer sees fit.

Organizer

I am a longtime activist and the former executive director for the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania.

I am a longtime activist and the former executive director for the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania.

Donors

  • John Barfield
  • Donated on Nov 24, 2023
$50.00
  • Joe Buchman
  • Donated on Nov 20, 2023
$125.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 19, 2023
  • Cope and seethe, nerds!

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9 donors
  • John Barfield
  • Donated on Nov 24, 2023
$50.00
  • Joe Buchman
  • Donated on Nov 20, 2023
$125.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 19, 2023
  • Cope and seethe, nerds!

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  • George Phillies
  • Donated on Nov 18, 2023
$500.00
  • Cory Sanin
  • Donated on Nov 17, 2023
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 17, 2023
$180.00
  • Eric Schmidt
  • Donated on Nov 17, 2023
$100.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Nov 17, 2023
$20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 17, 2023
  • The Libertarian Party has been imploding since the Mises PAC's hostile takeover. I believe the current leadership is intentionally sabotaging the party. I hope that this lawsuit can fix things!

$1000.00

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