What: The Libertarian Party of Kansas 2014 State Convention
When: April 25th and 26th, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35, 549 South Rock Road, Wichita, Kansas 67207
This will be the biggest and best Libertarian Party of Kansas (LPKS) State Convention ever; and you are invited to be part of this historic convention for liberty.
The convention’s featured guest is 2012 Libertarian Candidate for President and former NM Governor Gary Johnson.
Governor Johnson will be at many of the convention events on Friday and Saturday. He has also offered to host several small groups to help increase donations to support not only the LPKS Convention, but also the Our American Initiative where Johnson serves as Honorary Chair. The LPKS Candidates and Governor Gary Johnson will be available to the media for interviews throughout the day.
The convention’s schedule of events is included below, and you can order tickets for each event online. Remember that the Saturday business meeting is FREE & open to the public, though you must be registered as a Libertarian in the state of Kansas to vote on items during the party business session. Even if you only plan to attend the business meeting, we ask that you reserve a ticket below so we have a better idea of how many to expect. If you would like to order tickets by mail, you may do so by printing this form and mailing it with payment to the address on the form. Please note that many tickets are very limited, and mail orders will not reserve your ticket until the form arrives in the hands of the LPKS Treasurer. Online orders are the best way to assure you get the tickets you want.
2014 State Convention Schedule
Friday, April 25th
6 PM – Friday Night Social Mixer from 6 PM to 11 PM at the Green Mill Restaurant & Bar located inside the hotel convention site. The social will feature many LPKS Candidates as well as Governor Gary Johnson. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with the candidates who will be asking for your support during the nominating convention on Saturday and during the 2014 general election. $10 + online order fees. Tickets for this event will also be available at the door.
Saturday, April 26th
TBA – Morning Hike with Governor Gary Johnson. Governor Gary Johnson loves to hike, and he’d love to have you join him on his Saturday Morning hike before the convention. This is a unique opportunity to have one-on-one access to a former (and perhaps future) presidential candidate. Details will be announced when available. This unique experience is limited to the first two to donate $500 + online ordering fees.
8 AM – Convention Doors Open for credentialing. Party volunteers will check the Kansas Secretary of State rolls to assure all those intending to vote on party business are registered as Libertarians in the State of Kansas. You must have valid ID for the credentialing process.
9 AM – LPKS Business Meeting. Business includes potential changes to the party platform, party bylaws/constitution, and delegate selection to the National Libertarian Party Convention. The Business Meeting is FREE and open to the public, though you must be registered as a Libertarian in the state of Kansas to vote on items during the party business session.
Noon – Box Lunch. You may choose to pre-purchase a box lunch to eat onsite, visit another restaurant in the area, or make a donation to have the opportunity to have lunch with Governor Gary Johnson at an area restaurant (see below). Box Lunches are $20 + online order fees and orders must be received by April 15th.
Noon – Lunch with Gary Johnson. Lunch at a local restaurant with Governor Gary Johnson. This opportunity is limited to six people. $100 + online order fees.
1 PM – Party Candidate Nomination. At 1 PM the LPKS will begin to nominate candidates to represent the LPKS in the 2014 general election. The first votes will be for those seeking our nomination for Kansas Governor. Then we’ll proceed to federal races, statewide races, Kansas legislature, and local races. We anticipate this process to take until roughly 4:30 PM. You must be registered to vote as a Libertarian in the State of Kansas to participate in the nomination of LPKS candidates. Tickets for this event will also be available at the door.
4:30 PM – LPKS Volunteer Awards. The LPKS is a strictly volunteer organization, and each year we recognize the hard work of our volunteer members. Do you know of an active and deserving male and female Kansas Libertarian? Send an email to the chair at Chair@lpks.org with your nomination by April 1st.
5:00 PM – End of LPKS Business Meeting.
6:30 PM – Banquet Dinner with Gary Johnson. After the day’s business is done, you are invited to gather with us for dinner with featured speaker Governor Gary Johnson. The banquet begins at 6:30 pm and Governor Gary Johnson will speak at 7:45 pm. There are a limited number of seats available at Governor Johnson’s table (see below) and tickets are also available for only the speech (also below). Banquet dinner is $50 + online order fees.
6:30 PM – Dinner with Gary Johnson. The Governor has offered to share his table to help us cover the cost of this convention. His table has room for eight Libertarians who would like the opportunity to visit with our party’s 2012 presidential candidate. Seat and dinner is $150 + online order fees. SOLD OUT
7:45 PM – Featured Speaker Gary Johnson Only. We understand that the cost of the full banquet will be difficult for some, so we are offering a ticket to Governor Gary Johnson’s speech only starting at 7:45 pm and lasting approximately 45 minutes. $10 + online order fees. Tickets for this event will also be available at the door.
We look forward to seeing you all at the convention. Please reserve your spot as soon as possible as it will aid our volunteers in
planning the convention. If you are able, please donate to support the convention. You can donate from the same page where you can order tickets for all of the 2014 Convention.
Please note that funds for all tickets are considered political donations to the Libertarian Party of Kansas.
Government mandated notices: The Kansas Campaign Finance Act requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, and date received for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $50 in a calendar year. We are also required to report the occupation for each individual whose donations total over $150. $15,000 maximum annually per contributor. The IRS requires us to print, “Contributions are not tax-deductible” on all fundraising appeals.
If additional information is required, you will be contacted by the LPKS State Treasurer.