The Libertarian Party of Champaign County is organizing locally to strengthen communities and to push back on intervention (AKA: plundering) by the political industrial complex (AKA: big government and big business). Free markets work better when individuals and organizations cooperate and compete without (top down) regulation, rather than conglomerate and dominate via privileged access to law making, breaking, and enforcement. As free thinking liberty lovers in these inflationary times, is up to us individually to organize local networks of exchange to guarantee our safety and security. Achieving liberty for ourselves and our loved ones will not come by pointing fingers at the top and arguing with each other. Liberty will emerge as a result of voluntary interaction and coordinated efforts en mass, emerging from the local level. Join us.
Meet us in person:
- Monthly Chapter Meeting
Thursday June 9, at the Fiesta Cafe in Champaign
And every second Thursday, location TBD
Meet new faces, Voice your good ideas, Discuss your hot topic issues …
- Biennial County Convention & After Party
July 26 2022, location TBD
Come join us at our “every other year” county convention, where we will vote to elect committee persons for this Champaign County Libertarian Central Committee. Stay longer for the after party (AKA: “Caucus” for the politically correct) where we will meet and socialize under the influence of good times and good people.
- Farmers Markets & Local Events
Meet us downtown! If you would like to host a spot and meet local liberty lovers, then contact our Liberty Outreach team. We will set you up with vendor registration and table supplies to help get you plugged in.
We are forming a number of new and independent working groups to direct our members’ volunteer efforts. We know y’all are eager to help. Here is a short list of the efforts we need help with. These teams will organize autonomously, in their own collaboration space on our private “social collaboration” platform, to coordinate with each other and to report back to the central committee. Your patience and participation are all welcome, as we set up new processes and new technology for decentralized coordination.
Help us spin up and maintain our own private social collaboration cloud.
Chapter Events Planning
Coordinate venues, activities, speakers, etc… for our biennial county convention as well as other social, educational, and outreach events.
Libertarian Candidate Support
Vet and onboard potential candidates and help them with volunteer recruitment and other resources. Help them get the most from our Liberty Issue Groups, and our social collaboration tools. Get their promotional material into the hands of our Outreach and Communications teams for public distribution.
Liberty Issues & Activism
Help prioritize and coordinate our chapter’s top Liberty Issues. Assist in moderating the discussions in our Liberty Issue Groups and facilitating the actions that emerge from them. Provide guidance for group members to interact with the Central Committee, and get their solutions written into petitions and platforms for our liberty candidates.
Local Liberty Outreach
Participate in and help coordinate a decentralized team of local Liberty messengers, attending local events and/or walking door to door, with chapter materials and petitions to spread the Liberty message.
Online Liberty Communications
Coordinate and participate in friendly discussions on social media with local and non-local people about our local Liberty issues, our events, and our candidates. Write articles for our blog and press releases for the media.
Liberty Advocacy at Public Government Meetings
Participate in a decentralized team of Liberty representatives, attending city council and county board meetings just to witness and be a voice for our movement.
We are actively working on issues for our local party to get behind. With your participation, we can turn these into action items and liberty minded solutions to help drive petitions and candidate platforms. Our central committee is in the process of developing online discussion groups for cooperative party members, like yourself, to participate in. Here are some that are on our mind. If you’d like to see more…
Libertarian Party Ballot Access
Can you believe it? … third parties in Illinois are still required to petition for signatures just to get (any) candidate onto the government issued ballot. First, we need to mobilize signature gathering across the county … in addition we need to petition to get ALL parties equal access to voting ballots.
School Choice, Tax Credits, Home Schooling, etc…
Free to Choose? … For many of us, public school just sucks. But paying taxes for it and not having the money to pay for (let alone resources to conduct) an alternative education for the free mined leaders of our future sucks even more. Let’s talk about the problems and local solutions.
Gun Violence, Rights & Responsibilities
In a pinch? … Sometimes one chance is all you have to get it right. When it comes to guns, that one chance may be someone’s life. While gun ownership is a constitutional right, it is also one that burdens each of us with additional responsibility. Some are more willing than others to assume the weight of these responsibilities. How do we address gun violence without relinquishing our right to carry? Can public trust be repaired while the legal burden of gun ownership is reduced in Champaign county? Conversations are welcome.
Tax Burdens & Local Government Spending
Paying too much? … We all are. And where is this money going? (aside from the pockets of corrupt politicians, which is another issue) How can we make sure local tax dollars are spent locally? How can we reduce or eliminate overly burdensome taxes? What would a more voluntary (local) taxation structure look like? Let’s brainstorm solutions for a free tax future!
Systemic Corruption & Abuse of Office in Government
Wait, what? … Libertarians abhor pretty much all government and politics. But, what’s even worse is the corrupt politicians who steal public money and squander the trust that we ALL (like it or not) have put in their hands. Even if you trust no politician, at least some should stand out as being worse than others. The sleuth is on to clean up Champaign county!