FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — 03/16/2020
Contact: Stacy Petty
Phone number: (303) 837-9393
FROM LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF COLORADO CHAIRMAN VICTORIA REYNOLDS
Sometimes the right decision is not always the popular decision. In these times of widespread concern over the COVID19 we were faced with a very hard decision, and that decision is what to do with our annual convention. The board, as well as the convention committee and several others worked tirelessly to come up with a solution.
Last night we came up with a solution that was not popular. The decision to hold convention in spite of government telling us to not hold gatherings, fear that we may lose money because we are holding convention. Fear that our speakers may not show up did not stop us from making the extremely hard decision to go against what was popular and concentrate on what is right.
As a result the board resolved the following:
“Whereas, due to the restrictions placed upon the people of the state of Colorado by the state government of Colorado in light of the Coronavirus SARS-COV2 outbreak, which forced the cancellation of the annual Convention of the Libertarian Party of Colorado,
“Resolved, that the Board of Directors of the Libertarian Party of Colorado, in accordance with Article VIII of the Party Constitution, hereby call a Special Convention for the dates of April 4-5, 2020, convening at 8:15 AM on April 4, at 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO, 80228, with remote locations or remote connectivity to the proceedings to be determined, for the purposes of accomplishing necessary Party business of 1) Nomination of Candidates; 20 Election of National Convention Delegates and Alternates; 3) Election of Director positions; and 4) Bylaws amendments.
“Alternatively, should that venue be canceled, Resolved, that the Board of Directors of the Libertarian Party of Colorado, in accordance with VIII of the Party Constitution, hereby call a Special Convention for the date of April 13, 2020, convening at 6:00 PM, at The Independence Institute, 727 E. 16th St., Denver, CO, 80203, with remote locations or remote connectivity to the proceedings to be determined, for the purposes of accomplishing necessary Party business of: 1) Nomination of Candidates; and 2) Election of at least one National Convention Delegate(s) and Alternate(s); and Election of Directors.”
I urge that we all practice common sense, that we stay home if we have any symptoms of any communicable disease. I urge people who have compromised immune systems to practice social distancing and if they are coming to convention maintain proper precautions. I urge everyone however, to not allow panic to prevail. Let’s exercise our rights to assemble and whether it is at the Sheraton, or alternative locations or at the Independence Institute please come, vote for your candidates, show the government that we will not be silenced and we will fight for our freedom, one ballot at a time!