Sunday, January 9, 2022

LNC Motion to Censure Joshua Smith

 The LNC has been presented with a motion by the Chair to censure Joshua Smith.  It will meet in a week to consider the motion:

In accordance with the Executive Committee's instruction, I hereby call a meeting of the full LNC for Monday, January 17 at 8pm Eastern to consider the censure of Joshua Smith for violation of LNC policy.

Whitney Bilyeu
LNC | Chair

The motion reportedly reads:

WHEREAS, In July 2020 At-Large Representative Joshua Smith received the privilege and honor of being re-elected to represent the National Libertarian Party as an At-Large Representative to the Libertarian National Committee, and;
WHEREAS, All staff and representatives elected to the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) are expected to adhere to the rules governing the LNC as outlined in the Libertarian National Committee Policy Manual, and;
WHEREAS, The LNC Policy Manual at 2.01.6.11 outlines the procedure for handling concerns regarding staff in a professional way and was approved by the currently sitting LNC in June 2021 unanimously, and;
WHEREAS, Joshua Smith wrote an email to the LNC Business List on 12/24/2021 in which he publicly expressed concerns regarding a staff member and demanded their termination publicly prior to bringing the matter before the EPCC, Executive Committee, or the Chair and Vice Chair.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Joshua Smith is hereby censured for violating the Libertarian National Committee Policy Manual at 2.01.6.11 by publicly demanding a staff member be terminated via email.

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