On Saturday, March 20, 2021 the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts (also known as the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts) held its annual convention for 2021. The convention was held as a virtual event due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Dan Fishman graced us with his hosting and moderating skills.We had nearly 40 members attend the virtual convention. The 2020 Vice Presidential Candidate, Spike Cohen, was guest speaker and we also heard from National Libertarian Party Chair, Joseph Bishop-Henchman.
This year we heard from newly formed/ newly forming County Affiliates. Current affiliates in operation are:
The Greater Boston Libertarian Party
Libertarian Party of Worcester County
Libertarian Party of Berkshire County
Current affiliates which are still in the process forming are:
Libertarian Party of Cape Cod
Libertarian Party of Middlesex County
A new state committee was elected as follows:
Ashley Shade- Chairwoman
Cris Crawford- Treasurer
Derek Newhall- Recording Secretary
Michael Burns- Political Director
Andrew Moore- Membership Director
Janel Holmes- Communications Director
Jeremy Thompson- Operations Director
Daniel Riek- Technology Director
Charlie Larkin- Archivist
The members voted to pass 2 resolutions, Decriminalize Sex Work and End Government Mandated Covid Restrictions. The members also voted to table 1 resolution which will be voted on by the new State Committee at their next meeting. You can find the passed resolutions here: https://www.lpmass.org/resolutions.
The minutes of the convention will be posted in the Members Only section of the LAMA website.