Libertarian State Leadership Alliance

Bylaws of the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance

Article 1: Name

The name of the organization shall be the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (“LSLA”).

Article 2: Purpose

The LSLA is organized to provide supporting infrastructure and tools, coordinate activities, and share knowledge among Libertarian Party Chairs and Affiliate Parties.

Article 3: Membership

Voting Members shall consist of the Chairs of the Libertarian Party Affiliates. The LSLA Executive Board shall have the authority to recognize one LSLA member Affiliate from each State, District, Territory, or other possession of the United States and to determine which Affiliate to recognize in the case of a dispute, subject to appeal to the Voting Members of the LSLA. If an Affiliate Chair is unable to vote or participate in a meeting, a person empowered by the Affiliate to act on behalf of the Affiliate Chair for the purpose of conducting LSLA business, in accordance with that Affiliate’s rules or bylaws, may vote or participate on that Chair’s behalf.

Article 4: Executive Board

The LSLA shall have an Executive Board comprised of five (5) Officers. The Executive Board shall have control and management of all the affairs, properties and funds of the organization consistent with these Bylaws. Board meetings may be called by the Chair and shall be called upon the written request of a majority of the Board.

Article 5: Officers

a. The officers of the organization shall be Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Political Coordinator. These officers shall perform the duties prescribed by these bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the organization.

b. Officers shall be elected by secret ballot of the Voting Members at each biennial meeting. Their terms of office shall begin at the close of the meeting at which they are elected, and shall continue until either the close of the following biennial meeting, or until that person resigns, or is removed by a 2/3 vote of the entire Voting Membership. To be elected to the Executive Committee, a person must be a Voting Member or other Affiliate Officer currently or in the past.

c. No person shall hold more than one office at the same time.

d. The Executive Board shall fill any of its vacancies by appointing eligible persons to complete unexpired terms.

e. The Treasurer shall publish a report at the end of any quarter in which a financial transaction was made.

f. The Chair shall chair all meetings of the LSLA and Executive Board. In the Chair’s absence, the officers of the organization in listed order shall serve as chair.

g. The Political Coordinator is tasked with mobilizing LSLA members and other libertarian volunteers to assist in carrying out the objectives of the organization.

h. Each Officer may form working groups of officers and libertarian volunteers to assist in carrying out the objectives of the organization. 

Article 6: Meetings

d. Quorum for the biennial meeting of the LSLA shall be 1/3 of the Affiliates. Quorum for all meetings of the Executive Board shall be a majority of the Executive Board members. Quorum for any special meetings of the LSLA, between biennial meetings, shall be 1/3 of the Affiliates. Quorum for any LSLA business conducted by post or email shall be a majority of the Affiliates responding.
c. Notice of each meeting along with any proposed bylaw amendments submitted shall be given to each member by email not less than 30 days before the meeting. It shall be the responsibility of each member to provide the Secretary a valid email address.
b. Special Meetings may be called by the Executive Board or upon written request of a majority of Affiliate Chairs.
meeting shall be set by the Executive Board. The purposes of the biennial meeting are electing officers, receiving reports of officers and working groups, and for any other business that may arise. a. The date and place of the biennial

Article 7: Conduct of Business and Voting Methods

Provided that adequate notice is given and quorum is present, the LSLA and Executive Board, committees, and the Voting Members may conduct business by any of the following methods: In-person meeting, online meeting, teleconference, email, or online forum. Voting may be carried out by and to the Voting Members.

Article 8: Meeting Minutes

All meetings of the Executive Board or of the Voting Members shall be recorded and such minutes published by the Secretary to the Voting Members within 72 hours of adjournment.

Article 9: Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern meetings of the LSLA or the Executive Board, except as otherwise specified in these bylaws or other rules that the LSLA may adopt, in which case those rules and bylaws shall have superiority.

Article 10: Amendment

These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the entire LSLA voting membership. Notice of any proposed amendment, including the full text of the proposed amendment, must be given to all members in writing not less than 30 days prior to the vote.