Hapeville, Georgia – On March the 12th and 13th, the Libertarian Party of Georgia held its 2021 convention at the historic Academy Theatre in Hapeville, Georgia.
On Friday, all official party business was handled. Ryan Graham was re-elected for another term as Chair, Zach Varnell was elected as the party’s Vice Chair, and Pamela Alexander was elected Treasurer. The Libertarian Party of Georgia also voted to add a plank to its platform regarding the right to political secession:
“We recognize the right to political secession. This includes the right of secession by political entities, private groups, and individuals. Exercise of this right, like the exercise of all rights, does not remove legal and moral obligations not to violate the rights of others. Those who wish to secede should not have to obtain permission of those from whom they wish to secede.”
On Saturday the convention heard presentations by celebrated Libertarian Party leaders Spike Cohen (the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Vice President in 2020), Shane Hazel (whose Libertarian candidacy for U.S. Senate triggered a run-off between triumphant challenger Jon Ossoff and incumbent David Perdue), John Monds (a runner up in the 2020 Libertarian presidential primary, and the first Libertarian to earn one million votes), and Chase Oliver (2020 candidate for the U.S. House seat previously held by John Lewis).
With the exception of Cohen, a South Carolinian, “our headlining speakers are from right here in Georgia,” Chair Ryan Graham said. “We want our convention to showcase the history and the future of the Libertarian Party of Georgia, and to inspire more activists and volunteers who can spread the message of individual liberty across the state.”
The Libertarian Party of Georgia thanks everyone who worked to organize the convention under very difficult conditions, and everyone who attended it. The party also extends special thanks to Convention Committee Chair Angela Pence, for her tireless efforts coordinating the event’s success.