IGB/Central Committee Minutes, 17 October 2020

Minutes of the Initial Governing Body of the Libertarian Party of Maryland — Saturday, 17 October 2020

The Initial Governing Body of the Libertarian Party of Maryland met on the grounds of Robert Glaser’s home in Owings Mills, Maryland. The meeting was called to order at 10:12 am by chairman Bob Johnston. Of the 25 members, 8 were present plus 17 proxies were presented. Robert S. Johnston III as Chairman, Krystal Woodworth, Robert E. Glaser, Eric Blitz, Michael Linder, Stuart Simms, and Phil Dassing were nominated as officers; all were subsequently elected unanimously by a voice vote. The Libertarian Party of Maryland’s Constitution as submitted to the Board of Elections (revision date 18 July 2020) was approved unanimously through polling. The meeting adjourned at 10:16 am.

Minutes of the Central Committee of the Libertarian Party of Maryland — Saturday, 17 October 2020

Opening: The Libertarian State Central Committee of Maryland met on the grounds of Robert Glaser’s home in Owings Mills, Maryland. The meeting was called to order at 10:17 am by chairman Bob Johnston.

Attendance: the Credentials Committee consisted of: Robert Glaser; Michael Linder; and Jonathan Woodworth. It validated that 13 Central Committee members were in attendance for the meeting. 26 proxies were represented. The Central Committee rolls consist of 53 members.

The following resolutions (as modified) were submitted by Phil Dassing:

Resolution 1. Initiative 81 is a referendum organized by Washington D.C. residents with the help of Decriminalize Nature DC to make enforcing bans on psychedelic plants the lowest priority for police. This change would help thousands of D.C. residents suffering from anxiety, PTSD, addiction, or depression who currently fear arrest or prosecution for pursuing healing through natural, entheogenic substances. The initiative has the support of prominent medical professionals, police officers, and D.C. residents. The Libertarian Party of Maryland endorses Initiative 81. Passes on a voice vote.

Resolution 2. The Libertarian Party of Maryland endorses Decriminalize Nature Baltimore. Passes unanimously on a voice vote.  

Adjournment: the Central Committee meeting adjourned at 10:31 am.

—Robert E. Glaser (these minutes not yet approved by the Central Committee)