"First, sign this oath?"
State Libertarian Parties, with & without the oath
We call for each state party to remove the oath. We believe state-by-state removal of the oath is both desirable and proven.
Do what you can, where you can. If your state party does not require the oath, then join and contribute to the state party, otherwise work to remove the oath in your state. Join Libertarians for an Open Party and we will help.
Libertarians for an Open Party was founded in 1999.
|Illinois||Removed from state bylaws 1994/1995.|
|Missouri||Removed from state bylaws in 1984.|
|West Virginia||LPWV constitution explicitly states "no oath"|
|Alabama||Requires National Party membership.|
|Alaska||Requires National Party membership.|
|California||83,000 voters have registered Libertarian. The party recognizes only 7,000 members.|
|Connecticut||Requires National Party membership.|
|Hawaii||Revised 1991 to be same as National Party Oath|
|Maryland||An officer of the Maryland LP must verbally affirm a modified version of the National Party Oath before an officer of the party. Membership is otherwise open.|
|Massachusetts||Requires National Party oath or Massachusetts version|
|Nebraska||Requires National Party membership.|
|New York||Requires a modified version of the oath (and four other principles).|
|North Carolina||Exec Comm requires National Party membership. NC state law prohibits any oath for members.|
|Rhode Island||Permits modified oath if approved by state executive committee|
|South Dakota||Requires a modified version of the oath|
|Utah||Requires a modified version which also includes "fraud".|
|Vermont||Requires National Party membership|
|Virginia||Requires National Party membership|