Thank you for your interest in the Pragmatist Caucus. Below we have answered some frequently asked questions to better serve you!
1. Do you want to change the platform or statement of principles?
Nope! Our caucus is inclusive of all self-identifying libertarians looking to improve the Libertarian Party and get candidates elected. Individual members have their opinions of the platform and SOP, and we encourage them to pursue those individually - our caucus is not looking to change the platform or SOP. Therefore, we support the LP platform entirely.
2. What are you trying to do?
We are trying to focus the Libertarian Party on its central goal of winning elections. Often the Party focuses on auxiliary goals: members, ballot access, messaging, etc. Those aren't the central goal - the reason we exist - of the Party, however. We want to turn our amazing platform into policy - by getting Libertarians elected to public office.
3. How are you helping?
We have a number of helpful resources on this website to assist candidates and campaigns in running for office. We are always looking to expand those resources if you'd like to help. We also endorse LNC candidates who understand the importance of projects like the Libertarian Frontier project, which in 2020 helped the Party elect its first state legislator in a generation. The importance of building a true framework for winning elections and creating strong state affiliates is past overdue. With your help, we are influencing the conversation at all levels in order to make the Party better and see that world set free in our lifetimes.
Beyond training and assisting with creating a better Party focused on winning elections, the Libertarian Pragmatist Caucus has an associated Political Action Committee, which allows us to contribute money to candidates and initiatives. We are looking to expand this operation for the 2022 cycle - if you'd like to help out, please donate at this secure link.
4. Don't caucuses just divide the Party? Shouldn't we be working together?
Caucuses need not be divisive - that is certainly not the goal of the Pragmatist caucus. In fact, caucuses are an important way to bring in voters who respond to different messaging than the national Party (or other caucuses!). They also help members within the Party work together to make it better - they bring people together in the Party. Caucuses can also provide resources and help to candidates, state affiliates, and activists without having to go through the main Party infrastructure. Most importantly, the Pragmatist Caucus has members from nearly all of the other caucuses in the Libertarian Party. We aren't an ideological caucus, we're a methodological caucus - and everyone can get behind finding and repeating methods that get Libertarians elected!
5. How can I get involved?
You can get involved with the LP by clicking here and you can get involved in the caucus by clicking here. We need state coordinators for national conventions especially, so please reach out if you are interested by messaging us on Facebook here or joining our Facebook group.
6. How can I contact you?
If you have any questions, comments, or wish to update your membership status contact us using this online form.