On behalf of LPNOVA I would like to express our appreciation for Young Americans
for Liberty (YAL) finally taking the steps to remove people from leadership positions
whose ethical behaviors are called into question. We take seriously allegations of
sexual misconduct at all levels. Unfortunately, sexual harassment had plagued the
liberty movement for quite some time and it’s great to see organizations taking
steps to prevent further harassment. We strive to be an organization that embodies
trustworthiness and justice for its members and to that end we will keep the
identities confidential of anyone who is a victim of sexual harassment.
This is an uncomfortable situation, and no one should fear coming forward.
LPNOVA has been making a conscious effort to make sure everyone feels
comfortable attending our events. We do not condone any form of harassment,
sexual or otherwise. We hope to continue to be a safe and welcoming environment.
I and the rest of the board are here to listen and support anyone who had been put
in an uncomfortable or inappropriate situation. Please don’t hesitate to reach out
with any concerns. I would urge you to join LPNOVA in condemning sexual
harassment in the liberty movement.
Fairfax County Vice Chair
Libertarian Party of Northern Virginia