LNC Secretary Bylaws and Constitution Archive 2020-2022 LNC Term
As per the National Bylaws, the LNC Secretary is required to maintain a file of the current Bylaws and Constitutions of each state-level affiliate. Note that having a Constitution is an older practice that is being phased out so many affiliates no longer have two separate documents but have incorporated everything into their Bylaws. Although not required to be kept, LNC Secretary Caryn Ann Harlos for the 2020-2022 term has also collected platforms.
The appropriate bylaw is as follows
ARTICLE 5: AFFILIATE PARTIES
2. The National Committee shall charter state-level affiliate parties from any qualifying organization requesting such status in each state, territory and the District of Columbia (hereinafter, state). Organizations which wish to become state-level affiliate parties shall apply for such status on a standard petition form as adopted by the National Committee, which petition shall be signed by no fewer than ten members of the Party residing in the appropriate state. Affiliate party status shall be granted only to those organizations which adopt the Statement of Principles and file a copy of their Constitution and/or Bylaws with the Party Secretary.