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1999-07 Newsletter

Libertarian Party of Brevard County (LPB)

Message from the Chair

All of our projects are certainly keeping us busy this summer.  If we all pitch in we can lay the ground work that will bring us even greater successes as we begin to make plans for the 2000 election.

Our petition drive with the Home Rule Charter Committee to amend the County charter is entering the home stretch.  Of the 12,500 total petitions required, 2500 in each County Commission district, we are down to wrapping up the last of the districts and making sure we have a sufficient "cushion" for those petitions that get rejected.  These petitions will give voters the chance to require the County Commission to get voter approval before taking more of your money through additional taxes.  By amending the County Charter, we can take control of our local government right away even before we get a Libertarian majority elected to the Commission.  This is too important to let pass by.  Dave Hobbs has been doing a great job heading up this effort and would love to hear from you.  Dave will let you know what you can do to help take us across the finish line.

We're still working with LP Florida on Operation Bootstrap.  The first mailing has been delayed slightly while the National Headquarters catches up with the 250,000 inquiries we have received as a result of the LP's efforts on the "Know Your Customer" banking regulation.  Shortly after the mailing goes out our volunteers will be making follow-up phone calls.  We still need more people to help with this very important project.

By the time you read this, our adopted stretch of Clearlake Road from Dixon, North to SR524 should look better thanks to our volunteer road crew.  At the time of this writing, our first quarterly trash pick-up day is scheduled for June 27.  These signs are in a  high traffic area and let people know the Libertarian principles are alive and well in Brevard County.

Finally, we're planning our second annual "HUGE Garage Sale" July 17.  Last year we ran out of things to sell before we ran out of buyers.  Let's not let that happen again.  Along with the newsletter this month is a flyer for the sale.  Please feel free to make copies and post them wherever you can.  On the back of the flyer are some guidelines for your donations.   Following these guidelines will be a HUGE help for our volunteers who will be manning the sales tables.

We've got a lot going on in the next few months.   I've heard some statist types argue that you can't depend on goodwill and volunteers--that people must be forced to do what's "right".  As Libertarians, it is up to us to demonstrate and prove that the statists are wrong.   What better way to start than by picking an LPB project and volunteering TODAY!

--Lee McLamb, Chair, Libertarian Party of Brevard County

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The notorious "Know Your Customer" proposal has flooded the National Libertarian Party office with 250,000 inquiries.
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Where do your contributions to the Libertarian Party of Brevard County go?

Here were our expenses between June 22, 1998 and June 21, 1999:

Advertising  $ 893.24
Utilities  $  70.00
Insurance  $ 105.00
Postage  $ 460.96
Supplies  $ 160.63

These are your dues and donations at work!


MEMBERSHIP FORM: Check your address label on the reverse side of this form.  Still not a dues-paying member of the LPB?  Make the necessary corrections to your address label, then detach and complete this form and return with check or money order made payable to Libertarian Party of Brevard County.
Telephone Day ___________________________ Telephone Night ________________________________
Telephone Fax ____________________________ Employer/Occupation ____________________________
Email Address ____________________________ Date of Birth ___________________________________
__ I am a registered Libertarian (optional)                        __ I am a member of the National Libertarian Party (optional)
Yearly Dues Schedule: $24 per year, prorated at $2 per month to complete the May to May membership cycle.
Enclosed is $22 in dues to pay for my LPB membership until mid-May of the year 2000.
In addition, I want to help support the LPB with a contribution of $ __________.
"I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals."
Signature _____________________________________ (required for membership in the LPB)
Government Mandated Notices
The Internal Revenue Service requires us to print "contributions are not tax-deductible" on all fund-raising appeals. Federal Election Commission requires us to ask for your employer and occupation. Federal law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year.

Calendar of Events for July 1999

Citizens for Constitutional Property Rights (CCPR) Meeting
Business Meeting: 1st Monday 7:00 PM; Dinner Meeting: 3rd Monday 7:00 PM
Get involved with an organization that shares the Libertarian respect for property rights.
David Hobbs 452-6902
LPB Semi-Monthly ExComm Meeting July 7 and 21 6:00 PM
Lee McLamb has made reservations for the LPB ExComm at Bagel World, 1301 S. Patrick Dr, Satellite Beach.
Bagel World 773-5422
Brevard County Board of Commissioners Meeting 1st Tuesday 9:00 AM (Regular); 2nd Tuesday 9:00 AM (Regular); 3rd Tuesday 5:30 PM (Regular); 4th Tuesday 9:00 AM (Regular); 4th Thursday 5:30 PM (Zoning)
The Brevard County Commission meets at Building C of the Viera complex. Come make your Libertarian voice heard on issues that could readily affect you.
David Hobbs 452-6902
HUGE Garage Sale July 17 Saturday 7:00 AM
The LPB will hold its annual fund-raising garage sale at First Union Bank, A1A & Jackson Ave, Satellite Beach.  Preparing and delivering all your "stuff" per the enclosed guidelines will make this a HUGE success!
Libertarian Party of Brevard County 255-2105
LPB Monthly Social Featuring Tom Regnier July 29 Thursday 6:00 PM
The LPB will conduct its monthly social at Quincy's Family Steak House, 650 E Merritt Island Cswy, Merritt Island.  We will have an exciting guest speaker: Tom Regnier of the Libertarian Party of Florida. He will discuss recent platform changes and activities in the National and State organizations. Come enjoy some fine cooking and great conversation.
Quincy's Family Steak House 452-8773

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