Libertarian Party of Brevard County
1280 Sarno Rd PMB # 115
Melbourne FL 32935-5204
(407) 255-2105

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Libertarian Party of Brevard County (LPB)

1999-09 Newsletter

Message from the Chair

Our work with the Home Rule Charter Committee to amend the County charter has completed the home stretch. The Supervisor of Elections has certified that all three referendums will appear on the March 2000 ballot. Now we need to get the word out to the voters to vote YES on these issues.

Perhaps you saw the front page article in Florida Today explaining the proposals and some of the County Commissioner's opinions. As usual, our Commissioners are not pleased with the idea of giving the voters more control of how their money is spent. Both of the Commissioners interviewed criticized the proposals and attempted to place them in a negative light. We need to write "Letters to the Editor" and make sure that the voter's side of the story gets told as well.

The LP Florida's Operation Bootstrap is off and running here in Brevard. Operation Bootstrap is the LPF's plan to double the size of the Libertarian Party here in Florida. This is the first part of preparing to reap the benefits of last year's Revision 11 victory.

We'll be seeing more Libertarian candidates on the ballot in 2000 and we must have a party big enough to give them the backing they deserve. The first mailing has been sent to all the registered Libertarians in Brevard who are not already party members. Our telephone volunteers have been making the follow-up phone calls needed to help make this project a success. More mailings and follow-up calls are planned for the future and we need your help. Each volunteer receives a professionally developed manual with all the information you will need to make the calls. In addition, these manuals are a great source of information you can use whenever you are talking to anyone about the Libertarian Party.

Please contact me either by phone at 636-1535 or email at if you are willing to make some phone calls and help make this project a success.

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

The mission of Operation Bootstrap is to double the size of the Libertarian Party of Florida by the year 2000.

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

--James Bovard

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.
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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 $18 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 September 1999
(call the LPB at 255-2105 should you have questions about any of these activities)

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.
LPB Semi-Monthly ExComm Meeting September 1 and 15 6:00 PM
Lee McLamb has made reservations for the LPB ExComm at Bagel World, 1301 S Patrick Dr, Satellite Beach (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.
LPB Rational Drug Policy Presentation September 30 Thursday 6:00 PM
The LPB will conduct its monthly social at Perkins Family Restaurant, 8200 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne (752-5200).  Our speaker will be Frank Merceret, former Florida State Prosecutor and current opponent of the War on Drugs.  
He views both the current Statist "totalitarian" approach and the proposed Libertarian "anarchist" approach to recreational drug use to be ludicrous, costly, and destructive.  This promises to be a great presentation on "A Rational Drug Policy for America".   Don't miss this thought-provoking, controversial presentation!

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