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October 2018 Newsletter

The San Diego Libertarian Party continues our strategy to becoming the largest and most influential party in San Diego County.  We want to restore individual freedom, expand opportunities, and bring integrity back to the political process in San Diego. California needs the ideas of the Libertarian Party, and San Diego is the place to spread them with our large Libertarian leaning demographic.

 

Help us advance the ideals of liberty by becoming a member and supporting candidates that promote limited government and the protection of personal liberty.

 

LAST MONTH

 

September North County Supper Club meeting was held on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30 PM at Tower 13 (2633 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff By The Sea CA 92007). All meetings start at 6:30 with an aim for guest speakers to begin at 7:00. Please follow us on social media for announcements on future guest speakers.

 

Executive Committee Meeting was held on Thursday, September 20 at 7 PM at 13300 Alpine Drive in Poway, CA 92064. We will be looking at the upcoming local voter guide to create feedback to the statements on Measure E - Soccer City and the propositions. Suggestion that newly interested Libertarians help work as volunteers on the “Yes on 6, Repeal the Gas Tax” campaign. State-wide positions are out. We are working on convention setups at a location like the Green Dragon Tavern with maybe a well-known sci-fi Libertarian author as keynote speaker. Discussion on upcoming shooting social event and state gun control issues.

 

Operations and membership included discontinuation of the under-utilized phone service and the need to bring memberships up to date. There are around 92 current members and 64 expired memberships.  The financial report shows $6827.77 as current bank account balance and $3568.26 in the PayPal account. Angela is reconciling funds due from the CA State Libertarian Party.

Goals for Libertarian solutions to San Diego issues are being formed. Some topics are occupational licensing, county density increases, rent control, what we stand for, which political candidates align with us, traffic and transportation systems. Slack account, editorials, chat page, chatroom, broadcasts, podcast discussions continue to be developed and released by Joseph and group members. Action items: Bring Yes on 6 stickers and materials to share at meetings. Obtain contact list of Registered Independents, who are 29% of San Diego County Registered Voters.

 

The September South County Supper Club meeting was held on Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 PM. Our featured guest speaker was Richard Rider and the presentation was on the upcoming ballot initiatives. The floor was then opened up to an open forum after the featured presentation. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates on future events to keep our positive momentum going.

UPCOMING SAN DIEGO EVENTS

OCTOBER 10 North County Supper Club. We will meet at Tower 13, 2633 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff By The Sea CA 92007. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Updated details will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

 

OCTOBER 18 Executive Committee Meeting.  Our business meeting is held at 7 PM. The Executive Committee meeting is open to the public at 13300 Alpine Drive in Poway CA 92064.

 

OCTOBER 24 South County Supper Club. We meet at the Comedy Palace on the 4th Wednesday of every month. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Updated details will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

 

EVENTS OUTSIDE SAN DIEGO

October 9 ORANGE COUNTY North OC Libertarian Meet Up from 7Pm-9PM. Location: The Public House by Evans Brewing Co, 138 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA  92832. lpoc.org

 

October 10 PASADENA/Foothills Libertarian Party Meet Up at 7PM, Villa Catrina Mexican Restaurant, 3333 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107. lplac.us/, Events at lplac.us/lp-events/

 

LOCAL ISSUES / ACTION OPPORTUNITIES

 

GAS TAX REPEAL

The CA statewide effort to repeal the gas tax continues through the Yes on Prop 6 - Gas Tax Repeal Initiative campaign. Stay informed, sign up for events at www.GasTaxRepeal.org or call 619-786-8019. Source: Reform California – Yes on Prop 6, FPPC ID #1268914, PO Box 27227, San Diego CA  92198.

Future event dates: Oct 13 Palm Desert; Oct 17 San Diego, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley; Oct 18 Long Beach, Orange County; Oct 19 Palm Desert, Riverside and Lancaster. Campaign Office for volunteering (no mail),1560 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido CA 92025. Media Contact: Dave McCulloch, [email protected], phone 760-717-4100.

 

NEWS

 

PRAGER UNIVERSITY: Prager University’s vision is “a more rational America.” Their mission is “to influence culture through digital content that advances Americanism.” Look for Libertarian concepts in some of the Prager videos at https://www.prageru.com.

 

PERSONAL FREEDOM: Source is August 21, 2018 article by Luis Gomez/San Diego Union Tribune (sandiegouniontribune.com), “California is failing at freedom except when it comes to cannabis, think tank [Cato Institute] says. . .The Cato Institute ranks California 48 out of 50 for personal and economic freedom. . .”  Cato Institute Report authors William Ruger and Jason Sorens cited “weak gun rights” and “high tobacco taxes.”

ECONOMIC FREEDOM: Per the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom published by The Heritage Foundation covering the second half of 2016 through the second half of 2017 (www.heritage.org), four pillars of freedom were measured.

”1. Rule of Law – property rights, government integrity, judicial effectiveness

2. Government Size – government spending, tax burden, fiscal health

3. Regulatory Efficiency – business freedom, labor freedom, monetary freedom

4. Open Markets – trade freedom, investment freedom, financial freedom”

"The United States ranked #18 in freedom out of 180 countries based on the four pillars of freedom." The tops in overall freedom were Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia and Ireland. The lowest areas of freedom performance for the U.S. were government size – in government spending, tax burden and fiscal health.

ECONOMIC FREEDOM: Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a law that forces publicly traded corporations to install at least one woman on their boards of directors by 2019, 2 women per 5 men, and 3 women per 6 men by Year 2021. This is unconstitutional, an extreme loss of business freedom and more government overreach. It displaces men from these jobs, potentially hires women without appropriate abilities, and sets a precedent for other future government gender/race quotas and other controls. Source: Patrick McGreevy/Los Angeles Times on 9/30/18.

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Thank you for reading our newsletter.  You can keep up to date with our news and events on our webpage  https://sdlp.org and Facebook.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Executive Chair –          Brad Richardson

Vice Chair -                    Don DeAngelo

Treasurer –                    Vacant

Secretary –                    Vacant

Membership Chair –       Alan Ritter

Publicity Chair –             Joseph DePaul

Campaigns Chair –         Paul King

Spokesperson-               Vacant

 

STANDING COMMITTEE

Bylaws Chair –              Vacant

Convention Chair –       Vacant

LPC Rep. Chair –          Vacant

Nominating Chair –       Vacant

Political Strategy Chair – Vacant

Speakers Bureau Chair –  Vacant

TV (Social) Media Chair – Vacant

Ways & Means Chair –  Vacant

Newsletter Chair –         Vacant

Website Chair–             Vacant

 

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