Wednesday, July 11, 2012

DeKalb Libertarian Party Update

From our very own DeKalb LP Chair, David Montane!

Follow-up on June Anti- TIA/TSPLOST Rally

Most of the meeting was a detailed look by Bob Jackson, organizer of TransportationLeadership Coalition (see, at how the T-SPLOST budget seriously overcharges for each project, how the politics of the tax work for the benefit of special interests (politicians, CID's, developers, construction companies, engineers, etc.), but does very little to solve Atlanta's traffic congestion. Norb Leahy, leader of the Dunwoody Tea Party, served as a great foil for Bob, frequently giving us a big picture view, and taking jabs at the bad guys, then it was "back to you, Bob!". Most of us bought a NO T-SPLOST yard sign at the meeting. There are still a few signs left over, so be sure tocome to the next meeting if you want one.

Protest CNN - Give Johnson Equal Time!

Supporters around the country of political candidate diversity in general and of Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson in particular are depending on those of us who live near CNN to help with this effort next Sunday and Monday.  We finally have the right choice for President, and CNN doesn't seem to want Americans to know.  (Ron Paul fans, does this sound familiar?)  Let's change their mind!  3PM JULY 15 (Olympic Park) & 10:15AM JULY 16 @ CNN Headquarters in Atlanta, we will hold a protest to demand Johnson be given fair and EQUAL media air-time. He's polling well and will be on the ballot in all 50 states, BUT he MUST poll higher to be included in the Debates. We are seeking fair media attention to achieve this goal and need people to attend the protest.  Several of us are going, but we need everyone who can to help us.  Click herefor sign ideas.

July 31 Candidate Meet and Greet

You can help make the July meeting a smashing success!  (Tuesday the 17th, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at The Famous Pub).  I need everyone to spend a few minutes e-mailing a personal invitation to any of your candidates who have an opponent, to meet you at our next meeting so that you and the other libertarians in your district can get to know them and their stance on issues of special concern to you.  Here is a sample e-mailyou can send as-is (after replacing my e-address with theirs), or revise to your liking and send to each one.  Even the countywide candidates will be more likely to come if they get lots of e-mails.  Let's have fun with this and get to know your enemy!  I hear it's good tokeep your friends close, and your enemies closer!

If you are registered to vote, you should have recently received a new voter registration card in the mail that shows all the districts you are in.  If you did not receive this card, click here or call (404) 298-4020.  You will have a choice between a Rebuplican ballot or a Democratic ballot, plus everyone gets a Non-partisan ballot.  Go through the ballots, here, to see the various candidate choices in your districts, and you will also see the TIA (Transportation "Investment" (sic) Act) choice and the opinion questions with which to get familiar.

I also need help collecting everyone's e-addresses.  If anyone knows a website where we can get everyone's e-addresses, please send it to me and I'll re-circulate to everyone else.  No need to invite our friend Michael Rothenberg, running for Superior Court Judge, as he'll be there anyway.  And before you invite his opponent Gail C. Flake, you might want to do an internet search on her and develope your opinion from her reputation.  Also no need to invite School District 4 Board of Education Candidate Jim McMahan, as I had his e-address and he has a conflict.  I will bring his campaign promises to the meeting.  He attended one of our monthly meetings a year or so ago.  One of the candidates for District 4 County Commissioner is Steve Bradshaw, whose e-address is

Please spend some time in the next couple of days working on this project.  I am depending on your participation.

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