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November 19th Discussion Meeting

on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 00:16

When: November 19th @ 7pm

Where: La Fonda Sunset Ridge, 6402 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX

THE FOUNDING OF BEXAR LP CIRCA 1975

 
This month, Mr. Jean Kutzer will present the events that culminated in him and his friends founding the Bexar LP. He has kindly written a brief history of this which is posted on the discussion board. We meet every 3rd Tuesday every month for dinner, conversation and a short presentation on a topic of interest. Our meetings are open to the the public. We hope to see you there!

We meet every 3rd Tuesday every month. Our meetings are open to the the public. We hope to see you there!

We also have a Toastmaster group that meets every Thursday at 7:30 to practice our liberty speaking skills.

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LP Texas San Antonio Regional Confernce

on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 01:52

LP Texas is holding regional Leadership Conferences around the state. The final one will be held in San Antonio on Saturday, November 2nd. You can read details on the state website. Those who wish to run as candidate or be involved in the party are very strongly urged to come. All are welcome to attend and its a great way to learn how the party operates and meet those involved in party business. It well be held at the TriPoint Conference Center3233 N. St Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas 78212.

 

For the first time, the Libertarian Party of Texas will offer a series of mini-conferences to recruit, train, and empower Libertarian activists!
  1. A common sense break down of the 2014 election cycle and how YOU can get involved!
  2. Exciting lunch speakers to discuss effective communication of the Libertarian message.
    • Featured Lunch Speaker: Mary J. Ruwart, Ph.D. (www.ruwart.com)
    • Mary is best known in the libertarian movement for her award-winning book, Healing Our World, which shares the libertarian message with Christians, environmentalists, pragmatists, liberals, and New Agers. For over a decade, she has authored a communications web column for The Advocates for Self-Government. Her updated and expanded book, Short Answers to the Tough Questions, is designed to help the Libertarian candidate deliver thought-provoking and memorable sound bites.
  3. Detailed breakout workshops focused on:
    • Campaign Training for candidates, those thinking about running for office, and campaign volunteers.
    • Local Leadership Skills and Outreach to empower our new county chairs and activists.
    • Meet local LP officers: Chair, Laura Valle & Vice Chair, Gil Robinson and others.
  4. mock convention to give hands on experience to those who have never participated.

Registration is ONLY $25 and includes conference materials and FREE LUNCH!

Contact our membership coordinator, Heather Fazio (heather@lptexas.org / 512-291-6671), to register and/or volunteer.

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Thank You!

on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 02:34

James & Pals

We want to thank all those that volunteered at SolarFest this year and helped by donating to fund our booth. We had a good turn out despite the sudden date change. We had many stop by the booth and inquire about the party. People are excited to know we are out there and it encourages them support us. 

James Holland had Sparky the fire dog stop by with some other pals for a picture that day as well! You can click here to view all the other photos. 

Thanks again to our donors and volunteers. Without you we could not get out our message to those tired of big government who need a new home in the Libertarian Party!

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November 5th Constitutional Amendments Positions

on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 22:16

Click here to view the official recommendations from LP Bexar county on the constitutional amendment ballot measures.

The Libertarian Party will always fight to reduce government and give maximum choice to people. The path to do that is not always clear, but we strive sometimes to make the best choices out of the poor options given to us by those that hold power. We continue to work towards a day when choices are made voluntarily by people working together and not thrust upon them by those who would rule them.

Until that day comes, please join us. We are a great community of individuals, families, volunteers, and activists. We all believe the collective power of peaceful and compassionate individuals will always be more substantial than that of politicians. Good luck and please vote on November 5th!

To check your voter status please go to votexas.org

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Outreach Booth at Solar Fest 2013

on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 01:19

When: Saturday, October 12th @ 9am - 5pm

Where: Olmos Basin Park Fields, 651 Devine Roads, San Antonio Texas

UPDATE: This event has been moved to Saturday, October 19th @ 9am - 5pm and will be located at Maverick Park, 10th and Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78205

We're going off the grid and participating in the 3rd annual San Antonio Solar Fest. The event drew 5,000 people last year and we are looking forward to giving people information about libertarians and the Libertarian Party. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Jennifer Sparks via her email: events@lpbexar.org

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Monthly Meeting 9/17

on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 16:53

When: September 16th @ 7pm

Where: La Fonda Sunset Ridge, 6402 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX

The topic for our September meeting will be Tort Reform.

We meet every 3rd Tuesday every month. Our meetings are open to the the public. We hope to see you there!

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Forum on Urban Planning

on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 23:08

Tarrant County will be hosting a forum on Ubran Planning after the SLEC meeting this Saturday.

Saturday, Sept 7th @ 7pm

You can view the facebook event to learn more.


The Tarrant County LP in conjunction with the Texas LP will present the next Liberty Speakers Series entitled Urban Planning - What Could Go Wrong? The panel is from 7 to 8:30, with a social hour before from 6 to 7.

The event will present a liberty-focused approach to urban planning, including analyses of the process (Is it democratic?), the goals (Who decides? Are there unforeseen consequences?) and the methods (Who benefits? Who doesn’t?). After providing concrete examples in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, special emphasis will be given to successful paths for activists to take and resources to achieve liberty-promoting results.

The participants include:

Barry Klein who is president of the Houston Property Rights Association which was organized in 1992. Barry has played a role in helping property rights activists in a dozen jurisdictions around the U.S. defeat zoning proposals. He has helped organize several petition drives and follow-up efforts to bring proposals before the Houston electorate, and is currently advising activists in 10 Texas cities who have completed or are contemplating petition drives for charter amendments.

Randy Dunning who has been involved in Texas politics since 1988. In 2002, Randy was elected to the Garland City Council and reelected to that position in 2005. During his tenure on Council Randy was elected Mayor Pro Tem as well as being appointed Chairman of two Council Subcommittees. In 2011 Randy was invited to Iowa to train the leadership team of Strong America Now in door to door, retail politics. 

John Basham, President of Texans for Government Transparency and activist with Trinity River Vision. He is professionally employed as a chief meteorologist for the Storm Spotter Project.

Vince May who has been interested in transportation, the movement of people and goods, since before he was first licensed to drive. Now that state organs have focused on transportation as a means of controlling and taxing people, his interest has only grown.

Please contact Caroline K. Gorman, member of the Texas State Libertarian Executive Committee, at 915-497-5816, for more information.

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Operations Meeting Wed 9/4

on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 22:47

We will have our monthly operation meeting this wednesday at 7pm. We will be planning future activities.

If you wish to attend please contact Arthur Thomas (historian@lpbexar.org / 210-464-2146). Members interested in helping plan events or that have idea for outreach are welcome to come. We don't discuss political issues at these meetings but focus on the work of getting out to voters and growing the party. If you have question about this event please contact Arthur. If you have general questions and do not want to wait for the next general meeting please contact Laura Valle (chair@lpbexar.org) or Gil Robinson (vicechair@lpbexar.org)

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PUBLIC ADVISORY (from City of San Antonio)

on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 17:13

PUBLIC ADVISORY (from City of San Antonio)

Contact: Leticia M. Vacek (210) 207-7253

Citizens to be Heard – Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

To help facilitate the Citizens to be Heard Session, the Office of the City Clerk reminds community members who wish to speak, to please observe the following guidelines:

·         Pursuant to City Code, Part II, Division 2, Sec. 2-35 (Rules Addressing the City Council), persons may address the City Council on any topic related to city business.  Any person wishing to do so must sign the register provided by the City Clerk no later than 6 p.m. for Wednesday sessions.

·         Citizens can sign-up online from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, or if necessary, citizens can physically sign-up beginning at 4 p.m. at the City Council Chambers.  Sign-up will be closed at 6 p.m. It is important to sign up by 6 p.m. to ensure your name is added to the sign-up list. Online sign-up will ensure a citizen’s name is added to the sign-up list; therefore, online sign-up is encouraged to ensure citizens meet the deadline.

·         Citizens can enter Council Chambers from the entrance on Main Plaza. Seating is not guaranteed due to the large crowd being anticipated. Therefore, arrive early to the Council Chambers. If a speaker yields their time to someone else, that person needs to be present to confirm they are yielding their opportunity to speak.

·         Electronic sign-up is available at https://www.sanantonio.gov/ctbh/. The link to sign-up will appear on this site beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday only.

·         All persons attending the B-Session/Citizens to be Heard Session will be required to go through the security station. To avoid delays, please ensure you do not have any metal objects, such as pocketknives, fingernail clippers, lighters, etc.  Anyone with these items will be asked to return them to their vehicles, or dispose of them in the trash bin.  Additionally, no food or drinks are allowed in the Council Chambers.  Citizens with water bottles, coffee mugs, or any other similar items will be asked to dispose of them.

·         Signs on a pole or on a stick are not allowed in Council Chambers. Small hand-held signs will not be allowed if the person is sitting, as it will obstruct the view of persons sitting behind them.

·         The Mayor or Presiding Officer may, at any time at their discretion, reduce the time a person has to address the City Council. 

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Low Tax/No Tax Debate Video

on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 12:53

Video available from Low Tax/No Tax debate

On June 29, the LP of Texas sponsored a public debate entitled, "The Ultimate Debate: Low Tax versus No Tax."



Dr. Steven Bradley (Baylor U) and Kurt Hildebrand (Hays Co. LP) represented low taxes; 

Wes Benedict (former TCLP chair) and Nathan Kleffman (Travis Co. LP) argued for no taxes.



The video (60 minutes) is available to view here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpMjEsQnh98

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