Meeting of 11 November, 2017

Libertarian Party of San Francisco Agenda:  Saturday, November 11, 2017
Phil’s Apartment Near the San Francisco Main Library (1390 Market Street #2910)

  1. Welcome – Introductions 3:05-3:10
  2. Activist Reports 3:11-3:40
  3. Announcements 3:41-3:55
  4. Membership/Newsletter Report 3:56-4:00
  5. Website Report 4:01-4:10
  6. Treasurer’s Report 4:11-4:15
  7. Ballot Measures Report 4:16-4:25
  8. Gun Show Tabling November 18-19 4:26-4:40
  9. Tax Day 2018 4:41-5:00

Libertarian Party of San Francisco Agenda:  Saturday, November 11, 2017
Phil’s Apartment Near the San Francisco Main Library (1390 Market Street #2910)

Attendance:
Phil Berg
Aubrey Freedman (Chair)
Les Mangus
Rebecca Lau
Starchild (Vice Chair)
Nick Smith (Secretary)
Francoise Fielding
Kevin Hollander
John & Andrea Campton

1. Welcome - Introductions

We all know each other!

Kevin: Coming out here from North Carolina and is very interested in Libertarianism. Very pro-individualism.

2. Activist Reports

Les: Went to Part 2 of Chris Silber’s presentation on the Great Depression and picked up James Grant’s book “The Forgotten Depression”-- Les highly recommends it.

Nick: Also went to Part 2 of Chris Silber’s presentation. Stop Top 2 petitions have arrived and as soon as I receive them I will be working on distributing them for circulation. We will have petitions at the gun show next weekend. Registered for the California LP Convention next April 27-29 in Long Beach, and planning on registering for the National LP convention at the end of June.

Rebecca: Went to a dinner with Larry Sharpe and met some more Libertarians. Going to the Voice and Exit conference in Austin next May. (see http://voiceandexit.com)

Francoise: Nothing to report.

Phil: Sharing the message of liberty with unsuspecting Lyft passengers, mostly talking about conspiracy theories. Also has been talking to others a lot about Bitcoin.

Aubrey: Went to the second Phil Ting community coffee event in Daly City. There were a few good questions, but not satisfying answers. According to Phil, the people want higher taxes! It was worthwhile to go to let Phil and others know that someone cares about taxes.

Starchild: There is some concern in the National LP that some white supremacists have come into the party-- we don’t want them.

3. Announcements

Golden Gate Liberty Revolution monthly meeting
Richmond District Police Station Community Room
461 6th Ave - Monday, November 27 7:00 - 9:00PM

There is still some early registration open for the California Libertarian Convention next year in Long Beach, April 27-29.

Tomorrow at the library there is a film “The Last Pig”, which is pro-animal rights
1:00 - 3:30pm downstairs in the Civic Center library

Board of Supervisors meetings are Tuesdays at 2:00pm, we are always looking for people to show up and possibly make some public comment.

Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:00 - How to Protect your Information Online, at the library
Hosted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation

November 14-15, Doug Stanhope will be in town at Cobb’s Comedy Club. He is a standup comedian who might not be so politically. Starchild recommends and wants to get some others to join.

4. Membership / Newsletter Report

Aubrey is still working on the newsletter.
21 lifetime members, 20 current regular members = 41 total

5. Website Report

Caught up on posting minutes to the website for the previous few months. Starchild tested out posting an article on the website and has given me some great feedback. In order to post anything, I will need to set up an account for you-- please let me know if you need this.

Aubrey gave me the new debit card information which I will use to add funds for the website, which will be coming up soon. This works differently than our previous hosting-- instead of being billed annually, we add funds to an online account which is billed monthly.

For anything else you want to post, you can send it to [email protected]

6. Treasurer’s Report

Bank of America account is totally done and zeroed out. Aubrey went in two weeks ago to take care of the overdraft charge. We are fully switched over to the credit union now.

Credit Union: $5788.94
Paypal: $218.31
+$37.50 check from LP CA
-$130 for the Gun Show tabling
-$14.95 to reimburse Aubrey
Total: $5899.80

< Intermission where we got derailed on a discussion of a Libertarian view on immigration, especially given the current welfare state. >

7. Ballot Measures Report

Deadlines for Board of Supervisors, Assembly, etc start as early as January for the June election. We need to pay attention. Arguments are due March 15. Aubrey has looked over the measures on there now. See the full list here:
http://sfgov.org/elections/local-ballot-measure-status

8. Gun Show Tabling

We will have a table with the John Birch society and the GGLR. Anyone is welcome to come and help.

9. Tax Day 2018

It’s never too early to start thinking about it. We’re opening a call for ideas for the event!

10. Meeting locations

We are considering mixing up the meeting locations a bit since the format of this meeting has worked well. We didn’t reach a decision for the January meeting, but our December meeting will take place in the library at our usual spot (Aubrey has this reserved already).