Libertarian Party of San Francisco Agenda: Saturday, January 12, 2013
Meeting Location: SF Main Library, 4th Floor Conference Room
- Welcome and Introductions 3:05-3:10
- Activist Reports - Past & Future 3:11-3:20
- Announcements 3:21-3:30
- Treasurer’s Report 3:31-3:35
- Annual Election of LPSF Executive Committee 3:36-3:50
- Nullify NDAA Update 3:51-3:55
- Booth at Pride Festival June 29/30 2013 3:56-4:05
- Plan Bay Area 4:06-4:15
- “Marketing” the LPSF 4:16-5:00
Written by Denny Bailey
January 21, 2013
Minutes of the LPSF Meeting of January 12, 2013
Members Present: Aubrey Freedman (Chair), Marcy Berry (Vice Chair), Denny
Bailey, and Leslie Mangus (Treasurer), Michael Edelstein.
Latecomers: David Peters
Visitors: Tuan Nguyen
We went around the table reporting on activism for this month. Starting our
theme of education, Michael Edelstein suggested reading "Our Enemy the State,"
by Albert J. Nock. Michael also continues to educate his colleagues on
Libertarianism with monthly Skpe chats. Denny Bailey had little to say, but
suggested that Libertarians remain active and engaged with our local community by
volunteering, and emphasized the importance of education. Marcy Berry continues
to work on the LPSF website and asked to allocate time for feedback from newcomer
Tuan Nguyen. Les Mangus kept up his habit of writing letters to editors, and
continues the discussion of education by suggesting the book "Where Keynes Went
Wrong," by Hunter Lewis. Aubrey Freedman also wrote a letter to editors and
content for the LPSF website.
See the website, www.LPSF.org, for current announcements of upcoming Bay Area
events. Contact Marcy Berry to add items to the list. Announced events included,
Jim Elwood's monthly Beer Bust/Free Exchange at his home in Parkmerced, to be
held February 2 2013, 7pm-midnight. Terry Eastwood will speak on computer
Libertarian Party of California Annual Convention in Sacramento April 5-7th
Michael Edelstein distributed Richard Winger's Ballot Access News to all who were
interested and announced his new E-book availability "Rational Drinking: How to
Live With or Without Alcohol."
There was also some discussion of upcoming local elections, and Aubrey Freedman urged
everyone to educate and prepare.
Les Mangus reported that the LPSF has $3,481.19 after pending deposits in its
Annual Elections of LPSF Officers:
Marcy Berry nominated Aubrey Freedman for Chair, who was elected by unanimous
decision. Aubrey Freedman nominated Marcy Berry for Vice Chair, also unanimously
elected. Leslie Mangus was also reelected to Treasurer without opposition, after
being nominated and thanked by Aubrey Freedman for his hard work. Aubrey
Freedman nominated Denny Bailey for Secretary, also a unanimous decision.
Aubrey Freedman reported some great news. After two months of repeated attempts
to find support with local legislatures, he received a response from Supervisor David Chiu,
stating he would be interested in introducing a proposal and has attorneys reviewing the
Pride Booth and JSA:
Party authorized $500 by unanimous decision for the Pride Festival both.
Preliminary budget suggest less is needed, but due to past success of this
outreach event, it was decided it was well worth the cost. Additionally, there was
some discussion of finding co-sponsors, if allowed, to defer costs and increase
exposure. This event is June 29th and 30th and the booth is DBA Outright
There was some discussion of an outreach table at Junior State of America in April.
Plan Bay Area:
Aubrey Freedman urged everyone to reach out to local legislators to voice
concern with central planning. Additionally, Aubrey would like us to thank KSFO
for their support; and there was some discussion of reaching out to Bob Zadek and
his radio show for some support. Aubrey reiterated the importance of attending
the open Plan Bay Area meetings and getting Libertarians heard.
Marcy Berry started by taking suggestions for the LPSF website from our guest.
Denny Bailey moved the discussion to obtaining emails for registered San Francisco
Libertarians in which Aubrey Freedman pledged to updating our records of local
supporters so we can get the word out and possibly gain more volunteers for
local issues and events.
Marcy also introduced a template for our local Parties' vision and plan, and
while there was agreement on most areas, overall this was not adopted.
During this discussion we did come to agreement to support other local
organizations and people who may not be Libertarian, but have similar goals. To
this end Michael Edelstein garnered support for Code Pink, whose anti-war
protest deserve our voice and support, and provide a channel for us to extend