Archive | March, 2010

April 15 Libertarian convention

23 Mar

Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia convention
Type:
Meetings – Convention
Date:
Saturday, April 15, 2010
5:30 – 7:00
Location:
Watgergate
2600 Virginia Avenue NW
LNC offices

Election of a DC chairperson and officers and of 3 delegates to national convention

Description
The Libertarian Party national convention will be held in St. Louis, Missouri May 27-31.

http://www.gatewaytoliberty.com/

For DC to send a delegation we must elect delegates and re-constitute the DC LP. We were really supposed to have done this in March (and it must be advertised 3 weeks ahead of time) but if we elect delegates now we will likely still get them approved by the convention credentials committee.

Please RSVP to this event if you are interested in re-establishing and joining the DC LP and voting on delegates, so we can get an accurate count.

We will remember in November

22 Mar

The Executioner’s List

Call Capitol Hill

202 224-3121 and promise them retribution. Not just in their next race, but in their attempt to run for or be appointed to ANY office, and any private enterprise they will engage in in the future. And any member of their family.

Yes votes for the health care bill:
Ackerman
Andrews
Baca
Baird
Baldwin
Bean
Becerra
Berkley
Berman
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Blumenauer
Boccieri
Boswell
Boyd
Brady (PA)
Braley (IA)
Brown, Corrine
Butterfield
Capps
Capuano
Cardoza
Carnahan
Carney
Carson (IN)
Castor (FL)
Chu
Clarke
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Connolly (VA)
Conyers
Cooper
Costa
Costello
Courtney
Crowley
Cuellar
Cummings
Dahlkemper
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
DeFazio
DeGette
Delahunt
DeLauro
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Donnelly (IN)
Doyle
Driehaus
Edwards (MD)
Ellison
Ellsworth
Engel
Eshoo
Etheridge
Farr
Fattah
Filner
Foster
Frank (MA)
Fudge
Garamendi
Giffords
Gonzalez
Gordon (TN)
Grayson
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Grijalva
Gutierrez
Hall (NY)
Halvorson
Hare
Harman
Hastings (FL)
Heinrich
Higgins
Hill
Himes
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Hirono
Hodes
Holt
Honda
Hoyer
Inslee
Israel
Jackson (IL)
Jackson Lee (TX)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, E. B.
Kagen
Kanjorski
Kaptur
Kennedy
Kildee
Kilpatrick (MI)
Kilroy
Kind
Kirkpatrick (AZ)
Klein (FL)
Kosmas
Kucinich
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee (CA)
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Loebsack
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey
Luján
Maffei
Maloney
Markey (CO)
Markey (MA)
Matsui
McCarthy (NY)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McNerney
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Michaud
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Mitchell
Mollohan
Moore (KS)
Moore (WI)
Moran (VA)
Murphy (CT)
Murphy (NY)
Murphy, Patrick
Nadler (NY)
Napolitano
Neal (MA)
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Ortiz
Owens
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor (AZ)
Payne
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Perriello
Peters
Pingree (ME)
Polis (CO)
Pomeroy
Price (NC)
Quigley
Rahall
Rangel
Reyes
Richardson
Rodriguez
Rothman (NJ)
Roybal-Allard
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Salazar
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schauer
Schiff
Schrader
Schwartz
Scott (GA)
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Sestak
Shea-Porter
Sherman
Sires
Slaughter
Smith (WA)
Snyder
Speier
Spratt
Stark
Stupak
Sutton
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Titus
Tonko
Towns
Tsongas
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Visclosky
Walz
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watson
Watt
Waxman
Weiner
Welch
Wilson (OH)
Woolsey
Wu
Yarmuth

No votes on the bill:
Aderholt
Adler (NJ)
Akin
Alexander
Altmire
Arcuri
Austria
Bachmann
Bachus
Barrett (SC)
Barrow
Bartlett
Barton (TX)
Berry
Biggert
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Blunt
Boehner
Bonner
Bono Mack
Boozman
Boren
Boucher
Boustany
Brady (TX)
Bright
Broun (GA)
Brown (SC)
Brown-Waite, Ginny
Buchanan
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Buyer
Calvert
Camp
Campbell
Cantor
Cao
Capito
Carter
Cassidy
Castle
Chaffetz
Chandler
Childers
Coble
Coffman (CO)
Cole
Conaway
Crenshaw
Culberson
Davis (AL)
Davis (KY)
Davis (TN)
Deal (GA)
Dent
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Dreier
Duncan
Edwards (TX)
Ehlers
Emerson
Fallin
Flake
Fleming
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Frelinghuysen
Gallegly
Garrett (NJ)
Gerlach
Gingrey (GA)
Gohmert
Goodlatte
Granger
Graves
Griffith
Guthrie
Hall (TX)
Harper
Hastings (WA)
Heller
Hensarling
Herger
Herseth Sandlin
Hoekstra
Holden
Hunter
Inglis
Issa
Jenkins
Johnson (IL)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Jordan (OH)
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kirk
Kissell
Kline (MN)
Kratovil
Lamborn
Lance
Latham
LaTourette
Latta
Lee (NY)
Lewis (CA)
Linder
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lummis
Lungren, Daniel E.
Lynch
Mack
Manzullo
Marchant
Marshall
Matheson
McCarthy (CA)
McCaul
McClintock
McCotter
McHenry
McIntyre
McKeon
McMahon
McMorris Rodgers
Melancon
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Miller, Gary
Minnick
Moran (KS)
Murphy, Tim
Myrick
Neugebauer
Nunes
Nye
Olson
Paul
Paulsen
Pence
Peterson
Petri
Pitts
Platts
Poe (TX)
Posey
Price (GA)
Putnam
Radanovich
Rehberg
Reichert
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Rooney
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Ross
Royce
Ryan (WI)
Scalise
Schmidt
Schock
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shadegg
Shimkus
Shuler
Shuster
Simpson
Skelton
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Souder
Space
Stearns
Sullivan
Tanner
Taylor
Teague
Terry
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiahrt
Tiberi
Turner
Upton
Walden
Wamp
Westmoreland
Whitfield
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Wolf
Young (AK)
Young (FL

Today’s Tea Party Protest Sunday 11 am

21 Mar

Tea Party palooza continues at Sunday 11 am outside the Capitol RotundaShare
Yesterday at 9:38pm
Today’s tea party with thousands of Americans who drove from San Diego, Dallas, Princeton, Philadelphia, Nashville, Birmingham and everwhere made so much noise the House Rules committee recessed its activities after voting not to use “Demon Pass”

No Democrats came out of the Capitol, which we encircled, except for Sheila Jackson Lee, who came out briefly and hid behind Capitol police carrying rifles and then ran back inside when someone screamed out “Sheila, where is your cell phone now?” in reference to Congresscritter Jackson’s contemptuous deliberate cell phone conversation last year at a Townhall meeting when a cancer survivor was speaking to her about her fears of government rationing panels.

New chants included “Nancy,” and “Come out and Play,” “We will remember in November,” “Li-Ber-Ty,” “It’s our money!,” “He Lies!,” and “Kill the Bill!”

The Capitol Hill police seemed particularly fascistic, controlling who crossed streets around the Capitol, carrying large rifles and holding them in prominent display, and wearing sunglasses.

Photos of the events including Sheila Jackson Lee, the heavy weaponry, and sunset on the rotunda will be posted at the http://www.bearingdrift.com website soon.

Good signs of the day included “No One Paid Me To Be Here” and “There Is Free Cheese in a Mousetrap.”

Tea Party palooza continues: Join me Sunday 11 am on Capitol Hill for a vigil: http://biggovernment.com/jvoight/2010/03/18/call-to-arms-join-me-in-dc-saturday-to-stop-obamacare/

Please go to the front page of ResistNet to hear the audio update on the Code Red Rally in DC today by Darla Dawald, ResistNet’s National Director

http://www.resistnet.com

Visit Patriotic Resistance at: http://www.resistnet.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

http://www.teapartiers.blogspot.com

Today’s Protest

20 Mar

Thank you very much for confirming your attendance for this weekend’s Code Red Alert at the Capitol. Here are a few last minute reminders for you:

Remember to bring your clipboard and a pen. We will have handouts for you.
It is going to be sunny and in the mid to upper 70s. Wear sunscreen.
There are several events happening in DC tomorrow including a marathon. The marathon is going to have a lot of streets closed. Be sure to allow time for traffic.
If you can volunteer, we could use a few volunteers at the West Lawn of the Capitol at 9:30 am. The volunteers will help distributing handouts and may also help with crowd direction.
If you are able to stay through Sunday, that would be good because the final vote is supposed to take place on Sunday.
Again, thank you for confirming your attendance. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
You are the heart and soul of the Tea Party Movement. Thank you for promoting the causes of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets with us!

Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team,
Debbie Dooley, Mike Gaske, Rob Gaudet, Ryan Hecker, Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, Sally Oljar, Diana Reimer, and Dawn Wildman

Jenny Beth Martin (jennybethm@gmail.com, 770-878-1550)
Dawn Wildman (dmwtpp11@yahoo.com)
Mark Meckler (mark.grassroots@gmail.com)
Debbie Dooley (debbie0040@yahoo.com)

Saturday March 20th Tea Party Protest

19 Mar

Call to Arms: Join Me in DC Saturday to Stop ObamaCare
by Jon Voight
I am calling to all of you freedom-loving Americans to come once again to Washington D.C. to gather at upper Senate Park, across from the Capitol on Saturday, at 12 o’clock noon.
We must come by the thousands.

Speaker Pelosi will stop at nothing to fulfill her corrupt conquests. She will bring all of the corrupt ACORN liars to try to bully all the Democrats that may be having pangs of guilt knowing quite surely what their votes can and will do. If they’re bullied into saying “yes,” it will destroy America.
Join me and Rep. Michele Bachmann in Washington DC at 12 noon EST so we can give all the Democrats who know what the end result will be the courage to say: “No, do not pass this destructive bill.”
I’ll see you there.

http://www.biggovernment.com

Tea Partiers visit Congress

18 Mar

Saturday March 20th Tea Party Protest

18 Mar

Patriotic Resistance
A message to all members of Patriotic Resistance

Dear Patriots,

As you know the House/Pelosi is pulling out all their tricks to accomplish the passing of Obamacare. On Tuesday Resistnet partnered with American Grassroots Coalition and the Tea Party Express to sponsor a Code Red Rally in DC. Several thousand attended and visited Reps on Capitol Hill.

This Saturday many are going back…..this is your chance to show up on the day that they hope to pass this debacle. If you can join us in DC we will be sending out more information as we receive the updates on location and times. At this time it is tentatively set for 12:00 Noon.

Either way we need you to continue the calls, faxes, visits to local offices, and spread the word to get as many joining in the effort as possible. We will send out another update soon but we wanted you to have ample time to make your arrangements.

+ + Three key actions

It is vitally important that every Representative and every
Senator hear from their constituents right now. Here are three ways
you can expand your voice…

Action #1 — Send faxes right now

It is important that members of Congress hear
from as many different constituents as possible.
If you want to use this service to get a message
to your members of Congress and other key
Congressmen, go here to schedule faxes:

http://www.grassfire.com/3122/offer.asp?ref_id=500062

(As always, we provide all the information for you to send
your own faxes if you prefer. Just click the above link.)

Action #2 — Call your Representative

The first key votes will take place in the House — either on
the Senate bill or on the Slaughter Rule/Reconciliation bill.

Call if you want them to hear your position on this issue:

Rep. Call the Congressional Switchboard (202) 224-3121

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

For more detailed contact information on your Rep, go here:
http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?U=26287&RID=21407276

Talking Points:

1. I oppose any attempt to avoid a direct vote in the House
on the Senate ObamaCare bill, such as the “Slaughter
Solution” self-extracting rule.

2. Congress should NOT pass any version of the current
ObamaCare bill and should start over with market-based,
cost-saving solutions.

3. I also oppose the abuse of the “reconciliation” rules
to ram ObamaCare through Congress.

Action #3 — Forward this to your friends

Ask everyone you know to do something today to let their
voice be heard. Forward this message to as many people
as you can.

Finally…

Be sure to go to ResistNet to network with other grassroots
conservatives and take part in protests and rallies that
are developing right now:

http://www.resistnet.com

Make your plans for DC!

Darla Dawald, National Director
Visit Patriotic Resistance at: http://www.resistnet.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

By-Laws of the DC LP

12 Mar

Constitution of the Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia

Adopted March 8, 1995
Amended June 16, 2001
Amended June 1, 2002
Amended April 13, 2004

I. The name of the Libertarian Party organization for the jurisdiction
of the City of Washington and the District of Columbia shall be the
“Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia.”

A. The organization may abbreviate the name as the LPDC.

B. Subordinate Libertarian Party organizations may be formed in each of
the city’s eight wards and they shall be known respectively as the “Ward
__ Committee of the Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia”
Wards may create their own Constitution and Bylaws and manage their own
affairs.

C. Only subordinate or affiliate organizations who have been recognized
by an LPDC Business Meeting shall use the name.

II. The purpose of the Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia is
to promote libertarianism as expressed in the Statement of Principles of
the Platform of the Libertarian Party of the United States.

A. THE LPDC shall adopt only positions that are consistent with this
document.

B. On issues where the national party is silent, the LPDC shall be free
to adopt and express libertarian positions upon a majority vote of the
LPDC.

C. Where the party shall adopt a position, per sections (A) and (B) of
this article, by majority vote of a duly mandated and authorized quorum
of members, those persons in the minority shall be entitled, should
their numbers constitute forty percent or more when rounded to the next
highest percentage divisible by ten, to publish a brief dissent
concurrent with dissemination of the majority’s position.

III. A member shall be any person who has signed the membership
certification, pays the combined state/national dues and resides in
Washington, D.C. All members who documentation proves have been members
for at least thirty days are entitled to participate in and vote at all
Business meetings and conventions.

IV. The affairs of the LPDC shall be managed by the Executive Committee
as directed or approved by the Business Meeting. The Executive Committee
shall consist of the State Chair, the State Vice Chairs, Secretary,
Treasurer, and the chairs of the District’s wards.

A. The frequency, place and time of Business Meetings may be determined
by act of the Meeting, call of the chair or call of any five LPDC
members – but meetings shall be called not less than every other month.
All Business meetings shall be open to all LPDC members and announced to
members in writing postmarked at least ten days prior to the meeting. A
quorum shall consist of at least four members. Decisions shall be
reached by majority vote.

B. Between Business Meetings the Executive Committee may conduct
business by Executive Committee meeting, telephone or by written
correspondence. No meeting shall be called without written notice
distributed to all Executive Committee members at
least 5 days prior to the meeting. A quorum shall consist of three
Executive Committee members. All Executive Committee decisions and
actions shall be reported in writing to the Business Meeting.

C. In order to be elected as an officer one must be a member of the LPDC
and a member of no other major D.C. party. Officers shall be elected in
spring conventions each year for a term of one year.

1. The State Chair shall preside over meetings of the Business and
Executive Committee, and state conventions and do any other such acts as
necessary to carry out the mission of the Party as directed or approved
by the Business Meeting.

2.The First State Vice Chair shall chair meetings in the absence of the
State Chair and perform other acts as directed or approved by the
Business Meeting.

3.The Second State Vice Chair shall chair meetings in the absence of the
State Chair and First State Chair and perform other acts as directed or
approved by the Business Meeting.

4. The State Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the LPDC
and perform other acts as directed or approved by the Business Meeting.

5. The State Treasurer shall keep an accounting of all funds of the
LPDC, file all required legal forms with the Office of Campaign Finance
and other governmental authorities as required by law, provide a report
of the Party’s finances to each Business Meeting and perform other acts
as directed or approved by the Business Meeting. The LPDC shall not
accept, deposit or expend funds during any time that it does not have a
registered Treasurer. An audit committee shall be appointed by the State
Chair to review the books of the Party within 30 days of each convention.

6. The positions of chair and treasurer shall not be held by the same
person.

7. Members in each ward may elect a Ward Chair who will serve in that
capacity on the Executive Committee. Ward Chairs also may be elected at
duly called Ward meetings. A quorum shall consist of at least three
members who live in the Ward.

D. Officers may be removed for good cause by vote of three-quarters of
the Business Meeting. Such removal must be proposed by either a majority
of the Executive Committee or by five members. Advance notice that such
proposal is to be included on the agenda of the Business Meeting shall
be circulated by written correspondence to members fifteen (15) days
before the meeting.

E. In the event of death, resignation or removal of an officer, the
Business Meeting shall appoint a member to serve in the office for the
remainder of the term.

F. The Business Meeting and/or the Executive Committee may approve
member projects as LPDC projects or committees, appoint LPDC members to
serve as project coordinators and establish any special committees
deemed appropriate.

V. The Business Meeting shall call an annual convention in the month of
March each year and shall notify each member residing within the
District of the time, date and place of the convention at least three
weeks prior to the convention. A quorum shall consist of six members.
Ward organizations may hold local conventions or conduct Ward business
at the District convention. All conventions and meetings shall be
conducted according to Robert’s Rules of Order when they are not
inconsistent with these articles. Delegates to the national convention
are elected by the LPDC convention.

VI. This constitution may be amended by a 75% vote of the members
attending an annual convention. Bylaws and operating policies may be
adopted by the Business Meeting between conventions, but will not
continue beyond the next convention unless ratified by a majority of
members attending the convention.

FROM WEB PAGE:
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© 2003 Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia
All rights reserved

March 16 protest

11 Mar

Protest Health Care in DC
Date:
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Time:
9:00am – 6:00pm
Location:
Washington Dc
Description
On Tuesday Everyone will go to the Cannon Buildling in Washington DC to Tell on Our Congressman to VOTE NO for the Healthcare Bill…

Stop ObamaCare NOW!

Bus leaves Atlanta Capitol on Monday, Mar 15th at 7 PM and Arrives back to Atlanta on Wed AM..Ride the Express and lets get the job done.
Cost is $80/person

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=369777980101

Melt the phones

11 Mar

Here is a view of how each representative voted last November and their current status.
Congressional Targets 11/7/09 Vote YES NO UNDECIDED

Use this link for hypertext to phone and fax numbers

http://www.nrcc.org/CodeRed/targets/

Adler (NJ-03) No
Altmire (PA-04) No
Arcuri (NY-24) Yes
Baird (WA-03) No
Barrow (GA-12) No
Bishop (NY-01) Yes
Boccieri (OH-16) No
Boswell (IA-03) Yes
Boren (OK-02) No
Boucher (VA-09) No
Boyd (FL-02) No
Bright (AL-02) No
Cardoza (CA-18) Yes
Carney (PA-10) Yes
Chandler (KY-06) No
Childers (MS-01) No
Connolly (VA-11) Yes
Costa (CA-20) Yes
Dahlkemper (PA-03) Yes
A. Davis (AL-07) No
Davis (TN-04) No
Donnelly (IN-02) Yes
Driehaus (OH-01) Yes
Edwards (TX-17) No
Giffords (AZ-08) Yes
Gordon (TN-06) No
Heinrich (NM-01) Yes
Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL) No
Hill (IN-09) Yes
Holden (PA-17) No
Kanjorski (PA-11) Yes
Kirkpatrick (AZ-01) Yes
Kissell (NC-08) No
Kosmas (FL-24) No
Kratovil (MD-01) No
Kucinich (OH-10) No
Lipinski (IL-03) Yes
Markey (CO-04) No
Marshall (GA-08) No
Matheson (UT-02) No
McIntyre (NC-07) No
McMahon (NY-13) No
Melancon (LA-03) No
Minnick (ID-01) No
Mitchell (AZ-05) Yes
Mollohan (WV-01) Yes
Murphy (NY-20) No
Nye (VA-02) No
Obey (WI-07) Yes
Owens (NY-23) Yes
Perriello (VA-05) Yes
Peterson (MN-07) No
Pomeroy (ND-AL) Yes
Rahall (WV-03) Yes
Ross (AR-04) No
Schauer (MI-07) Yes
Schrader (OR-05) Yes
Shuler (NC-11) No
Skelton (MO-04) No
Space (OH-18) Yes
Spratt (SC-05) Yes
Stupak (MI-01) Yes
Sutton (OH-13) Yes
Taylor (MS-04) No
Tanner (TN-08) No
Teague (NM-02) No
Titus (NV-03) Yes
Wilson (OH-06) Yes

Adler (NJ-03) No
Altmire (PA-04) No
Arcuri (NY-24) Yes
Baird (WA-03) No
Barrow (GA-12) No
Bishop (NY-01) Yes
Boccieri (OH-16) No
Boswell (IA-03) Yes
Boren (OK-02) No
Boucher (VA-09) No
Boyd (FL-02) No
Bright (AL-02) No
Cardoza (CA-18) Yes
Carney (PA-10) Yes
Chandler (KY-06) No
Childers (MS-01) No
Connolly (VA-11) Yes
Costa (CA-20) Yes
Dahlkemper (PA-03) Yes
A. Davis (AL-07) No
Davis (TN-04) No
Donnelly (IN-02) Yes
Driehaus (OH-01) Yes
Edwards (TX-17) No
Giffords (AZ-08) Yes
Gordon (TN-06) No
Heinrich (NM-01) Yes
Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL) No
Hill (IN-09) Yes
Holden (PA-17) No
Kanjorski (PA-11) Yes
Kirkpatrick (AZ-01) Yes
Kissell (NC-08) No
Kosmas (FL-24) No
Kratovil (MD-01) No
Kucinich (OH-10) No
Lipinski (IL-03) Yes
Markey (CO-04) No
Marshall (GA-08) No
Matheson (UT-02) No
McIntyre (NC-07) No
McMahon (NY-13) No
Melancon (LA-03) No
Minnick (ID-01) No
Mitchell (AZ-05) Yes
Mollohan (WV-01) Yes
Murphy (NY-20) No
Nye (VA-02) No
Obey (WI-07) Yes
Owens (NY-23) Yes
Perriello (VA-05) Yes
Peterson (MN-07) No
Pomeroy (ND-AL) Yes
Rahall (WV-03) Yes
Ross (AR-04) No
Schauer (MI-07) Yes
Schrader (OR-05) Yes
Shuler (NC-11) No
Skelton (MO-04) No
Space (OH-18) Yes
Spratt (SC-05) Yes
Stupak (MI-01) Yes
Sutton (OH-13) Yes
Taylor (MS-04) No
Tanner (TN-08) No
Teague (NM-02) No
Titus (NV-03) Yes
Wilson (OH-06) Yes