Have You Considered Running for Office?

here are many local races going on in your area in the next year or two years. All too often local races are not contested or are non-partisan and that gives us special opportunities for advancing the Libertarian Party. If you are contemplating a 2018 run, now is the time to lay the foundation. Some states even require that candidates who run in 2018 file paperwork in 2017. So, don’t delay.

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Lest We Forget: City Officials are Our Employees

The Ventura County Star opines that recalls are only justified in cases like the city of Bell. Just like their opposition to Measure M, The Star’s opinion is once again out-of-step with the sensibilities of voters and seemingly oblivious to Oxnard’s history.

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Liberty and Libations Outdoor Play & Picnic with George Orwell’s Animal Farm

Meet for July’s Liberty and Libations social under the oaks in Topanga Canyon on Saturday July 8. We will bring our own picnics and meet at 1:45 PM to converse with socially tolerant and fiscally responsible-minded friends just before the 3:30 performance, an adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.  Contact the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum’s Box Office to reserve your seats, ranging in price from $15 (Veterans, teachers, students, etc.) to $38. This is an outdoor theater, so come prepared with sweaters and seat cushions.

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Help Needed: Gather Signatures for Oxnard Recall

Here’s a volunteer opportunity for all Libertarians, especially those who live in Oxnard. The signature drive to recall from office Oxnard Mayor Flynn and Councilmembers Ramirez, Perello and Madrigal has been formally launched and petition gatherers are needed. This activity is on-going. Please see contact information below to offer your time to this project.

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Liberty and Libations in OJAI Sunday June 11

Our first event in Ojai means it’s your chance to meet up with fellow Libertarians. We’ll be at the Ojai Cafe Emporium, 108 South Montgomery Street, from 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM on Sunday June 11. If you can, bring one of your favorite Libertarian quotes to discuss. There will be a raffle prize gift for your summer reading list.  Enjoy a morning in Ojai and come by and share your thoughts on the issues facing us today. The Ojai Cafe offers both breakfast and lunch and has many bakery items. Please come and bring a friend.

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LPC State Executive Committee Meeting

For those members wishing to learn more about the party on a state level you are welcome to attend the upcoming state ExCom meeting on Sunday June 11. It will be held at the state’s southern office, 825 South Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia 91016 and will run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Scheduled at 2:00 PM will be 2018 convention presentations. Note: Non ExCom attendees participate mainly as observers.

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Aaron Starr: Oxnard Recall Petitions Are Ready

he Oxnard City Clerk just approved our recall petition forms.

 

Now we need $2,800 ASAP to pay for printing the petitions – can you pitch in a contribution of any amount? Here’s the link.

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Calling All Libertarians!

Now is the time to prepare for 2018 elections. Join us by volunteering at the Libertarian Party of Ventura County. We have work to do! Small tasks, big jobs, and even candidate preparation for elected office. We need YOU to be active in the spread of libertarian political and economic ideas.

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Published! Letter to Editor on Gas Tax

I find the Acorn’s letters to the editor extremely informative. I thank the citizens who take the time to observe and report what is going on at our city council meetings. With respect to the (Thousand Oaks) city’s desire to increase our sales tax to fund transportation I’d like to understand in sufficient detail why the new state gas tax would not fund our transportation projects.

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Single-Payer Health Plan Not Good for State

California’s legislators have passed our very own single-payer health plan at an estimated cost of $400 billion annually, and they don’t know how they’re going to pay for it. Am I crazy? Should I be concerned? What’s a higher sales or consumption tax going to do to our local economy overall?Should I worry that our track record of government controlled healthcare—the VA Medical System— is in dismal shape and so, to be democratic, a single-payer plan will allow the government to fail us all?

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