Annual Election of Officers Next Month Plus Two Good Initiatives Circulating for Signatures

Hi All. The LPSF will hold its annual election of officers next month on
Saturday, January 13, 2018 at its monthly business meeting from 3:00-5:00
PM. The location will be 1390 Market Street #2910 at Fox Plaza in the
Civic Center in San Francisco. After the meeting there will be a social
with plenty of food, beverage, and lively conversation. 2017 was a
relatively quiet year for us, but 2018 is shaping up to be very busy with
lots of interesting ballot measures. Please consider joining us as an
officer or activist since we can always use extra help. To run as an
officer, you only need to be a current (paid up) member of the Libertarian
Party of San Francisco or Libertarian Party of California and to have
signed the party pledge. Now is a great time to get involved and help the
party grow and spread the good word of liberty and limited government.

The LPSF is currently gathering signatures on two important state
initiatives that we hope will be on the November 2018 ballot. *Measure
1816* will finally give California voters the opportunity to get rid of the
Top Two system that has plagued the state since 2011. If the voters get
rid of the Top Two, we will return to the old semi-closed primary system
that allowed each party to field their candidate in the November
election. Under
the current system, only two candidates advance on to the general election,
giving state voters very limited choices. In fact, in the 6 years we’ve
had the Top Two, no third-party candidate has ever advanced on to the
November election when both major parties fielded candidates. *Measure
1830* will give the voters a chance to weigh in on the gas tax increases
forced on the residents of California. It requires that the current gas
tax increases and fees that went into effect on November 1 *and* all future
gas tax increases and fees be approved by the voters before they can be
implemented. This one will definitely have the politicians in a complete
panic should it pass! If you can help to get signatures for either or both
of these initiatives—even if only from your family or friends—please email
me at chairlpsf@.... Every little bit helps!

Lastly, we wish you a very festive holiday season, and we hope you take a
moment to think about the precious freedoms that are still left in this
country and why they matter.