Ballot Initiative

Marcy,

  I believe the ballot initiative committee, which according to your
emails below already exists, was *your* idea. As a member of that
committee, I'm simply noting that the committee has never met as far as
I'm aware, and offering to get this project off the ground again.

  How you can help is to appoint me (or someone else, if you prefer)
chair, at which point I (or your appointee) will schedule a meeting,
and whoever shows up will join me in selecting a proposed ballot
measure. Then we'll present our recommendation to the group, and if the
group approves it, we'll move forward from there. What do you think?

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

Don't tell me what your proposed initiative will be...let me guess...

Oh, OK..I give up. You want to organize a ballot initiative
committee, let me know how I can help. Sheeeshhh!

Marcy

--- In lpsf-activists@yahoogroups.com, Starchild <sfdreamer@e...>
wrote:

  I'd like to propose a meeting of the Ballot Initiative

Committee (see

below). Are there any members besides myself? Phil, Michael E.,

Marcy?

Was anyone ever appointed to chair this committee? If you want to

name

me chair, I'll organize a meeting to select a proposed initiative

and

present it at our next general meeting.

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

Starchild,

I do not know how much more precise I can be! I have previously
suggested that we just go with the curb rights initiative;

however,

you correctly suggested that it would be better to obtain

commitments

first. I have requested commitments; I do not see any. At the

last

meeting it was suggested that the ExCom pick a initiative: I

stated

mine (curb rights), but do not see any votes from the other

officers,

so far. You asked if I had appointed any one to the Ballot
Initiative Committee...I just appointed you.

Marcy

--- In lpsf-activists@yahoogroups.com, Starchild <sfdreamer@e...>
wrote:

Marcy,

  This is all frustratingly vague. It seems to me that we could
potentially debate the merits of various initiatives and ideas
endlessly. There ought to be some kind of precise plan of

action --

could the officers please provide some kind of timetable and

process

that is aimed at actually producing a decision and a ballot

measure

in

the near future?

Thank you,
      <<< Starchild >>>

No need for anyone to be "in charge" of the Ballot Committee (or

any

other project). You, Phil, and Michael E. have been discussing

this

project. I will "join" the Committee if/when I see that the

project

has moved from the discussion stage to the direct action

stage. I

will consider the project to be in the direct action stage when

a

reasonable number of our core activists (say, six?) agrees on

ONE

ballot initiative and commits at least some work and/or money.

So

far (and correct me if I am wrong), Phil and I have committed

time to

the curb rights initiative, Mike Denny has committed at least

$500 to

whatever initiative is chosen, and Mike Acree has said he will

not be

able to commit time or money to any initiative right now.

I will again suggest e-mails from our activists committing to

one

of

the initiatives on our list; and if there is a concensus, we

move

to

the active stage. If anyone wants to include a preliminary vote

on

how the choice is to be conducted, fine too.

Marcy

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The "Ballot Committee" to which you refer was not a standing
committee, but a special committee. I hereby appoint you chair of a
new special committee to try to put an LPSF-backed initiative on a
future ballot.

Marcy

--- In lpsf-activists@yahoogroups.com, Starchild <sfdreamer@e...>
wrote:

Marcy,

  I believe the ballot initiative committee, which according to

your

emails below already exists, was *your* idea. As a member of that
committee, I'm simply noting that the committee has never met as

far as

I'm aware, and offering to get this project off the ground again.

  How you can help is to appoint me (or someone else, if you

prefer)

chair, at which point I (or your appointee) will schedule a

meeting,

and whoever shows up will join me in selecting a proposed ballot
measure. Then we'll present our recommendation to the group, and if

the

group approves it, we'll move forward from there. What do you think?

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

> Don't tell me what your proposed initiative will be...let me

guess...

>
> Oh, OK..I give up. You want to organize a ballot initiative
> committee, let me know how I can help. Sheeeshhh!
>
> Marcy
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --- In lpsf-activists@yahoogroups.com, Starchild <sfdreamer@e...>
> wrote:
>> I'd like to propose a meeting of the Ballot Initiative
> Committee (see
>> below). Are there any members besides myself? Phil, Michael E.,
> Marcy?
>> Was anyone ever appointed to chair this committee? If you want to
> name
>> me chair, I'll organize a meeting to select a proposed initiative
> and
>> present it at our next general meeting.
>>
>> Yours in liberty,
>> <<< Starchild >>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> Starchild,
>>>
>>> I do not know how much more precise I can be! I have previously
>>> suggested that we just go with the curb rights initiative;
> however,
>>> you correctly suggested that it would be better to obtain
> commitments
>>> first. I have requested commitments; I do not see any. At the
> last
>>> meeting it was suggested that the ExCom pick a initiative: I
> stated
>>> mine (curb rights), but do not see any votes from the other
> officers,
>>> so far. You asked if I had appointed any one to the Ballot
>>> Initiative Committee...I just appointed you.
>>>
>>> Marcy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --- In lpsf-activists@yahoogroups.com, Starchild

<sfdreamer@e...>

>>> wrote:
>>>> Marcy,
>>>>
>>>> This is all frustratingly vague. It seems to me that we could
>>>> potentially debate the merits of various initiatives and ideas
>>>> endlessly. There ought to be some kind of precise plan of
> action --
>>>> could the officers please provide some kind of timetable and
>>> process
>>>> that is aimed at actually producing a decision and a ballot
> measure
>>> in
>>>> the near future?
>>>>
>>>> Thank you,
>>>> <<< Starchild >>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> No need for anyone to be "in charge" of the Ballot Committee

(or

>>> any
>>>>> other project). You, Phil, and Michael E. have been

discussing

>>> this
>>>>> project. I will "join" the Committee if/when I see that the
>>> project
>>>>> has moved from the discussion stage to the direct action
> stage. I
>>>>> will consider the project to be in the direct action stage

when

> a
>>>>> reasonable number of our core activists (say, six?) agrees on
> ONE
>>>>> ballot initiative and commits at least some work and/or money.
> So
>>>>> far (and correct me if I am wrong), Phil and I have committed
>>> time to
>>>>> the curb rights initiative, Mike Denny has committed at least
>>> $500 to
>>>>> whatever initiative is chosen, and Mike Acree has said he will
>>> not be
>>>>> able to commit time or money to any initiative right now.
>>>>>
>>>>> I will again suggest e-mails from our activists committing to
> one
>>> of
>>>>> the initiatives on our list; and if there is a concensus, we
> move
>>> to
>>>>> the active stage. If anyone wants to include a preliminary

vote

> on
>>>>> how the choice is to be conducted, fine too.
>>>>>
>>>>> Marcy
>
>
>
>
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