Online inquiry

Yeah, I guess we could send the Bureaucrash link to everyone. Although
if we know a person isn't young or culturally alternative-minded, there
are better options. I think there is something to be gained by helping
Bureaucrash cultivate a younger, (fill in your choice of non-offensive
adjectives here) following. One good alternative is the Institute for
Justice (http://www.ij.org). Thanks for the inquiry response letter.

Yours in liberty,
          <<< Starchild >>>

The DevCom email list is expected to generate several emails a day
once we
get rolling, so the membership voted to have a separate group. It was
not a
unilateral decision on my part.

We rarely know the person's age, so is Bureaucrash too risky to send
to an
older person? I think it would be okay for everyone.

I'm still trying to find out our EIN, for Amazon's recommended reading
associates program, so it's not on the website yet.

Here's the usual email:

**********
Thank you for your recent communication with the Libertarian Party of
San Francisco. As a reminder, our meetings are held on the second
Saturday of each month at the Round Table Pizza at Geary and
Sixteenth, with business from 3 to 5 p.m. and a pizza social from 5
to 6 p.m. Details, including a map, are available on our website at

http://www.lpsf.org/LPSF_Meetings/Meetings.html

We hope to see you there, whether for the business meeting, the pizza
social, or both. This month's meeting is this Saturday (the 8th).
You
can also join our online announcements and discussion email lists by
sending an email to

lpsf-announce-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

and

lpsf-discuss-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

or browse the archives at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lpsf-announce/

and

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lpsf-discuss/

Thanks again for contacting us, and we hope to see you Saturday!

Rob Power
Development Committee Chair
Libertarian Party of San Francisco
www.lpsf.org
**********

From: Starchild [mailto:sfdreamer@earthlink.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 9:25 PM
To: lpsf-activists@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [lpsf-activists] Online inquiry

  Thanks, Rob. You know, the Activists list doesn't get much traffic.
Why don't you just put Development Committee stuff on here instead of
having another list for people to join? Joining lists and remembering
which lists to send things to takes time and effort -- not too much,
but everything adds up.

  Besides the three things you listed, here are some ideas for
references to include in email inquiry responses:

-the ISIL flash animation
-Bureaucrash if the inquiry is a person under 30
-the national LP website
-link to a "register to vote" page (could be on LP site)
-link to a "join the LP" page (ditto)
-the recommended reading list we send out with the regular inquiries
(Is this list on our website? It should be.)
-invitation to next Activist Forum
-link to the ISIL pamphlet(s) matching the inquiry's area(s) of
interest, if we have that information
-a list of our local candidates and a way for the person to see whether
they live in these candidates' districts
-a request for the person to respond and let us know if he/she has any
suggestions, feedback, or complaints

  By the way, if you have a copy of the invitation you describe below,
could you send it to me?

Yours in liberty,
            <<< Starchild >>>

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From: "Rob Power" <robpower@robpower.com>
Date: Thu Feb 5, 2004 8:52:32 PM US/Pacific
To: lpsf-activists@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [lpsf-activists] Online inquiry

Nope. I pretty just email people an invitation to:

1) Come to our next meeting / pizza social,
2) Join our Yahoo! Groups, and
3) Check out our web site.

But if you can come up with a suggested list of "first contact"
resources (the
Flash animation at ISIL is brilliant), I'll tack that onto the end of
my
standard template.

And we'll start having those regularly-scheduled DevCom "working
meetings"
Real Soon Now, once my office move is done (hopefully March -- we're
only
moving 4 blocks, but you wouldn't imagine the IT drama of phones and
networking). Until then, let's keep collaborating via email for ideas
of what
we will do at those working meetings. It's okay to make those
suggestions
here in lpsf-activists, but it would be even more helpful if you'd
also join
LPSF-DevCom and post your suggestions there.

Thanks!

Rob

--
Rob Power
http://www.robpower.com

Starchild said:

  I just got off the phone from speaking with Ben Casnocha, the
15-year-old who is profiled in this week's SF Weekly cover story
(http://www.sfweekly.com/issues/current/feature.html/1/index.html).
After reading the story, I thought he might be a good potential
Libertarian inquiry, so I looked him up in the directory and called
him
up, identifying myself as the LPSF Outreach Director.

  He said his company is not political (which I pretty much knew), and
that he himself is an independent. We only spoke for a couple
minutes,
but he accepted my offer to send him some more information about the
LP
and gave me his email address. He said he would prefer to get the
info
via email.

  Do we have a standard email inquiry response that we send out? I
can't
recall whether something like that was developed. I'm want to refer
him
to Bureaucrash and the ISIL flash animation, but if we have something
already created locally, I could use that and perhaps work the other
references in somewhere.

Yours in liberty,
            <<< Starchild >>>

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