New Castle County Meeting Sunday Nov. 19, 6:30 PM
- Meeting at Crossroads Cafe, Routes 2 and 7 (Kirkwood Highway and
Limestone Roads). 6:30 PM to 8:10. Hope to see you there!
On the agenda: I have had a number of contacts during the last few
weeks from Libertarians looking to get more involved, so hopefully
we'll see some new faces. We normally meet in the back room, so as
you walk in, look to your left, beyond the main dining room on the
right side there is a smaller room, which occassionaly is curtained
off...not often, due to overflow customers, but it's happened.
Bill Morris intends to make an appearance and discuss some ways we can
better publicize the problems stemming from the war on drugs
(sometimes referred to as the war on the American people). If you can
offer Bill a ride, contact him directly or let me know (email).
IRV, instant runoff voting. Other minor parties in Delaware are
interested on forming a coalition to work on this issue and lobby our
state pols. Are you interested? Find out more at the meeting.
I will dig out various roles that members of the party could fill.
Everett and I had kicked around roles that were needed, and Everett
wrote them up, things that would help us function better. Everett was
great for seeing things that needed doing, how they could be
accomplished, and setting about getting it done without a lot of talk.
I miss Everett and his efforts.
David Okner and I led discussion last meeting on boosting LP
registration in Delaware. I have contacted Elaine Manlove in the NCC
Dept. of Elections office to find out what training we require (by the
DOE) to run a private registration booth (in a non-partisan manner),
but she has thus far ignored my contact. I also filed a complaint
with Ms. Manlove that while the DOE website and election day news
articles state that a utility bill could serve as id for voting, I was
again refused to be allowed to vote without showing a state issued
picture id. People occassionaly ask for information on what is
required to vote, and I cannot authortatively tell them when the
election staff will not follow the stated procedures and policies.
The election day staff at my place of voting seemed to have
conflicting information with respect to allowing a utility bill as id.
I have gotten no response from Ms. Manlove or the DOE on either issue.
Ok, let me know if you would like to add things to these public agenda
notes (sometimes its good to get people thinking on your issue/idea
in advance), or simply bring item(s) up at the meeting.
Congrats to Bill Morris and David Okner for obtaining significant and
historically in line vote totals/percentages when we fielded a rather
thin ticket with only the two of them.
See you Sunday! Bring a friend, no dining required (though we have
some hearty eaters in our midst).