Hamilton County Libertarian Party Update-May 03, 2009

May 03, 2009

Friends of Liberty,

It’s once again time for another edition of the HCLP Liberty Update
(ok, actually I’m a few days late; I apologize … it’s been a very,
very busy week).

As always, if you know of anything that might be of interest to
members of the Hamilton County Libertarian Party (and since we are
providing a home for some folks in North Georgia that don’t have local
LP affiliates, that includes those areas as well), please let me know,
or feel free to send an email to the group at
libertarian-381@meetup.com.

1. Libertarian Party of Tennessee 2009 Convention – The TnLP
Convention was held this past weekend in Knoxville. Approximately 40
people, including our own Mo Kiah, were in attendance. John Sebastian
was been elected to serve as the TnLP Chairman. John replaces Tony
Wall, who stepped down after serving for the last two years. Izaak
Standridge was elected Vice Chairman; he replaces Charles Wilhoit who
was appointed last July to fill the position after the resignation of
Christian Wilson. Ray Ledford and J.R. Enfield will continue to serve
as Secretary and Treasurer. Many thanks to Tony Wall and Charles
Wilhoit for their service!

A brief article about the Convention, including a photo of our new
officers, can be found here: http://tr.im/kjbw.

Video of some of the presentations is also available on the TnLP web
site (http://www.lptn.org).

2. Chattanooga City Council – I was unable to attend this week’s city
council meeting, and it looks as if I won’t be able to attend the one
scheduled for next week either. The agenda for next week’s meeting has
been posted here: http://tr.im/k5yV. The minutes of this week’s
meeting are also available online (earlier than normal!) here: http://tr.im/k5z0
(PDF).

3. Letters to the Editor/Local Talk Shows – From time to time, people
ask me how they can work to advance the cause of liberty locally. One
easy way that doesn’t take much time is writing letters to the editor
or call locally-produced talk shows. When writing letters, short (200
words or less) letters that address one topic are more likely to be
published. Be sure to use the word ‘libertarian’ in your letter
somewhere. Good luck!

4. Audit the Fed – H.R. 1207: Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009
(http://tr.im/kjdo) – There are now *112* co-sponsors of this bill!
The bill is now in the House Committee on Financial Services; we need
it to get out of this committee so that the House can vote on it.
Please take some time out of your day to call or email Barney Frank,
the Committee Chairman and other members of the committee and ask them
to support this bill. You can find a list of members here (http://tr.im/kjUk
; under “Step 2: Financial Services Committee”).

Tennessee Folks:
TN District 3 Rep. Wamp and TN District 2 Rep. Duncan are already co-
sponsors. For those of you who are in District 4, Rep. Davis has not
signed on as a co-sponsor, so take some time to call him or write him,
and perhaps we can convince him to sign on as well! If you’re not sure
which district you’re in, you can find a map of TN House Districts
here (http://tr.im/kjSA) and a list of Representatives here (http://tr.im/kjSD
) along with links to their web sites.

North Georgia Folks:
GA District 9 Rep Deal is already a co-sponsor of the bill.

If your representative is already a co-sponsor of the bill and you
haven’t already done so, let them know you appreciate what they’ve
done! Let’s make sure that our reps don’t just hear from us when we’re
unhappy with them.

5. Tennessee 10th Amendment Sovereignty Bill/HJR0101 – This bill is
currently in the House Subcommittee for Civil Practice & Procedure. It
was to have been considered this past week, but due to time
constraints has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 5. Please take a few
minutes to let committee members know how you feel about this bill;
you can find a list of members here (http://tr.im/kjYg).

That’s all! Hope everybody has a great weekend!

Best,
Jeremy

——-
Jeremy Clifton
Chair, Hamilton County Libertarian Party

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