Apr 082014
 

The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County will hold a business meeting on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Round Table Pizza starting at 7pm:

Round Table Pizza

4400 Stevens Creek Blvd

Santa Jose, CA 95129.

Agenda:

7:00pm- Welcome and Eat Pizza

7:30pm – Business Meeting.  Topics likely include:

Officer reports

Candidate Endorsements

Missing Officer Elections

9:00pm – Adjourn.

 

 

Apr 082014
 

The Libertarian Party of San Francisco is hosting a Prop 13 Tax Symposium on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm in the Richmond Library.  Brian Holtz (of our own Santa Clara County Libertarian Party) will be one of the speakers.  Also, other parties (such as the Greens) have been invited to participate.

See the attached pdf for more details:     April 13, 2014 Tax  Symposium in SF

Apr 082014
 

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, local Santa Clara County members (Mark Hinkle, Al Newman, John Webster, and Ed Wimmers) staff a libertarian booth set up by Lawrence Samuels from Monterey.  There were also Libertarians from around the Bay Area (including some LP members from as far away as San Francisco).

It was fun to meet the JSA (Junior Statesmen of America) members.  We had the Nolan chart set up and many people stopped by to take the quiz.  Not surprisingly, the group fell mostly in the Liberal quadrant.

However, digging underneath these numbers, there is an opportunity for Libertarians longer term.  Several people put Maybe for most of the economic questions saying something like “I really don’t know much about these questions”.  Furthermore, I talked to several people who didn’t really think much about US political issues (they more more focused on JSA internal events) and they said they found that the Libertarian information made sense.  Also, I talked to one of the few people in the Authoritarian quadrant and she said her favorite issue was welfare – she said people stayed on it too long and would like to see a better system so that it was a short term program and the money saved could be better spent.

Thanks to all the Libertarians who participated and a special thanks to Lawrence Samuels for organizing the event.

 

Mar 312014
 
RON PAUL
“Liberty Defined: The Future of Freedom”


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Co-Sponsored by
The Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies
College of Business and Economics
California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA
The Independent Institute

 

Reserve Tickets

At this special event, Ron Paul will take a candid look at America’s increasingly dysfunctional political system. Drawing on his 24 years in Congress, he will highlight the need to rein in unchecked government power.ON

Jan 092014
 

ANNOUNCING:

Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County   -  2014 Annual Meeting

Date:  Saturday,  February 8, 2014

11:30am   Registration

Noon        Lunch

1pm          Business Session and Program (including officer elections)

4pm          Convention Adjourns

Location:    Fish Market

1007 Blossom Hill Road

San Jose , CA

The restaurant is about 100 feet west of the Almaden branch of the VTA light rail.

(if you actually take the light rail to get there, get off at Oakridge)

When you get to the restaurant, we will be in Fred’s Room

After long and intense negotiations with the restaurant, we managed to get them to agree to the following…

a.       You can order anything on the menu

b.      We will all get separate checks

c.   There is a mandatory 18% service charge

http://www.thefishmarket.com/menus/downloadable menus/sj_lunch.pdf

Please join us for the meeting.

Dec 232013
 

 

We will have an informal get-together of the Santa Clara Libertarian Party on Monday, December 30 at 7pm.

It is designed to be open to anyone who feels that our country is going down the wrong path and wants to find out more about the direction the Libertarians want the country to move in.  This will be an opportunity to discuss how the approach of liberty can solve many of the ills our country faces.   We can discuss how to implement and forward liberty.

All our welcome – people concerned about the direction our country is moving in, people interested in finding out about the libertarian approach, as well as long-time libertarians.

It will be held at:

           Round Table Pizza

           4400 Stevens Creek Blvd

           San Jose, CA 95129

Jul 292013
 

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7pm.

We will have our second quarter meeting of the Santa Clara Libertarian Party on Thursday, May 23.

If you wish to order pizza please arrive at 7pm.

The  business portion of the meeting starts at 7:30pm.

It will be held at:

           Round Table Pizza

           4400 Stevens Creek Blvd

           San Jose, CA 95129

Topics Include:

1. Managing internal communication

2. A statewide project

3.Upcoming art and wine festivals

 

May 232013
 

We will have our second quarter meeting of the Santa Clara Libertarian Party on Thursday, May 23.

If you wish to order pizza please arrive at 7pm.

The  business portion of the meeting starts at 7:30pm.

It will be held at:

           Round Table Pizza

           4400 Stevens Creek Blvd

           San Jose, CA 95129

 

 

 

May 132013
 

May 16, 2013 at 6:15 PM:

JOE BANISTER,

former Special Agent with the IRS

Third Thursday Taxpayers Toolkit Meeting

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Free for SVTA members
$10 individual non-member
$15 non-member couple

6:15 P.M.: No-host dinner and registration
7:00 P.M.: Meeting

 

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All are welcome! We especially invite members of neighborhood associations and other community action organizations to come and introduce themselves to our members. Just RSVP and if we can accommodate everyone, we’ll plan to include you on the agenda!

We encourage you to come around 6 o’clock to dine at Harry’s Hofbrau. To help us keep the cost of the facility low, please deposit your dinner receipt in the bucket marked “SVTA” at the cashier’s desk.

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Apr 152013
 

Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association presents its

Third Thursday Taxpayer Toolkit

THE FUTURE OF CALIFORNIA:
Of Public Pensions and Supermajorities

featuring STEVEN GREENHUT Author of Plunder! and Abuse of Power

April 18, 2013 at 6:15 P.M.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

One of SVTA’s favorite speakers, Steven Greenhut now serves as Vice President of Journalism at Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. Until recently, he headed the investigative e-publication, CalWatchdog, for Pacific Research Institute, and before that, he spent eleven years on the editorial board of the Orange County Register.

Greenhut is the author of two books: Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain  (2004, Seven Locks Press), and Plunder! How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation (2009, The Forum Press). He has won the Institute for Justice’s Thomas Paine Award, and is a frequent contributor to Reason Magazine.

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WHEN:

6:15 P.M.         Registration and no-host dinner
7:00 P.M.         Program

WHERE:

Harry’s Hofbrau
390 Saratoga Avenue (between Stevens Creek Blvd. and Highway 280)
San Jose, CA 95129

 

COST:

Free for SVTA members (including those who join or renew at the door)
$10 individual non-member
$15 non-member couple

(To become a member, click here: http://www.svtaxpayers.org/membership-and-renewal.)

RSVP by…
…visiting http://www.svtaxpayers.org/svta-events?eventId=575277&EventViewMode=EventDetails, or
…phoning us at 408-279-5000, or
…e-mailing us at info@SVTaxpayers.org.

All are welcome! We especially invite members of neighborhood associations and other community action organizations. Representatives of related organizations are invited to come and introduce themselves to our members. Just RSVP and we’ll see whether we have room for you on this month’s agenda!

 

We encourage you to arrive early for a no-host dinner and socializing with fellow taxpayers. To help us keep the cost of the facility down, please deposit your dinner receipt in the bucket marked “SVTA” at the cashier’s desk.

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ABOUT SVTA’S THIRD THURSDAY TAXPAYER TOOLKIT MEETINGS:  SVTA is pleased to present keynote speakers in a forum for you, the taxpayer, to come together and share information on specific tax issues and concerns. We invite you to learn with us, as we strengthen ourselves with tools that we, as your taxpayer association, can use to fight for and protect your rights and interests as Silicon Valley taxpayers, homeowners, and business owners.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING TAXPAYER TOOLKIT EVENTS:
May
16: Joe Banister, former IRS special agent
June 20: John Inks, Mayor of Mountain View
July 18: David Wolfe, Legislative Director of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association