Minutes – 2020 Annual Convention

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Agenda – 2020 Annual Convention

Libertarian Party of El Paso County
PO Box 7952
Colorado Springs, CO 80933
LPEPC.org
(719) 445-1949

AGENDA
Annual County Convention

Date: January 20, 2019
Time: 11 AM
Location: Tilted Kilt

⦁ Opening/Welcome/Introductions
⦁ Roll Call/Quorum Check
Board Members Present:
Other Members present:
⦁ Please have your credentials checked to ensure voting eligibility

⦁ Announcements
⦁ If you’re planning to run for the Board please check in with a current board member
⦁ LPCO State Convention April 3 to 5th, 2020 at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

⦁ Adoption of Agenda
Motion:
Second:

⦁ Minutes of previous meeting
Motion:
Second:

⦁ Officer Annual Summary Reports
⦁ Chair: Chris Houtchens
⦁ Vice-Chair: Alexis Buschmann
⦁ Secretary: Eric Muma
⦁ Treasurer: John Hjersman
⦁ LPCO Affiliate Representative Annual Summary Report: John Hjersman
⦁ IT: Lance
⦁ Social Media Director: Judy Darcy
⦁ LPEPC Member Mission Requests

⦁ Campaigns Reports

⦁ Bylaws Proposals

⦁ Election of Officers
⦁ Chair
⦁ Vice-Chair
⦁ Secretary
⦁ Treasurer

⦁ Announcement of next meetings and state convention

Adjournment

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Minutes – 2019 Annual Convention

Libertarian Party of El Paso County
PO Box 7952
Colorado Springs, CO 80933
LPEPC.org
(719) 445-1949

MINUTES
Annual County Convention

Date: January 19, 2019
Time: 11 AM
Location: 13520 New Discovery Rd. Colorado Springs CO 80908

⦁ Opening/Welcome/Introductions
Chris Houtchens, Chair Call to Order 12:15pm
⦁ Roll Call/Quorum Check
Board Members Present: Chris Houtchens, Alexis Buschmann, John Hjersman
Other Members present: Eric Muma, Daryl Kuiper, Susan Quilleash, Lance Haverkamp
⦁ Please have your credentials checked to ensure voting eligibility

Confirmed by John Hjersman
⦁ Announcements
⦁ If you’re planning to run for the Board please check in with a current board member
⦁ LPCO State Convention April 26 to 28th, 2019 at the Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs, Colorado (2886 S Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906).
⦁ Adoption of Agenda
Adopted as presented
Motion: Susan
Second: Lexi
MSCU
⦁ Minutes of previous meeting
Postpone to next Convention
Motion: Judy
Second: Lance
MSCU

⦁ Officer Annual Summary Reports
⦁ Chair: Chris Houtchens
Submitted in writing
⦁ Vice-Chair: Alexis Buschmann
Leaning to perform Secretary duties
⦁ Secretary:
⦁ Treasurer: John Hjersman
Submitted in writing
⦁ LPCO Affiliate Representative Annual Summary Report: John Hjersman
LPCO Chair concerned that as many as possible attend Convention.
LPCO is changing to CiviCRM
⦁ IT
Lance: CRM updates & Cloud updates needed.
⦁ Social Media Director: Judy Darcy
All interaction increasing except on Meetup.
James Grady assigned Twitter.
Paotie LinkedIn.
Mariana Instagram & Pintrest.

⦁ LPEPC Member Mission Requests
See written report

⦁ OUT OF ORDER: Pillar description: Darryl Kuiper
Pillar is a lifelong learning organization.
60 classes per trimester
www.pillarinstitute.com
⦁ Campaigns Reports (Updates if in Election Season, Summary if after)
Covered in Chair report
⦁ Federal:
⦁ Congress 5: Douglas Randall
⦁ Statewide:
⦁ Governor/Lt. Governor: Scott Helker/Michele Poague
⦁ Attorney General: Bill Robinson
⦁ CU Regents At Large: James Tibert
⦁ State Legislature:
⦁ State House 16: John Hjersman

⦁ Municipal:
⦁ Colorado Springs:
Due Tuesday, January 22, 2018
Bylaws 9.3 applies to Non-partisan
⦁ Mayor
Juliette Parker
Daryl Kuiper
⦁ Three Council at Large
Bill Murray, Tom Strand, Tony Martinez, Tony Guierrella, Wayne WIlliams
⦁ Bylaws Proposals
After Proposal #10 Daryl left Quorum retained.
Chair called a recess in order to research LLPCO Bylaws prior to #11 2:28pm
Chair Call to Order 2:38pm
⦁ Platform Proposals
No new proposals
⦁ Election of Officers
⦁ Chair
Nominated Chris & Lexi
Chris – 5
Lexi -2
Chair: Chris
⦁ Vice-Chair
Nominated Eric, Lexi, Chris
Eric – 1
Lexi – 5
Chris – 2
Vice: Lexi
⦁ Secretary
Nomination Eric
Eric – 7
Secretary: 7
⦁ Treasurer
Nominate John
John – 7
Treasurer: John
⦁ Announcement of next meetings and state convention
3rd Thursdays Fargo’s
State Convention
Board 2nd Sunday at American Tire Exchange
Annual Convention tentative date January 18, 2020
⦁ Adjournment
Motion to Adjourn Judy
3:39pm

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2020 LPEPC Bylaws Proposals

Click below to view the 2020 LPEPC Bylaws proposals. These will be voted on at our Annual Convention on January 18

2020 Bylaws Proposals7

 

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Endorsements November 2019

November 2019 Coordinated Election

Ballots are in the mail and are due November 5, 2019!

Ballot Issues

*these endorsements have not been officially approved by the board*

Fountain Municipality Issues

2A: Increase Taxes

Vote no. This is a tax and spending increase. Moving Fountain Forward and road improvements are already funded. The city needs to stay within budget to complete these projects.

Colorado Springs Municipality Issues

2B: Retain Excess Tax Revenues

Vote No. This measure defeats the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights and leaves $7M for the city to allocate at its whim toward infrastructure that is enjoyed primarily by the city’s advantaged citizens.

2C: Extend temporary sales and use tax but at 8% reduction

Vote No. This misleading bill disguised as road repair & improvement contains and open ended provision allowing the city to spend the revenue on unspecified “improvements within the city.”

Manitou Springs Municipality Issues

2D: Increase Sale and Use Tax

Vote No. This increased burden on the citizens of Manitou Springs voids any protection they have from the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights and it is presented as supporting “arts, culture and heritage,” hardly a high priority for people struggling to make a living.

2E: Retain Excess Tax Revenues

Vote No. TABOR requires excess taxes to be returned to the citizens for the very good reason of keeping legislators responsible to the taxpayers for responsible budgeting. Bypassing TABOR is never a good idea even in this case, where the funds are to be allocated for the purpose for which that taxes were initially levied in 2003, for downtown public facilities.

Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District No. 38

4A: Bond for New Elementary School

Vote Yes: District 38 needs more capacity and this bond is solely for building a new school.

Calhan School District Rj1

5B: Increase debt and taxes for school improvements

Vote No. This is a tax, debt, and spending increase. Taxpayers should not be forced to fund athletic facilities and performing arts centers. The school district is currently funded and should stay within budget.

Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District

6A: Property Tax Mill Levy

Vote No. They want to set a 22% annual increase on static autopilot. Perpetual tabor override to maintain desired spending without fiscal responsibility.

Stratmoor Hills Fire Protection District

6B: Retain Excess Tax Revenue

Vote no. This allows this fire district to keep excess taxes which are collected. If it was only to keep all of the grants and revenue from other sources I would support it, but I do not support allowing the district to keep and spend more taxpayer money than is owed.

Peyton Fire Protection District

6C: Increase Debt for New Fire Station

Vote No. Ominous words like “not limited to” and “levy imposed without limitation” make it clear that the interests of taxpayers are not a priority

6D: Mill Levy

Vote No. This bill exempts itself from TABOR and proposes spending without limitation.

Stratmoor Hills Water/Sanitation District

6E: Retain Excess Tax Revenue

Vote no. This allows this water district to keep excess taxes which are collected. If it was only to keep all of the grants and revenue from other sources I would support it, but I do not support allowing the district to keep and spend more taxpayer money than is owed.

6F: Retain excess tax revenue

Vote no. This allows the sanitation district to keep and spend excess taxes which are collected. If it was only to keep all of the grants and revenue from other sources I would support it, but I do not support allowing the district to keep and spend more taxpayer money than is owed.

Hanover Fire Protection District

6G: Increase taxes for fire protection

No endorsement for or against. This is a property tax increase. Normally I would immediately say no, but Hanover Fire District is currently spending more than it is bringing in. Fire protection is an important community safety measure and there aren’t currently any free market alternatives.

Candidates

LPEPC is not endorsing any candidates in this election. Please research the individuals on your ballot.

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2019 Colorado Springs Municipal Election Candidate Questionnaire

Colorado Springs Municipal Election 2019

The Libertarian Party of El Paso County, it’s officers, or directors do not endorse candidates from other parties. In the case of a non-partisan election the Board may endorse candidates that most closely align with Libertarian values.
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The Libertarian Party of El Paso County sent out, via email, the following questionnaire to all candidates of the upcoming election.

Links to candidate answers will be posted below in the order they are returned.

2019 Questionnaire – Wayne Williams

2019 Questionnaire – Juliette Parker

2019 Questionnaire – Gordon Klingenschmitt

Libertarian Party of El Paso County
PO Box 7952
Colorado Springs, CO? 80933

Please complete questionnaires by 3/4/2019 and return to chair@lpepc.org.

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  1. What is the legitimate, fundamental purpose, or function of government?
  1. What should your role be in carrying out the purpose of government?
  1. What are your thoughts on term limits for city council members?
  1. Do you support the use of eminent domain? When is its use appropriate?
  1. Should elected officials be required to recuse themselves from making decisions/legislating on issues where they have potential conflicts of interest?
  1. Should businesses, individuals, or entities that donate money to government agencies, campaigns, or candidates be excluded from consideration for bid opportunities or committee appointments?
  1. Should elected officials recuse themselves from decisions and/or appointments for those they have a direct or indirect business or personal relationship with to include relative, business partner (current or past), and campaign donors?
  1. What are your plans for facilitating economic growth in the region?
  1. Do you support the concept that central planning is necessary for the long term viability of our city?
  1. Do you support TABOR? Why?
  1. How will you reduce the city budget and/or the tax burden on its residents?
  1. What are your thoughts on tax incremental financing?
  1. Do you support the City for Champions initiative?
  1. What can be done to address rapidly rising housing costs (for both renters and buyers)?
  1. What are your thoughts on gun control, to include gun free zones? Under what circumstances should the right to bear arms be restricted?
  1. Do you support the re-implementation of red light cameras? Why?
  1. What is your plan for reducing and preventing violent and property crimes?
  1. What is your position on allowing the sale and use of marijuana for recreational use within city limits?
  1. What is your plan for improving traffic flow in areas that often become congested?
  1. What are your thoughts on reducing lanes for autos to create/widen bike lanes, ?lane dieting??
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Minutes – Board Meeting, December 2019

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

Minutes

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Sunday December 8, 2019
Time – 10am
Location – 505 Blossom Field Rd, Fountain CO

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions – 10:05. Present: Chris by phone, John, Alexis, Daryl. Quorum is met.
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda
  3. Minutes from Previous meeting – need to get from Eric.
  4. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Christopher Houtchens – nothing to report
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis Buschmann – goal of getting organized for 2020, acting as chair and secretary for this meeting.
    3. Secretary, Eric Muma –
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – written
    5. Affiliate Representative, John Hjersman – written
    6. Education Director, Daryl Kuiper –
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee –
    2. Platform Committee –
    3. Outreach Committee –
    4. Education Committee –
    5. Media Committee –
    6. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison, Paotie Dawson –
    7. Fountain Valley Issues Liaison, Alexis Buschmann –
    8. Colorado Springs Issues Liaison, TBA
    9. El Paso County Issues Liaison, TBA
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Website, CRM, cloud.

Motion to move website to wix, CRM to state, and cloud to google drive until wordpress is fixed– Chris. 2nd0 John. Vote – Approved, Unanimous.

    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      1. 12/11 – LP Birthday Party – Daryl will present the history of the LP. Cake is purchased and ordered.
      2. 12/21 – Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway – volunteer opportunity
      3. 1/12 – Jan Board Meeting
      4. 1/16 – Monthly Meeting – Volunteer recruitment, call for candidates, how to run for office, run for board, run for committee chairs, etc. 2020 election hype.
      5. 1/18 – LPEPC Annual Convention – confirm date time and location decide at bday party depending on attendance. Will either be at Tilted Kilt or Lance Haverkamps home at 11am
  1. New Business
    1. Getting organized for 2020 – Alexis collected secretary binder from John and is compiling information on organizational structure and job duties for use in recruiting more help
    2. Committee members, who is/was involved
      1. Bylaws – committee will meet in December -warren, john, alexis, chris – confirm date and time via email
      2. Platform –
      3. Outreach –
      4. Education – Daryl
      5. Media – Social media = Judy.
    3. Ad-hoc committees
      1. Campaigns Committee – vacant
      2. Convention Committee – Lance
      3. Policy Committee – tim richardson, amy lunde, john, judy.
      4. Fundraising Committee –
      5. IT Committee – Lexi, Lance, Matt Smith, aaron
      6. Newsletter Committee – Editor =Jessica Senia, Daryl was appointed, Alexis was appointed. Give Jessica access to wixsite once it’s up and collaborate on starting up a newsletter.
  2. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2019 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. January Board Meeting to be held Sunday, January 12, 2020 at American Tire Exchange, Inc. 740 Babcock Rd. C/S 80915
  3. Discussion/Q&A
  4. Adjourn – 11:32
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Minutes – Board Meeting, August 2019

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

Minutes

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Sunday August 11, 2019
Time – 10:00 AM
Location – Private residence, 505 Blossom Field Rd. Fountain, CO 80817

Board Attendies: Vice Chair Alexis Buschmann, Secretary Eric Muma, Treasurer John Hjersman, and Director-at_Large-Education Daryl Kuiper. Quorum is met.

Start Time: 10:21 AM

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda

Daryl moves to adopt as is. John seconds. Unanimous approval.

  1. Minutes from Previous meeting
  2. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Christopher Houtchens – Absent
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis Buschmann – NTR
    3. Secretary, Eric Muma – NTR
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – Account Balances $927.90.
    5. Affiliate Representative, John Hjersman – LPCO annual camping trip is coming up on Labor Day Weekend.
    6. Director-at-Large-Education, Daryl Kuiper – Andy Pico is set to speak at our next meeting. He has a calendar with topics forecasted out, which he will resend to the board.
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach – vacant
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee –
    2. Platform Committee – to be appointed
    3. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison – to be appointed
    4. Newsletter – to be appointed
  4. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      1. 08/15 – Monthly Meeting – Andy Pico to discuss utilities
      2. 09/19 – Monthly Meeting – Daryl has scheduled topic on his calendar and will send to the board
      3. 10/17 – Monthly Meeting – Daryl has scheduled topic on his calendar and will send to the board
    2. Pending Board & Committee Appointments
      1. Appointment of Manitou Springs Issues Liason – Paotie Dawson. Alexis sent him a message asking if he would accept. Will vote next month if so.
    3. Community Events
      1. Fountain Festival – Daryl motions to approve up to $350 for the application fee and insurance for the Fountain Fall Festival and to turn in the application. John seconds. The vote is unanimous.
      2. Manitou Springs Coffin Race – Will look into getting enough volunteers to run in the race. If we get enough we will look to get into it. Volunteers will be asked for at the Thursday meeting at Fargos.
      3. Others?
        1. Pueblo Chile Festival – 9/20 through 9/22. The Pueblo County working group needs volunteers. The festival normally gets over 450,000 attendees with many from other counties including El Paso County, so it would be a great opportunity for outreach. We will ask for volunteers at the Thursday meeting.
    4. Constitution Day – Daryl has still been trying to get with the schools to promote Constitution Day. He is not getting much interest. He would like to take out an ad in the Gazette that gets people’s attention. He will check on the cost.
    5. OwnCloud and website – Getting OwnCloud and CiviCRM updated is a high priority. John will try to schedule a meeting with Steve Woodward and our IT director to get Steve the access he needs to fix this. This is the highest priority. Other options are to pay a professional or to fix it, or to change to a completely different system.
  5. New Business
    1. No new business
  6. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2019 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. September Meeting to be held Saturday, June 9, 2019 at American Tire Exchange, Inc. 740 Babcock Rd. C/S 80915
  7. Discussion/Q&A
    1. Topics for Monthly Meetings?
  8. Adjourn 11:43 Motion made by Daryl.
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Minutes – Board Meeting, April 2019

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

AGENDA

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date –
Sunday April 14, 2019
Time – 10:00 AM, Start time: 10:12 AM
Location – American Tire Exchange, Inc. 740 Babcock Rd. C/S 80915

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
    1. Voting members in attendance: Chris Houtchens, Alexis Buschmann, John Hjersman, Eric Muma, and Daryl Kuiper
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda. John Hjersman motions to adopt the agenda. Alexis Buschmann seconds. Motion passes (unanimous).
  3. Minutes from Previous meeting. Not completed.
  4. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Christopher Houtchens – We need to hype the state convention.
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis Buschmann – Nothing to report
    3. Secretary, Eric Muma – Nothing to report
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – Report is in the cloud. Notable items: Account balance is $975.60. Spent $50 on a table for the convention. We collected $38 at the last social meeting.
    5. Affiliate Representative, John Hjersman – Nothing to report.
    6. Director-at-Large-Education, Daryl Kuiper – Needs clarification on responsibilities and duties. Taking suggestions for potential speakers for social meetings. Look for other potential venues due to noise at Fargo’s. Panera Bread and local libraries are suggestions.
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach – vacant
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee – nothing to report
    2. Platform Committee – to be appointed
    3. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison – to be appointed
    4. Newsletter – to be appointed
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      1. 04/18 – Monthly Meeting: Judy Darcy invited a speaker to attend to discuss Bitcoin/blockchain
      2. 05/16 – Monthly Meeting
      3. 06/20 – Monthly Meeting
    2. Pending Board & Committee Appointments
      1. Nominate Bylaws Committee Members
        1. John Hjersman motions to appoint Chris Houtchens and Alexis Buschmann to the Bylaws Committee. Eric Muma seconds. Both are appointed with unanimous votes.
      2. Nominate LPCO Legislative Review Rep
        1. Eric motions to appoint Judy Darcy as the affiliate representative to the LPCO legislative review committee. Alexis Buschmann seconds. The vote carries, 4 – 1.
    3. Postcard Mailing
      1. Lexi volunteers to hand deliver remaining postcards. The board reconfirms the February vote to revisit the program next convention. John notes there are stamps remaining so we can still mail, but no additional funds will be used for the program until it is revisited at the 2020 LPEPC convention.
    4. Community Events
      1. Territory Days: Still waiting for word from insurance company. Will ask for potential volunteers next social meeting in case we are approved.
    5. Volunteer Training
  7. New Business
    1. Local Elections
    2. Outreach Volunteers
      1. LPCO Annual Convention: Chris may miss the convention due to family obligations. Every other board member intends to attend. Need to have volunteers to man our table. Will have a signup sheet available at social meeting for table volunteers along with convention information (candidates for excomm, proposed bylaws/platform changes, convention schedule).
      2. Territory Days: Discussed in “unfinished business.”
      3. Pridefest: Dates are 13-14 July. Table is between $200 and $250. Will ask for earmarked donations for a table at social meetings. Will ask for volunteers.
  8. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2019 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. May Meeting to be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1066 Swayback Dr. Fountain CO 80817.
  9. Discussion/Q&A
    1. Topics for Monthly Meetings:
      1. 5/16 – Lecture on citizenship
      2. Other ideas: moderated debates, lectures on basic libertarian topics
  10. Adjourn: 12:24 PM
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Minutes – Board Meeting, March 2019

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

MINUTES

Board of Directors Meeting

Date: March 10, 2019

Time: 10 AM Start: 10:40 AM

Location: 2320 Oriole Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80909

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
    1. Voting members in attendance: John Hjersman, Alexis Buschmann, Eric Muma.
    2. Not voting members: Judy Darcy, Randy Schneider
    3. Guests: Leah Hotchkiss
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda. John Hjersman motions to adopt the agenda. Alexis Buschmann seconds. Motion passes (unanimous).
  3. Minutes from Previous meeting. Not completed.
  4. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Christopher Houtchens – Absent
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis Buschmann– Nothing to report
    3. Secretary, Eric Muma – Nothing to report
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – Report is in the cloud. Notable item: Territory Days application submitted with $35 fee.
    5. Affiliate Representative – John Hjersman – Nothing to Report
    6. Director-at-Large-Education, Vacant
      1. Daryl Kuiper was previously nominated and accepted
      2. John Hjersman moves to appoint Daryl Kuiper as Director-at-Large-Education. Eric seconds. Motion passes (unanimous).
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach – vacant
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee – to be appointed
    2. Platform Committee – to be appointed
    3. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison – to be appointed
    4. Newsletter – to be appointed
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      03/21 – Monthly Meeting – Judy invited a friend from the fire department to attend to discuss Issue 1 over fire unionization. If we can get a speaker, the red flag bill/ERPO will be discussed. Candidate forum will occur and be live streamed. Mayor Don Wilson has been invited to discuss his lawsuit and petition efforts over the National Popular Vote bill that recently passed. Need to hype up the convention.
      04/18 – Monthly Meeting
    2. Pending Board & Committee Appointments
      1. Director-at-Large-Outreach – vacant
      2. Bylaws Committee – vacant
      3. Finance Committee – vacant
      4. Manitou Springs Political Issues Liaison – vacant
      5. Newsletter – vacant
      6. EPC Political Issues Liaison – vacant
      7. Colorado Springs Political Issues Liaison – vacant
      8. Minutes Committee Chair – vacant
      9. Convention Committee Chair – vacant
      10. Volunteer Coordinator – vacant
      11. Social Media Committee Chair – vancant
        1. Judy Darcy was previously nominated and accepted.
        2. Alexis Buschmann motions to appoint Judy Darcy as Social Media Committee Chair. John seconds. Motion passes (unanimous).
      12. Campaigns Committee Chair – vacant
      13. Voter Registration Drive Chair – vacant
      14. Fundraising Committee Chair – vacant
    3. COS Municipal Election Questionnaires
      1. Discuss candidates
        1. Wayne Williams, City Council – His answers appeared to be manufactured to sound like what a non-libertarian believes libertarians want to hear.
        2. Juliette Parker, Mayor – While her answers weren’t 100% congruent with libertarianism, she seems authentic and it is refreshing to hear a politician admit when they don’t have all the answers.
    4. Annual Convention
      1. John Hjersman motions to obtain a $50 table for the annual state convention. Alexis Buschmann seconds. The motion passes (unanimous).
      2. Discussion on needing candidates to nominate for November 2019 elections to avoid having to collect signatures to get on the ballot.
    5. Community Events
      1. Outline a few events we would like to attend
        1. Territory Days has been applied for.
        2. Pridefest – July 13-14
        3. Springs Magazine tells a lot about various events.
      2. Pick one event to have LPCO assist us with
        1. Territory Days if approved
    6. Volunteer Training
      1. Judy is willing to train volunteers as necessary per event as her schedule permits until an outreach director is appointed.
  7. New Business
    1. Discussion on issues
      1. Colorado Springs Issue 1 – Collective bargaining for Fire Department Initiative https://ballotpedia.org/Colorado_Springs,_Colorado,_Issue_1,_Collective_Bargaining_for_Fire_Department_Initiative_(April_2019). Judy spoke about her fire fighter friend’s experiences and how Issue 1 will negatively impact him and lead to a loss of freedom for firefighters who do not consent.
      2. Red flag/ERPO, Rally for our Rights, recall elections, and the potential for El Paso County to become a 2nd Amendment sanctuary open discussion: Randy Schneider says that the Sheriff has decided to approach the impending Red Flag law as a 4th and 5th Amendment issue rather than a 2nd Amendment issue as those on the left are sympathetic to the 4th and 5th but not the 2nd. He intends to fight and possibly not enforce the law on due process grounds of the 5th Amendment. Randy recommends a legislative strategy of targeting Democrats in the state Senate to vote against the bill, as all that would be needed is two Democrats to flip if all Republicans vote against it. Also, Democrats are looking to ban semiautomatic weapons as well, so targeting Democrats on the Red Flag bill may also help to sway them against a semiauto ban. Leah adds that the best Democrats to target are those in the southern part of the state. Randy says it would be great to have a map that shows the areas that are more pro-gun. Also, bringing in lessons learned from other states/areas that have implemented red flag laws might help appeal to better to both the law enforcement community as well as the general public. Judy adds that those most likely to be affected are vets with PTSD and that in a county with so many vets, this point might be appealing.
  8. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2019 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. April Board Meeting to be held Sunday, April 14, 2019 at American Tire Exchange.
  9. Discussion/Q&A
    1. Topics for Monthly Meetings
      1. Discuss Red Flag/ERPO…Randy Schneider will see about organizing speakers and may speak himself.
      2. Issue 1 Fire Department Collective Bargaining…Judy’s firefighter friend may speak.
      3. Municipal candidates will be invited to speak.
      4. Mayor Don Wilson of Monument will be invited to speak about the popular vote/Electoral College issue.
  10. Adjourn 12:37
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