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Photo: Successful Florida, USA 2007 trans-partisan ballot fairness group shares successful e-contact and other strategies with LI founder MG.

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Dear MG and Libertarian Institute…

  • Thank you for the guidance in beginning the successful marijuana initiative in Colorado…
  • We have begun a re-privatization initiative in Mongolia to legalize certain business…
  • By contacting local council, I assured free voting parking in Florida…
  • We stopped a property seizure and are now meeting to reduce eminent domain in China…
  • We’re agog that our tax elimination vote got so far. We’ll restart the initiative process in Dakota…
  • We have begun a homeschooling protection initiative in Portugal…
  • Though disabled, I have helped remove many statutes via e-contact and phone in France…
  • We’re working on stopping the anti-gay laws in Africa…
  • I’ve made many calls and e-mails for championing unions in Wisconsin…
  • Our business group met and got  many corrupt permits removed, licenses speeded up in Canada…
  • We met with police and removed many petty rules and started a citizen watch in Brazil…
  • The tools were very useful and we continue the process for democracy in Libya…
  • By meeting with officials, we discovered support for change in Myanmar…
  • We held a seminar on the ‘Gilson Reform’ with the anti-corruption group in India…
  • We have started a micro-loan group in Afghanistan after removing corrupt officials…
  • We have met to improve public services while cutting taxes and legalizing choices in Indonesia…

Not everyone agrees with everything at once the Reform…but each key part of the Reform has a majority or growing minority supporting it…and people are making the change one area at a time… in a comprehensive but self-directed plan without compromise in your Libertarian rights.

Here’re more tips… LI fan call teams–there’re now over 1000 participants in 80+ countries (2012)– are the major force for actual Libertarian-based rights change today. Participants use:

  1. Liberal/libertarian-oriented models of bettering core democratic rights on lines of the UN declaration and the Liberal International (See ‘Art of Community’ by MacCallum and www.Liberal-International.org for some core ideas) . Common areas of focus are public petitions and direct democracy increase, easy ballot access and fair elections, parliamentary fairness, legalizing privatization including home services and free public but non-monopoly ones, sister cities/citizen diplomacy not war, federalism/localism, legalization of designed community such as m neighborhood associations and condo’s, sunshine and records-access laws and general transparency, and best practice dissemination.
  2. Libertarian-direction (based on Gilson Reform) challenges of coercive programs with both high-momentum or edge  proposals for rights betterment and more voluntary systems (See ‘Voluntary City’ by Beito and  http://www.LibertarianBookClub.org created by movement co-founders) as locally applicable. Common campaigns include tax voluntarization or total abolition, GLBT-drug-‘culture war’ issues, purges of obsolete laws, moves towards certification by accountable group ops instead of coercive regulations, jury installation and reform, privatization service improvement through use of Lib-based /participative management models including such as the work of LIO Fellows Deming and Drucker, general reduction or opt-out provision of coercive (not voluntarist) government ‘public’ programs, and measures easing voluntary ‘Green’ measures such as anti-pollution agreements and urban homesteads, right of emancipation and good treatment of youth, and non-destructive abortion options.
  3. Gilson Reform (strict LI Libertarian) models and as discussed at this site to legalize LIO/Lib-based eco-community with in general completely voluntary communities and inalienable rights. Current focus includes laws simplifying private condominiums and trusts (such as IRA private pensions) or co-operatives, for DDIR/MMP and other voting options, unions and other representation or co-op entities, anti-bullying and ending punishments for rehabilitation or compassionate segrgation on restorative justice or similar models. and poverty abolition through e.g. ending many petty restrictions and true public and home endowments.

Participants increase both public and decisonmaker awareness or dialogue (including ‘trialogue’ or engaging libertarians, progressives and conservatives to seek voluntarist common ground) on these issues with various non-partisan tools using LI info as inspiration. They represent themselves and speak only on their views of specific issues. 

Joining and getting started is simple:

LI fan call teams–independent volunteer fans working on e-contact, calls, letters and meetings with leaders and  community groups–are driving vast changes around the world…and are the simplest, least cost way to get started in bettering rights & community. There is nothing “official” to do as they’re autonomous: Just get inspired by our materials, pick some issues you like, and let us know of your wins!

How To Start Teams: Teams…

  1. Are flexible–May be one person, family and friends, a loose group, a large coalition–and are now in 100+ countries and US states
  2. Work at their pace on chosen projects… learning and getting motivated by news of other LI team wins
  3. Use their favorite tools: E-lobby, e-comment, write letters, circulate petitions, hold informational coffees and workshops, hold dialogue events and lunches to build common ground, phone or meet with officials or community leaders, attend public or board meetings, speak to local groups or ask questions, participate in coalitions and  street events, create blogs, or other simple tools on short- to- long term goals. They use www.libertarianbookclub.org  (see Nov. Lib-direction platform) for initial inspiration in what “…Is now a world rights campaign–and MG is right: You Have A Right!” (G. Hussein, Jordan).

Most people work solo or with a few friends and family a few hours a month…in addition, in problem countries changed is helped by call teams at work in other nations lending their voice to e-petitions, letters, etc…But please check our examples  at the site links that we would like to see in every country and major area…LI call teams work anonymously unless they choose not to—and report while spreading the voluntary philosophy progress and success in issues such as: Democracy, ballot reform, open records, legalization, LGBT rights, medical marihuana, wholesale drug  decriminalization, transparency, privatization, helping homeless, cutting back silly requirements, expanding unions, general tolerance, anti-corruption, transnational understanding projects….what is your project? Check the materials, select something, and keep us posted! (Please always be respectful to everyone.)

Aim: We would like to see– and serve as originary platform of sharing for –autonomous, informal but dedicated rights e-lobbying and information teams AND solo action –inspired by Lib reforms–in every country and major area, that are, like our pilots:

  1. Trans-partisan, informal, autonomous and self directed
  2. Supported by community e-networks of people following their good work e.g. 5-10 activists keeping 1000 local leaders and friends aware
  3. That work systematically for and via direct democracy, petitions, contact, calls, e-mail, media e-comments, letters, and continual improvement–with the sole interest of lead citizen action for rights first with more voluntary policies.

To that end, in 2001 as we were testing for the project, principals proposed and helped activists launch Lib-oriented  legislative e-contact groups in Florida and New England, USA; and a national more formal effort www.DownsizeDC.org to serve as a model for all nations. The result was a marked increase in lib-friendly measures ( tax elimination, anti-bullying, medical marihuana…) and derailment of anti-rights measures. Policymakers became increasingly familiar with the concerns of these active citizens who committed to daily, monthly, or as needed contact on their chossen issues working solo, with their families, or as morale-support teams.

GET STARTED!

By 2012: Hundreds–and growing– of libertarians and others are using our sites to help  better e-lobby, write LTE’s, meet policymakers and otherwise help better legislation and rights-awareness worldwide. Many have begun to join our Facebook to share alerts, wins and keep up morale! Groups are independent and in no way associated with LI except as platform of inspiration and voluntarist common ground.

Starting is easy! Here’s how:

  1. Select an issue. Check or demand e-info on statutes from local governments.
  2. Tell people: Write letters to editor, call or write legislators with simple statement and mentioning Libertarian inspiration ( the ‘L’ word). Then let friends know or (after 2014) use the growing local Lib communities to share and build support so they know you’re representative of many.
  3. Share: Work solo, or start an informal local support group and keep us posted-and share your wins at Facebook or e-mail us there (we use no names unless requested).

Finally, send us a copy and we will, without liability, safeguard your e-mail or contact lists agains loss ( we will let people know about us). This service helps protect against bad actors, natural loss, or allows you to move on knowing someone will in time pick up the load…and e-mail us your storyat our FB–or just share it!

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NOTE: LI does not endorse or co-ordinate with any candidate or party, but as arm of the modern movement Liberal-Libertarian founders will by its existence help users target and terminate errant trends of Liberal-Libertarian interest groups. Our legal model is basic but non-punitive natural law (general libertarianism) as adapted through local common law in a federative, secular democratic, case-law milieu of legalizing voluntary choices and as reviewed by the private-voluntary yet public character institution of juries selected fairly by the litigants.