Weekly Update – February 13, 2010
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
1. Liberty at the Movies POSTPONED from February 10 because of weather. The event has been RESCHEDULED to Monday, March 22 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Mays Landing Library. For more info see http://www.StreetFightFilm.com.
2. Liberty and Prosperity proposed Straw Poll for March is CANCELLED. There was not enough interest from either members or candidates to sustain the event. Our webmaster Jesse Kurtz will try to put a candidate section with interactive polling on our website instead. Something very similar was done by http://southfloridateaparty.org/. Please contact me if you want to be part of this lower-maintenance project.
3. MEET PAUL MULSHINE WINE & CHEESE: Sunday, February 21 from 2:30 pm TO 4:30 pm at the Carisbrooke Inn, Little Rock Avenue Beach Block, Ventnor, NJ. Order your tickets now $75 each. $100 couple. This is not our most important activity-right now it is our ONLY activity. Everything we need to do, we cannot do without more money than we now have. The money we have from $30 and $60 membership dues (although important) is not enough to bring real change. Please make a commitment to sell one $75 or $100 ticket to one or two people who enjoy a good lifestyle because our country was “conceived in liberty”. Below is a letter I am sending to everyone I know.
Please feel free to use it as a model to appeal to your doctor, lawyer, co-worker, contractor, supplier, etc. Most donations to our group are tax deductible. If you feel uncomfortable contacting a particular person, please call me and I will do it. If you do feel comfortable selling tickets, please call and help me. Thanks.
4. SETH GROSSMAN’S PERSONAL APPEAL FOR FUNDS FOR LIBERTY AND PROSPERITY:
Seven years ago, I and a dozen others created Liberty and Prosperity to deal with these basic problems.
Government, under both Democrats and Republicans, was growing two to three times faster than the rest of the economy. Each year public school teachers, cops, and other government employees got much bigger hikes in pay, benefits, and pensions than most taxpayers. Most citizens, including many business and professional people were disorganized and ineffective in dealing with this. Many made things worse by demanding special government deals for themselves.
These problems, of course, are all different symptoms of a single disease – liberty deficiency. For seven years, we taught the powerful message of “Liberty and Prosperity”, New Jersey’s motto since 1776. Our unique culture and government of liberty is what gave prosperity, safety, and happiness to most Americans for more than 350 years. But if we fail to preserve this culture and government, our children and grandchildren will be as poor, violent, and miserable as any other nation that has no commitment to American principles of liberty.
With a limited budget of $5,000 to $10,000 per year, and just a few dozen volunteers, we have already increased public awareness in this area. Our weekly Saturday morning breakfasts bring 30 to 40 people each week. Nearly 200 people visit our http://www.libertyandprosperity.org web site every day. Our weekly e-mail updates go to more than 1,500 people. I host a Saturday morning radio program on 92.1FM in Vineland and write a weekly column in the Current and Gazette newspapers in Atlantic and Cape May County which together reach roughly 30,000 people. Two of those articles are enclosed. We have a visible presence in local Memorial and Independence Day parades. We bring 40 to 50 people to liberty themed movies every month. We sponsor seminars where experienced professionals teach ordinary citizens how to run and manage winning political campaigns.
But we have not yet changed the political culture. Most politicians, Democrats and Republicans, are far more hostile to people like us who demand liberty and justice for all, than those who ask special favors for ourselves.
We need your help to get to the next level. As a tax-exempt charity, we can rent billboards around South Jersey for less than $1,000 each. We can buy and display 500 lawn signs for only $1,600. We can run cost-effective radio campaigns to reach young people for only $2,000 per week.
We only need $15,000 more than we are now collecting from $30 per year dues and our other events. Can you help us this month?
Please join us on Sunday, February 21 for a wine and cheese reception for Paul Mulshine – the feisty conservative-libertarian columnist for the Newark Star Ledger. To learn the real inside story on where our new Republican Governor, Chris Christie is taking us, read Mulshine’s columns at http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/index.html. Then meet him and us for wine and cheese on Sunday, February 21 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM, at the Carisbrooke Inn at 105 Little Rock Avenue (by the beach and Boardwalk) in Ventnor. Tickets are $75 per person, $100 per couple. But please give as much as you can—and bring a friend or colleague. We are recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization and your donation may be tax deductible. Please make your check payable to “Liberty & Prosperity 1776, Inc.” and send it care of my law office at 453 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244, and we will mail your tickets. Or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-927-7333 and I will arrange to deliver them. Thank you for your support. Seth Grossman.
5. Congratulations to Doug Stroz for recently publishing two letters to the editor. You can do the same thing. Letters should be 200 to 350 words at most – and they should make a single point. Send your letter to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call a 1400AM talk radio program at 609-927-1100 (The number for Pinky’s Corner from 4PM to 6 PM weekdays is 609-344-1211). Or call a 1020AM talk radio program at 609-398-1020. Be prepared before you call! Limit yourself to 2 or 3 “talking points” per call, and have them written in front of you. Politely end the conversation as soon as you make your points and thank the host for letting you have your say.
“Liberty and Prosperity 1776, Inc. is a non-profit, education organization. We are registered and recognized by both the State of New Jersey and the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity. Our mission is to learn and teach why ‘Liberty and Prosperity’, New Jersey’s motto since 1776, is still true and relevant today — and how Americans can again be free and effective citizens.”
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Voting Members: $60 dues, Attend 3 business meetings per year, Work on one board approved project per year. Non-Voting Members: $30 per year, not attendance or volunteer requirements. 2010 DUES MUST BE PAID TO QUALIFY FOR NEXT WEEK’S BOARD AND BUSINESS MEETINGS!!!