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Workshop (local activism...grassroot­s can write policy & restore liberty)

Friends....This is a notice of the workshop for activists I am putting on this Sunday in Elgin. There is no charge. I hope you can attend.

(When you say Elgin, remember to use the hard G.)

Dear Friends of Freedom ...Please share this with your lists.
We have room for 64 plus access to an adjoining room.
Space is not a limiting factor.
— Barry

LOCAL ACTIVISM.... how the conservative grass roots can write policy
and restore the nation to Liberty...starting in Texas.

Dear friends....In conjunction with the Central Texas Friends of Liberty, I will put on a workshop in Elgin (east of Austin) on Sunday afternoon, April 14, to explain the election day petition drive strategy and supportive tactics for small government activists. The speakers will show how conservatives can be citizen legislators as we are empowered by Texas law to amend city charters by citizen action, which paves the way to create voter blocs and build coalitions, thus becoming a commanding political force in the cities and counties of Texas.

Everyone welcome. Reservations not needed and there is no charge. A donation bucket will be circulated to help with expenses. Please plan to come early to have a meal, and socialize with like minded patriots, since the restaurant does not charge for the meeting room.
— Barry Klein (Pres./ Houston Property Rights Association)

El Maguey Restaurant
111 S. Main Street
Elgin, TX 78621

Date: Sunday April 14
TIME: 1:30 PM to about 3:30 PM

Trip length is about 140 miles and two and a quarter hours from downtown Houston. From Austin it's about 30 minutes.


Barry Klein — President of the Houston Property Rights Association and participant in several successful petition drives to amend city charters.
Byron Schirmbeck — founder of Safer Baytown, a citizens group that successfully petitioned to remove the red light cameras in Baytown, Texas (population: 74,000)
Larry and Isabel Wirts — husband and wife team that conducted a successful election day petition drive (Nov. 2012) in Fredericksburg, Texas (population: 11,000)
Mike Ford — Organizer of a successful 1990 petition drive to amend the Constitution of California (population: 30 million) that brought term limits to that state; founder of Initiative for Texas.

(More speakers may be added)

The Central Texas Friends of Liberty Facebook page is:

More about Byron Schirmbeck, founding father of the anti-red light light camera movement in Texas, and the fight to remove Baytown's red light cameras.
Read the details here:


VICTORIES and pushback

I have many years experience as an activist promoting a small government agenda, primarily working on local issues. In that time I have created strategies which require little money or volunteer time but bring a high prospect of success.

The central premise is that the freedom movement needs victories....Since the US has 30,000 cities and 3,000 counties, and most are small population jurisdictions, mere handfuls of freedom loving activists can be quickly effective in most settings. Victories are easily achieved if one selects policies ripe for reform and kicks off petition drives on election days, such as May 11 when most cities in Texas will be conducting municipal elections.This is especially productive in cities above 5,000 population for these are typically home rule cities with charters that can be amended by citizen action.One major benefit of petition drives is that the liberty minded organizing group such as a tea party, or a GOP political club, or "libercons" (Libertarians and the GOP's Republican Liberty Caucus) can also acquire voter email addresses while petitioning to create a Liberty Voter Bloc. Once a reform minded group has 10 or 15 percent of the voters on its contact list that group can then be a deciding factor in city, school board and county level races, as well as deciding who will be sent to the state and federal legislatures.
Please let me know if you would like to learn more. I prefer a phone call which makes it easier to explain how this reform program can work. Then I can follow up with emails providing more detail.

Barry Klein
Pres./ Houston Property Rights Association
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Note: HALC does not officially endorse this event, but places it on its calendar as a courtesy to those of its members who may wish to attend.

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