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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Libertarians call on Delegate Norton to oppose Harris amendment

Marijuana becomes decriminalized in DC, somewhat, tonight.

But Maryland Congressman Andy Harris has offered an amendment to the Financial Services Appropriation bill voted on today to overturn that. Harris's amendment to the Financial Services Appropriation Bill comes to the floor for a vote today.

Delegate Norton should offer an amendment to eliminate his amendment interfering with DC's autonomy.

If she can't do that, what good is the DC Democratic Party? 

This is why the D.C. Libertarian Party is recruiting and running a full slate of candidates, to offer an alternative the DC's one party state and protect the autonomy of DC residents.

You can contact Delegate Norton at one of her 3 Congressional offices

Capitol Hill Office

2136 Rayburn HOB
WashingtonDC 20515
phone: (202) 225-8050
fax: 202) 225-3002
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

Main District Office

90 K Street, NE
Suite 100
WashingtonDC 20001
phone: (202) 408-9041
fax: (202) 408-9048
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

S.E. District Office

2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., S.E.
Suite 238
WashingtonDC 20020
phone: (202) 678-8900
fax: (202) 678-8844
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Why Do Other Parents Care Where I Send My Kid to School?

Why Do Other Parents Care Where I Send My Kid to School? - City Desk

The author has identified a real problem, as have many of the people posting replies who think they disagree with him.  And it's a problem NOT being addressed by either Bowser or Catania, as they continue to not debate each other or discuss any issues beyond the most picayune tinkering with the status quo.  We need rapid expansion of educational options and opportunities, radically increased school choice.  It is not enough to say, as Catania does, that if you are a well off parent who can afford a home in a great school district you should have the right to go to that school.  That only helps his voting base - who do deserve a safe and good education for their kids.  But so does everyone else.  Currently charters receive less than the $29,000 per student we spend in the traditional public schools, vouchers less than that, and tax credits for education don't even exist.  

We need equal opportunity and equal funding for all children no matter where they choose to go to school - public, charter, private, alternative, or home school.

  Additionally we regulate private, independent, alternative schools in DC with a different agency than those we use to regulate charter and public schools, and we make them have more bathrooms, more staff, more expensive furnishings, etc. etc. than charters and public schools. 

 We keep new alternative schools from starting, and we keep people from getting the jobs those schools could provide to DC residents with no law degree.  We also keep those kindergartens, and pre schools and elementary schools from coming into being so they can provide DC child care and education to Maryland and Virginia commuters who might want their kids to go to school across the street from their job in DC, since it would make logistics easier and make it easier to visit a child at lunch.  By regulating our own DC child care and education industry out of existence, we export DC jobs and business opportunities to Maryland and Virginia again, and increase the burden on everyone of rush hour traffic as people have to get back and forth across state lines to pick kids up after school.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Majors for Mayor Meet and Greet/Campaign Kick Off

You're invited to a meet and greet with Bruce Majors, Candidate for Mayor, and other Libertarian candidates running for office in D.C.

At the home of Kyle Walker
(Libertarian candidate for city council chairman)
103 G Street SW, Apartment #B-118

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please RSVP:
Majors for Mayor
(202) 704-6401

Yard signs, buttons and hats will be available (for a donation)

Friday, May 23, 2014

DC Libertarians remain fastest growing party

Ten to twenty new people had been registering as Libertarians every month since it became legal to do so after November 2012 and new voter registration forms were created in March 2013 several months after we won ballot status.

But in April there was an uptick, with 46 new Libertarian registrants, for a growth rate of over 19% in one month.

Bruce Majors, Libertarian candidate for Mayor, attributes this in part to canvassing and events and publicity for the Libertarian slate of 8 candidates running for most of the open races in DC.

The other parties with ballot status, Democrats, Republicans and Greens, actually lost registered voters in 2013, in part because of the continual departure of voters for no party/independent status, and in part because of a massive voter roll cleaning by the Board of Elections in June 2013, which eliminated 65,000 "voters" who were deceased or had moved to other states, a figure around 10% of the total DC population.

The DC Green Party has 4 candidates, the DC GOP 2 candidates, and the DC Democrats are running a full slate.  Libertarians have created a state central committee that can appoint candidates even though primaries are over.  Libertarians are still recruiting for Wards 1 and 5 city council seats and for school board and advisory neighborhood commission races.  

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

City Council following DC Libertarians on Twitter

Bruce Majors,
You have a new follower on Twitter.
 Bruce Majors
Council of DC
The Council is the District’s legislative body, responsible for crafting laws for the nation’s capital.
Washington, DC ·


Thursday, May 15, 2014

DC Schools: $29,349 Per Pupil, 83% Not Proficient in Reading

DC Schools: $29,349 Per Pupil, 83% Not Proficient in Reading | CNS News

Charter schools get less and vouchers for private schools are also less.  We need equal opportunity for all students no matter where they choose to learn.  We should have equal resources for all students whether they attend a public or charter school, a private school or use an education tax credit or voucher to be home schooled.

We also need to remove regulations from private schools that have for more onerous regulations than do charter or public schools.  They should all be treated equally.

Pranav Badhwar for Ward 6

Pranav Badhwar for Ward 6
Pranav Badhwar for Ward 6

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