|Posted by anonymous on November 20, 2009 at 3:49 PM|
|Posted by anonymous on September 8, 2009 at 3:57 PM|
Kennon and Kira Gilson present draft fundraising Pinellas Trail Animal Spotter's guide to Advisory Board head as younger brother Taylor beams on.
Kennon and Kira Gilson are not only the youngest Libertarians in public office--they started at 15 and 13 respectively--but are now on three local appointive boards: an experimental youth advisor group for the Pinellas Trails (where they're developing a fundraising tool to help meet the park goal of entirely private funding) , the St Petersburg Library Youth Advisory Board (where they have proposed several voluntary programs) , and have now just been appointed by the Pinellas County Commissioners to the County Youth Advisory Board (where they hope to bring the Home School perspective and better study county programs).
Said Clubster Ralph Swanson, who co-founded the Libertarian Party of Florida and the national USLP as a charter member, "No Libertarian can complain that Libertarians are not getting into office or claim youth rights is a 'radical' position when these teens are on three boards.A Libertarian in the party who is not on some sort of board should look into getting onto something. I encourage all youth to look into this means of community participation. In some countries people can vote at 16 and there was even a teen mayor in the UK who did a credible job, and there is now a Teen mayor system there and Teen mayors in the US. " The Libertarian Party paved the way almost electing a teen Natiopnal leader some ytears ago and formally encourages youth involvement. Kira recieved recognition from the LPF at a recent state meeting as well.
Kennon and Kira are both walking for health fans. Kennon is interested in computers, graphics, acting and real estate law. Kira is interested in zoology, ecology, fantasy art and says she might want to be a veterinarian.
RESOURCE--TEEN Mayor system in UK:
US Teen mayors:
|Posted by anonymous on December 22, 2008 at 6:33 AM|
Clubsters--Libertarian, Democratic, Independent, and more--are continuing election reform efforts, where they've scored substantial wins, and many are focusing on mechanics of improving statewide petitions and fair district efforts. For further information see www.ERCPinellas.org Clubster Leonard Schmiege, who heads a citizen voting integrity group, and others recently gave a talk at the St Pete Beach theater on improvements in election reform after screening a movie of the subject.
|Posted by anonymous on December 12, 2007 at 5:07 PM|
International Club Host MG looks at devastaion of Homeless' belongings wrougfht by police.
Some 30 Clubsters have worked on Homeless issues for the last 3 years, and recently participated in the St Pete Mayor's Homeless Summit they called for and various rallies on the issue. Officials presented statistics that confirmed Club user contentions that over 25% of the Homeless were Iraqi or other veterans, and pledged to halt police abuses. Club attendees helped present voluntary and tax-cutting means for pass-through housing brainstormed by the Homeless themselves.
In addition, anonymous Club fans embarrassed the city into action by buying tents for the Homeless, creating a tent city with their own 'mayor' in a donated area. Clubsters worked with Homeless to get involved in programs such as the volunteer supported FoodShare and Clubster Bill Sachs has started a TV show on affordable housing alternatives as well.
|Posted by anonymous on December 12, 2007 at 5:03 PM|
Clubsters received recognition at our bi-annual event and the LPPC annual meeting. Clubsters are slated to do well in the Light of Liberty awards for another year.
UPDATE (C-Pinellas Club user, F-Florida Club):
C***Michael Gilson-De Lemos