Follow Up: Referendums, Testing Opt Out, and Gun Control

Our first New Castle County Meeting for 2015 was a great success, with a standing-room only crowd at the Bear Library!

We promised this follow up email, with links to the Testing Opt Out and Gun Control legislation discussed, plus dates to remember for the month ahead regarding the Christina Referendum — starting with our special event next week on May 7th.

Testing “Opt Out”

While there was disagreement in the room on the political strategy of supporting Opt Out legislation, House Bill 50 contains obvious violations of personal liberty.

So long as those infringements on parental and privacy rights exist in the bill, we must remain in opposition to this legislation.

CLICK HERE to find the link to House Bill 50, as well as a description of the problematic provisions.

Municipal Gun Control

Draft legislation for a “Muni Gun Ban” was released to ban personal protection in all municipal building, as well as any building — public or private — where a government entity meets in an official capacity.

Currently, this draft legislation is still seeking sponsors at the Capitol.

CLICK HERE to find the link to the draft bill, as well as the information we have up to this point on its origins.

School District Referendum

The next tax hike referendum attempt by Christina School District is scheduled for May 27th, with one more school board meeting scheduled for May 12th.

This issue is relevant to all school districts across the state.

The problems facing Christina today have already been felt in the Appoquinimink, Colonial, Red Clay, Seaford, Milford, and Cape Henlopen school districts.

And it will continue.

If we do not tackle the root causes of rising costs and declining student performance during one of these referendums, this problem will continue to spiral further in the wrong direction.

As we outlined in the meeting, it’s clear that the Christina school board is asking the citizens to vote on a bad solution,  insisting on slashing pro-student resources . . .

. . . while protecting nearly 100 non-essential positions and bloated executive salaries as high as $192,000 a year.

We will be having a special referendum event prior to the May 12th board meeting. Here are the details:

Thursday, May 7th at 7:00pm
Bible Fellowship Church of Newark
808 S Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE 19702

Proponents of referendum passage have made a conscious decision to use similar tactics from their victorious counterparts in Red Clay back in February, holding regular “political action” meetings, professional marketing services . . .

. . . and even using district taxpayer dollars to fund their pro-tax hike literature and advertisements — including plans to pay for street side billboards!

Parents, teachers, and other residents who oppose the school district’s proposal are having their own tax dollars used against them and need to make their voice heard.

It’s unacceptable. And the current referendum proposal on the ballot is the wrong proposal to be voting on.

We will be calling for the school board to cancel the referendum and START OVER by listening to the better ideas put forth by the community.

Please join us for our special referendum event on May 7th at Bible Fellowship Church in Newark.

In Liberty,
Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Please join us at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 7th at the Bible Fellowship Church of Newark on Old Baltimore Pike.

We need to come together as a county and try to stop Delaware’s high cost, low performance approach to education on the battlefield of Christina School District.

Help us pressure that school board to stop their May 27th Tax Hike Referendum and START OVER by listening to parents, teachers and other residents.

4/22/2015 New Castle County Meeting

Our first New Castle County Meeting for 2015 is next Wednesday and there is no shortage of issues to tackle.

The problems surrounding education in the State of Delaware continue to pile on and there has been no significant momentum to fix them.

With the desperate need for political leadership to straighten out these issues, we will now be organizing activists to ramp up the pressure on our politicians.

Next Wednesday, we’ll be covering . . . 

  • the latest school district referendums
  • the push for “opting out” of standardized testing
  • the path forward for education freedom

We will also have brief updates on the municipalities where we are engaged, such as Newark and Wilmington.

Here are the details for our meeting next Wednesday:

New Castle County – Wednesday, April 22, from 7-9 p.m.

Bear Library
101 Governors Plaza
Bear, DE 19701
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

In Liberty,
Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Please join us next Wednesday at the Bear Library in Bear, DE. Get involved in fighting for change in your town and school district.

Busting Common Core

Campaign for Liberty

The forces of big government are doing some damage control.

For far too long, Governor Markell was able to usher in a federal takeover of education in Delaware through coercion of the local school districts and a lot of secrecy.

Pressure has been mounting from the grassroots to reverse course, with teachers and school board members starting to openly come out against Common Core implementation.

Organizations and groups across the state are having informational forums on Common Core, Race To The Top, and the state education system in general.

And now, Governor Markell and the Delaware Department of Education have resurrected their “Education Road Shows” again to keep their propaganda narrative alive.

Informational forums can be informative, but we also need you to be a part of the battle plan to achieve legislative victories that produce actual results.

And town hall road shows with politicians make you feel like your voice is being heard, but let’s be honest –-

— Have they ever changed anything in the past?

Please join us at one of our meetings this month. We will continue busting the myths about Common Core and focusing on our collaborative, two-part legislative strategy to reverse it.

North New Castle County – Wednesday, October 16th, from 7-9p.m.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Sussex County – Friday, October 18th, from 7-9p.m.
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

West New Castle County – Monday, October 21st, from 7-9p.m.
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE 19713

Kent County – Tuesday, October 22nd, from 7-9p.m.
Levy Court Complex, Room 221
555 South Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

South New Castle County – Thursday, October 24th, from 7-9p.m.
M.O.T Senior Center
300 S. Scott Street
Middletown, DE 19709

Please join us, and make time in your schedule to be a part of this battle over the education of our children.

In Liberty,

Eric R. Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty
302-SAY-2-CFL (302-729-2235)

P.S. Common Core is already becoming a major disaster in the State of Delaware. We need your help to make local legislators change course.

Please attend one of our meetings listed above, and join the ranks of grassroots activists who refuse to sit on the sidelines.

Summer Recruitment Results and a Call to Action

Campaign for Liberty

I have great news, but I need to ask you a question first.

Are you concerned about how our state and federal governments are working hand-in-hand to obliterate our right to privacy?

Governor Jack Markell and Delaware State Legislators have been skating by, year after year, passing legislation to continue a nasty downward spiral that can only end badly.

If you are as concerned as I am about any of the following grievances, we need your help to reach more like-minded citizens:

  • Eroding education standards –- most recently with Common Core, and the new, robust database for collecting the most personal and private information on all of us through our children.
  • Draconian gun control measures — using isolated national tragedies to advance a radical profiling agenda through firearm registration schemes and phony mental health background checks.
  • Increased camera surveillance –- awarding more contracts to foreign billionaires that are falsely ticketing drivers, causing more accidents, and pushing us further down the road of a police state.
  • All-out health care control –- giving all personal medical records to busybody bureaucrats, and handing over the keys for your life and death decisions to complete strangers who can deny anything without shedding a tear.
So, here’s the good news: We’re getting closer to stopping all of it through our dedicated, professional activism in the Campaign for Liberty.I want to THANK all of the volunteers who have helped with our recruitment efforts this summer.

Without the help of grassroots supporters like you, the results I’m about to share with you would not have been possible.

Between our door knocking teams and three event booths this summer, we added nearly 250 new supporters in the last 2 months
.

That’s more than 100 per month — a figure that any grassroots organization would be proud of.

In fact, up here in New Castle County, our West New Castle Team is averaging 10 to 20 new supporters every time they go out!

As you know, the more supporters we have, the more achievable victory becomes.

Many of you may have heard that Meredith and I welcomed our new son into the world on August 25th. With that addition into our lives, it was just a little too difficult for me to keep the same pace these last few weeks.

However, with that wonderful event now 3 weeks behind us, and only 2 months left on our walk team calendar, we’re ready to DOUBLE DOWN and hit the streets again. Are you?

Our goal is to bring in another 400 new contacts between now and November 16th. We are going to concentrate on 8 Saturdays, starting on September 28th.

With 5 walk teams over 8 Saturdays, this goal is very attainable. It means an average of just 10 contacts per team each week.

A major part of hitting that goal will be to get a big start on Saturday, September 28, and Saturday, October 5!

Could you help us with either — or better yet — BOTH of those days?

Please reply to this email, and fill in your name and phone number next to the time period(s) you are available to walk on the days below.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
10a.m. – Noon
1p.m. – 3p.m.
3p.m. – 5p.m.

Saturday  October 5, 2013
10a.m. – Noon
1p.m. – 3p.m.
3p.m. – 5p.m.

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to the cause of liberty.

In Liberty,

Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. We’re committed to reversing the many ways that government is shredding your privacy rights. Help us in our ongoing Campaign for Liberty! Reply to this email with your name, phone number, and any Saturday shift listed above that you can volunteer to join a Walk Team in your local area!

Questioning the Children

Campaign for Liberty

Imagine the ultimate loss of privacy — if you never even had it to begin with.

My wife and I just had our first child, and I’m personally terrified about one of the hottest local topics, Common Core, which is now being rolled out across Delaware.

Common Core will be devastating to your future, whether you have children or not.

Why?

Common Core is a massive acceleration to the federal government takeover of education.

Even worse, it’s also a major step in the direction of the state getting total control of our children.

For decades, America’s educational standards have been in decline, with each generation of leaders being less prepared and less educated than the ones before it.

Now, the government is adding a radical data gathering and tracking system.

In 2012, our Governor, Jack Markell, struck a $4,616,250 deal, through the State Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program, to implement data mining on our students.

The sad reality is schools can now collect information from our kids on such sensitive areas as:

  • Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or parent;
  • Mental and psychological problems of the student or the student’s family;
  • Sex behavior or attitudes;
  • Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, and demeaning behavior;
  • Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
  • Conversations parents have with lawyers, physicians, and ministers that have always been legally private;
  • Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent; or
  • Income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program).

Even laws that protect our health privacy do not apply to the schools.  Buried in the Obama Administration’s stimulus bill were amendments to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which gives the government access to a great deal of information that used to be private.  The Common Core scheme creates the collection vehicle.

We have a lot of issues to fight here in Delaware, but all of it has to be put on the back burner for this one.

For the rest of the year, our meetings are going to focus on Common Core and mobilization efforts to stop it.

West New Castle County – Monday, September 16th, from 7-9p.m.
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE 19713

Kent County – Tuesday, September 17th, from 7-9p.m.
Levy Court Complex, Room 221
555 South Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

North New Castle County – Wednesday, September 18th, from 7-9p.m.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Sussex County – Friday, September 20th, from 7-9p.m.
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

South New Castle County – Thursday, September 26th, from 7-9p.m.
M.O.T Senior Center
300 S. Scott Street
Middletown, DE 19709

Please join us, and make time in your schedule for this urgent need.

In Liberty,

Eric R. Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Summer is over, but we all continue to be very busy in our personal lives.

However, if we don’t make some time to work together on pushing back against this current government scheme, I’m not sure freedom will have any chance to survive.

Please see the dates and times listed above, and join us at your next local Campaign for Liberty meeting.

Common Core and Septic Tanks

Campaign for Liberty

What do Common Core and septic tanks have in common?

I’m sure you could come up with some colorful answers to that question, but the answer (as far as this letter is concerned) is — they are both top priorities for Delaware Campaign for Liberty.

Property and education — two fundamental, human rights — are under fierce attack in Delaware.

The bureaucrats at Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) have come unhinged with their unconstitutional lawmaking to invade and run your property.

“Control” seems to be the top item on their agenda.

Their latest regulations regarding water treatment systems are an egregious abuse of power that further gouges the wallets of homeowners, and forces them into a centralized, high-rate system.

And then there is Common Core… The minds and future career plans of our children are now being handed to rich, corporate elitists and their cohorts in the federal government.

The “ObamaCore” child-tracking database sounds like something out of the Soviet Union in the 1960’s.

It’s time to implement an effective battle strategy to win on both of these issues.

Your efforts paid off on the fight to keep and bear arms this past spring.

Now, your help is needed to win the property rights and education issues before us.

Here are the times and locations for our August meetings and events:

Kent County – Thursday, August 15th, from 7:00-9:00p.m.
Levy Court Complex, Room 221
555 South Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

Sussex County – Friday, August 16th, from 7:00-9:00p.m.
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

EVENT BOOTH – Middletown Peach Festival
Saturday, August 17th, from 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Main Street
Middletown, DE

West New Castle County – Monday, August 19th, from 7:00-9:00p.m.
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE 19713

North New Castle County – Wednesday, August 21st, from 7:00-9:00p.m.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

South New Castle County – Thursday, August 22nd, from 7:00-9:00p.m.
M.O.T. Senior Center
300 South Scott Street
Middletown, DE 19709

Please mark your calendar and attend the next meeting in your region.

With good people like you, and our proven strategies — we can defeat the enemies of liberty.

In Liberty,

Eric R. Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Don’t forget to visit (or volunteer) at our Middletown Peach Festival event booth on August 17th!

Please attend one of the meetings listed above and play a key role in restoring a society of prosperity and freedom.

One Victory Leads to More

Campaign for Liberty

Our amazing victory on House Bill 88 late last month was called a “grassroots miracle.”

It literally stopped the remaining gun grab bills dead in their tracks and made national news
.

Prior to that, Delaware state legislators had passed two bills on the statists’ anti-gun agenda. Three more were on the “Ready List” — waiting to be voted through.

Our first victory on HB-88 was on Thursday, June 27th. However, powerful players were at work and tried to bring it back on June 30th, the last day of session.

Many supporters were at the State Capitol with me on that last night as we stared down the politicians into the wee hours of the next morning, and we kept them from bringing HB-88 back for a second attempt.

Hundreds more were at home, making the phone calls that kept the pressure on from around the state.

When they ended session for the year at 1:30 AM, we had won. And you have to admit, it sure feels good to finally see liberty win.

Remember, at the start of this session we were a new group in Delaware. Other groups that were larger than us led the way, while one unconstitutional bill after another crossed the finish line into law.

It’s important for you to know we are not going to allow this winning momentum to stop.

Last month, each county group discussed potential local fights to take on, revolving around five basic issues:

  • Property Rights
  • Unmanned Law Enforcement Devices
  • Education Freedom
  • Firearms Freedom
  • Healthcare Freedom

In every group, there were major concerns related to property rights and education — specifically the adoption of Common Core. Health care, Unmanned Law Enforcement Devices, and firearms were unanimously considered for statewide fights.

We also started to assemble our door-to-door canvassing volunteers. We wrote down shirt sizes for each volunteer so we could order C4L polo shirts. The shirts will give us a professional look that will help us to achieve results when canvassing neighborhoods.

I’m pleased to report that each of these volunteers will receive their C4L polo shirt at the meetings this month.

And finally, we’re moving at a rapid pace in terms of events across the state.

On July 4th, Kent County C4L volunteers enjoyed the afternoon at a booth in the Dover Independence Day Celebration.

People lined up to sign the Declaration of Independence, and we brought in 100 new contacts after just a few hours at this event. Days after the event, people in Dover were still talking about their interest in Campaign for Liberty.

At the end of this month, we will have the same booth set up across the street from the State Fair. (Our Kent County meeting for this month will be at that location.)

And in August, we have secured a booth at the famous Middletown Peach Festival, where over 40,000 people are expected to be on Main Street!

In our meetings over the next two weeks, we’ll continue to roll out our strategy for local fights and sign up volunteers for events and more door-to-door canvassing.

Here are the times and locations for the June meetings:

West New Castle County – Monday, July 15th, from 7-9:00pm
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE 19713

South New Castle County – Thursday, July 18th, from 7-9:00pm
North Star Grill & Lounge
380 E. Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709

Sussex County – Friday, July 19th, from 7-9:00pm
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

North New Castle County – Wednesday, July 24th, from 7-9:00pm
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Kent County – Thursday, July 25th, from 7-9:00pm
Chick’s Saddlery
18011 S. Dupont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

Let’s keep that excitement going and not let a good victory go to waste.

I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

In Liberty,

Eric R. Boye
State Coordinator
Delaware Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Help contribute to the fight for liberty in Delaware. Join us at the next meeting and get involved.

We’re growing fast and making great progress. If you believe in freedom and want to bring meaningful change to our local and state governments, please be at the next meeting in your area.

The Hard Truth in Delaware

Campaign for Liberty

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine

Here’s a hard truth — we all need to assume some responsibility and work together to regain our lost liberty.

As state legislators in Dover end the 2013 legislative season-of-slaughter on your God-given rights, you and I need to rally more ground forces to confront them next year and focus locally.

Debating current events online (or just watching our country unravel in the media) is a sure-fire way to always be disappointed. It’s just plain unproductive.

Our meetings for June may be the most important yet, as we continue to build our strength in the fight for liberty in Delaware.

I’ll list those dates and times in a moment, but first let me list the productive, grassroots activities we will engage in at our meetings this month.

POTENTIAL BATTLES

Together, we will discuss how we can get the word out on the following issues:

  • Property Rights
  • Unmanned Law Enforcement Devices
  • Education Freedom
  • Firearms Freedom
  • Health Care Freedom

There’s a battle to be fought at every school board, town board, and county council — every single day.

The June meeting is the perfect chance to raise attention to any local, anti-liberty legislation regarding those five issues
.

We’ll assess each one, using the tools we have been taught; and watchdogs will be assigned to follow specific, potential battles to take on.

It’s absolutely critical you bring ideas to these meetings.

GRASSROOTS GROUND GAME

People talk, but patriots walk.

Trust me, I remember how comfortable the couch is after a long week of work.

But my own wife, who is 30 weeks pregnant, will be leading three 2-hour shifts of door-to-door canvassing, in West New Castle County, this Saturday.

And bless her heart — I couldn’t talk her out of it. If she can do it, so can the rest of us.

Members will work together to establish door-knocking teams and schedules at each meeting, so we can reach out to local communities, and find out where our neighbors stand on the five liberty issues listed above.

Then, we can mobilize like-minded neighbors.

Our goal is to have active door-knocking operations statewide by July, and boots-on-the-ground in all 3 counties every Saturday this summer.

But I need your help to make that a reality
.

Remember the words of American Patriot Nathan Hale as he was about to be hanged by the British on September 22nd, 1776:

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

I hope you agree that we can all do more for our liberty.

And every step you take on pavement this summer will help us take on politicians at the local level for the rest of this year and beyond.

Here are the times and locations for the June meetings:

West New Castle County – Monday, June 17th, from 7-9 p.m.
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE 19713

South New Castle County – Thursday, June 20th, from 7-9 p.m.
North Star Grill & Lounge
380 E. Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709

Sussex County – Friday, June 21st, from 7-9 p.m.
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

North New Castle County – Wednesday, June 26th, from 7-9 p.m.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Kent County – Thursday, June 27th, from 7-9 p.m.
Levy Court Complex, Room 221
555 South Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

Your freedoms on all five of the above issues are under heavy attack today, and will continue to be in the foreseeable future.

The grassroots of Delaware must come alive in an efficient and aggressive counter-attack to the statist agenda.

I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

In Liberty,

Eric R. Boye
State Coordinator
Delaware Campaign for Liberty
302-SAY-2-CFL (302-729-2235)

P.S. Help contribute to the fight for liberty in Delaware. Join us at the next meeting in your region, and bring your ideas for potential battles.

P.P.S. Please join our door-to-door canvassing effort. Without your help, we are one patriot short of fighting the statist, big government forces in Delaware.