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In short, I believe one of our major political issues today is a corrupt corporatist two-party duopoly that is only concerned with maintaining power & enriching their cronies via government power & your tax money.



Help me fight crony-capitalism & for your needs as a tax paying citizen. Everyone (not just 47%) in the Regional Transportation District pays sales tax to RTD. You should benefit, not developers & other corporatists.



Drop me a line at dave@dkwilliams.net or call me at 303-588-2731



And remember, Dave Williams is last on your ballot, but first in your heart!

Next Meeting (10/07/2012)

First meeting for October. It’ll be good to see everyone again, hoping for a good turnout, it’s been a while. Plenty to talk about that is going on as always, including the U.S. Presidential race. Hope to see all the regulars as well as old friends and newbies are always welcome. Cheers for liberty!

Event Info

Fall for Freedom

Welcome back to Liberty on the Rocks, enjoy the great weather on the patio and the best place to hang out with critical thinkers, enjoy a few beers and some great food.
Thursday August 16th at 5:30PM until around 8:30 or so.  Join in at any time, stay as long as you like.  Mafiaoza’s Pizzaria, 2400 12th Avenue South.
Welcome back to Liberty on the Rocks, enjoy the great weather on the patio and the best place to hang out with critical thinkers, enjoy a few beers and some great food.
Thursday September 20th at 5:30PM until around 8:30 or so.  Join in at any time, stay as long as you like.  Mafiaoza’s Pizzaria, 2400 12th Avenue South.
Last month we seem to have had another fabulous crowd but there is always room for your friends and coworkers too!  No admission fee, great food, 2 for 1 beers and we promise a good time.
FebCrowd

Chief Marketing Officer – Advocates for Self Government

Mission
The mission of the Advocates for Self-Government is to attract and persuade people to embrace
libertarian principles, and to help people communicate the ideas of liberty to the world.
This position offers the opportunity to play a key role in advancing liberty in America and the
world, by assuring completion of the program goals of a respected and well-established
organization that is working to increase the size and effectiveness of the liberty movement.
The first half of the organization’s mission – to attract and persuade people to embrace
libertarian principles – is largely the responsibility of the Chief Marketing Officer. (The second
half is largely the responsibility of the Director of Training and Publications.)
See Page 6 for further Background, or visit our Web site at www.TheAdvocates.org.

Objectives

The work of the Chief Marketing Officer will focus on two primary objectives:

1. Use the World’s Smallest Political Quiz to open the door into people’s minds. Attract as
many people of all social/political stripes to take the Quiz through an attractive new Web
site, Operation Politically Homeless (OPH), paper quiz distribution, and publications and
social media methods (“Quiz Proliferation”), and move them to our Web site.

2. Once they are on the Web site, and no matter their Quiz result, pull them as far as mentally
possible through the Web site to persuade them to understand and embrace libertarianism,
and then advance these ideas themselves (by joining organizations, becoming an activist,
and/or making donations to the movement).

The Chief Marketing Officer reports to the Board of Directors and interacts as a peer with the
Director of Training and Publications.

 

Goals and Outputs

The goal of the Chief Marketing Officer is to attract and persuade people to embrace libertarian
principles. The measures of success for this position are:

Objective #1 – Quiz Proliferation

Key measures of performance
# of people who take the Quiz online
# of Quiz app downloads
Supporting measures of performance
# of paper Quizzes distributed
# of OPH kits distributed
# of OPH events held
# of publications reprinting or referencing the Quiz
# of social media promotions of the Quiz

 

Objective #2 – Understand and Embrace
# of overall visits to Web properties

Time spent on the site overall
Time spent on each individual page
# of visits to individual pages of Web properties (to measure how people are being pulled
through the site)
# who take action after reaching various pages in the Web site (subscribe to Liberator Online,
become a donor, attend an event, etc.)
# of people actively engaged with the Advocates via social media – Twitter followers and re-tweets;
Facebook fans, impressions, and unique users reached.

Additional Goals, Outputs, and Measures

The Chief Marketing Officer will develop additional marketing techniques and methodologies
that will help the Advocates meet its mission. The metrics for measuring success will be
determined as those techniques and methodologies are promulgated and implemented. The
ultimate goal is enough individuals believing in and acting in accordance with libertarian
principles that we have a “libertarian culture.” How can we measure this?

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

Deeply passionate about libertarianism and dedicated to the goal of attracting and
persuading others to embrace libertarianism. The right candidate for this position will see
his or her role not merely as a “job,” but as a mission.

Actively engaged in social media and enthusiastic about developing effective ways to use
social media on behalf of libertarianism. The right candidate for this position will be not
merely “familiar” with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media opportunities,
but actively engaged with them and excited about the opportunity to put them to use in the
cause of libertarianism.

Outstanding written, analytical, and communication skills. The right candidate for this
position must have both vision and the ability to communicate that vision to people who will
not necessarily see (or need to see) “the big picture.” The Advocates Web site currently
receives 80,000 – 100,000 Quiz takers per month. These opportunities are to be captured and
capitalized on with your creative communication talents.

Ability to write Web site content, advertising copy, news releases, and reports. Ability to
write appropriately to represent an organization that has a long-term reputation for integrity
and intellectual honesty, and for being friendly, welcoming, persuasive, and civil.

Experience supervising Web site development. Demonstrated ability to understand the
language of web developers and computer programmers.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize activities, set and meet deadlines, accomplish goals.
Ability and willingness to plan and track progress toward goals. The right candidate for this
position must be willing to be held accountable for results. We won’t be micro-managing
activities, but will be managing for results.

Project management experience and proven ability to make things happen with limited
resources. A minimum of three years’ experience in marketing and publicity. The right
candidate for this position will be prepared to work hard and smart, to get a great deal of
bang for the buck.

Self-motivated and self-governing, with the demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, work
independently, and collaborate with others.
Thorough knowledge of the Microsoft Office software suite, InDesign, and the Adobe
Acrobat Creative Suite is essential, as is a high level of comfort with computer technology
generally. The Advocates doesn’t have an IT person.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit no later than Monday, September 24, 2012 a cover letter,
resume, and evidence of relevant experience as PDF files by email to: AdvocatesJobs@gmail.com

Questions about the position may also be submitted to that email address.

Accounting Manager – CATO Institute

Job Description:

The Cato Institute is seeking an Accounting Manager for its Accounting Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for a multitude of accounting activities to include daily deposits, general ledger reconciliations, payroll submission and year-end (1099) preparation. This candidate should have three to five years of experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area. A strong knowledge of payroll systems and procedures is a must, along with a strong experience with Microsoft and Excel. Payroll certification is a plus, but not a requirement.

 

Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to:

Anthony Pryor
Director of Administration
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Fax (202) 842-3490
Email: apryor@cato.org

Koch Associate Program

If you want to find fulfillment in your career while advancing ideas you care about, the Koch Associate Program is for you. The integration of full-time work experience at a non-profit and weekly professional education seminars makes for a unique opportunity to develop your management skills and knowledge of free markets. As your capabilities build over the course of the year, you will become a more effective contributor to the advancement of economic freedom at this critical time.

Job opportunities are as diverse as associates, and range from policy research to communications. Each position gives associates valuable professional experience pursuing their talents and interests, with the opportunity to earn greater responsibility and expand their roles by performing well.

The Koch Associate Program is a full-time position and Associates receive a competitive wage and benefits package commensurate with experience and education. The Charles Koch Institute admits applicants of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Requirements:

Associates range in experience from 0-10 years and come from different education and professional backgrounds, generally with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Ideal candidates have a commitment to limited government and have demonstrated a willingness to learn and be challenged.

Visit kochassociateprogram.org for more information or to apply.

Questions? Please contact recruiting@charleskochinstitute.org

 

Deadline:

The application deadline is March 1, 2012; the program will run from June 2012 to May 2013.

 

Senior Development Associate – Charles Koch Institute

Job Description:

The Charles Koch Foundation seeks a Senior Development Associate. The main responsibility of this role is to identify and recruit major philanthropic partners who seek to explore a free and prosperous society in collaboration with institutions of higher education. Work with these partners to fund the talent and research capabilities necessary to advance economic freedom.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Meet with donors and prospects to cultivate major gifts

•Assist with implementing a regular, year-round communication strategy with our network of participants

•Assist and/or lead other development/fundraising projects as they occur

 

Qualifications:

•High degree of strategic management, prioritization, and solicitation of high level donors

•Past fundraising experience, such as with a political campaign, company, or non-profit organization

•Minimum of 5 years experience in a professional environment

•Exceptional interpersonal skills

•Computer proficiency, including Excel, MS Office, Outlook, internet researching tools, and some database experience

•Solid understanding of and commitment to classical liberal ideals, market principles, and the advancement of economic freedom

•Demonstrated evidence of leadership ability or entrepreneurial behavior

•Humility, integrity, passion, motivation, and a self-starter attitude

•High degree of discretion and confidentiality

•Ability to prioritize; excellent organizational skills

•Advanced skills in strategic planning and coordination

•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

•Willingness to travel and attend events outside of normal work hours

Next Meeting (09/23/2012)

Trying again for the second meeting in September since there was not enough interest on the 16th. Plenty going on folks from the U.S. election to the Middle East, let’s get together. Since there are five Sundays in September, Jeff suggested we try one more time for September. Be sure to let me know if Sunday evening a week from now might work better.

Hope to see all the regulars as well as old friends and newbies are always welcome. Cheers for liberty!

Event Info

Liberty Drinks Boston Brewery Tour Sep 29!


Hello Liberty Folks! I am sure the picture to the left of our founding father is a hint to the fun that will be awaiting us….that is right liberty folks….we are going to tour the Sam Adam’s Brewery in Jamaica Plain. Sadly, we will not get to see Sam Adams himself, but we will get to sample and learn how his popular beer is made.

The tour will last about an hour and there is a suggested donation of $2 per ticket. Saturdays are their busiest day so they ask that we be there early. They have a parki

ng lot and street parking is available, but remember that both will fill quickly since it is the weekend. Carpooling and public transit are great options as well. The address is below:

Samuel Adams Brewery
30 Germania Street
Boston, MA 02130

Public transit : Take the orange line outbound towards Forest Hills and get off at the Stony Brook T stop.

IMPORTANT: I need to make reservations beforehand and they want as accurate count as possible so please do your best to have your RSVP status accurately reflect your attendance.

Come join your fellow liberty enthusiasts as we celebrate liberty, freedom and beer! I am planning for food/drinks afterwards…..stay tuned!


From: Beyonce Knowles 
Subject: I don't usually email you


David -- 

I usually don't email you -- but I have an amazing invitation I have to share. 
Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there! 
Until midnight tonight, if you pitch in $5 or whatever you can, you'll be automatically entered to be flown out to join us.
I've had the honor of meeting President Obama and the First Lady a few times -- and believe me -- it's an opportunity you don't want to miss. 
Don't worry about the airfare and hotel, it's taken care of. And you can bring a guest.
But the countdown is on -- this opportunity ends at midnight:
https://my.democrats.org/Meet-Me-in-New-York
Can't wait to meet you!
Love, 
Beyoncé
She said "Love!" She can't wait to meet me! 

I wonder if Jay will be Big Pimpin'?