This is Greg Middleton, if you remember me you mailed me a couple hundred stickers back in november and december. I have a long overdue update, I now run a punk/ska/political ‘zine out of Charlotte. I distributed and made more stickers and put them in my ‘zine, so a good 300 people got stickers just through the ‘zine.
It’s been a really good response and not just for the curfew, people are taking more interest in the Libertarian party in general. It’s been a really good response overall.
In my next issue were doing an article on libertarianism. I was wondering if you would be interested in doing an interview for the ‘zine about the whole libertarian rock curfew campaign and your political beliefs. It won’t be printed until August, so there isn’t any rush at all. Just let me know what you think about it and check out my ‘zines site!
October 18, 1998
On Friday I took my brother to his homecoming at his school (we go to different high schools), and he was talking with one of his friends and my brother noticed he had one of the “repeal the curfew” stickers I had been passing out in his wallet. He told my brother he had got it from some kids at my school. The stickers are getting around to other schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area, so hopefully I’ll be getting support from people are around the city. Support is definitely growing and my school and with it becoming more widespread hopefully everyone with soon be fighting for their rights. Well anyway thanks again for the second batch of 300 stickers.
September 25, 1998
Just though i’d let you know how everything is going down here in NC with the stickers. I’ve given out most of them and i’ve gotten a few people to help me hand them out. I’ve gotten a lot of support at my school and now opposition from the administration here. Everyone has taken to them.
One thing that really gave me a good feeling about the work i was doing was something happened in class awhile ago. I showed the stickers to one of my classmates and he asked me for a couple then me and him started handing them out, before long everyone in class was wearing one and asked for more to give to people or put on their cars and after i ran out of the ones i had brought to school i promised i would have more the next day. I even was in a conversation about staging a protest, things have seem to taken off and i’m sure you’ll get a lot of visits to your site from Harding University High School in Charlotte, NC.
September 4, 1998
Another story i’m glad to report, awhile good i gave stickers to two of my friends and they looked at it and read it. They were happy to realize they didn’t have to follow the curfew and they could stand up for their rights. It’s that type of thing that gives me faith in my fellow teenagers, if they have the knowledge we can be a dangerous force in society.
September 2, 1998
The “repeal the curfew” sticker i had on my car was ripped off by someone, which really pissed me off (see photo above). I was expressing a personal opinion and some asshole who disagreed with me decided to take it on his own to get his point across, the picture is where my sticker used to be and a picture of me.
Libertarian Rock received a message from Greg that said, “Let me first start off by saying your site is really cool. I don’t know much about the libertarian party, since i’m not old enough to vote yet, but i would love to be actively involved instead of just sitting back and watching all of this happen.”
Greg responded to our offer for 10 free “Repeal the Curfew” stickers, sent us a few eMails, and sent in his photo. On his truck you can see a torn Repeal the Curfew sticker.
On September 8, Greg began to distribute 300 stickers at his high school. Libertarian Rock will keep you posted on his campaign in North Carolina.