We’re born to be free, to live our lives as we choose so long as we do not harm others. That’s what the Libertarian Party believes. We’re glad you found us—here, in Michigan—where we have an exciting group of people that wants to help you help us take charge of our lives and put government in its proper place. To get involved, click here.
We’re Shakin’ Up The System in 2014!
Join Us for “Marketing For Liberty” March 8 in Lansing
If you’re tired of the same-old, same-old when it comes to the two-party system and you want to see real change begin, this event is for you! For more information and to respond to your invitation telling us you’re coming to this watershed event, please go to the LPM Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/LibertarianPartyofMI and proceed to the posting that refers to an Evite invitation.
You may also RSVP using this form: http://michiganlp.org/?page_id=2452. Or if all else fails, simply send an email to our media director Heather Richards-Wodrich at firstname.lastname@example.org. What we’re looking for is a) attendance and b) a count. So please be kind and if you’re going to attend this marvelous and important event, let us know.
2014 is a HUGE year – and it’s well past time to get involved to start changing the direction our country, states, counties and cities have been heading for too many years. Never underestimate the power of determined people who band together!
- Want more info about the Libertarian Party of Michigan and what 2014 holds?
- Are you considering a run for city, county or state office and need some info?
- Want practical pointers on dealing with the media?
Then plan to join us Saturday, March 8th, 2014 for “Marketing for Liberty.”
Speakers on tap include:
- Pat Clawson – Former CNN reporter
- Tim Obrien – Advertising consultant / membership growth expert
- Helena Blakemore – Video/Movie producer
- Derek Magill – Campus activist/organizer
- Bill Gelineau – Election result analyst
- Greg Marshall – Radio talk show host to TEA Party market
- Heather Richards-Wodrich – Media relations consultant
- Brian Wright – LPM cofounder, author, publisher, strategist
Who: Libertarian Party of Michigan, 888-373-3669
When: Saturday, March 8 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 2722 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 22, Lansing, MI 48912
(Above Capital Area Libertarian Party Headquarters)
Contact: Heather Richards-Wodrich at email@example.com
Rockman-Moon steps down from LEC, Kipp Welch to replace
Denee Rockman-Moon, long-time member, as well as past Chairwoman, has resigned from her at-large director and membership director positions with the LPM’s executive committee. Appointed to replace Rockman-Moon on the LEC is Kipp Welch II. Kipp, who lives in Norton Shores, is currently the secretary and Facebook content manager for the Libertarian Party of West Michigan. Full release posted here.
Contact: Heather Richards-Wodrich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan elections organization reports danger to valid elections
2014, January 8. The credibility of Michigan voting results is endangered by a system relying on aging machines utilizing unreliable technology. These machines produce tabulation error rates large enough to change election outcomes, according to a report from the Michigan Election Reform Alliance (MERA)…. Full news release here.
Libertarians win in Michigan!
Two significant victories and a strong rookie-candidate showing:
Andy LeCureaux was re-elected in an uncontested race for a third term to the Hazel Park City Council. Lecureux has been on the Council continuously since 2001.
Erwin Haas, City of Kentwood Commissioner
On November 5, 2013, voters in Kentwood elected Erwin Haas Commissioner for the city of Kentwood, Ward 2. Erwin, a long time Libertarian activist and leader in the Libertarian Party of West Michigan, ousted the favored Dick DeVos-backed incumbent Maurice Groce by 68 votes. Erwin won this local race with very little money and media attention. This sends a message: if you’re an incumbent, there is no guarantee that you will be one after the next election even — in a local, non-partisan race.
Other Key Races
Alex Fera ran for Novi City Council and received approximately 6% of the total vote in a race featuring five candidates for three commissioner slots. Alex ran a positive campaign and is still a leading Novi booster. His ‘concession and thank you’ speech is located here, and he plans to be running for further office in the Novi area.
Former CNN investigative reporter Pat Clawson was the only Michigan Libertarian running in a partisan election in 2013. The campaign was well publicized, but scaled back due to health reasons. He finished with 4.2 percent of the vote.
The Libertarian Party of Michigan is excited to build on these successes by expanding membership and running ever-more highly qualified candidates in 2014 and beyond.
Libertarian Party of Michigan
Detroit Police Chief: “Legal gun owners can deter crime.”
Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who’s been on the job since July of last year, started blowing minds this week by telling anyone who would listen that law-abiding citizens who possess concealed carry permits — and the pistols to accompany them — make for wonderfully effective crime deterrents.
Craig spoke at a press conference Thursday, telling reporters he once believed in gun control. But over the course of a 36-year career in law enforcement, Craig found that violent criminals believed in gun control, too. After all, why would bad guys want to increase the probability that their victims are capable of matching force with force? From Detroit News column.
Scotty thanks supporters in his court case
Vice chair, Scotty Boman, was to have had a pretrial hearing on January 15 and then a jury trial—on the preposterous charge of trespassing—on January 29th, 8:30 AM. Scotty case is now in appeal, the trial will be delayed until some time in May. Scotty made an appeal for financial help for his attorney’s fees, and the people came thru. He thanks them here, and that link also provides references to the whole story of his unconscionable abuse by the police of WCCC.
Other Recent Stories and Posts
- New LPM LEC vice chair
- LibertyFest 2013 a Winner as usual
- Washington Post poll relevant to Libertarian races
- Alex Fera escapes victory on first showing in Novi
- Jim Fulner to seek LPM nomination for US Senate
- New elections bills in Michigan legislature–White
- Open letter to Republican-betrayed Michiganians–Mace
- David Gillie featured in Mackinac City interview
- Why Michigan’s SnyderCare won’t work–Richards-Wodrich
- Derek Magill leads invigorated campus outreach program–8/18/13
- State Bureau of Elections Affirms City Clerk Candidate Boman’s Complaint
- Scotty Boman files formal complaint on City Clerk practice
- Candidate Scotty Boman assaulted by Wayne County College police
- Southfield Twp Trustee declares Libertarian affiliation
Go to this page (http://michiganlp.org/?page_id=63) for full listing of LPM news and stories.
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A Basic View of What Liberty is All About
History of the Libertarian Party
It’s with some reservation that I, Webmaster Brian, post the ‘Adolph Hitler’ video dubbed by our own Steve Mace to convey the message that the Two Party System—like the demise of our premier A-List 20th century dictator—is on the ropes. But I, Webmaster Brian, think it’s absolutely brilliant… and devastating. Let me know what you think… using Reply box below.
Advisory: some language is, well, PG-85. If you’re over 85, you may consider it unduly harsh and profane. Though my guess is ol’ Adolph actually used a little profanity here and there and it’s certainly how the higher echelons of power in Lansing do business and lament their approaching end of days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4A3XuH8rhg&feature=share