| ——Michigan Libertarian——
August 2012, Volume 41: No. 08
From the Chair
Johnson/Gray campaign taking off like a rocket
Audit the Fed Passes House
Special Election in 11th District
Creating the LP Meme in 2012
LPM News and Announcements
LPM ballot access lawsuit status
NDAA Nullification efforts expand in Michigan
Rationale for instant runoff voting?
Campaign for Liberty clarifies survey application
Image of the Month
Quote of the Month
Book and Movie Reviews
Welcome to the August 2012 issue of the online newsletter of the Libertarian Party of Michigan, the Michigan Libertarian. The newsletter is our main vehicle for sharing what's happening for Libertarians in Michigan. You may manage your subscription by going here or visiting our Web site www.mi.lp.org (same as www.michiganlp.org).
"The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." – Tacitus
The following is a list of action items that I'm either looking for others to pick up on, or making a note to publicize via the newsletter and on the Website. These are exciting times and my main focus is to enable everyone in this marvelous organization to contribute to our ultimate success in the campaign for liberty:
- Advertising rates on the Website: $75.00 for two months. (Contact the Webmaster, Brian Wright, if you want to advertise on the Website or in the newsletter. We'll work something out.)
- The Tri City Affiliate is making a comeback, check the two dates for August (in the Calendar below). I would also like to advertise that Scotty will be speaking at the Aug 22nd Meeting as well.
- COME AND BE LIBERTARIAN WITH US: Looking for Fundraising ideas from members, or do you have a meeting or would like to arrange for an particular candidate to come and speak with you and peers? Please check out our site for the candidate websites, emails, or contact information. If you do not find what you are looking please Google or Facebook your candidate within your area.
- YARD SIGNS, BUMPER STICKERS, LITERATURE:
National has a great deal for Gary Johnson materials; they are FREE for candidates. See article below. If you are interested in a Libertarian yard sign, bumper stickers, Gary Johnson Bumper stickers, please contact your local affiliate or email@example.com, we will mail them to you free of charge.
- Liberty Fest 2012 will be held by the Oakland County affiliate, please contact Jim Fulner (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in volunteering, hosting a vendor table, or taking part in this quintessential LPM annual event.
- Bill Hall’s status report on the lawsuit against the Secretary of State to obtain ballot status for Gary E. Johnson appears below. Prospects for success are good.
- From our Natcom leader, Jillian Mack (email@example.com): "Please take note – the LP FB page (http://www.facebook.com/libertarians) is now actively being updated with content which is branded with the LP.org link, logo, and Gary Johnson “Live Free” stamp.
Please keep an eye out for these now FREQUENT posts, and like and share them on your own pages or on your group/fan pages.
The more we can get the LP branding out there with these great libertarian cartoons and images, the more we can grow the LP."
If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that you would like to share with me, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report by Brian Wright
Three major events occurred in July at which Michigan Libertarians participated in a big way, chiefly Senatorial candidate Scotty Boman. The following collage was assembled from photos received from 1) the Friends of Jim Fulner at the Clawson Independence Day Parade (7/4), 2) candidate Scotty Boman and his visits to affiliates, 3) the Washtenaw County LP and its longstanding sponsorship of the lit table at the Ann Arbor Art Fair (7/18-24), and 4) Wayne County activists attending a 'Tea Party' event in Belleville, Patriots in the Park (7/14).
Obviously Scotty gets around. But at least from the pictographic appearance, people wanna say, "Where's the rest of us?" Thanks to the recurring help of the activists pictured and noted, and those behind the scenes or not pictured, all these big Michigan Freedom events had LPM participation. But there's room for YOU in the future, to help out, to be there, to have a good time for liberty. The following report on the Clawson parade from Jim Fulner suggests what so many are missing.
"Jim Fulner and Friends" in Clawson July 4
Report by Jim Fulner
Monday, July 2nd I received an email giving me instructions on how and where to line-up for the parade. I called Scotty Boman's campaign because I knew that the Fulner campaign was nearly out of literature and figured Scotty could help. Sure enough he did, Ferndale activist Greg Stempfle also joined in the fun. I was amazed to learn that in over 10 years of campaigning Mr. Boman had never previously marched in a parade as a candidate.
I took a make-shift signing reading "Re-Elect No One jimfulner.com" and tied it to the front of my wife's pick-up truck. We put an American Flag on it that we purchased from the Disabled American Veterans before the Parade, and lined the side of the truck with Scotty Boman for Senate and Libertarian party Of Michigan signs, and through a vinyl Gary Johnson for President bumper sticker on the back.
The Parade route ran up and down a few streets in Clawson, running approximately two miles.
Through the parade route we received no less than a dozen standing ovations for the Re-Elect No One Sign.
We really had a great time. I even got a chance to have a pleasant conversation with both Senator Carl Levin, and his brother, my opponent, Representative Sandy Levin, before the parade.
The only downside to the situation is that both the Jim Fulner campaign and Scotty Boman campaign ended up using up every last piece of literature they had.
That is a problem that we hope to have rectified soon by our supporters donating generously to Boman12.com and http://www.jimfulner.com respectively so that we can get some more literature to inform the people of all their choices this fall.
The Fulner campaign is going to get a large number of professional "Re-Elect No One" signs that can excite and inform Michiganders for years to come.
I was greatly impressed with how easy the process was, and how well accepted our message was. No one is going to come knocking on the Libertarian candidates door to partake in the system, but many are more than happy to let you participate if you only ask. I hope that more candidates around our state will take our experience and use it to their advantage. If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.
Boman campaign turning up the heat
At the Clawson Independence Day Parade, Jim Fulner and I had polite words with Senator Carl Levin (right) and his brother Sander. We told them there were no hard feelings, my recall petition was simply an effort to defend American freedom. [You can also see from the photo collage above, as your Senate candidate I have been travelling the state encouraging the affiliates, participating in art fairs and other events, and talking with the people directly one on one. Press coverage has been sporadic, but will increase following the August 7 primary. I'll be attending the Livingston County affiliate meeting on August 2.] Meantime, here is the press release information for the initiation of the Levin Recall petition:
Detroit, MI – Activists are free to begin circulating petitions to recall Senator Carl Milton Levin starting this Independence Day; their petition language has been deemed clear in the manner described by Section 168.952 of Michigan Election law....
The new approved (by default) petition language reads,
“He co-authored and introduced an amendment regarding detention provisions (Subtitle D Section 1031) to S.1867 (the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012). He voted in favor of the final version (H.R. 1540) which contained the detention provisions in section 1021.”
Sponsors cite Levin’s pivotal roll in provisions they describe as “de facto martial law,” as their reason to initiate the recall effort. The recall will require 468,709 signatures. Boman said, “Warren and I can’t do this on our own. We can get this started with a build-it-and-they-will-come approach. In 2008 1,810,234 people voted against Carl Levin. We need to have about a quarter of these people sign the petition, and a much smaller portion to step up and be activists.”
Petitions can be downloaded from:
http://committeetorecallcarllevin.com/2012/06/25/three-easy-steps-to-recall-carl-levin/ County officials also have standard recall petition forms that may be filled out by hand. Co-sponsor Warren Raftshol said, “We are building an internet campaign via Facebook, and these petitions are legal and official. I invite people to forward the link to Carl Levin’s Facebook page and tell him they object to NDAA detention.”
Boman said, “Independence Day is the perfect day to launch this effort. The tyranny Levin has brought us with this law rivals the oppression imposed on the colonists by the British in 1776."
|8Excitement builds for the Johnson/Gray ticket
Please join Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, for an online town hall Thursday (8/2) evening, 9 p.m. EDT/ 6 p.m. PDT.
Joining Governor Johnson is special guest Ann E. W. Stone. Ms. Stone is one of the original incorporators of the National Women’s History Museum and the founder of Republicans for Choice. This year she was named as one of the 21 Leaders for the New Century by Women’s eNews. From the previous week: “Libertarian candidate looks to join presidential debates” Watch the Interview Here: Governor Gary Johnson spoke with Neil Cavuto of “Your World with Neil Cavuto” yesterday, on Gov. Johnson’s odds of appearing in the 2012 Presidential debates.
Go to the blog (http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/blog/search?q=Gov.+Johnson+In+the+News) for a current list of the latest exciting campaign activities. Johnson/Gray reached its goal of $150,000 in its recent money bomb, and it is now launching a $250,000 fundraising. Check the home page here, then kick in a few ducats. Jesse Ventura has repeated his endorsement of Gary Johnson on national news, and more than a handful of pundits are talking about the possibility of actual victory in November! From his recent tweet: THANK YOU to the 1,903 great supporters who helped us reach our $150k Money Bomb goal! Let's not stop there! http://t.co/OqRzexUe.
|8Federal Reserve Transparency Act Passes US House 327-98
From Campaign for Liberty
Minutes ago, the U.S. House voted to pass our Audit the Fed bill!
For more information, and to find out how your representative voted, be sure to check www.CampaignForLiberty.org.
Thanks for your help to achieve this historic victory!
Only a few years ago, few would have believed that two thirds of the U.S. House would support a complete audit of the Federal Reserve.
It’s time to further shock the establishment by carrying our momentum over into the Senate.
And that’s where Audit the Fed faces its toughest test yet.
Ben Bernanke and his bankster pals know they can count on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and their other allies to do everything in their power to stop our transparency effort.
With your support today, we can unleash a grassroots tidal wave of action and show these “Wall Street Senators” that who they really should be worried about serving is their constituents. [Per Ron Paul Campaign leader Adam de Angeli, "Carl Levin is probably a double minus, but Debbie Stabenow is susceptible in an election year. Call her. As the late Senator Everett Dirksen said, 'When I feel the heat, I see the light.'"]
|Special Election in 11th District
The LPM is holding a special candidate nominating convention for the 11th Congressional District vacated by Thaddeus McCotter.
This nomination is for the special election for Congressional Representative in the the OLD 11th congressional district, which according to LEC director and candidate for 13th District Congress, Chris Sharer:
"The primary for the special election is September 5th. The general election for the regular term and the special election are both on November 6th."
[For the Dems and Reps because of the redistricting, the special election creates quite a mess and an unexpected expense for several communities, check out this Detroit News article:
The OLD 11th congressional district is identified in this document:
The following communities are affected by the special election: Cities: Wayne, Westland, Garden City, Belleville, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Wixom, Walled Lake, South Lyon, and the northwest part of Dearborn Heights. Townships: Redford, Van Buren, Canton, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Lyon, Milford, Commerce, Highland, White Lake, and the northwest part of Waterford.
Note: the LPM candidate for the new (113th) Congress in the 11th District is John Tatar. John is also the only announced nominee for the special election to fill the remaining 11th District term. This is John Tatar´s information from his 2006 Webpage:
The LPM´s special candidate nominating convention for the 11th Congressional District is going to be held on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012, at 7:00PM at Kiernan´s Steakhouse at 21931 Michigan Ave. at Monroe, in Dearborn. Contact Chris Sharer (734.776.1835) for further information:
|8Creating the LP Meme in 2012
Contact: Denee Rockman-Moon
Last month I stressed the importance of taking the Gary Johnson video "Be Libertarian with Me" viral:
This month I'd like to diversify in the spreading of the LP meme in 2012. National has created a basic "Giveaway Program" for Gary Johnson campaign materials:
"Dear State Chairs and Candidates:
We are now offering the following free to any recognized LP candidate or state party affiliate:
1000 Door Hangers,
1000 Libertarian Party Bumper Stickers,
1000 Gary Johnson 2012 Bumper Stickers.
That is a $250 value – FREE!
In addition, any candidate or state party may double this order for $125. So you can get 2000 Door Hangers, LP Bumper Stickers and Gary Johnson 2012 Bumper Stickers, a $500 total value, for ONLY $125.
Candidates: To order your 3000 free Hanger/Bumper Sticker Bundle please send an email to me (Robert
Robert S. Kraus - Dir of Operations
Operations@LP.org) with FREE in the subject line along with your address.
If your campaign or state party would like 6000 total for only $125 please order on line here: https://www.lp.org/contribute Please put “6000 Hanger/Sticker Promo” in the comments section along with the shipping address.
Please place your request by the end of July.
Thanks and Live Free!
Libertarian National Committee
2600 Virginia Ave NW #200
Washington, DC 20037
Ph: 202.333.0008 x 231
The Libertarian Party – Solutions Not Slogans!
www.LP.org - www.GaryJohnson2012.com
Our Webmaster has suggested that the Gary Johnson 3" x 3" Live Free stickers are the perfect media for creating a guerilla campaign blanketing the country with the freedom philosophy meme. He says to use your imagination for opportunistic public placement of these Live Free stickers: "We surely don't want to place them on speed limit signs or any other infrastructure surfaces that may get you in trouble. But what about the dumpsters in the parking lots of every little strip mall in America? What about the lower corner of a window of a store no longer in business? And so on. Such locations seem positively poetic, though, of course, we can't advocate violation of property rights."
I'm listening for suggestions. Once the message gets started, my feeling is half the small business owners in America will proudly stick "Live Free" on their windows, if not their foreheads! If you want to be part of the 'Live Free Blanket America' brigade, let us hear from you: Denee: email@example.com. Brian: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grow Membership and Take Action
This is the year for an earthshaking rumble for liberty. Keep in mind that membership growth is the seed corn of the Party, and we must keep planting the seeds to realize our crop of a Free Society. As longtime database manager and LPM leader Ben Bachrach has constantly reminded us, "Once, the LPM had 1700 members! And do you know why? Because a handful of LPM activists made it their mission to ask their friends and contacts, 'Hey, how about signing up as a member of the Libertarian Party of Michigan?' You have zero chance to sign your contacts if you don't ask."
So let's get cracking. This is the perfect year to grow the party. Gary Johnson can be president... if you will help. Scotty Boman can be US Senator from Michigan... if you will help. We can end the reign of corrupt regimes at all levels of Michigan government... if you will help. Think about this. Imagine it. Would you, your friends, or family also consider donating their time and talents to support or lead projects for the LPM, our candidates, and lay plans to protect our freedoms and liberties? Here are some areas where we need your support:
- Help lead, create, or plan future political strategy sessions and events. Organize our fabulous volunteers (the list is growing every day!)Build communication between members supporting our Affiliates Director
- Be the eyes and ears in your community.
Basically, if you come up with an idea for promoting the Libertarian Party of Michigan, and liberty in general, do it. Take action at the affiliate level; put your name in the hat to help at the state level. If there is no affiliate in your area, found one. Take pictures. Ask your neighbor (the 'prom queen') for a dance; sign them up. Forward news and successes to us via email@example.com for our newsletter and to keep the Website updated. Any general questions please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also renew/join here: http://mi.lp.org/Shared%20Documents/Join%20Us.aspx
|8Other LPM News and Announcements
LPM ballot access lawsuit status
On Monday 6/25/12, Gary Johnson, along with the Libertarian Party of Michigan and its chairwoman, filed suit asking U.S. District Judge Paul Borman to strike down the state's "sore loser" law as unconstitutional.
The suit accuses the state of violating due process, equal protection, voting and other rights granted by the First and 14th Amendments. It also says Michigan has never before applied the sore loser law.
Johnson could be allowed to run as an independent if he gathers at least 30,000 valid signatures by July 19—something Libertarians say is proof the existing law should not stand up in court. MLive article here.
The lawsuit has now been served on Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and an Assistant Attorney General has filed an appearance in the case for her. We are represented in the case by ballot access attorney Gary Sinawski of New York, and our very own Bob Roddis as local Michigan counsel. Our Motion for Summary Judgment is ready and should be filed within the next couple of days. It sets forth the undisputed facts in the case, briefs the relevant law and is supported by sworn affidavits of Governor Gary Johnson, LPM Chair Denee Rockman-Moon and national ballot access expert Richard Winger of San Francisco.
The Motion asks the Federal District Court Judge to find that Michigan's sore loser law is unconstitutional as applied to Governor Johnson, and to order the Secretary of State to place Governor Johnson's name on the ballot as our nominee for President. We have a very strong case and I am optimistic that the Court will rule in our favor.
NDAA Nullification efforts expand in Michigan
From Dennis Marburger
"On June 14, Michigan Rep. Tom McMillin filed HB5768, which would forbid state compliance with the detention provisions in sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA.
The legislation would prohibit any state agent, state employee or member of the Michigan National Guard from assisting “an agency of the armed forces of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, or detention of any person pursuant to 50 USC 1541, as provided by the federal national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2012, Public Law 112-81, if such aid would place that state agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the Michigan national guard in violation of the United States constitution, the state constitution of 1963, or any law of this state.”
Work to nullify NDAA detention provisions also continues at the local level in the Great Lakes State. On July 18, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Runestad introduced an NDAA Liberty Preservation Resolution for consideration, and on July 26, Allegan County Commissioner Bill Sage will introduce an identical resolution to that county commission.
“Citizens cannot stand by and permit this type of travesty against the U.S. Constitution that all local, state, and federal officials took an oath to protect,” Sage said.
Activists also report support for the resolution in Clinton, Eaton, Grand Traverse and Sheboygan counties, along with Grand Traverse City and Bloomfield Township."
Rationale for instant runoff voting?
From Will White
Third Party Coalition Liaison
"It seems clear that if we want to escape the two-party stranglehold, we must adopt a different voting method; specifically one which is not known to also maintain two-party domination. Many of the modern efforts for voting reform promote an alternative form of runoff, called instant runoff voting (“IRV”), which allows voters to rank the candidates and appears to offer us a way out of our electoral difficulties. Unfortunately, communities and scholars are discovering that the hope IRV offers us for escaping our two-party system is only illusory."
http://asitoughttobe.com/2010/07/18/score-voting/ Also, a link to the largest study of approval voting versus plurality voting done in an actual election in France, 2002, showing the dramatically different results:
Campaign for Liberty clarifies survey application
From Tony DeMott
Michigan State Coordinator
It is my understanding that there was a lot of confusion about our candidate survey. I would like to clear this up as many of our supporters are supporters of Scotty Boman who is running for U.S. Senate on the Libertarian ticket.
First let me state that Michigan Campaign For Liberty does not endorse or support candidates. We don't ask our people to contribute, not contribute, volunteer, or not volunteer for any candidate.
I was not our intention to cause confusion. We sent surveys only to candidates in the primary. It is our intention to send surveys to third party candidates, that will be on the ballot, prior to the general election. This is practical.
This business is not perfect and politics is certainly an ugly business but I will stand by the statement that there is no other grassroots lobbying organization that defends liberty more aggressively than Michigan Campaign For Liberty. We are not perfect but we work our tails off for the cause of liberty. I apologize for any confusion and want to specifically let our members, who are also supporters of Scotty Boman, know that he has never dodged our questions and I would be shocked if he didn't answer all of our questions 100% correct (when he gets the survey of course).
"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you - When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - You may know that your society is doomed."
-- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (1957)
|Michigan Libertarian Blast from the Past
Take a stroll down memory lane with this excerpt from one of the longest-running state Libertarian newsletters. Today, check out the July-August issue 1996. Click on this link for the full PDF version of this newsletter.
Former editor and LPM archivist Greg Stempfle has compiled the entire body of available Michigan Libertarian newsletters up on this page of the LPM Website.
|Feedback, Letters, Ads, Humor
The Johnson Factor
Via Robert Kraus, Director of LP National Operations
Thought this was a great opinion piece in today’s Columbus OH Dispatch:
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2012/07/21/libertarian-johnson-is-very-mainstream.html There are other good reasons you might want to be giving Johnson some thought.
- He’s the only candidate who will be on the ballot in all 50 states and Washington who shows no interest in bombing Iran.
He’s the only candidate willing to say out loud what they all know, that the war on drugs is a useless waste of money.
- And he’s the only candidate promising to cut the federal budget — not just slow its growth — in his first year in office.
Thanks And have a great weekend!
Robert S. Kraus - Dir of Operations
|Movie and Book Review Feature
The following review excerpts are courtesy LPM Webmaster Brian Wright's commentary and review site, The Coffee Coaster. [Reader submissions of reviews are also solicited for this Michigan Libertarian Movie and Book Review feature. -- ed.]
Faulkner story stark and simple _ 8/10
Tomorrow is one of those films we used to call art movies, with peanuts for a budget, black and white, written first for the stage, and receiving A1 reviews from the top critics in the country. And in the old days—well, when this movie was produced—I mostly would have had one word for such a movie: BOOORRRINGGG! But time and experience in life has a tendency to expand one’s appreciation of the little things, the basics. I cannot imagine a more fundamental movie than this one: from the gitgo, a flashback, Jackson Fentry (Robert Duvall) secures the most meager survival as caretaker of a sawmill in the middle of Rural Nowhere, Mississippi. [Full Review]
Max Perkins: Editor of Genius (1978)
A. Scott Berg
Having recently been overwhelmed by Woody Allen’s masterpiece of Francophilia, Midnight in Paris, I was excited to know more about the several leading authors brought to the center of the world stage there. Particularly, Ernest Hemingway, whom the actor Corey Stoll absolutely nails… well, at least in writer/director Allen’s eyes; as a man, I cannot help feeling a little surge of surrogate courage when the character talks so forthrightly yet kindly about love, bravery, honor, and death. [Come to think of it, Woody Allen's Play it Again, Sam offers a similar sendup of an inspiringly masculine and creative force in the cinematic community: Humphrey Bogart.] Sorry, this dalliance with hero-worship isn’t to the point. The point is reification of literature and grand world literary figures of the 1920s and 30s.
|Libertarian Party of Michigan Contacts
State Chair – Denee Rockman-Moon, email@example.com
Vice Chair – Larry Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Mary Buzuma, email@example.com
Treasurer – Kim Moore, firstname.lastname@example.orgWebmaster – Brian Wright - email@example.com
Political Director – Bill Gelineau – firstname.lastname@example.org
Libertarian Executive Committee At-large Directors:
Andrew Hall - email@example.com
Jim Fulner - firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Sharer - email@example.com
Keith Butkovich - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregory Creswell - email@example.com
Keith Edwards - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Gelineau - email@example.com
Shyler Engel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliate Contacts (counties served)
Calhoun County LP (Calhoun)
Jack Worsham, Chair, email@example.com Website: www.orgsites.com/mi/lp
Capital Area LP (Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Shiawassee)
Bob Broda, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org (contact Will White: email@example.com
Mary Buzuma, firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliate Contacts (counties served, continued)
LP of Livingston County (Livingston)
Pam Sanderson, Chair, Chair.LivingstonLP@gmail.com Website: http://www.livingstonlibertarians.us
Libertarians of Macomb County (Macomb)
Keith Edwards, Chair: email@example.com
Dan Flamand, Vice Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
LP of Oakland County (Oakland)
Jim Young, Chair email@example.com
LP of SW Michigan Berrien (Cass, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Branch, St. Joseph)
Daniel Grow, Acting Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lpswmich.org
Straits Libertarian Party (SLaP)
James Johnson, Chair, email@example.com
LP of Washtenaw County (Washtenaw)
Larry Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Also contact Paul Giuliano, email@example.com
LP of Wayne County (Wayne, Monroe)
Ray Warner, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
LP of West Michigan (Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa)
Larry Warner, Chair, email@example.com Website: www.lpwm.org
August 1 - LP of Washtenaw County Monthly Meeting -7 to 9 pm at Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor (In the Parkland Plaza west of Ann Arbor). The LP of Washtenaw County meets on the first Wednesday of every month. You can see more announcements and information regarding the LPWC at its new website, http://lpwc.wordpress.com, or its Facebook page—“like” us at Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County! Contact LPWC Chair, Larry Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 2 – Special LP Nominating Convention for vacant US Congress-Dist. 11 seat to be held at the Wayne County LP Monthly Meeting – 7 p.m. - Kiernans Steak House, 21931 Michigan Ave, Dearborn (at Monroe). Note that LPM members in the OLD 11th Congressional District may vote in the special election. Contact Denee Moon, email@example.com, or Ray Warner, 313-598-3666
August 2 – Livingston County LP Monthly Meeting - 7-8:30 pm. The Livingston County LP meets the first Thursday of each month at Cleary's Irish Pub, 117 E Grand River Ave, Howell 48843. Join them to discuss local and national news from a Libertarian perspective. Contact Pam Sanderson, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details
August 8 – Lake Shore Libertarians Meet the Candidates – 7 p.m. - Fricano’s Muskegon Lake, 1050 W Western, Muskegon. Free pizza at 7, candidate presentations at 7:30. Meet Libertarian candidates Mary Buzuma (2nd US Congressional District) and Nick Sundquist (91st District State House). For tickets contact Mary Buzuma at email@example.com or Nick Sundquist at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only a limited number of tickets are available so contact Mary or Nick soon.
August 9 - LP of South West Michigan – normally meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month in South Haven, St Joseph or Benton Harbor. Anyone interested in attending can contact Bill Bradley a week or so prior to the meeting date for the location: email@example.com, 269-637-4525.
August 13 – Capital Area LP Monthly Meeting – 7 pm at former LPM office, 2722 E Michigan Ave, Ste 22, Lansing (park and enter in back). Contact Will Tyler White, 517-349-3806, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 14 – LP of West Michigan Monthly Meeting – 6:30 pm. Join the LPWM on the second Tuesday of the month at Branns Restaurant on Leonard St. at US 131 in downtown Grand Rapids. Contact Nick Sundquist, Nicholas.email@example.com, 231-750-5468
August 15 – LP of Oakland County Meeting – 6:30 pm dinner, 7:30 meeting -The LP of Oakland County meets the third Wednesday of the month at Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile (2 blocks east of Greenfield), Berkley. Contact Jim Fulner, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 15 – Tri-City Libertarians – Meeting to Resurrect the Affiliate! – 7 pm, Main Street Tavern and Pizza, 310 S Main St., Frankenmuth, MI. Contact Denee Rockman-Moon, email@example.com.
August 15 - Libertarians of Macomb County Monthly Meeting - 6:30 for dinner, 7:30 business meeting, at Loon River Café, 34911 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights. All members of the Libertarian Party, their friends and family, and anyone interested in learning more about the LP are invited for good food and conversation on the third Wednesday of every month. Contact Keith Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 17-19 – Ypsilanti Heritage Festival – LP of Washtenaw County will have a booth. To volunteer, see the sign-up sheet here and contact Larry Johnson, email@example.com, with your preferred shift.
August 19 – Libertarian Executive Committee Meeting – 4 pm by telephone conference. Call 218-844-3366, access code#576532 (long distance charges may apply depending on your phone plan).The state executive committee meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. All LPM members may dial in to teleconferences or attend face-to-face meetings.
August 22 – Tri-City Libertarians – Meeting to Resurrect the Affiliate! (2nd location) – 7 pm, The Exit Restaurant, 9143 Birch Run Rd, Birch Run MI (off I-75 at the Birch Run exit). Contact Denee Rockman-Moon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 28 – LP of Calhoun County Monthly Meeting - Executive Committee, 7 p.m. Please contact Jack Worsham for location. (269) 963-2679, WORSHAM74@aol.com
September 5 - LP of Washtenaw County Monthly Meeting -7 to 9 pm at Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor (In the Parkland Plaza west of Ann Arbor). The LP of Washtenaw County meets on the first Wednesday of every month. You can see more announcements and information regarding the LPWC at its new website, http://lpwc.wordpress.com, or its Facebook page—“like” us at Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County! Contact LPWC Chair, Larry Johnson, email@example.com
September 6 – Wayne County LP Monthly Meeting – 7 p.m. - Kiernans Steak House, 21931 Michigan Ave, Dearborn (at Monroe). Contact Ray Warner, 313-598-3666
September 6 – Livingston County LP Monthly Meeting - 7-8:30 pm. The Livingston County LP meets the first Thursday of each month at Cleary's Irish Pub, 117 E Grand River Ave, Howell 48843. Join them to discuss local and national news from a Libertarian perspective. Contact Pam Sanderson, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details.
September 10 – Capital Area LP Monthly Meeting – 7 pm at former LPM office, 2722 E Michigan Ave, Ste 22, Lansing (park and enter in back). Contact Will Tyler White, 517-349-3806, email@example.com
September 11 – LP of West Michigan Monthly Meeting – 6:30 pm. Join the LPWM on the second Tuesday of the month at Branns Restaurant on Leonard St. at US 131 in downtown Grand Rapids. Contact Nick Sundquist, Nicholas.firstname.lastname@example.org, 231-750-5468
September 12 – Tri-City Libertarians Meeting – 7 pm, Main Street Tavern and Pizza, 310 S Main St., Frankenmuth, MI. Contact Denee Rockman-Moon, email@example.com.
September 13 - LP of South West Michigan – normally meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month in South Haven, St Joseph or Benton Harbor. Anyone interested in attending can contact Bill Bradley a week or so prior to the meeting date for the location: firstname.lastname@example.org, 269-637-4525.
September 16 – Libertarian Executive Committee Meeting – 4 pm. Face-to-face meeting, location TBD. Contact Denee Rockman-Moon, email@example.com.
September 19 – LP of Oakland County Meeting – 6:30 pm dinner, 7:30 meeting -The LP of Oakland County meets the third Wednesday of the month at Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile (2 blocks east of Greenfield), Berkley. Contact Jim Fulner, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 19 - Libertarians of Macomb County Monthly Meeting - 6:30 for dinner, 7:30 business meeting, at Loon River Café, 34911 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights. All members of the Libertarian Party, their friends and family, and anyone interested in learning more about the LP are invited for good food and conversation on the third Wednesday of every month. Contact Keith Edwards, email@example.com.
September 22 – Tri-City Libertarians Meeting (2nd location) – 7 pm, The Exit Restaurant, 9143 Birch Run Rd, Birch Run MI (off I-75 at the Birch Run exit). Contact Denee Rockman-Moon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 25 – LP of Calhoun County Monthly Meeting - Executive Committee, 7 p.m. Please contact Jack Worsham for location. (269) 963-2679, WORSHAM74@aol.com
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