April 2 – Gary Johnson & Judge Jim Gray speak at Hillsdale College. This event is free and open to the public.
6- 7:30 pm
Hillsdale College, Phillips Auditorium, 22 East Galloway Hillsdale, Michigan 49242
The 2012 LP Presidential ticket will appear at Hillsdale College as part of the Live Free Tour sponsored by the group OUR American Initiative.
3/28/2013 7:00 PM
3/28/2013 9:00 PM
The College Libertarians of WMU will host a special meeting featuring 2012 United States Senate candidate, Scotty Boman. The theme will be, "Liberty: A launch pad for next greatest generation."
Scotty is a WMU alumnus, and looks forward to inspiring more college students to embrace liberty.
The Kalamazoo affiliate is undergoing some changes, and will not be holding it's monthly meeting that night, so people in the region who are interested in the affiliate should attend this event instead. If you wish to get involved with the affiliate, and can't attend this meeting, contact Will Holden at: email@example.com
Since Sangren Hall is in the middle of campus (without a formal street number), directions to the parking lot from I-94 are posted here:
From I-94 West Bound.
- Take exit 75 for Oakland Dr 0.5 km
- Turn right onto Oakland Dr 4.2 km
- Turn left onto Howard St 1.7 km Turn right onto W Michigan Ave 0.2 km
- At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Rankin Ave 0.3 km
- Turn right onto Business Ct 0.2 km
- Take the 1st right onto Wilbur Ave 0.1 km
- Continue onto Gilkison Ave
Parking meter fees must be paid between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Meter fees are $1.50 per hour, and meters accept U.S. quarters only. since the event starts at 7:00 PM, only about $1.75 will be needed.
Other parking related information is here:
The President of the College Libertarians is:
Sangren Hall, Room #1910. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Tonight at 7PM there will be some special guests at the Wayne County Affiliate meeting:
- Former Stete Representative Leon Drolet
- Scott Tillman of the Liberty Initiative Fund
- and Canabis rights activist Tim Beck (Who was an organizer for Detroit's successful proposal M).
Kiernan's Steak House, 21931 Michigan Ave, Dearborn (at Monroe)
Libertarian Party of Michigan media relations director, Steve Mace will be on Traverse City's WMKT AM 1270 tomorrow (March 1st) from 4pm-5pm to discuss the Snyder tax increase and the lobby group behind it.
The interview will be hosted by radio/TV talk show host Greg Marshall.
Listen Live here:
This is a call-in show so listen for the number. It will probably be Studio Line:
Toll Free 1-866-371-1270
The Greg Marshall program is also broadcast on 106.3 FM WYPV in Cheboygan Michigan.
Final totals were official today. 7, 774 votes, the most successful write in presidential campaign in the history of michigan:
1,139,562 Votes for Gov. Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson breaks Ed Clark’s 1980 vote record of 921,128 votes for President of the United States
2012 Libertarian Presidential Ticket of Gov. Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray more than DOUBLED the 2008 vote total of Bob Barr and Wayne Root.
Top 3 States for Gov. Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray
New Mexico - 3.5% of the Vote
Montana – 2.9% of the Vote
Alaska – 2.5% of the Vote
The opposition parties have one more battle left. Yesterday, Free and Equal Elections Foundation announced that Gary Johnson and Jill Stein had captured the most votes from viewers after the first debate and will be moving onto the final head-to-head contest this Tuesday in Washington DC.
Johnson and Stein win, move onto DC
The format for the two-debate series allowed for viewers to vote online for 24 hours after the first debate to determine which two candidates move onto Tuesday's final debate in Washington DC. That debate will feature only the top two finishers in a 90-minute, one-on-one, head-to-head contest.
Debate organizers used a voting process called 'instant run-off voting' in which voters choose their first and second choices. In the end, the candidates from America's two largest opposition parties came away with the victory. The Libertarians' Johnson and the Greens' Stein will be moving onto the next round.
Post-debate vote results (from Free & Equal):
First Round Voting
Gary Johnson (L) - 26,187
Jill Stein (G) - 15,013
Rocky Anderson (J) - 3,938
Virgil Goode (C) - 2,698
Announcing the results yesterday, founder and Chair of Free and Equal, Christina Tobin remarked, "The voters have spoken, and we are pleased to announce that Gary Johnson and Jill Stein will advance to the second debate."
Final debate details
According to a statement from debate organizers, "The debate location will be at RT America's state of the art studio and facility. RT America will open its studio and offer a live, neutral feed via satellite to interested media. The moderator will be announced on Monday, October 29th."
Briefly, here are the specifics:
What: Final 2012 Presidential debate
Where: Washington DC
When: Monday, November 5. 9:00pm to 10:30pm EST.
Participants: Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) and Jill Stein (Green Party)
Sponsor: Free and Equal Elections Foundation
Televised: Debate will be televised on RT America. Additional outlets pending.
For more information, visit FreeAndEqual.org.
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Please join us this Saturday, October 27 for the "Liberty Flash Mob"
event. We will begin around 9AM. We will be happy to deliver
literature, flyers, and signs to anyone who would like to get
involved. Please contact one of the people listed below prior to
Saturday so we can arrange delivery. There are a couple of different ways to distribute information. One way is to place flyers in newspaper boxes (NOT mailboxes, this is illegal). You can go door-to-door or talk to your friends about this cause in hopes they too will get involved. You can place signs on street corners (public property) or get in touch with friends and family to see if they would like to get involved by supporting these candidates. Afterwards (around noon) please join us at the office of Nick Sundquist, 911 W. Laketon Ave., Muskegon, MI 49441 for hot dogs, donuts, cider etc.
Please feel free to invite friends and forward this email to anyone who might be interested. This will be a great time to get to know other liberty minded people.
In Liberty and Justice,
Michigan Libertarians are running out of legal options to get a presidential candidate on the state ballot after a federal judge this week denied their motion for an injunction.
They now have two appeals before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati - one to put former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson on and another to place Gary E. Johnson's name as a substitute.
Chicago. When the Democrats, Republicans and the few corporations that own America’s entire news industry tried to find a way to insure that the powers that be, stay the powers that be, they came up with the Commission on Presidential Debates. As a result, it’s been an entire generation – 20 years – since an independent or opposition party Presidential candidate was allowed to participate. Now, there’s a ‘free and equal’ debate where every Presidential candidate with a mathematical chance of winning is invited.
U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Put Gary Johnson on the Michigan Ballot
September 19th, 2012
On September 19, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to order the Michigan Secretary of State to either halt the ballot-printing process, or to put Gary Johnson on the ballot. The only presidential candidates who were ever put on the ballot by the U.S. Supreme Court just prior to an election have been George Wallace in 1968 and Eugene McCarthy in 1976. Also in 1980 Ohio asked the U.S. Supreme Court to remove John Anderson from the ballot, but the Court refused to do that.
It is possible the 6th circuit could still put him on, or at least, after the election, rule that his exclusion was unlawful. The state at this point even refuses to say if it will count his write-in votes. The state has been refusing to answer that question ever since Johnson filed as a write-in candidate on September 7.
The original Ballot Access News article with Comments and updates can be found here:
September 22 -Campaign for Liberty Hog & Lamb Roast featuring Libertarian VP candidate Judge Jim Gray - event noon to 2 am:
The Token Lounge
28949 Joy Rd
Per John Cruz:
The candidate time at the hog roast is from 1-5, then salsa dancing lessons from 5-7, then Judge Gray is speaking at 7pm. He is doing the one event, most likely hanging out and talking with people for a bit (on the schedule we have him until 8:00pm, but that´s subject to change), then back to the hotel and catching a 6:25am flight back home to California on Sunday morning.
[Not an LPM event, but may be of interest to LPM members]
I received news from more than one source that Renee Emry Wolfe (http://www.myspace.com/mihashbash/photos/36397153
) has died. For those of you who don't know Renee, she was an inspiration to us who worked to enact medicinal cannabis initiatives locally and statewide. She had multiple sclerosis and used medicinal cannabis to relieve her painful symptoms. RIP. -- Rich Birkett
Brighton, Mich.—Steve Mace, campaign manager for the Campaign to Elect James Lewis for State Representative (district 42, Livingston County) reports that Lewis’ invitation to the “all-candidates” debate has been withdrawn by event organizer Judith Scranton. http://electjameslewis.com/author/steve/
The debate which is being held at Cleary University’s Johnson Center on Sept. 25, is being sponsored by the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. Scranton, who previously held the 66th district seat (now district 42) that is currently held by incumbent Bill Rogers (R), is the Chamber’s debate organizer. Lewis is attempting to unseat Rogers in November.
Scranton, the former Republican state representative, notified Mace today via telephone that Lewis’ invitation to participate had been withdrawn. Scranton informed Mace that Lewis will not be included in the debate, despite a previous email confirmation from Scranton on September 1 that Lewis was to be included.
“We are stunned. We do not know why this decision was made. Are they looking to quiet a dissenting voice, or hamper a valid challenge? We just don’t know. It is a very sad day for Livingston County voters and for democracy in our state,” Mace said.
Mace called debates a vital part of the democratic process in this country. He says this intentional exclusion of Lewis, whose campaign has quickly been gaining momentum and wide support, is an example of the “private club mentality” of the two-party system.
“Defenders of the two-party system have to go out of their way to exclude and silence those who are not offering the same failed solutions to issues in order to keep an antiquated system relevant. Barring candidates who do not subscribe to the two-party system appears to be a clear attempt to mislead voters,” Mace said.
A lot of viewers may feel the Webmaster is showing favoritism to the James Lewis 42d district House campaign, with coverage of its activities on the LPM site. Not so. "If you send it I will post." The Lewis campaign is a real go getter, why not contact Steve Mace, the Lewis campaign manager to find out how to be a go-getter yourselves.
Steve Mace, Campaign Manager Lewis for House, email below.
|Will Tyler White|
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Lewis has wasted no time in earning the support and endorsements of local business owners, many of whom were one-time supporters of incumbent Bill Rogers (R-Brighton). Lewis’ endorsement list appears to be growing and growing fast.
“Endorsements have been rolling in over the past 48 hours” said Lewis campaign manager Steve Mace.
“We have little doubt that Rogers’ record of staying as minimally engaged as possible with local and area business owners and constituents will hurt him this fall. His ‘name-brand’ is only going to take him so far this time. The damage is done and the trust they placed in him has eroded,” Mace said.
Mace made reference to a meeting that occurred between Rogers and local and area tavern owners last October where his constituents raised concerns over state regulations that they feel are hurting their businesses and employees jobs. They asked Rogers to take their message to the House. Rogers advise to these local business owners to, “Hire a lobbyist.”
“Rogers has spent the past two terms proving he is a ‘party-first’ politician, and voters have taken note of that. He [Rogers] takes his orders from the speaker’s office [Jase Bolger (R-Marshall)], not the people and business owners of the 42nd district,” Mace says.
These are some of the many reasons that business owners are flocking to Lewis, a business owner himself.
One of these fellow business owners is Scott Rendell of Howell. Rendell, a long time GOP supporter, says he’s looking for a representative who will represent him and his community, not a party.
Rendell owns a small cleaning company and has been self-employed since 1983. He employs three to five employees at any point, depending on the time of year.
“State regulations and fees are getting out of control,” says Rendell. “The minute you start to get ahead, there’s Lansing finding new ways to take more from you,” Rendell says.
Rendell says he sees little difference between the state Democrats and Republicans anymore.
“I’m tired of the Democrats and Republicans putting their party first, and keeping us from getting ahead. They only pretend to care about us at election time. I won’t be voting for either of the main parties this time; I’ve had enough,” Rendell said.
Rendell was asked if he has reservations about voting for a third party.
“No, absolutely not: I’m more apprehensive about the two parties that have been running this state,” Rendell says.
As an example, Rendell cited the Livingston County GOP convention this year, which he attended. He spoke about approaching Representative Bill Rogers with a friend to ask about his positions and solutions on over-regulations.
“We asked him a fairly direct question. He [Rogers] completely ignored the question and started talking about Michigan needing to be a ‘P-20’ state (government mandated prenatal to age 20 education). We were pretty stunned. His answer had nothing to do with our question,” Continued Rendell.
“Instead of fixing what’s broken, they just want to extend the current failed system; that’s what they come up with in Lansing? Business owners ask for help, and this is what they come up with?” Rendell asks.
Mace is quick to point out the serious disconnect between the two parties and voters.
“Lansing often creates their own issues to give the appearance that they are doing something,” explains Mace. “All the while, the last people they want to hear from are their own individual constituents and their concerns. Bill Rogers is a part of that system. His base is turning away from that system and looking for solutions to their issues, not a party’s lip-service pet projects that do nothing and go nowhere.”
Mace says their campaign is elated but not surprised that so many local businesspeople are seeking something else. He says voters are ready for something new.
Unlike Lewis, Bill Rogers has yet to set up any form of campaign website or social media outlet online to engage voters who may have campaign issue questions.
Mace says, “Our ‘office’ doesn’t close. We want to hear from voters. We want to know what matters to people in the 42nd district… and if their questions or suggestions come to mind after the hours of 9-5, or on the weekend, they can send it in on the site, and we have someone to get back to them right away. That’s how it will continue to be after James is elected.”
We are looking to hold a table at the Midland County Fair the week of Aug 12-18; however it will be based all upon volunteers being able to take shifts to maintain the table. Please read Kim's email below as to the dates and times that are open. I would like to do this in 4hr increments if possible. If you are interested in a slot please email me back as soon as possible. I will give everyone until Thursday morning and then I will be on the prowl with the volunteers to fill the slots that we have not.
In 2010 the Tri-City area was one of the large affiliates in Michigan, and when the hands changed at the affiliate level so did the turn out to meetings. I believe that this would be a great opportunity to spread our message, get Gary Johnson information out, as well as candidate information.
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS STRONGLY, IF WE CAN NOT GET ENOUGH PEOPLE TO SET UP AND VOLUNTEER, WE WILL HAVE TO PASS ON ANOTHER EVENT.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME - DENEE ROCKMAN-MOON
Phonte: (810) 241-8561
7/13/12 - The Libertarian Party Candidate for the 8th Congressional district is joining with Republicans in opposing the federal Affordable Care Act. While Libertarians generally position themselves as distinctly different from both Democrats and Republicans, Dan Goebel of Genoa Township sides with the GOP when he says healthcare reform should be taken up at the state or local level, consistent with the Constitution’s 10th amendment. Goebel of Genoa Township was a licensed builder for 20 years with a background in mechanical engineering, who also worked as a high school teacher and auto mechanic. He feels healthcare is not a function of the federal government based on the U.S. Constitution and disagrees with the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold the act. Goebel says he would support a repeal of the legislation and feels the free market would do a better job than federal mandates, which he says do more harm than good to a healthcare system that is already broken. Goebel, who will be a guest this Sunday on WHMI’s Viewpoint at 8:30am, would also like to repeal laws against drug use, scale back the country’s military presence overseas and end legal tender laws, so that other forms of money such as silver & gold could be used for tax payments. (JM/JK)
Web Link: http://dangoebel2012.com/
It is with a heavy heart that I bring you sad news.
Christe Langdeau, a former LPOC member, 2010 Libertarian candidate for Macomb County Commissioner, and great libertarian activist passed away Monday night, July 9, 2012 as a result of complications related to a medical condition.
Christe first discovered libertarianism through the 2008 Ron Paul for President campaign, joined the Libertarian Party in 2009 and ran for office as a Libertarian in 2010. Christe will be remembered by her friends as a lover of freedom who always encouraged others to get out and do something. She did an excellent job of organizing activists to actually go up to the people they were trying to influence and talk to them, always being positive and non-confrontational.
Memorial Visitation Service for Christe Landgeau Will be held
Saturday July 14 from 4 to 6 pm
Girrbach Krasun Funeral Home
15748 Fort Street, S. of Eureka
For those of you that knew Christe I ask that you meditatively give of yourself what you can for the family. She was far too young.
Detroit, MI – Activist 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 which states:
“(3) The board of county election commissioners, not less than 10 days or more than 20 days after submission to it of a petition for the recall of an officer, shall meet and shall determine whether each reason for the recall stated in the petition is of sufficient clarity to enable the officer whose recall is sought and the electors to identify the course of conduct that is the basis for the recall. Failure of the board of county election commissioners to comply with this subsection shall constitute a determination that each reason for the recall stated in the petition is of sufficient clarity to enable the officer whose recall is being sought and the electors to identify the course of conduct that is the basis for the recall.”
Notarized certified letters containing the most recent language were signed for on June 11th, and Wayne County Election Chairman Milton L. Mack acknowledged receiving the language on June 14th in a letter written to the petitions sponsor, Scott Avery Boman. In the letter Mack wrote that, “…the Wayne County Election Commission will not accept petition language directed to a United State Senator.” According to Boman, Director of Elections Delphine Oden told him (by phone on June 22nd) this meant they would not be holding a clarity review hearing. Section 168.121 (United States senator; recall) reads: “Persons holding the office of United States senator are subject to recall by the qualified and registered electors of the state as provided in chapter 36 of this act.”
On May 1st the commission held a hearing to review the clarity of previous language and found the prior language to be unclear. 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.”
|Will Tyler White|
Please CALL OR EMAIL GOVERNOR SNYDER AND ASK HIM TO VETO IT ! Governor Snyder's contact page link: http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57827-267869--,00.html
Snyder has still not signed, and has indicated in a meeting with Detroit Baptist ministers that he "didn't want to sign a bill that would disenfranchise voters." Phone the governor's office at 517-373-3400.
Minor parties are being punished for major party shenanigans! The Democrats were the ones who pulled the fake Tea Party stunt!
Senate Bill 752: Ban “stealth conventions” by minor political parties
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on June 12, 2012, to require minor political parties to notify the Secretary of State of the date of any upcoming county caucus or state convention to nominate candidates. This would prohibit schemes like the “stealth convention” and candidate nominations organized by a fake “Tea Party” political party in 2010. The bill would also revise the procedures for absentee ballot counting boards.
See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No" at http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=618964
Other voter suppression bills that will help Republicans and hurt everyone else:
Senate Bill 754: Regulate “third-party voter registration organizations”
Passed 66 to 43 in the House on June 12, 2012, to require “third-party voter registration organizations” to register with the state, turn in late registrations within 24 hours, provide their “voter registration agents” with state approved instruction in proper procedures, and require their agents to sign a statement affirming receipt of this instruction. The bill would also require a person to show a photo identification when registering to vote.
See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No" at http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=618966
Senate Bill 803: Require voters to affirm citizenship
Passed 67 to 43 in the House on June 12, 2012, to require voters to affirm that they are a U.S. citizen when voting or applying for an absentee ballot.
See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No" at http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=618967
• HB 5061 of 2011
Elections; absent voters; photograph identification; require when obtaining an absentee ballot, require ballot tracker program to be used by local governments, and require secretary of state to develop information displays indicating that ballot coaching in residential care facilities is prohibited. Amends sec. 761 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.761) & adds secs. 38 & 764c.
Last Action: 6/13/2012 laid over one day under the rules
Will Tyler White
Libertarian Party of Michigan
Group proposes to NULLIFY Obamacare! Now that the Supremes have crushed Constitutional limits once again, one 'rightful remedy' per Thomas Jefferson is to focus energy on a state and local level to NULLIFY this--and every other--unconstitutional act. The Tenth Amendment Center has model legislation for your state. Ready to go right now. Press your state reps to introduce this bill today, or for the next legislative session. http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/legislation/federal-health-care-nullification-act/
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:
Denee Rockman-Moon, Libertarian Party of Michigan Chair, joins Doc to discuss Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson’s efforts to get on the ballot in Michigan after allegedly missing a deadline by minutes.
I am contacting you to extend a huge "Thank you", and to let you know that the LEC members are here to help with your Campaigns! For those that are running an active campaign, I understand what it takes to be successful having gone through this process with my husband Michael Moon when he ran for U.S. Congress in 2010.
If you are interesting in sending out a press release announcing your candidacy please send firstname.lastname@example.org
a BIO and we will get it out in the press for you, and also post on the www.mi.lp.org
site. If you are planning any events, please send those items to the following email and we can publish and advertise in the monthly newsletters: email@example.com
MICHIGAN CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Here are a few websites that list all the calendar of events for the state of Michigan:
These could be very help to help get your name out in the public/campaigning http://www.fairsandfun.com/michiganfairsandfun.html
This also has phone# to contact for participationhttp://www.mlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2011/04/2011-2012_calendar_of_michigan.htmlhttp://www.festivals.com/michigan.aspx
HERE IS INFORMATION ON A LIBERTARIAN VOLUNTEER THAT CONTACTED US LAST WEEK, HE OWNS A MARKETING SOLUTIONS COMPANY:
Critical Marketing Solutionswww.criticalmarketingsolutions.com
it has a listing of everything my company offers. One thing I can set up is merchant services accounts where people can donate to the party.
Thomas Troyer, President
Critical Marketing Solutions
Mobile Office: 517.755.6696
HERE IS A PRINTING COMPANY THAT I HAVE USED IN THE PAST WITH VERY REASONABLE PRICING, THEY DO YARD SIGNS, BANNERS, BUSINESS CARDS, FLYERS:
Thank you for your time, and please let me know if I can help in anyway!
Your friend in Liberty,
LANSING, MI - The Libertarian Party of Michigan said Monday it will sue the secretary of state to put its candidate on the presidential ballot, continuing a fight that could have bigger implications if the race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is razor-tight.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Embassy Suites Livonia/Novi
19525 Victor Parkway * Livonia, MI 48152 * (734) 462-6000
Don’t miss this opportunity to BECOME A CANDIDATE,
GET INVOLVED in the party and
see featured speaker ADAM KOKESH (Adam vs. The Man)
Registration Type Before May 2nd | After May 2nd
Full convention (includes lunch & banquet) $75 | $85
Convention + lunch $40 | $50
Convention only (NO meals) $25 | $35
This year's LibbyFest features three presidential candidates: former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, Bill Still, and Carl Person. You may still register on line, but only for the speaker fee. Meals may be purchased at the door on a first come first served basis.
Read about it at:
and register at:
The 'major' parties hold their presidential primary on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Running to be the Republican Party challenger to the Libertarian candidate in Michigan are Dr. Ron Paul, Mr. Rick Santorum, Mr. Mitt Romney, and Mr. Newt Gingrich. [How's that for not endorsing anyone? ;)]
We still need help for organizing the 2012 LPM Convention!
The next LPM Convention Committee conference call will be Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 7 p.m. If you know of anyone else that wants to help with the planning or even the day of the convention, please forward their contact info to me, ask them to contact me or join our next call. To join the call on February 8th, please dial (559) 546-1000, then use the Participant Access Code: 499838#.
It's up to your representative in Congress to stop the detention provision of S. 1867. If the House and President allow the bill to become law, the military could be ordered to arrest Americans.
Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle has said, "Now, in the latest National Defense Authorization Act, Congress is trying to give the president power to imprison Americans indefinitely, without charges or respect for habeas corpus, if he claims they are terrorists."
The House version is called H.R. 1540:
Here are some links:
The House Health Care Policy Committee will have a public meeting for taking testimony on the passage of SB 693, the creation of a Michigan Health Care Exchange mandated by "Obama Care" : Date: 1/19/2012 Time: 9:00 AM Place: 519 House Office Building, 124 N Capitol Ave Lansing, MI.
Here is a very informative Webpage from the Grassroots Activist, encouraging as many Libertarians and libertarians as possible to flood the public hearing in the House:
Chairwoman Haines strongly urges citizens to attend the public meeting. The consensus in the House currently is to wait until the Supreme Court rules however, Chairwomen Haines, the Committee and those who oppose SB 693 are under tremendous pressure from the Governor to rush the process. Chairwoman Haines needs to hear from YOU the citizen. We need to pack the Committee hearing room!
Confirmed senatorial candidates: Scotty Boman, Clark Durant, Gary Glenn, Randy Hekman, Peter Konetchy, Chuck Marino, and Rick Wilson.
The event is sponsored by five Tea Party groups: Rattle With Us, Lakes Area Tea Party, ReTake Our Gov, Brighton Tea Party, and the Tea Party Patriots of West Oakland County.
The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the event begins at 7:00 p.m. Matt Clark from WAAM 1600 will moderate.
A straw poll will be done at the end of the evening.
Location: Baker's Banquet Facility
Street: 2025 S. Milford Road
City/Town: Milford, MI 48380
[Not an LPM event, but may be of interest to LPM members]
Time: November 22, 2011 from 4pm to 5:30pm
Location: Detroit office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Street: 1600 E Warren Ave.
City/Town: Detroit, MI
Website or Map: http://www.meetup.com/ronpaul
Event Type: rally, /, protest
Organized By: Scotty Boman
Looking for liberty-leaning folks up in the Grand Blanc area who'd be willing to run as a Libertarian. With Rep. Paul Scott being recalled Tuesday, there will need to be a special election and a great opportunity to promote libertarian ideals in an election without a lot of other distractions going on.
Congressman Ron Paul will attend the Michigan GOP/CNBC Presidential Debate at Oakland University, Rochester, MI.
Fellow Ron Paul Supporters will gather together at the main entrance of Oakland University at University Drive and N. Squirrel Rd. in front of the Kresge Library to give Ron Paul a Hero’s Welcome to Michigan!
October 31 – National Membership Delegate Count Deadline – Michigan’s delegate allocation to the national Libertarian Party Presidential Nominating Convention will be based on how many active national members
we have on this date. Join the LP or renew your membership today! https://www.lp.org/membership
President Obama’s American Jobs Act Speech before Congress on 9/8/11. Sounds good if you don’t examine Obama’s proposals closely. The proposal has 1 Fatal Flaw: Small Business Creates the New Jobs, and Obama fails to provide any help or incentives to small business. Here are Obama’s proposals for creating jobs, followed by the reasons why his proposals won’t work:
The winner of the Big .50 For Liberty raffle is Mr. Matt Kassuba. 250 tickets were sold, reverting the prize to 50/50. Congratulations to Mr. Kassuba. Thank you to all who purchased tickets. Your participation is greatly appreciated and every penny helps us in the fight to preserve our liberties.
The Great Lakes Bay Libertarian Party is conducting the "Big .50 for Liberty Raffle". Winner will receive an Armalite AR50-A1 rifle, outfitted with a Leupold Mark 4 optic and a Prince bi-pod.
2500 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Winner need not be present to win. Those interested in purchasing tickets, may contact Jay Longtain at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (989) 573-0297.
Drawing will be held September 5th, 2011, 7:30pm at Damon's restaurant - Saginaw, MI. In the event 2500 tickets are not sold by the draw date, winner will receive cash value of 50% of total ticket sales. Winner must be at least 18 years of age and be able to legally possess firearms.
For complete press release link here:
The complete results were:
Scotty Boman 30
Gary Glenn 19
Clark Durant 6
Peter Konetchy 6
Jimmy Shiel 4
Randy Hekman 3
Rick Wilson 1
Pete Hoekstra 1
Debbie Stabenow and Chad Dewey received no votes.
[Not an LP event, but of general libertarian interest]
Michigan Campaign For Liberty
3rd Annual Liberty Festival
Honored Guest: Benny the Pig
Dear Michigan Friends of Liberty,
Unless you're a very privileged member of Congress, you might never get the chance to roast Ben Bernanke. But now the time is almost upon us. The 3rd Annual Liberty Festival to be held in Manchester, Michigan is on Saturday, August 27, 2011. Come out to enjoy Benny the Pig served on a platter, together with all the side effects.
More than just a hog roast, it's a festival! While getting your fill of a superbly inflationary meal and meandering around our secluded 15-acre location with fields and woods overlooking a beautiful pond, be sure to...
• Listen to the live bands playing blistering hot rock 'n' roll. Benny won't mind the distraction.
• Browse through vendors' tables offering information on gold & silver coins and a variety of other topics of interest to freedom-loving people. Benny's competition, that is.
• Michigan Senate Straw Poll.
• No need to drive home, feel free to pitch a tent in the open area with family and friends. Make your own little housing bubble. Limited spots available so please indicate camping when purchasing your ticket.
• Put your kids or yourself on the hay ride. No baleouts.
• Enjoy great conversation with your fellow human beings! Warning: This activity is not centrally planned.
Tell your friends, your family, your neighbors, except for those who hate their freedom.
Click here to get your tickets now -- only $10 per person and children are free!
7727 Sharon Hollow Road
Manchester, Michigan 48158
Saturday, August 27, 2011
12 Noon Until ??
Michigan State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty
It’s that time of the year again when the LPWC represents your local Libertarian Party affiliate and your libertarian ideals with a booth at the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival from Friday, August 19th to Sunday, August 21st! You can help us by volunteering to staff the booth… this could include setting up, passing out literature, selling t-shirts, chatting about politics, or taking down in the evening.
You can see our Volunteer Schedule here, http://lpwc.wordpress.com/heritage-fest/
, and you can sign up for any of the time slots by clicking the “Sign Up Now!” link on the website and specifying how you’d like to help or by emailing the Chair, Paul Giuliano (email@example.com
), with your volunteering plans.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Please disregard the meeting location listed in the July Newsletter.
The LPWM will be having a meeting the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Due to the unexpected closing of Perkins they will be having the meeting at Brann's Steakhouse & Grille. 401 Leonard Street NW. Grand Rapids, MI 49504 till further notice.
It's that time of the year again when the LP of Washtenaw County represents your local Libertarian Party affiliate and your libertarian ideals with a booth at the Ann Arbor Art Fair from Wednesday, July 20th to Saturday, July 23rd! You can help us by volunteering to staff the booth... this could include setting up, passing out literature, selling t-shirts, chatting about politics, or taking down in the evening.
You can see our Volunteer Schedule here, http://lpwc.wordpress.com/art-fair/
, and you can sign up for any of the 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm, 4pm-7pm, or 7pm-9pm slots by either 1) replying to me via this email or 2) clicking the "Sign Up Now!" link on the website and specifying how you'd like to help!
Thank you for all of your hard work and we hope to see you at the booth (near Seva) soon! (And please let me know if you have any questions.)
The LPWM will be having a meeting Tuesday night at 6:30 PM. Due to the unexpected closing of Perkins they will be having the meeting at Brann's restaurant on 28th street, just down the street (to the East) from Perkins. They will then determine where to hold meetings in the future. The LPWM has several events coming up in the next few months, please join them to find out more.
WASHINGTON - John Hospers, the Libertarian Party's first presidential nominee in 1972, died on June 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 93.
Full story here:
Hospers became the Libertarian Party's first nominee for U.S. President at its first national convention in Colorado on June 18, 1972. Hospers and his running mate, Tonie Nathan (1st woman to receive an electoral vote), each received one electoral vote in the 1972 election from Roger MacBride, a renegade elector in Virginia.
Hospers was a professor of philosophy at several universities, including the University of Southern California.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian died last Friday June 3rd.
In 1993, he was given the “Freedom Fighter of 1993” award by the LPM. His late sister, Margo, accepted the award on his behalf. This award began the annual tradition that came to be called the “Defender of Liberty Awards.” Kevorkian also provided end of life services for a sister of Libertarian author and activist Mary Ruwart.
A public memorial service will be held in his honor at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, MI at 9:30 AM this Friday June 10th:
Nathan Allen of Commerce Towship has died from cancer. Nathan was a vital member of the Libertarian Party of Michigan, helping in many campaigns and always a source of hard work and enthusiasm. We will post more details as we receive them:
Visitation: 3PM to 8PM Thursday, May 26
Donelson Johns And Evans Funeral Home Inc.
5391 Highland Road (M-59)
Waterford, MI 48327
Phone Number: (248) 673-1213
Service: Friday at 11AM
Our deepest condolences to friends and family.
Nathan Allen of Commerce Towship has died from cancer on Sunday May 22nd. Nathan was a vital member of the Libertarian Party of Michigan, helping in many campaigns and always a source of hard work and enthusiasm. Our deepest condolences to friends and family.
Resolution adopted in Convention, April 30, 2011
Whereas, Nathan Allen has been a valuable member of the Libertarian Party since June 2000 helping build the party in Michigan for over a decade;
Whereas, Nathan Allen has served with distinction as the State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Michigan, as Chair of the Oakland County Libertarian Party, as state convention chairman, as a national convention delegate from Michigan, as campaign manager of numerous candidate campaigns, and as a candidate for the Libertarian Party five times;
Whereas, Nathan Allen has approached each Libertarian Party effort with professionalism, enthusiasm, principle, and tact;
Resolved, That the Libertarian Party of Michigan honors and expresses its gratitude to Nathan Allen for all he has done in behalf of liberty in Michigan and for the Libertarian Party.
The certificate was delivered to his wife Barbara by Emily Salvette former chair.
At the time this resolution was adopted, Nathan was under hospice care at his home in Commerce Twp. For flowers or words of encouragement, use address: Barbara Allen, 1712 Point St, Commerce Twp 48382.
The Great Lakes Bay Region affiliate of the Michigan Libertarian party has elected J. Longtain (firstname.lastname@example.org
) to succeed Al Chia Jr. as Chair. We thank Mr. Chia for his service to our organization. We look forward to strong affiliate growth in the coming year.
Let's use the next few weeks to identify friends and other kindred spirits to come to the LPM convention this year. The main events will take place on April 30, 2011-with possible expanded fun on Friday and/or Sunday.
Visit our Convention page for more information:
New members must join by March 30th to be convention delegates.
Atlas Shrugged (pt. 1)
based on the Novel by Ayn Rand
is now playing at several Michigan locations:
This is not an LPM event, but may be of interest to some of our members.
2012 Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Comes to Speak!
March 31 at 5:30pm
Location: S. Kedzie Rm. 107
Michigan State University, E. Lansing
Free. All Libertarian Party of Michigan activists are invited to discuss leadership, strategies, and the future of the Libertarian Party of Michigan. Contact Emily Salvette email@example.com
LPM Leadership and Strategy Meeting
1 - 4 pm
Hampton Inn Lansing
525 N Canal Rd
(off I-96 at Saginaw).
For 2010 Liberty Activists
Defender of Liberty Awards to be presented at the LibertyFest Banquet in 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
@ Holiday Inn Gateway Center
5353 Gateway Centre, Flint, MI 6 p.m.to 10 p.m.
Social time with cash bar: 6 - 7 p.m. Plated dinner: 7 p.m. Libby Awards: 7:45 - 8:30 Speaker: 8:45
Guest Speaker: Charles Earl
Communications Director LP of Ohio
Former State Representative for Ohio
$50 basic level (Offer extended to January 28th)
$70 sponsor level (name appears in program)
$95 Friend of Liberty level (name appears in program, reserved preferred seating, and free drink
Reservations by phone 1-888-FreeNow (mention LibertyFest reservations)
The registration deadline for the LibertyFest Banquet has been extended to January 28th. Register here:
2010 Defender of Liberty Awards will be presented at this February 5, 2011 event.
Detroit Opt Out Day has recieved a lot of media coverage, but volunteers are still needed to print flyers and pass out lit.
Visit the Meetup here for details:
[This is not an official LPM event but it may be of interest to Libertarians]
LPM ballot access retained in Michigan for next 2 years.
Scotty Boman's vote total for Secretary of State earned the LP ballot position #3 (moving up from #5) for the next 4 years.
Balance of power in 1 state rep district: 39 (Oakland County - Nathan Allen)
Andy LeCureaux received 7.5% in his 3-way race for Oakland County Commission (25)
Emily Salvette received 21% in her 2-way race for Ann Arbor City Council
Robert Hornbrook received 18.3% in his 2-way race for Ionia County Commission (6)
Jay Longtain received 14% in his 2-way race for State Rep (98)
Come out and party with some fellow West Michigan Libertarians as we watch the numbers come in. The gathering will be at the University Club in the Fifth Third building,111 Lyon Street, N.W., Grand Rapids.
When parking in the Fifth Third parking lot, no payment is required if you tell the attendant you are attending the LP Election Night Party hosted by Bill Hall at the University Club.
After entering the Fifth Third building, take the elevator to the basement level and follow the LP signs to the athletic club dining room.
Lansing Area: Will White, 517-349-3806
Oakland County: Adam Goodman, 248-765-3213
Everyone is invited to the
Travelers Club Restaurant in Okemos
2138 Hamilton at the corner of Okemos Road, for historic
Election Night coverage from 9 p.m. until ?
this TUESDAY, 11-2-10
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FIRST!
See how quickly Virg the Angry Mayor concedes to Rick the Nerd!
Be entertained by other "insightful" news reports!
Surprising outcomes! Spinning! Pathos and Posturing!
Prognostications and Pronouncements!
Will the D's lose the House to the R's?
Will Massachussettes slash taxes?
Will cannabis be legalized in California?
Live feeds from fumbling propagandists! Oh the humanity!
See you then -- refreshments are available and some snacks will be provided
Will Tyler White, CALP treasurer, 349-3806
When: Tuesday, Nov. 2; 7-11 pm
Where: Adam Goodman's house
Royal Oak MI 48073
Please bring food to share
Also post that we won't have regular monthly meetings in November & December.
[I now also have new information for the LPOC holiday party to add to the LPM calendar:
Libertarian Party of Oakland County holiday party
When: Saturday, Dec. 11; 7-11pm
Where: home of Dianne & Randy Szabla
32034 W. 13 Mile
Farmington Hills MI 48334
west of Orchard Lake Road
BYOB. Please bring food to share.
|Will Tyler White|
MSCL and MSU YAL Host:
The Most Dangerous Politican in America (Gary Johnson)
[He's a Republican, but of strong libertarian ilk.]
Friday, October 29 at 7:00pm
Location: South Kedzie Room 107
Interviews with some Libertarian candidates are scheduled to air on HOMTV and CAMTV (Meridian Twp, Okemos, and Haslett) this week. They can be streamed live at www.homtv.net
The Scotty Boman interview is scheduled to air on HOMTV and CAMTV (Meridian Twp, Okemos, and Haslett) on Saturday, 10/9 at 11:30 am and 10:00 pm and it can be streamed live at www.homtv.net
Then beginning next week, all HOMTV and CAMTV election programs should also be available to stream on demand.
Scotty Boman gets mention in Chicago Tribune:
Scotty Boman was the guest on the WHFR (89.3 FM) program, "The New WHFR Journal" at 1:00 PM on Friday September 17th. If you missed it, you can still listen to the podcast at:
Scotty Boman will be a guest on WCAR 1090 AM Radio at 4:00 PM on Friday September 10th.
September 5 and 6 - March on the Mack Liberty Rally and Bridge Walk. Rally on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 5-8:30 pm at Mackinaw Crossings Pavilion, 248 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City 49701. Several of our candidates will be vetted at the rally and the Libertarian Party will have a table-stop by and see us! Do the Mackinac Bridge Walk the next morning with fellow patriots between 7-11 am. See www.marchonthemack.com
Contact Dan Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
(This event is not sponsored by the LPM but may be of interest to members.)
To all Libertarians of West Michigan, Libertarians of Michigan and all fellow Patriots. [see for arrangements, too] I regret to announce that Debbie Hemstreet contacted me early this morning to inform me of the passing of her husband Rich.
Those of us who knew him were inspired by him. As a human being, Rich was kind, thoughtful and sincere. As a Libertarian, Rich was passionate and patriotic when it came to the ideals of what he believed to be the intent of our Founding Fathers and how the government was to be under control of "We the people".
For those of you who did not get to personally know Rich. He was the Libertarian candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District until Thursday of this past week when Jay Gillotte was unanimously voted in by the LPWM LEC/Board and ratified at the state level to replace Rich at Debbie's request.
Debbie informed me that at 2:55 this morning, Rich "went to be with his savior".
I was both saddened at her loss and the loss of Rich to his family, while at the same time encouraged by Debbie's resolve and realization that Rich has lived a truly inspirational life, and is now in a better place for having lived life the way that he did. With love, compassion and caring for his fellow man and a steadfast faith in his ideological and moral beliefs.
Debbie has already mentioned that their will not be an open cask viewing, however, they are tentatively considering having a closed casket service with refreshments and fellowship to be followed by a graveside service on Thursday. However, this has not been confirmed and she will know something most likely later today.
On a personal note, I can say having spoken with Rich so many times while also having seen him and his family in the hospital, that he was an amazing man. My wife and I are better people for having known him and I am confident that all who did get to speak with him and Debbie would agree that our lives were made better and that he was a true Patriot in every sense of the word.
As I find out more infromation, I will inform all. In the meantime, I encourage you (if you have not already) to read Debbie's blog and if you feel it appropriate, to leave a message for her on her blog regarding Rich. Thank you for your compassion to Debbie and to Rich's family at this difficult time. http://www.hope-challenged.com/?cat=107
With great sadness and in liberty,
Vice Chair LPM
P.S. Please announce this to as many affiliate members as you can.
Arrangements as of 8/17 p.m.
To those wondering: The committal service (funeral) will be held Thursday, August 19, 12:30 pm, at Grand Valley Baptist Church (http://www.grandvalleybaptistchurch.com/
In lieu of flowers, please send checks to Baptist Mid Missions, POB 308011, Cleveland, OH 44130, clearly marked for the mission work of John Dannenberg. You can also give an envelope at the visitation tonight or service on Thursday. The church will then take the gifts and combine them to give to Baptist Mid Missions. Thank you.
With regret, LPM State Chair Emily Salvette today called a special meeting of West Michigan LP's executive officers to nominate another candidate for the 2nd US Congressional race. The current LP candidate, Rich Hemstreet, suffered a debilitating stroke in late July that has left him incapacitated. See an account here: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/newsnow/x272790368/2nd-District-candidate-Rich-Hemstreet-suffers-stroke
This week, in consultation with Rich's wife, Debbie, it was decided that the best course of action would be to replace him with another Libertarian for the office. An announcement of the replacement candidate will appear soon.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rich and his family. Rich was a highly motivated candidate who earned endorsements and sought a larger arena for the Libertarian message in which he believed so strongly. He will be truly missed as our candidate and we hope for a positive outcome to the challenge he and his family face.
Bill Hall, Political Director for the Libertarian Party of Michigan, will be a Primary Election day guest on a web cast for Channel 4 in Detroit (NBC affiliate). The web cast at www.clickondetroit.com
will air from approximately 11-11:30 am. Hall, a Grand Rapids attorney, has been a Libertarian Party member for over 30 years. He has served as an LP national committeeman and General Counsel to the Libertarian National Committee. He will be discussing minor party politics and Libertarian Party campaigns in Michigan with Channel 4 reporter Jamie Kaye Walters.
Liberty-Candidates.org has endorsed Rich Hemstreet for Congress in Michigan's 2nd District. With candidates like Rich Hemstreet serving the people at the federal level there is real hope for change in America. Each Liberty-Candidates.Org endorsed candidate champions a return to Constitutional governance in the United States.
Per the Rockford Squire:
Libertarian candidate Rogers announces election bid
Asserting an unwavering commitment to the residents of Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, James Rogers has formally announced his bid for election to the 3rd Congressional District of Michigan for the U.S. House of Representatives....
His new proposal would legalize marijuana in Detroit.
The Libertarian Party is fielding 83 candidates for office on Michigan's November 2, 2010 ballot. This is a 46% increase over the number of candidates it placed on the 2006 ballot.
The party nominated its candidates in caucus on Saturday, May 22 in Okemos, and the paper work was filed today with county clerks all across Michigan and the state Elections Bureau in Lansing. The Libertarians will field candidates for Governor, Secretary of State and all other statewide seats and Congressional seats, 15 state Senate seats, 29 state Representative seats, and many county and local offices.
Bill Hall of Rockford, the Party's Michigan political director, says that "Libertarian candidates this year have pledged to work to make our government fair, open and honest. Unfortunately, these are principles most Republican and Democratic politicians abandoned long ago."
The Libertarian Party (www.lp.org
), founded in 1971, is the third-largest political party in America. It is the only political party consistently calling for smaller government, lower taxes, and individual rights.
The May 11 filing deadline and May 14 withdrawal deadline have come and gone for the major party primaries. And this year, four Michigan State Representative districts will only have one major party candidate on the ballot, a Republican: District 58 (Hillsdale and Branch Counties); District 90 (southern Ottawa County, west of Grand Rapids); District 98 (near Midland); and District 104 (Grand Traverse and Kalkaska Counties).
Jay Longtain is seeking the Libertarian Party nomination in District 98, so that is covered. The Libertarian Party of West Michigan has been working hard to fill the District 90 and 104 slots and is optimistic it may have those filled. Does anyone know a good libertarian in District 58 who might run? This is a golden opportunity to be THE opposition to the Republican bail out agenda. Contact LPM Political Director Bill Hall at email@example.com or 616-460-9516.
Tim Beck (2008 LPM candidate for State Rep.). Recieved exclusive coverage in the May 6th Detroit Free Press for putting Marijuana legaliztion on Detroits ballot:
Detroiters may vote on legal marijuana, proposal heads for ballot
Crusader for pot reform is no stereotypical stoner
BAN THREATENS FREEDOM: Drivers will become targets for police
Friends: FYI, we have a serious contested race for the LP nomination in the 3rd Congressional District. It appears we may also have a contested race in the 12th CD, and possibly the 4th CD (though we are trying to shift one of those candidates to a State Senate District). I also expect at least one, and possibly two potential Governor candidates other than Ken Proctor to show up at the convention to seek our nomination.
I understand that last night the LPWM had a "candidate paperwork night" to sign up candidates and ended up with a packed house, adding several candidate prospects beyond the 21 identified at the LPWM convention last month.
The Tri-City Libertarians announced on their Facebook page that they nominated 7 candidates earlier this week (so far, compared to zero 2 years ago).
Should make for an interesting state convention on May 22.
Now is the time to push to sign up as many good libertarian candidates as possible. Don't forget to contact libertarians in your area who have run as candidates in past elections, even if you haven't seen them at a meeting recently. Don't assume (as in many past years we have assumed) that all prospective candidates will just show up at the state convention on May 22 and sign up. Be proactive, get paperwork signed now, and bring it to the state convention. Remember, next Tuesday May 11 is the major party primary filing deadline (withdrawal permitted until May 14), and you will have the opportunity to identify races lacking one or both major party candidates in the November general election.
I will be sending out reminders and links to the necessary paperwork to all prospective candidates. We have 10 volunteers who are currently following up with phone calls to about 110 people who have expressed an interest in running this year, with the hope of finishing all those phone calls by this coming Saturday, May 8.
More than 40 prospective Libertarian Party candidates turned out for the Candidate Training Seminar in Brighton, Michigan on the afternoon of Saturday, April 17. Political Director Bill Hall welcomed the enthusiastic crowd and gave a presentation on Campaign Basics, including assembling the campaign team, researching the district and issues, preparing a campaign plan and campaign outreach and other activities.
Full link with pictures:
[Disclaimer: Not an LPM-sponsored event, but we expect it to be of interest to most Michigan Libertarians.]
From the desk of
Tea Party “Rally Call” video ready for your use
As April 15 approaches and thousands of tea party activists are planning events around the country, The Heartland Institute has produced a stunning and inspiriting three-minute video that I think you will find valuable to post on your Web site and send to your allies.
Produced by Heartland New Media Specialist Zack Christenson, “Rally Call” incorporates historical still images and contemporary video backed by a stirring music accompaniment. The video skillfully makes the connection between the courage and ideals of the founders of the United States with the reinvigorated determination of today’s tea party activists to take back their nation and their government.
Zack created the video to stir your patriotism, and I think he succeeds admirably.
You also will find a button to access the code to embed the video on your site.
You also may want to check out Heartland’s Tea Party Tool Box, where you can find a list of publications and other printed material suitable for distributing at tea party events. Heartland is eager to help and will make these materials available to you free of charge. Just let us know what you want and what quantity.
Thanks, and good luck in your efforts.
The Heartland Institute
19 South LaSalle Street #903
Chicago, IL 60603
[Disclaimer: Not an LPM-sponsored event, but we expect it to be of interest to most Michigan Libertarians.]
Sunday, April 11th at 10:00 am
CIVIC CENTER PARK & HISTORICAL VILLAGE
40700 Romeo Plank Rd
Clinton Township, MI
Tonight (April 8th) 11 PM. Fox Business Network:
Re-airs Saturday at 7pm and 11pm ET,
Sunday at 10pm ET and
Tuesday at Midnight ET.
LPM Chair, Emily Salvette, was quoted in the Detroit News:
The article, Wary Michigan residents say census treads on privacy by Jennifer Chambers was on the front page of the March 26th issue.
Pat Clawson has used his investigative skills to save Michigan Taxpayers Millions of dollars.
Articles on the same story:
Clawson was a guest speaker at the 2009 LPM Convention. The topic of his speach was: "Getting Positive Press."
Join former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson on February 25, 2010 for a discussion of the economy and freedom issues, as we continue working to reclaim our Republic and restore our Constitution. [Disclaimer: Not an LPM-sponsored event, but we expect it to be of interest to most Michigan Libertarians.]
Johnson--A passionate defender of limited government and individual liberty, Johnson was the first governor of New Mexico elected to a second term. After being term-limited from running for a third term, Johnson continued to fight for sensible drug policy as a board member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Johnson is also a triathelete and Mt. Everest laureate.-- will appear at the Kellogg Center at Michigan State University, from 4:30—5:30pm.
This event is sponsored by Students for a Free Economy (http://michigansfe.org/
). Directions to the Kellogg Center are as follows:
The event will take place at the Kellogg Center, located at 55 South Harrison Avenue in East Lansing.
From Dublin Square: Turn right on Abbott Road toward the MSU campus. Make a right on Grand River Ave and a quick left onto Michigan Ave. Turn left on S. Harrison Road. The Kellogg Center will be the on the left, just past the hotel.
From Detroit: Take I-96 toward Lansing to 496/127 North. Stay with 127 when it splits off with 496. Take exit 77 on route 127 to eastbound E. Kalamazoo Street, toward campus. Make a left on S. Harrison Road. The Kellogg Center will be on the right.
From Grand Rapids: Take I-96 toward Lansing, exit onto eastbound (North) I-69 at the junction. Take I-69 to 127 South. Take exit 77 on route 127 to eastbound E. Kalamazoo Street, toward campus. Make a left on S. Harrison Road. The Kellogg Center will be on the right.
From Southwest: Take I-94 if needed to I-69 North. Follow I-69 to 127 South. Take exit 77 on route 127 to eastbound E. Kalamazoo Street, toward campus. Make a left on S. Harrison Road. The Kellogg Center will be on the right.
From Northeast: Take I-69 toward Lansing. Take exit 94 to "business I-69" a.k.a. Saginaw Highway. Take Saginaw Highway into town, making a left on N. Harrison Rd. The Kellogg Center will be on the left, just past Michigan Ave.
Convention to be held at normal meeting place, Sila's in Berkley, at 7:30 p.m., after normal county meeting. Regular meeting in February (2/10: 6:30: Sila's), candidates please atttend.
Finally, we would like to add a note inviting Michgian Libertarian interested in re-writing a section of the Michigan Constitution contact Nathan Allen. firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions let me know, contact info below.
"Restore the constitution, join the Libertarian Revolution"