By Emily Salvette, LPM Fall Convention Chair
The Libertarian Party of Michigan Fall State Convention is on Saturday, August 25, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Wyndham Garden – Detroit Metro Airport, 9191 Wickham Rd, Romulus.
Registration and credentialing begin at 10 a.m. Voting delegates to the convention must have joined the LPM no later than July 26 and will be elected by their affiliate or regional caucus during the period from August 14-18. Check with your local affiliate for the date, time and place of your local caucus. If your county doesn’t have an organized affiliate, then contact Credentials Chair Larry Johnson at email@example.com.
The convention will be called to order at 11 a.m. when delegates will consider amendments to the LPM Platform. James Weeks is the Platform Committee Chair—contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggested changes for consideration.
At the afternoon business session delegates will nominate certain state-wide candidates, including our candidates for Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, educational boards and Michigan Supreme Court, hear officer reports, and consider resolutions and other business.
Lunch will be a deli-board sandwich buffet. The price increases from $25 to $35 on August 1 and the deadline for lunch reservations is August 14—after that tickets are on an as-available basis—so register today. The lunch program will be Campaign Kick-Off 2018 featuring our newly-selected Libertarian Party nominee for Governor from the August 7 primary and unveiling of The Libertarian Promise to Michigan.
Vendors will be there offering information, Libertarian wares and campaign materials. Confirmed so far are the Mises Caucus, Tyler Palmer for State House-Dist. 93, Brian Ellison for Congress-Dist. 8, the, LP Audacious Caucus, the Huron-Raisin LP, and the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol. Tables are still available at $30 or $60 (prices rise to $40 or $80 on August 10). Reserve your table on the convention registration page.
It costs nothing to attend the business sessions of this convention. To keep costs low, there will not be an evening banquet, and we will email packets to those who register in advance to reduce copying costs. We’re asking for a suggested donation of $20 to help offset the cost of renting the hotel ballroom.
Please register today at michiganlp.org. [Registration link is https://michiganlp.org/take-part-history-fall-state-convention-aug-25/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&id=36&reset=1] Even if you are not buying lunch or making a donation, please register so we can email your meeting packet to you.
LPM Fall Convention Chair