News Briefs & Announcements

News Briefs & Announcements

Libertarian Party of Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark bestows an honorary life membership upon Libertarian Party of Michigan Founding member Dr. James Hudler, at the 2018 LNC Convention. Photo by Greg Stempfle.

Libertarian Party of Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark bestows an honorary life membership upon Libertarian Party of Michigan Founding member Dr. James Hudler, at the 2018 LNC Convention. Photo by Greg Stempfle.

Link to the July Michigan Libertarian

Libertarian Gubernatorial Debate scheduled for Wednesday, July 11th

Libertarians John Tatar (Left) & Bill Gelineau (Right).

Libertarians John Tatar (Left) & Bill Gelineau (Right).

Grand Rapids, MI -Another Debate has been scheduled between the Libertarian Party of Michigan gubernatorial candidates.  The moderator will be Rick Albin, political reporter for WOOD TV 8 in Grand Rapids.  We are doing all we can to drum up media coverage and attendees.  Please alert all of your local news broadcasters and news publications about this event, and make an effort to attend this professionally-staged debate. Free parking is available in the GVSU lot.

Wednesday, July  11th at 7 PM – 9 PM
GVSU Seidman College of Business Management Department
50 Front Ave SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Hosted by Libertarian Party of West Michigan


James Weeks II Selected as Chair of LPM Platform Committee

By Greg Stempfle

Kalamazoo, MI – At their Sunday June 3 meeting in Kalamazoo, the Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee (LEC), selected James Weeks II to chair of the 2018 Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) Platform Committee.  Weeks, who serves as chairman of the Libertarian Party of Livingston County, previously chaired the Committee in 2015.

James Weeks II at a free speech protest.

James Weeks II at a free speech protest.

If you would like to serve on the Platform Committee or have any suggested amendments to the LPM platform please message James Weeks II or email him at j.weeks@riseup.net.

Delegates to the August 25th LPM State Convention in Romulus will vote on the proposed changes. The current platform of the LPM can be found here:

https://michiganlp.org/platform/


LPOC Holds Outreach Booth at Ferndale Pride

By Ben Carr

Libertarian Party of Oakland County members at Ferndale Pride Fest.

Libertarian Party of Oakland County members at Ferndale Pride Fest.

Ferndale, MI – The Libertarian Party of Oakland County had a very successful outreach event at Ferndale Pride.  Interaction was highly positive and we found many potential Libertarians through the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. The booth was run by the Chair, Gregory Stempfle.  He was assisted by Vice-Chair, Ben Carr, as well as Anthony Croff, Jeff Wood, Drew Frydrych, and Mike Saliba. While not in attendance, Lisa Lane Gioia, Jeff Pittel, Tony Piccoli, and Scott A Boman, all contributed items for the event. Our thanks to all the members of the LPM who helped make our event a success.

 


Straights Area Libertarian Party Modifies Date To Fulfill State Legal Requirements

Cheboygan , MI – The Straights Area Libertarian Party (SALP) will have its Affiliate Convention on Saturday 8/18 at 3:00 PM, Great Lakes Grill at 817 E State St. Cheboygan, MI 49721. For Updates visit:  www.fb.com/StraitsAreaLP


James Hudler Awarded Honorary Life Membership In New Orleans

Jim Hudler (Left) & Greg Stempfle (Right) at "That Libertarian" Convention in New Orleans. Photo be Greg Stempfle.

Jim Hudler (Left) & Greg Stempfle (Right) at “That Libertarian” Convention in New Orleans. Photo be Greg Stempfle.

New Orleans, LA – On July third, the 2018 National Libertarian Party Convention delegates unanimously voted to award founding Libertarian Party of Michigan member, Dr. James “Jim” Hudler an honorary life membership in the national Libertarian Party.   The motion was initiated by Michigan’s Political Director, Greg Stempfle.


Our America Initiative Mobilizes To Stop The Duopoly

By Scotty Boman, OAI Michigan Director

Our America Initiative’s latest project  is directed to stopping the duopoly.

Stop The Duopoly Facebook Profile Pic

Stop The Duopoly Facebook Profile Picture being used by Our America Initiative to promote this project.

This terminology requires no translation to people involved in alternative party politics, but it refers to the exceptional dominance of the Democratic and Republican parties in this nation’s political landscape.

If you encounter abusive, biased or obstructionist actions to shut out candidates of alternative parties, such as the Libertarian party, register a complaint here.  To support this effort, one can contribute here, or promote the Stop The Duopoly Money Bomb.


Michigan Libertarian News Makers (May & June 2018)

Title Media Date
Skubick: Longshot candidates stay on the campaign trail WLNS – TV6 26-Jun-2018
Two Michigan Libertarian governor candidates walk into a bar… Bridge Magazine 15-Jun-2018
Redford’s Tatar Making Bid For Governor’s Office As Libertarian The Redford Sentinel 11-Jun-2018
Look out for this wild card in Michigan’s midterm election Detroit Free Press 10-Jun-2018
Protesting son of former Royal Oak mayor arrested at police run event The Oakland Press 4-Jun-2018
Congressional candidate arrested at police run in Royal Oak Detroit Free Press 3-Jun-2018
Man arrested for protesting ‘police violence’ during Royal Oak police charity event WXYZ News 7 2-Jun-2018
A Libertarian primary for the first time in Michigan history Michigan Radio 21-May-2018
Here’s who’s running to be Michigan’s next governor The Detroit News 21-May-2018
Lamonte joins field for State Senate seat. Candidates file for 2018 elections Ludington Daily News 14-May-2018
Nassar scandal drives interest in Michigan State University board election Lansing State Journal 14-May-2018
Fruitport’s Colonel Max Riekse… Runs for State Senate Fruitport Area News 1-May-2018

Link to the July Michigan Libertarian
 

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