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By Greg Stempfle, LPM Chair
During the evening at the March 14 state convention in Grand Rapids, the Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) will host its annual Defender of Liberty Awards, aka LibertyFest. The Defender of Liberty Awards are given to those people, Libertarian or otherwise, who have made notable personal efforts in the defense of liberty. The LPM gives three categories of awards to winners.
If you would like to nominate someone for one of these awards, please send a statement in support of your nomination to this year's awards committee. This year's judges, selected by chairman Stempfle and approved by the LEC, are Bob Broda, (2016 Producer of Liberty Award winner) email@example.com, Mary Buzuma, (former LPM Chair 2013-2015) firstname.lastname@example.org, and Frederick Horndt, (Macomb Membership Director) email@example.com.
The submission deadline will be February 22, 2020. Also, nominees must live and or work in the state of Michigan.
Link to list of past winners:
By Emily Salvette, Historical Commission Chair
The LPM Historical Commission is charged with preserving the history of the Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM). To do this, we're asking those with documents and memorabilia of LPM's past to share them with us. The commission members are Scott Boman, Larry Johnson, Wendi Parker, Mike Saliba, Emily Salvette (chair) and Greg Stempfle.
We will collect items related to the LPM, including affiliate organizations, from all who would like to contribute. While we're grateful for all items, right now we're prioritizing items prior to 1996 so we can get the oldest items done first. The commission will evaluate the material received for inclusion in the archives.
We will be archiving items on the website old.michiganlp.org. We're not planning to keep originals- we will give those we don't return to the donor to the Bentley Library at the University of Michigan, which is where they archive other LPM materials. As an all-volunteer organization without a permanent office, the LPM is not able to reliably store historical material.
We encourage digital donations-scan what you have and send us the file! Send files to Emily Salvette, firstname.lastname@example.org. You may want to check our website first to make sure you're not bothering to scan items we already have (e.g. most Michigan Libertarians). Non documents, such as yard signs, should be photographed and sent to Emily with a description (don't forget the date of the item!) for evaluation.
Here are some of the items we're looking for:
If you're not able to scan documents, the committee will accept your items, digitize them, and return them to you (if you wish). You may send items to Emily Salvette-contact her to confirm details.
The Libertarian Party has begun its own archive project (see http://lpedia.org/Main_Page) and we encourage you to donate national items to them.
Thank you for helping us preserve our history! If you have questions or information to share, please contact the Historical Commission chair Emily Salvette, email@example.com.