September 2021

Volume 50:09

In This Issue:

Comments from the editor

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Two Campaigns for Michigan Libertarians to Back in 2021

Scotty Boman speaking to protesters in Detroit. Photo by Willie Burton.
Scotty Boman speaking to protesters in Detroit. Photo by Willie Burton.

Michigan - In even years there are dozens (sometimes over 100) Libertarians on the ballot in Michigan. In 2021 the entire Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) can focus on only two campaigns, giving candidates a much better chance of winning. Time is running out though. In mid-September many voters will be getting their absentee ballots. In 2020 many candidates won the "Election Day" vote, but lost the election, because their opponents won the absentee vote.

These two campaigns are Alexander Avery who is running for State Senate in Michigan's 28th State Representative District, and Scotty Boman running, in a non-partisan election, for Police Commissioner in Detroit's 4th District.

One of the Two Campaigns are in West Michigan

Alex Avery
Alex Avery

Alex Avery is Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of West Michigan. He is a resident of the City of Wyoming and is from Grand Rapids. However, he also spent time living in New Hampshire and Indiana. He is running in a special election to the Michigan State Senate to represent District 28. Avery is on the ballot in the special general election on November 2, 2021.

In 2012 Avery was a Libertarian candidate for District 81 of the Indiana House of Representatives. He was also a candidate for Ward 11 representative on the Manchester School District school board in New Hampshire in 2017. Then, in 2018, he ran for election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Avery is currently opposed by Keith Courtade (D), Mark Huizenga (R), and Theodore Gerrard (U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan). Libertarians wishing to get involved can check with the West Michigan affiliate.

Another Candidate is in Detroit

Scotty Boman has held a few different offices in the Libertarian Party of Michigan and the Wayne County Affiliate, including Chairmanship of each. He is a resident of Detroit, a city where he was born and has spent most of his life. He was elected to the Detroit District 4 Community Advisory Council in 2020.

Boman is running for Police Commissioner in Detroit's 4th District. His opponent is long-time incumbent Willie Bell. In 2017 he ran against the same opponent for the same office and earned nearly 40% of the vote. According to Boman, his chances of winning are much better now.

"Since 2017 I have knocked on every door in this District and have knocked on half of them this year. I successfully petitioned to create a Community Advisory Council, got elected to the Community Advisory Council, and have made over a hundred appearances in local print and broadcast media. So my chances are better, but its probably going to be close. If Libertarian Party members put as much energy into this winnable campaign as they have put into even-year elections, I will win."

What are Police Commissioners?

Detroit's Board of Police Commissioners is supposed to provide civilian oversight to the Detroit Police Department. It was created to be a safe place where victims of mistreatment by police could go to have their complaints investigated (without needing to police to complain about their colleagues). However the incumbent is a retired DPD officer who has rubber-stamped every establishment proposal including costly mass surveillance contracts. He often mutes other commissioners during meetings and four incumbent commissioners have endorsed Boman.

Boman is seeking volunteers to canvass on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Noon to dusk. He also seeks canvassers on Thursday evenings. People wishing to volunteer may contact him by voice at (313) 247-2052, text (313) 338-9769, email ScottyEducation@yahoo.com or by using the contact form at DetroitLivesMatter.org

He has received considerable support from LPM members already, but believes he needs at least another $1,800 to win. His contribution page is: https://detroitlivesmatter.org/contribute

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The Party of Principle after 50 Years

Party of Principle after 50 Years!
Party of Principle after 50 Years!

By Tim Yaw, Chair

I was 4 years old when the Libertarian Party became official. Needless to say, I wasn't attending that Colorado Springs meeting where it all began. None of that changes the fact that I believe in this party and am committed to promoting it as I promote the general cause of liberty. I believe the LP is the best vehicle available for bringing freedom to this nation in our lifetime.

There are many who are curious as to what makes us different. Are we just a 3rd corrupted option working to be the lesser of 3 evils? Why do we claim to be unique? What do we have to offer the public that they haven't seen from other political organizations?

I think one of the most significant differences is our consistency and our adherence to the principles that guide us. Do individuals within the party stray? Sure! Do we have to guard against an influx of people who do not align with our ideals and wish to use our organization for their own selfish gain? Absolutely! But the corporate "we" have remained steadfast in the face of adversity and changing tides of public opinion for the duration of our existence.

What we get from the old parties

On the whole, Democrats were against gay marriage before they favored it. Likewise, we still see politicians who 'embrace the blue' sending mixed messages about legalization of marijuana even with an overwhelming majority of the people saying it should be legal and it being easily passed in various states, like our own. These are things we, as a party, stood for since the beginning.

And let us not forget that the D's of today look nothing like the party leaders of old. The party has been tossed to and fro, always trying to conform to what they think will win them votes and now cannot be recognized as the party of JFK.

Republicans talk a big talk when it comes to fiscal responsibility but when they take office, they drive up the debt and raise taxes just as fiercely as their counterpart. The Libertarian Party has always been consistent in our stance against taxation and spending. If you cannot fund it without increasing the debt or dropping an ever-increasing tax burden on the American people, then it is not on the agenda. Simple as that. We are solid in our message that government is too big, spends too much, and constantly gets in the way of individual choice. The GOP presents a similar message but delivers something quite different, on a regular basis.

Then there is us!

We are the Party of Principle! Sometimes, that hurts us. When you hold to a set of principles even when public opinion is shifting towards an ever-growing, intrusive state, it costs you votes and support. But in the end, we stand steadfast and we have to believe that this steadfastness is what will draw more uncompromising individuals, like ourselves, to our cause and eventually help us compete, at every level of public office.

As we celebrate the milestone of 50 years, as a political party in America, we must acknowledge the realization that we are not where we could be but we are also not where we started. We continue to be the only growing political party in this nation and we are a consistent voice for the individual, a voice of compassion and of peace.

Congratulations, Libertarian Party on 50 years!

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A Libertarian's View on Brownstein's "Critical Race Theory"

By Ben Carr

Critical Race Theory sparks different shades of colorful debate.
Critical Race Theory sparks different shades of colorful debate.

This article expresses the opinion of the author. Other Libertarian Party of Michigan members are welcome to send in opinion articles (In keeping with our guidelines) for consideration to the editor.

It is evident that "Critical Race Theory" (CRT) will be one of the great cultural debates of the next few years. This is a reasonable expectation as it is, to a degree, the culmination of the current debate over race in America. What is evident is that Critical Race Theory, or CRT, is no longer, as many of its defenders note, an intellectual examination of state systematized oppression.

Certainly, such oppression has occurred, such as curfews and restrictions of weapon ownership under laws of post-Civil-War paranoia like the Black Codes and Jim Crow, or the internment of citizens of Japanese heritage during the Second World War. The current iteration of Critical Race Theory is more than an examination of abuses of the state and its enforcers, but an indictment of those who would have been more apt to be immune to such oppression during the periods when they occurred.

The underlying assertion of Critical Race Theory is that applied through a broad social lens, with no practical respect given the status of an individual's personal involvement or power to enact their will on others, it can demonstrate applicable guilt, based on race, regarding historic injustices. Put simply, CRT advocates that guilt over historic injustice can be placed, at least partially, on those who bear the arbitrary similarity of skin tone with the historic actors of the state who enacted those past oppressive measures.

Alan Brownstein's Approach to "Critical Race Theory"

When reasonable observation of ability and involvement are addressed, such accountability is demonstrated as the facetious claim it is. This, however, has not stopped supporters of Critical Race Theory's less intellectual and more retributive shift from attempting to validate itself through reexamination. Case in point is the article "Race, history, guilt and the Olympics: Real-world experience in the classroom" by Alan Brownstein, which seeks to circumnavigate the credible accusation of CRT's anti-Caucasian bias by applying the transplantation of historic guilt to current generations via national identity, and not necessarily skin color.

The argument fails to engage its own contradictions and essentially engages its justifications for this by establishing underlying assumptions that are simply taken as true. This is with no examination of possible error or disagreement. Given the complexity of this argument and the importance of demonstrating that CRT is not compatible with the individualistic philosophy of Libertarianism, I will address these premises in turn.

The first premise, which is terribly brief and remains entirely unchallenged, is the notion of collective pride. In this case Dr. Brownstein addresses the idea that deriving pride from the accomplishments of countrymen is entirely natural and valid using the current Olympic games in Tokyo as his example (Brownstein. 2021). As Brownstein puts it, "It seems entirely natural and reasonable for Americans to take pride in the achievements of other Americans." (Brownstein. 2021).

The most obvious rebuttal to this is "why would anyone take pride in an accomplishment in which they played no role?" National pride is, like racial pride, simply a shallow vanity. It is indicative of nothing other than a sense of superiority derived from the possession of an arbitrary trait. Ethnic and national pride is not derived from any actual accomplishment but pleasure with an association. As comedian George Carlin so succinctly put it,

pride should be reserved for something you achieve or attain on your own, not something that happens by accident of birth.
To many this fallacy might seem obvious and leave one wondering why Brownstein would bother with such a facile argument. This is because it is required to justify his second point, that if the transposition of pride is acceptable than the transposition of guilt is as well (Brownstein. 2021). Again, this assertion is highly questionable and, more importantly, leads to conclusions of persecution and ostracization based on nothing more than skin tone. There is no logical way to justify the association of guilt against an individual who did not exist at the time of an action, because that individual cannot have, in any way, made pertinent decision, or impacted any of the actual actors.

Dangerous Thinking

This line of thinking is incredibly dangerous, as not only can associations be made on the flimsiest of pretenses, but the accused has no recourse to defense. One cannot disprove an accusation of historic associative guilt, it is a label simply applied based on circumstances of birth. Brownstein again attempts to justify this thinking with what he views as a comparable example of positive association, in this case that debts are owed, in some cases literally, for the advantages of perceived good decisions on the part of past actors. In this instance that it is reasonable to assume the debt created by previous generations for infrastructure, in this case a bridge, considered useful (Brownstein. 2021).

Again, one should ask why. His hypothetical bridge was constructed for the benefit of those who would use it at that time. Future use by individuals, yet to be born, is entirely hypothetical and conditional not on the past actors' expectations but the real world needs of those existing in the present. To say that such debt is reasonable is assume that the thinking of previous actors, however anachronistic they may prove to be, should always create a burden on the present.

We can see that the argument presented is largely about fashioning parameters that allow for self-justification of forced association, hoping to catch those who indulge in favorable association in an act of hypocrisy, the rejection of shared guilt. This is only one failure however, as Brownstein attempts to sidestep the vilification of white Americans by applying guilt on a national level. The contradiction is made clear in this paragraph:

We can ask and open the issue for discussion whether current generations may be reasonably expected to take into account the harms America has inflicted on minorities, such as Blacks and Native Americans, in deciding public policy issues today. This accountability is not based on the students' race, but rather on their national identity. This is American accountability, applicable to our society because we are - and are privileged to be - Americans. (Brownstein. 2021).

While he emphasizes the idea of national identity and accountability the delineation between victim and victimizer remains rooted in the idea of racial minority and racial majority. How can Americans collectively address exploitation of subgroups in America without casting blame on one and granting the status of victim upon another? The truth is that we can't. If one signals out a group as a minority, and ascribes that minority status as a cause for abuse it means, by definition, that a majority is responsible and its status was a cause.

A Critical Race Theory That Ignores Causality

It should be noted that the implication of equitable blame is as ridiculous as assigning blame to those yet born. To take this stance would imply that the surviving Armenians in Turkey are just as guilty of the Armenian genocide as the Turkish are. His argument might hold more weight if he would address whether black Americans should hold some historic guilt for the actions of those black soldiers who participated in the Indian Wars and the Massacre at Wounded Knee or similar atrocities, but the argument is always defined as white majority against non-white minorities. This return to racial differentiation, however clumsily couched in national collectivism, demonstrates the Brownstein's failure to raise the argument beyond one of racial guilt.

Brownstein's failure to support his own argument of national rather than ethnic guilt in Critical Race Theory is a prime example of its underlying racial bias and demonstrates that the assignment of guilt to the uninvolved for historic injustices is not about justice, but merely a search for associative persecution seemingly justified by historic action. Critical Race Theory and educational experiments like Dr. Brownstein's have little to do with ending racial discrimination and indeed will only perpetuate it, and this is a problem. The perpetuation of intolerance based on arbitrary traits, like skin color, should be of concern to Libertarians and all individualists. It distorts the reality of human existence, in that individual human beings exist concretely while groups such as race are social constructs. This in turn leads to the devaluation and even persecution of individuals without cause.

Libertarianism's rational and compassionate strategy

The underlying problem is a simple one, we have not learned from our history, even as we call upon it to justify our actions. We choose to revisit racial divides that should be long extinct, and continue to reduce our fellow human beings to overly simplistic associative traits so that we may group them. In doing so we dehumanize them. Instead of revisiting issues of injustice and attempting to assign blame, well after all the actual actors have died, or generalize guilt based on arbitrary traits, Libertarians should encourage the protection and assertion of individual rights.

If we believe, as we say, that the rights of the individual are sacrosanct, and that racism is illogical and repugnant, then we must fully embrace the idea of individual responsibility. When we can accept that race is a construct and racism a mental crutch, we can end a cycle of needless hatred. This only occurs when guilt and victimization are assigned to the actual actors, and not carried fallaciously as some historic social totem.

We must learn from the mistakes of our past and step off the hamster wheel of racial divide; it will only continue to bring us needless strife and division. Libertarianism's emphasis on individuals, their rights, and responsibilities, which defy the trends of associative and anachronistic guilt, distinguishes it as the only philosophy with a rational and compassionate strategy. One to end bigotry, by treating all of us as the individuals we are.

Cited works:

Brownstein, Alan. "Race, History, Guilt and the Olympics: Real-World Experience in the Classroom." The Hill, 2 Aug. 2021, www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/race-history-guilt-and-the-olympics-real-world-experience-in-the-classroom/ar-AAMQswE?rt=0&ocid=Win10NewsApp&referrerID.

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Michigan Technological University Student Challenges Policy

By Joshua Jongema, UPLP Secretary

Michigan Technological University statue.
Michigan Technological University statue.

This article expresses the opinion of the author. Other Libertarian Party of Michigan members are welcome to send in opinion articles (In keeping with our guidelines) for consideration to the editor.

Fellow Humans,

It is with sincere regret that I inform you I will no longer be an Michigan Technical University (MTU) student unless the move to mask students and coerce them into taking an experimental drug is reversed. It is terrifying that a once-great institution representing the scientific method, has decided to boldly denounce that science. Instead, they rely on "Mechanistic Reasoning" and "Mechanistic Studies" which inform the "guidance" of federal "experts", who fail to present strong evidence, for their claims regarding human safety.

Michigan Tech should respect human rights

To be clear, I understand there is a very weak, yet logically scary, pandemic occurring, but I do hold true to the belief that all human beings have sovereign authority over their bodily integrity. Also my research confirms there is strong evidence to deny the claim of vaccine safety and mask efficacy.

Citizens also have inalienable rights which include Free Assembly, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Therefore I cannot comply in good conscience with the move to what is called, "MTU Flex Level Two" next semester. This move may, in fact, spread the virus more than if MTU offered remote learning.

My Science Background

To clarify, I have been trained in the fundamentals of science. I have spent over six years studying several scientific fields at as many institutions of higher learning. Those fields include Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Botany, Environmental Philosophy and Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Material Science, and Science History.

I've spent three years studying Nanotechnology, which itself is multi-disciplinary and includes Metrology. I did two internships at the Washington Nano-fabrication Facility at the University of Washington. While there I performed materials research in the Semiconductor Industry. This included wet bench chemistry and gas-phase etching with xenon difluoride and hydrogen fluoride gas.

I have over two-hundred hours of science lab, and over one-hundred hours of Class 5 Clean-room experience. I have over forty hours of HAZMAT training, and was an Environmental Officer for my unit in the military, ensuring we complied with all laws and OSHA regulations. Especially with regard to the environment and the handling of chemicals.

I have become an excellent researcher, and know the first step to doing science is to review all of the current, existing literature on a subject of study. That is how I'm quite certain that virus particles cannot be treated like chemicals, as if the concentration in the air matters. This is how I am rather certain, that the Mechanistic Studies accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in reversing their once sound guidance on masks, is baseless, dangerous and unethical. The CDC, itself, reveals that "Nothing is 100% safe and effective." They also concede that medical masks do "not block aerosol ejecting events."

Anyone who did not review all scientific literature on a subject, would not be capable of speaking properly on that scientific matter. Neither MTU, the federal health authorities, state health authorities, or political leaders have spoken to that science competently or effectively. They have also spread more disinformation than any other entities, on matters that have been costly to human life, property and freedom. One example is the case of the nursing home deaths that the new Attorney General decided to not investigate. I also contend that while distance may have saved lives at the onset of the pandemic, it is unwarranted after the outbreak occurred.

Michigan Policy Fail

Furthermore, sending the fearful masses into stores with masks on, with the promise this would help, has evidently had the opposite effect. My research shows this cannot be the result of people who do not mask. These careless actions by the state have benefited big business and the state through taxation, and have closed and destroyed the businesses and lives of the middle and lower classes.

Michigan predicted a deficit for the year of 2020, but instead, pulled in about 3.6 billion more dollars than predicted. The rich have gotten much richer, while small businesses and individuals have gone bankrupt. Lower classes have been shackled to socialist handouts that, have historically, led to breadlines and starvation.

Michigan has about $1.4 billion more to work with than anticipated just a few months ago, in August. And the August estimates - which have now proved too pessimistic - represented a $2.3 billion upward revision from what officials had estimated in May. - Detroit Free Press -

My Personal Research

Having been trained now, as a Scientific and Technical Communicator, and with the wealth of study I have done so far, I may be a person that is qualified to comment on such matters at an undergraduate level. To clarify, I do not consider myself superior to doctors, but for decades I have observed contention in the scientific and medical community in the debates over mask efficacy, vaccine safety and vaccine efficacy. That has not changed in recent years, and my personal research, for hundreds of hours, shows this to be strongly evident. We now live in an era where the establishment swears they are "100% certain" the Earth is the center of the universe, and I, for one, will die on the hill to say it is not evidently so.

I am living proof that vaccines are not safe, and that to force vaccines is unethical and immoral.

Recently, many leaders, in the news, have sworn that about 99% of people hospitalized were unvaccinated, but the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Director recently admitted this was cherry picked data (from certain states). The data was from January to June of 2020, and that current numbers are unknown. Regardless, she repeated the baseless claim as fact. Source: https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=62442

With health officials and politicians being caught in lie after lie (time and time again), it is unacceptable to continue to hand them the keys to the lives of common citizens, so casually and with disregard for the negative effect on human life.

I understand MTU does not enforce vaccination, but eventually this could change very easily, as student's cases in the Supreme Court involving Indiana University have been denied thus far. As a lawyer in one recent case declared, "An admitted IU student's right to attend IU cannot be conditioned on the student waiving their rights to bodily integrity and autonomy and to consent to medical treatment like IU has done here."

As a soldier of the US Army, I am sworn to serve the US citizenry and protect the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic. This is why I have begun work as Secretary for the Upper Peninsula Libertarian Party (UPLP.org), and will endorse Libertarian Sheriffs and candidates for office in the Upper Peninsula. I will do this until the people of the Upper Peninsula have liberty. Mainly I worry for the original inhabitants of this land, who should not be told how to manage their bodies, or their lands, or the way they raise their children. The lives, liberties and pursuit of happiness of all citizens of the USA (and the world), have been assaulted heavily, and rapidly, by their respective state and federal governments. These governments are working at the behest of foreign and special interest groups, which have created a new Caste System, with a new untouchable underclass to abuse. All the while those governments' only real job is to protect their lives and liberties by laws, state Constitutions and the federal government.

What is happening, from the top down, by government force and coercion, as well as from the bottom up by big corporations (bent on destroying small businesses and individuals forever), is illegal, immoral, against the Nuremberg Code, and has direct ties to the past Nazi and current Chinese Communist parties. These actions by governments, and corporations together, cannot be allowed to continue. They appear poised to go much farther in their assault on human life and liberty. If you take the time to study, as I have, the truth will set you free.

To sum it up, please review the scientific literature, that I've reviewed, for yourself (if you are interested). If not, please have a wonderful day.

Science to Review:


Joshua Jongema


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Officers & Staff

General Contact: Libertarian Party of Michigan: PO Box 27065, Lansing, MI 48909; Phone: 888.FREE.NOW.

Chair: Tim Yow. chair@michiganlp.org
First Vice Chair: Ben Boren. vcaffiliates@michiganlp.org
Second Vice Chair: Andrew Chadderdon vcpoliticaldirector@michiganlp.org
Secretary: Daniel Ziemba. secretary@michiganlp.org
Treasurer: Norman Peterson. treasurer@michiganlp.org
District 1 Rep: Ryan Roberts. dist1rep@michiganlp.org
District 2 Rep: Steven Fox. dist2rep@michiganlp.org
District 3 Rep: Jordan Martin. dist3rep@michiganlp.org
District 4 Rep: Rich Theelon. dist4rep@michiganlp.org
District 5 Rep: Dave Canny dist5rep@michiganlp.org
District 6 Rep: Brandon Warzbyok. dist6rep@michiganlp.org
District 7 Rep: Brian Ellison. dist7rep@michiganlp.org
District 8 Rep: Joe Hartman. dist8rep@michiganlp.org
District 9 Rep: Mike Saliba. dist9rep@michiganlp.org
District 10 Rep: Joe. dist10rep@michiganlp.org
District 11 Rep: Bruce Jacquays. dist11rep@michiganlp.org
District 12 Rep: Daniel Muehl-Miller. dist12rep@michiganlp.org
District 13 Rep: Breona Arold. dist13rep@michiganlp.org
District 14 Rep: Paul Vainer. dist14rep@michiganlp.org

Judicial Committee Members

Connor Nepomuceno. judicialcommittee@michiganlp.org
Robert Roddis. judicialcommittee@michiganlp.org
Joshua Smith. judicialcommittee@michiganlp.org


Webmaster: Vacant. Webmaster@MichiganLP.org
Communications Director: Connor Nepomuceno cjnepo1@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor: Scotty Boman. newsletter@michiganlp.org
Ciculation Directors: Jeff Pittel & Catherine Filus. catherine@catherinefilus.com
Social Media Director: Connor Nepomuceno cjnepo1@gmail.com
Historical Committee Chair: Emily Salvette esalvette@gmail.com

Affiliate Contacts

Capital Area: Luke Sciberras, Chair. 248-302-1064, capitalarealp@gmail.com
Genesee County: Chair David Canny, cannyds@gmail.com.
Huron-Raisin: James Hudler, (734) 475-9792, james.hudler@gmail.com or contact Larry Johnson at: michlibertarian@gmail.com
Jackson-Hillsdale: Norman Peterson, (269) 330-2980 norman.peterson@comcast.net
Livingston County: James Weeks II, (810) 422-8769, j.weeks@riseup.net
Macomb County: Mike Saliba, chair@macomblp.org
Northern Michigan: Philip Lindsay. philiplindsay25@gmail.com
Oakland County: Paul Vainer, paul.vainer@gmail.com or Vice Chair Ben Carr at 248-919-8152
Southwest Michigan: Jason Brandenburg. swmi4liberty@be-innovative.net
Straits Area: Chair Andy Evans, (231) 625-8403, . amevans_1968@yahoo.com
straitslp.com or facebook.com/StraitsAreaLP
Upper Peninsula Libertarian Party: Chair Ryan Roberts, (906) 420-2995, UPLP.org. ryan_r03@hotmail.com
Wayne County: Jami Van Alstine, jamiracquel2004@yahoo.com
West Michigan: Bob VanNoller . (616) 406-7784, Email Bob VanNoller at bob@rollaway.biz

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Upcoming Events

Please contact local affiliate officers to learn how to get involved in their meetings.

Some events are also posted by their hosts at the Meetup.com site. The Michigan Libertarian recommends contacting an affiliate officer or check the Website (or Facebook page) associated with the meeting host (if they have one) before arriving at a meeting. Some meetings can get canceled, or locations can change with short notice. Contact information connected to most events can be found by expanding the item on the "Agenda view" of the Events page of our website.

September 8, 2021 - Libertarians of Macomb County Affiliate Meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ike's Restaurant. 38550 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312.
For more information, contact Mike Saliba at macomblp@gmail.com

September 8, 2021 - Libertarian Party of Wayne County Business Meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Oak Lanes. 8450 N Middlebelt Rd. Westland, MI 48185.
Please visit the Libertarian Party of Wayne County's new Website for updates.
For more information, contact Jami Van Alstine, jamiracquel2004@yahoo.com

September 9, 2021 - Huron-Raisin Affiliate Meeting, 7:00 PM
Pizza to The Wurst Bar. 705 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
For more information, contact Larry Johnson at 734-475-9792 or email michlibertarian@gmail.com or call (734) 320-7237

September 11, 2021 - 2nd Annual S.E. Michigan Libertarians Potluck Picnic, Noon - 6:00 PM
Elizabeth Park. 4250 Elizabeth Drive. Trenton, MI 48183.
Please register here.
For more information, contact Jami Van Alstine, jamiracquel2004@yahoo.com

September 12, 2021 - Straits Area Libertarian Party Affiliate Meeting, 2:00 PM
Pine Squirrel Bar & Grill. 1600 S. Otsego Ave, Gaylord, MI, 49735
For more information, contact Andy Evans at (231) 625-8403 or email amevans_1968@yahoo.com.

September 14, 2021 - Southwest Michigan Libertarian Party Affiliate Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Traveler's Cafe and Pub. 5225 Portage Rd. Portage, MI 49002
For more information, contact Jason Brandenburg email at swmi4liberty@be-innovative.net

September 15, 2021 - Jackson-Hillsdale Affiliate Meeting 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Steve's Ranch Restaurant. 311 W Louis Glick Hwy, Jackson, MI
Contact Norman Peterson, (269) 330-2980 norman.peterson@comcast.net

September 15, 2021 - Libertarian Party of Oakland County Affiliate Meeting, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM.
Madhouse Bar and Grill. 32787 Stephenson Hwy, Madison Heights, MI, 48071.
Business starts at 7:00 PM. To confirm the meeting email Paul Vainer at: paul.vainer@gmail.com https://lpocmi.org/

September 19, 2021 - Capital Area Affiliate Meeting 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub. 131 Albert Ave, East Lansing, MI
Contact Luke Sciberras at 248-302-1064 or email capitalarealp@gmail.com for event details and instructions to join.

September 19, 2021 - Entheofest (by Decriminalize Nature), 11:11 AM
U of M Diag (Steps of Hatcher Library). 913 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
For more information, contact Julie Barron at julie@decrimnaturemi.org or see the flyer here.

September 25, 2021 - Libertarian Party of Genesee County Affiliate Meeting, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
White Horse Tavern. 621 W Court St, Flint, MI, 48503.
Business is from Noon to 2:00 PM. To confirm the meeting email Chair David Canny, cannyds@gmail.com.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LPGCMI

September 25, 2021 - Upper Peninsula Libertarian Party Cookout, 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM.
Lake Mary Park. South Lake Mary Drive, Vulcan, MI, 49892.
Come join the UPLP in their 2nd annual fall cookout. There will be food, drinks, and much more. Everyone in learning about the UPLP and the Libertarian Party is welcome to join. We will have games, speakers, and more! If you would like to get involved please contact Ryan Roberts [ryan_r03@hotmail.com, (906) 420-2995] or Joshua Jongema.cannyds@gmail.com.

October 7, 2021 - Livingston County Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Due to covid-19 this event may have been moved to an online platform, please contact that affiliate chair for more information. Some virtual meeting information is posted here
Live meetings are at Brewery Becker. 500 W Main St, Brighton, MI, 48116.
For more information, contact James Weeks II at 810.422.8769 or email jamestweeks@outlook.com.

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