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February 18, 2000


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Take Up the Gauntlet!
  3. Campbell Declares in District 90

  1. Upcoming Events

    February 19, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LPSC Public Meeting. Attorney Greg Schmid of the Personal Responsibility Initiative is guest speaker. Meet at 6 if you want to eat.
    Location: Brenda's Bistro, Durand
    Contact: Ben Steele III Phone: (517) 288-5616 E-mail: bsteele1@tir.com

    February 21, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    Meeting of the LPM Presidential Campaign Committee.
    Location: Home of Barb Goushaw, 19514 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield MI (between Southfield and Evergreen Roads. Call or e-mail Barb Goushaw if you need better directions.)
    Contact: Barb Goushaw Phone: (248) 355-5058 E-mail: bgoush@aol.com

    February 23, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    LP of Oakland County General Membership Meeting. Public welcome. Meet for dinner at 6:30PM, business begins at 7:30PM.
    Location: Sila's, 4033 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley. Sila's is located 2 blocks east of Greenfield on 12 Mile Rd.
    Contact: Greg Dirasian Phone: (248) 592-9731 E-mail: greg@newsnetpipeline.com

    February 24, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LP of Washtenaw Co weekly meeting. Presentations about firearm ownership.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant, next to Colonial Lanes, 1950 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor
    Contact: James Hudler Phone: (734) 475-9792

    February 27, 2000
    Deadline for LPM Outstanding Affiliate of the Year Contest.
    Location: Mail entries to: 21835 Cherry Hill Road, Dearborn 48124-1149
    Contact: Ben Steele III Phone: (517) 288-5616 E-mail: bsteele1@tir.com

    February 27, 2000 - 10:00 AM
    Winter 2000 Affiliate Leadership Conference -- Look for more information in the state newsletter, contact your local Affiliate Chair, or call/e-mail contact below.
    Location: Bavarian Inn MOTOR LODGE (not to be confused with Bavarian Inn RESTAURANT) in Frankenmuth
    Contact: Jim Fitzpatrick Phone: (517) 799-4826 E-mail: jfitzpatrick@webtv.net

    February 27, 2000 - 10:00 AM
    First Leadership Conference of the Year! The best way to get new ideas, learn about LPM plans and events, and jumpstart your affiliate! (A $15 Frankenmuth chicken dinner is available to those who want it....please RSVP as soon as possible.)
    Location: Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Motor Lodge 1 Covered Bridge Lane Downtown Frankenmuth
    Contact: Jim Fitzpatrick Phone: (517) 781-7767 E-mail: JFitzpatrick@webtv.net

    March 5, 2000
    The LP West Michigan will have a booth at the Gun & Knife Show in Grand Rapids. We will be handing out literature and recruiting new members
    Location: Delta Plex, Grand Rapids, MI
    Contact: Bill Gelineau Phone: (616) 249-9735 E-mail: gelineau@iserv.net

    March 7, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    Monthly Meeting of the Libertarian Party of Wayne County.
    Location: La Trattoria Restaurant - Dearborn MI
    Contact: Joann Karpinski Phone: (313) 925-6917 E-mail: MOMJOANN@aol.com

    March 8, 2000 - 6:00 PM
    Libertarians of Macomb County monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner at 6:00 PM, business begins at 7:00 PM. LMC Officer and Central Committee elections will be held this month.
    Location: Heinzman's Heidelberg, 43785 Gratiot, Clinton Twp, just north of Mt. Clemens.
    Contact: Keith Edwards Phone: (810) 777-7468 E-mail: keithmarni@aol.com

    March 8, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    LP of Oakland County Executive Committee Meeting Meeting. All dues paying members are welcome. Meet for dinner at 6:30PM, business begins at 7:30PM.
    Location: Sila's, 4033 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley. Sila's is located 2 blocks east of Greenfield on 12 Mile Rd.
    Contact: Greg Dirasian Phone: (248) 592-9731 E-mail: greg@newsnetpipeline.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Take Up the Gauntlet! by Karen Corliss

    The Oakland County LP has recently issued a challenge to other Michigan affiliates to beat their goal of running 10% of their membership, or 34 candidates, in the November 2000 elections. With the Wayne County LP as the second largest affiliate, and being central to the major metropolitan area of our state, how can we refuse?

    National has set a goal of 2000 candidates; the Michigan LP has set its sights on fielding 160 candidates this year. Our share of this effort, or 10% of our members, is 30 candidates. Several hardy souls have already stepped up to the challenge, and declared their intentions to run, but we are still far short of the goal. Will you be one of the few, the proud, the Libertarian candidates? It can be as simple as filling out the required paperwork and answering the major surveys that will come in the mail; a great chance to express your Libertarian views to a listening audience. Or, you can make an all-out effort to win your chosen race; or somewhere in-between.

    We especially need people to run for Representative in Congress and for the Michigan State House. Also available are County Commissioner seats and County Executive. If you want to win a race, try a local post such as city council or school board. Any effort at all on your part will help our visibility and credibility. Analysis of past elections shows that states with many candidates have better vote totals for the presidential race, which will be vital in keeping our ballot status.

    If you are ready to answer the challenge, and be part of Libertarian Party history, call campaign coordinator for Wayne County, Karin Corliss, at 734-326-5406, or email her at krcorliss@aol.com. Help in filling out candidate paperwork will be available at the March and April meetings. See you there!

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  3. Campbell Declares in District 90 by Jason C. Miller

    Tim Campbell is the latest to join West Michigan's contribution to the 2000 candidates in 2000 goal. Campbell will be running as a Libertarian for the Michigan House of Representatives in district 90. This district covers the cities of Holland, Zeeland, Hudsonville, and some other parts of Ottawa County.

    Campbell plans on running an active campaign with many speaking engagements. He will network with people at city, county, and township council meetings. The campaign will also focus on young people by visiting schools, colleges, and the Holland beach.

    The Campbell campaign will also be a party building effort. We will use this as a tool to recruit new Libertarians and activate current members. The goal will be, with the support of the Libertarian Party of West Michigan, to have an active affiliate in Ottawa County by November.

    E-mail Tim Campbell

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