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April 25, 2000


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Online petition to open up the presidental debates
  3. Gun Raffle Tickets Available
  4. LPWM protests in GR

  1. Upcoming Events

    April 25, 2000 - 7:30 PM
    The monthly meeting of the new Ottawa County Libertarian Party.
    Location: The Yellow Jacket Inn. 12011 Lake Michigan Drive (Lake Michigan Drive and 120th).
    Contact: Jason C. Miller Phone: (616) 669*2851 E-mail: jcmiller@triton.net

    April 26, 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

    April 27, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LP of Washtenaw Audio Night. Hear the late Roy Childs, libertarian scholar and activist on "The History of Libertarianism, 1930-1980."
    Location: Dominick's Restaurant, 812 Monroe St., Ann Arbor
    Contact: James Hudler Phone: (734) 475-9792

    May 1, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    South Central LP monthly meeting.
    Location: Tom's Grill 3705 Ann Arbor Road, Jackson about 1/2 mile east of US 127.
    Contact: Al McCallum Phone: (517) 857-2531 E-mail: admccallum@voyager.net

    May 2, 2000
    Wayne County LP - Monthly Meeting. Dinner 6:30pm Program 7:45pm. Nomination of Candidates for Public Office
    Location: La Trattoria Restaurant Michigan Avenue near Schaffer Dearborn MI
    Contact: Joann Karpinski Phone: (313) 925-6917 E-mail: MOMJOANN@aol.com

    May 2, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    Kalamazoo Libertarian Party Meeting
    Location: TGI Friday's 5650 W. Main Street Oshtemo, MI 49009
    Contact: Tim Miley Phone: (616) 668-3951 E-mail: thmiley@yahoo.com

    May 4, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LP of Washtenaw County business meeting, including planning for LPM State Convention
    Location: Dominick's Restaurant, 812 Monroe St., Ann Arbor
    Contact: James Hudler Phone: (734) 475-9792

    May 8, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LP of Livingston County invites you to attend our monthly meeting. Dinner at 7 p.m. and business begins at 8 p.m.
    Location: Mexican Jones Restaurante, 675 W. Grand River, Brighton, MI
    Contact: Matt Dickinson Phone: (810) 231-1254

    May 8, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    South Central LP, Hillsdale-Branch county meeting to complete candidate paper work and plan for election and other activities.
    Location: Filmore's Restaurant on US-12 on the west side of Jonesville at the railroad tracks (about 1/2 mile west of M-99).
    Contact: James Parker Phone: (517) 439-0643 E-mail: jamesp@hillsdale.epcorp.com

    May 9, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    Monthly Meeting of the Lapeer/Genesee Libertarian Party; if you aren't part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Be there! All are welcome!
    Location: Whitey's Restaurant, Davison MI, Whitey's is about 1 mile North of I-69, on M-15 in Davison. (Just N. of the railroad tracks)
    Contact: Trish Marie Phone: (810) 742-7268 E-mail: Trishmare@aol.com

    May 10, 2000 - 6:00 PM
    Libertarians of Macomb County monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner at 6:00 PM, business begins at 7:00 PM. Our speaker this month will be Gaile Rice of Beacon Education Management. Gaile was instrumental in the legislation that made charter schools possible in Michigan as well as running one of the first schools in the state.
    Location: Heinzman's Heidelberg, 43785 Gratiot, Clinton Twp, just north of Mt. Clemens.
    Contact: Diane Barnes Phone: (810) 774-1625 E-mail: DBarnes98@aol.com

    May 11, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    South Central Meeting, Calhoun County. Topics will include time and place for future meetings, ideas for building a strong Libertarian Party in Calhoun County, candidates, and election year activities.
    Location: Moonraker Lounge and Restaurant, 11401 17 Mile Road, Marshall (just south of Marshall, 2 mi. or so south of the traffic circle).
    Contact: Al McCallum Phone: (517) 857-2531 E-mail: admccallum@columnist.com

    May 11, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LP of Washtenaw Co. business meeting, with planning for LPM State Convention
    Location: Dominick's Restaurant, 812 Monroe St., Ann Arbor
    Contact: James Hudler Phone: (734) 475-9792

    May 11, 2000 - 7:30 PM
    The monthly meeting of the Libertarian Party of West Michigan
    Location: Brann's in Grand Rapids at Leonard and 131.
    Contact: Bill Gelineau Phone: (616) 249-9735 E-mail: gelinea@iserv.net

    May 12, 2000
    Deadline for article submission for the printed May/June Michigan Libertarian newsletter.
    Location: Send articles to Keith Edwards.
    Contact: Keith Edwards Phone: (810) 777-7468 E-mail: keithmarni@aol.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Online petition to open up the presidental debates

    Online petition: Open up the Presidental Debates!

    Addressed to: The Commission on Presidential Debates

    Sponsored by: Open Debates of America

    Web site:


    Not only can you sign this petition online, but also you may leave a comment and a link to your web site or send an e-mail to others you know who may be interested in signing. You can also read the comments of other people who signed this petition.

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  3. Gun Raffle Tickets Available by Ben Steele III

    The Committee to Elect Trafton Jean ( http://www.traftonjean.com ) is selling Gun Raffle tickets from now until July 15th (drawing date).

    The prize is a $300 certificate good toward the purchase of the firearm of your choice (or other merchandise) from James Bay Sporting Goods in Howell. The tickets are only $2 each or 3 for $5. James Bay has shotguns, rifles, handguns, and a variety of knives and collectable "cutlery." The winner must meet all applicable laws to purchase firearms. Also, the Republicrats and Democans have mandated that we must report the name and address of each contributor, even for a $2 raffle ticket.

    If you are interested or know someone who might be, the tickets can be purchased by sending a check or M.O. payable to the Committee to Elect Trafton Jean to 201 N. Lansing Street, Owosso, Mich. 48867, or you can call 517-288-5616 or 517-723-1964 to arrange something. Tickets will also be available at all LPSC events and meetings and will be available at the Convention.

    The drawing is not until July 15th, but we can't guarantee that we will still have tickets if you wait too long!

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  4. LPWM protests in GR by Jason C. Miller

    The Libertarian Party of West Michigan organized a multi-affiliate tax day protest in Grand Rapids on April 17. Libertarians from the surounding counties, and state LP officials like Stacy Van Oast and Diane Barnes, joined to protest the income tax.

    Organizers estimate that 4000 pieces of "million dollar" literature were handed out by the almost 50 people that attended it.

    The Libertarian Party of West Michigan received coverage at 6:00 and 11:00 from WZZM TV 13. WOOD radio reported on the story throughout the day and allowed new chair Joe Bomarito the opportunity to speak on their afternoon talk show. Local newspapers did interviews, but it is not certain when their articles will run or to what extent.

    The one certain thing from this years protest is that next years will be even bigger.

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