LPM Online

June 6, 2000


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. 18-year-old Libertarian in media
  3. Libertarian Presidential Hopefuls to "Slash the Pork"
  4. LP of Oakland County Meeting Modification

  1. Upcoming Events

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

    June 6, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Kalamazoo Libertarian Party General meeting
    Location: TGI Friday's, 5650 W. Main Street, Oshtemo, MI
    Contact: Tim Miley Phone: (616) 668-3951 E-mail: thmiley@yahoo.com

    June 8, 2000 - 7:30 PM
    Monthly meeting of the Libertarian Party of West Michigan
    Location: Brann's at 131 and Leonard in Grand Rapids.
    Contact: Bill Gelineau Phone: (616) 249-9735 E-mail: gelineau@iserv.net

    June 11, 2000 - 3:00 PM
    SLASH THE PORK! An Afternoon Garden Party, with Libertarian Presidential Candidates, Harry Browne, Don Gorman, and Barry Hess, Who Will "Slash the Pork" Of Government Spending. Hosted by the Libertarian Party of Michigan Ballot Access Retention Committee(BARC 2000. For additional information or tickets, Call Barb or Bruce at 248-355-5058
    Location: Home of Barb Goushaw and Bruce Hoepner, 19514 W. Nine Mile Rd., Southfield.
    Contact: Barb Goushaw Phone: (248) 355-5058 E-mail: greg@newsnetpipeline.com

    June 12, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LP of Livingston County invites you to attend our monthly meeting. Dinner is 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

    June 12, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    South Central LP, Hillsdale-Branch county meeting. Planing for election 2000 and PRA 2000 petition drive.
    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

    June 13, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    Montly meeting of the Libertarian Party of Lapeer/Genesee. On the agenda, State convention report, candidate discussion and stratagy, electional delegate news, new officers. If all this sounds hum-drum, then you don't know how much fun you are missing. Come to the meeting and find out. 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 north of the RR tracks.
    Contact: Trish Marie Phone: (810) 742-7268 E-mail: Trishmare@aol.com

    June 13, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    South Central LP Meeting, Calhoun County. Topics: Time and place for future meetings, and "Personal contact -- The foundation of every successful political action."
    Location: Moonraker Lounge and Restaurant, 11401 17 Mile Road (Old US 27 -- It is called Kalamazoo St. in Marshall.), Marshall (just south of Marshall, 2 mi. or so south of the traffic circle). Please note change of date to Tuesday.
    Contact: Al McCallum Phone: (517) 857-2531 E-mail: admccallum@columnist.com

    June 14, 2000 - 6:00 AM
    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 Clinton Township County Commissioner Leon Drolet. He is libertarian in philosophy. He ran as a Republican. He will be speaking on what the job of a county commissioner is. Leon will share a series of situations that he has faced as a County Commissioner and ask us how we would vote if we were elected Libertarians.
    Location: Miles World Resturant, 17689 Masonic, Fraser, MI 48026, 810-415-4500.
    Contact: Diane Barnes Phone: (810) 774-1625 E-mail: DBarnes98@aol.com

    June 15, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Monthly Meeting (Food and drink optional)
    Location: CT's Restaurant (corner M-140 and Blue Star Hwy)
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: (616) 637 1788 E-mail: bbradley@cybersol.com

    June 17, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LPSC Monthly Public Meeting featuring Guest Speaker Michael Corliss, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate. Mr. Corliss will begin speaking at 7:00. If you want to enjoy dinner, please meet us at 6:00. Everyone is Welcome!
    Location: Brenda's Bistro, 230 West Main Street, Durand (exit 118 off I-69) 517-288-7212
    Contact: Ben Steele III Phone: (517) 288-5616 E-mail: bsteele1@tir.com

    June 20, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Monthly Meeting of the Libertarians of Allegan County. Business at 7:00 at the Blue Heron. - - - At 7:30 we will be going to the Grill House for a special celebration honoring the winner of our Letters to the Editor contest. Public Welcome! The Grill house is on M-40, one mile south of Allegan.
    Location: The Blue Heron Coffeeshop -- Downtown Allegan on the riverfront. Directions: Driveway to riverfront is at corner of Hubbard & Chestnut, drive behind Docherty’s.
    Contact: Rick Dutkiewicz Phone: (616) 673-5503 E-mail: rdoogie@datawise.net

    June 21, 2000
    Monthly meeting of the St. Clair County affiliate.
    Location: Armbrusters Sports Bar and Grill located at 1211 Griswold, Port Huron, MI 48060. TX: (810) 982-2255. Join us for dinner at 6:00 PM. Business begins at 7:00 PM.
    Contact: Richard Friend Phone: (810) 982-7178 E-mail: rfriend2000@advnet.net

    June 21, 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

    June 26, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    Meeting of the LPM Ballot Access Retention 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

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. 18-year-old Libertarian in media

    James Lopez, The Ottawa County Libertarian Party's youngest candidate, has experienced a warm welcome from the media. An energetic 18-year-old with ideals and principles makes a great story in the dull, Republican dominated West Michigan area.

    WOOD radio recorded a segment on him and added it the news given to all Clear Channel stations (several in the area). The radio stations have picked up the story, but so has the print media. The Grand Rapids Press ran a nice story (view it online at http://gr.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/20000530glibrun30104305.frm ), and the local alternative news-weekly should have an article out this Thursday.

    The Lopez campaign is now mobolizing dozens of volunteers in Ottawa County to canvass the area and get the word out. Unlike most candidates, the media has demonstrated that it will cover the Lopez campaign (it has received more coverage to date than the major party candidates in the race!), but Libertarians must get behind this campaign.

    If you'd like to contribute your time or your money, please visit the committee's website at:

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  3. Libertarian Presidential Hopefuls to "Slash the Pork" by Press Release

    CONTACT: Bill Shotey 

    DEARBORN. On Sunday, June 11, the three leading contenders for the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States will be taking the opportunity to slash the pork -- literally.

    The Libertarian Party of Michigan is sponsoring a special Pig Roast fund raising event in Southfield to benefit the party's Campaign Fund.

    "Most voters don't realize that our very existence as a ballot-qualified party depends entirely on how well our 'top-of-ticket' candidate does," observed event hostess and Ballot Access Retention Committee chair, Barb Goushaw . "This year that will, of course, be our presidential candidate. And since we won't even know who that will be until after the national nominating convention in July, let alone what his or her campaign strategy or funding will be," she continued, "we are raising our own campaign money right here in Michigan to buy advertising to support our candidate in this 'ballot-status' race."

    Harry Browne , the LP's '96 nominee for president and the leading contender to be the party's first ever, second time candidate, has already committed to attend, as have longer shot contenders former New Hampshire state rep, Don Gorman, and Arizona entrepreneur, Barry Hess. Each of the three in turn will take machete in hand and have a whack at the giant, roast pig.

    Tickets to Slash the Pork are $40 for the afternoon event and include all food, drink and games, as well as other uniquely Libertarian entertainment.

    Complimentary press passes are available with advance request.

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  4. LP of Oakland County Meeting Modification by Greg Dirasian

    Due to the busy June schedule (Slash the Pork on June 11 and national convention beginning on June 29), the Libertarian Party of Oakland County will be combining the general membership meeting with the executive committee meeting and we will meet only once this month on June 21. We will still meet at Sila's in Berkley.

    Barb Goushaw will be our featured speaker this month. She will be giving the same speech that she will give as the keynote address at the national convention in Anaheim later this month. If you can't make it to the national convention, this will be your opportunity to enjoy some of it right here.

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