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September 19, 2000


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Libertarian Presidential Campaign Comes to Michigan
  3. "Harry Browne for President" Billboards Going Up
  4. Chickens Come Home to Roost in US Senate Race
  5. FREEDOM 2000, Clare-Gladwin LP fundraiser
  6. Harry Browne Coming to Michigan
  7. Important Campaign Finance Information
  8. WARNING: Beware of MrSwap.com

  1. Upcoming Events

    September 19, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarians of Allegan County monthly meeting - - 7:00pm - Business Meeting 7:30pm - Public Forum
    Location: The Blue Heron Coffeeshop - - - Directions: Downtown Allegan on the riverfront. - - Driveway to riverfront is at corner of Hubbard & Chestnut
    Contact: Rick Dutkiewicz Phone: (616) 673-5503 E-mail: rdoogie@datawise.net

    September 20, 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

    September 21, 2000 - 5:45 PM
    Door to door literature distribution for LP (Corliss, Browne, and Slate Brochures)
    Location: Meet at Tim Campbell's residence. 3611 Butternut Drive, Lot 82, Holland.
    Contact: Jason C. Miller Phone: (616) 669-2851 E-mail: jcmiller@triton.net

    September 21, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Combined meeting of the Ballot Access Retention Committee and the Corliss for U.S. Senate Campaign Committee. We Will be coordinating our efforts for Harry Browne's visit to Mchigan on September 25th. All are welcome!
    Location: LPM Headquarters, 619 E. 9 Mile Rd., Hazel Park. Directions: Take I-75 to Nine Mile Road. Go east on Nine Mile for approximately five blocks. The HQ building will be on the left. See www.mi.lp.org/hq/ for a map.
    Contact: Michael Corliss Phone: (734) 326-5406 E-mail: Mrcorliss@aol.com

    September 21, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    The featured presentation will be "Intellectual Property Rights". See you there.
    Location: CT's Restaurant (corner M-140 & Blue Star Hwy)
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: (616) 637-1788 E-mail: bbradley@cybersol.com

    September 21, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LP of Washtenaw County fundraiser planning and candidate practice debates
    Location: Dominick's Restaurant, 812 Monroe St, Ann Arbor
    Contact: James Hudler Phone: (734) 475-9792 E-mail: aguli@provide.net

    September 24, 2000
    Harry Browne arrives
    Location: Detroit Metro Airport
    Contact: Barb Goushaw Phone: (248) 355-5058 E-mail: bgoush@best-president.com

    September 25, 2000 - 12:00 PM
    Harry Browne speaks at The Economic Club of Detroit Luncheon. Tickets are $23 for members and their spouses, $28 for non-members
    Location: Cobo Center
    Contact: The Economic Club of Detroit Phone: (313) 963-8547

    September 26, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Harry Browne: "Libertarians Want You To Be Free" THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!. Invite a friend! (or six. Professional dress requested. To make reservations or get more info, mailto RSVP@HarryBrowne2000.org and please include the names of all members of your party.
    Location: Westin Hotel - Southfield 1500 Town Center (Northwestern Hwy. Service Drive off of 10 Mile RD.) Southfield, MI. Call the hotel at 248-827-4000 for directions.
    Contact: Barb Goushaw Phone: (248) 355-5058 E-mail: RSVP@HarryBrowne2000.org

    September 26, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    The monthly meeting of the Ottawa County Libertarian Party. Guest speaker: John Bry III
    Location: The Yellow Jacket Inn. 12011 Lake Michigan Dr at 120th.
    Contact: Jason C. Miller Phone: (616) 669-2851 E-mail: jcmiller@triton.net

    September 27, 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

    September 28, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Ballot Access Retention Committee meeting.
    Location: LPM Headquaters, 619 East Nine Mile in Hazel Park, one block east of I-75.
    Contact: Barb Goushaw Phone: (248) 355-5058 E-mail: bgoush@aol.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Libertarian Presidential Campaign Comes to Michigan by Press Release

    (703) 236-5202
    Tim O'Brien (LPM)
    (313) 562-5778

    DEARBORN. Libertarian Party presidential candidate, Harry Browne, will bring his campaign to southeast Michigan early next week, according to campaign press secretary Jim Babka.

    "Mr. Browne has accepted an invitation to address the Economic Club of Detroit at a luncheon on Monday, September 25," Babka said, "and will be campaigning and doing media interviews both Monday and Tuesday, September 25 and 26.

    The Libertarian presidential candidate will then hold a special rally beginning at 7:00 pm Tuesday evening at the Westin Hotel 1500 Town Center (Northwestern Hwy. Service Drive off of 10 Mile Road) in Southfield where he will meet with supporters and the general public. "We have been sponsoring these free events across the country from Los Angeles to Atlanta," Babka said, "and they draw hundreds of people."

    Michigan LP officials expect a large turn out here, as well. "The growing popularity of the Harry Browne for President movement is the best kept secret we've been trying not to keep," LPM executive director Tim O'Brien wryly observed. "Major national polls such as Zogby and Rasmussen now have Browne at 3% to 4% in several key states -- including some crucial battlegrounds in the midwest. It's hard to understand why the media continue to cover Buchanan who has dropped below 1% and won't even be on the ballot in Michigan," he added, "while ignoring the candidate who may well control the outcome of the election."

    Highlights of the Southfield evening will include a preview of four new, eye-opening television commercials produced by the Browne campaign as well as an appearance by Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Michael Corliss.

    The Libertarian party is the third largest political party in the United States, with 166 elected office holders -- more than all other third parties combined. Nationwide, there are more than 1,500 Libertarians running for office this year (110 in Michigan) and 236 for US House seats -- 18 more than required for a majority, which makes the Libertarians the first third party in nearly a century to contest a majority of congressional seats. The Libertarian Party will also become the first third party in more than a century to have a presidential ticket on the ballot in every state for three consecutive elections.

    The press is invited to the Tuesday night rally and need not confirm in advance. For more information or to schedule a personal interview contact Browne press secretary Jim Babka at (703) 236-5202.

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  3. "Harry Browne for President" Billboards Going Up by Fred Collins

    The Billboards for the Harry Browne for President campiagn, paid for by the LPM Campaign Fund are already up in the Metro Detroit area and will be going up shortly around Grand Rapids. Anyone who can conveniently pass by any of the following locations should check them out to make sure they are up and look good:

    Detriot area (now through election day).

    12901 Gratiot left hand side, going North, South of 6 mile
    5454-90 Grandriver, left hand side, going south, at I-94
    12823-45 Hamilton, left hand side, going north, South of Davison
    11504 Woodward, right hand side, South of Davison
    23951 West 7 mile, left hand side, going west at Telegraph
    12600 E. Jefferson, right hand side, going west east of Conner
    5850 Michigan left hand side, going east, east of Livernois
    4531 West Warren, left hand side, going west, at I-94
    21126 John R right hand side, going north, between 8 & 9 mile
    2115 East 9 Mile, right hand side, going west, east of Dequindre
    300 West 11 mile, left side, going west, at Washington
    65 Baldwin, left side, going north
    7900 Greenfield, left side, going south, at Tireman
    1040 Middelbelt, right side, going south, N. of Michigan
    29207 Joy, Right side, going east, east of Middelbelt

    Grand Rapids area(Sept. 18 - Oct. 15).

    28th st. east of Breton, south side
    Chicago Dr. east of Wilson, north side
    Division & 28th St. west side
    Market south of US-131, west side
    Wealthy west of US-131, north side

    Grand Rapids area (Oct. 9 - Nov. 5).

    1923 Chicago Dr., west of Burlington, north side
    Division north of Adams, west side
    M-45 east of Linden, north side
    Madison north of Adams, west side
    Plainfield south of Quimby, west side

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  4. Chickens Come Home to Roost in US Senate Race by Press Release

    CONTACT: Tim O'Brien

    WESTLAND. "Too bad Spence Abraham doesn't steal our political ideas instead of just our campaign ideas," lamented Chris Pellerito, campaign manager for Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate, Michael Corliss.

    He was referring to Abraham's ploy of sending someone dressed in a chicken suit over to Democrat Debbie Stabenow's campaign headquarters to illustrate his opinion of her reluctance to join an October 16 debate at the Economic Club of Detroit.

    The LP's 1994 candidate for this same senate seat, Jon Coon, sent two "chickens" to follow his major party opponents around the UM/MSU football game when they refused to face him in a debate before that election. Then Democrat candidate, Bob Carr, took the jibe in good humor and ultimately consented to debate Coon. Abraham, apparently forewarned, managed to elude his "chicken" pursuer and, likewise, steadfastly refused to face the Libertarian in debate -- at least until a judge prohibited the PBS sponsored event from going forward without Coon being included.

    "Spence avoided our chicken man," Pellerito continued, "but obviously got the idea. "That's fine," he added. "We're delighted to see that Mr. Abraham now understands the true nature of a political candidate who refuses to debate his opponents."

    Corliss' campaign manager said his candidate is not just willing but actually eager to take on both Abraham and Stabenow in any forum, whether broadcast on radio or TV, or merely staged for the public to attend in person. He said Michael Corliss will accept an Economic Club of Detroit invitation to debate without any conditions.

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  5. FREEDOM 2000, Clare-Gladwin LP fundraiser by Ghazey Aleck

    Local News Release Reads: LIBERTARIANS TO HOLD FREEDOM 2000 BANQUET. The Clare-Gladwin Libertarian Party has announced that it will hold its annual banquet, Freedom 2000, on October 6, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town & Country Restaurant in Clare. Freedom 2000 combines a convention style forum with a banquet fundraiser to provide an enjoyable way to raise political awareness for the attendees. Tickets are $15.00 per person and includes a buffet dinner. Michael Corliss, candidate for the U.S. Senate is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the event. Corliss, a high school teacher from Westland, Michigan, will be making the case that his candidacy represents the only real choice for voters in the race for the U.S. Senate. He will explain why his campaign is the only campaign that offers lower taxes, smaller government and more freedom and abundance for the citizens. Also, Joanna Gargin, a pro-gun advocate, will give a brief presentation on a woman's self-defense seminar she provides called "SURVIVE." Attorney and Clare-Gladwin LP chair, Ghazey Aleck will also be speaking and will serve as the master of ceremonies for the banquet. "This event is an important way for Libertarians to promote freedom and prosperity as opposed to over-intrusive government control so that one day we can break the addiction our country has for being a welfare state," Ghazey Aleck stated. Freedom 2000 is open to all interested persons. Live music and a cash bar will be provided. Call 386-2699 for tickets or information.

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  6. Harry Browne Coming to Michigan by Greg Dirasian

    Harry Browne for President Banner

    Don't miss this rare opportunity to see and hear Harry Browne in person. Harry Browne will be arriving in Michigan for 3 days of intense campaigning. The Ballot Access Retention Committee (BARC 2000) has arranged numerous media appointments for Mr. Browne. In addition, the following events will be open to the public.

    On Monday, September 25, 2000, Harry Browne will address the Economic Club of Detroit at their luncheon at Cobo Center in Detroit. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact The Economic Club of Detroit at (313) 963-8547 for details.

    On Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at 7:00 PM, Harry Browne will be at the Westin Hotel at Prudential Town Center in Southfield Michigan. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!. Invite a friend! (or six. Professional dress requested. To make reservations or get more info, mailto RSVP@HarryBrowne2000.org and please include the names of all members of your party.

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  7. Important Campaign Finance Information by Leonard Schwartz, LPM Campaign Finance Law Adviser

    All campaign fliers and solicitation letters should contain the phrase: "Paid for by [name and address of your campaign committee]."

    If your web site has a solicitation page, the name and address of your campaign committee should be on that page.

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