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September 26, 2000


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Count Clerk Candidate Left Off the Ballot by County Clerk
  3. Ottawa Libertarians fight Hudsonville curfew

  1. Upcoming Events

    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

    September 29, 2000 - 1:00 PM
    We are once again doing a mailing for the state party. We will begin at 1:00 PM Friday, September 29, 2000. This will be a larger mailing so we anticipate working into the evening. Just to be safe, please call if you are coming in the evening to make sure we are still there.
    Location: LPM HQ at 619 E. Nine Mile Rd. in Hazel Park. It is about half a mile east of I-75.
    Contact: Joann Karpinski Phone: (248) 591-3733 E-mail: momjoann@aol.com

    October 2, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Calhoun County meeting to plan for the election and beyond.
    Location: The Moonraker Lounge and Restaurant, 11401 17 Mile Road (Old US-27) south of Marshall (about 2 miles south of Michigan Avenue).
    Contact: Albert McCallum Phone: (517) 857-2531 E-mail: admccallum@columnist.com

    October 3, 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

    October 3, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarian Party of Kalamazoo general meeting
    Location: TGI Friday's 5650 W. Main St. Oshtemo, MI
    Contact: Tim Miley Phone: (616) 668 3951 E-mail: thmiley@yahoo.com

    October 5, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    Wayne County LP - Monthly Meeting. Dinner 6:30pm Program 7:45pm. Guest speakers this month include: Wiliam Morse, Republican Candidate for 16th District US Congress and Luke Lantta of "Kids First Yes!" The organization which got School Vouchers on the November ballot.
    Location: La Trattoria Restaurant Michigan Avenue near Schaffer Dearborn MI.
    Contact: Joann Karpinski Phone: (313) 925-6917 E-mail: MOMJOANN@aol.com

    October 5, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Meeting of the Corliss for U.S. Senate Campaign Committee. 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

    October 6, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    FREEDOM 2000 BANQUET. Clare-Gladwin Libertarian Party annual fundraiser banquet. Michael Corliss for U.S. Senate to speak along with others. Buffet dinner, cash bar and live music! $15.00 per person.
    Location: Town & Country Restaurant--Clare, Michigan
    Contact: Ghazey Aleck Phone: (517) 386-2699 E-mail: alecklawfirm@alecklawfirm.com

    October 9, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Clare-Gladwin Libertarian Party Meeting. Refreshments provided. Local newpaper and radio ads will be developed for the 2 weeks leading to the election. All out push to get out all of the remaining literature and signs will also be organized.
    Location: Mid Michigan Community College, Room 273
    Contact: Ghazey Aleck Phone: (517) 386-2699 E-mail: aleckfamily@voyager.net

    October 9, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Location: Fillmore's Restaurant on US-12 on the west side of Jonesville (at the railroad crossing about 1/2 mile west of M-99).
    Contact: James Parker Phone: (517) 439-0643

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Count Clerk Candidate Left Off the Ballot by County Clerk by Press Release

    CONTACT: Tim O'Brien
    (313) 562-5778

    DEARBORN. "What more proof do we need," asked Nancy O'Brien, Libertarian Party candidate for Wayne County Clerk, "that we desperately need a competent person running the clerk's office in Wayne County?"

    She was referring to the fact that that very office left her name off the ballot for the November 7 election as a candidate for it.

    "Of all of the Clerk's responsibilities," she continued, "what could be more important than accurately preparing the election ballot?" The question was clearly rhetorical.

    The oversight came to light when the LP candidate, wondering why she had not yet received a proof ballot prior to its printing for absentee voters, went to her hometown clerk's office in Allen Park and inquired about the status of the process. A call by an assistant there to the Wayne County Clerk's office got a listing of all the certified candidates. Ms. O'Brien -- who brought along documentation of her nomination by the Libertarian Party of Michigan for Wayne County Clerk -- was surprised to discover that she was not considered a candidate for that office by that office. But not very surprised.

    "How exquisitely appropriate," she remarked with no small appreciation of the irony of the situation. "Wayne County is so completely dominated by incompetent Democrats that they apparently considered the election over after the primary. The fact that the Democrat candidate is a respiratory therapist with a degree from a correspondence school and no experience in government whatever is, for them, entirely beside the point. The Democrats have made their choice," she observed, "so, who cares about the general election?"

    A follow-up call to the Bureau of Elections in Lansing revealed that O'Brien had not only been left off the ballot entirely, but in at least one district another party's candidate had been listed on the Libertarian ballot line.

    "Like most everyone else I had often heard about the incompetence in Wayne County government," she concluded, "but you really can't appreciate just how absurd it is until you actually get involved and try to do something about it."

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  3. Ottawa Libertarians fight Hudsonville curfew

    The platform of the Libertarian Party reads "We believe that young people are not inherently criminal and call for the repeal of curfew laws." and so OCLP members have decided to enact our platform. Libertarians collected signatures and rallied support for the repeal of the City of Hudsonville's age-based curfew. Libertarian state rep candidate for district 90 (including Hudsonville), Tim Campbell, and Jason Miller are leading the cause. One interview has already been conducted with the media and more will come. The message will be presented at the October 10 City Council meeting.

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