- Upcoming Events
November 7, 2000
- Election Day - Don't forget to vote!
- Location: Precinct polling places across the state
- Contact: Your Libertarian Candidates Phone: (248) 740-0292
November 7, 2000
- Wayne County LP - Monthly Meeting. Dinner 6:30pm Program 7:45pm. Mostlikely this meeting will be cancelled
- Location: La Trattoria Restaurant Michigan Avenue near Schaffer Dearborn MI
- Contact: Joann Karpinski Phone: (313) 925-6917 E-mail: MOMJOANN@aol.com
November 7, 2000 - 7:00 PM
- Election Night Party! Watch the returns, eat some hot dogs and chili, warm up after working the polls with good friends and good food! Candidates not in the vicinity, please keep us apprised of your campaign that night at, (248)591-FREE.
- Location: LPM Headquarters 619 E. Nine Mile Road (just east of I-75) Hazel Park
- Contact: Stacy Van Oast Phone: (810) 784-8783 E-mail: email@example.com
November 7, 2000 - 8:00 PM
- West Michigan LP Election Night Party
- Location: Old Kent Building, University Club - Athletic Dining Room (basement floor), 111 Lyon Street, Grand Rapids.
- Contact: Bill Gelineau Phone: (616) 456-8311 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 8, 2000 - 6:00 PM
- Libertarians of Macomb County monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner at 6:00 PM, business begins at 7:00 PM.
- Location: Miles World Resturant, 17689 Masonic, Fraser, MI 48026, 810-415-4500
- Contact: Diane Barnes Phone: (810) 774-1625 E-mail: email@example.com
November 8, 2000 - 7:00 PM
- Kalamazoo Libertarian Party general meeting - Note: Held on Wednesday due to elections
- Location: TGI Friday's, 5650 W. Main Street, Oshtemo, MI
- Contact: Tim Miley Phone: (616) 668-3951 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 9, 2000 - 7:00 PM
- The Libertarian Party of West Michigan hosts it's monthly meeting at Brann's. All members and interested individuals are encouraged to attend. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm.
- Location: Brann's on Leonard, Just off of US 131. Meeting takes place in the private meeting room.
- Contact: Derek Hollemans Phone: (616) 262-1008 E-mail: email@example.com
November 10, 2000 - 7:00 PM
- Post-Campaign 2000 Party and Happy-1-year-Birthday-to-Us Party! Open to all who are interested. Hors d'oeuvres, coffee, and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Bring your own alcoholic beverages - yes, it's legal. If you live in or near Allegan County, and if youíve been putting off attending a Libertarian event, this will be an excellent and fun opportunity to get to know some of West Michiganís finest Libertarians!
- Location: The Blue Heron Coffeeshop - in the upstairs meeting room - - - Directions: The entrance to the Riverfront parking is at the corner of Hubbard and Chestnut. Drive down and park behind Dockerty's. The Blue Heron is right next door to Docherty's, entrance on the riverfront.
- Contact: Rick Dutkiewicz Phone: (616) 673-5503 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 11, 2000 - 6:30 PM
- LibertyFest 2000 Featuring the 2000 Defender of Liberty Awards presentation and keynote speaker Jacob Hornberger, emceed by Ghazey Aleck. Cost is $35 before October 23, $45 after the deadline, $50 at the door, Cash bar.
- Location: Miles World Resturant, 17689 Masonic (near Groesbeck), Fraser, MI 48026, Restaurant phone #:810-415-4500. See www.mi.lp.org/libfest/map.htm for directions and a map.
- Contact: Diane Barnes Phone: (810) 774-1625 E-mail: Dbarnes98@aol.com
November 13, 2000 - 7:00 PM
- Clare-Gladwin Libertarian Party Meeting. General election discussion to take place. Furthermore, we will develop over the next 3 meetings a comprehensive plan (with built in flexibility) for the next 2 year election cyle. Focus on fundraising and recruitment of candidates.
- Location: Mid Michigan Community College. Refreshments provided.
- Contact: Ghazey Aleck Phone: (517) 386-2699 E-mail: email@example.com
November 13, 2000 - 7:00 PM
- The LP of Livingston County invites you to attend our monthly meeting. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. with business starting afterwards.
- Location: Mexican Jones Restaurante, 675 W. Grand River, Brighton, MI.
- Contact: Matt Dickinson Phone: (810) 231-1254
November 13, 2000 - 7:00 PM
- Hillsdale-Branch counties meeting. Report on election and looking to the next election.
- Location: Filmores 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
November 15, 2000
- Monthly meeting of 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 16, 2000 - 7:30 PM
- Monthly meeting. Nominations are now open for an interum chairman.
- Location: CTs Restaurant, South Haven, located on the corner of M-140 and Blue Star Highway
- Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: (616) 637-4525 E-mail: email@example.com
- For more events, see the online calendar at:
- Your Libertarian Voter's Guide by Mark Heil
Yes, this newsletter has arrived in your inbox one day
earlier than usual. Everyone will be busy tomorrow on
election day so this will serve as one last reminder of who
our candidates are. Many of our candidates will need
volunteers to work the polls tomorrow, so I included there
phone numbers and e-mail addresses, please contact your
local candidates to offer your help!
United States President and Vice PresidentBack to Contents
Harry Browne and Art Olivier
United States Senate
Michael Corliss - www.corliss2000.org, Westland,
State Board of Education
Diane Barnes, Eastpointe, DBarnes98@aol.com, 810-774-1625
Jon E. Coon, Southgate, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Jon will not be printed on the ballot, you can still
write his name in as a write-in vote.
Regent University of Michigan
Tim A Maull , Ann Arbor
Marvin M Surowitz, Mt. Clemens
Trustee Michigan State University
Michael H Miller, East Lansing
Violet M Steele, Corunna
Governor Wayne State University
Thomas W Jones, Detroit, email@example.com
Scott A Boman, Detroit
Justice of the Supreme Court
(listed as non-partisan)
Jerry J Kaufman, Huntington Woods
David H Raaflaub, Ann Arbor
Robert W Roddis , Grosse Pointe Farms
United States House of Representatives
1st District - John W Loosemore, Pelkie, firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd District - Bruce Smith , Douglas, email@example.com,
3rd District - Erwin J Haas, Grand Rapids, firstname.lastname@example.org
4th District - Richard L Whitelock, Ionia,
5th District - Clint Foster- Bay City,
6th District - William H. Bradley- South Haven,
7th District - Robert F. Broda, Jr., Lansing,
8th District - James P. Eyster - Chelsea, JPEyster@aol.com
or JPE@eyster.com, 734-662-8084
9th District - Laurie Martin, Waterford, SpeakFree1@aol.com
10th District - Richard T. Friend - Port Huron,
11th District - Richard Gach - Bloomfield Hills,
12th District - Andrew LeCureaux, Hazel Park,
13th District - Karin R Corliss, Westland, email@example.com
14th District - Constance Catalfio, Grosse Pointe Woods
15th District - Raymond H Warner, Detroit, firstname.lastname@example.org
16th District - Edward Hlavac, Dearborn
Michigan House of Representatives
1st District - Craig Hodges, Harper Woods
3rd District - Joann M Karpinski, Detroit, email@example.com
9th District - Kenneth E Vojtech, Detroit
12th District - Michael Donahue, Detroit
15th District - Greg Stempfle - Dearborn,
16th District - Christopher Gonzalez, Dearborn Heights
18th District - David Nagy , Livonia, firstname.lastname@example.org
19th District - John Tatar , Livonia
22nd District - Ken Reyes, email@example.com ,
23rd District - Rick Secula, Grosse Ile, firstname.lastname@example.org
24th District - Eric B Gordon, Wyandotte
25th District - John Morgan , Melvindale
26th District - Keith Edwards, St. Clair Shores,
27th District - David Wejrandt, Roseville
29th District - Dean Sahutske , Warren, email@example.com
31st District - Jim Miller , Clinton Township
32nd District - Bob Van Oast, Richmond
33rd District - Joe Zemens , Chesterfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
35th District - Magalene C Boleyn, Oak Park,
38th District - Anne Bora, South Lyon, GaryBora@mich.com
39th District - Ray Kozora, West Bloomfield,
41st District - Jeffrey J Hampton , Royal Oak,
47th District - Trish Marie, Grand Blanc, Trishmare7@aol.com
50th District - James C Shollenberger, , email@example.com,
61st District - Sean Nunnemaker, Kalamazoo
63rd District - Albert McCallum- - Springport,
67th District - Yepram Dervahanian, Fowlerville
74th District - Bill Gelineau, Grandville,
76th District - Paul Mastin, Grand Rapids,
80th District - Tim Miley, Mattawan,
85th District - Trafton Jean, firstname.lastname@example.org, 201 N. Lansing
St., Owosso MI 48867, 517-723-1964
86th District - David A Brown, email@example.com,
88th District - Rick Dutkiewicz , Allegan,
90th District - Tim Campbell, Holland,
96th District - Scott D. Carter, Saginaw
102nd District - Gregory A Willis, Boon, firstname.lastname@example.org
County and Township Races
Sheriff - Dennis Survilla, Allegan, 616-694-5226
4th District - Jan C Knibbe, Douglas
Portsmouth Township Trustee
Dick Jozwiak, email@example.com, 517-895-1146
Tom Baker, Eau Claire
Glenn Whitt, Berrien Springs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oronoko Charter Township
Clerk - Jay Suave
Three Oaks Township
Trustee - Ronald Freehling, Three Oaks
Cassandra L Meadowcroft, Clare
Trustee - Trena K Moss, Allen
Trustee - James B Parker, Hillsdale
1st District - Carole Miley, Kalamazoo
Jamie Lewis, Grand Rapids, Gumpold@aol.com
4th District - William W Hall, Esq., Rockford, email@example.com
Trustee - Derek E Hollemans, Plainfield Township,
8th District - Albert B. Swindle, Adrian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard A Samul, Pinckney
6th District - George Sise, Pinckney
Sheriff - Al Titran, Roseville, email@example.com
7th District - Paul Soyk, Sterling Heights,
18th District - Mark Heil, Harrison Twp.,
22nd District - Rosemary Racchi, Roseville, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee - Scott W Allen, Clinton Township,
5th District - Stephen Townsend, Midland, email@example.com
Paul W Champion, Holly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa L Kozora, West Bloomfield, email@example.com
Leonard C Schwartz, Oak Park, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael A Carson, Ortonville
Robert W Schubring , Troy, email@example.com
1st District - Mark Carney, Holly, firstname.lastname@example.org
5th District - Fred Martin, Waterford., SpeakFree1@aol.com
16th District - David Eisenbacher , Troy, 248-619-7119
22nd District - Steve Afton, Royal Oak, BillaRites@aol.com
23rd District - Steven G Schulte, Huntington Woods,
Trustee - Donald A McCallum, Conklin
Kimberly Cashman, Ypsilanti, BJCash@aol.com
12th District - James Montgomery, Ann Arbor, MFJ@umich.edu
Ann Arbor Mayor
Charles Goodman, 211 N Main St #2 Ann Arbor MI 48104,
734-665-1290 (H), 734-764-6285 (W), email@example.com
Ann Arbor City Council
Ward 3 - J.P. Denoyer, P.O.box 2503, Ann Arbor MI 48106,
Ward 4 - Stephen Saletta, 3606 Partridge Path #4, Ann Arbor
MI 48108, 734-477-5193, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 5 - Lawrence Purdy, 1026 W Liberty St., Ann Arbor MI
48103, 734-827-2446 (H,) 734-429-5300 (W),
Superior Township Parks Commissioner
Brett Cashman, Ypsilanti, BJCash@aol.com
Sylvan Township Trustee
James L Hudler , Ypsilanti, email@example.com
Ypsilanti Township Trustees
Geoffrey Foster, Ypsilanti, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawrence W Johnson , Ypsilanti
Dan LaFavers, Ypsilanti, email@example.com
Nancy O'Brien, Allen Park, firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd District - Gregory Creswell , Detroit
4th District - Edward Karpinski, Detroit
13th District - Loel R Gnadt, Lincoln Park, email@example.com
Lyon Township Library Board Trustee
Gary Bora - GaryBora@mich.com
- Campaign Caravan by Barb Goushaw
On Monday November 6, the HB for President/BARC
committee of Michigan will be making the rounds in the most
incredible promotional device you have ever seen! It's a
giant lighted billboard-truck, that flashes a changing
message. The intinerary for the day is in the following
press releae in this newsletter. Candidates are welcome to
join us to shake hands and kiss babies, and pass out your
literature. Volunteers are welcome to follow along and
distribute literature. Please note - the times listed may
change on the fly - if we are at a location and receiving
alot of attention, we may choose to stay longer. Likewise,
we may move on earlier, if a location proves to be "dead"
To view the truck go to
We will make it a point to stop at various media
outlets, and high traffic locations along the way.
The messages currently planned are:
"Stop Wasting Your Vote! Vote Libertarian!
Harry Browne for President!
Mike Corliss for US Senate!
The sound system on the truck will alternate between
Sousa marches and our radio commericals - loudly!
If a candidate joins us, and we are in their district
(or they are state wide) we have the ability to input their
name on the spot, and have their message join the rotation.
Diane Barnes - we will put your name in as soon as you
Please call my cell phone - or Greg's to confirm our
location if you are planning on joining us somewhere along
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Barb - 313- 418-5256
- Libertarian Party Plans Election Eve Campaign Caravan by Press Release
DEARBORN. The Libertarian Party of Michigan will be
taking its message to the streets on November 6 with a
giant, rolling billboard that will roam the metro Detroit
area the entire day.
The specially built 24,000 lb. vehicle features
billboards on both sides comprised of 18,400 lights, as well
as a 5,000 watt stereo system.
"We will be reminding voters that tomorrow is election
day," said spokesperson, Barbara Goushaw. "And, of course,"
she quickly added, "that there is an alternative on the
ballot to the two old, ossified political parties."
"We'll be promoting the campaigns of our presidential
candidate, Harry Browne, and our US Senate candidate,
Michael Corliss," continued LPM chair, Stacy Van Oast, "and
all the rest of the more than 100 LP candidates up and down
the Michigan ballot."
"We will be making a point," added executive director
Tim O'Brien, "to stop by all of the major media outlets.
Perhaps," he added with tongue planted firmly in cheek, "we
will park the truck directly across their front doors and
suggest at about 150 decibels that we won't be in the way
since they can simply continue to pretend that we're
invisible. It should be easy for them," he concluded with a
sly grin. "They've had lots of practice."
Various Libertarian Party candidates will travel with
the election eve Campaign Caravan at various times
throughout the day, meeting with voters and distributing
The planned route and schedule is as follows (times are
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6:00 AM - 9:30 AM:
- Rouge Plant - Gate 4 overpass, 3001 Miller Rd., 1 mile
south of Michigan Ave.
- Ford Engineering - About 1 mile east of Telegraph off of
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:
- Detroit News - 615 W. Lafayette
- Free Press - 600 W. Fort St.
- WDIV/Channel 4 - 550 W. Lafayette
- WJR - 3011 W. Grand Blvd.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM:
Wayne State University
- John Lodge Expwy & W. Warren
- WDET FM - 4600 Cass St
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM:
Drive towards Southfield via Woodward Ave.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM:
- WJBK - Fox 2: 16550 W. 9 Mile Rd.
- WXYZ - ABC 7: 20777 W. 10 Mile Rd.
- WKBD - UPN 50: 26905 W. 11 Mile Rd.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM:
Drive towards Pontiac via Telegraph
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM:
- GM Truck & Bus plant
- Oakland County Complex - 1200 N Telegraph
- Oakland Press - 48 W. Huron
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Auburn Hills
- Daimler Chrysler Tech Center
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM:
Drive towards Royal Oak via Woodward Ave.
- Loop through Birmingham
- Observer/Eccentric - 805 E. Maple
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Royal Oak
- Daily Tribune - 210 E. 3rd St.
- Downtown Royal Oak
- Keep Your Government Even Closer by Tim O'Brien
The following article is the latest in a series of
Op-ed articles written by LPM Executive Director Tim O'Brien
and submitted to news outlets across the state for
publication. This current article was published on August
17, 2000 in the Detroit Free Press and can be viewed on
their web site at:
"Why should I swap one tyrant 3,000 miles away," asked
Benjamin Martin, the fictional (and archetypically
reluctant) American hero in the recent movie The Patriot,
"for 3,000 tyrants one mile away?"
While Mel Gibson's character's concerns about the
potential dangers of mobocracy are well advised and would be
shared by those who designed our constitutionally limited
republic, the proximity of the governors to the governed is,
nevertheless, not an inconsequential question.
Indeed, it is one that remains with us more than two
centuries later as Michigan voters consider amending our
constitution to require that any impositions by the state
legislature upon smaller units of government require
two-thirds concurrence in both houses.
Opponents of the measure, designated Proposal 2 on the
November 7 ballot, have endlessly repeated the refrain that
this amendment would permit "minority rule."
This is not merely false. It is disingenuous,
scare-mongering propaganda. Proposal 2 will convey no
authority of less than half the legislature to impose
anything on the majority. Quite the reverse. It empowers
one-third plus one to block any impositions by the state
legislature on more local jurisdictions.
And that is an outstanding idea. Lansing is too far
removed from our daily lives to permit most of us any input
whatever in the decision-making done there.
I have met my state senator once, my state rep twice,
and Governor Engler twice. Each of those encounters was
exceedingly brief. It is safe to say that none of the three
would know me from Benjamin Martin (though, in truth I am
only occasionally confused with Mel Gibson).
On the other hand I am on a first name basis with my
mayor and all six of the members of my city council. And
it's easy to see why this is so. My hometown of Allen Park
has a total population of just over 30,000 within an area of
only seven square miles. City council meetings are every
second and fourth Tuesday of the month at a city hall that's
barely two miles from my front door. I can -- and do --
attend and even address most of them.
And in six years since I have worked on successful
efforts that have amended our city charter to put term
limits on local officials, stopped a $20 million recreation
center bond proposal as well as two straight-up tax
increases, and unceremoniously dumped an incumbent mayor and
most of the city council.
Of course, I also came up short in a petition drive to
recall another mayor. But, you can't win 'em all.
And making waves in a small pond can have ripple
effects that spread farther than one might guess.
More than three years ago I was the lone voice at my
city council meetings demanding to know when the all but
abandoned 38 acre VA hospital complex at the north end of
town would be wrested from federal control and put to
productive purpose. I was at first regarded as some kind of
not-too-tightly-wrapped Don Quixote since everyone knows
that no one budges the federal government. But, eventually,
other citizens began complaining -- which the local press
Soon some city council members began observing that
this was not an unreasonable question. Then came a Task
Force by some downriver state reps. Of course, it was
photo-op grandstanding on their part. But it, in turn, drew
the attention of Congressman Dingell. By this time the
mayor and the entire city council had fully joined the
cause. And just a few days ago the news was announced that a
bill has been passed in congress authorizing $14 million to
raze the 22 buildings of the old, VA medical complex in
Allen Park, Michigan. President Clinton's signature is
expected shortly, so the project may commence as early as
I doubt very much that we would be where we are today
in this whole process if it had to begin with an average
citizen knocking on the front door of the White House. Or
wandering the halls of the capitol in Lansing.
With all due respect to our Patriot hero, there is in
fact tremendous advantage in keeping political
decision-making as close to home as possible. I have had
some notable successes affecting the local laws and
regulations that govern my life and property. I do not care
to have all of my work undone at the whim of a bare majority
of legislators 100 miles away representing the collective
wishes of the entire state.
And if I am unable to persuade my neighbors to make
local conditions to my own liking, Lincoln Park is right
next door. Escaping intolerable state-wide dictates would
be far more disruptive and inconvenient. Not to mention the
fact that I can't even imagine becoming a Buckeye fan.
That's why I will be casting an enthusiastic "Yes!"
vote for Proposal 2.
And this could be just the beginning. State
Representative Robert Gosselin, R-Troy, recently introduced
a bill (HB 6043) that would require a two-thirds vote of a
city council to adopt any ordinance that "intervenes in the
affairs of individuals, families, businesses or taxpayers."
What an outstanding idea! Before you know it people
might actually be back in charge of their own lives.
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- LP of Washtenaw Changes Weekly Meeting Site, Day
The LP of Washtenaw County is changing the day and
location of its weekly meetings. Starting November 20, 2000,
the LPWC will meet Mondays at 7:00 pm in the Ann Arbor City
Council chambers (in City Hall, on Huron St). After the
public comment portion of the City Council meeting is over,
we will move on to Arbor Brewing Company, 116 E. Washington
St.(734-213-1393)in downtown Ann Arbor for the 8:00 to 10:00
portion of our meeting. Call Chair James Hudler for more
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- Pollworkers Needed by Scott W. Allen
I'm seeking volunteers to work the polls on Tuesday.
I'm going to attempt to coordinate it so that people who
volunteer to pass out my "Scott W. Allen for Clinton
Township Trustee" literature, are place in a precinct where
the can pass out Jim Miller's State Rep (31) literature as
I wouldn't have any objection if any Corliss or Browne
literature got passed out too. Although I have none to make
If you are able to assist me, please contact me by
phone Back to Contents
Scott W. Allen
A Libertarian for Clinton Township Trustee