- Upcoming Events
- Petition Drive Launched to Derail Local "Living Wage"...
- Opportunity to Help a Patriot
- Upcoming Events
April 17, 2001 - 7:00 PM
- Libertarians of Allegan County monthly meeting. Main order of business will be nomination and election of LAC officers. All Allegan County LP members are welcome to come and vote. Please come and meet with your fellow members. As always, we promise to keep meetings short and to the point.
- Location: The Blue Heron Coffeeshop in Downtown Allegan on the riverfront. Directions: The entrance to 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
April 18, 2001
- Monthly meeting of the St. Clair County affiliate.
- Location: Figaro's is located at 1503 11th Street, Port Huron, MI 48060. TX: (810) 987-3588. Join us for dinner at 6:00 PM. Business begins at 7:00 PM.
- Contact: Richard Friend Phone: (810) 982-7178 E-mail: email@example.com
April 18, 2001 - 7:00 PM
- Regular Monthly Meeting
- Location: Olympia Greek Restaurant, Red Arrow Highway at Lake Street, Bridgman MI
- Contact: Glenn Whitt, Secretary Phone: (616) 473-2764 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 19, 2001 - 6:00 PM
- Benefit dinner for fellow Libertarian Karin Corliss, recovering cancer patient. Join us for pizza, salad, refreshments, anytime between 6 and 10 pm; comraderie, prizes, fun! (this is not an official event of the LPM)
- Location: Angelo Brothers Restaurant 33550 Ford Rd. (between Venoy and Wayne Rd.), Westland
- Contact: Joann Karpinski Phone: (313) 925-6917 E-mail: MOMJOANN@aol.com
April 19, 2001 - 7:00 PM
- Van Buren County Chapter of the Libertarian Party will meet in South Haven. Everyone welcome! (food will be available at 6:30)
- Location: CT's Restaurant, South Haven (on the corner of M-140 and Blue Star Highway)
- Contact: Mike Dickson Phone: (616) 637-1788 E-mail: email@example.com
April 24, 2001
- The monthly meeting of the Ottawa County Libertarian Party. This meeting includes the annual elections.
- Location: The Yellow Jacket Inn. 12011 Lake Michigan Dr. West Olive.
- Contact: Jason C. Miller Phone: (616) 669-2851 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 25, 2001 - 6:30 PM
- LP of Oakland County General Membership Meeting. Public welcome. Meet for dinner at 6:30pm, business begins at 7:30pm. General Membership Meetings are now NON-SMOKING.
- Location: Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile Rd, Berkley. Sila's is 2 blocks west of Greenfield on Twelve Mile Road.
- Contact: Chris Pellerito Phone: (248) 373-9411 E-mail: LpocChairChris@aol.com
May 1, 2001 - 6:30 PM
- Monthly Meeting - LP of Wayne County Dinner 6:30pm. Program starts at 7:45pm.
- Location: La Trattoria Restaurant - Dearborn MI
- Contact: Joann Karpinski Phone: (313) 925-6917 E-mail: Momjoann@aol.com
May 4, 2001
- May 4 - 6, 2001. 2001 Annual Libertarian Party Convention Activities include Party officer nominations, bylaw and platform changes, petiton training, and several training sessions. Speakers include Lawrence Reed (president of the Mackinac Center for public policy), RW Bradford (editor of Liberty magazine), and Cameron Knowles (libertarian talk show host). For detailed and updated information, see our web site at: www.mi.lp.org/01conv/
- Location: Bavarian Inn Lodge, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth MI
- Contact: Jim Fitzpatrick Phone: (517) 781-7767 E-mail: email@example.com
May 9, 2001 - 6:30 PM
- Libertarians of Macomb County monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner at 6:30 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more events, see the online calendar at:
- Petition Drive Launched to Derail Local "Living Wage"... by Press Release
Petition Drive Launched to Derail Local "Living Wage"
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Diane Barnes
EASTPOINTE. "We will overturn this attack on Eastpointe
taxpayers, businesses and working people," said resident and
community activist Diane Barnes in announcing an effort to
force the city council to get voter approval for its new
"Living Wage" ordinance.
Ordinance #901 was adopted unanimously by the Eastpointe
city council on April 3 -- before an audience intentionally
packed with union members, according to Barnes. "This is a
transparent attempt to artificially inflate the wage scale
for unions," she observed, "at the expense of young people
and the working poor who will be forced into the
unemployment lines simply because their skills cannot
command the $11-per-hour mandated. The unions are basically
trying to give themselves a raise by legally eliminating the
"It will devastate local businesses," added Doug Pohl owner
of the Grand Riviera Restaurant and a member of the
Eastpointe Chamber of Commerce, noting the already
increasing number of boarded up buildings and vacant retail
space in the city. "And," he added, "it will raise the cost
of city services to taxpayers when contractors have to raise
their rates to cover the higher labor costs. And all of
this," he concluded, "with absolutely no reason to believe
the people who benefit will even be residents of our city!"
The new requirement that employers provide a "Living Wage"
to all employees would apply to all city contractors as well
as to any business receiving "financial assistance" in the
form of "revenue bond financing, tax increment financing,
tax abatement, tax credit, direct grant, or any other form
of financial assistance that exceeds $ 5000.00 in any 12
Barnes and her committee have 30 days from the date the
ordinance was enacted to collect 286 signatures of
registered Eastpointe voters. She is shooting to collect 450
signatures to make up for any that prove not to have come
from qualified, Eastpointe electors. But having the support
of the Eastpointe Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chamber and
the Detroit Regional Chamber, she anticipates no problem
reaching her goal.
If the petition drive is successful, the new ordinance will
be put on hold until it can be put to a vote at the next
However, it is also possible that the entire question will
be made moot in the meantime. House Bill 4328, currently in
committee in the state legislature, would retroactively
prohibit Michigan cities from imposing a "Living Wage"
higher than the federal minimum wage.
- Opportunity to Help a Patriot by Joann Karpinski
I cordially invite you to join us at Angelo Brothers
Restaurant in Westland this Thursday, April 19th, any time
between 6PM and 10PM.
The Friends of Karin Corliss, consisting of Stacy
VanOast, Joann Karpinski, Diane Barnes, Heather Pauli (newly
elected Wayne County chair), Ann Rowe, Betty Hodges and Pam
Collins have scheduled a benefit dinner for Karin Corliss,
Wayne county activist and board member, mother of three, and
wife of Michael Corliss, our last US senate candidate and
current candidate for state chair.
The Corlisses have spent many, many hours working for
the party and liberty. I have personally worked with Karin
since the Jon Coon for State Rep camapaign in 1996.
Now they need our help. Karin had breast cancer and
went through chemo, radiation and surgery and thought it was
over. Then last October a spot was found on her liver. She
then went to California for 3 weeks of alternative
treatment, which is not covered by insurance. Thus she
incurred great expense & is still purchasing vitamins etc.
for continuing treatment.
We are having a pizza & salad dinner on Thursday to
raise funds for her at
Angelo Brothers Restaurant
33550 Ford Rd. (between Venoy and Wayne Rd.), Westland
6-10PM - come anytime Tickets $15 at the door
Raffle tickets $1 or 3 for $2 Prizes include B & B in
Marine City, $90 food basket, Det. Tiger Tix WITH
parking,Det. Symphony tix, $40 Entertainment Book, Pizza
gift cards and much more.
For info call Joann Karpinski (313) 925-6917 or Heather
We hope to see many of Karin & Mike's friends and
fellow activists there to show them we care,
libertarian-style, on Patriot's Day!
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