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January 7, 2003


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Volunteer Positions Available
  3. Changing the Marijuana Laws in your town.
  4. Request for Thoughts & Prayers

  1. Upcoming Events

    January 9, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Wayne County Monthly Meeting. Special screening of John Stossel's ABC News Report "War on Drugs: War on Ourselves" featuring Detroit Police Cheif Jerry Oliver
    Location: City Tavern Restaurant, 14316 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn between Greenfield and Schaefer Dinner orders taken will be taken at 6:30.
    Contact: Greg Stempfle Phone: (313) 359-3240 E-mail: stempfle@hotmail.com

    January 11, 2003 - 10:00 AM
    Strategic Planning Conference IV. Always a productive gathering, this meeting of LPOC leaders, activists, volunteers and friends sets the tone for all of our accomplishments in the year ahead. We gather at 10:00am and start right into the business at hand. We'll take a break for pizza after a few hours, then it's back to planning and goal-setting until we've had our fill.
    Location: LPM Headquarters, 619 E Nine Mile in Hazel Park.
    Contact: Fred Martin Phone: (248) 738-9099 E-mail: Fredtmartin@aol.com

    January 16, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    This is the first meeting of the year. We will be electing officers. We are planning a good year and want the input of both members and non-members alike. Please feel to join us.
    Location: The Van Buren County Libertarian Party will be meeting at Bill Bradley's house at 746 Lee St, South Haven.
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: (616) 637-4525 E-mail: bbradley@cybersol.com

    January 22, 2003 - 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 Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile Rd, Berkley. Sila's is 2 blocks east of Greenfield on Twelve Mile Road.
    Contact: Fred Martin Phone: (248) 738-9099 E-mail: Fredtmartin@aol.com

    January 25, 2003 - 12:30 PM
    LPM Activists Meeting! Sponsored by LPM Executive Committee. Potluck luncheon and discussions on electing Libertarians to public office. Please email JerryLiberty@hotmail.com with the dish that you intend to bring for luncheon so that we don't end up with 40 baked bean casseroles :-).
    Location: LPM Headquarters, 619 E. 9 Mile Rd., Hazel Park. Five blocks east of John R. Office phone: 248-591-FREE
    Contact: Jerry Bloom, LPM Vice Chair Phone: (248) 649-5416 E-mail: JerryLiberty@hotmail.com

    February 6, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County Business Meeting. Please be at this meeting to elect LPWC officers for 2003. We will be electing Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and 3 Budget Committee Reps. We need YOU to help chart our course!
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center, 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor
    Contact: Emily Salvette Phone: (734) 668-2607 (days) E-mail: salvette@ameritech.net

    February 9, 2003 - 1:00 PM
    Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee Meeting. All dues-paying members are welcome.
    Location: LPM Headquarters, 619 E. 9 Mile in Hazel Park, 1/4 mile east of I-75.
    Contact: James Hudler Phone: (734) 475-9792 E-mail: chair@michiganlp.org

    February 20, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    The Van Buren County Libertarian Party plans to meet at Bill Bradley's house. Feel free to join us for a fun time.
    Location: 746 Lee St., South Haven
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone:  637-4525 E-mail: bbradley@cybersol.com

    April 5, 2003
    Libertarian Party of Michigan 2003 Convention
    Location: Eagle Crest Conference Center & Resort in Ypsilanti.
    Contact: Emily Salvette Phone: (734) 668-2607 E-mail: salvette@ameritech.net

    April 13, 2003 - 1:00 PM
    Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee Meeting. All dues-paying members are welcome.
    Location: LPM Headquarters, 619 E. 9 Mile in Hazel Park, 1/4 mile east of I-75.
    Contact: James Hudler Phone: (734) 475-9792 E-mail: chair@michiganlp.org

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Volunteer Positions Available by James Hudler

    Have you made your New Year's Resolutions yet? Perhaps this will be the year that you resolve to make a difference in the world by creating more liberty! The LPM needs volunteers to help with numerous tasks. If there is something in the list below that you feel you can do, please consider volunteering for the position. If you don't think you have the skills necessary to do any of these jobs, but would still like to volunteer, we have volunteers and manuals available to help train you.

    Some of our volunteers even learn skills that they can apply to their paying jobs or that they can use in searching for a new job. As chair, I am happy to be a job reference for any volunteer who is doing a great job. If you can do one of these tasks, please send an email to: volunteer@michiganlp.org

    1a. Press/Media release writer
    1b. Press/Media release distribution administrator
    2.  Fundraising letter writer
    3.  Major donor development
    4a. Membership Growth
    4b. Membership Retention
    4c. Membership Renewal Callers
    4d. Thank You Note Writers (sends notes weekly)
    4e. Inquiry Follow-up (follows-up with 4 days of receipt)
    5a. Speakers Bureau Leader (Assigns speakers, promotes program)
    5b. Speaker Bureau Speakers
    6.  Assistant Treasurer
    7.  WebMaster
    8.  Campaign Committee Chair
    9a. Office Cleaners
    9b. Office Receptionists
    10. Speak-Out-Michigan Leader
    11. Pledge Program Promoter
    12. Pledge Program Administrator (sends out monthly reminders)
    13. Letters to the Editor Organizer
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  3. Changing the Marijuana Laws in your town. by posted by Greg Stemplfe from a forward by MMM

    Michigan Marijuana Movement (MMM420) Changing the Marijuana Laws in your town.

    Greetings, On Sat. Jan 18th, 2003 at 4:20 p.m. there will be a meeting at Cuby Jacks Resturant. Cuby Jacks is located, 6527 S. Cedar St, Lansing, Mi. Phone- 517-882-1707. This meeting will bring together several groups that will discuss and plan for a new Ballot Initiative for 2004. The new initiative will give us the chance to pass several ballot proposals through-out the state.

    This is a new approch, and we feel that this may be our best chance for marijuana reform in Michigan.

    First, we need you to get a copy of your city or county Charter and bring it to the meeting. What we are hopeing to do is to have initiatives across the state, in some areas maybe Hemp, other areas, Medical, low priority for possesion with fine, and no record. We feel that by haveing several initiatives, it will give us a chance for at least some to pass. Please bring notebook and pen. This meeting will be a workshop, no frills or speaches, just work. Listed below are some things to think about

    1. Getting people 18 to 21 registered to vote

    2. E-mail, long mail data base

    3. Key leaders in the areas where we want to do the initiatives

    4. Advisory board for MMM420

    5. Petition teams to help in areas that need it.

    6. working together with other groups.

    7. Ideas to implement our plan.

    8. Getting Green, Libertarian, and other political parties involved.

    9. Any ideas that will further our abilities to be sucessfull.

    This could be the largest meeting of reform groups in Michigan to address these issues. We hope you will be able to attend, and please let us know if you can make it, by sending your name and county you live in. Cuby Jacks has good food and there are motels close by if you choose to stay the night. Some of the groups and people who will be there. MMM420, Drug Policy Forum of Mi., Cannabis Action Network, Adam Brook of the Hash Bash, Michigan Norml, Rainbow Farm, and several other groups and individuals. If you want to change the Marijuana laws in your town, now is your chance to do it. Please forward this to people who you think may be interested in what we are doing, the more support we have the more we can get done. I look forward to meeting everyone, and hope that 2004 will be a change for the better.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at Bonner@triton.net

    If you need a ride we may be able to help. With all that is going on with the drug war, we need to be active, and get something done or we will lose it. I urge all of you to try to make this meeting, it is important if we truly want to reform the Marijuana laws in our state.

    Thank you, Bonner Director MMM420

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  4. Request for Thoughts & Prayers by Glenn Whitt

    I, Glenn Whitt, and my family has a new baby girl, Hosannah Whitt. She was born on Christmas Day at the William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI weighing in at 4 lbs. and 4 oz. The down side is that she was diagnosed with Trisomy-18, a syndrome that doctors say makes a newborn baby terminally ill. They say that at some point within the next week up to five months, her body will just stop functioning. Nothing medicaly can be done to correct this rare disease. The only thing everyone can do is provide comfort for Hosannah so that death will come without pain. I realize that the Libertarian Party is a party that does not tolerate forcing one's religious beliefs onto others. If it appears to any reader of this article that I am forcing religion onto you, please accept my appology because this is directed only to those who believe similarly to how I believe in regard to the power of the Holy Ghost and of the name and the blood of Jesus Christ. I am making a request of those who believe in the power of prayer to include Hosannah, my family, and the medical professionals of Beaumont Hospital and the Hospice of Henry Ford in your prayers. I also ask that you pray that the name of Jesus will be glorified regardless of what happens. Thank you for your support.

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