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October 14, 2003

Contents

  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Secretary of State Responds

  1. Upcoming Events

    October 16, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County weekly meeting. Social meeting.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center) 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    October 21, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarian Discussion Group. Open to the public.
    Location: Denny's Restaurant, 3817 E. Cork St at Sprinkle Rd. & I-94
    Contact: Gerald Phillips Phone: (269) 382-0927 E-mail: gaphillips@jasnetworks.net

    October 22, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County general membership meeting. Optional dinner starts at 6:30. Meeting starts at 7:30.
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, 12 Mile Road, 2 blocks east of Greenfield, in Berkley.
    Contact: Leonard Schwartz Phone: (248) 546-3569 E-mail: schwartz@michiganlp.org

    October 23, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County weekly meeting. Quarterly newsletter final preparation and social meeting.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center) 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    October 25, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    LPM Operation Farm Team HALLOWEEN PARTY. Some sort of costume is required! We're asking for a $10 donation at the door to support Operation Farm Team. Please bring a passing dish or munchies and beverage. We're providing Pizza. Prizes (maybe silver coins) for the three best costumes. Call Ray Warner (313-361-2522) or James Hudler (734-475-9792) for information.
    Location: LPM HQ, 619 E. Nine Mile Rd, Hazel Park
    Contact: James Hudler Phone: (734) 475-9792

    October 30, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County weekly meeting. Social meeting or preparation for the elections.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center) 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    November 3, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Kalamazoo-St. Joseph Valley Libertarian Party (Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo & St. Joseph Counties) Regular Meeting. Order to eat (optional) at 6:30. Open to the public.
    Location: Kalamazoo-St. Joseph Valley Libertarian Party (Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo & St. Joseph Counties) Regular Meeting. Order to eat (optional)at 6:30. Open to the public.
    Contact: Gerald Phillips Phone: (269) 382-0927 E-mail: gaphillips@jasnetworks.net

    November 6, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County monthly business meeting.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center) 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber, Secretary Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    November 8, 2003
    2003 LIBERTY FEST . . . . . . Okemos Michigan . . . . . When: Saturday, November 8, 2003 5:00 6:00pm - Registration . . 6:00 7:30 pm Program . . . 7:30 8:00pm - Reception (cash bar) . . 8:00 9:00pm - Dinner Buffet . . . 9:00 10:00pm - Awards Presentation . . Program: Media & Third Party Politics Moderator: Bill Ballenger, Editor Inside Michigan Politics (confirmed) Panel: Mickey Hirten, Lansing State Journal (confirmed) Hugh McDiarmid Sr., Free Press-Retired (invited) Pending W. Michigan Journalist, Grand Rapids Press or other Where: Hampton Inn Suites Okemos 2200 Hampton Place, Okemos, MI (north of I-96 exit 110 Okemos/Mason) (517) 349-6100 Rooms at $74.95/night . . . . . Cost: . . .$25.00 pre-paid by November 1 . . . $30.00 at the door. . . Credit Cards Accepted through White Bros. until November 1. (to charge call Will White at (517) 349-3806)
    Location: Okemos, Michigan
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: (517) 349-3806 E-mail: whitewi5@msu.edu

    November 12, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    MACOMB COUNTY Libertarians monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner are optional starting at 6:30pm
    Location: Miles World Restaurant 17689 Masonic, Fraser MI 48026 (586)415-4500
    Contact: Keith Edwards Phone: (586) 777-7468 E-mail: keithmarni@aol.com

    More
    For more events, see the online calendar at:
    http://www.michiganlp.org/lpmonline/events.php

  2. Secretary of State Responds by Greg Dirasian

    The Secretary of State (SOS) responded to the Libertarian Party of Oakland County's complaint regarding the use of taxpayer money by the Pontiac School Board to advocate passage of a recent $455.4 million bond proposal on the ballot.

    The SOS essentially made 2 points.

    First, the LPOC's complaint lacked the proper certification statement. The certification statement used was one that was used per the instructions of the SOS's office in 2000 when a similar complaint was filed. We can only assume that they have since changed the language.

    Second, the law we cite does not prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to influence a vote. The SOS's office says the law in question "allows a public body to provide factual information and commentary, ever if such material is clearly biased." This is an interesting response, and leads us to ask the purpose of the law.

    You can investigate all the materials for yourself, including a conventient link to the law, by visiting our web site at:

    http://www.lpocmi.org/NewsRels/SosLetter.php

    We are considering further action.

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