LPM Online

March 30, 2004


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Candidate Paperwork

  1. Upcoming Events

    April 1, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    LPWC Monthly Business Meeting. Including plans for participation at Hash Bash. Cubsí A.C.; dinner, 7:00 pm; meeting, 7:30.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center) at 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    April 1, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County Business Meeting. Dinner at 7pm; meeting 7:30pm.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center) at 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    April 1, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    Wayne County Caucus. Nomination of candidates and officers. All members are encouraged to attend. Candidate paperwork will be available and a notary will be present.
    Location: City Tavern Restaurant, 14316 Michigan Ave in Dearborn between Schaefer and Greenfield
    Contact: Greg Stempfle Phone: (313) 929-1789 E-mail: stempfle@hotmail.com

    April 3, 2004 - 12:00 PM
    Hash Bash, Ann Arborís annual protest to end the racist drug war and legalize marijuana. LPWC will provide information about libertarianism and drug legalization.
    Location: The Diag, on the U-M Central Campus.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    April 8, 2004 - 7:00 PM
    Monthly meeting of the Libertarian Party of West Michigan. Social discussion at 6:30 pm. Business agenda begins at 7:00 pm... Candidates should plan to attend for paperwork assistance and committee planning for candidate training.
    Location: Club North, 1359 Plainfield NE in Grand Rapids -- just 1/4 mile North of Leonard Avenue.
    Contact: Ron Heeren Phone: (616) 363-8999 E-mail: ronh@lpwm.org

    April 15, 2004 - 8:00 AM
    Tax and Debt information event sponsored by the Libertarian Party of West Michigan. Members and others will carry ball-and-chains to demonstrate the burden of taxes and spending on individuals and families. Literature and ball-and-chain kits are available through the LPWM.
    Location: Throughout West Michigan public and workplace areas.
    Contact: Project Chairman Tom Quinn Phone: (616) 887-3053 E-mail: mrtomq@yahoo.com

    April 17, 2004 - 9:00 AM
    Annual Convention of the Libertarian Party of Michigan --- Come join us for this annual event..... Including -- Platform discussion, Nomination of Candidates for Public Office, Selection of Delegates to the National Convention, Election of LPM Officers. Also, hear many of our Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates speak about their campaigns...... All business sessions are FREE .... The evening will feature a banquet with townhall-style debate between several of our Presidential Candidates. Registration forms have come in the current Michigan Libertarian newsletter. For more information, contact Convention Chair Jamie Lewis at jkl620@yahoo.com
    Location: West Lansing Convention Center (Holiday Inn) 7501 W. Saginaw Lansing MI 48917
    Contact: Jamie Lewis Phone: (616) 254-2878 E-mail: jkl620@yahoo.com

    April 29, 2004 - 7:00 PM
    "Take a Liberal Shooting" a fundraising event for the Libertarian Party of Oakland County. Everybody welcome. Come out and have a good time and being your friends. $45/person, includes: range time, ammo, targets, use of various firearms, and prizes. http://www.LpocMi.org/shootout.php for more info and to pay via credit card, or, make your reservations in advance and pay at the door.
    Location: Double Action Indoor Shooting Ctr., 32411 Dequindre Rd., Madison Heights. (248) 588-4488.
    Contact: Mike Netski Phone: (586) 350-5596 E-mail: michael@netski.org

    May 8, 2004 - 7:00 PM
    "Almost Banned Movie Night." A Libertarian Party of Oakland County fundraising event. Join us for a viewing of "Harry's War." "Harry's War" is the comedy/drama about a man who had finally had enough. Harry Johnson (played by Edward Herrmann) handles his tax problem like any sane patriotic American...he declares war on the Internal Revenue Service. It isn't for hate of paying taxes, but love of and defense for his "Aunt" Beverly (played by 1986 Oscar winner Geraldine Paige), who is being unjustly harassed by the IRS. Suggested donation: $10/person. This movie was released in 1981 and almost immediately withdrawn from the theaters. The stars were audited in an apparent effort to further suppress it.
    Location: LPM Headquarters in Hazel Park. 619 E. 9 Mile Rd., Hazel Park.
    Contact: LPOC Events Coordinator Phone: (248) 591-9733 E-mail: Events@LpocMi.org

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Candidate Paperwork by Leonard Schwartz

    Avoid Candidate Paperwork Problems

    Several LPM members who were nominated as candidates in 2002 didn't get on the ballot because their "Affidavit of Identity" form or their "Acceptance of Nomination" form was not filled in correctly. You must fill in both forms completely.

    Put your complete address, including zip code, on both forms. Use the address where you are registered to vote.

    If you are a candidate for representative in Congress, state representative, or county commissioner, put your district number on both forms. Except for representative in Congress, you must be registered to vote in your district.

    On your "Certificate of Acceptance," put "2nd day of November, 2004."

    On your "Affidavit of Identity," put your precinct number. This is the most common error. If you live in one of the few cities that has wards, also put your ward number. You can find this information on your voter registration card. If you cannot find your voter registration card, call your city or township clerk to get this information.

    In part II of your "Affidavit of Identity," put "11/02/04" after "General Election," and check "Regular Term." In part III, check "I agree." In part IV, check "Certification of Party Nomination."

    Your "Affidavit of Identity" must be notarized. Notaries will be at the state convention.

    Even if you don't yet know the office for which you will be a candidate, try to fill in as much of these forms as possible before the convention. You should be able to get these forms from your county clerk or the chair of your affiliate.

    These forms will be delivered to the appropriate official on Monday, April 19.

    Unless you are a candidate for Congress, you also must file a "Statement of Organization" form for your campaign committee by May 6. If you don't file this form on time, your name will still appear on the ballot. But you will have to pay a large daily late fee. Unless you are running for a judgeship, you can be the treasurer of your own committee. Put the name and address of a bank on this form even if you don't plan to open a bank account for your committee. I suggest that you fill in this form before or at the state convention. It can be delivered at the same time as your other forms. You can download this form from www.michigan.gov/sos.

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