- Upcoming Events
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
- Location: West Lansing Convention Center (Holiday Inn) 7501 W. Saginaw Lansing MI 48917
- Contact: Jamie Lewis Phone: (616) 254-2878 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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:
- MCRI Update by Leonard Schwartz
MCRI Temporarily Suspends Petition Drive
I'm confident that MCRI will get on the ballot a
constitutional amendment to reduce racial preferences by the
government. But it probably won't be in 2004.
To get on the ballot, MCRI needs nearly 320,000 valid
signatures made during a 180 day period. The deadline for
submitting petitions for 2004 is July 6.
A circuit court judge recently ruled that the wording
of the ballot proposal is improper. This decision is being
appealed. I'm sure that whoever loses in the court of
appeals will appeal that decision to the state supreme
court. Even if the court of appeals and the supreme court
handle the appeals on an expedited basis, the final decision
may take months.
After careful consideration of the situation, MCRI
decided that continuing the petition drive now would be a
waste of time and money. MCRI is temporarily suspending the
petition drive until litigation over the petition language
Unless the supreme court decision is soon, MCRI won't
restart the petition drive until 2005, probably in April or
early May. By restarting the petition drive in the spring, a
larger percentage of signatures can be collected by
volunteers. Also, the cost per signature collected by paid
petition circulators will be less than half the cost this
year. By postponing the petition drive to 2005, MCRI will
have more money available for advertising to convince people
to vote "Yes" in 2006.
MCRI thanks everyone who contributed time or money. We
hope that you will continue supporting the petition drive
when it restarts.
Leonard Schwartz, treasurer
Michigan Civil Rights Initiative
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- Libertarian Candidate visit to CMU
Libertarian Presidential candidate Michael Badnarik is
making an early stop prior to the LPM Convention at Central
Michigan University on April 15. Hosted by the fraternity
Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy), Mr. Badnarik will cover a wide
range of issues relevant to college students and other
Michigan citizens....... The event will take place at
Anspach 162 on the campus of Central Michigan beginning at
7:00 pm......Libertarians throughout the central part of the
state are encourage to attend and ask questions. For more
information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Convention Registration by Bill Gelineau
We may only be able to add a few seats for the
Convention Banquet after Thursday (room size). So, the time
is now to act if you hope to get in on the Townhall
Discussion including Gary Nolan, Aaron Russo, and Michael
Badnarik. This will surely be the ONE CHANCE that
Libertarians in Michigan will have to ask their questions
about the coming campaign............ We will also be
taking early registration through Thursday. Go to the LPM
website at michiganlp.org and pull the Registration Form.
E-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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