LPM Online

September 21, 2004

Contents

  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Accelerated County Property Tax Collection - Update
  3. Troy Daze

  1. Upcoming Events

    September 23, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    Speech: "Libertarianism and College Education," by Dr. Kirby Cundiff, former Professor of Finance at Hillsdale College. Dinner at 7pm, speech 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

    September 30, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    LPWC Planning Session for annual 'Sam Adams' fund-raising dinner. 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

    October 7, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County Monthly 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

    October 10, 2004 - 12:00 PM
    Regular Executive Committee Meeting of the LPM. All dues paying members are welcome to attend.
    Location: LPM State Office 913 W. Holmes Road; Southwind Office Park - Conference Room Lansing, MI 48910
    Contact: Mike Donahue, Chairman, LPM Phone: (313) 837-9082 E-mail: forumshopper@comcast.net

    October 13, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County Executive Committee meeting. All dues-paying members are welcome.
    Location: Kerby's Koney Island at the NW corner of Square Lake and Woodward in the Kingswood Plaza.
    Contact: Nathan Allen Phone: (248) 891-3003 E-mail: chair@LpocMi.org

    October 14, 2004 - 6:30 PM
    College Libertarian Night: promotional meeting for the U-M Libertarian group. Free pizza and a speech by CL founder James Hudler.
    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

    October 14, 2004 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarian Party of West Michigan monthly meeting.
    Location: Club North Banquet Room at 1359 Plainfield NE; just North of Leonard in Grand Rapids.
    Contact: Membership Director Steve Van Til Phone: (616) 738-2807 E-mail: stevev@lpwm.org

    October 21, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    Forum: former LPM Chairs James Hudler, Stacey Van Oast, Emily Salvette, Brian Wright, Keith Edwards, and Tim O'Brien.
    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

    November 10, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County Executive Committee meeting. All dues-paying members are welcome.
    Location: Kerby's Koney Island at the NW corner of Square Lake and Woodward in the Kingswood Plaza.
    Contact: Nathan Allen Phone: (248) 891-3003 E-mail: chair@LpocMi.org

    November 11, 2004 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarian Party of Michigan monthly meeting.
    Location: Club North Banquet Room at 1359 Plainfield NE; just North of Leonard in Grand Rapids.
    Contact: Membership Director Steve Van Til Phone: (616) 738-2807 E-mail: stevev@lpwm.org

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

  2. Accelerated County Property Tax Collection - Update by Greg Dirasian

    Itís not too late to let your legislators know how you feel about accelerated property tax collection.

    Last week, we emailed you about some bills in the Michigan legislature that would affect your county property taxes. We asked you to visit http://www.SpeakOutMichigan.org/ and let your legislators know how you feel about them collecting your county property taxes early. This "tax shift," as they like to call it, is really a tax increase-you will be paying more in property taxes.

    Many of you responded to our request for help. As a result, when the bills came up for a vote on Wednesday (9/15), there were so few votes that they stopped the voting. The bills will come up for a vote again on Wednesday (9/22). During the intervening week, you can be sure that the Democrat Governor and Republican Speaker of the House were twisting some arms to get the legislators to vote for the bills. They had little or no regard for the wishes of their constituents.

    But, we stopped these bills once and we can do it again. If you have not already visited http://www.SpeakOutMichigan.org/, please do so now and use the site to let your legislators know that they need to balance the budget by cutting spending, not by collecting future property taxes early. We must keep the pressure on.

    And, please tell your friends about this. SB1111 and SB1112 are bad for Michigan. These bills are bad for families, bad for seniors, bad for homeowners, bad for renters, and bad for the businesses that provide jobs for all of us. Please contact your legislators before Wednesday, September 22.

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  3. Troy Daze by Nathan Allen

    The Libertarian Party of Oakland County sponsored an Operation Politically Homeless booth at Troy Daze over the weekend (9/17-9/19). In addition to giving out the World's Smallest Political Quiz to passersby, we also handed out quarter sheets of paper encouraging people to oppose the property tax increase that is currently being used on the http://www.SpeakOutMichigan.org web site.

    The response to our activity was overwhelmingly positive. We even gave some of the SpeakOutMichigan handouts to the Republican booth and they helped pass it out. It was a positive experience for everybody.

    Many thanks to Jerry Bloom for organizing the information booth. The whole thing went off without a hitch. From set up to refreshments for the volunteers to closing. Things do not run that smooth by accident--only by design.

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