LPM Online

May 30, 2006

  1. Upcoming Events

    June 04, 2006 - 00:00 AM
    Libertarian information booth at the Motor City Pride Fest. Volunteers needed to staff the booth from noon to 5.
    Location: Downtown Ferndale on 9 Mile, west of Woodward.
    Contact: Ray Warner Phone: 313-361-2552 Email: RHWarner@webtv.net

    June 06, 2006 - 6:30 PM
    The Libertarian Party of West Michigan will be hosting a combined speaker event followed by a business meeting. Tim Doctor, a local radio personality on 1230 WTKG AM, will speak about Libertarianism and the lousy Michigan economy. The talk will be followed by a discussion/Q&A period. All members, their guests, and the public are welcome. We will also hold a special convention to nominate a secretary. The event will be held with an open cash bar
    Location: Knights of Saint Casimir on 6th Street in Grand Rapids.
    Contact: Eric Larson Phone: 616-949-2844 Email: chair@lpwm.org

    June 08, 2006 - 6:00 PM
    The Southwest Michigan Libertarian Party will be holding it's monthly meeting. Anyone who needs a ride, call Bill Bradley. Dinner is optional. Members & Guests are welcome!
    Location: IHOP, 1981 Pipestone Rd (just NW of the I-94 Interchange), Benton Harber, MI
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269 637-4525 Email: wbradley@i2k.com

    June 13, 2006 - 7:30 PM
    Capital Area LP monthly meeting Informal - dinner & drinks available. campaign planning, MCRI, and the usual politics will be discussed.
    Location: Barley's, 727 E Miller Rd., Lansing
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Motor City Pride Fest

    Libertarians will have an information booth at the Motor City Pride Fest in downtown Ferndale on 9 Mile, west of Woodward, on Sunday, June 4. We need volunteers to staff the information booth from noon to 5:00.
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  3. ACLU and MCRI — by Leonard Schwartz

    Attention ACLU Members:

    There are two main differences between Libertarians in the American Civil Liberties Union and most Democrats in ACLU:

    1. Libertarians support the entire Bill of Rights, but most Democrats oppose the right to keep and bear arms.

    2. Libertarians say that the 14th Amendment concerns equal rights, but most Democrats say it concerns equal results.

    The ACLU of Michigan opposes the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative. This is an abuse of power by the Democrats who control the ACLU of Michigan.

    If you are an ACLU member, please contact its staff and tell them that you are upset that the ACLU of Michigan opposes MCRI. Please tell them why the ACLU of Michigan should support MCRI or at least be neutral. Be sure to mention that you are a member.

    Here is e-mail and snail-mail contact information:

    Executive director, Kary Moss, kmoss@aclumich.org

    Legal director, Michael Steinberg, msteinberg@aclumich.org

    Legislative director, Shelli Weisberg, sweisberg@aclumich.org

    Affirmative action coordinator, Khaled Beydoun, kbeydoun@aclumich.org

    ACLU of Michigan

    60 W. Hancock

    Detroit, MI 48201-1343

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  4. Creswell, Schwartz wow West Michigan! — by Bill Gelineau

    Fresh out of the nomination box, two leading LPM candidates crossed the state to bring their message to the electorate. What Memorial Day would be complete without a parade? West Michigan voters got their first taste of the Libertarian message on Monday in the City of Walker Parade. One of the largest in the area, the Walker parade brought out around 15,000 people despite near-record heat and blazing sun.

    Gubernatorial candidate Greg Creswell moved systematically through the crowd, showing his prowess in talking issues with voters and moving with the accordion flow of the parade. Leonard Schwartz showed his experience as a campaigner while reaching out to hundreds personally with literature and a handshake. Together with Attorney General candidate Bill Hall (from West Michigan), they provided a powerful presence for the Libertarian full-ballot effort in West Michigan.

    Parading along side the classic Lady Liberty float on loan from the LPSWM, Greg and Leonard joined a sizable local group of activists from the Libertarian Party of West Michigan. Over 3000 pieces of literature were distributed as once again the Libertarians showed a strong contingent (the Democrats didn’t even show up). In addition to the slate brochure of state and local candidates, a lot of effort was placed on the “Equal Rights / MCRI” brochure.

    Among the other activists, the LP had eight candidates in the parade, easily matching the number of Republican candidates – many of which were in the same primary race.

    The Libertarian Party of West Michigan appreciates the effort and time sacrifice of Greg and Leonard in making their campaigns a real statewide effort. Kudos to all the other candidates who gave up time and effort to make it work. Special thanks to Ken Howe and Jamie Lewis who made two trips to South Haven to bring and return Lady Liberty.

    We hope all the affiliates in the state get behind these candidates with strong efforts to provide exposure and opportunities this election year. WE CAN BE THE BALANCE OF POWER!
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