LPM Online

August 22, 2006

  1. Upcoming Events

    August 23, 2006 - 7:00 PM
    This week's LPWC social meeting will be Wednesday. Topics will include election planning for 2006. I invite everyone to attend and bring your friends! Chair Libertarian Party Of Washtenaw County
    Location: Cottage Inn Restaurant on 512 E. Williams Street downtown Ann Arbor. We will meet downstairs in the banquet room or in the room upstairs
    Contact: Thomas A. Bagwell Phone: (734) 678-5040 Email: lpwcchair@yahoo.com

    August 23, 2006 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County monthly meeting. Optional dinner at 6:30. Meeting at 7:30.
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile, 2 blocks east of Greenfield, in Berkley.
    Contact: Chris Watson Phone: 586-203-9608 Email: c.j.watson@comcast.net

    September 04, 2006 - 5:00 PM
    A protest (about the Rainbow Farm case and the deaths of Rollie Rohm and Tom "Grover" Crosslin.) at the Cass County Courthouse in Cassopolis on Labor day, September 4th. Tentatively held from 5 PM to 6 PM.
    Location: Cass County Courthouse in Cassopolis
    Contact: James Parker Phone: (517) 439-2460 Email: jamesparker2@earthlink.net

    September 05, 2006 - 00:00 AM
    On Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th, Kathy Kennedy plans to hold vigil (about the Rainbow Farm case and the deaths of Rollie Rohm and Tom "Grover" Crosslin.)
    Location: in front of the State Capitol, Lansing, MI
    Contact: James Parker Phone: (517) 439-2460 Email: jamesparker2@earthlink.net

    September 05, 2006 - 5:00 PM
    Last day to RSVP for 12th & 13th event
    Location: Macomb Community College
    Contact: Sarah Lester Phone: 586-286-2242 Email: Fax 586-286-2250

    September 09, 2006 - 10:00 AM
    Dally in the Alley. There will be a Libertarian information booth there. Thousands of people attend this grassroots festival.
    Location: West Forest St. and Second Ave. (Whole block) Detroit, Michigan. South of Wayne State University
    Contact: Scotty Boman Phone: 313-247-2052 Email: scottyeducation@yahoo.com

    September 12, 2006 - 10:00 AM
    Meet the Candidate Event. Candidates must RSVP by September 5th
    Location: Macomb Community College (South and Center Campus) www.macomb.edu
    Contact: Sarah Lester Phone: 586-286-2242 Email: www.macomb.edu

    September 12, 2006 - 7:30 PM
    Capital Area Libertarian Party monthly meeting. Discussion of upcoming election and moving the office to Michigan Avenue.
    Location: Barley's Grill, 727 E Miller Rd., Lansing phone 882-7297
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

    September 13, 2006 - 10:00 AM
    Meet the candidate event. 10 AM to 4:00 PM TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 5TH
    Location: Macomb Community College For campus location information visit: www.macomb.edu
    Contact: Sarah Lester Phone: 586-286-2242 Email: Fax 586-286-2250

    September 14, 2006 - 6:00 PM
    This will be an interesting meeting. Dinner is optional. The Public is welcome to attend.
    Location: The Libertarian Party of Southwest Michigan will hold it's next meeting at the Benton Habor IHOP. The IHOP restaurant is on Pipestone Road just 100 yards West of the I-94 exit.
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269 637-4525 Email: wbradley@i2k.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Bulk Mail — by Leonard Schwartz

    The Libertarian Party of Michigan sends newsletters and fundraising letters by bulk mail. This saves us thousands of dollars each year.

    The US Postal Service is supposed to deliver bulk mail within 9 business days. USPS delivers LPM mail to some members promptly. But USPS delivers LPM mail to other members 2, 3, or even 4 weeks after it is sent.

    To improve mail service, LPM wants to notify USPS about where it delivers LPM mail promptly and where it doesn't. To do this, LPM needs your cooperation.

    LPM sent a fundraising letter yesterday. After you receive it, please notify Scotty Boman, scottyeducation@yahoo.com. Tell Scotty the date you received it and your ZIP code. We don't need your complete address and we won't report your name. All we need is the date and ZIP code.

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  3. Libertarian Speakers Wanted (Non-Candidates) — by Scott Boman

    Vanessa Marr, Civic Engagement Coordinator, for the Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center, is looking for someone to represent the Libertarian point of view in a panel discussion. The event will be on the evening of October 16th.

    I know of many qualified spokes-people for the Libertarian cause, but most are candidates. If you are interested in speaking to this group, call me (Scotty Boman) at 313-247-2052, or email me at: scottyeducation@yahoo.com

    I will put you in contact with the appropriate person.

    If you wish to know more about this group, please visit:


    I know they are not a libertarian group. This is an opportunity for outreach. If our support for equal rights and freedom finds one receptive ear in the crowd it is worth it.
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  4. Meet the Candidate Event Hosted by MCC — by Scotty Boman

    Macomb Community College is hosting a Meet the candidate event on Tuesday September 12th and Wednesday September 13th . The event will be held at both the South and Center campus locations. It will be from 10AM to 4 PM each day.

    TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 5TH : Call Sarah Lester at 586-286-2242. Fax 586-286-2250.

    For campus location information visit: www.macomb.edu
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    Why does Michigan need an SOS amendment?
    ∑ State spending is out of control. Michigan recently ranked seventh in the nation in terms of raw spending increases, and from 1990-2004 alone, Michigan state spending increased by 127%. Did your income increase that much?
    ∑ Michigan ranked dead last in the country in job growth last year. In fact, it lost 45,000 jobs. Michigan also ranks near the bottom nationally in income growth.
    ∑ Thanks to our unfriendly business climate, people and jobs are fleeing the state. "The state's economy, crippled by faulty public policy, is driving out businesses and jobs," The Detroit News reported in January.
    ∑ Politicians have shown their unwillingness to control Michigan's spending. They have proven repeatedly that they can't spend us out of our troubles.
    ∑ SOS puts taxpayers back in control where politicians have failed.
    Want the facts about the Stop OverSpending (SOS) initiative?
    ∑ Stop OverSpending (SOS) puts the voters back in charge of state spending. Taxpayers work hard to earn their money. SOS gives them, and not just the politicians, a say in how it is spent.
    ∑ SOS doesn't cut one penny of government spending...but it also doesn't allow out-of-control waste. SOS allows government spending to grow at a reasonable rate each year--the rate of inflation plus population growth.
    ∑ If politicians want to spend more than the SOS limit, they can, as long as they ask the people first. SOS gives voters a say in how their money is spent.
    ∑ With SOS, excess revenues are refunded to taxpayers--not spent by politicians.
    ∑ SOS requires that politicians live by the same budget standards that families, individuals, and businesses have to live by every day. You can't just vote yourself a raise or spend beyond your means--and with SOS, neither can the state government.
    ∑ SOS stops cushy pensions for state legislators.
    ∑ SOS helps politicians plan for the future. It establishes a strong rainy day fund, so that Michigan is prepared for recessions and shortfalls.
    Did you know that Milton Friedman, a Nobel-winning economist, endorses SOS?
    "I am pleased to learn that the Headlee Amendment is being resurrected and redesigned for the current situation. I wish you every success in getting such a cap on taxes and spending enacted."

    Scott J Tillman
    Stop OverSpending Committee
    Cell: (231) 282- 1167
    Email stillman@getliberty.org
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  6. Radio Advertising: Do you want the L-word on the air? — by Scotty Boman

    When Michael Donahue was LPM Chair (2004-2005), members pledged Approximately $3,600 for radio ads. If there is any time this money should be spent, it is now. Thatís how I feel about it. Election season is the time when people have politics on their minds. It is a critical membership growth time.
    These days, most people donít think something exists unless they encounter it in the electronic media. Our membership is disturbingly low. It is a critical time for our party. There are some who disagree. I have met with some people in the party who would like us to forgo radio advertising altogether. We have $3600 pledged for this purpose but we need twice that to run an effective campaign. Even critics of radio ads would favor them if we had more to spend on them.
    Ads must be booked in advance. If you want the Libertarian Party of Michigan to run Radio advertisements.

    Send your donation right away to:
    LPM Federal Fund
    Libertarian Party of Michigan
    P.O. Box 27065
    Lansing, MI 48924-7065

    Make sure to put the words ď2006 Radio AdsĒ in the memo line or at the top of the checks. So we know you support this use of your money.
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