LPM Online

October 24, 2006

  1. Upcoming Events

    October 25, 2006 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County general membership meeting. Optional dinner starting at 6:30. Meeting at 7:30.
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, on 12 Mile, 2 blocks east of Greenfield, in Berkley.
    Contact: Nathan Allen Phone: 248-891-3003 Email: knathan_knows@yahoo.com

    October 27, 2006 - 11:00 AM
    Libertarian Campus Outreach. Greg Creswell, Scotty Boman, and others welcome.
    Location: Oakland University. 2200 N. Squirrel Road Rochester, MI 48309-4401
    Contact: Daniel Kolleth Phone: 248-225-7896 Email: dkolleth@oakland.edu

    October 27, 2006 - 5:00 PM
    Campus Outreach. Forum of Libertarian Candidates. Greg Creswell, Scotty Boman, Steve Samoranski, and others welcome.
    Location: University of Michigan Flint. 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48502
    Contact: Jon Ettinger Phone: 810-845-6734 Email: REMJTE@aol.com

    October 30, 2006 - 1:00 PM
    (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)The Wayne State Political Science Graduate Student Organization (PSGSO) would like to sponsor a panel addressing third parties in Michigan. We are hoping the LP will send a representative. I realize this does not give you much time, but we would like to host the event Monday, Oct. 30 (afternoonish). We would host the event on campus and be responsible for promotion. I am also extending invitations to the Greens and Socialist Equality Party. Roughly we would like the reps to address: party ideologies; why the need for third parties; electoral successes or lack thereof; future of third party movements. Contact by email.
    Location: Room 289, WSU Student Center. Wayne State University. In Detroit's Cultural Center.
    Contact: James A. Buccellato Phone: 586-945-7702 Email: ak0958@wayne.edu

    November 03, 2006 - 00:00 AM
    Rally for freedom and recognition of third parties. Time and details TBA.
    Location: Woodward & 9 Mile. Ferndale Michigan.
    Contact: Debbie Evans Phone: 888-FREE-NOW

    November 07, 2006 - 7:00 PM
    Election Night Party with the LP of West Michigan. All party members are welcome to attend. We will have a lot of the candidates and their families as well as plenty of hors d'oeuvres. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us as we help unseat incumbents and make a mark on these November elections. RSVP for this free event today!
    Location: University Club, Downtown Grand Rapids
    Contact: Eric Larson Phone: 616-949-2844 Email: chair@lpwm.org

    November 08, 2006 - 00:00 AM
    The LP of West Michigan is still offering a subdomain and candidate template for all statewide and federal candidates. We will also provide technical support/editing if you'd like. Great format even if you're just running an educational campaign.
    Location: Web site offer from the LP of West Michigan
    Contact: Eric Larson Phone: 616-949-2844 Email: chair@lpwm.org

    November 08, 2006 - 08:00 AM
    The election is closer than you think. Campaign early. Campaign often.
    Location: Michigan
    Contact: Libertarian Party of Michigan Phone: 1-888-FREE NOW

    November 09, 2006 - 6:00 PM
    I'm sure, the election will be the main topic of discussion. Also on the agenda is arrangements to offer a high school class training session. Food is optional. The public is welcome. Food is optional. Come and join the discussion and enjoy the IHOP
    Location: The Benton Harbor International House of Pancakes on Pipestone Road just 100 yards west of I-94.
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269 637-4525 Email: wbradley@i2k.com

    November 11, 2006 - 00:00 AM
    ADVANCED SALE DEADLINE FOR LIBERTY FEST 2006 $40.00 per person in advance. Link to a PDF of Reservation Form at: http://mi.lp.org/Libfest/LibertyFestFlier.pdf Tickets at the door $50.00. Save $10 by early registration.
    Location: Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County 1000 N. Huron River Drive Apt 115 Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
    Contact: Liz Bagwell Phone: 734-678-5040 Email: lpwcchair@yahoo.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Ballot Proposals — by Leonard Schwartz

    It is illegal to place in a public library material encouraging people to vote for or against a ballot proposal. I have already found vote NO on MCRI handouts at libraries. If you see any illegal material in a public library, please remove it. You shouldn't inform the library staff. They might question your right to remove it. Just remove it.
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  3. Detroit News Endorses Libertarian! — by Scotty Boman

    The Detroit News has endorsed Robert Hutchinson for the 7th District House of Representatives position. (October 20th Edition)

    Hutchinson is the first Federal Libertarian candidate to be endorsed by the well-known daily publication, and the third Libertarian (for any office) to have that honor. The First was Mary Ruwart, for State Board of Education, and the second was yours truly for Detroit City Council (1997).

    The reason for the endorsement is especially intriguing: "In the open 7th District, the major party choices are the far-right Tim Walberg and the far-left Sharon Marie Renier.

    We'll shun the extremes and take our chances on the Libertarian candidate,

    Robert L. Hutchinson , a retired Air Force major from Dexter."

    See it for yourself:
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  4. LP of Washtenaw Co. to host Liberty Fest — by by Scotty Boman

    You will only find this announcement in LPM online, and not the Michigan Libertarian. In my haste to see that the most recent Michigan Libertarian reach members early, I failed to give the Washtenaw Co. Group time to include an article in our publication.

    However you should receive a flyer for the event by direct snail mail, and the pdf file may be down-loaded from:


    This important event was rescued by the Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County. Please attend!

    November 18
    Featured Speaker:
    Business Turnaround and Crisis Manager
    John Boyle
    “Saving Government from
    Bankruptcy—What the Libertarian
    Party Must Do”

    Special Report
    from Former LPM Chair
    Emily Salvette,
    Libertarian National Committee
    Region 3 Representative
    Held at the Original Cottage Inn Restaurant, 512 E.
    William St., on campus in Ann Arbor, 734-663-3379
    Social Hour 7:00 PM
    Dinner 7:30 PM
    Parking around the corner in the
    Maynard St. Parking Structure
    For Information, call Liz Bagwell, 734-678-5040
    Address: __________________________________
    Phone, cell, email: ________________________
    Menu Choices (please indicate):
    ___Meat Lasagna, ___Chicken Parmesan,
    ___Fettuccini Alfredo
    Cash bar
    Please send your check for $40.00 per
    person to your hosts:
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County
    1000 N. Huron River Drive Apt 115
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
    Advance sale deadline Nov.11.
    Tickets at door $50.00.
    Honoring this year’s Spokesperson for Liberty, Promoter of Liberty, and
    Producer of Liberty
    It’s time for the Libertarian Party of Michigan’s
    Dinner and Awards Presentation
    Send your reservation now!
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  5. Local Contacts for Campaign Lit. and Signs — by Greg Stempfle

    Election Day is approaching and the Governor's race is a dead heat. Please help the LPM make the most impact this season and support our Govenor and Lt. Governor candidates. Libertarian Greg Creswell could very well hold the balance of power for the entire state. Campaign material has been distributed to affiliates across the
    state. Support you Libertarian Candidate for Governor Greg Creswell and Scotty Boman for Lt. Governor by proudly displaying a yardsign or bumpersticker. Literature is availabe for distribution as well as signs and stickers.

    Please contact your local affilate representative for campaign

    Wayne Co Greg Stempfle stempfle@hotmail.com
    Oakland Co Nathan Allen knathan_knows@yahoo.com
    Macomb Co Jim Allison marthos1776@comcast.net
    Washtenaw Co James Hudler aguli@provide.net
    Lansing William White whitewi5@msu.edu
    Kalamazoo Carl Brown carl@glasstree.com
    Tri-Cities Richard Jozwiak
    Kent Co William Gelineau freedomlover59@hotmail.com
    St. Clair Co Mark Byrne iwantska@hotmail.com

    Scotty Boman has plenty of generic "Vote Libertarian" signs. Come and get them!
    Scotty Boman 313-247-2052
    4877 Balfour, Detroit, MI 48224

    Greg Stempfle
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  6. Creswell and Boman get 3 minutes on Kalamazoo’s Ch. 3 — by Scotty Boman

    On the Thursday Morning Newscast of WWMT-TV (Channel 3) in Kalamazoo, Greg Creswell was interviewed for the news program's “Three Minutes in the Spotlight” segment. Scotty Boman had the same opportunity on the Friday evening newscast.

    WWMT deserves special recognition for being the first commercial broadcast TV station to count to three when addressing the gubernatorial campaigns. Then again, three is their channel.
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  7. New Activist Plans Ferndale Rally — by Scotty Boman

    Debbie Evans, is a new activist who has decided to organize a pro-freedom freedom rally, that will be focused on making voters aware of alternatives to the two-party system.

    Anyone interested in participating may contact me at 313-247-2052, and I will pass your contact information on to Ms. Evans.
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  8. LP of West Michigan is still offering a subdomain — by Scotty Boman

    I am passing this information along from Eric Larson.

    The LP of West Michigan is still offering a sub-domain and candidate template for all statewide and federal candidates. We will also provide technical support/editing if you'd like. Great format even if you're just running an educational campaign.
    Location: Web site offer from the LP of West Michigan
    Contact: Eric Larson Phone: 616-949-2844 Email: chair@lpwm.org

    My comment: Since it is simpler (and adds repetition) to use mi.lp.org in radio ads about candidates and the election, and since the majority of calls to myself and the LPM are by Journalists and groups attempting to reach candidates, I have asked that our domain go directly to the candidate page.

    I have attempted to have each candidate's name link to web sites with information of some sort. This includes Vote-USA.org (Which provides a good free service for such). Nevertheless, I would much prefer that candidates take advantage of the lpwm offer. Even paper candidates can elevate our image, by posting a brief introduction, with a picture and basic contact information. The templates provide for a professional quality web page.


    PS: The event calander is still there. Just click "News and Events" then "Calender"

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  9. Michigan Libertarian in the mail — by Scotty Boman

    The Pre-Election issue of the Michigan Libertarian was sent out last week and is due to arrive in your mailboxes any day now.

    Since the post office took a month to deliver the last issue, I am concerned that this doesn't happen this time. Subscribers and dues paying members: Please email me at scottyeducation@yahoo.com when your issue arrives so I can guage how long the PO is taking.

    If you don't get your "Michigan Libertarian" by October 28th. Email me (with your zip code) so I can investigate the matter and register a complaint with the USPS.
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