October 31, 2006
The Libertarian Party looked extremely tech saavy according to research done by reporters at CNET.com, an online technology magazine.
The article found here: http://news.com.com/On+Web+standards%2C+Libertarian+candidates+win/2100-1028_3-6129672.html?tag=nefd.lede
The basis of the article is that very few candidate campaign websites are well designed, only 35 out of 1000 sites for federal office. Of those 35, 7 were Libertarian and 3 were Michigan candidates (Allitta Hren in 4, Ken Howe in 6, and Mark Byrne in 10). All of those websites were designed by LP of West Michigan webmaster Steve Van Til as subdomains on the affiliates' web site.
This is all possible and relatively easy to set up using the inexpensive Plone software purchased by the affiliate in the summer of 2005. With nearly unlimited subdomain capability and ease of text transfer from other sources makes the software very powerful and helps convey a more professional image.
Kudos to those candidates and best of luck in the campaign.
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 email@example.com
Oakland Co Nathan Allen firstname.lastname@example.org
Macomb Co Jim Allison email@example.com
Washtenaw Co James Hudler firstname.lastname@example.org
Lansing William White email@example.com
Kalamazoo Carl Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Tri-Cities Richard Jozwiak
Kent Co William Gelineau email@example.com
St. Clair Co Mark Byrne firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotty Boman has plenty of generic "Vote Libertarian" signs. Come and get them!
Scotty Boman 313-247-2052
4877 Balfour, Detroit, MI 48224
I urge anyone who is available Friday afternoon, to promote the cause of Liberty by attending this high Visibility Rally. This will be at a busy intersection where we will be noticed.
November 03, 2006 - 3:00 PM
Rally for freedom and recognition of third parties. Show up at 3:00 PM sharp. Bring a banner or a sign (large enough to be read by passers by). Generic "vote Libertarian" signs will be provided for those who don't have one.
Location: Woodward & 9 Mile. Ferndale Michigan.
Contact: Debbie Evans Phone: 586-935-2125
The Creswell for Governor Team is seeking volunteers to pass out flyers on Election Day at the polls. Imagine the average voter heading out to vote for Governor and realizing that there is an alternative to DeVos and Granholm. All the negative comercials will have taken a toll on them and hopefully, those that look at the flyer will be happy that there is a candidate with a positive vision for Michigan.
Please contact one of these gentleman to get a stack of literature for Election Day (or sooner if you'd like to do some campaigning beforehand). Even if you can only work for a couple of hours, your help will be greatly apprecaited.
Greg Stempfle, Campaign Manager 313-929-1789 email@example.com
Greg Creswell, Governor candidate 313-527-9099
Scotty Boman, Lt. Governor candidate 313-247-2052
Last Friday, Gubernatorial candidate Greg Creswell and his running mate Scotty Boman visited two College Libertarian groups:
They spent the afternoon at an information table in the busy Oakland Student Center. Nearly a hundred students stopped to speak with the candidates.
In the evening they joined Supreme Court candidate (and MCRI attorney) Kerry Morgan at a candidate forum hosted by The University of Flint Libertarians. LPM members from Flint and some journalists were present.
Special Thanks to Jon Ettinger for organizing the Flint event.
Daniel Kolleth organized the Oakland event and wished to pass on the following information:
Center for Student Activities
Attn: College Libertarians at Oakland University
49 Oakland Center
Rochester MI 48309-4401
President: Thomas Stanis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Adviser: Sherman Folland, email@example.com
Addition information: Michael Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
The newsletter went out a couple weeks ago, but only a few members received theirs. I plan on making a formal complaint with the United States Postal Service, but this won’t help those who have not received theirs. Since timing is everything, I will supply a link to a PDF of the newsletter, so members may read it while they await the snail-mail version.
If you know a member who doesn’t do internet, please print the PDF and share it with him or her.
The link is:
Sorry about the delay.
So far I have encouraged supporters to post signs on their property, and not to use signs up at public signage locations, where the may quickly be removed. However, on election eve (Monday November 6) and election Tuesday, we might as well go for broke. The Creswell / Boman signs are campaign specific. If they are not currently in a highly visible location, it may be prudent to move them to a more visible spot Monday, even at the risk of loosing them. Especially near major intersections and polling locations.
Be careful to observe local ordinances pertaining to the posting of signs. “Public signage locations” can be identified as places where signs of competing (like Granholm AND Devos) candidates are displayed, and the property is not clearly linked to any particular resident or business. For whatever reason, it seems that a bit of campaign season littering is tolerated. Clean up afterwards of course.
Generic “Vote Libertarian” signs are reusable, and recovery is important. If it is not too much trouble, recover those Creswell /Boman signs too. You never know.
Finally, collect wires early, collect wires often. Candidates can always use wires.
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