LPM Online

November 21, 2006

  1. Upcoming Events

    November 22, 2006 - 00:00 AM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County: Nov. 22 meeting is canceled. Next event is Dec. 9. Next meeting is Jan. 24.
    Location: Berkley
    Contact: Adam Goodman Phone: 248-765-3213 Email: chair@lpocmi.org

    November 30, 2006 - 7:00 PM
    Brian Wright New Pilgrim Chronicles Book Signing Discussion. Thursday, November 30, 2006. 7-9 p.m. Everybody Reads 2019 E. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 346-9900 Past Sears, about 1 mile, on the right. www.becauseeverybodyreads.com
    Location: 2019 E. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI Past Sears, about 1 mile, on the right.
    Contact: Brian Wright Phone: 346-9900 Email: www.becauseeverybodyreads.com

    December 03, 2006 - 1:00 PM
    Libertarian Executive Committee meeting at our new HQ. Topics will include post election analysis, and planning the 2007 (pre-convention) Leadership Conference.
    Location: New LPM Headquarters at 2722 E. Michigan Ave., Ste 22, Lansing, just west of US-127 Michigan Ave exit. Park and enter in the back of the building - Ste. 22 is on the lower level. "Xango" office is in the front of the building.
    Contact: Scotty Boman Phone: 313-247-2052 Email: scottyeducation@hotmail.com

    December 05, 2006 - 7:30 PM
    Monthly meeting of the Capital Area Libertarian Party. Check out the new office and plan for 2007 officer elections and open house. Everyone welcome! Chip in for pizza, subs and beverages.
    Location: LPM Lansing office, 2722 E Michigan Ave., ste 22. Lower level - park and enter in back.
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

    December 07, 2006 - 7:00 PM
    We will be discussing election results and then plan on strategy for the next election cycle. This is a business meeting but mostly planning and analysis discussion. Some light snacks will be provided.
    Location: *Eric Larson's home. 2215 Cascade Lakes Circle SE Grand Rapids.* Note the new location change.
    Contact: Eric Larson Phone: 616-949-2844 Email: chair@lpwm.org

    December 09, 2006 - 7:00 PM
    LPOC Annual Holiday Party. As usual, all LPM members, their family and friends are invited. Please join us for this festive occasion. There is no charge, just bring yourself a dish to pass, and BYOB. Please go to http://www.lpocmi.org/Holiday for more information.
    Location: Home of Heather and David Eisenbacher 1863 Lakewood Dr. in Troy
    Contact: Adam Goodman Phone: 248-765-3213 Email: chair@lpocmi.org

    December 14, 2006 - 6:00 PM
    We will be discussing the topics of the day. Public is welcome. Food is optional. Come if you have the time and enjoy the company!
    Location: The Benton Harbor "International House of Pancakes" (IHOP) on Pipestone Road by I-94. Its just 100 yards West of the interchange.
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: (269) 637-4525 Email: wbradley@i2k.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Libertarian Executive Committee meeting at our new HQ. — by Scotty Boman

    December 03, 2006 - 1:00 PM
    Libertarian Executive Committee meeting at our new HQ. Topics will include post election analysis, and planning the 2007 (pre-convention) Leadership Conference.
    Location: New LPM Headquarters. Lansing, Michigan.
    Address to be announced.
    Michigan Avenue, about five miles away from the current HQ.

    Contact: Scotty Boman Phone: 313-247-2052
    Email: scottyeducation@hotmail.com
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  3. Liberty Fest Honors Defenders of Liberty

    Four Defender of Liberty Awards Were Presented at Liberty Fest 2006

    Proposal 2 Architects were among those honored:

    Two people who were instrumental in making The Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (Better known as Proposal 2) a success were honored at The Libertarian Party of Michigan’s “Liberty Fest.” While they are less well known than Jennifer Gratz and Ward Connerly, Gregory Creswell and Tim O’Brien were also key players. Creswell (Spokesperson of Liberty) and O’Brien (Producer of Liberty) were organizers for the MCRI petition effort since 2003. O’Brien was on the original MCRI Committee in 2003, and lead the MCRI Grassroots organization in 2006. Creswell was a community organizer in Detroit throughout the effort, and made support for the initiative the centerpiece of his campaign for governor.
    After conceding defeat in the gubernatorial vote Creswell went on to say, “I bet plenty of people are surprised at the victory of Proposal 2!” Creswell was the only gubernatorial candidate to support the statewide proposal, also known as the Michigan Civil Rights initiative. “I have been working on the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative from the beginning. I was an organizer of the first attempt to get it on the ballot, I was a petitioner in the most recent effort, and I was a community organizer as well as the only pro-MCRI gubernatorial candidate.”
    Tim O’Brien was the central organizer of the grassroots effort that placed “Equal means Equal” signs, pamphlets and brochures around the state. O’Brien and his wife Nancy have also supported Pro-MCRI candidates via their work in Small Government Alliance (PAC). Nancy received a Liberty Fest award in 2001.
    “One United Michigan made much of what they called ‘A secret society from California’ brining MCRI to Michigan.” Said LPM Chair Scotty Boman, “Well we are from Michigan. We have been around since 1972, but I suppose we are a secret society, since more people have heard of the Illuminati than have heard of the Libertarian Party of Michigan.” Boman mused. “We don’t want to be a secret society. We even paid for radio ads that positioned us as the only political party to agree with the majority of Michiganders on MCRI.”

    Bill Hall Honored on his First-Class Attorney General Campaign and Years of Legal Service to the Libertarian Party:

    Bill Hall Received the Promoter of Liberty Award. He attracted nearly 2% of the vote in his attempt to unseat Attorney General Mike Cox. He invested heavily in a professional statewide campaign that championed the equal parenting cause, and medical marijuana. He distributed slick full color pamphlets and aired professional radio ads.

    Throughout the years he has lent his legal expertise to the state and national Libertarian organizations.

    Gulick Gets One of Two Producer of Liberty Awards:

    The Second Producer of Liberty award was presented to LPM secretary Arthur Gulick. Gulick has quietly advanced the Party with Professionalism, smart work, and an attention to detail.

    Gulick has always been willing to step in and solve problems when his help was needed. He has done so without any pressure or complaint.

    He came to the rescue when the LEC was short staffed. He has always been modest about his roll in the party and reacted with joy and surprise upon receiving the award.

    Liberty Fest featured prominent business strategist Jim Boyle and was held at the Original Cottage Inn Restaurant.

    Boyle gave an in-depth speech on how to dissect the numerical quagmire presented by government entities as budgets. He spoke about the danger of unfunded liabilities, and how Libertarians could get politically involved in response to the impending financial crisis.
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